Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/390

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114 STAT. 1272 PUBLIC LAW 106-314—OCT. 17, 2000 Effective date. Termination date. 42 USC 670 note. the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-89; 111 Stat. 2115), and parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 620 et seq.; 670 et seq.). (C) The extent to which the proposed system is feasible and likely to achieve the purposes described in subsection (a)(1). (4) DIVERSITY OF AWARDS.—The Attorney General shall award grants under this section in a manner that results in a reasonable balance among grants awarded to State courts and grants awarded to local courts, grants awarded to courts located in urban areas and courts located in rural areas, and grants awarded in diverse geographical locations. (d) LENGTH OF AWARDS. —No grant may be awarded under this section for a period of more than 5 years. (e) AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.— Funds provided to a State court or local court under a grant awarded under this section shall remain available until expended without fiscal year limitation. (f) REPORTS. — (1) ANNUAL REPORT FROM GRANTEES. —Each State court or local court that is awarded a grant under this section shall submit an annual report to the Attorney General that contains— (A) a description of the ongoing results of the independent evaluation of the plan for, and implementation of, the automated data collection and case-tracking system funded under the grant; and (B) the information described in subsection (b)(2)(I). (2) INTERIM AND FINAL REPORTS FROM ATTORNEY GEN- ERAL.— (A) INTERIM REPORTS.— Beginning 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, and biannually thereafter until a final report is submitted in accordance with subparagraph (B), the Attorney General shall submit to Congress interim reports on the grants made under this section. (B) FINAL REPORT.— Not later than 90 days after the termination of all grants awarded under this section, the Attorney General shall submit to Congress a final report evaluating the automated data collection and case-tracking systems funded under such grants and identif3n.ng successful models of such systems that are suitable for replication in other jurisdictions. The Attorney General shall ensure that a copy of such final report is transmitted to the highest State court in each State. (g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, $10,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2001 through 2005. SEC. 5. GRANTS TO REDUCE PENDING BACKLOGS OF ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES TO PROMOTE PERMANENCY FOR ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN. (a) AUTHORITY TO AWARD GRANTS. — The Attorney General, acting through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the Ofilce of Justice Programs and in collaboration with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, shall award