Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 5.djvu/842

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106 STAT. 4480 PUBLIC LAW 102-569—OCT. 29, 1992 that have been unserved or underserved by programs under this Act. "(2) USE OF GRANTS. —An organization that receives a grant to establish training and information programs under this subsection shall use the grant to assist individuals with disabilities, and the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorizea representatives of the individuals to— "(A) better understand vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs and services; (B) provide followup support for transition and employment programs; "(C) communicate more eCTectively with transition and rehabilitation personnel and other relevant professionals; "(D) provide support in the development of the individualized written rehabilitation program; "(E) provide support and expertise in obtaining information about rehabilitation and independent living programs, services, and resources that are appropriate; and "(F) understand the provisions of this Act, particularly provisions relating to employment, supported employment, and independent living. "(3) AWARD OF GRANTS.— The Commissioner shall ensure that grants under this subsection shall— "(A) be distributed geographically to the greatest extent possible throughout all States; and "(B) be targeted to individuals with disabilities, and the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of the individuals, in both urban and rural areas or on a State or regional basis. "(4) ELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS. — In order to receive a grant under this subsection, a private nonprofit organization shall— "(A) submit an application to the Commissioner at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Commissioner may require, including information demonstrating the capacity and expertise of the organization to—

    • (i) coordinate and work closely with parent training and information centers established under section

631 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1431);and "(ii) effectively conduct the training and information activities authorized under this subsection; "(B)(i) be governed by a board of directors— "(I) that includes professionals in the field of vocational rehabilitation; and 'XII) on which a migority of the members are individuals with disabilities or the parents, family members, guardians, advocates, or authorized representatives of the individuals; or "(iiXD have a membership that represents the interests of individuals with disabilities; and "(ID establish a special governing committee that meets the requirements specified in subclauses (I) and (II) of clause (i) to operate a training and information program under this subsection; and