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105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1671

 To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide for Federal-State 
 performance partnerships, to consolidate all nutrition programs under 
   the Act in the Department of Health and Human Services, to extend 
  authorizations of appropriations for programs under the Act through 
               fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 20, 1997

Mr. Martinez (for himself, Mr. Green, Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts, and 
 Mr. Filner) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                Committee on Education and the Workforce

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to provide for Federal-State 
 performance partnerships, to consolidate all nutrition programs under 
   the Act in the Department of Health and Human Services, to extend 
  authorizations of appropriations for programs under the Act through 
               fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; REFERENCES IN ACT; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Older Americans 
Act Amendments of 1997''.
    (b) Reference.--Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act, 
whenever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an 
amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference 
shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the 
Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.).
    (c) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; references in Act; table of contents.
                   TITLE I--PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS

Sec. 101. Responsibilities of Assistant Secretary.
Sec. 102. Funding of incentive awards.
Sec. 103. Responsibilities of States.
Sec. 104. Area plans: reorganization, streamlining, and incorporation 
                            of performance partnerships.
Sec. 105. State plans: reorganization, streamlining, and incorporation 
                            of performance partnerships.
Sec. 106. State administrative costs related to performance 
                            partnerships.
Sec. 107. Effective date.
     TITLE II--OTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

                  Subtitle A--Administration on Aging

Sec. 201. Office functions.
Sec. 202. National Eldercare Locator Service and other functions of 
                            Assistant Secretary.
Sec. 203. Authorization of appropriations for Federal Council on the 
                            Aging.
Sec. 204. Administration and evaluation.
Sec. 205. Reports.
Sec. 206. Nutrition education.
Sec. 207. Authorization of appropriations for Administration on Aging.
           Subtitle B--State and Community Programs on Aging

Sec. 211. Clarification concerning services to individuals who are not 
                            older individuals.
Sec. 212. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 213. Allotment.
Sec. 214. Organization.
Sec. 215. Area plans.
Sec. 216. State option for cost-sharing.
Sec. 217. State plans.
Sec. 218. Transfer of funds between programs.
Sec. 219. Availability of disaster relief funds to organizations.
Sec. 220. Nutrition services incentive program.
Sec. 221. Waivers of certain requirements for State programs.
Sec. 222. Consolidation of authorities for supportive services and 
                            senior centers.
Sec. 223. Consolidation of authorities for nutrition services.
Sec. 224. Repeal of superseded authorities.
         Subtitle C--Research, Development, and Demonstrations

Sec. 231. Revision of title IV.
      Subtitle D--Community Service Employment for Older Americans

Sec. 241. Phased reduction of Federal share.
Sec. 242. Authorization of appropriations.
                Subtitle E--Grants for Native Americans

Sec. 251. Technical and conforming amendments.
Sec. 252. Authorization of appropriations.
             Subtitle F--Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection

Sec. 261. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 262. Technical and conforming amendments.
Sec. 263. Assistance program for insurance and public benefits.
Sec. 264. Native American program.
Sec. 265. General provisions.
                    Subtitle G--Technical Amendments

Sec. 271. Definitions.
Sec. 272. Technical and conforming amendments to other Acts.
Sec. 273. Overall technical amendments.
                       Subtitle H--Effective Date

Sec. 281. Effective date.
               TITLE III--WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING

Sec. 301. Definitions.
Sec. 302. White House Conference authorized.
Sec. 303. Conference administration.
Sec. 304. Policy Committee; related committees.
Sec. 305. Report of the Conference.
Sec. 306. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 307. Conforming amendment.

                   TITLE I--PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS

SEC. 101. RESPONSIBILITIES OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

    (a) Definitions.--Section 102 (42 U.S.C. 3002) is amended by adding 
at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(45)(A) The term `performance indicator' means a 
        quantifiable characteristic used as a measurement.
            ``(B) The term `performance target' means a numerical value 
        that a State seeks to achieve within a specified period of 
        time.''.
    (b) Functions of Assistant Secretary.--Section 202(a)(3) (42 U.S.C. 
3012(a)(3)) is amended by inserting before the semicolon ``, and 
negotiate and enter into performance partnership agreements with the 
States under sections 305A and 704A''.
    (c) Performance Partnerships.--Title II is amended by inserting 
after section 202 (42 U.S.C. 3012) the following new section:

``SEC. 202A. PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Assistant Secretary shall negotiate and 
enter into performance partnership agreements under sections 305A and 
704A with States in accordance with this section.
    ``(b) Performance Objectives and Measures.--
            ``(1) Specification of objectives.--The Assistant 
        Secretary, in consultation (as appropriate) with States, local 
        governments, tribal organizations, governing bodies for Native 
        Hawaiians, and other entities, shall specify by September 30, 
        1998 (and from time to time revise, as the Assistant Secretary 
        determines to be necessary), with respect to the goals 
        specified in sections 305A and 704A--
                    ``(A) a list of performance partnership objectives, 
                from which the States shall derive objectives specified 
                in the agreements, to accomplish the goal of each such 
                section; and
                    ``(B) for each such section, a core set of such 
                specified objectives (referred to individually in this 
                section as a `core objective') that address needs of 
                older individuals that are needs of national 
                significance.
            ``(2) Elements related to performance partnership 
        objectives.--For each performance partnership objective 
        specified under paragraph (1), the Assistant Secretary shall 
        specify--
                    ``(A) a performance indicator;
                    ``(B) the specific population addressed by the 
                objective;
                    ``(C) a quantifiable performance target; and
                    ``(D) a date by which the target is to be achieved.
            ``(3) General principles for specification of objectives.--
        In specifying such a performance partnership objective, the 
        Assistant Secretary shall be guided, to the extent the 
        Assistant Secretary determines appropriate, by the following 
        principles:
                    ``(A) Related to goals; important; 
                understandable.--The objective should be closely 
                related to the goal of section 305A or 704A, as 
                appropriate, and be viewed as important by and 
                understandable to State policymakers and the general 
                public.
                    ``(B) Relationship to agreement.--Based on 
                consultation with State agencies, the Assistant 
                Secretary should expect that the Assistant Secretary 
                will enter into a performance partnership agreement 
                that specifies actions that will have an impact on the 
                objective.
                    ``(C) Measurable progress.--Based on consultation 
                with State agencies, the Assistant Secretary should 
                expect that the parties to the agreement will be able 
                to make measurable progress in achieving the objective 
                over the period of the grant to be made to carry out 
                the agreement.
                    ``(D) Results-oriented.--The objective should be 
                results-oriented. Collectively, the objectives 
                specified under paragraph (1) should include a suitable 
mix of outcome, process, and capacity measures. If such an objective 
includes a process or capacity measure, the objective should be 
demonstrably linked to the achievement of a specified outcome for older 
individuals.
            ``(4) Data.--The Assistant Secretary shall specify data to 
        be collected and submitted to the Assistant Secretary by a 
        State agency entering into such an agreement, to measure the 
        extent to which the objectives specified in the agreement 
        achieve the performance targets for the objectives. The data 
        shall, to the extent practicable, be comparable for all States, 
        meet reasonable statistical standards for quality, and be 
        available in a timely fashion, at appropriate intervals, and at 
        reasonable cost, and, with respect to core objectives, shall 
        include as appropriate the data specified in section 
        202(a)(19), collected in accordance with the uniform procedures 
        established pursuant to section 202(a)(29).
    ``(c) State Performance Partnership Proposal.--
            ``(1) In general.--A State agency shall include, in the 
        State plan submitted under section 307, a proposal for a 
        performance partnership agreement that shall contain--
                    ``(A) a list of 1 or more objectives (derived from 
                the performance partnership objectives specified under 
                subsection (b) or selected under paragraph (2)) toward 
                which the State will work;
                    ``(B) for each objective specified under 
                subparagraph (A)--
                            ``(i) a performance indicator;
                            ``(ii) the specific population addressed by 
                        the objective;
                            ``(iii) a quantifiable performance target; 
                        and
                            ``(iv) a date by which the target is to be 
                        achieved, which shall be not later than the end 
                        of the period of the partnership agreement 
                        (referred to in this section as the 
                        `partnership period') (which shall be 
                        coterminous with the period covered by the 
                        State plan under section 307);
                    ``(C) a rationale for the selection of the 
                objectives, including a rationale for the performance 
                targets and dates described in clauses (iii) and (iv) 
                of subparagraph (B);
                    ``(D) a statement of the strategies of the agency 
                for achieving the objectives over the course of the 
                partnership period;
                    ``(E) a statement of the estimated amount to be 
                expended to carry out each such strategy; and
                    ``(F) an assurance that the State agency will 
                report to the Assistant Secretary, not later than 60 
                days after the end of each fiscal year, on progress in 
                the State toward achieving--
                            ``(i) core objectives (regardless of 
                        whether the State is working toward such 
                        objectives); and
                            ``(ii) the specific objectives toward which 
                        the State is working under the performance 
                        partnership agreement.
            ``(2) Selection of additional objectives.--In selecting 
        objectives for the proposal described in paragraph (1), a State 
        agency may select an objective that is not a performance 
partnership objective specified under subsection (b)(1)(A) if the State 
agency demonstrates to the Assistant Secretary that--
                    ``(A) the objective selected relates to a 
                significant concern of older individuals in the State 
that would not otherwise be addressed appropriately; and
                    ``(B) a suitable performance indicator exists to 
                measure progress toward the objective.
            ``(3) Elements of state proposals relating to special 
        populations.--Each State proposal described in paragraph (1) 
        that is submitted with respect to activities carried out under 
        title III or VII shall include, as appropriate, objectives--
                    ``(A) designed, in consultation with a tribal 
                organization or a governing body for Native Hawaiians 
                (or a representative of such an organization or such a 
                body) to address the needs of older American Indians, 
                older Alaskan Natives, and older Native Hawaiians, as 
                appropriate, within the State and to ensure that an 
                appropriate and equitable share of State funding under 
                such title is used to meet such needs; and
                    ``(B) designed to give priority to activities 
                addressing the needs of vulnerable older individuals in 
                the State.
    ``(d) Negotiations and Adjustment.--
            ``(1) Initial negotiations.--The Assistant Secretary shall 
        enter into negotiations with a State agency regarding the 
        proposal for a performance partnership agreement submitted by 
        the State in accordance with subsection (c)(1). In the 
        negotiations concerning the agreement, the Assistant Secretary 
        shall--
                    ``(A) consider the extent to which the proposed 
                objectives, performance targets, dates, and strategies 
                described in the proposal are likely to address 
                appropriately the most significant needs of older 
                individuals (as measured by applicable performance 
                indicators) within the State, including the needs of 
                vulnerable populations; and
                    ``(B) give particular consideration to the 
                effectiveness of the activities described in the 
                proposal in addressing progress toward achieving the 
                core objectives.
            ``(2) Adjustment.--The Assistant Secretary and the State 
        agency may at any time in the course of the partnership period 
        renegotiate, and revise by mutual agreement, the elements of 
        the partnership agreement in light of new information or 
        changed circumstances (including information or changes 
        identified during assessments or on-site reviews conducted 
        under subsection (e)).
    ``(e) Annual Assessments; Periodic On-Site Reviews.--
            ``(1) Assessments.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Assistant Secretary shall 
                annually conduct an assessment with respect to the 
                performance partnerships carrying out activities under 
                title III or VII, on the basis of the reports submitted 
                by State agencies under subsection (c)(1)(F), in order 
                to determine--
                            ``(i) the progress achieved collectively by 
                        the partnerships toward each of the core 
                        objectives; and
                            ``(ii) in consultation with each State, the 
                        progress in the State toward achieving each 
                        objective in the performance partnership 
                        agreement relating to activities carried out 
                        under such title.
                    ``(B) Availability.--The Assistant Secretary shall 
                make the assessments publicly available.
            ``(2) Periodic on-site reviews.--Not less often than once 
        every 5 years, the Assistant Secretary shall conduct an on-site 
        review of the adherence of each State to the performance 
        partnership agreement of the State entered into under section 
305A or 704A, as appropriate.
    ``(f) Incentive Awards for Effective Performance.--
            ``(1) In general.--From amounts reserved under section 
        304(a)(5), the Assistant Secretary may make an incentive award 
        to any State that the Assistant Secretary determines, on the 
        basis of assessments or on-site reviews conducted under 
        subsection (e) or of other investigation, has performed 
        effectively under a performance partnership agreement entered 
        into under section 305A or 704A and to have made significant 
        progress toward achieving the core objectives.
            ``(2) Use of funds.--An incentive award made to a State 
        under paragraph (1) shall be available only for use in 
        furnishing additional services under the performance 
        partnership agreement of the State entered into under such 
        section.''.

SEC. 102. FUNDING OF INCENTIVE AWARDS.

    (a) In General.--Section 304(a) (42 U.S.C. 3024(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
                striking ``, from the sums appropriated'' and inserting 
                ``, from the amounts remaining (after the Assistant 
                Secretary makes such reservation as the Assistant 
                Secretary determines to be appropriate under paragraph 
                (5)) of the sums appropriated''; and
                    (B) in each of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), by 
                striking ``sum appropriated'' and inserting ``remaining 
                amounts''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(5) From each of the sums appropriated under section 303 for each 
fiscal year, the Assistant Secretary may reserve not more than 10 
percent to make incentive awards to States in accordance with section 
202A(f).''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 304 (42 U.S.C. 3024) is amended 
by striking subsection (e).

SEC. 103. RESPONSIBILITIES OF STATES.

    (a) Basic State Grants Program.--Title III is amended by inserting 
after section 305 (42 U.S.C. 3025) the following new section:

``SEC. 305A. PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS.

