PUBLIC LAW 106-310—OCT. 17, 2000 114 STAT. 1189 TITLE XXXII—PROVISIONS RELATING TO MENTAL HEALTH SEC. 3201. PRIORITY MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb-32) is amended to read as follows: " SEC. 520A. PRIORITY MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF REGIONAL AND NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. "(a) PROJECTS.— The Secretary shall address priority mental health needs of regional and national significance (as determined under subsection (b)) through the provision of or through assistance for— "(1) knowledge development and application projects for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, and the conduct or support of evaluations of such projects; "(2) training and technical assistance programs; "(3) targeted capacity response programs; and "(4) systems change grants including statewide family network grants and client-oriented and consumer run self-help activities. The Secretary may carry out the activities described in this sub- Grants, section directly or through grants or cooperative agreements with Contracts. States, political subdivisions of States, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, other public or private nonprofit entities. "(b) PRIORITY MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS. — "(1) DETERMINATION OF NEEDS. —Priority mental health needs of regional and national significance shall be determined by the Secretary in consultation with States and other interested groups. The Secretary shall meet with the States and interested groups on an annual basis to discuss program priorities. "(2) SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.—In developing program priorities described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give special consideration to promoting the integration of mental health services into primary health care systems. " (c) REQUIREMENTS. — "(1) IN GENERAL.— Recipients of grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements under this section shall comply with information and application requirements determined appropriate by the Secretary. "(2) DURATION OF AWARD.— With respect to a grant, contract, or cooperative agreement awarded under this section, the period during which payments under such award are made to the recipient may not exceed 5 years. "(3) MATCHING FUNDS. — The Secretary may, for projects carried out under subsection (a), require that entities that apply for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements under this section provide non-Federal matching funds, as determined appropriate by the Secretary, to ensure the institutional commitment of the entity to the projects funded under the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement. Such non-Federal matching funds may be provided directly or through donations from public or private entities and may be in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services.
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