Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/382

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106 STAT. 1262 PUBLIC LAW 102-375—SEPT. 30, 1992 "(2) PENSION AND OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS.—The term 'pension and other retirement benefits' means private, civil service, and other public pensions and retirement benefits, including benefits provided under— "(A) the Social Security program under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.); "(B) the railroad retirement program under the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231 et seq.); "(C) the government retirement benefits programs under the Civil Service Retirement System set foith in chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, the Federal Employees Retirement System set forth in chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, or other Federal retirement systems; or "(D) the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq.). "(b) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Commissioner shall establish and carry out pension rights demonstration projects. "(c) PENSION RIGHTS INFORMATION PROGRAMS.— Grants. "(1) USE OF FUNDS.—In carrying out the projects specified in subsection (b), the Commissioner shall, to the extent appropriations are available, award grants to six eligible entities to establish programs to provide outreach, information, counseling, referral, and assistance regarding pension and other retirement benefits, and rights related to such benefits. "(2) AWARD OF GRANTS. — "(A) TYPE OF ENTITY.—The Commissioner shall award under this subsection— "(i) four grants to State agencies or area agencies on aging; and "(ii) two grants to nonprofit organizations with a proven record of providing— "(I) services related to retirement of older individuals; or "(II) specific pension rights counseUng. "(B) PANEL.—In awarding grants under this subsection, the Commissioner shall use a citizen advisory panel that shall include representatives of business, labor, national senior advocates, and national pension rights advocates. "(C) CRITERIA.—In awarding grants under this subsection, the Commissioner, in consultation with the panel, shall use as criteria— "(i) evidence of commitment of an agency or organization to carry out a proposed pension rights information program; "(ii) the ability of the agency or organization to perform effective outreach to affected populations, particularly populations identified as in need of special outreach; and "(iii) reliable information that the population to be served by the agency or organization has a demonstrable need for the services proposed to be provided under the program. "(3) APPLICATION.— "(A) IN GENERAL.—To be eligible to receive a grant under this subsection, an entity shall submit an application to the Commissioner at such time, in such manner, and