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110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    110-424

_______________________________________________________________________




 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN 
   SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 
           ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                              to accompany

                               H.R. 3043




                November 5, 2007.--Ordered to be printed




 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN 
   SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 
           ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES





110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    110-424
_______________________________________________________________________




  MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN 
   SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 
           ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                               __________

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                              to accompany

                               H.R. 3043




                November 5, 2007.--Ordered to be printed







110th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    110-424

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MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN 
   SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 
           ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

                November 5, 2007.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Mr. Obey, from the committee on conference, submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 3043]

    The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the 
two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
3043) ``making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other 
purposes'', having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an 
amendment, as follows:
    In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said 
amendment, insert:

SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

Sec. 1. Table of contents.
Sec. 2. References.
Sec. 3. Statement of Appropriations.

DIVISION A--LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION, AND RELATED 
                      AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS, 2008

Title I--Department of Labor
Title II--Department of Health and Human Services
Title III--Department of Education
Title IV--Related Agencies
Title V--General Provisions

   DIVISION B--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED 
                      AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS, 2008

Title I--Department of Defense
Title II--Department of Veterans Affairs
Title III--Related Agencies
Title IV--General Provisions

SEC. 2. REFERENCES.

    Except as expressly provided otherwise, any reference to 
``this Act'' contained in any division of this Act shall be 
treated as referring only to the provisions of that division.

SEC. 3. STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    The following sums in this Act are appropriated, out of any 
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2008.

   DIVISION A--DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND 
        EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008

                                TITLE I

                          DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

    For necessary expenses of the Workforce Investment Act of 
1998 (``WIA''), the Denali Commission Act of 1998, and the 
Women in Apprenticeship and Non-Traditional Occupations Act of 
1992, including the purchase and hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, the construction, alteration, and repair of buildings 
and other facilities, and the purchase of real property for 
training centers as authorized by the WIA; $3,618,940,000, plus 
reimbursements, is available. Of the amounts provided:
            (1) for grants to States for adult employment and 
        training activities, youth activities, and dislocated 
        worker employment and training activities, 
        $2,994,510,000 as follows:
                    (A) $864,199,000 for adult employment and 
                training activities, of which $152,199,000 
                shall be available for the period July 1, 2008 
                to June 30, 2009, and of which $712,000,000 
                shall be available for the period October 1, 
                2008 through June 30, 2009;
                    (B) $940,500,000 for youth activities, 
                which shall be available for the period April 
                1, 2008 through June 30, 2009; and
                    (C) $1,189,811,000 for dislocated worker 
                employment and training activities, of which 
                $341,811,000 shall be available for the period 
                July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, and of 
                which $848,000,000 shall be available for the 
                period October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009:
        Provided, That notwithstanding the transfer limitation 
        under section 133(b)(4) of the WIA, up to 30 percent of 
        such funds may be transferred by a local board if 
        approved by the Governor;
            (2) for federally administered programs, 
        $483,371,000 as follows:
                    (A) $282,092,000 for the dislocated workers 
                assistance national reserve, of which 
                $6,300,000 shall be available on October 1, 
                2007, of which $63,792,000 shall be available 
                for the period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 
                2009, and of which $212,000,000 shall be 
                available for the period October 1, 2008 
                through June 30, 2009: Provided, That up to 
                $125,000,000 may be made available for 
                Community-Based Job Training grants from funds 
                reserved under section 132(a)(2)(A) of the WIA 
                and shall be used to carry out such grants 
                under section 171(d) of such Act, except that 
                the 10 percent limitation otherwise applicable 
                to the amount of funds that may be used to 
                carry out section 171(d) shall not be 
                applicable to funds used for Community-Based 
                Job Training grants: Provided further, That 
                funds provided to carry out section 
                132(a)(2)(A) of the WIA may be used to provide 
                assistance to a State for State-wide or local 
                use in order to address cases where there have 
                been worker dislocations across multiple 
                sectors or across multiple local areas and such 
                workers remain dislocated; coordinate the State 
                workforce development plan with emerging 
                economic development needs; and train such 
                eligible dislocated workers: Provided further, 
                That funds provided to carry out section 171(d) 
                of the WIA may be used for demonstration 
                projects that provide assistance to new 
                entrants in the workforce and incumbent 
                workers: Provided further, That $2,600,000 
                shall be for a noncompetitive grant to the 
                National Center on Education and the Economy, 
                which shall be awarded not later than 30 days 
                after the date of enactment of this Act: 
                Provided further, That $1,500,000 shall be for 
                a non-competitive grant to the AFL-CIO Working 
                for America Institute, which shall be awarded 
                not later than 30 days after the date of 
                enactment of this Act: Provided further, That 
                $2,200,000 shall be for a non-competitive grant 
                to the AFL-CIO Appalachian Council, 
                Incorporated, for Job Corps career transition 
                services, which shall be awarded not later than 
                30 days after the date of enactment of this 
                Act;
                    (B) $55,039,000 for Native American 
                programs, which shall be available for the 
                period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009;
                    (C) $82,740,000 for migrant and seasonal 
                farmworker programs under section 167 of the 
                WIA, including $77,265,000 for formula grants 
                (of which not less than 70 percent shall be for 
                employment and training services), $4,975,000 
                for migrant and seasonal housing (of which not 
                less than 70 percent shall be for permanent 
                housing), and $500,000 for other discretionary 
                purposes, which shall be available for the 
                period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009: 
                Provided, That, notwithstanding any other 
                provision of law or related regulation, the 
                Department shall take no action limiting the 
                number or proportion of eligible participants 
                receiving related assistance services or 
                discouraging grantees from providing such 
                services;
                    (D) $1,000,000 for carrying out the Women 
                in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional 
                Occupations Act, which shall be available for 
                the period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009; 
                and
                    (E) $62,500,000 for YouthBuild activities 
                as described in section 173A of the WIA, which 
                shall be available for the period April 1, 2008 
                through June 30, 2009;
            (3) for national activities, $141,059,000, which 
        shall be available for the period July 1, 2008 through 
        July 30, 2009 as follows:
                    (A) $50,569,000 for Pilots, Demonstrations, 
                and Research, of which $5,000,000 shall be for 
                grants to address the employment and training 
                needs of young parents (notwithstanding the 
                requirements of sections 171(b)(2)(B) or 
                171(c)(4)(D) of the WIA): Provided, That 
                funding provided to carry out projects under 
                section 171 of the WIA that are identified in 
                the statement of the managers on the conference 
                report accompanying this Act, shall not be 
                subject to the requirements of section 
                171(b)(2)(B) and 171(c)(4)(D) of the WIA, the 
                joint funding requirements of sections 
                171(b)(2)(A) and 171(c)(4)(A) of the WIA, or 
                any time limit requirements of sections 
                171(b)(2)(C) and 171(c)(4)(B) of the WIA;
                    (B) $78,694,000 for ex-offender activities, 
                under the authority of section 171 of the Act, 
                notwithstanding the requirements of sections 
                171(b)(2)(B) or 171(c)(4)(D), of which not less 
                than $59,000,000 shall be for youthful offender 
                activities: Provided, That $50,000,000 shall be 
                available from program year 2007 and program 
                year 2008 funds for competitive grants to local 
                educational agencies or community-based 
                organizations to develop and implement 
                mentoring strategies that integrate educational 
                and employment interventions designed to 
                prevent youth violence in schools identified as 
                persistently dangerous under section 9532 of 
                the Elementary and Secondary Education Act;
                    (C) $4,921,000 for Evaluation under section 
                172 of the WIA; and
                    (D) $6,875,000 for the Denali Commission, 
                which shall be available for the period July 1, 
                2008 through June 30, 2009.
    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public 
Law 107-116 to carry out the activities of the National Skills 
Standards Board, $44,000 are rescinded.
    Of the unexpended balances remaining from funds 
appropriated to the Department of Labor under this heading for 
fiscal years 2005 and 2006 to carry out the Youth, Adult and 
Dislocated Worker formula programs under the Workforce 
Investment Act, $245,000,000 are rescinded: Provided, That the 
Secretary of Labor may, upon the request of a State, apply any 
portion of the State's share of this rescission to funds 
otherwise available to the State for such programs during 
program year 2007: Provided further, That notwithstanding any 
provision of such Act, the Secretary may waive such 
requirements as may be necessary to carry out the instructions 
relating to this rescission in the statement of the managers on 
the conference report accompanying this Act.

            COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT FOR OLDER AMERICANS

    To carry out title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965, 
$530,900,000, which shall be available for the period July 1, 
2008 through June 30, 2009.

              FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCES

    For payments during fiscal year 2008 of trade adjustment 
benefit payments and allowances under part I of subchapter B of 
chapter 2 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, and section 246 
of that Act; and for training, allowances for job search and 
relocation, and related State administrative expenses under 
Part II of subchapter B of chapter 2 of title II of the Trade 
Act of 1974, $888,700,000, together with such amounts as may be 
necessary to be charged to the subsequent appropriation for 
payments for any period subsequent to September 15, 2008.

     STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OPERATIONS

    For authorized administrative expenses, $90,517,000, 
together with not to exceed $3,337,506,000 which may be 
expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in 
the Unemployment Trust Fund (``the Trust Fund''), of which:
            (1) $2,510,723,000 from the Trust Fund is for 
        grants to States for the administration of State 
        unemployment insurance laws as authorized under title 
        III of the Social Security Act (including $10,000,000 
        to conduct in-person reemployment and eligibility 
        assessments in one-stop career centers of claimants of 
        unemployment insurance), the administration of 
        unemployment insurance for Federal employees and for 
        ex-service members as authorized under sections 8501-
        8523 of title 5, United States Code, and the 
        administration of trade readjustment allowances and 
        alternative trade adjustment assistance under the Trade 
        Act of 1974, and shall be available for obligation by 
        the States through December 31, 2008, except that funds 
        used for automation acquisitions shall be available for 
        obligation by the States through September 30, 2010, 
        and funds used for unemployment insurance workloads 
        experienced by the States through September 30, 2008 
        shall be available for Federal obligation through 
        December 31, 2008;
            (2) $10,500,000 from the Trust Fund is for national 
        activities necessary to support the administration of 
        the Federal-State unemployment insurance system;
            (3) $693,000,000 from the Trust Fund, together with 
        $22,883,000 from the General Fund of the Treasury, is 
        for grants to States in accordance with section 6 of 
        the Wagner-Peyser Act, and shall be available for 
        Federal obligation for the period July 1, 2008 through 
        June 30, 2009;
            (4) $32,766,000 from the Trust Fund is for national 
        activities of the Employment Service, including 
        administration of the work opportunity tax credit under 
        section 51 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the 
        administration of activities, including foreign labor 
        certifications, under the Immigration and Nationality 
        Act, and the provision of technical assistance and 
        staff training under the Wagner-Peyser Act, including 
        not to exceed $1,228,000 that may be used for 
        amortization payments to States which had independent 
        retirement plans in their State employment service 
        agencies prior to 1980;
            (5) $52,985,000 from the General Fund is to provide 
        workforce information, national electronic tools, and 
        one-stop system building under the Wagner-Peyser Act 
        and shall be available for Federal obligation for the 
        period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009; and
            (6) $14,649,000 from the General Fund is to provide 
        for work incentive grants to the States and shall be 
        available for the period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 
        2009:
Provided, That to the extent that the Average Weekly Insured 
Unemployment (``AWIU'') for fiscal year 2008 is projected by 
the Department of Labor to exceed 2,786,000, an additional 
$28,600,000 from the Trust Fund shall be available for 
obligation for every 100,000 increase in the AWIU level 
(including a pro rata amount for any increment less than 
100,000) to carry out title III of the Social Security Act: 
Provided further, That funds appropriated in this Act that are 
allotted to a State to carry out activities under title III of 
the Social Security Act may be used by such State to assist 
other States in carrying out activities under such title III if 
the other States include areas that have suffered a major 
disaster declared by the President under the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act: Provided further, 
That the Secretary of Labor may use funds appropriated for 
grants to States under title III of the Social Security Act to 
make payments on behalf of States for the use of the National 
Directory of New Hires under section 453(j)(8) of such Act: 
Provided further, That funds appropriated in this Act which are 
used to establish a national one-stop career center system, or 
which are used to support the national activities of the 
Federal-State unemployment insurance or immigration programs, 
may be obligated in contracts, grants, or agreements with non-
State entities: Provided further, That funds appropriated under 
this Act for activities authorized under title III of the 
Social Security Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act may be used by 
States to fund integrated Unemployment Insurance and Employment 
Service automation efforts, notwithstanding cost allocation 
principles prescribed under the Office of Management and Budget 
Circular A-87.
    In addition, $40,000,000 from the Employment Security 
Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust Fund shall be 
available to conduct in-person reemployment and eligibility 
assessments in one-stop career centers of claimants of 
unemployment insurance: Provided, That not later than 180 days 
following the end of the current fiscal year, the Secretary 
shall submit an interim report to the Congress that includes 
available information on expenditures, number of individuals 
assessed, and outcomes from the assessments: Provided further, 
That not later than 18 months following the end of the fiscal 
year, the Secretary of Labor shall submit to the Congress a 
final report containing comprehensive information on the 
estimated savings that result from the assessments of claimants 
and identification of best practices.

        ADVANCES TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRUST FUND AND OTHER FUNDS

    For repayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as 
authorized by sections 905(d) and 1203 of the Social Security 
Act, and to the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund as authorized 
by section 9501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; and 
for nonrepayable advances to the Unemployment Trust Fund as 
authorized by section 8509 of title 5, United States Code, and 
to the ``Federal unemployment benefits and allowances'' 
account, to remain available until September 30, 2009, 
$437,000,000.
    In addition, for making repayable advances to the Black 
Lung Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year after 
September 15, 2008, for costs incurred by the Black Lung 
Disability Trust Fund in the current fiscal year, such sums as 
may be necessary.

                         PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

    For expenses of administering employment and training 
programs, $88,451,000, together with not to exceed $88,211,000, 
which may be expended from the Employment Security 
Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

               Employee Benefits Security Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the Employee Benefits Security 
Administration, $142,925,000.

                  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

               PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION FUND

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is authorized to 
make such expenditures, including financial assistance 
authorized by subtitle E of title IV of the Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 4201 et seq.), within 
limits of funds and borrowing authority available to such 
Corporation, and in accord with law, and to make such contracts 
and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as 
provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control 
Act (31 U.S.C. 9104), as may be necessary in carrying out the 
program, including associated administrative expenses, through 
September 30, 2008, for such Corporation: Provided, That none 
of the funds available to the Corporation for fiscal year 2008 
shall be available for obligations for administrative expenses 
in excess of $411,151,000: Provided further, That to the extent 
that the number of new plan participants in plans terminated by 
the Corporation exceeds 100,000 in fiscal year 2008, an amount 
not to exceed an additional $9,200,000 shall be available for 
obligation for administrative expenses for every 20,000 
additional terminated participants: Provided further, That an 
additional $50,000 shall be made available for obligation for 
investment management fees for every $25,000,000 in assets 
received by the Corporation as a result of new plan 
terminations, after approval by the Office of Management and 
Budget and notification of the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate.

                  Employment Standards Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

    For necessary expenses for the Employment Standards 
Administration, including reimbursement to State, Federal, and 
local agencies and their employees for inspection services 
rendered, $435,397,000, together with $2,111,000 which may be 
expended from the Special Fund in accordance with sections 
39(c), 44(d), and 44(j) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' 
Compensation Act: Provided, That the Secretary of Labor is 
authorized to establish and, in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3302, 
collect and deposit in the Treasury fees for processing 
applications and issuing certificates under sections 11(d) and 
14 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and for processing 
applications and issuing registrations under title I of the 
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act.
    Of the unobligated funds collected pursuant to section 
286(v) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, $102,000,000 are 
rescinded.

                            special benefits

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses 
(except administrative expenses) accruing during the current or 
any prior fiscal year authorized by chapter 81 of title 5, 
United States Code; continuation of benefits as provided for 
under the heading ``Civilian War Benefits'' in the Federal 
Security Agency Appropriation Act, 1947; the Employees' 
Compensation Commission Appropriation Act, 1944; sections 4(c) 
and 5(f) of the War Claims Act of 1948; and 50 percent of the 
additional compensation and benefits required by section 10(h) 
of the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, 
$203,000,000, together with such amounts as may be necessary to 
be charged to the subsequent year appropriation for the payment 
of compensation and other benefits for any period subsequent to 
August 15 of the current year: Provided, That amounts 
appropriated may be used under section 8104 of title 5, United 
States Code, by the Secretary of Labor to reimburse an 
employer, who is not the employer at the time of injury, for 
portions of the salary of a reemployed, disabled beneficiary: 
Provided further, That balances of reimbursements unobligated 
on September 30, 2007, shall remain available until expended 
for the payment of compensation, benefits, and expenses: 
Provided further, That in addition there shall be transferred 
to this appropriation from the Postal Service and from any 
other corporation or instrumentality required under section 
8147(c) of title 5, United States Code, to pay an amount for 
its fair share of the cost of administration, such sums as the 
Secretary determines to be the cost of administration for 
employees of such fair share entities through September 30, 
2008: Provided further, That of those funds transferred to this 
account from the fair share entities to pay the cost of 
administration of the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, 
$52,280,000 shall be made available to the Secretary as 
follows:
            (1) For enhancement and maintenance of automated 
        data processing systems and telecommunications systems, 
        $21,855,000.
            (2) For automated workload processing operations, 
        including document imaging, centralized mail intake and 
        medical bill processing, $16,109,000.
            (3) For periodic roll management and medical 
        review, $14,316,000.
            (4) The remaining funds shall be paid into the 
        Treasury as miscellaneous receipts:
Provided further, That the Secretary may require that any 
person filing a notice of injury or a claim for benefits under 
chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, or the Longshore and 
Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, provide as part of such 
notice and claim, such identifying information (including 
Social Security account number) as such regulations may 
prescribe.

               SPECIAL BENEFITS FOR DISABLED COAL MINERS

    For carrying out title IV of the Federal Mine Safety and 
Health Act of 1977, as amended by Public Law 107-275, 
$208,221,000, to remain available until expended.
    For making after July 31 of the current fiscal year, 
benefit payments to individuals under title IV of such Act, for 
costs incurred in the current fiscal year, such amounts as may 
be necessary.
    For making benefit payments under title IV for the first 
quarter of fiscal year 2009, $62,000,000, to remain available 
until expended.

    ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS 
                           COMPENSATION FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses to administer the Energy Employees 
Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, $104,745,000, to 
remain available until expended: Provided, That the Secretary 
of Labor is authorized to transfer to any executive agency with 
authority under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program Act, including within the Department of 
Labor, such sums as may be necessary in fiscal year 2008 to 
carry out those authorities: Provided further, That the 
Secretary may require that any person filing a claim for 
benefits under the Act provide as part of such claim, such 
identifying information (including Social Security account 
number) as may be prescribed: Provided further, That not later 
than 30 days after enactment of this Act, in addition to other 
sums transferred by the Secretary to the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (``NIOSH'') for the 
administration of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness 
Compensation Program (``EEOICP''), the Secretary shall transfer 
$4,500,000 to NIOSH from the funds appropriated to the Energy 
Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Fund, for use by or 
in support of the Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health 
(``the Board'') to carry out its statutory responsibilities 
under the EEOICP, including obtaining audits, technical 
assistance and other support from the Board's audit contractor 
with regard to radiation dose estimation and reconstruction 
efforts, site profiles, procedures, and review of Special 
Exposure Cohort petitions and evaluation reports.

                    BLACK LUNG DISABILITY TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    In fiscal year 2008 and thereafter, such sums as may be 
necessary from the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, to remain 
available until expended, for payment of all benefits 
authorized by section 9501(d)(1), (2), (4), and (7) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1954; and interest on advances, as 
authorized by section 9501(c)(2) of that Act. In addition, the 
following amounts shall be available from the Fund for fiscal 
year 2008 for expenses of operation and administration of the 
Black Lung Benefits program, as authorized by section 
9501(d)(5): not to exceed $32,761,000 for transfer to the 
Employment Standards Administration ``Salaries and Expenses''; 
not to exceed $24,785,000 for transfer to Departmental 
Management, ``Salaries and Expenses''; not to exceed $335,000 
for transfer to Departmental Management, ``Office of Inspector 
General''; and not to exceed $356,000 for payments into 
miscellaneous receipts for the expenses of the Department of 
the Treasury.

             Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, $500,568,000, including not to exceed 
$91,093,000 which shall be the maximum amount available for 
grants to States under section 23(g) of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act (the ``Act''), which grants shall be no less 
than 50 percent of the costs of State occupational safety and 
health programs required to be incurred under plans approved by 
the Secretary of Labor under section 18 of the Act; and, in 
addition, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration may retain up to $750,000 per 
fiscal year of training institute course tuition fees, 
otherwise authorized by law to be collected, and may utilize 
such sums for occupational safety and health training and 
education grants: Provided, That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 
3302, the Secretary is authorized, during the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2008, to collect and retain fees for 
services provided to Nationally Recognized Testing 
Laboratories, and may utilize such sums, in accordance with the 
provisions of 29 U.S.C. 9a, to administer national and 
international laboratory recognition programs that ensure the 
safety of equipment and products used by workers in the 
workplace: Provided further, That none of the funds 
appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or 
expended to prescribe, issue, administer, or enforce any 
standard, rule, regulation, or order under the Act which is 
applicable to any person who is engaged in a farming operation 
which does not maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 
or fewer employees: Provided further, That no funds 
appropriated under this paragraph shall be obligated or 
expended to administer or enforce any standard, rule, 
regulation, or order under the Act with respect to any employer 
of 10 or fewer employees who is included within a category 
having a Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) 
occupational injury and illness rate, at the most precise 
industrial classification code for which such data are 
published, less than the national average rate as such rates 
are most recently published by the Secretary, acting through 
the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in accordance with section 24 
of the Act, except--
            (1) to provide, as authorized by the Act, 
        consultation, technical assistance, educational and 
        training services, and to conduct surveys and studies;
            (2) to conduct an inspection or investigation in 
        response to an employee complaint, to issue a citation 
        for violations found during such inspection, and to 
        assess a penalty for violations which are not corrected 
        within a reasonable abatement period and for any 
        willful violations found;
            (3) to take any action authorized by the Act with 
        respect to imminent dangers;
            (4) to take any action authorized by the Act with 
        respect to health hazards;
            (5) to take any action authorized by the Act with 
        respect to a report of an employment accident which is 
        fatal to one or more employees or which results in 
        hospitalization of two or more employees, and to take 
        any action pursuant to such investigation authorized by 
        the Act; and
            (6) to take any action authorized by the Act with 
        respect to complaints of discrimination against 
        employees for exercising rights under the Act:
Provided further, That the foregoing proviso shall not apply to 
any person who is engaged in a farming operation which does not 
maintain a temporary labor camp and employs 10 or fewer 
employees: Provided further, That $10,116,000 shall be 
available for Susan Harwood training grants, of which 
$3,200,000 shall be used for the Institutional Competency 
Building training grants which commenced in September 2000, for 
program activities for the period of October 1, 2007 to 
September 30, 2008, provided that a grantee has demonstrated 
satisfactory performance: Provided further, That such grants 
shall be awarded not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act: Provided further, That the Secretary 
shall provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate with timetables for 
the development and issuance of occupational safety and health 
standards on beryllium, silica, cranes and derricks, confined 
space entry in construction, and hazard communication global 
harmonization; such timetables shall include actual or 
estimated dates for: the publication of an advance notice of 
proposed rulemaking, the commencement and completion of a Small 
Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act review (if 
required), the completion of any peer review (if required), the 
submission of the draft proposed rule to the Office of 
Management and Budget for review under Executive Order No. 
12866 (if required), the publication of a proposed rule, the 
conduct of public hearings, the submission of a draft final 
rule to the Office of Management and Budget for review under 
Executive Order No. 12866 (if required), and the issuance of a 
final rule; and such report shall be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate within 90 days of the enactment of this Act, 
with updates provided every 90 days thereafter that shall 
include an explanation of the reasons for any delays in meeting 
the projected timetables for action.

                 Mine Safety and Health Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration, $339,893,000, including purchase and bestowal 
of certificates and trophies in connection with mine rescue and 
first-aid work, and the hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
including up to $2,000,000 for mine rescue and recovery 
activities, $2,200,000 for an award to the United Mine Workers 
of America, for classroom and simulated rescue training for 
mine rescue teams, and $1,215,000 for an award to the Wheeling 
Jesuit University, for the National Technology Transfer Center 
for a coal slurry impoundment project; in addition, not to 
exceed $750,000 may be collected by the National Mine Health 
and Safety Academy for room, board, tuition, and the sale of 
training materials, otherwise authorized by law to be 
collected, to be available for mine safety and health education 
and training activities, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302; and, 
in addition, the Mine Safety and Health Administration may 
retain up to $1,000,000 from fees collected for the approval 
and certification of equipment, materials, and explosives for 
use in mines, and may utilize such sums for such activities; 
the Secretary of Labor is authorized to accept lands, 
buildings, equipment, and other contributions from public and 
private sources and to prosecute projects in cooperation with 
other agencies, Federal, State, or private; the Mine Safety and 
Health Administration is authorized to promote health and 
safety education and training in the mining community through 
cooperative programs with States, industry, and safety 
associations; the Secretary is authorized to recognize the 
Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association as a principal safety 
association and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
may provide funds and, with or without reimbursement, 
personnel, including service of Mine Safety and Health 
Administration officials as officers in local chapters or in 
the national organization; and any funds available to the 
Department may be used, with the approval of the Secretary, to 
provide for the costs of mine rescue and survival operations in 
the event of a major disaster.

                       Bureau of Labor Statistics

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
including advances or reimbursements to State, Federal, and 
local agencies and their employees for services rendered, 
$488,804,000, together with not to exceed $78,000,000, which 
may be expended from the Employment Security Administration 
Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund, of which $5,000,000 may 
be used to fund the mass layoff statistics program under 
section 15 of the Wagner-Peyser Act: Provided, That the Current 
Employment Survey shall maintain the content of the survey 
issued prior to June 2005 with respect to the collection of 
data for the women worker series.

                 Office of Disability Employment Policy

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the Office of Disability 
Employment Policy to provide leadership, develop policy and 
initiatives, and award grants furthering the objective of 
eliminating barriers to the training and employment of people 
with disabilities, $27,712,000.

                        Departmental Management

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for Departmental Management, 
including the hire of three sedans, and including the 
management or operation, through contracts, grants or other 
arrangements of Departmental activities conducted by or through 
the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, including bilateral 
and multilateral technical assistance and other international 
labor activities, $304,856,000, of which $82,516,000 is for the 
Bureau of International Labor Affairs (including $5,000,000 to 
implement model programs to address worker rights issues 
through technical assistance in countries with which the United 
States has trade preference programs), and of which $20,000,000 
is for the acquisition of Departmental information technology, 
architecture, infrastructure, equipment, software and related 
needs, which will be allocated by the Department's Chief 
Information Officer in accordance with the Department's capital 
investment management process to assure a sound investment 
strategy; together with not to exceed $318,000, which may be 
expended from the Employment Security Administration Account in 
the Unemployment Trust Fund.

                          OFFICE OF JOB CORPS

    To carry out subtitle C of title I of the Workforce 
Investment Act of 1998, including Federal administrative 
expenses, the purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
the construction, alteration and repairs of buildings and other 
facilities, and the purchase of real property for training 
centers as authorized by the Workforce Investment Act; 
$1,650,516,000, plus reimbursements, as follows:
            (1) $1,507,684,000 for Job Corps Operations, of 
        which $916,684,000 is available for obligation for the 
        period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009 and of which 
        $591,000,000 is available for obligation for the period 
        October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009;
            (2) $113,960,000 for construction, rehabilitation 
        and acquisition of Job Corps Centers, of which 
        $13,960,000 is available for the period July 1, 2008 
        through June 30, 2011 and $100,000,000 is available for 
        the period October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011; and
            (3) $28,872,000 for necessary expenses of the 
        Office of Job Corps is available for obligation for the 
        period October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008:
Provided, That the Office of Job Corps shall have contracting 
authority: Provided further, That no funds from any other 
appropriation shall be used to provide meal services at or for 
Job Corps centers: Provided further, That none of the funds 
made available in this Act shall be used to reduce Job Corps 
total student training slots below 44,791 in program year 2008.

                    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

    Not to exceed $197,143,000 may be derived from the 
Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment 
Trust Fund to carry out the provisions of sections 4100-4113, 
4211-4215, and 4321-4327 of title 38, United States Code, and 
Public Law 103-353, and which shall be available for obligation 
by the States through December 31, 2008, of which $1,967,000 is 
for the National Veterans' Employment and Training Services 
Institute. To carry out the Homeless Veterans Reintegration 
Programs under section 5(a)(1) of the Homeless Veterans 
Comprehensive Assistance Act of 2001 and the Veterans Workforce 
Investment Programs under section 168 of the Workforce 
Investment Act, $31,055,000, of which $7,435,000 shall be 
available for obligation for the period July 1, 2008, through 
June 30, 2009.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector 
General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General 
Act of 1978, $72,929,000, together with not to exceed 
$5,729,000, which may be expended from the Employment Security 
Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.

