Summary: H.R.1492 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/20/1989)

Young Americans Act of 1989 - Title I: Declaration of Objectives; Definitions - Sets forth the declaration of objectives and definitions under this Act.

Title II: The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families - Establishes in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services an Administration on Children, Youth, and Families which shall be headed by a Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families.

Directs the Commissioner to advise, consult, and cooperate with the head of each Federal agency or department proposing or administering programs or services substantially related to the purpose of this Act.

Establishes a Federal Council on Children, Youth, and Families. Directs the Council to report annually to the President. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1993.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue regulations for the administration of this Act.

Directs the Secretary to measure and evaluate the impact of all programs authorized under this Act.

Directs the Commissioner to report annually to the President and the Congress on the activities carried out under this Act and other activities delegated by the Secretary to the Administration.

Provides for advance funding.

Title III: Grants for State and Community Programs for Children, Youth, and Families - Part A: General Provisions - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1993 for grants under this title.

Sets forth requirements for a State to be eligible to participate in grant programs. Requires designation of an independent State body to: (1) serve as an effective and visible advocate for children and youth by reviewing and commenting on all State plans, budgets, and priorities which affect children, youth, and their families and by providing technical assistance to those representing the needs of the young; (2) develop and administer the State plan; (3) coordinate all State activities related to the purpose of this Act; and (4) divide the State into district planning and service areas and designate area agencies for children, youth, and families.

Requires State plans to be based upon needs as identified through analysis of updated "State of the Child" reports.

Provides that State allotments may be used for grants to pay up to 75 percent of the cost of administration of a State plan.

Part B: Supportive Services - Directs the Commissioner to make grants to States under approved State plans to demonstrate successful program approaches to service gaps identified through State and area planning and advocacy efforts. Lists eligible services. Provides that grants pay up to 85 percent of supportive services.

Title IV: White House Conference on Young Americans - 1990 White House Conference on Young Americans - Directs the President to call a White House Conference on Young Americans in 1990. Provides that the Conference shall be planned and conducted under the direction of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in cooperation with the Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families and the heads of other appropriate Federal agencies.

Requires a final report of the Conference to the President within 180 days following its adjournment. Directs the Secretary, within 90 days after submission of the report, to transmit to the President and the Congress recommendations for administrative action and legislation necessary to implement the report's recommendations.

Directs the Secretary to establish an advisory committee to the Conference and such other committees as may be necessary to assist in planning, conducting, and reviewing the Conference.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 and 1991 to carry out this title.