    ``(a) Goals.--The goal of this section is for the States and the 
Federal Government, working together in a partnership, to accomplish 
the purpose specified in section 301(a).
    ``(b) Performance Partnership as Element of State Plan.--In order 
to be eligible to receive a grant from the allotment of a State under 
this title, except as provided in the second sentence of section 
309(a), the State agency shall propose to, negotiate with, and enter 
into with, the Assistant Secretary a performance partnership agreement 
in accordance with this section and section 202A, and shall include the 
proposal for such agreement as part of the State plan submitted under 
section 307.
    ``(c) Advisory Council.--The State agency shall establish an 
Advisory Council that--
            ``(1) shall have members including representatives of--
                    ``(A) other State agencies administering programs 
                serving older individuals;
                    ``(B) private entities providing services under the 
                State plan; and
                    ``(C) older individuals (with appropriate efforts 
                to include minority older individuals); and
            ``(2) shall have responsibilities that shall include--
                    ``(A) reviewing and commenting on the proposal of 
                the State for a performance partnership agreement to be 
                negotiated and entered into under this section (which 
                comments shall be submitted with the State plan 
                submitted under section 307) during the development of 
                the proposal; and
                    ``(B) evaluating and reporting on the performance 
                of the State under the final performance partnership 
                agreement negotiated and entered into with the 
                Assistant Secretary under this section.''.
    (b) Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Program.--Title VII is 
amended by inserting after section 704 (42 U.S.C. 3058c) the following 
new section:

``SEC. 704A. PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS.

    ``(a) Goals.--The goal of this section is for the States and the 
Federal Government, working together in a partnership, to protect the 
rights of vulnerable older individuals and to prevent elder abuse, 
neglect, and exploitation.
    ``(b) State Performance Partnership as Element of State Plan.--In 
order to be eligible to receive a grant from the allotment of a State 
under this title, the State agency shall propose to, negotiate with, 
and enter into with, the Assistant Secretary a performance partnership 
agreement in accordance with this section and section 202A, and shall 
include the proposal for such agreement as part of the State plan 
submitted under section 307.
    ``(c) Advisory Council.--The responsibilities of the advisory 
council established by the State pursuant to section 305A(c) shall 
include--
            ``(1) reviewing and commenting on the proposal of the State 
        for a performance partnership agreement to be negotiated and 
        entered into under this section (which comments shall be 
        submitted with the State plan submitted under section 307) 
        during the development of the proposal; and
            ``(2) evaluating and reporting on the performance of the 
        State under the final performance partnership agreement 
        negotiated and entered into with the Assistant Secretary under 
        this section.''.

SEC. 104. AREA PLANS: REORGANIZATION, STREAMLINING, AND INCORPORATION 
              OF PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS.

    (a) Area Plan Requirements.--Section 306(a) (42 U.S.C. 3026(a)) is 
amended--
            (1) in the third sentence, in the matter preceding 
        paragraph (1), by striking ``Each such plan shall--'' and 
        inserting ``Each such plan shall comply with the following 
        requirements:'';
            (2) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) The plan shall provide for furnishing, through a 
        comprehensive and coordinated system, services that--
                    ``(A) are services for which a need has been 
                determined pursuant to paragraph (3);
                    ``(B) are designed to meet the performance 
                objectives specified under paragraph (4); and
                    ``(C) include--
                            ``(i) supportive services (including at 
                        least the services specified in paragraph (2));
                            ``(ii) nutrition services; and
                            ``(iii) where appropriate, the 
                        establishment, maintenance, or construction of 
                        multipurpose senior centers.'';
            (3) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A)--
                            (i) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after 
                        ``(2)''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``section 307(a)(22)'' and 
                        inserting ``section 307(a)(2)(C)''; and
                    (B) in the matter following subparagraph (C)--
                            (i) by striking ``and specify annually in 
                        such plan, as submitted or as amended,'' and 
                        inserting ``and an assurance that the area 
                        agency on aging will report annually to the 
                        State agency''; and
                            (ii) by striking the semicolon at the end 
                        and inserting a period;
            (4) by striking paragraphs (3) (relating to designation of 
        focal points for service delivery in each community) and (4) 
        (relating to information and assistance services);
            (5) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
        paragraphs:
            ``(3) The plan shall provide for determining the extent of 
        need for the services specified in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of 
        paragraph (1), and the services specified in paragraph (2), in 
        the area taking into consideration, among other things--
                    ``(A) the numbers of older individuals residing in 
                such area--
                            ``(i) who have low incomes;
                            ``(ii) who have the greatest economic need 
                        (with particular attention to individuals who 
                        are members of historically disadvantaged 
                        groups);
                            ``(iii) who have the greatest social need 
                        (with particular attention to individuals who 
                        are members of historically disadvantaged 
                        groups); or
                            ``(iv) who are older American Indians, 
                        older Alaskan Natives, or older Native 
                        Hawaiians; and
                    ``(B) the effectiveness of the use of resources 
                (including efforts of volunteers and voluntary 
                organizations) in meeting such need.
            ``(4) The plan shall--
                    ``(A) identify, for purposes of the performance 
                partnerships required under sections 305A and 704A--
                            ``(i) area objectives, which shall be 
                        identified on the basis of the determinations 
                        made under paragraph (3) and shall include 
                        objectives required under paragraph (5); and
                            ``(ii) for each area objective--
                                    ``(I) a performance indicator;
                                    ``(II) the specific population 
                                addressed by the objective;
                                    ``(III) a quantifiable performance 
                                target; and
                                    ``(IV) a date by which the target 
                                is to be achieved; and
                    ``(B) be amended as necessary to incorporate, as 
                appropriate, the objectives specified in the 
                performance partnership agreements negotiated and 
                entered into by the State agency under sections 305A 
                and 704A.'';
            (6) in paragraph (5)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A)--
                            (i) in clause (i)--
                                    (I) by inserting ``The plan shall'' 
                                after ``(i)''; and
                                    (II) by striking the semicolon and 
                                inserting a period;
                            (ii) in clause (ii)--
                                    (I) by inserting ``The plan shall'' 
                                after ``(ii)''; and
                                    (II) in subclause (III), by 
                                striking ``; and'' and inserting a 
                                period; and
                            (iii) in clause (iii)--
                                    (I) by inserting ``The plan 
                                shall,'' after ``(iii)'';
                                    (II) in subclause (I), by striking 
                                the semicolon and inserting ``; and'';
                                    (III) by striking subclause (II);
                                    (IV) by redesignating subclause 
                                (III) as subclause (II); and
                                    (V) in subclause (II) (as 
                                redesignated in subclause (IV)), by 
                                striking the semicolon and inserting a 
                                period;
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                            (i) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after 
                        ``(B)'';
                            (ii) in clause (i), by indenting the 
                        subclauses and aligning the margins of the 
                        subclauses with the margins of subclause (I) of 
                        paragraph (6)(E)(ii);
                            (iii) by indenting the clauses and aligning 
                        the margins of the clauses with the margins of 
                        subparagraph (A) of paragraph (6);
                            (iv) by indenting subparagraph (B) and 
                        aligning the margins of the subparagraph with 
                        the margins of subparagraph (C); and
                            (v) in clause (ii), by striking ``; and'' 
                        and inserting a period; and
                    (C) in subparagraph (C)--
                            (i) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after 
                        ``(C)''; and
                            (ii) by striking the semicolon and 
                        inserting a period;
            (7) in paragraph (6)--
                    (A) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after ``(6)'';
                    (B) by striking subparagraphs (A) (relating to 
                evaluations and public hearings) and (B) (relating to 
                technical assistance to providers);
                    (C)(i) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as 
                subparagraph (A); and
                    (ii) moving such subparagraph (A) so that such 
                subparagraph precedes subparagraph (C);
                    (D)(i) by redesignating subparagraph (F) as 
                subparagraph (B);
                    (ii) by moving such subparagraph (B) so that such 
                subparagraph precedes subparagraph (C); and
                    (iii) by striking the semicolon at the end of such 
                subparagraph (B) and inserting ``; and'';
                    (E) by striking the semicolon at the end of 
                subparagraph (C) and inserting a period; and
                    (F) by striking subparagraphs (E) (relating to 
                arrangements with specified organizations), (G) 
                (relating to methods for determining priority 
                services), (H) (relating to coordination among 
                programs), (J) (relating to identification of 
                protective services providers), (L) (relating to 
                coordination of services for victims of Alzheimer's 
                disease), (M) (relating to coordination of mental 
                health services), (O) (relating to information on 
                higher education), (Q) (relating to coordination with 
                housing providers), (R) (relating to telephone listings 
                of area agencies on aging), and (S) (relating to 
                coordination of transportation services);
            (8) by striking paragraphs (7) through (10) (relating to 
        assurances that funds will be spent for the purposes awarded);
            (9)(A) by striking subparagraphs (I) and (K) of paragraph 
        (6) (relating to community-based long-term care services); and
            (B) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(7) The plan shall provide that the area agency on aging 
        will facilitate the coordination of community-based, long-term 
        care services designed to enable older individuals to remain in 
        their homes, by means including--
                    ``(A) developing case management services as a 
                component of the long-term care services, consistent 
                with the requirements of paragraph (8);
                    ``(B) involving long-term care providers in the 
                coordination of such services; and
                    ``(C) increasing community awareness of, and 
                involvement in addressing, the needs of residents of 
                long-term care facilities.'';
            (10)(A) by redesignating paragraph (20) as paragraph (8);
            (B) by moving such paragraph (8) so that such paragraph 
        follows paragraph (7) (as inserted in paragraph (9)); and
            (C) in such paragraph (8), by inserting ``The plan shall'' 
        after ``(8)'';
            (11)(A) by redesignating paragraph (11) as paragraph (9); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (9)--
                    (i) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after ``(9)'';
                    (ii) by striking ``section 307(a)(12)'' and 
                inserting ``section 307(a)(9)''; and
                    (iii) by striking the semicolon at the end and 
                inserting a period;
            (12)(A) by redesignating paragraph (6)(P) as paragraph 
        (10);
            (B) by moving such paragraph (10) so that such paragraph 
        follows paragraph (9) (as redesignated in paragraph (11));
            (C) by indenting such paragraph (10) and aligning the 
        margins of such paragraph with the margins of such paragraph 
        (9); and
            (D) in such paragraph (10)--
                    (i) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after ``(10)''; 
                and
                    (ii) by striking the semicolon and inserting a 
                period;
            (13)(A) by striking paragraphs (6)(N), (18), and (19) 
        (relating to services for older American Indians, older Alaskan 
        Natives, and older Native Hawaiians); and
            (B) by inserting after such paragraph (10) the following 
        paragraph:
            ``(11) The plan shall provide the following assurances 
        concerning services to individuals who are older American 
        Indians, older Alaskan Natives, or older Native Hawaiians:
                    ``(A) If there is a significant population of older 
                American Indians, older Alaskan Natives, or older 
                Native Hawaiians in the area, the area agency on aging 
                will pursue activities, including outreach, to increase 
                the access of such individuals to programs and benefits 
                under this title.
                    ``(B) The area agency on aging will, to the maximum 
                extent practicable, coordinate the services the agency 
                provides under this title with services provided under 
                title VI.'';
            (14) by striking paragraphs (12) (relating to an area 
        option concerning a volunteer services coordinator) and (13) 
        through (16) (relating to description of and assurances 
        concerning activities of an area agency on aging); and
            (15)(A) by redesignating paragraph (17) as paragraph (12); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (12)--
                    (i) by inserting ``The plan shall'' after ``(12)'';
                    (ii) by striking ``section 307(a)(13)(G)'' and 
                inserting ``section 307(a)(10)(D)''; and
                    (iii) by striking the semicolon and inserting a 
                period.
    (b) State Waivers.--Section 306(b) (42 U.S.C. 3026(b)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (2) (relating to procedural 
        requirements for State agency waivers to area agencies on 
        aging); and
            (2) by striking ``(1)'' after ``(b)''.

SEC. 105. STATE PLANS: REORGANIZATION, STREAMLINING, AND INCORPORATION 
              OF PERFORMANCE PARTNERSHIPS.