                           General Provisions

    Sec. 101. None of the funds appropriated in this Act for 
the Job Corps shall be used to pay the salary of an individual, 
either as direct costs or any proration as an indirect cost, at 
a rate in excess of Executive Level I.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 102. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary 
funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985) which are appropriated for the current 
fiscal year for the Department of Labor in this Act may be 
transferred between a program, project, or activity, but no 
such program, project, or activity shall be increased by more 
than 3 percent by any such transfer: Provided, That the 
transfer authority granted by this section shall be available 
only to meet emergency needs and shall not be used to create 
any new program or to fund any project or activity for which no 
funds are provided in this Act: Provided further, That the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate are notified at least 15 days in advance of any 
transfer.
    Sec. 103. In accordance with Executive Order No. 13126, 
none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available 
pursuant to this Act shall be obligated or expended for the 
procurement of goods mined, produced, manufactured, or 
harvested or services rendered, whole or in part, by forced or 
indentured child labor in industries and host countries already 
identified by the United States Department of Labor prior to 
enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 104. After September 30, 2007, the Secretary of Labor 
shall issue a monthly transit subsidy of not less than the full 
amount (of not less than $110) that each of its employees of 
the National Capital Region is eligible to receive.
    Sec. 105. None of the funds appropriated in this title for 
grants under section 171 of the Workforce Investment Act of 
1998 may be obligated prior to the preparation and submission 
of a report by the Secretary of Labor to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
detailing the planned uses of such funds.
    Sec. 106. There is authorized to be appropriated such sums 
as may be necessary to the Denali Commission through the 
Department of Labor to conduct job training of the local 
workforce where Denali Commission projects will be constructed.
    Sec. 107. None of the funds made available to the 
Department of Labor for grants under section 414(c) of the 
American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 
may be used for any purpose other than training in the 
occupations and industries for which employers are using H-1B 
visas to hire foreign workers, and the related activities 
necessary to support such training: Provided, That the 
preceding limitation shall not apply to grants awarded under 
section 107 of this title and to multi-year grants awarded in 
response to competitive solicitations issued prior to April 15, 
2007.
    Sec. 108. None of the funds available in this Act or 
available to the Secretary of Labor from other sources for 
Community-Based Job Training grants and grants authorized under 
section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce 
Improvement Act of 1998 shall be obligated for a grant awarded 
on a non-competitive basis.
    Sec. 109. The Secretary of Labor shall take no action to 
amend, through regulatory or administration action, the 
definition established in 20 CFR 667.220 for functions and 
activities under title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 
1998, or to modify, through regulatory or administrative 
action, the procedure for redesignation of local areas as 
specified in subtitle B of title I of that Act (including 
applying the standards specified in section 116(a)(3)(B) of 
that Act, but notwithstanding the time limits specified in 
section 116(a)(3)(B) of that Act), until such time as 
legislation reauthorizing the Act is enacted. Nothing in the 
preceding sentence shall permit or require the Secretary of 
Labor to withdraw approval for such redesignation from a State 
that received the approval not later than October 12, 2005, or 
to revise action taken or modify the redesignation procedure 
being used by the Secretary in order to complete such 
redesignation for a State that initiated the process of such 
redesignation by submitting any request for such redesignation 
not later than October 26, 2005.
    Sec. 110. None of the funds made available in this or any 
other Act shall be available to finalize or implement any 
proposed regulation under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, 
Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, or the Trade Adjustment Assistance 
Reform Act of 2002 until such time as legislation reauthorizing 
the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and the Trade Adjustment 
Assistance Reform Act of 2002 is enacted.
    Sec. 111. (a) On or before November 30, 2007, the Secretary 
of Labor shall, pursuant to section 6 of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act of 1970, promulgate a final occupational 
safety and health standard concerning employer payment for 
personal protective equipment. The final standard shall provide 
no less protection to employees and shall have no further 
exceptions from the employer payment requirement than the 
proposed rule published in the Federal Register on March 31, 
1999 (64 Fed. Reg. 15402).
    (b) In the event that such standard is not promulgated by 
the date required, the proposed standard on employer payment 
for personal protective equipment published in the Federal 
Register on March 31, 1999 (64 Fed. Reg. 15402) shall become 
effective as if such standard had been promulgated as a final 
standard by the Secretary of Labor.
    Sec. 112. None of the funds available in this Act may be 
used to carry out a public-private competition or direct 
conversion under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 
or any successor administrative regulation, directive or policy 
until 60 days after the Government Accountability Office 
provides a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate on the use of 
competitive sourcing at the Department of Labor.
    Sec. 113. (a) Not later than June 20, 2008, the Secretary 
of Labor shall propose regulations pursuant to section 303(y) 
of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, consistent 
with the recommendations of the Technical Study Panel 
established pursuant to section 11 of the Mine Improvement and 
New Emergency Response (MINER) Act (Public Law 109-236), to 
require that in any coal mine, regardless of the date on which 
it was opened, belt haulage entries not be used to ventilate 
active working places without prior approval from the Assistant 
Secretary. Further, a mine ventilation plan incorporating the 
use of air coursed through belt haulage entries to ventilate 
active working places shall not be approved until the Assistant 
Secretary has reviewed the elements of the plan related to the 
use of belt air and determined that the plan at all times 
affords at least the same measure of protection where belt 
haulage entries are not used to ventilate working places. The 
Secretary shall finalize the regulations not later than 
December 31, 2008.
    (b) Not later than June 15, 2008, the Secretary of Labor 
shall propose regulations pursuant to section 315 of the 
Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, consistent 
with the recommendations of the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health pursuant to section 13 of the 
MINER Act (Public Law 109-236), requiring rescue chambers, or 
facilities that afford at least the same measure of protection, 
in underground coal mines. The Secretary shall finalize the 
regulations not later than December 31, 2008.
    Sec. 114. None of the funds appropriated in this Act under 
the heading ``Employment and Training Administration'' shall be 
used by a recipient or subrecipient of such funds to pay the 
salary and bonuses of an individual, either as direct costs or 
indirect costs, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II. This 
limitation shall not apply to vendors providing goods and 
services as defined in OMB Circular A-133. Where States are 
recipients of such funds, States may establish a lower limit 
for salaries and bonuses of those receiving salaries and 
bonuses from subrecipients of such funds, taking into account 
factors including the relative cost-of-living in the State, the 
compensation levels for comparable State or local government 
employees, and the size of the organizations that administer 
Federal programs involved including Employment and Training 
Administration programs.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Labor 
Appropriations Act, 2008''.

                                TITLE II

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

              Health Resources and Services Administration

                     HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES

    For carrying out titles II, III, IV, VII, VIII, X, XII, 
XIX, and XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, section 427(a) 
of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, title V and 
sections 1128E, and 711, and 1820 of the Social Security Act, 
the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, the Native 
Hawaiian Health Care Act of 1988, the Cardiac Arrest Survival 
Act of 2000, and section 712 of the American Jobs Creation Act 
of 2004, $7,235,468,000, of which $317,684,000 shall be 
available for construction and renovation (including equipment) 
of health care and other facilities and other health-related 
activities as specified in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying this Act, and of which 
$38,538,000 from general revenues, notwithstanding section 
1820(j) of the Social Security Act, shall be available for 
carrying out the Medicare rural hospital flexibility grants 
program under such section: Provided, That of the funds made 
available under this heading, $160,000 shall be available until 
expended for facilities renovations at the Gillis W. Long 
Hansen's Disease Center: Provided further, That $40,000,000 of 
the funding provided for community health centers shall be for 
base grant adjustments for existing health centers: Provided 
further, That in addition to fees authorized by section 427(b) 
of the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, fees shall 
be collected for the full disclosure of information under the 
Act sufficient to recover the full costs of operating the 
National Practitioner Data Bank, and shall remain available 
until expended to carry out that Act: Provided further, That 
fees collected for the full disclosure of information under the 
``Health Care Fraud and Abuse Data Collection Program'', 
authorized by section 1128E(d)(2) of the Social Security Act, 
shall be sufficient to recover the full costs of operating the 
program, and shall remain available until expended to carry out 
that Act: Provided further, That no more than $40,000 is 
available until expended for carrying out the provisions of 42 
U.S.C. 233(o) including associated administrative expenses and 
relevant evaluations: Provided further, That no more than 
$44,055,000 is available until expended for carrying out the 
provisions of Public Law 104-73 and for expenses incurred by 
the Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to 
administrative claims made under such law: Provided further, 
That of the funds made available under this heading, 
$310,910,000 shall be for the program under title X of the 
Public Health Service Act to provide for voluntary family 
planning projects: Provided further, That amounts provided to 
said projects under such title shall not be expended for 
abortions, that all pregnancy counseling shall be nondirective, 
and that such amounts shall not be expended for any activity 
(including the publication or distribution of literature) that 
in any way tends to promote public support or opposition to any 
legislative proposal or candidate for public office: Provided 
further, That of the funds available under this heading, 
$1,868,809,000 shall remain available to the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services through September 30, 2010, for parts 
A and B of title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act: 
Provided further, That within the amounts provided for part A 
of title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, $9,377,000 is 
available to the Secretary of Health and Human Services through 
September 30, 2010, and shall be made available to qualifying 
jurisdictions within 45 days of enactment, for increasing 
supplemental grants for fiscal year 2008 to metropolitan areas 
that received grant funding in fiscal year 2007 under subpart I 
of part A of title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act to 
ensure that an area's total funding under subpart I of part A 
for fiscal year 2007, together with the amount of this 
additional funding, is not less than 91.6 percent of the amount 
of such area's total funding under part A for fiscal year 2006, 
and to transitional areas that received grant funding in fiscal 
year 2007 under subpart II of part A of title XXVI of the 
Public Health Service Act to ensure that an area's total 
funding under subpart II of part A for fiscal year 2007, 
together with the amount of this additional funding, is not 
less than 86.6 percent of the amount of such area's total 
funding under part A for fiscal year 2006: Provided further, 
That, notwithstanding section 2603(c)(1) of the Public Health 
Service Act, the additional funding to areas under the 
immediately preceding proviso, which may be used for costs 
incurred during fiscal year 2007, shall be available to the 
area for obligation from the date of the award through the end 
of the grant year for the award: Provided further, That 
$822,570,000 shall be for State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs 
authorized by section 2616 of the Public Health Service Act: 
Provided further, That in addition to amounts provided herein, 
$25,000,000 shall be available from amounts available under 
section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out Parts 
A, B, C, and D of title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act 
to fund section 2691 Special Projects of National Significance: 
Provided further, That, notwithstanding section 502(a)(1) and 
502(b)(1) of the Social Security Act, not to exceed 
$103,666,000 is available for carrying out special projects of 
regional and national significance pursuant to section 
501(a)(2) of such Act and $10,586,000 is available for projects 
described in paragraphs (A) through (F) of section 501(a)(3) of 
such Act: Provided further, That of the funds provided, 
$39,283,000 shall be provided to the Denali Commission as a 
direct lump payment pursuant to Public Law 106-113: Provided 
further, That of the funds provided, $25,000,000 shall be 
provided for the Delta Health Initiative as authorized in 
section 219 of this Act and associated administrative expenses: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding section 747(e)(2) of the 
PHS Act, not less than $5,000,000 shall be for general 
dentistry programs, not less than $5,000,000 shall be for 
pediatric dentistry programs and not less than $24,614,000 
shall be for family medicine programs: Provided further, That 
of the funds available under this heading, $12,000,000 shall be 
provided for the National Cord Blood Inventory pursuant to the 
Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005.

