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Introduced in Senate (11/17/1989)

Young Americans Act of 1989 - Title I: The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families - Establishes in the Department 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.

Directs the Commissioner to 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 in FY 1992 and thereafter. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1993.

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 Commissioner.

Title II: Grants for State and Community Programs for Children, Youth, and Families - Directs the Commissioner to: (1) enter into new cooperative agreements in each State for the planning and advocacy of services to ensure young individuals the availability of developmental, preventive, and remedial services to promote specified factors; and (2) administer programs under this title through the Administration.

Sets forth requirements for a State to be eligible to participate in grant programs under this title. 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 pertinent State activities; and (4) divide the State into district planning and service areas and designate area agencies for children, youth, and families.

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.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1990 through 1993 for grants under this title.

Title III: White House Conference on Young Americans - White House Conference on Young Americans Act of 1989 - 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. Directs the Secretary to send 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.