PUBLIC LAW 106-515—NOV. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 2401 "(b) USE OF COMPONENTS.— The Attorney General may utilize any component or components of the Department of Justice in carr5ring out this part. "(c) REGULATORY AUTHORITY. —The Attorney General shall issue regulations and guidelines necessary to carry out this part which include, but are not limited to, the methodologies and outcome measures proposed for evaluating each applicant program. "(d) APPLICATIONS. —In addition to any other requirements that may be specified by the Attorney General, an application for a grant under this part shall— "(1) include a long-term strategy and detailed implementation plan; "(2) explain the applicant's inability to fund the program adequately without Federal assistance; "(3) certify that the Federal support provided will be used to supplement, and not supplant. State, Indian tribal, and local sources of funding that would otherwise be available; "(4) identify related governmental or community initiatives which complement or will be coordinated with the proposal; "(5) certify that there has been appropriate consultation with all affected agencies and that there will be appropriate coordination with all affected agencies in the implementation of the program, including the State mental health authority; "(6) certify that participating offenders will be supervised by one or more designated judges with responsibility for the mental health court program; "(7) specify plans for obtaining necessary support and continuing the proposed program following the conclusion of Federal support; "(8) describe the methodology and outcome measures that will be used in evaluating the program; and "(9) certify that participating first time offenders without a history of a mental illness will receive a mental health evaluation. "SEC. 2204. APPLICATIONS. "To request funds under this part, the chief executive or the chief justice of a State or the chief executive or chief judge of a unit of local government or Indian tribal government shall submit to the Attorney General an application in such form and containing such information as the Attorney General may reasonably require. "SEC. 2205. FEDERAL SHARE. "The Federal share of a grant made under this part may not exceed 75 percent of the total costs of the program described in the application submitted under section 2204 for the fiscal year for which the program receives assistance under this part, unless the Attorney General waives, wholly or in part, the requirement of a matching contribution under this section. The use of the Federal share of a grant made under this part shall be limited to new expenses necessitated by the proposed program, including the development of treatment services and the hiring and training of personnel. In-kind contributions may constitute a portion of the non-Federal share of a grant. "SEC. 2206. GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION. "The Attorney General shall ensure that, to the extent practicable, an equitable geographic distribution of grant awards is 42 USC 3796ii-3. 42 USC 3796ii-4. 42 USC 3796ii-5.
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