Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/329

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PUBLIC LAW 102-375—SEPT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 1209 "(III) data from other Federal agencies on the health, social, and economic status of older individuals and on the services provided to older individuals; "(iii) biennially compile, analyze, publish, and disseminate statistical data collected on the functions, staffing patterns, and funding sources of State agencies and area agencies on aging; "(iv) analyze the information collected under section 201(c)(3)(F) by the Associate Commissioner on American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Aging, and the information provided by the Resource Centers on Native American Elders under section 429E; "(v) provide technical assistance, training, and other means of assistance to State agencies, area agencies on aging, and service providers, regarding State and local data collection and analysis; and "(vi) be a national resource on statistical data regarding aging; (B) To be eligible to receive a grant or enter into a contract under subparagraph (A), an entity shall submit an application to the Commissioner at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Commissioner may require. "(C) Entities eligible to receive a grant or enter into a contract under subparagraph (A) shall be organizations with a demonstrated record of experience in education and information dissemination. (2)(A) llie Commissioner shall establish procedures specifying the length of time that the Center shall provide the information described in paragraph (1) with respect to a particular project or activity. The procedures shall require the Center to maintain Records. the information beyond the term of the grant awarded, or contract entered into, to carry out the project or activity. "(B) The Commissioner shall establish the procedures described in subparagraph (A) after consultation with— "(i) practitioners in the field of aging; "(ii) older individuals; "(iii) representatives of institutions of higher education; "(iv) national aging organizations; "(v) State agencies; "(vi) area agencies on aging; "(vii) legal assistance providers; "(viii) service providers; and "(ix) other persons with an interest in the field of aging.". (g) OBLIGATION OF FUNDS. — Not later than March 1, 1993, the Commissioner shall obligate, from the funds appropriated under the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.) for fiscal year 1993— (1) to carry out section 202(a)(21) of such Act (as added by subsection (b)(2) of this section), not less than the amount made available from appropriations for fiscal year 1990 under such Act for making grants and entering into contracts to establish and operate the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center; and (2) to carry out section 202(d)(4) of such Act (as added by subsection (e) of this section), not less than the amount made available from appropriations for fiscal year 1990 under such Act for making grants and entering into contracts to