           HEALTH EDUCATION ASSISTANCE LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    Such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of 
the program, as authorized by title VII of the Public Health 
Service Act. For administrative expenses to carry out the 
guaranteed loan program, including section 709 of the Public 
Health Service Act, $2,906,000.

             VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM TRUST FUND

    For payments from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program 
Trust Fund, such sums as may be necessary for claims associated 
with vaccine-related injury or death with respect to vaccines 
administered after September 30, 1988, pursuant to subtitle 2 
of title XXI of the Public Health Service Act, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That for necessary 
administrative expenses, not to exceed $6,000,000 shall be 
available from the Trust Fund to the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services.

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                DISEASE CONTROL, RESEARCH, AND TRAINING

    To carry out titles II, III, VII, XI, XV, XVII, XIX, XXI, 
and XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, sections 101, 102, 
103, 201, 202, 203, 301, 501, and 514 of the Federal Mine 
Safety and Health Act of 1977, section 13 of the Mine 
Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006, sections 
20, 21, and 22 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 
1970, title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 
501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, and for 
expenses necessary to support activities related to countering 
potential biological, disease, nuclear, radiological, and 
chemical threats to civilian populations; including purchase 
and insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries; 
and purchase, hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, 
$6,288,289,000, of which $147,000,000 shall remain available 
until expended for equipment, construction and renovation of 
facilities; of which $568,803,000 shall remain available until 
expended for the Strategic National Stockpile; of which 
$52,500,000 shall be available until expended to provide 
screening and treatment for first response emergency services 
personnel, residents, students, and others related to the 
September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center; 
and of which $121,541,000 for international HIV/AIDS shall 
remain available until September 30, 2009. In addition, such 
sums as may be derived from authorized user fees, which shall 
be credited to this account: Provided, That in addition to 
amounts provided herein, the following amounts shall be 
available from amounts available under section 241 of the 
Public Health Service Act: (1) $12,794,000 to carry out the 
National Immunization Surveys; (2) $116,550,000 to carry out 
the National Center for Health Statistics surveys; (3) 
$24,751,000 to carry out information systems standards 
development and architecture and applications-based research 
used at local public health levels; (4) $44,523,000 for Health 
Marketing; (5) $31,000,000 to carry out Public Health Research; 
and (6) $97,404,000 to carry out research activities within the 
National Occupational Research Agenda: Provided further, That 
none of the funds made available for injury prevention and 
control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may 
be used, in whole or in part, to advocate or promote gun 
control: Provided further, That up to $31,800,000 shall be made 
available until expended for Individual Learning Accounts for 
full-time equivalent employees of the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention: Provided further, That the Director may 
redirect the total amount made available under authority of 
Public Law 101-502, section 3, dated November 3, 1990, to 
activities the Director may so designate: Provided further, 
That the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate are to be notified promptly of 
any such transfer: Provided further, That not to exceed 
$19,414,000 may be available for making grants under section 
1509 of the Public Health Service Act to not less than 15 
States, tribes, or tribal organizations: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, a single contract 
or related contracts for development and construction of 
facilities may be employed which collectively include the full 
scope of the project: Provided further, That the solicitation 
and contract shall contain the clause ``availability of funds'' 
found at 48 CFR 52.232-18: Provided further, That of the funds 
appropriated, $10,000 is for official reception and 
representation expenses when specifically approved by the 
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 
Provided further, That employees of the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention or the Public Health Service, both 
civilian and Commissioned Officers, detailed to States, 
municipalities, or other organizations under authority of 
section 214 of the Public Health Service Act, or in overseas 
assignments, shall be treated as non-Federal employees for 
reporting purposes only and shall not be included within any 
personnel ceiling applicable to the Agency, Service, or the 
Department of Health and Human Services during the period of 
detail or assignment: Provided further, That out of funds made 
available under this heading for domestic HIV/AIDS testing, up 
to $30,000,000 shall be for States eligible under section 2625 
of the Public Health Service Act as of December 31, 2007 and 
shall be distributed by March 31, 2008 based on standard 
criteria relating to a State's epidemiological profile, and of 
which not more than $1,000,000 may be made available to any one 
State, and any amounts that have not been obligated by March 
31, 2008 shall be used to make grants authorized by other 
provisions of the Public Health Service Act to States and local 
public health departments for HIV prevention activities.

                     National Institutes of Health

                       NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to cancer, $4,925,740,000, of 
which up to $8,000,000 may be used for facilities repairs and 
improvements at the NCI-Frederick Federally Funded Research and 
Development Center in Frederick, Maryland.

               NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to cardiovascular, lung, and 
blood diseases, and blood and blood products, $3,001,691,000.

         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to dental disease, 
$399,867,000.

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to diabetes and digestive and 
kidney disease, $1,753,037,000.

        NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to neurological disorders and 
stroke, $1,578,210,000.

         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to allergy and infectious 
diseases, $4,682,585,000: Provided, That $300,000,000 may be 
made available to International Assistance Programs ``Global 
Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis'', to remain 
available until expended: Provided further, That such sums 
obligated in fiscal years 2003 through 2007 for extramural 
facilities construction projects are to remain available until 
expended for disbursement, with prior notification of such 
projects to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate.

             NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to general medical sciences, 
$1,984,879,000.

        NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to child health and human 
development, $1,286,379,000.

                         NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to eye diseases and visual 
disorders, $684,126,000.

          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES

    For carrying out sections 301 and 311 and title IV of the 
Public Health Service Act with respect to environmental health 
sciences, $658,258,000.

                      NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to aging, $1,076,389,000.

 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to arthritis and 
musculoskeletal and skin diseases, $521,459,000.

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to deafness and other 
communication disorders, $403,958,000.

                 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to nursing research, 
$140,900,000.

           NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to alcohol abuse and 
alcoholism, $447,245,000.

                    NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to drug abuse, $1,025,839,000.

                  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to mental health, 
$1,440,557,000.

                NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to human genome research, 
$498,748,000.

      NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to biomedical imaging and 
bioengineering research, $305,884,000.

                 NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to research resources and 
general research support grants, $1,182,015,000.

       NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to complementary and 
alternative medicine, $124,647,000.

       NATIONAL CENTER ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to minority health and health 
disparities research, $204,542,000.

                  JOHN E. FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER

    For carrying out the activities of the John E. Fogarty 
International Center (described in subpart 2 of part E of title 
IV of the Public Health Service Act), $68,216,000.

                      NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

    For carrying out section 301 and title IV of the Public 
Health Service Act with respect to health information 
communications, $329,039,000, of which $4,000,000 shall be 
available until expended for improvement of information 
systems: Provided, That in fiscal year 2008, the National 
Library of Medicine may enter into personal services contracts 
for the provision of services in facilities owned, operated, or 
constructed under the jurisdiction of the National Institutes 
of Health: Provided further, That in addition to amounts 
provided herein, $8,200,000 shall be available from amounts 
available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to 
carry out the purposes of the National Information Center on 
Health Services Research and Health Care Technology established 
under section 478A of the Public Health Service Act and related 
health services.

                         OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

    For carrying out the responsibilities of the Office of the 
Director, National Institutes of Health, $1,145,790,000, of 
which up to $25,000,000 shall be used to carry out section 215 
of this Act: Provided, That funding shall be available for the 
purchase of not to exceed 29 passenger motor vehicles for 
replacement only: Provided further, That the National 
Institutes of Health is authorized to collect third party 
payments for the cost of clinical services that are incurred in 
National Institutes of Health research facilities and that such 
payments shall be credited to the National Institutes of Health 
Management Fund: Provided further, That all funds credited to 
such Fund shall remain available for one fiscal year after the 
fiscal year in which they are deposited: Provided further, That 
no more than $500,000 shall be available to carry out section 
499 of the Public Health Service Act: Provided further, That 
$110,900,000 shall be available for continuation of the 
National Children's Study: Provided further, That $531,300,000 
shall be available for the Common Fund established under 
section 402A(c)(1) of the Public Health Service Act: Provided 
further, That of the funds provided $10,000 shall be for 
official reception and representation expenses when 
specifically approved by the Director of the National 
Institutes of Health: Provided further, That the Office of AIDS 
Research within the Office of the Director of the National 
Institutes of Health may spend up to $4,000,000 to make grants 
for construction or renovation of facilities as provided for in 
section 2354(a)(5)(B) of the Public Health Service Act.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    For the study of, construction of, renovation of, and 
acquisition of equipment for, facilities of or used by the 
National Institutes of Health, including the acquisition of 
real property, $130,000,000, to remain available until 
expended.

       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

               SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

    For carrying out titles V and XIX of the Public Health 
Service Act (``PHS Act'') with respect to substance abuse and 
mental health services, the Protection and Advocacy for 
Individuals with Mental Illness Act, and section 301 of the PHS 
Act with respect to program management, $3,290,848,000, of 
which $19,644,000 shall be available for the projects and in 
the amounts specified in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying this Act: Provided, That 
notwithstanding section 520A(f)(2) of the PHS Act, no funds 
appropriated for carrying out section 520A are available for 
carrying out section 1971 of the PHS Act: Provided further, 
That in addition to amounts provided herein, the following 
amounts shall be available under section 241 of the PHS Act: 
(1) $79,200,000 to carry out subpart II of part B of title XIX 
of the PHS Act to fund section 1935(b) technical assistance, 
national data, data collection and evaluation activities, and 
further that the total available under this Act for section 
1935(b) activities shall not exceed 5 percent of the amounts 
appropriated for subpart II of part B of title XIX; (2) 
$21,413,000 to carry out subpart I of part B of title XIX of 
the PHS Act to fund section 1920(b) technical assistance, 
national data, data collection and evaluation activities, and 
further that the total available under this Act for section 
1920(b) activities shall not exceed 5 percent of the amounts 
appropriated for subpart I of part B of title XIX; (3) 
$19,750,000 to carry out national surveys on drug abuse; and 
(4) $4,300,000 to evaluate substance abuse treatment programs: 
Provided further, That section 520E(b)(2) of the Public Health 
Service Act shall not apply to funds appropriated under this 
Act for fiscal year 2008.

               Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

                    HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

    For carrying out titles III and IX of the Public Health 
Service Act, and part A of title XI of the Social Security Act, 
amounts received from Freedom of Information Act fees, 
reimbursable and interagency agreements, and the sale of data 
shall be credited to this appropriation and shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That the amount made 
available pursuant to section 937(c) of the Public Health 
Service Act shall not exceed $334,564,000.

               Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

                     GRANTS TO STATES FOR MEDICAID

    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, titles XI 
and XIX of the Social Security Act, $141,628,056,000, to remain 
available until expended.
    For making, after May 31, 2008, payments to States under 
title XIX of the Social Security Act for the last quarter of 
fiscal year 2008 for unanticipated costs, incurred for the 
current fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.
    For making payments to States or in the case of section 
1928 on behalf of States under title XIX of the Social Security 
Act for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, $67,292,669,000, 
to remain available until expended.
    Payment under title XIX may be made for any quarter with 
respect to a State plan or plan amendment in effect during such 
quarter, if submitted in or prior to such quarter and approved 
in that or any subsequent quarter.

                  PAYMENTS TO HEALTH CARE TRUST FUNDS

    For payment to the Federal Hospital Insurance and the 
Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds, as 
provided under section 1844 and 1860D-16 of the Social Security 
Act, sections 103(c) and 111(d) of the Social Security 
Amendments of 1965, section 278(d) of Public Law 97-248, and 
for administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g) 
of the Social Security Act, $188,828,000,000.
    In addition, for making matching payments under section 
1844, and benefit payments under section 1860D-16 of the Social 
Security Act, not anticipated in budget estimates, such sums as 
may be necessary.

                           PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, titles XI, 
XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act, titles XIII and 
XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and the Clinical 
Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, not to exceed 
$3,276,502,000, to be transferred from the Federal Hospital 
Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust 
Funds, as authorized by section 201(g) of the Social Security 
Act; together with all funds collected in accordance with 
section 353 of the Public Health Service Act and section 
1857(e)(2) of the Social Security Act, funds retained by the 
Secretary pursuant to section 302 of the Tax Relief and Health 
Care Act of 2006; and such sums as may be collected from 
authorized user fees and the sale of data, which shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That all funds derived in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 9701 from organizations established 
under title XIII of the Public Health Service Act shall be 
credited to and available for carrying out the purposes of this 
appropriation: Provided further, That $49,869,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2009, is for contract costs for 
the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System: 
Provided further, That $193,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2009, is for CMS Medicare contracting reform 
activities: Provided further, That funds appropriated under 
this heading are available for the Healthy Start, Grow Smart 
program under which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services may, directly or through grants, contracts, or 
cooperative agreements, produce and distribute informational 
materials including, but not limited to, pamphlets and 
brochures on infant and toddler health care to expectant 
parents enrolled in the Medicaid program and to parents and 
guardians enrolled in such program with infants and children: 
Provided further, That the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services is directed to collect fees in fiscal year 2008 from 
Medicare Advantage organizations pursuant to section 1857(e)(2) 
of the Social Security Act and from eligible organizations with 
risk-sharing contracts under section 1876 of that Act pursuant 
to section 1876(k)(4)(D) of that Act: Provided further, That 
$5,140,000 shall be available for the projects and in the 
amounts specified in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying this Act.

              HEALTH CARE FRAUD ABUSE AND CONTROL ACCOUNT

    In addition to amounts otherwise available for program 
integrity and program management, $383,000,000, to be available 
until expended, to be transferred from the Federal Hospital 
Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Insurance Trust Funds, 
as authorized by section 201(g) of the Social Security Act, of 
which $249,620,000 is for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services for carrying out program integrity activities with 
respect to title XVIII of such Act, including activities 
authorized under the Medicare Integrity Program under section 
1893 of such Act; of which $35,000,000 is for the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services for carrying out Medicaid IPIA 
Compliance with respect to titles XIX and XXI of such Act; and 
of which, for carrying out fraud and abuse control activities 
authorized by section 1817(k)(3) of such Act, $36,690,000 is 
for the Department of Justice; $36,690,000 is for the 
Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector 
General; and $25,000,000 is for the Department of Health and 
Human Services: Provided, That the report required by section 
1817(k)(5) of such Act for fiscal year 2008 shall include 
measures of the operational efficiency and impact on fraud, 
waste and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs of the 
funds provided by this appropriation.

                Administration for Children and Families

  PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT 
                                PROGRAMS

    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities 
under titles I, IV-D, X, XI, XIV, and XVI of the Social 
Security Act and the Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. chapter 9), 
$2,949,713,000, to remain available until expended; and for 
such purposes for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, 
$1,000,000,000, to remain available until expended.
    For making payments to each State for carrying out the 
program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children under title 
IV-A of the Social Security Act before the effective date of 
the program of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 
with respect to such State, such sums as may be necessary: 
Provided, That the sum of the amounts available to a State with 
respect to expenditures under such title IV-A in fiscal year 
1997 under this appropriation and under such title IV-A as 
amended by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity 
Reconciliation Act of 1996 shall not exceed the limitations 
under section 116(b) of such Act.
    For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, 
payments to States or other non-Federal entities under titles 
I, IV-D, X, XI, XIV, and XVI of the Social Security Act and the 
Act of July 5, 1960 (24 U.S.C. chapter 9), for the last 3 
months of the current fiscal year for unanticipated costs, 
incurred for the current fiscal year, such sums as may be 
necessary.

                   LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

    For making payments under section 2604(a)-(d) of the Low-
Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(a)-
(d)), $1,980,000,000.
    For making payments under section 2604(e) of the Low-Income 
Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8623(e)), 
$431,585,000, notwithstanding the designation requirement of 
section 2602(e) of such Act.

                     REFUGEE AND ENTRANT ASSISTANCE

    For necessary expenses for refugee and entrant assistance 
activities and for costs associated with the care and placement 
of unaccompanied alien children authorized by title IV of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act and section 501 of the Refugee 
Education Assistance Act of 1980, for carrying out section 462 
of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and for carrying out the 
Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998, $652,394,000, of which up 
to $9,814,000 shall be available to carry out the Trafficking 
Victims Protection Act of 2000: Provided, That funds 
appropriated under this heading pursuant to section 414(a) of 
the Immigration and Nationality Act and section 462 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 for fiscal year 2008 shall be 
available for the costs of assistance provided and other 
activities to remain available through September 30, 2010.

   PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR THE CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

    For carrying out the Child Care and Development Block Grant 
Act of 1990, $2,094,581,000 shall be used to supplement, not 
supplant State general revenue funds for child care assistance 
for low-income families: Provided, That $18,777,370 shall be 
available for child care resource and referral and school-aged 
child care activities, of which $982,080 shall be for the Child 
Care Aware toll-free hotline: Provided further, That, in 
addition to the amounts required to be reserved by the States 
under section 658G, $267,785,718 shall be reserved by the 
States for activities authorized under section 658G, of which 
$98,208,000 shall be for activities that improve the quality of 
infant and toddler care: Provided further, That $9,821,000 
shall be for use by the Secretary for child care research, 
demonstration, and evaluation activities.
    In addition, $5,000,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2009, shall be for carrying out the small 
business child care grant program under section 8303 of the 
U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and 
Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007.

                      SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT

    For making grants to States pursuant to section 2002 of the 
Social Security Act, $1,700,000,000: Provided, That 
notwithstanding subparagraph (B) of section 404(d)(2) of such 
Act, the applicable percent specified under such subparagraph 
for a State to carry out State programs pursuant to title XX of 
such Act shall be 10 percent.

                CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SERVICES PROGRAMS

    For carrying out, except as otherwise provided, the Runaway 
and Homeless Youth Act, the Developmental Disabilities 
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, the Head Start Act, the 
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, sections 310 and 316 
of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, the Native 
American Programs Act of 1974, title II of the Child Abuse 
Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act of 1978 
(adoption opportunities), sections 330F and 330G of the Public 
Health Service Act, the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 
1988, sections 261 and 291 of the Help America Vote Act of 
2002, part B(1) of title IV and sections 413, 1110, and 1115 of 
the Social Security Act; for making payments under the 
Community Services Block Grant Act, sections 439(i), 473B, and 
477(i) of the Social Security Act, and the Assets for 
Independence Act, and for necessary administrative expenses to 
carry out such Acts and titles I, IV, V, X, XI, XIV, XVI, and 
XX of the Social Security Act, the Act of July 5, 1960 (24 
U.S.C. chapter 9), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 
1981, title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 
501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, and 
section 505 of the Family Support Act of 1988, $9,220,695,000, 
of which $4,400,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2009, shall be for grants to States for adoption incentive 
payments, as authorized by section 473A of the Social Security 
Act and may be made for adoptions completed before September 
30, 2008: Provided, That $7,042,196,000 shall be for making 
payments under the Head Start Act, of which $1,388,800,000 
shall become available October 1, 2008, and remain available 
through September 30, 2009: Provided further, That $706,125,000 
shall be for making payments under the Community Services Block 
Grant Act: Provided further, That not less than $8,000,000 
shall be for section 680(3)(B) of the Community Services Block 
Grant Act: Provided further, That in addition to amounts 
provided herein, $6,000,000 shall be available from amounts 
available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to 
carry out the provisions of section 1110 of the Social Security 
Act: Provided further, That to the extent Community Services 
Block Grant funds are distributed as grant funds by a State to 
an eligible entity as provided under the Act, and have not been 
expended by such entity, they shall remain with such entity for 
carryover into the next fiscal year for expenditure by such 
entity consistent with program purposes: Provided further, That 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish 
procedures regarding the disposition of intangible property 
which permits grant funds, or intangible assets acquired with 
funds authorized under section 680 of the Community Services 
Block Grant Act to become the sole property of such grantees 
after a period of not more than 12 years after the end of the 
grant for purposes and uses consistent with the original grant: 
Provided further, That funds appropriated for section 680(a)(2) 
of the Community Services Block Grant Act shall be available 
for financing construction and rehabilitation and loans or 
investments in private business enterprises owned by community 
development corporations: Provided further, That $53,625,000 is 
for a compassion capital fund to provide grants to charitable 
organizations to emulate model social service programs and to 
encourage research on the best practices of social service 
organizations: Provided further, That $18,820,000 shall be for 
activities authorized by the Help America Vote Act of 2002, of 
which $12,920,000 shall be for payments to States to promote 
access for voters with disabilities, and of which $5,900,000 
shall be for payments to States for protection and advocacy 
systems for voters with disabilities: Provided further, That 
$136,664,000 shall be for making competitive grants to provide 
abstinence education (as defined by section 510(b)(2) of the 
Social Security Act) to adolescents, and for Federal costs of 
administering the grant: Provided further, That grants under 
the immediately preceding proviso shall be made only to public 
and private entities which agree that, with respect to an 
adolescent to whom the entities provide abstinence education 
under such grant, the entities will not provide to that 
adolescent any other education regarding sexual conduct, except 
that, in the case of an entity expressly required by law to 
provide health information or services the adolescent shall not 
be precluded from seeking health information or services from 
the entity in a different setting than the setting in which 
abstinence education was provided: Provided further, That 
within amounts provided herein for abstinence education for 
adolescents, up to $10,000,000 may be available for a national 
abstinence education campaign: Provided further, That in 
addition to amounts provided herein for abstinence education 
for adolescents, $4,500,000 shall be available from amounts 
available under section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to 
carry out evaluations (including longitudinal evaluations) of 
adolescent pregnancy prevention approaches: Provided further, 
That up to $2,000,000 shall be for improving the Public 
Assistance Reporting Information System, including grants to 
States to support data collection for a study of the system's 
effectiveness.