    (a) In General.--Section 307(a) (42 U.S.C. 3027(a)) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) The plan shall--
                    ``(A) provide that each area agency on aging 
                designated under section 305(a)(2)(A) will--
                            ``(i) develop and submit to the State 
                        agency for approval, in accordance with a 
                        uniform format developed by the State agency, 
                        an area plan that meets the requirements of 
                        section 306, including the requirement of 
                        section 306(a)(4) that the plan identify area 
                        objectives for purposes of the performance 
                        partnerships required under sections 305A and 
                        704A; and
                            ``(ii) amend such area plan as necessary to 
                        incorporate, as appropriate, objectives 
                        specified in the performance partnership 
                        agreements negotiated and entered into by the 
                        State agency under such sections 305A and 704A;
                    ``(B) be based on such area plans; and
                    ``(C) include the proposed performance partnership 
                agreements to be negotiated and entered into with the 
                Assistant Secretary under such sections 305A and 704A 
                (in accordance with section 202A).'';
            (2)(A) by striking paragraphs (3)(A) (relating to 
        evaluation of need for services), (9) (relating to information 
        and assistance services), and (22) (relating to funding shares 
        for priority services); and
            (B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as follows:
            ``(2) The plan shall provide that the State agency will--
                    ``(A) evaluate, using uniform procedures specified 
                in section 202(a)(29), the need for supportive services 
                (including legal assistance, information and 
                assistance, and transportation services), nutrition 
                services, and multipurpose senior centers, within the 
                State;
                    ``(B) determine the extent to which public or 
                private programs and resources (including volunteers 
                and programs and services of voluntary organizations) 
                meet such need; and
                    ``(C) specify minimum percentages, of the funds 
                received by each area agency on aging to carry out 
                activities under part B, to be expended by such area 
                agency on aging to provide each of the categories of 
                services specified in section 306(a)(2) (unless the 
                State agency waives the expenditure requirement 
                specified in this subparagraph for a category under 
                section 306(b)).'';
            (3)(A) by striking paragraphs (3)(B) (relating to 
        maintaining rural funding), (29) (relating to rural services), 
        (33) (relating to intrastate distribution of funds), and (37) 
        (relating to the costs of rural services); and
            (B) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following new 
        paragraph:
            ``(3) The plan shall--
                    ``(A) include (and may not be approved unless the 
                Assistant Secretary approves) the statement and 
                demonstration required by paragraphs (2) and (4) of 
                section 305(d) (relating to intrastate distribution of 
                funds); and
                    ``(B) with respect to services for older 
                individuals residing in rural areas--
                            ``(i) provide assurances that the State 
                        agency will expend for such services for each 
                        fiscal year, under this title and titles V and 
                        VII, not less than 105 percent of the amount 
                        expended for such services by the State for 
                        fiscal year 1978 under this Act;
                            ``(ii) include information identifying, for 
                        each fiscal year for which the plan applies, 
                        the projected costs of providing such services 
                        (including the cost of providing access to such 
                        services) in the State under this Act; and
                            ``(iii) describe the methods used to meet 
                        the needs for such services in the State in the 
                        fiscal year preceding the first year for which 
                        such plan applies.'';
            (4) by striking paragraph (4) (relating to methods of 
        administration and personnel standards);
            (5)(A) by striking paragraph (8) (relating to evaluations 
        and hearings); and
            (B) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following 
        paragraph:
            ``(4) The plan shall provide that the State agency will 
        conduct periodic evaluations of, and public hearings on, 
        activities and projects carried out under the State plan.'';
            (6)(A) by striking paragraph (43) (relating to grievance 
        procedures); and
            (B) by amending paragraph (5) (relating to a hearing for 
        area agencies on aging and providers) to read as follows:
            ``(5) The plan shall provide that the State agency will--
                    ``(A) afford an opportunity for a hearing on 
                request, in accordance with published procedures, to 
                any area agency on aging submitting a plan under this 
                title and to any provider of (or applicant seeking to 
                provide) services under such a plan; and
                    ``(B) issue guidelines applicable to grievance 
                procedures required by section 306(a)(10).'';
            (7) in paragraph (7), by striking subparagraph (C) 
        (relating to contractual and commercial relationships);
            (8)(A) by redesignating paragraph (10) as paragraph (8); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (8), by striking ``(as defined in 
        section 342)'';
            (9) by striking paragraph (11) (relating to a hiring 
        preference for older individuals and individuals trained in the 
        field of aging);
            (10)(A) by redesignating paragraph (12) as paragraph (9);
            (B) in such paragraph (9), by adding before the period ``, 
        and will expend to carry out such program not less than the 
        total amount so expended by the State agency for fiscal year 
        1991 under this Act''; and
            (C) by striking paragraph (21) (relating to maintenance of 
        effort for the long-term care ombudsman program);
            (11)(A) by redesignating paragraph (13) as paragraph (10); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (10)--
                    (i) by striking subparagraphs (B) (relating to 
                primary consideration to congregate meals), (D) 
                (relating to accessibility of congregate meal site), 
                (E) (relating to outreach), (H) (relating to continued 
                use of providers of home-delivered meals), and (M) 
                (relating to nonfinancial eligibility criteria); and
                    (ii)(I) in subparagraph (K), by inserting ``and'' 
                after the semicolon;
                    (II) in subparagraph (L), by striking ``; and'' and 
                inserting a period; and
                    (III) by redesignating subparagraphs (C), (F), (G), 
                and (I) through (L) as subparagraphs (B) through (H), 
                respectively;
            (12) by striking paragraph (14) (relating to restrictions 
        on use of funds for acquisition, alteration, renovation, or 
        construction of facilities);
            (13)(A) by redesignating paragraph (15) as paragraph (11);
            (B) in such paragraph (11)--
                    (i) in subparagraph (D), by striking ``and'' after 
                the semicolon; and
                    (ii) in subparagraph (E), by striking the period 
                and inserting ``; and''; and
            (C)(i) in paragraph (18), by striking all that precedes 
        ``assign personnel'' and inserting ``(18) the State will'';
            (ii) by redesignating such paragraph (18) as subparagraph 
        (F);
            (iii) by moving such subparagraph (F) so that the 
        subparagraph follows subparagraph (E) of paragraph (11) (as 
        redesignated in subparagraph (A)); and
            (iv) by indenting such subparagraph (F) and aligning the 
        margins of such subparagraph with the margins of subparagraph 
        (E) of such paragraph (11);
            (14) by redesignating paragraph (16) as paragraph (12);
            (15) by striking paragraph (17) (relating to in-service 
        personnel training);
            (16) by striking paragraph (19) (relating to assurances 
        that area agencies on aging may give grants or contracts to 
        providers of education and training services);
            (17) by redesignating paragraphs (20), (23), (24), and (25) 
        as paragraphs (13), (14), (15), and (16), respectively;
            (18)(A) by redesignating paragraph (26) as paragraph (17); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (17)--
                    (i) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (C) 
                as clauses (i) through (iii), respectively; and
                    (ii) in the matter preceding clause (i) (as 
                redesignated in clause (i))--
                            (I) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(17)''; 
                        and
                            (II) by striking ``section 306(a)(6)(I)'' 
                        and inserting ``section 306(a)(7)'';
            (19)(A) by redesignating paragraph (44) as subparagraph 
        (B); and
            (B) by moving such subparagraph (B) so that such 
        subparagraph follows subparagraph (A) of paragraph (17) (as 
        designated in paragraph (18));
            (20) by striking paragraph (27) (relating to assurances 
        concerning part D in-home services);
            (21) by striking paragraph (28) (relating to assurances 
        concerning part E special needs assistance);
            (22) by redesignating paragraph (30) as paragraph (18);
            (23) by striking paragraph (31) (relating to a State 
        volunteer services coordinator);
            (24) by redesignating paragraph (32) as paragraph (19);
            (25)(A) by redesignating paragraph (34) as paragraph (20); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (20), by inserting ``(A)'' after 
        ``(20)'';
            (26)(A) in paragraph (35)--
                    (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``older 
                individuals who are Native Americans'' and inserting 
                ``older American Indians, older Alaskan Natives, and 
                older Native Hawaiians''; and
                    (ii) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
                clauses (i) and (ii), respectively; and
            (B) by redesignating paragraph (35) as subparagraph (B) of 
        such paragraph (20);
            (27)(A) by redesignating paragraph (36) as paragraph (21); 
        and
            (B) in such paragraph (21), by striking ``306(a)(20)'' and 
        inserting ``306(a)(8)''; and
            (28) by striking paragraphs (38) (relating to use of 
        funds), (39) (relating to a restriction on preferences), (40) 
        (relating to the part G program for in-home caretakers), (41) 
        (relating to efforts to coordinate services and provide 
        multigenerational activities), and (42) (relating to 
        coordination of transportation services).
    (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 307(f) (42 U.S.C. 3027(f)) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
            (2) by striking paragraph (2).

SEC. 106. STATE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS RELATED TO PERFORMANCE 
              PARTNERSHIPS.

    Section 308 (42 U.S.C. 3028) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new subsection:
    ``(d) In addition to amounts otherwise available under this 
section, each State may use such additional amounts from the allotment 
to the State under section 304 (not to exceed 2 percent of such 
allotment) as the Assistant Secretary may permit, for costs relating to 
the administration of activities carried out through performance 
partnerships under this title and title VII, including the costs of 
developing and negotiating performance partnership agreements and of 
administering, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on activities 
carried out through such partnerships.''.

SEC. 107. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    (a) In General.--The amendments made by this title shall take 
effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
    (b) Application.--The amendments made by this title shall apply 
with respect to a State on the effective date of the first State plan 
submitted under section 307 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
U.S.C. 3027) that takes effect 1 year or later after the date of 
enactment of this Act.

     TITLE II--OTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE OLDER AMERICANS ACT OF 1965

                  Subtitle A--Administration on Aging

SEC. 201. OFFICE FUNCTIONS.

    (a) Office for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian 
Programs.--Section 201(c)(3) (42 U.S.C. 3011(c)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraphs (A)(i), (B), (E), and (G), by striking 
        ``older individuals who are Native Americans'' and inserting 
        ``older American Indians, older Alaskan Natives, and older 
        Native Hawaiians'';
            (2) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ``older'' before 
        ``Native Hawaiians;'';
            (3) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``to Native 
        Americans'' and inserting ``to American Indians, Alaskan 
        Natives, and Native Hawaiians'';
            (4) in subparagraph (F)--
                    (A) by striking ``older Native Americans'' and 
                inserting ``older American Indians, older Alaskan 
                Natives, or older Native Hawaiians'';
                    (B) by striking ``older individuals who are Native 
                Americans'' and inserting ``older American Indians, 
                older Alaskan Natives, or older Native Hawaiians''; and
                    (C) by striking ``to Native Americans'' and 
                inserting ``to American Indians, Alaskan Natives, or 
                Native Hawaiians''; and
            (5) in subparagraph (J), by striking ``older individuals 
        who are Indians, Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians'' and 
        inserting ``older American Indians, older Alaskan Natives, and 
        older Native Hawaiians''.
    (b) Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs.--Subparagraphs 
(C)(ii) and (J) of section 201(d)(3) are amended by striking 
``307(a)(12)'' and inserting ``307(a)(9)''.

SEC. 202. NATIONAL ELDERCARE LOCATOR SERVICE AND OTHER FUNCTIONS OF 
              ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

    (a) In General.--Section 202(a)(24) (42 U.S.C. 3012(a)(24)) is 
amended to read as follows:
            ``(24) develop and operate, either directly or through 
        contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements, a National 
        Eldercare Locator Service, providing nationwide toll-free 
        information and assistance services to identify community 
resources for older individuals;''.
    (b) Technical Amendments.--
            (1) Section 202(a)(26) (42 U.S.C. 3012(a)(26)) is amended 
        by striking ``307(a)(18)'' and inserting ``307(a)(11)(F)''.
            (2) Section 202(c) (42 U.S.C. 3012(c)) is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2).
            (3) Section 202(e)(1)(A) (42 U.S.C. 3012(e)(1)(A)) is 
        amended--
                    (A) in clause (iv), by striking ``, and the 
                information provided by the Resource Centers on Native 
                American Elders under section 429E''; and
                    (B) in clause (vi), by striking the semicolon and 
                inserting a period.

SEC. 203. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR FEDERAL COUNCIL ON THE 
              AGING.

    Section 204(g) (42 U.S.C. 3015(g)) is amended by striking all that 
follows ``to carry out this section'' and inserting ``$226,000 for 
fiscal year 1998 and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal 
years 1999 and 2000.''.

SEC. 204. ADMINISTRATION AND EVALUATION.

    (a) Administration.--Section 205(a)(2)(A) (42 U.S.C. 3016(a)(2)(A)) 
is amended by striking ``subparts 1, 2, and 3'' and inserting 
``subparts 1 and 2''.
    (b) Evaluation.--Section 206(g) (42 U.S.C. 3017(g)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (L), by striking ``311(a)'' and 
                inserting ``311''; and
                    (B) in subparagraphs (N) and (P), by striking 
                ``331'' and inserting ``331(a)''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``subparts 1, 2, and 3'' 
        and inserting ``subparts 1 and 2''.

SEC. 205. REPORTS.

    Section 207 (42 U.S.C. 3018) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (3); and
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as 
                paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(3)(A), by striking ``Finance'' and 
        inserting ``Financing''.

SEC. 206. NUTRITION EDUCATION.

    Section 214 (42 U.S.C. 3020e) is amended by striking 
``307(a)(13)(J)'' and inserting ``307(a)(10)(F)''.

SEC. 207. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION ON AGING.

    Section 215 (42 U.S.C. 3020f) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 215. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``(a) In General.--There are authorized to be appropriated, for 
carrying out the responsibilities of the Administration under this Act, 
$18,149,000 for fiscal year 1998 and such sums as may be necessary for 
each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000.
    ``(b) National Eldercare Locator Service.--Not more than $1,000,000 
of the amount made available under subsection (a) for each fiscal year 
shall be available for the operation of the National Eldercare Locator 
Service under section 202(a)(24).''.

           Subtitle B--State and Community Programs on Aging

SEC. 211. CLARIFICATION CONCERNING SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT 
              OLDER INDIVIDUALS.

    (a) Technical Amendments.--
            (1) Section 301(b) (42 U.S.C. 3021(b)) is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2).
            (2) Section 301(c) (42 U.S.C. 3021(c)) is amended by 
        striking ``307(a)(12)'' and inserting ``307(a)(9)''.
    (b) Services to Individuals Who Are Not Older Individuals.--Section 
301 (42 U.S.C. 3021) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
    ``(d)(1) Federal funds paid to States under this title, and cash 
and in-kind contributions required by section 304(d)(2) as the non-
Federal share of expenditures made under this title, shall be used only 
for activities and services to benefit older individuals and other 
individuals as specifically provided in this title.
    ``(2) Neither paragraph (1) nor any other provision of this title 
shall be construed to prohibit State agencies or area agencies on aging 
from engaging in activities or providing services to benefit 
individuals not described in paragraph (1) using cash or in-kind 
contributions that are not Federal funds described in paragraph (1) and 
are not cash or in-kind contributions required by section 304(d).''.

