PUBLIC LAW 100-407—AUG. 19, 1988
102 STAT. 1053
(d) PRIORITIES FOR DISTRIBUTION.—TO the extent practicable, the
Secretary shall award grants to States under this section in a manner that— (1) is geo^aphically equitable; and (2) distributes the grants among States that have differing. levels of development of statewide programs of technologyrelated assistance. (e) APPLICATIONS.—Any State that desires to receive a grant under this section shall submit an application that contains the following information and assurances: (1) DESIGNATION OF RESPONSIBLE ENTITY.—The designation by
the Governor of the office, agency, entity, or individual responsible for— (A) preparing the application; (B) administering and supervising the use of amounts made available under the grant; (C) planning and developing the statewide program of technology-related assistance; (D) coordination between public and private agencies, including the entering into of interagency gigreements; (E) ensuring active, timely, and meaningful participation by individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of such individuals, and other appropriate individuals with respect to performing functions and carrying out activities under the grant; and (F) the delegation of any responsibilities described above, in whole or in part, to one or more appropriate offices, agencies, entities, or individuals. (2) AGENCY INVOLVEMENT.—A description of the nature and extent of involvement of various State agencies in the preparation of the application and the continuing role of such agencies in the development of the statewide program of technologyrelated assistance. (3) PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT.—A description of the nature and extent of involvement of individuals with disabilities, the families or representatives of such individuals, and other appropriate individuals who are not employed by a State agency in the development of the application and the continuing role of such individuals in the development of the statewide program of technology-related assistance. (4) PREUMINARY NEEDS ASSESSMENT.—A tentative assessment of the extent of the need of individuals with disabilities in the State, including individuals from underserved groups, for a statewide prc^ram of technology-related assistance and a description of previous efforts and efforts continuing on the date of the application to develop a statewide program of technologyrelated assistance. (5) STATE RESOURCES.—A description of State resources and other resources (to the extent such information is available) that are available to commit to the development of a statewide p r c ^ a m of technology-related assistance. (6) GrOALS, OBJECTIVES, FUNCTIONS, ACTIVITIES, AND OUTCOMES.—The State's goals, objectives, functions, and activities planned under the grant, and the expected outcomes a t the end of the grant period with respect to a consumer-responsive statewide p n ^ a m of technolc^y-related assistance, consistent with the purposes described in section 2(b)(l).