PUBLIC LAW 102-375 —SEPT. 30, 1992 106 STAT. 1267 (1) by striking "ir and all that follows through "authorized to", and inserting "The Secretary shall"; (2) by inserting after the first sentence the following: "The Secretary shall coordinate the administration of this title with the administration of titles III, IV, and VI by the Commissioner, to increase the likelihood that eligible individuals for whom employment opportunities under this title are available and who need services under such titles receive such services."; and (3) by adding at the end the following: "The preceding sentence shall not be construed to prohibit carrying out projects under this title jointly with programs, projects, or activities under any Act specifiea in such sentence.". SEC. 503. INTERAGENCY COOPERATION. Section 505 of the Older American Community Service Employ- ment Act (42 U.S.C. 3056b) is amended— (1) in subsection (a) by striking "of the Administration on Aging"; and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(d)(l) The Secretary shall promote and coordinate carrying out projects under this title jointly with programs, projects, or activities under other Acts that provide training and employment opportunities to eligible individuals. "(2) The Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Education to promote and coordinate carrying out projects under this title jointly with employment and training programs in which eligible individuals may participate that are carried out under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).". SEC. 504. EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF ASSISTANCE. (a) ALLOCATION. —Paragraphs (1) and (2) of section 506(a) of the Older American Commiuiity Service Employment Act (42 U.S.C. 3056d(a)) are amended to read as follows: "(I)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B) and paragraph (2), from sums appropriated under this title for each fiscal year, the Secretary shall first reserve such sums as may be necessary for national grants or contracts with public agencies and public or nonprofit private organizations to maintain the level of activities carried on under such grants or contracts at least at the level of such activities supported under this title and under any other provision of Federal law relating to community service employment programs for older Americans in fiscal year 1978. "(B)(i)(I) For each fiscal year in which the simis appropriated under this title exceed the amount appropriated under this title for fiscal year 1978, the Secretary shall reserve not more than 45 percent of such excess, except as provided in subclause (II), to carry out clauses (ii), (iii), and (v). "(II) The Secretary shall reserve a sum sufficient to carry out clauses (iii) and (v). "(Ill) The Secretary in awarding grants and contracts under this paragraph from the sum reserved under this paragraph shall, to the extent feasible, assure an equitable distribution of activities under such grants and contracts designed to achieve the allotment among the States described in paragraph (3) of this subsection. "(ii) The Secretary shall reserve such sums as may be necessary for national grants or contracts with public or nonprofit national 42 USC 3056c. Grants. Contracts.