Summary: H.R.5654 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/18/1990)

Claude Pepper Young Americans Act of 1990 - 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 (the Administration) which shall be headed by a Commissioner on Children, Youth, and Families (the Commissioner).

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.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) 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 the Commissioner to make grants to encourage and assist State and local agencies to coordinate resources and develop new capacities for more effective and comprehensive developmental, preventive, and remedial services for young individuals. Provides for grant recipients to enter into new cooperative arrangements in each State for the planning and advocacy of such youth services for: (1) adequate and safe physical shelter; (2) the best possible physical and mental health; (3) the highest quality of educational opportunity; (4) effective training, apprenticeship; community service and productive employment; (5) civic, cultural, and recreational activities that recognize youth as resources and promote self-esteem and community; and (6) genuine participation in decisions concerning the planning and managing of their lives.

Authorizes the Commissioner to request technical assistance and cooperation from appropriate Federal agencies in carrying out this title.

Allows grants under this title to be used for up to 80 percent of the costs of: (1) preparation, administration, and evaluation of State plans; and (2) development of comprehensive, efficient, and coordinated supportive services.

Authorizes appropriations.

Bases State allotments under this title on population aged 21 or younger.

Sets forth requirements for a State to be eligible to participate in part A 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 policies which affect children, youth, and their families and by providing technical assistance to those representing the needs of the young; (2) develop, administer, and monitor the State plan; (3) coordinate all State activities related to the purpose of this Act; and (4) develop a system for in-State distribution of funds under this title, with preference for specified types of local service delivery systems.

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

Authorizes State use of certain funds under this title for administration of the State plan, including plan preparation, evaluation of activities, data collection, and analyses related to the need for supportive services, information dissemination, and short-term training of personnel operating programs authorized by this Act.

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.

Title IV: White House Conference on Children, Youth and Families - 1993 White House Conference on Children, Youth, and Families - Directs the President to call a White House Conference on Children, Youth, and Families in 1993. Provides that the Conference shall be planned and conducted under the direction of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary), 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 1992 through 1994 to carry out this title.