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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2198

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984 STATE ELIGIBILITY

Grants. 42 USC 5116c.

SEC. 405. Any State is eligible for a grant under sections 402 to 409 for any fiscal year if such State has established or maintained in the previous fiscal year a trust fund or other funding mechanism, including appropriations, which is available only for child abuse and neglect prevention activities, including activities which— (1) provide statewide educational and public informational seminars for the purpose of developing appropriate public awareness regarding the problems of child abuse and neglect; (2) encourage professional persons and groups to recognize and deal with problems of child abuse and neglect; (3) make information about the problems of child abuse and neglect available to the public and organizations and agencies which deal with problems of child abuse and neglect; and (4) encourage the development of community prevention programs, including— (A) community-based educational programs on parenting, prenatal care, perinatal bonding, child development, basic child care, care of children with special needs, coping with family stress, personal safety and sexual abuse prevention training for children, and self-care training for latchkey children; and (B) community-based programs relating to crisis care, aid to parents, child-abuse counseling, peer support groups for abusive or potentially abusive parents and their children, lay health visitors, respite or crisis child care, and early identification of families where the potential for child abuse and neglect exists. LIMITATIONS

Grants. State and local 42^US(riii*6d

42 USC 5101.

SEC. 406. (a)(1) Any grant made to any eligible State under sections 402 to 409 in any fiscal year shall be equal to the lesser of— ^^^ ^^ percent of the total amount made available by such State for child abuse and neglect prevention activities and collected in the previous fiscal year in a trust fund (excluding any interest income from the principal of such fund) or through any other funding mechanism, including appropriations; or (B) an amount equal to 50 cents times the number of children residing in such State according to the most current data available to the Secretary. (2) For purposes of clause (B) of paragraph (1), the term "children" means individuals who have not attained the age of majority, as defined by such State. (b)(1) No grant may be made to any eligible State unless an application is made to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing or accompanied by such information as the Secretary deems essential to carry out the purposes and provisions of sections 402 to 409. Each application shall— (A) specify that the trust fund advisory board, or in States without a trust fund mechanism, the State liaison agency to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, established by section 2 of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, will be responsible for administering and awarding of the Federal grants to eligible recipients carrying out activities described in section 5;