Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/368

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106 STAT. 1248 PUBLIC LAW 102-375 —SEPT. 30, 1992 "(B) described in subsection (c) to pay for part or all of the cost (including startup cost) of establishing and carrying out a Project. "(2) REIMBURSABLE DIRECT SERVICES.— None of the funds may be used to pay for direct services that are eligible for reimbursement under title XVIII, XDC, or XX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq., 1396 et seq., or 1397 et seq.). "(e) PREFERENCE.— In awarding grants, and entering into contracts, under this section, the Commissioner shall give preference to entities that demonstrate that— "(1) adequate State standards have been developed to ensure the quality of services provided under the grant or contract; and "(2) the entity has made a commitment to carry out programs under the grant or contract with each State agency responsible for the administration of title XIX or XX of the Social Security Act. "(f) APPLICATION. — "(1) IN GENERAL.—To be eligible to receive funds under a grant or contract described in subsection (b)(1) or (c), an entity shall submit an application to the Commissioner at such time, in such msuiner, and containing such information as the Commissioner may require. "(2) PROJECT APPLICATION.— An entity seeking a grant or contract under subsection (c) shall submit an application to the Commissioner containing, at a minimum— "(A) information identifying and describing gaps, weaknesses, or other problems in the delivery of long-term care services in the State or geographic area to be served by the entity, including— "(i) duplication of functions in the delivery of such services, including duplication at the State and local level; "(ii) fragmentation of systems, especially in coordinating services to populations of older individuals and other populations; "(iii) barriers to access for populations with greatest social need and populations with greatest economic need, including minorities and residents of rural areas; "(iv) lack of financing for such services; "(v) lack of availability of adequately trained personnel to provide such services; and "(vi) lack of a range of chronic care services (including rehabilitative strategies) that promote restoration, maintenance, or improvement oi function in older individuals; "(B) a plan to address the gaps, weaknesses, and problems described in clauses (i) through (v); and "(C) information describing the extent to which the entity will coordinate with area agencies on aging and service providers in carrying out the proposed Project. " (g) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. — "(1) RESOURCE CENTERS. —Entities eligible to receive grants, or enter into contracts, under subsection (b)(1) shall be— "(A) institutions of higher education; and