                   PROMOTING SAFE AND STABLE FAMILIES

    For carrying out section 436 of the Social Security Act, 
$345,000,000 and section 437, $89,100,000.

       PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION ASSISTANCE

    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities 
under title IV-E of the Social Security Act, $5,067,000,000.
    For making payments to States or other non-Federal entities 
under title IV-E of the Act, for the first quarter of fiscal 
year 2009, $1,776,000,000.
    For making, after May 31 of the current fiscal year, 
payments to States or other non-Federal entities under section 
474 of title IV-E, for the last 3 months of the current fiscal 
year for unanticipated costs, incurred for the current fiscal 
year, such sums as may be necessary.

                        Administration on Aging

                        AGING SERVICES PROGRAMS

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Older Americans Act of 1965 and section 398 of the Public 
Health Service Act, $1,446,651,000, of which $5,500,000 shall 
be available for activities regarding medication management, 
screening, and education to prevent incorrect medication and 
adverse drug reactions.

                        Office of the Secretary

                    GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided, for general 
departmental management, including hire of six sedans, and for 
carrying out titles III, XVII, XX, and XXI of the Public Health 
Service Act, the Lifespan Respite Care Act, the United States-
Mexico Border Health Commission Act, and research studies under 
section 1110 of the Social Security Act, $387,070,000, together 
with $5,851,000 to be transferred and expended as authorized by 
section 201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act from the Hospital 
Insurance Trust Fund and the Supplemental Medical Insurance 
Trust Fund, and $46,756,000 from the amounts available under 
section 241 of the Public Health Service Act to carry out 
national health or human services research and evaluation 
activities: Provided, That of the funds made available under 
this heading for carrying out title XX of the Public Health 
Service Act, $13,120,000 shall be for activities specified 
under section 2003(b)(2), all of which shall be for prevention 
service demonstration grants under section 510(b)(2) of title V 
of the Social Security Act, as amended, without application of 
the limitation of section 2010(c) of said title XX: Provided 
further, That of this amount, $51,891,000 shall be for minority 
AIDS prevention and treatment activities; and $5,941,000 shall 
be to assist Afghanistan in the development of maternal and 
child health clinics, consistent with section 103(a)(4)(H) of 
the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002; and $1,000,000 
shall be transferred, not later than 30 days after enactment of 
this Act, to the National Institute of Mental Health to 
administer the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee; and 
$5,500,000 shall be for a Health Diplomacy Initiative and may 
be used to carry out health diplomacy activities such as health 
training, services, education, and program evaluation, provided 
directly, through grants, or through contracts: Provided 
further, That specific information requests from the chairmen 
and ranking members of the Subcommittees on Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, on 
scientific research or any other matter, shall be transmitted 
to the Committees on Appropriations in a prompt, professional 
manner and within the time frame specified in the request: 
Provided further, That scientific information, including such 
information provided in congressional testimony, requested by 
the Committees on Appropriations and prepared by government 
researchers and scientists shall be transmitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations, uncensored and without delay: 
Provided further, That funds provided in this Act for embryo 
adoption activities may be used to provide, to individuals 
adopting embryos, through grants and other mechanisms, medical 
and administrative services deemed necessary for such 
adoptions: Provided further, That such services shall be 
provided consistent with 42 CFR 59.5(a)(4).

                OFFICE OF MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS

    For expenses necessary for administrative law judges 
responsible for hearing cases under title XVIII of the Social 
Security Act (and related provisions of title XI of such Act), 
$67,500,000, to be transferred in appropriate part from the 
Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary 
Medical Insurance Trust Funds.

  OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    For expenses necessary for the Office of the National 
Coordinator for Health Information Technology, including 
grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for the 
development and advancement of an interoperable national health 
information technology infrastructure, $27,651,000: Provided, 
That in addition to amounts provided herein, $38,500,000 shall 
be available from amounts available under section 241 of the 
Public Health Service Act to carry out health information 
technology network development.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General, 
including the hire of passenger motor vehicles for 
investigations, in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector 
General Act of 1978, $45,187,000: Provided, That of such 
amount, necessary sums are available for providing protective 
services to the Secretary and investigating non-payment of 
child support cases for which non-payment is a Federal offense 
under 18 U.S.C. 228.

                        OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

    For expenses necessary for the Office for Civil Rights, 
$33,748,000, together with not to exceed $3,314,000 to be 
transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) of 
the Social Security Act from the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund 
and the Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Fund.

     RETIREMENT PAY AND MEDICAL BENEFITS FOR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

    For retirement pay and medical benefits of Public Health 
Service Commissioned Officers as authorized by law, for 
payments under the Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan 
and Survivor Benefit Plan, for medical care of dependents and 
retired personnel under the Dependents' Medical Care Act (10 
U.S.C. chapter 55), such amounts as may be required during the 
current fiscal year.

            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For expenses necessary to support activities related to 
countering potential biological, disease, nuclear, radiological 
and chemical threats to civilian populations, and for other 
public health emergencies, $741,586,000, of which not to exceed 
$22,363,000, to remain available until September 30, 2009, is 
to pay the costs described in section 319F-2(c)(7)(B) of the 
Public Health Service Act, and of which $149,250,000 shall be 
used to support advanced research and development of medical 
countermeasures, consistent with section 319L of the Public 
Health Service Act.
    For expenses necessary to prepare for and respond to an 
influenza pandemic, $763,923,000, of which $685,832,000 shall 
be available until expended, for activities including the 
development and purchase of vaccine, antivirals, necessary 
medical supplies, diagnostics, and other surveillance tools: 
Provided, That products purchased with these funds may, at the 
discretion of the Secretary, be deposited in the Strategic 
National Stockpile: Provided further, That notwithstanding 
section 496(b) of the Public Health Service Act, funds may be 
used for the construction or renovation of privately owned 
facilities for the production of pandemic influenza vaccines 
and other biologicals, where the Secretary finds such a 
contract necessary to secure sufficient supplies of such 
vaccines or biologicals: Provided further, That funds 
appropriated herein may be transferred to other appropriation 
accounts of the Department of Health and Human Services, as 
determined by the Secretary to be appropriate, to be used for 
the purposes specified in this sentence.