SEC. 212. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Supportive Services and Senior Centers.--Section 303(a)(1) (42 
U.S.C. 3023(a)(1)) is amended by striking all that precedes ``for the 
purpose'' and inserting ``(1) There are authorized to be appropriated 
$306,711,000 for fiscal year 1998 and such sums as may be necessary for 
each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000,''.
    (b) Congregate Nutrition Services.--Section 303(b)(1) (42 U.S.C. 
3023(b)(1)) is amended by striking all that precedes ``for the 
purpose'' and inserting ``(1) There are authorized to be appropriated 
$375,809,000 for fiscal year 1998 and such sums as may be necessary for 
each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000,''.
    (c) Home-Delivered Nutrition Services.--Section 303(b)(2) (42 
U.S.C. 3023(b)(2)) is amended by striking all that precedes ``for the 
purpose'' and inserting ``(2) There are authorized to be appropriated 
$94,065,000 for fiscal year 1998 and such sums as may be necessary for 
each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000,''.
    (d) Elimination of Authorization for Repealed Programs.--Section 
303 (42 U.S.C. 3023) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b), by striking paragraph (3); and
            (2) by striking subsections (c) through (g).

SEC. 213. ALLOTMENT.

    (a) Elimination of Minimum Allotment for Supportive Activities for 
Caretakers.--Section 304(a) (42 U.S.C. 3024(a)) (as amended in section 
102(a)(2)) is further amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (3); and
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs 
        (3) and (4), respectively.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 304(d)(1)(B) (42 U.S.C. 
3024(d)(1)(B)) is amended by striking ``307(a)(12)'' and inserting 
``307(a)(9)''.

SEC. 214. ORGANIZATION.

    Section 305 (42 U.S.C. 3025) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                        (A), by striking ``, in accordance with 
                        regulations of the Assistant Secretary,''; and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (E)--
                                    (I) by striking ``, in accordance 
                                with guidelines issued by the Assistant 
                                Secretary,''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``older 
                                individuals who are Indians'' and 
                                inserting ``older Indians''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``in 
                        accordance with guidelines issued by the 
                        Assistant Secretary,'';
                            (ii) by redesignating subparagraphs (E) 
                        through (G) as subparagraphs (F) through (H), 
                        respectively;
                            (iii) by inserting after subparagraph (D) 
                        the following:
                    ``(E) include, in the publication for review and 
                comment required by subparagraph (C)--
                            ``(i) a descriptive statement of the 
                        assumptions and goals relating to the funding 
                        formula, and the application of the definitions 
                        of greatest economic need and greatest social 
                        need;
                            ``(ii) a numerical statement of the funding 
                        formula to be used;
                            ``(iii) a listing of the population, 
                        economic, and social data to be used for each 
                        planning and service area in the State; and
                            ``(iv) a demonstration of the allocation of 
                        funds, pursuant to the funding formula, to each 
                        planning and service area in the State;''; and
                            (iv) in subparagraph (G) (as redesignated 
                        in clause (iii))--
                                    (I) by striking ``provide 
                                assurances that the State agency 
                                will''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``307(a)(24)'' and 
                                inserting ``307(a)(15)'';
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``in carrying out 
                the requirement'' and all that follows through 
                ``subsection (a)(1), and'' and inserting ``, in 
                carrying out subsection (a)(1),''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (5)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (B), by striking 
                        ``after the date'' and all that follows through 
                        ``of 1984''; and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (C)(i)(III), by 
                        striking ``services'' and inserting 
                        ``service''; and
            (3) by striking subsection (d).

SEC. 215. AREA PLANS.

    (a) Eligibility of Older American Indians, Older Alaskan Natives, 
and Older Native Hawaiians for Services Under Area Plans.--Subparagraph 
(B) of section 306(a)(11) (42 U.S.C. 3026(a)(11)) (as amended in 
section 104(a)(13)) is further amended by inserting before the period 
the following: ``, and will, notwithstanding any provision of this Act 
restricting eligibility for services to individuals aged 60 or older, 
make services under the area plan available, to the same extent as such 
services are available to older individuals within the service area, to 
older American Indians, older Alaskan Natives, and older Native 
Hawaiians''.
    (b) Coordination of Services for Individuals With Disabilities 
Under Area Plans.--Section 306(a) (42 U.S.C. 3026(a)) (as amended in 
section 104(a)) is further amended by adding at the end the following 
new paragraph:
            ``(13) The plan shall provide assurances that the area 
        agency on aging will coordinate planning, identification, 
        assessment of needs, and services, for older individuals with 
        disabilities, with particular attention given to older 
        individuals with severe disabilities, with the activities of 
        agencies that develop or provide services for individuals with 
        disabilities.''.

SEC. 216. STATE OPTION FOR COST-SHARING.

    (a) Area Plan Requirement.--Section 306(a) (42 U.S.C. 3026(a)) (as 
amended in section 215(b)) is further amended by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(14) The plan shall provide an assurance that any 
        requirement for cost-sharing by recipients of services under 
        the plan will be consistent with the provisions of the State 
        plan described in section 307(a)(22).''.
    (b) State Plan Requirement.--Section 307(a) (42 U.S.C. 3027(a)) (as 
amended in section 105) is further amended by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(22) If the State elects to require cost-sharing by 
        recipients of services under the State plan (or to require or 
        permit area agencies on aging in the State to require cost-
        sharing by recipients of services under area plans), the plan 
        shall--
                    ``(A) provide that no cost-sharing shall be 
                required for--
                            ``(i) information and assistance, outreach, 
                        or case management services;
                            ``(ii) ombudsman or other protective 
                        services; or
                            ``(iii) congregate or home-delivered 
                        nutrition services; and
                    ``(B)(i) exempt from the cost-sharing requirements 
                individuals with incomes below a low-income threshold 
                set by the State; and
                    ``(ii) set cost-sharing rates for individuals with 
                incomes above such threshold on a sliding-fee scale 
                based on income.''.

SEC. 217. STATE PLANS.

    (a) State Option Concerning Consumer-Directed Services.--Section 
307(a) (42 U.S.C. 3027(a)) (as amended in section 216(b)) is further 
amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(23) The plan shall specify--
                    ``(A) whether the State elects to permit area 
                agencies on aging--
                            ``(i) to provide services under this title 
                        or title VII to older individuals through 
                        direct contracts with the individuals 
                        delivering such services; or
                            ``(ii) to provide vouchers or cash to older 
                        individuals to permit such older individuals to 
                        contract with individuals or entities for the 
                        delivery of such services; and
                    ``(B) if the State elects to permit area agencies 
                on aging to provide services under this title or title 
                VII through an arrangement described in subparagraph 
                (A)--
                            ``(i) which supportive services or 
                        nutrition services may be provided through such 
                        an arrangement;
                            ``(ii) the qualifications and other 
                        requirements that shall be met by individuals 
                        and entities providing services under such an 
                        arrangement;
                            ``(iii) the conditions (if any) under which 
                        services may be provided to an older individual 
                        by a family member under such an arrangement; 
                        and
                            ``(iv) if the arrangement is an arrangement 
                        specified in subparagraph (A)(ii), the 
                        requirements (if any) for setting payment rates 
                        or amounts for services provided through such 
                        an arrangement.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 307(b) (42 U.S.C. 3027(b)) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
            (2) by striking paragraph (2) (relating to a waiver of 
        maintenance of effort for rural areas).

SEC. 218. TRANSFER OF FUNDS BETWEEN PROGRAMS.

    Section 308(b) (42 U.S.C. 3028(b)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(A), by striking ``clause 
        (ii)'' and inserting ``subparagraph (B)'';
            (2) in paragraph (4)--
                    (A) by striking ``(A)'' after ``(4)'';
                    (B) by striking ``and except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B)'';
                    (C) by striking ``307(a)(13)'' and inserting 
                ``307(a)(10)''; and
                    (D) by striking subparagraph (B) (relating to the 
                discretion of the Assistant Secretary to permit a State 
                to transfer additional amounts between congregate and 
                home-delivered nutrition service programs);
            (3) by striking paragraph (5) (relating to the authority of 
        a State to transfer funds between nutrition service and other 
        programs), and inserting the following:
    ``(5) Of the funds received by a State for a fiscal year from funds 
appropriated under subsection (a)(1), or under paragraphs (1) and (2) 
of subsection (b), of section 303, the State may elect to transfer not 
more than 20 percent between programs carried out under part B and 
programs carried out under part C, for use as the State considers 
appropriate.''; and
            (4) in paragraphs (6) and (7)--
                    (A) by striking ``(4)(A)'' each place it appears 
                and inserting ``(4)''; and
                    (B) by striking ``(5)(A)'' each place it appears 
                and inserting ``(5)''.

SEC. 219. AVAILABILITY OF DISASTER RELIEF FUNDS TO ORGANIZATIONS.

    Section 310 (42 U.S.C. 3030) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
                    (A) by inserting ``(or to any organization 
                receiving a grant under title VI)'' after ``any 
                State''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``(or for funds used by the 
                organization)'' before ``for the delivery of supportive 
                services'';
            (2) in subsection (a)(2), by inserting ``and 
        organizations'' after ``States'';
            (3) in subsection (a)(3), by inserting ``or organization'' 
        after ``State'' each place it appears; and
            (4) in subsections (b)(1) and (c), by inserting ``and 
        organizations'' after ``States'' each place it appears.

SEC. 220. NUTRITION SERVICES INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

    Section 311 (42 U.S.C. 3030a) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 311. NUTRITION SERVICES INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Purpose.--The purpose of the program carried out under this 
section is to provide incentives to encourage and reward effective 
performance by States and organizations in the efficient delivery of 
nutritious meals to older individuals.
    ``(b) Assistance.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall provide 
assistance under this section--
            ``(1) to States, to enable the States to provide meals 
        under plans approved under this title; and
            ``(2) to organizations, to enable the organizations to 
        provide meals under applications approved under title VI.
    ``(c) States.--
            ``(1) Request.--Each State that seeks assistance under this 
        section for a fiscal year shall request--
                    ``(A) a payment made under paragraph (2);
                    ``(B) commodities distributed under paragraph (3); 
                or
                    ``(C)(i) a percentage of the assistance through 
                such a payment; and
                    ``(ii) the remainder of the assistance through such 
                commodities.
            ``(2) Payments.--
                    ``(A) Funding.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall 
                allot, in accordance with subparagraph (B), a sum equal 
                to 97 percent of the amount appropriated for a fiscal 
                year under subsection (f) to State agencies that--
                            ``(i) request assistance described in 
                        subparagraph (A) or (C)(i) of paragraph (1) for 
                        the fiscal year; and
                            ``(ii) have plans approved under this title 
                        for the fiscal year.
                    ``(B) Allotment and payment.--The Secretary of 
                Agriculture shall allot and pay for the fiscal year, to 
                each State agency described in subparagraph (A), an 
                amount that bears the same ratio to the sum described 
                in subparagraph (A) as the number of meals served in 
                the State, under a plan approved under this title for 
the preceding fiscal year, bears to the total number of meals served in 
all States under all such plans approved for the preceding fiscal year.
                    ``(C) Determination.--For purposes of subparagraph 
                (B), if a State requests assistance described in 
                paragraph (1)(C)(i) for a fiscal year, the number of 
                meals served in the State for the preceding fiscal year 
                shall be considered to be the product of--
                            ``(i) the number of the meals; and
                            ``(ii) the percentage described in 
                        paragraph (1)(C)(i).
            ``(3) Commodities.--
                    ``(A) Eligible agencies.--The Secretary of 
                Agriculture shall make commodities available under this 
                subsection to State agencies that--
                            ``(i) request commodities described in 
                        subparagraph (B) or (C)(ii) of paragraph (1) 
                        for the fiscal year; and
                            ``(ii) have plans approved under this title 
                        for the fiscal year.
                    ``(B) Distribution.--The Secretary of Agriculture 
                shall distribute commodities to State agencies 
                described in subparagraph (A), through authorities 
                including section 32 of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
                amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act, and for other 
                purposes'', approved August 24, 1935 (7 U.S.C. 612c), 
                section 416 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 
                1431), and section 709 of the Food and Agriculture Act 
                of 1965 (7 U.S.C. 1446a-1). The Secretary of 
                Agriculture shall distribute sufficient commodities to 
                a State agency under this paragraph to enable the State 
                agency to carry out the plan described in subparagraph 
                (A)(ii), taking into account any payment made to the 
                State under paragraph (2).
    ``(d) Payments to Organizations.--
            ``(1) Funding.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall allot, 
        in accordance with paragraph (2), a sum equal to 3 percent of 
        the amount appropriated for a fiscal year under subsection (f) 
        to organizations that have applications approved under title VI 
        for the fiscal year.
            ``(2) Allotment and payment.--The Secretary of Agriculture 
        shall allot and pay for the fiscal year, to each organization 
        described in paragraph (1), an amount that bears the same ratio 
        to the sum described in paragraph (1) as the number of meals 
        served by the organization, under an application approved under 
        title VI for the preceding fiscal year, bears to the total 
        number of meals served by all such organizations under all such 
        applications approved for the preceding fiscal year.
    ``(e) Reports.--Each State or organization that seeks assistance 
under this section for a fiscal year shall submit, in the reports 
required by section 307(a)(6), 614(a)(3), or 624(a)(4), as appropriate, 
information on the number of meals served in the State under a plan 
approved under this title, or by the organization under an application 
approved under title VI, for the preceding fiscal year.
    ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to carry out this section $151,250,000 for fiscal year 
1998 and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1999 
and 2000.''.

SEC. 221. WAIVERS OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR STATE PROGRAMS.

