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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-690—NOV. 18, 1988

102 STAT. 4257

be made and expressly identify each such purpose such project or activity is designed to carry out, (2) provide that such project or activity shall be administered by or under the supervision of the applicant, (3) provide for the proper and efficient administration of such project or activity, (4) provide for regular evaluation of such project or activity, (5) provide that regular reports on such project or activity shall be sent to the appropriate Federal officer, and (6) provide for such fiscal control and fund accounting procedures as may be necessary to ensure prudent use, proper disbursement, and accurate accounting of funds received under this chapter. SEC. 3515. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS.

Reports.

42 USC 11825.

(a) CONSIDERATION OF FACTORS.—In reviewing applications submitted under this chapter, the appropriate Federal officer shall consider— (1) the relative cost and effectiveness of the proposed project or activity in carrying out purposes for which the requested grant or contract is authorized to be made, (2) the extent to which such project or activity will incorporate new or innovative techniques, (3) the increase in capacity of the State or the public or nonprofit private agency, organization, institution, or individual involved to provide services to address the illicit use of drugs by runaway and homeless youth, (4) the extent to which such project or activity serves communities which have high rates of illicit drug use by juveniles (including runaway and homeless youth), (5) the extent to which such project or activity will provide services in geographical areas where similar services are unavailable or in short supply, and (6) the extent to which such project or activity will increase the level of services, or coordinate other services, in the community available to eligible youth. (b) COMPETITIVE PROCESS.—(1) Applications submitted under this chapter shall be selected for approval through a competitive process to be established by rule by the appropriate Federal officer. As part Federal Register, of such a process, such officer shall publish a notice in the Federal publication. Register— (A) announcing the availability of funds to carry out this part, (B) the general criteria applicable to the selection of applicants to receive such funds, and (C) a description of the procedures applicable to submitting and reviewing applications for such funds. (2) As part of such process, each application referred to in subsection (a) shall be subject to peer review by individuals (excluding officers and employees of the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services) who have expertise in the subject matter related to the project or activity proposed in such application. (c) EXPEDITED REVIEW.—The appropriate Federal officer shall expedite the consideration of an application referred to in subsection (a) if the applicant demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Administrator, that the failure to expedite such consideration would prevent