PUBLIC LAW 109–162—JAN. 5, 2006
119 STAT. 2997
in any year for administration, monitoring, and evaluation of grants made available under this subsection. ‘‘(B) Up to 5 percent of funds appropriated under this subsection in any year shall be available for technical assistance by a national, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization or organizations whose primary focus and expertise is in addressing sexual assault within underserved culturally specific populations. ‘‘(5) TERM.—The Attorney General shall make grants under this section for a period of no less than 2 fiscal years. ‘‘(6) REPORTING.—Each entity receiving a grant under this subsection shall submit a report to the Attorney General that describes the activities carried out with such grant funds. ‘‘(d) GRANTS TO STATE, TERRITORIAL, AND TRIBAL SEXUAL ASSAULT COALITIONS.— ‘‘(1) GRANTS AUTHORIZED.— ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall award grants to State, territorial, and tribal sexual assault coalitions to assist in supporting the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of such coalitions. ‘‘(B) MINIMUM AMOUNT.—Not less than 10 percent of the total amount appropriated to carry out this section shall be used for grants under subparagraph (A). ‘‘(C) ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS.—Each of the State, territorial, and tribal sexual assault coalitions. ‘‘(2) USE OF FUNDS.—Grant funds received under this subsection may be used to— ‘‘(A) work with local sexual assault programs and other providers of direct services to encourage appropriate responses to sexual assault within the State, territory, or tribe; ‘‘(B) work with judicial and law enforcement agencies to encourage appropriate responses to sexual assault cases; ‘‘(C) work with courts, child protective services agencies, and children’s advocates to develop appropriate responses to child custody and visitation issues when sexual assault has been determined to be a factor; ‘‘(D) design and conduct public education campaigns; ‘‘(E) plan and monitor the distribution of grants and grant funds to their State, territory, or tribe; or ‘‘(F) collaborate with and inform Federal, State, or local public officials and agencies to develop and implement policies to reduce or eliminate sexual assault. ‘‘(3) ALLOCATION AND USE OF FUNDS.—From amounts appropriated for grants under this subsection for each fiscal year— ‘‘(A) not less than 10 percent of the funds shall be available for grants to tribal sexual assault coalitions; and ‘‘(B) the remaining funds shall be available for grants to State and territorial coalitions, and the Attorney General 1⁄56 of the amounts so shall allocate an amount equal to appropriated to each of those State and territorial coalitions. ‘‘(4) APPLICATION.—Each eligible entity desiring a grant under this subsection shall submit an application to the Attorney General at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Attorney General determines to be essential to carry out the purposes of this section.
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