    Part A of title III (42 U.S.C. 3021 et seq.) is amended by adding 
at the end the following new section:

``SEC. 315. WAIVERS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Assistant Secretary may waive any of the 
requirements specified in subsection (b) with respect to a State, on 
submission of an application by the State agency containing or 
accompanied by documentation sufficient to establish, to the 
satisfaction of the Assistant Secretary, that--
            ``(1) approval of the State legislature has been obtained 
        or is not required;
            ``(2) the State agency has consulted with area agencies on 
        aging with respect to the proposal for which the waiver is 
        sought;
            ``(3) such proposal has been made available for public 
        review and comment within the State (and a summary of the 
        comment received is submitted with the application); and
            ``(4)(A) the State agency has given adequate consideration 
        to the probable positive and negative consequences of approval 
        of the application; and
            ``(B)(i) the probable benefits for older individuals can 
        reasonably be expected to outweigh any such negative 
        consequences; or
            ``(ii) particular circumstances in the State otherwise 
        justify the waiver.
    ``(b) Requirements Subject to Waiver.--The requirements of this 
title that may be waived under this section are--
            ``(1) any provisions of sections 305, 306, and 307 
        requiring statewide uniformity of programs under this title (to 
        the extent necessary to permit a demonstration, in a limited 
        area of a State, of an innovative approach to assist older 
        individuals);
            ``(2) any area plan requirement under section 306(a);
            ``(3) any State plan requirement under section 307(a);
            ``(4) any restriction, under paragraph (4) or (5) of 
        section 308(b), on the amount that may be transferred between 
        programs carried out under part B and programs carried out 
        under part C, or between programs carried out under subpart 1, 
        and programs carried out under subpart 2, of part C; and
            ``(5) all or any part of the reduction in allotment 
        required under section 309(c) with respect to a State that 
        reduces expenditures under the State plan of the State (but 
        only to the extent that the non-Federal share of expenditures 
        under this title is not reduced below any minimum specified in 
        section 304(d) or any other provision of this title).''.

SEC. 222. CONSOLIDATION OF AUTHORITIES FOR SUPPORTIVE SERVICES AND 
              SENIOR CENTERS.

    (a) Community-Based Care and Services.--Section 321(a)(5) (42 
U.S.C. 3030d(a)(5)) is amended by striking ``including'' and all that 
follows and inserting ``including--
                    ``(A) client assessment, case management services, 
                and development and coordination of community services;
                    ``(B) in-home services for frail older individuals 
                (including supportive services for individuals with 
                Alzheimer's disease or related disorders and with 
                neurological or organic brain dysfunction) and for the 
                families of such frail older individuals;
                    ``(C) supportive activities to meet the special 
                needs of caregivers, including caretakers who provide 
                in-home services to frail older individuals; and
                    ``(D) in-home services and other community 
                services, including home health, homemaker, shopping, 
                escort, reader, and letter writing services, to assist 
                older individuals to live independently in a home 
                environment;''.
    (b) Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.--Section 321(a)(8) (42 
U.S.C. 3030d(a)(8)) is amended by inserting ``disease prevention and 
health promotion services and provision of information regarding such 
services, including'' after ``(8)''.
    (c) Technical Amendment.--Section 321(a)(15) (42 U.S.C. 
3030d(a)(15)) is amended by striking ``307(a)(16)'' and inserting 
``307(c)(12)''.
    (d) General Authority.--Section 321(a)(22) (42 U.S.C. 3030d(a)(22)) 
is amended by inserting ``necessary for the general welfare of older 
individuals'' after ``any other services''.

SEC. 223. CONSOLIDATION OF AUTHORITIES FOR NUTRITION SERVICES.

    (a) School-Based Meals as Congregate Nutrition Services.--
            (1) In general.--Section 331 (42 U.S.C. 3030e) is amended 
        by striking all that precedes ``Assistant Secretary'' and 
        inserting the following:

``SEC. 331. PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.

    ``(a) In General.--The''.
            (2) School-based meals and multigenerational programs.--
                    (A) Amendment.--Section 338 (42 U.S.C. 3030g-11) is 
                amended--
                            (i) by striking subsection (b); and
                            (ii) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) 
                        of subsection (a), by striking all that 
                        precedes ``projects'' and inserting the 
                        following:
    ``(b) School-Based Meals and Multigenerational Programs.--The State 
may include, in projects carried out under this section,''.
                    (B) Placement.--Title III is amended by moving 
                subsection (b) of section 338 (as designated in 
                subparagraph (A)) to the end of section 331.
    (b) Repeal of Superseded Authority.--Part C of title III is amended 
by repealing subpart 3 (42 U.S.C. 3030g-11 et seq.) (other than section 
342 (42 U.S.C. 3030i)) and redesignating subpart 4 (42 U.S.C. 3030g-21 
et seq.) as subpart 3.
    (c) Elimination of Maintenance of Effort.--Section 339A (42 U.S.C. 
3030g-22) is repealed.

SEC. 224. REPEAL OF SUPERSEDED AUTHORITIES.

    Parts D (relating to in-home services for frail older individuals), 
E (relating to additional assistance for special needs of older 
individuals), F (relating to disease prevention and health promotion 
services) (other than section 363 (42 U.S.C. 3030o)), and G (relating 
to supportive activities for caretakers who provide in-home services to 
frail older individuals) of title III (42 U.S.C. 3030h et seq., 3030l, 
3030m et seq., and 3030p et seq.) are repealed.

         Subtitle C--Research, Development, and Demonstrations

SEC. 231. REVISION OF TITLE IV.

    The Act is amended by striking title IV (42 U.S.C. 3030aa et seq.) 
and inserting the following:

``TITLE IV--TRAINING, RESEARCH, AND DISCRETIONARY PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

``SEC. 401. PURPOSES.

    ``(a) In General.--The purposes of this title are--
            ``(1) to expand the knowledge and understanding of the 
        Nation regarding aging and the aging process;
            ``(2) to design, test, and promote utilization of 
        innovative ideas and best practices in programs and services 
        for older individuals;
            ``(3) to help meet the needs for trained personnel in 
        fields related to aging;
            ``(4) to increase the awareness of individuals of all ages 
        of the need to assume personal responsibility for their aging; 
        and
            ``(5) to achieve the purposes described in paragraphs (1) 
        through (4) through--
                    ``(A) education and training to develop an 
                adequately trained workforce to work with and on behalf 
                of older individuals;
                    ``(B) research and policy analysis to improve 
                access to and delivery of programs and services 
                provided under this Act;
                    ``(C) development of methods and practices to 
                improve the quality and effectiveness of programs and 
                services provided under this Act;
                    ``(D) demonstration of new approaches to the 
                design, delivery, and coordination of programs and 
                services provided under this Act;
                    ``(E) provision of technical assistance on the 
                planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and 
                improvement of programs and services under this Act; 
                and
                    ``(F) dissemination of information on aging issues, 
                impact of the issues on individuals and society, and 
                programs and services benefiting older individuals.
    ``(b) Activities Given Special Attention.--The purposes of this 
title include supporting activities under this title to fulfill the 
objectives for older individuals specified in section 101, with special 
attention given to--
            ``(1) the service and advocacy objectives expressed in 
        subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D) of section 301(a)(1) and 
        in section 601; and
            ``(2) the special population groups identified as 
        vulnerable or at risk in this Act.

                  ``Subtitle A--Education and Training

``SEC. 411. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this subtitle is to improve the quality of 
services provided by, and to help meet critical shortages of adequately 
trained personnel for, programs in fields related to aging by 
supporting activities, including--
            ``(1) identifying workforce training and development needs 
        in the fields related to aging;
            ``(2) developing a broad range of educational and training 
        programs and activities for professionals, paraprofessionals, 
        administrators, technicians, and service workers;
            ``(3) encouraging recruitment, training, and placement of 
        minority trainees in key positions within agencies and 
        organizations that provide services related to aging;
            ``(4) improving academic gerontology training and education 
        programs to make the programs more responsive to changing 
        requirements;
            ``(5) increasing the capacity of planning and service 
        organizations that provide services related to aging in order 
        to improve the performance of the staff of such organization 
        and other providers of such services through training and other 
        developmental activities; and
            ``(6) improving the knowledge and skills of teachers, 
        instructors, trainers, guidance counselors, and other personnel 
        development staff concerning aging concepts and workforce 
        opportunities and practices.

``SEC. 412. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Assistant Secretary may make grants to and 
enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private agencies, 
organizations, institutions, and individuals, to support activities 
that achieve the purposes of this subtitle, including--
            ``(1) development and improvement of multidisciplinary 
        education and training programs (including expansion and 
        improvement of curricula, instructional methods and materials, 
        faculty and teacher development, and program administration) in 
        academic institutions and other educational organizations, that 
        prepare individuals for employment in programs and occupations 
        serving older individuals;
            ``(2) development and improvement of continuing education 
        and in-service training opportunities for individuals working 
        in fields related to aging, including the personnel of State 
        offices, area agencies on aging, senior centers, nutrition, 
        counseling, ombudsman, and adult protective services, and legal 
        assistance programs; and
            ``(3) development of curriculum and guidance materials for 
        students in secondary or vocational schools to encourage the 
        students to pursue employment and careers in fields related to 
        aging.
    ``(b) Projects Given Special Consideration.--To achieve the 
purposes of this title, the Assistant Secretary shall give special 
consideration to the support of projects that--
            ``(1) improve opportunities for career training activities 
        to ensure an adequate and competent workforce in fields related 
        to aging;
            ``(2) increase the capacity of State agencies, area 
        agencies on aging, and nonprofit service organizations, to 
        provide short-term in-service training to staff and volunteers;
            ``(3) develop leadership knowledge and skills of managers 
        and administrators of organizations and agencies that, 
        collectively, plan, advocate, and provide services to older 
        individuals, through workshops, seminars, and training 
        institutes;
            ``(4) provide in-service training opportunities for program 
        directors and providers of services to older American Indians, 
        older Alaskan Natives, and older Native Hawaiians under title 
        VI through grants to organizations with applications approved 
        under title VI; and
            ``(5) improve the training and preparation of the workforce 
        (including professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers) 
        providing home and community services for older individuals 
        with physical or cognitive disabilities or mental health 
        disorders.

        ``Subtitle B--Research, Development, and Demonstrations

``SEC. 421. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this subtitle is to improve the quality and 
efficiency of programs serving older individuals through research and 
development projects, and demonstration projects, designed to--
            ``(1) conduct research and policy analysis to--
                    ``(A) develop and synthesize knowledge about aging 
                programs, practices, and policies from 
                multidisciplinary perspectives; and
                    ``(B) assess the effectiveness of services and 
                practices designed to improve access to and delivery of 
                service programs; and
            ``(2) develop, test, and evaluate innovative planning, 
        advocacy, and service practices and programs.

``SEC. 422. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Assistant Secretary may make grants to and 
enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private agencies, 
organizations, institutions, and individuals, to support research or 
policy analysis related to the purpose of this subtitle, including 
development of practices, assessment instruments, and applications 
involving--
            ``(1) use of technology for planning and delivery of 
        services; and
            ``(2) use of interactive communication systems and 
        assistive devices to maintain or increase the independence of 
        older individuals.
    ``(b) Consultation and Collaboration With Other Federal Agencies.--
The Assistant Secretary may consult with, and may enter into formal 
agreements with, other Federal agencies to support aging research and 
development activities, including agreements involving interagency 
transfer of funds to support collaborative research activities 
consistent with the conditions specified in section 451(b).

``SEC. 423. DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.

