Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 5.djvu/969

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PUBLIC LAW 103-432—OCT. 31, 1994 108 STAT. 4459 with respect to efficiency, economy, and any other appropriate measures of program management; "(B) comparison of outcomes for children and families (and groups of children and famihes) under the project, and such outcomes under a State plan or plsuas, for purposes of assessing the effectiveness of the project in achieving program goals; and "(C) any other information that the Secretary may require; and "(2) provide interim and final evaluation reports to the Secretary, at such times and in such manner as the Secretary may require. "(g) COST NEUTRALITY. — The Secretary may not authorize a State to conduct a demonstration project under this section unless the Secretary determines that the total amount of Federal funds that will be expended under (or by reason of) the project over its approved term (or such portion thereof or other period as the Secretary may find appropriate) will not exceed the amount of such funds that woula be expended by the State under the State plans approved under parts B and E of title IV if the project were not conducted.". SEC. 209. PLACEMENT ACCOUNTABILITY. (a) CASE PLAN REQUIREMENTS.— Section 475(5)(A) (42 U.S.C. 675(5)(A)) is amended by adding at the end the following: "which— "(i) if the child has been placed in a foster family home or child-care institution a substantial distance fix)m the home of the parents of the child, or in a State different from the State in which such home is located, sets forth the reasons why such placement is in the best interests of the chHd, and "(ii) if the child has been placed in foster care outside the State in which the home of the parents of the child is located, requires that, periodically, but not less fii^quently than every 12 months, a caseworker on the staff of the State agency of the State in which the home of the parents of tie child is located, or of the State in wmch the child has been placed, visit such child in such home or institution and submit a report on such visit to the State agency of the State in which the home of the parents of the child is located,". (b) DISPOSITIONAL HEARING.—Section 475(5)(C) (42 U.S.C. 675(5)(C)) is amended by inserting "and, in the case of a child described in subparagraph (A)(ii), whether the out-of-State placement continues to be appropriate and in the best interests of the child," Edler "long-term basis)". (c) DATA COLLECTION.— Section 479(c)(3)(C) (42 U.S.C. 679(c)(3)(C)) is amended— (1) by striking "and" at the end of clause (i); and (2) by adding at the end the following: "(iii) children placed in foster care outside the State which has placement and care responsibility, and". (d) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section 42 USC 675 note. shall be effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 1995.