Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/635

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PUBLIC LAW 106-402—OCT. 30, 2000 114 STAT. 1733 technical assistance and information to a State that does not receive a grant under this title. (c) REPORTS TO THE SECRETARY.—^An entity providing technical assistance and information under this section shall prepare and submit to the Secretary periodic reports regarding Federal policies and procedures identified within the States that facilitate or impede the delivery of family support services to families of children with disabilities. The report shall include recommendations to the Secretary regarding the delivery of services, coordination with other programs, and integration of the policies described in section 202 in Federal law, other than this title. SEC. 210. EVALUATION. 42 USC 15099. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall conduct a national evaluation of the program of grants to States authorized by this title. (b) PURPOSE. — (1) IN GENERAL. — ^The Secretary shall conduct the evaluation under subsection (a) to assess the status and effects of State efforts to develop and implement, or expand and enhance, statewide systems of family support services for families of children with disabilities in a manner consistent with the provisions of this title. In particular, the Secretary shall assess the impact of such efforts on families of children with disabilities, and recommend amendments to this title that are necessary to assist States to accomplish fully the purposes of this title. (2) INFORMATION SYSTEMS.— ^The Secretary shall work with the States to develop an information system designed to compile and report, from information provided by the States, qualitative and quantitative descriptions of the impact of the program of grants to States authorized by this title on— (A) families of children with disabilities, including families from unserved and underserved populations; (B) access to and funding for family support services for families of children with disabilities; (C) interagency coordination and collaboration between agencies responsible for providing the services; and (D) the involvement of families of children with disabilities at all levels of the statewide systems. (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— ^Not later than 2V2 years after the Deadline, date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report concerning the results of the evaluation conducted under this section. SEC. 211. PROJECTS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. 42 USC 15100. (a) STUDY BY THE SECRETARY.—The Secretary shall review Federal programs to determine the extent to which such programs facilitate or impede access to, provision of, and funding for ^mily support services for families of children with disabilities, consistent with the policies described in section 202. (b) PROJECTS OF NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.— ^The Secretary shall make grants or enter into contracts for projects of national significance to support the development of national and State policies and practices related to the development and implementation, or expansion and enhancement, of family-centered and family-directed systems of family support services for families of children with disabilities.