    ``(a) In General.--The Assistant Secretary may make grants to and 
enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private agencies and 
organizations, to design, test, and demonstrate new approaches to 
planning and delivery of supportive services, nutrition services, and 
other activities to maintain or increase the independence and improve 
the quality of life of older individuals.
    ``(b) Projects Given Priority Consideration.--The Assistant 
Secretary shall give priority consideration to funding any of the 
following projects under this section:
            ``(1) Projects for planning, development, and 
        implementation of new approaches to delivery of home and 
        community-based supportive services for older individuals with 
        disabilities that limit the ability of such individuals to 
        perform activities of daily living, including projects 
        involving the coordination and integration of such services 
        with services for individuals with similar disabilities who are 
        not older individuals, and including approaches that--
                    ``(A) promote individual choice in the selection of 
                services;
                    ``(B) eliminate access barriers to services for 
                populations with the greatest economic need or the 
                greatest social need;
                    ``(C) reduce or eliminate duplication and 
                fragmentation of services;
                    ``(D) strengthen the quality, efficiency, and cost-
                effectiveness of nonprofit service providers;
                    ``(E) improve the quality and effectiveness of 
                personnel of public and private entities involved in 
                service delivery; and
                    ``(F) develop cooperative relationships with 
                private entities to increase the effective use of 
                available public and private resources.
            ``(2) Projects for planning, development, implementation, 
        and evaluation of comprehensive community, State, and tribal 
        models that are designed to prevent crime, violence, and abuse 
        against older individuals and that include--
                    ``(A) public education on such prevention for older 
                individuals;
                    ``(B) supportive services for older individuals who 
                have been victimized;
                    ``(C) improvements in information and data 
                reporting systems;
                    ``(D) coordination of public and private sector 
                services and resources; and
                    ``(E) in-service and cross-service training of 
                personnel concerning criminal justice, health, mental 
                health, and law enforcement fields, social and 
                protective services, and aging and advocacy service 
                systems.
    ``(c) Additional Projects.--The Assistant Secretary may support 
under this section any project designed to achieve the purposes of this 
subtitle, including the following:
            ``(1) Projects to assist older individuals who are at risk 
        of losing their ability to live independently without 
        assistance in accomplishing activities of daily living, 
        including older individuals who, collectively, are disabled by 
        Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, physical 
        disabilities, mental illnesses, emotional stress, and 
        developmental disabilities, through comprehensive State and 
        community model programs providing supportive services to such 
        at-risk older individuals and their families and caregivers, 
        including--
                    ``(A) in-home health care;
                    ``(B) social and medical adult day-care;
                    ``(C) assistance provided by homemaker aides and 
                personal care attendants;
                    ``(D) transportation to and from community health, 
                mental health, and social service facilities;
                    ``(E) respite care, caregiver education, training, 
                and counseling and other supportive services, for 
                primary caregivers of persons who, collectively, are 
                disabled by Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, 
                physical and developmental disabilities, and other 
                serious functional impairments; and
                    ``(F) information and referral, outreach, 
                counseling, and other services to increase access of 
                such older individuals to appropriate medical, 
                nutritional, and supportive services.
            ``(2) Projects addressing the special housing needs of 
        older individuals through activities including--
                    ``(A) developing programs to enable or assist older 
                individuals who are homeowners--
                            ``(i) to maintain their residences through 
                        repairs or renovations; and
                            ``(ii) to increase their physical safety 
                        through structural modifications to, 
                        alterations of, and installation of security 
                        devices for, their residences;
                    ``(B) studying and demonstrating methods of 
                adapting existing housing, or constructing new housing, 
                to meet the needs of older individuals with functional 
                impairments;
                    ``(C) coordinating counseling services for older 
                individuals with counseling services available to 
                residents of Federal- and State-assisted housing 
                facilities with high concentrations of older 
                individuals who are residents of such facilities; and
                    ``(D) developing information, counseling, and 
                referral programs for older individuals who are renters 
                or homeowners on housing options, including 
                information, counseling, and referral programs relating 
                to--
                            ``(i) eligibility requirements;
                            ``(ii) application processes;
                            ``(iii) financing; and
                            ``(iv) legal rights and responsibilities of 
                        tenancy and restricted ownership, including 
                        rights and responsibilities related to 
                        foreclosure and eviction.
            ``(3) Projects to provide education and training to older 
        individuals, designed to enable the older individuals to lead 
        more productive lives through development and demonstration 
        of--
                    ``(A) literacy programs for older individuals, 
                including programs that use peer tutoring;
                    ``(B) pre-retirement counseling and education 
                programs; and
                    ``(C) occupational training and employment 
                placement and counseling activities for older 
                individuals, that are not supported under title V or 
                through programs administered by the Department of 
                Labor.
            ``(4) Projects to improve and develop transportation 
        systems that--
                    ``(A) increase access of older individuals, 
                especially low-income older individuals and older 
                individuals living in rural areas, to community 
                services essential to independent living;
                    ``(B) provide low-cost commuter transportation for 
                in-home personal care aides serving functionally 
                impaired older individuals in under-served public 
                transit areas; and
                    ``(C) provide assisted transportation services for 
                frail or disabled older individuals.
            ``(5) Projects, developed in conjunction with the 
        Corporation for National and Community Service, to develop--
                    ``(A) innovative opportunities for older 
                individuals who are volunteers to fulfill community 
                needs that are not being met by programs (including 
                volunteer programs) in existence on the date of such 
                development, including opportunities to provide--
                            ``(i) multigenerational services addressing 
                        the needs of youth and children; and
                            ``(ii) peer support and home and community 
                        services to other older individuals who have 
                        functional impairments or are otherwise at risk 
                        of losing their ability to live independently; 
                        and
                    ``(B) innovative multigenerational volunteer 
                programs affording opportunities for children, youth, 
                and adults to serve unmet needs of functionally 
                impaired older individuals regardless of their living 
                situation.
            ``(6) Projects to demonstrate effective home and community 
        rehabilitative, health and mental health promotion, and disease 
        prevention activities for older individuals who are at risk of 
        losing their ability to live independently.
            ``(7) Projects to develop innovative approaches to consumer 
        protection for older individuals in home or community settings, 
        addressing consumer rights and protections relating to--
                    ``(A) automobile, health, life, and other insurance 
                policies;
                    ``(B) mortgages and leases (and similar property 
                and housing rights); and
                    ``(C) personal loans and other financial 
                transactions.

                         ``Subtitle C--Centers

``SEC. 431. PURPOSE.

    ``The purpose of this subtitle is to improve the quality of 
services available to older individuals through multifunction, 
multidisciplinary centers and other multifaceted activities, which may 
be used as resources for planners, administrators, policymakers, and 
providers in fields related to aging.

``SEC. 432. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.

    ``(a) National Centers Providing Support to Administrators of Grant 
Programs.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Assistant Secretary may make grants 
        to and enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private 
        agencies and organizations, for the purpose of operating 
        national centers serving primarily as informational resources 
        to State agencies and area agencies on aging administering 
        programs under titles III and VII, organizations administering 
        programs under title VI, and providers of services under any 
        program described in this paragraph.
            ``(2) Functions of centers.--A center funded under this 
        subsection shall focus on selected subject matter areas 
        (including all policy and program issues, such as development, 
        delivery, financing, and coordination of services, concerning 
        such subject matter areas) relating to programs under titles 
        III, VI, and VII, and may focus on program areas such as any of 
        the following:
                    ``(A) Comprehensive home and community-based 
                services, including long-term care services, intended 
                to enable functionally impaired older individuals to 
                remain in their homes and communities.
                    ``(B) Nutrition services, including provision of 
                congregate and home-delivered meals, development of 
                dietary standards, and related matters.
                    ``(C) Information and referral services.
                    ``(D) Services for older American Indians, older 
                Alaskan Natives, or older Native Hawaiians, including 
                older individuals living in tribal areas and older 
                individuals living in nontribal areas.
                    ``(E) Legal assistance.
            ``(3) National ombudsman and elder abuse centers.--Funds 
        available to carry out this subsection may be used, to the 
        extent the Assistant Secretary finds such use to be necessary, 
        to support the activities of the National Ombudsman Resource 
        Center established under section 202(a)(21) and the activities 
        of the National Center on Elder Abuse established under section 
        202(d).
    ``(b) National Education and Training Centers.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Assistant Secretary may make grants 
        to and enter into contracts with public or nonprofit private 
        agencies and organizations for the purpose of operating 
        national centers to encourage leadership and improve education, 
        training, and employment practices for the workforce needed to 
        plan, administer, and provide services under this Act, and to 
        promote policy discussion and development to prepare the Nation 
        for the increased and changing demands of the aging population 
        of the Nation.
            ``(2) Functions of centers.--Centers funded under this 
        subsection may include--
                    ``(A) multidisciplinary academic centers of 
                gerontology that conduct applied research, education, 
                and training, and provide technical assistance and 
                dissemination activities, with special attention given 
                to human resource and development issues affecting 
                special population groups; and
                    ``(B) a national leadership institute on aging that 
                develops and conducts training activities for executive 
                managers and senior officials of government and 
                nonprofit agencies, voluntary groups, professional 
                associations, and other organizations responsible for 
                planning, financing, and providing programs and 
                services for older individuals.
    ``(c) Multifaceted Policy Centers.--
            ``(1) In general.--In addition to the grants and contracts 
        authorized under subsections (a) and (b), the Assistant 
        Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with 
        public or nonprofit private agencies and organizations, for 
        research, policy analysis, technical assistance, information 
        dissemination, or training activities, as appropriate in areas 
        of broad national interest (including areas involving social, 
        economic, health, mental health, or environmental issues) 
        affecting older individuals.
            ``(2) Issues addressed.--A recipient of a grant or contract 
        under this subsection may use funds made available through the 
        grant or contract to address issues including--
                    ``(A) broad societal objectives described in 
                section 101, including issues related to 
                transportation, housing, employment, income security, 
                public safety, health, or mental health; and
                    ``(B) concerns of special population groups of 
                older individuals, including low-income older 
                individuals, older individuals who are women, older 
                individuals residing in rural areas, minority older 
                individuals, and older individuals with disabilities.

``SEC. 433. FUNCTIONS OF GRANT AND CONTRACT RECIPIENTS; ADVISORY 
              BOARDS.

    ``(a) Functions.--In operating a Center, or carrying out 
activities, described in section 432, a recipient of a grant or 
contract under this subtitle shall, as appropriate--
            ``(1) evaluate, analyze, and report on the policies and 
        practices of programs for older individuals to assess the 
        effectiveness of the policies and practices in meeting the 
        needs and improving the quality of life of older individuals 
        and their families and caregivers;
            ``(2) compile, select, and make available research, 
        evaluation, and demonstration project findings that provide 
        useful guidance in determining the needs of older individuals 
        and improving practices in fields related to aging;
            ``(3) develop strategies and models to improve the quality, 
        efficiency, and effectiveness of service programs and 
        activities for older individuals;
            ``(4) develop technical assistance and training materials 
        and participate in workshops, conferences, and events that 
        promote the transfer of useful information and practices 
        concerning older individuals;
            ``(5) sponsor activities that enhance the education and 
        training of a competent workforce in fields related to aging;
            ``(6) assist other recipients of grants or contracts who 
        are conducting demonstration or pilot projects under this Act, 
        by providing documentation, assessment, and other assistance in 
        the planning and implementation of such demonstration or pilot 
        projects; and
            ``(7) conduct information dissemination activities in 
        coordination with such activities of the National Aging 
        Information Center established in section 202(e).
    ``(b) Advisory Boards.--Each center supported by a grant made or 
contract entered into under this subtitle shall establish an advisory 
board that--
            ``(1) shall provide policy guidance with respect to the 
        planning and conduct of activities under such grant or 
        contract; and
            ``(2) whose members shall include representatives of--
                    ``(A) State agencies and area agencies on aging;
                    ``(B) appropriate national, State, and local 
                service organizations; and
                    ``(C) other groups, as appropriate.

     ``Subtitle D--Information Dissemination and Related Activities

``SEC. 441. PURPOSE.

    ``(a) In General.--The purpose of this subtitle is to improve the 
quality, efficiency, availability, and accessibility of services for 
older individuals through support of information dissemination and 
utilization activities that--
            ``(1) collect, preserve, and disseminate, publish, or 
        otherwise make available, relevant materials concerning matters 
        such as research and demonstration findings, and training and 
        technical assistance materials;
            ``(2) synthesize, publish, and disseminate information 
        concerning completed projects carried out under this title that 
        are of demonstrated value, including information relating to--
                    ``(A) technical assistance and training in the 
                implementation and adaptation of methods used in such 
                projects; and
                    ``(B) the development of additional materials that 
                increase the awareness and acceptance of the results of 
                such projects;
            ``(3) locate, publicize, and make available practical self-
        help information for older individuals and their families and 
        encourage the development of appropriate public education 
        activities;
            ``(4) support conferences, forums, and other meetings 
        designed to identify, disseminate, and promote utilization of 
        research findings, policy practices, and best practices; and
            ``(5) provide technical assistance to recipients of grants 
        or contracts that receive support under this title and other 
        recipients of support under this Act on the design, 
        development, and promotion of products and information 
        materials.
    ``(b) Coordination With Other Information Sources.--Such recipients 
of grants or contracts will coordinate activities supported under this 
subtitle with the information dissemination activities of centers 
authorized under subtitle C and other Federal information 
clearinghouses and document repositories.

``SEC. 442. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS.

    ``The Assistant Secretary may make grants to and enter into 
contracts with public or nonprofit private agencies and organizations 
for activities to carry out the purpose of this subtitle, including--
            ``(1) activities of the National Aging Information Center 
        established under section 202(e);
            ``(2) sponsorship and co-sponsorship with other Federal 
        agencies and other public and private organizations of national 
        and regional conferences and other meetings in which the 
        participants disseminate project findings and information 
        related to issues and concerns affecting the well-being of 
        older individuals; and
            ``(3) establishment and administration of a National 
        Academy on Aging to serve as a forum for policy analysis and 
        debate on current and emerging issues affecting the well-being 
        of older individuals and for informing policy officials and the 
        public about such issues.

                    ``Subtitle E--General Provisions

``SEC. 451. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    ``(a) Authorization.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
carry out this title $44,384,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as 
may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000.
    ``(b) Restrictions.--No funds appropriated under this title--
            ``(1) may be transferred to any office or other authority 
        of the Federal Government that is not directly responsible to 
        the Assistant Secretary, unless the funds are used for purposes 
        authorized under this title in accordance with conditions 
        specified by a formal interagency agreement with the other 
        office or authority;
            ``(2) may be used for any program or activity that is not 
        specifically authorized by this title (except as specifically 
        authorized by this Act); or
            ``(3) may be combined with funds appropriated under any 
        other Act if the purpose of combining funds is to make a single 
        discretionary grant or a single discretionary payment, unless 
        such funds appropriated under this title are separately 
        identified in such grant or payment and are used for the 
        purposes of this title.

``SEC. 452. PAYMENTS OF GRANTS.

    ``(a) Contributions by Recipients of Grants or Contracts.--To the 
extent the Assistant Secretary determines to be appropriate, the 
Assistant Secretary shall require the recipient of any grant or 
contract under this title to contribute money, facilities, or services 
for carrying out the project for which such grant or contract is made.
    ``(b) Method of Payment.--Payments made under this title pursuant 
to a grant or contract may be made (after necessary adjustment, in the 
case of grants, on account of previously made overpayments or 
underpayments) in advance or by way of reimbursement, and in such 
installments and on such conditions, as the Assistant Secretary may 
determine to be appropriate.

``SEC. 453. ADMINISTRATION.

