Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/630

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114 STAT. 1728 PUBLIC LAW 106-402—OCT. 30, 2000 Families of Children With Disabilities Support Act of 2000. 42 USC 15001 note. 42 USC 15091. on Developmental Disabilities for administering this subtitle and subtitles B, C, and D, including monitoring the performance of and providing technical assistance to, entities that receive funds under this title. (c) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR COUNCILS AND CENTERS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—For each covered year, the Secretary shall expend, to provide technical assistance for entities funded under subtitle B or D, an amount from funds appropriated under subsection (a) that is not less than the amount the Secretary expended on technical assistance for entities funded under that subtitle (or a corresponding provision) in the previous fiscal year. (2) COVERED YEAR.—In this subsection, the term "covered year" means— (A) in the case of an expenditure for entities funded under subtitle B, a fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under section 129(a) is less than $76,000,000; and (B) in the case of an expenditure for entities funded under subtitle D, a fiscal year prior to the first fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under section 156(a)(1) is not less than $20,000,000. (3) REFERENCES. — ^References in this subsection to subtitle D shall not be considered to include section 153(c)(4). (d) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON ELECTRONIC INFORMATION SHARING.— In addition to any funds reserved under subsection (c), the Secretary shall reserve $100,000 from the amount appropriated under subsection (a) for each fiscal year to carry out section 153(c)(4). (e) LIMITATION. —^For any fiscal year for which the amount appropriated under subsection (a) is not less than $10,000,000, not more than 50 percent of such amount shall be used for activities carried out under section 161(2)(A). TITLE II—FAMILY SUPPORT SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the Disabilities Support Act of 2000". Tamilies of Children With SEC. 202. FINDINGS, PURPOSES, AND POLICY. (a) FINDINGS.— Congress makes the following findings: (1) It is in the best interest of our Nation to preserve, strengthen, and maintain the family. (2) Families of children with disabilities provide support, care, and training to their children that can save States millions of dollars. Without the efforts of family caregivers, many persons with disabilities would receive care through State-supported out-of-home placements. (3) Most families of children with disabilities, especially families in unserved and underserved populations, do not have access to family-centered and family-directed services to support such families in their efforts to care for such children at home. (4) Medical advances and improved health care have increased the life span of many people with disabilities, and the combination of the longer life spans and the aging of family