106 STAT. 5136 PUBLIC LAW 102-590 —NOV. 10, 1992 Public Law 102-590 102d Congress An Act Nov. 10, 1992 [H.R. 5400] Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992 38 USC 101 note. 38 USC 7721 note. 38 USC 7721 note. To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a program to provide certain housing assistance to homeless veterans, to improve certain other programs that provide such assistance, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the 'Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Service Programs Act of 1992". SEC. 2. PILOT PROGRAM. (a) IN GENERAL. — Subject to the availability of appropriations provided for under section 12, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish and operate, through September 30, 1995, a pilot program under this Act to expand and improve the provision of benefits and services by the Department of Veterans Affairs to homeless veterans. (b) COMPREHENSIVE CENTERS. —The pilot program shall include the establishment of no more than four demonstration programs (in addition to any existing programs providing similar services) at sites under the jurisdiction of the Secretary to be centers for the provision of comprehensive services to homeless veterans. The services to be provided at each site shall include a comprehensive and coordinated array of those specialized services which may be provided under existing law. (c) PLACEMENT OF VBA EMPLOYEES.— The pilot program shall also include the services of such employees of the Veterans Benefits Administration as the Secretary determines appropriate at— (1) no more than 45 sites at which the Secretary provides services to homeless chronically mentally ill veterans pursuant to section 115 of Public Law 100-322 (38 U.S.C. 1712 note); (2) no more than 26 sites at which the Secretary furnishes domiciliary care to homeless veterans pursuant to section 801(b) of Public Law 100-628 (102 Stat. 3257); (3) no more than 12 centers which provide readjustment counseling services under section 1712A of title 38, United States Code; and (4) each of the demonstration sites established under subsection (b). SEC. 3. GRANTS. (a) AuTHORiry To MAKE GRANTS. —Subject to the availability of appropriations provided for under section 12, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, during fiscal years 1993, 1994, and 1995, shall make grants to assist eligible entities in establishing new programs to fiimish outreach, rehabilitative services, vocational counseling and training, and transitional housing assistance to homeless veterans.
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