    ``(a) Administration on Aging.--In order to carry out the 
provisions of this title effectively, the Assistant Secretary shall 
administer this title through the Administration.
    ``(b) Assistance From Other Agencies.--In carrying out this title, 
the Assistant Secretary may request the technical assistance and 
cooperation of such other agencies and departments of the Federal 
Government as may be appropriate.
    ``(c) Outreach to Applicants.--In writing proposal solicitations 
for grants made under this title and requests for proposals for 
contracts made under this title, the Assistant Secretary shall 
encourage the submission of applications from agencies, organizations, 
and institutions, that represent minorities.
    ``(d) Consultation.--In developing priorities, consistent with the 
requirements of this title, for making grants and entering into 
contracts under this title, the Assistant Secretary shall, consult with 
State agencies, area agencies on aging, recipients of financial 
assistance under title VI, institutions of higher education, 
organizations representing beneficiaries of services under this Act, 
and other organizations and individuals with expertise on aging issues.
    ``(e) Evaluations and Reports.--The Assistant Secretary shall 
ensure that recipients of grants and contracts under this title--
            ``(1) conduct evaluations and prepare reports indicating 
        the benefit of the activities carried out under the grants and 
        contracts to older individuals and to programs carried out 
        under this Act; and
            ``(2) comply with the requirements under this Act.
    ``(f) Report to Congress.--The Assistant Secretary shall prepare 
and submit, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the 
President pro tempore of the Senate, a report for each fiscal year that 
describes activities for which funds were provided under this title and 
that includes--
            ``(1) an abstract describing the purpose and activities of 
        each grant or contract awarded or continued for such year;
            ``(2) the name and address of the recipient of the grant or 
        contract;
            ``(3) the name and affiliation of the project director of 
        the project carried out under the grant or contract;
            ``(4) the period of project performance; and
            ``(5) the amount of Federal funds awarded for the project 
        in the fiscal year for which the report is made.
    ``(g) External Review.--The Assistant Secretary shall establish by 
regulation and implement an external review process to evaluate 
applications for grants made and contracts entered into under this 
title.''.

      Subtitle D--Community Service Employment for Older Americans

SEC. 241. PHASED REDUCTION OF FEDERAL SHARE.

    Section 502(c) (42 U.S.C. 3056(c)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``90 percent'' and 
        inserting ``the Federal share, as specified in paragraph 
        (2),'';
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs 
        (3) and (4), respectively; and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new 
        paragraph:
    ``(2) The Federal share, for purposes of this subsection, shall 
be--
            ``(A) 90 percent for fiscal year 1998;
            ``(B) 89 percent for fiscal year 1999;
            ``(C) 87.5 percent for fiscal year 2000;
            ``(D) 86.5 percent for fiscal year 2001; and
            ``(E) 84 percent for fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding 
        fiscal year.''.

SEC. 242. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 508(a) (42 U.S.C. 3056f(a)) is amended to read as follows:
    ``(a) There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
title such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1998, 
1999, and 2000.''.

                Subtitle E--Grants for Native Americans

SEC. 251. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Terminology.--
            (1) Section 602 (42 U.S.C. 3057a) is amended by striking 
        ``that older'' and all that follows through ``Native 
        Hawaiians'' and inserting ``that older American Indians, older 
        Alaskan Natives, and older Native Hawaiians''.
            (2) Sections 611, 613, and 614(a) (42 U.S.C. 3057b, 3057d, 
        and 3057e(a)) are amended by striking ``older individuals who 
        are Indians'' each place it appears and inserting ``older 
        Indians''.
    (b) Technical Amendment.--Section 611 (42 U.S.C. 3057b) is amended 
by striking ``(a)''.
    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 614(a) (42 U.S.C. 3057e(a)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (9); and
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (12) as 
        paragraphs (9) through (11), respectively.

SEC. 252. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    Section 633(a) (42 U.S.C. 3057n(a)) is amended by striking all that 
precedes ``to carry out this title'' and inserting ``(a) There are 
authorized to be appropriated $18,402,000 for fiscal year 1998, and 
such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1999 and 
2000,''.

             Subtitle F--Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection

SEC. 261. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Ombudsman Program.--Section 702(a) (42 U.S.C. 3058a(a)) is 
amended by striking all that follows ``chapter 2,'' and inserting 
``$4,449,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as may be necessary 
for each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000.''.
    (b) Prevention of Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.--Section 
702(b) (42 U.S.C. 3058a(b)) is amended by striking all that follows 
``chapter 3,'' and inserting ``$6,232,000 for fiscal year 1998, and 
such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1999 and 
2000.''.
    (c) State Elder Rights and Legal Assistance Development Program.--
Section 702(c) (42 U.S.C. 3058a(c)) is amended by striking all that 
follows ``chapter 4,'' and inserting ``such sums as may be necessary 
for each of fiscal years 1998, 1999, and 2000.''.
    (d) Outreach, Counseling, and Assistance Program.--Section 702(d) 
(42 U.S.C. 3058a(d)) is amended by striking all that follows ``chapter 
5,'' and inserting ``$1,976,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as 
may be necessary for each of fiscal years 1999 and 2000.''.

SEC. 262. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Repeal of Inconsistent Provision.--Section 705(a) (42 U.S.C. 
3058d(a)) is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (6)(C)(iii), by adding ``and'' after the 
        semicolon;
            (2) by striking paragraph (7);
            (3) by redesignating paragraph (8) as paragraph (7); and
            (4) in paragraph (7) (as redesignated in paragraph (3)), by 
        striking ``through (7)'' and inserting ``through (6)''.
    (b) Technical Amendments.--
            (1) Section 712(a)(5)(B)(i) (42 U.S.C. 3058g(a)(5)(B)(i)) 
        is amended by inserting a comma after ``welfare''.
            (2) Section 731(b)(4) (42 U.S.C. 3058j(b)(4)) is amended by 
        striking ``Service'' and inserting ``Services''.

SEC. 263. ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR INSURANCE AND PUBLIC BENEFITS.

    Section 741(d) (42 U.S.C. 3058k(d)) is amended by adding at the end 
the following new sentence: ``If the State elects to award funds under 
this section to area agencies on aging or other local entities, the 
State shall give priority to agencies or entities serving planning and 
service areas that have high concentrations of older individuals with 
the greatest economic need or with the greatest social need, and in 
which outreach activities, application assistance, or benefits 
counseling are inadequate.''.

SEC. 264. NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAM.

    Section 751 (42 U.S.C. 3058aa) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c)(2), by striking ``older individuals 
        who are Native Americans'' and inserting ``older American 
        Indians, older Alaskan Natives, or older Native Hawaiians''; 
        and
            (2) in subsection (d), by striking all that follows ``this 
        section,'' and inserting ``such sums as may be necessary for 
        each of fiscal years 1998, 1999, and 2000.''.

SEC. 265. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

    Section 761(2) (42 U.S.C. 3058bb(2)) is amended by striking ``this 
title'' and inserting ``subtitle A''.

                    Subtitle G--Technical Amendments

SEC. 271. DEFINITIONS.

    (a) Relocation of Definitions.--
            (1) Section 302 (42 U.S.C. 3022) (relating to definitions 
        of comprehensive and coordinated system, unit of general 
        purpose local government, and education and training service) 
        is amended--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) 
                as paragraphs (46), (47), and (48), respectively; and
                    (B) by striking all that precedes ``(46)''.
            (2) Section 342 (42 U.S.C. 3030i) (relating to a definition 
        of in-home services) is amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (5)--
                            (i) by striking ``under other programs'' 
                        and inserting ``, other than under part B of 
                        title III''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``this part'' and 
                        inserting ``title III'';
                    (B) in paragraph (7), by redesignating 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B) as clauses (i) and (ii), 
                respectively;
                    (C) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (7) as 
                subparagraphs (A) through (G), respectively; and
                    (D) by striking all that precedes ``term'' and 
                inserting the following:
            ``(49) The''.
            (3) Section 363 (42 U.S.C. 3030o) (relating to a definition 
        of disease prevention and health promotion services) is 
        amended--
                    (A) in paragraph (5), by redesignating 
                subparagraphs (A) through (C) as clauses (i) through 
                (iii), respectively;
                    (B) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (12) as 
                subparagraphs (A) through (L), respectively;
                    (C) in subparagraph (L) (as redesignated in 
                subparagraph (B)), by striking ``paragraphs (1) through 
                (11)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (A) through (K)'';
                    (D) in the second sentence, by striking all that 
                precedes ``term'' and inserting the following:
        ``The''; and
                    (E) by striking all that precedes ``term'' the 
                first place it appears and inserting the following:
            ``(50) The''.
            (4)(A) The Act is amended--
                    (i) by moving paragraphs (46), (47), and (48) (as 
                redesignated in paragraph (1)) to the end of section 
                102 (as amended in section 101(a)) (42 U.S.C. 3002); 
                and
                    (ii) by moving paragraphs (49) and (50) (as 
                designated in paragraphs (2) and (3)) to the end of 
                section 102.
            (B) Such paragraphs (49) and (50) are amended--
                    (i) by indenting the clauses in such paragraphs and 
                aligning the margins of such clauses with the margins 
                of clause (i) of section 102(22)(A) (42 U.S.C. 
                3002(22)(A)); and
                    (ii) by indenting the subparagraphs in such 
                paragraphs and aligning the margins of such 
                subparagraphs with the margins of subparagraph (B) of 
                section 102(28) (42 U.S.C. 3002(28)).
            (5)(A) Section 102 (as amended in paragraph (4)) is further 
        amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(51)(A) The term `older Alaskan Native' means an older 
        individual who is an Alaskan Native.
            ``(B) The term `older American Indian' means an older 
        individual who is an American Indian.
            ``(C) The term `older Indian' means an older individual who 
        is an Indian.
            ``(D) The term `older Native Hawaiian' means an older 
        individual who is a Native Hawaiian.
            ``(52) The term `Alaskan Native' means a person who is a 
        member of an Alaska Native village or regional or village 
        corporation referred to in paragraph (28)(B).
            ``(53) The term `American Indian' means an Indian who is 
        not an Alaskan Native.
            ``(54) The term `Native Hawaiian' means any individual any 
        of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area 
        that consists of the Hawaiian Islands.''.
            (B) Section 625 (42 U.S.C. 3057k) is repealed.
    (b) Redesignation of Definitions.--
            (1) Section 102(5) (42 U.S.C. 3002(5)) is amended by 
        inserting ``(A)'' after ``(5)''.
            (2) Section 102(6) (42 U.S.C. 3002(6)) is amended--
                    (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
                clauses (i) and (ii), respectively; and
                    (B) by striking ``(6)'' and inserting ``(B)''.
            (3) Section 102(7) (42 U.S.C. 3002(7)) is amended by 
        striking ``(7)'' and inserting ``(C)''.
            (4) Section 102(8) (42 U.S.C. 3002(8)) is amended--
                    (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) through (I) 
                as clauses (i) through (ix), respectively; and
                    (B) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(8)''.
            (5) Section 102(9) (42 U.S.C. 3002(9)) is amended--
                    (A) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
                clauses (i) and (ii), respectively;
                    (B) in clause (ii) (as redesignated in subparagraph 
                (A)), by striking ``subparagraphs (A) through (G) of 
                paragraph (8)'' and inserting ``clauses (i) through 
                (vii) of subparagraph (A)''; and
                    (C) by striking ``(9)'' and inserting ``(B)''.
    (c) Technical Amendment.--Section 102(34)(C) (42 U.S.C. 
3002(34)(C)) is amended by striking ``307(a)(12)'' and inserting 
``307(a)(9)''.
    (d) Alphabetical Order.--Section 102 (42 U.S.C. 3002) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (13), (14), (15), (16), 
        (52), (53), (17), (18), (2), (10), (19), (20), (21), (22), 
        (46), (23), (8), (50), (48), (24), (25), (26), (27), (28), 
        (29), (30), (49), (5), (31), (11), (32), (33), (34), (35), 
        (36), (54), (37), (4), (51), (38), (45), (39), (40), (41), 
        (42), (1), (3), (43), (44), (12), and (47) as paragraphs (1) 
        through (51), respectively; and
            (2) by moving each of paragraphs (1) through (51) (as 
        redesignated in paragraph (1)), respectively, to the end of 
        such section.

SEC. 272. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS TO OTHER ACTS.

    (a) National School Lunch Act.--Section 14(c) of the National 
School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1762a(c)) is amended by striking ``section 
311(a)(4) of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3030(a)(4)) or 
for cash payments in lieu of such donations under section 311(b)(1) of 
such Act (42 U.S.C. 3030(b)(1))'' and inserting ``section 311 of the 
Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3030a)''.
    (b) Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976.--Section 
412(6) of the Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings Act of 1976 (42 
U.S.C. 6862(6)) is amended by striking ``paragraphs (4), (5), and (6), 
respectively, of''.

SEC. 273. OVERALL TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.

    (a) Recommended Legislation.--The Secretary of Health and Human 
Services shall prepare and submit to Congress recommended legislation 
containing technical and conforming amendments to reflect the changes 
made by this Act.
    (b) Submission to Congress.--Not later than 120 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
shall submit the recommended legislation referred to in subsection (a).

                       Subtitle H--Effective Date

SEC. 281. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    (a) In General.--The amendments made by this title shall take 
effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
    (b) Application.--The amendments made by this title shall apply 
with respect to a State on the effective date of the first State plan 
submitted under section 307 of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 
U.S.C. 3027) that takes effect 1 year or later after the date of 
enactment of this Act.

               TITLE III--WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING

SEC. 301. DEFINITIONS.

    In this title:
            (1) Area agency on aging.--The term ``area agency on 
        aging'' has the meaning given the term in section 102 of the 
        Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3002).
            (2) Conference.--The term ``Conference'' means the White 
        House Conference on Aging.
            (3) Older american indian; older alaskan native; older 
        native hawaiian.--The terms ``older American Indian'', ``older 
        Alaskan Native'', and ``older Native Hawaiian'' have the 
        meanings given the terms in section 102 of the Older Americans 
        Act of 1965.
            (4) Older individual.--The term ``older individual'' has 
        the meaning given the term in section 102 of the Older 
        Americans Act of 1965.
            (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Health and Human Services.
            (6) State.--The term ``State'' means any of the several 
        States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin 
        Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the 
        Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of 
        Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau.
            (7) State agency.--The term ``State agency'' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 102 of the Older Americans 
        Act of 1965.

SEC. 302. WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE AUTHORIZED.

    (a) Authority To Call Conference.--Not later than December 31, 
2005, the President shall convene a White House Conference on Aging in 
order to develop recommendations for additional research and action in 
the fields related to aging, which will further the purposes specified 
in subsection (c).
    (b) Planning and Direction.--The Conference shall be planned and 
conducted under the direction of the Secretary in cooperation with the 
Assistant Secretary for Aging and the heads of such other Federal 
departments and agencies as may be appropriate. In cooperating with the 
Assistant Secretary for aging, the head of such a department or agency 
may detail any Federal Government employee to the Assistant Secretary 
without reimbursement, and such detail shall be without interruption or 
loss of civil service status or privilege.
    (c) Purposes of the Conference.--The purposes of the Conference 
shall be--
            (1) to increase the public awareness of the interdependence 
        of generations, and the essential contributions of older 
        individuals to society, for the well-being of all generations;
            (2) to identify the problems facing older individuals and 
        the commonalities of the problems with problems of younger 
        generations;
            (3) to examine the well-being of older individuals, 
        including the impact the well-being of older individuals has on 
        the aging society of the United States;
            (4) to develop such specific and comprehensive 
        recommendations for executive and legislative action as may be 
        appropriate for maintaining and improving the well-being of 
        older individuals;
            (5) to develop--
                    (A) recommendations for the coordination of Federal 
                policy with State and local needs, regarding older 
                individuals; and
                    (B) recommendations for the implementation of the 
                recommendations described in subparagraph (A); and
            (6) to review the status and multigenerational value of 
        recommendations adopted at previous Conferences, regarding 
        older individuals.
    (d) Conference Participants and Delegates.--
            (1) Participants.--In order to carry out the purposes 
        described in subsection (c), the Conference shall bring 
        together--
                    (A) representatives of Federal, State, and local 
                governments;
                    (B) professional and other people who are working 
                in fields related to aging; and
                    (C) representatives of the general public, 
                particularly older individuals.
            (2) Selection of delegates.--The delegates to the 
        Conference shall be selected without regard to political 
        affiliation or past partisan activity and shall, to the best of 
        the ability of the appointing authority, be representative of 
        the points of view of persons in fields related to aging. The 
        delegates shall include individuals who are professionals, 
        minority individuals, individuals from low-income families, and 
        other individuals. A majority of the delegates shall be age 55 
        or older.

SEC. 303. CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Administration.--In administering this title, the Secretary 
shall--
            (1) provide written notice to all members of the Policy 
        Committee established in section 304 of each meeting, hearing, 
        or working session of the Policy Committee not later than 48 
        hours before the occurrence of such meeting, hearing, or 
        working session;
            (2) request the cooperation and assistance of the heads of 
        such other Federal departments and agencies as may be 
        appropriate to carry out this title;
            (3) furnish all reasonable assistance, including financial 
        assistance, to entities that are State agencies, area agencies 
        on aging, or other appropriate organizations (including 
        organizations representing older American Indians, older 
        Alaskan Natives, or older Native Hawaiians), to enable the 
        entities to organize and conduct conferences and other 
        activities in conjunction with the Conference, including--
                    (A) activities carried out in advance of the 
                Conference, as part of the process of planning for the 
                Conference; and
                    (B) activities carried out subsequent to the 
                Conference in connection with dissemination, 
                discussion, and implementation of recommendations of 
                the Conference;
            (4) make available for public comment a proposed agenda, 
        prepared by the Policy Committee, for the Conference that will 
        reflect to the greatest extent possible the major issues facing 
        older individuals;
            (5) prepare and make available, for the use of delegates to 
        the Conference, background materials that the Secretary 
        determines to be necessary; and
            (6) engage such additional personnel as may be necessary to 
        carry out the provisions of this title without regard to the 
        provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing 
        appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to 
        the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 
        of such title relating to classification of positions and 
        General Schedule pay rates.
    (b) Duties.--The Secretary, in carrying out the responsibilities 
and functions of the Secretary under this title, and as part of the 
Conference, shall ensure that--
            (1) the conferences described in subsection (a)(3)--
                    (A) include a conference on individuals who are 
                older American Indians, older Alaskan Natives, and 
                older Native Hawaiians to identify conditions that 
                adversely affect such individuals, to propose solutions 
                to ameliorate such conditions, and to provide for the 
                exchange of information relating to the delivery of 
                services to such individuals; and
                    (B) are conducted so as to ensure broad 
                participation of older individuals;
            (2) the agenda prepared under subsection (a)(4) for the 
        Conference is published in the Federal Register not later than 
        30 days after the agenda is approved by the Policy Committee, 
        and the Secretary may republish such agenda together with the 
        recommendations of the Secretary regarding the agenda;
            (3) the personnel engaged under subsection (a)(6) are 
        fairly balanced in terms of points of views represented, and 
        are appointed without regard to political affiliation or past 
        partisan activity;
            (4) the recommendations of the Conference are not 
        inappropriately influenced by any appointing authority or by 
        any special interest, but are the result of the independent 
        judgment of the Conference; and
            (5) recent and adequate statistical data, including 
        decennial census data, and other information on the well-being 
        of older individuals in the United States are readily 
available, in advance of the Conference, to the delegates of the 
Conference, together with such information as may be necessary to 
evaluate Federal programs and policies relating to aging.
    (c) Grants and Contracts.--In carrying out subsection (b)(5), the 
Secretary may make grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements 
with, public or nonprofit private agencies and organizations.
    (d) Gifts.--The Secretary may accept, on behalf of the United 
States, gifts (in cash or in kind, including voluntary and 
uncompensated services), and may use or dispose of such gifts to carry 
out this title. Such gifts shall be available in addition to amounts 
appropriated to carry out this title.
    (e) Records.--The Secretary shall maintain records regarding--
            (1) the sources, amounts, and uses of gifts accepted under 
        subsection (d); and
            (2) the identity of each person receiving assistance to 
        carry out this title and the amount of such assistance received 
        by each such person.

SEC. 304. POLICY COMMITTEE; RELATED COMMITTEES.

    (a) Policy Committee.--
            (1) Establishment.--There is established a Policy Committee 
        comprised of 25 members to be selected, not later than 90 days 
        after the date of enactment of the Older Americans Act 
        Amendments of 1997, as follows:
                    (A) Presidential appointees.--Thirteen members 
                shall be selected by the President and shall include--
                            (i) 3 members who are officers or employees 
                        of the United States; and
                            (ii) 10 members with experience in fields 
                        related to aging, who may include 
                        representatives of public aging agencies, 
                        institution-based organizations, and minority 
                        aging organizations, and shall include a member 
                        of the Federal Council on the Aging.
                    (B) House appointees.--Four members shall be 
                selected by the Speaker of the House of 
                Representatives, after consultation with the Minority 
                Leader of the House of Representatives, and shall 
                include at least 1 member of the Committee on Education 
                and the Workplace, and at least 1 member of the 
                Committee on Ways and Means, of the House of 
                Representatives. Not more than 3 members selected under 
                this subparagraph may be associated or affiliated with 
                the same political party.
                    (C) Senate appointees.--Four members shall be 
                selected by the Majority Leader of the Senate, after 
                consultation with the Minority Leader of the Senate, 
                and shall include at least 1 member of the Committee on 
                Labor and Human Resources, and at least 1 member of the 
                Special Committee on Aging, of the Senate. Not more 
                than 3 members selected under this subparagraph may be 
                associated or affiliated with the same political party.
                    (D) Joint appointees.--Four members shall be 
                selected jointly by the Speaker of the House of 
                Representatives and the Majority Leader of the Senate, 
                after consultation with the Minority Leaders of the 
                House of Representatives and Senate, and shall include 
                representatives with experience in fields related to 
                aging, who may include representatives described in 
                subparagraph (A)(ii). Not more than 2 members selected 
                under this subparagraph may be associated or affiliated 
                with the same political party.
            (2) Period of appointment; vacancies.--Members shall be 
        appointed for the life of the Policy Committee. Any vacancy in 
        the Policy Committee shall not affect the powers of the Policy 
        Committee, but shall be filled in the same manner as the 
        original appointment.
            (3) Duties of the policy committee.--
                    (A) Meetings.--The Policy Committee shall initially 
                meet at the call of the Secretary, but not later than 
                30 days after the last member is selected under 
                paragraph (1). Subsequent meetings of the Policy 
                Committee shall be held at the call of the chairperson 
                of the Policy Committee.
                    (B) Duties.--Through meetings, hearings, and 
                working sessions, the Policy Committee shall--
                            (i) make recommendations to the Secretary 
                        to facilitate the timely convening of the 
                        Conference;
                            (ii) formulate and approve a proposed 
                        agenda for the Conference not later than 60 
                        days after the first meeting of the Policy 
                        Committee;
                            (iii) make recommendations for participants 
                        and delegates of the Conference;
                            (iv) establish the number of delegates to 
                        be selected under section 302(d)(2); and
                            (v) formulate and approve the initial 
                        report of the Conference in accordance with 
                        section 305.
            (4) Quorum; committee voting; chairperson.--
                    (A) Quorum.--Thirteen members of the Policy 
                Committee shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of 
conducting the business of the Policy Committee, except that 17 members 
of the Policy Committee shall constitute a quorum for purposes of 
approving the agenda required by paragraph (3)(B)(ii) and the report 
required by paragraph (3)(B)(v).
                    (B) Voting.--The Policy Committee shall act by the 
                vote of the majority of the members of the Policy 
                Committee who are present.
                    (C) Chairperson.--The President shall select a 
                chairperson from among the members of the Policy 
                Committee. The chairperson may vote only to break a tie 
                vote of the other members of the Policy Committee.
    (b) Other Committees.--The Secretary may establish such other 
committees, including technical committees, as may be necessary to 
assist in planning, conducting, and reviewing the Conference.
    (c) Composition of Committees.--Each committee established under 
subsection (b) shall be composed of professionals and other members, 
and shall include individuals from low-income families, and individuals 
who are American Indians, Alaskan Natives, or Native Hawaiians. The 
Secretary shall make appropriate efforts to include individuals who are 
members of minority groups. A majority of the public members of each 
such committee shall be age 55 or older.
    (d) Compensation of Members.--
            (1) In general.--Each member of a committee described in 
        this section who is not an officer or employee of the Federal 
        Government shall be compensated at a rate equal to the daily 
        equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level 
        IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, 
        United States Code, for each day (including travel time) during 
        which such member is engaged in the performance of the duties 
        of the Policy Committee. All members of the Policy Committee 
        who are officers or employees of the United States shall 
serve without compensation in addition to that received for their 
services as officers or employees of the United States.
            (2) Travel expenses.--The members of the Policy Committee 
        shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
        subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies 
        under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States 
        Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business 
        in the performance of services for the Policy Committee.
    (e) Termination.--The Policy Committee shall terminate on the later 
of--
            (1) the date of submission of the initial report described 
        in section 305(c); and
            (2) the date of submission of the recommendations described 
        in section 305(d).

SEC. 305. REPORT OF THE CONFERENCE.

    (a) Proposed Report.--The Secretary shall ensure that a proposed 
report of the Conference, which shall include a statement of 
comprehensive coherent national policy on aging together with findings 
and recommendations for the implementation of the policy, shall be 
published and submitted to the chief executive officers of the States 
not later than 90 days after the date on which the Conference is 
adjourned. The Secretary shall ensure that the findings and 
recommendations included in the published proposed report shall be 
immediately available to the public.
    (b) Response to Proposed Report.--The chief executive officers of 
the States, after reviewing, and soliciting recommendations and 
comments on, the proposed report of the Conference, shall submit to the 
Policy Committee, not later than 90 days after receiving the report, 
their views and findings on the recommendations of the Conference.
    (c) Reports.--
            (1) Initial report.--The Policy Committee shall, after 
        reviewing the views and findings of the chief executive 
        officers of the States, prepare, approve, and submit to the 
        Secretary an initial report of the Conference, which shall 
        include a compilation of the actions of the chief executive 
        officers of the States in response to the Conference and take 
        into consideration the views and findings of such officers.
            (2) Publication of initial report; final report.--Not later 
        than 60 days after the Policy Committee submits the initial 
        report, the Secretary shall publish the initial report in the 
        Federal Register. The Secretary shall republish as a final 
        report, the initial report together with such additional views 
        and recommendations as the Secretary considers to be 
        appropriate.
    (d) Recommendations of the Policy Committee.--The Policy Committee 
shall, not later than 90 days after submission of the views and 
findings of the chief executive officers of the States, prepare, 
publish, and submit to the President and to Congress recommendations 
for the administrative action and the legislation necessary to 
implement the recommendations contained within the final report.

SEC. 306. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) Authorization.--
            (1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated to 
        carry out this title such sums as may be necessary for fiscal 
        years 2005 through 2007.
            (2) Contracts.--Authority to make grants or enter into 
        contracts under this title shall be effective only to the 
        extent, or in such amounts as are, provided in advance in 
        appropriation Acts.
    (b) Availability of Funds.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), funds 
        appropriated to carry out this title and funds received as 
        gifts under section 303(d) shall remain available for 
        obligation or expenditure until the expiration of the 1-year 
        period beginning on the date the Conference adjourns.
            (2) Unobligated funds.--Any funds described in paragraph 
        (1) that are neither obligated nor expended before the 
        expiration of the 1-year period beginning on the date the 
        Conference adjourns shall be available to carry out the Older 
        Americans Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.).

SEC. 307. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.

    Title II of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1987 (42 U.S.C. 
3001 note) is repealed.
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