                           General Provisions

    Sec. 201. Funds appropriated in this title shall be 
available for not to exceed $50,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses when specifically approved by the 
Secretary of Health and Human Services.
    Sec. 202. The Secretary shall make available through 
assignment not more than 60 employees of the Public Health 
Service to assist in child survival activities and to work in 
AIDS programs through and with funds provided by the Agency for 
International Development, the United Nations International 
Children's Emergency Fund or the World Health Organization.
    Sec. 203. None of the funds appropriated in this Act for 
the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare 
Research and Quality, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration shall be used to pay the salary of an 
individual, through a grant or other extramural mechanism, at a 
rate in excess of Executive Level I.
    Sec. 204. None of the funds appropriated in this title for 
Head Start shall be used to pay the compensation of an 
individual, either as direct costs or any proration as an 
indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level II.
    Sec. 205. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be 
expended pursuant to section 241 of the Public Health Service 
Act, except for funds specifically provided for in this Act, or 
for other taps and assessments made by any office located in 
the Department of Health and Human Services, prior to the 
preparation and submission of a report by the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the 
planned uses of such funds.
    Sec. 206. Notwithstanding section 241(a) of the Public 
Health Service Act, such portion as the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services shall determine, but not more than 2.4 percent, 
of any amounts appropriated for programs authorized under such 
Act shall be made available for the evaluation (directly, or by 
grants or contracts) of the implementation and effectiveness of 
such programs.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 207. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary 
funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985) which are appropriated for the current 
fiscal year for the Department of Health and Human Services in 
this Act may be transferred between a program, project, or 
activity, but no such program, project, or activity shall be 
increased by more than 3 percent by any such transfer: 
Provided, That the transfer authority granted by this section 
shall be available only to meet emergency needs and shall not 
be used to create any new program or to fund any project or 
activity for which no funds are provided in this Act: Provided 
further, That the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate are notified at least 15 days in 
advance of any transfer.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 208. The Director of the National Institutes of 
Health, jointly with the Director of the Office of AIDS 
Research, may transfer up to 3 percent among institutes and 
centers from the total amounts identified by these two 
Directors as funding for research pertaining to the human 
immunodeficiency virus: Provided, That the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
are notified at least 15 days in advance of any transfer.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 209. Of the amounts made available in this Act for the 
National Institutes of Health, the amount for research related 
to the human immunodeficiency virus, as jointly determined by 
the Director of the National Institutes of Health and the 
Director of the Office of AIDS Research, shall be made 
available to the ``Office of AIDS Research'' account. The 
Director of the Office of AIDS Research shall transfer from 
such account amounts necessary to carry out section 2353(d)(3) 
of the Public Health Service Act.
    Sec. 210. None of the funds appropriated in this Act may be 
made available to any entity under title X of the Public Health 
Service Act unless the applicant for the award certifies to the 
Secretary that it encourages family participation in the 
decision of minors to seek family planning services and that it 
provides counseling to minors on how to resist attempts to 
coerce minors into engaging in sexual activities.
    Sec. 211. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
provider of services under title X of the Public Health Service 
Act shall be exempt from any State law requiring notification 
or the reporting of child abuse, child molestation, sexual 
abuse, rape, or incest.
    Sec. 212. None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
(including funds appropriated to any trust fund) may be used to 
carry out the Medicare Advantage program if the Secretary of 
Health and Human Services denies participation in such program 
to an otherwise eligible entity (including a Provider Sponsored 
Organization) because the entity informs the Secretary that it 
will not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or provide 
referrals for abortions: Provided, That the Secretary shall 
make appropriate prospective adjustments to the capitation 
payment to such an entity (based on an actuarially sound 
estimate of the expected costs of providing the service to such 
entity's enrollees): Provided further, That nothing in this 
section shall be construed to change the Medicare program's 
coverage for such services and a Medicare Advantage 
organization described in this section shall be responsible for 
informing enrollees where to obtain information about all 
Medicare covered services.
    Sec. 213. (a) Except as provided by subsection (e) none of 
the funds appropriated by this Act may be used to withhold 
substance abuse funding from a State pursuant to section 1926 
of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-26) if such 
State certifies to the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
by May 1, 2008, that the State will commit additional State 
funds, in accordance with subsection (b), to ensure compliance 
with State laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to 
individuals under 18 years of age.
    (b) The amount of funds to be committed by a State under 
subsection (a) shall be equal to 1 percent of such State's 
substance abuse block grant allocation for each percentage 
point by which the State misses the retailer compliance rate 
goal established by the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
under section 1926 of such Act.
    (c) The State is to maintain State expenditures in fiscal 
year 2008 for tobacco prevention programs and for compliance 
activities at a level that is not less than the level of such 
expenditures maintained by the State for fiscal year 2007, and 
adding to that level the additional funds for tobacco 
compliance activities required under subsection (a). The State 
is to submit a report to the Secretary on all fiscal year 2007 
State expenditures and all fiscal year 2008 obligations for 
tobacco prevention and compliance activities by program 
activity by July 31, 2008.
    (d) The Secretary shall exercise discretion in enforcing 
the timing of the State obligation of the additional funds 
required by the certification described in subsection (a) as 
late as July 31, 2008.
    (e) None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be used 
to withhold substance abuse funding pursuant to section 1926 of 
the Public Health Service Act from a territory that receives 
less than $1,000,000.
    Sec. 214. In order for the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention to carry out international health activities, 
including HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease, chronic and 
environmental disease, and other health activities abroad 
during fiscal year 2008:
            (1) The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in 
        this section referred to as the ``Secretary of HHS'') 
        may exercise authority equivalent to that available to 
        the Secretary of State in section 2(c) of the State 
        Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 
        2669(c)). The Secretary of HHS shall consult with the 
        Secretary of State and relevant Chief of Mission to 
        ensure that the authority provided in this section is 
        exercised in a manner consistent with section 207 of 
        the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 3927) and 
        other applicable statutes administered by the 
        Department of State.
            (2) The Secretary of HHS is authorized to provide 
        such funds by advance or reimbursement to the Secretary 
        of State as may be necessary to pay the costs of 
        acquisition, lease, alteration, renovation, and 
        management of facilities outside of the United States 
        for the use of the Department of Health and Human 
        Services. The Department of State shall cooperate fully 
        with the Secretary of HHS to ensure that the Department 
        of Health and Human Services has secure, safe, 
        functional facilities that comply with applicable 
        regulation governing location, setback, and other 
        facilities requirements and serve the purposes 
        established by this Act. The Secretary of HHS is 
        authorized, in consultation with the Secretary of 
        State, through grant or cooperative agreement, to make 
        available to public or nonprofit private institutions 
        or agencies in participating foreign countries, funds 
        to acquire, lease, alter, or renovate facilities in 
        those countries as necessary to conduct programs of 
        assistance for international health activities, 
        including activities relating to HIV/AIDS and other 
        infectious diseases, chronic and environmental 
        diseases, and other health activities abroad.
    Sec. 215. (a) Authority.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the Director of the National Institutes of 
Health (in this section referred to as the ``Director of NIH'') 
may use funds available under section 402(b)(7) or 402(b)(12) 
of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 282(b)(7), 
282(b)(12)) to enter into transactions (other than contracts, 
cooperative agreements, or grants) to carry out research 
identified pursuant to such section 402(b)(7) (pertaining to 
the Common Fund) or research and activities described in such 
section 402(b)(12).
    (b) Peer Review.--In entering into transactions under 
subsection (a), the Director of the NIH may utilize such peer 
review procedures (including consultation with appropriate 
scientific experts) as the Director determines to be 
appropriate to obtain assessments of scientific and technical 
merit. Such procedures shall apply to such transactions in lieu 
of the peer review and advisory council review procedures that 
would otherwise be required under sections 301(a)(3), 
405(b)(1)(B), 405(b)(2), 406(a)(3)(A), 492, and 494 of the 
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 241(a)(3), 284(b)(1)(B), 
284(b)(2), 284a(a)(3)(A), 289a, and 289c).
    Sec. 216. Funds which are available for Individual Learning 
Accounts for employees of the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (``CDC'') and the Agency for Toxic Substances and 
Disease Registry (``ATSDR'') may be transferred to ``Disease 
Control, Research, and Training'', to be available only for 
Individual Learning Accounts: Provided, That such funds may be 
used for any individual full-time equivalent employee while 
such employee is employed either by CDC or ATSDR.
    Sec. 217. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, 
funds made available in this Act may be used to continue 
operating the Council on Graduate Medical Education established 
by section 301 of Public Law 102-408.
    Sec. 218. The Director of the National Institutes of Health 
shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit 
or have submitted for them to the National Library of 
Medicine's PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, 
peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to 
be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the 
official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall 
implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with 
copyright law.
    Sec. 219. (a) The Secretary of Health and Human Services is 
authorized to award a grant to the Delta Health Alliance, a 
nonprofit alliance of academic institutions in the Mississippi 
Delta region that has as its primary purposes addressing 
longstanding, unmet health needs and catalyzing economic 
development in the Mississippi Delta.
    (b) To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a), 
the Delta Health Alliance shall solicit and fund proposals from 
local governments, hospitals, health care clinics, academic 
institutions, and rural public health-related entities and 
organizations for research development, educational programs, 
health care services, job training, and planning, construction, 
and equipment of public health-related facilities in the 
Mississippi Delta region.
    (c) With respect to the use of grant funds under this 
section for construction or major alteration of property, the 
Federal interest in the property involved shall last for a 
period of 1 year following the completion of the project or 
until such time that the Federal Government is compensated for 
its proportionate interest in the property if the property use 
changes or the property is transferred or sold, whichever time 
period is less. At the conclusion of such period, the Notice of 
Federal Interest in such property shall be removed.
    (d) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as 
may be necessary to carry out this section in fiscal year 2008 
and in each of the five succeeding fiscal years.
    Sec. 220. Not to exceed $35,000,000 of funds appropriated 
by this Act to the institutes and centers of the National 
Institutes of Health may be used for alteration, repair, or 
improvement of facilities, as necessary for the proper and 
efficient conduct of the activities authorized herein, at not 
to exceed $2,500,000 per project.
    Sec. 221. (a) Prohibition.--With respect to the 2010-2011 
influenza season, the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
(the Secretary) shall not use or make available any funds for 
the administration of any influenza vaccine containing 
thimerosal as a preservative (thimerosal-free) to any child 
under 3 years of age, unless the Secretary:
            (1) finds that there is inadequate supply of 
        thimerosal-free influenza vaccine for the covered 
        population and for the respective influenza season; or
            (2) finds that an actual or potential public health 
        situation justifies the use of other influenza vaccine 
        for children under 3 years of age; and
            (3) gives written notice of such findings (and an 
        explanation of the basis for the findings) to the 
        Congress and of actions the Secretary is taking to 
        ensure adequate supply of pediatric thimerosal-free 
        influenza vaccine for the following influenza season.
    (b) Report to Congress.--To improve public confidence in 
the safety of vaccines, the Secretary shall submit to the 
Congress a plan no later than April 1, 2008--
            (1) to work proactively with manufacturers of 
        influenza vaccine to facilitate the approval of 
        thimerosal-free influenza vaccine for administration to 
        children under 3 years of age;
            (2) to increase the Federal Government's purchases 
        of thimerosal-free influenza vaccine; and
            (3) to take any other actions determined 
        appropriate by the Secretary to increase the supply of 
        thimerosal-free influenza vaccine.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 222. Of the amounts made available in this Act for the 
National Institutes of Health, 1 percent of the amount made 
available for National Research Service Awards (NRSA) shall be 
made available to the Administrator of the Health Resources and 
Services Administration to make NRSA awards for research in 
primary medical care to individuals affiliated with entities 
who have received grants or contracts under section 747 of the 
Public Health Service Act, and 1 percent of the amount made 
available for NRSA shall be made available to the Director of 
the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to make NRSA 
awards for health service research.
    Sec. 223. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used--
            (1) for the Ombudsman Program of the Centers for 
        Disease Control and Prevention; and
            (2) by the Centers for Disease Control and 
        Prevention to provide additional rotating pastel 
        lights, zero-gravity chairs, or dry-heat saunas for its 
        fitness center.
    Sec. 224. There is hereby established in the Treasury of 
the United States a fund to be known as the ``Nonrecurring 
expenses fund'' (the Fund): Provided, That unobligated balances 
of expired discretionary funds appropriated for this or any 
succeeding fiscal year from the General Fund of the Treasury to 
the Department of Health and Human Services by this or any 
other Act may be transferred (not later than the end of the 
fifth fiscal year after the last fiscal year for which such 
funds are available for the purposes for which appropriated) 
into the Fund: Provided further, That amounts deposited in the 
Fund shall be available until expended, and in addition to such 
other funds as may be available for such purposes, for capital 
acquisition necessary for the operation of the Department, 
including facilities infrastructure and information technology 
infrastructure, subject to approval by the Office of Management 
and Budget: Provided further, That amounts in the Fund may be 
obligated only after the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate are notified at least 
15 days in advance of the planned use of funds.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Health and 
Human Services Appropriations Act, 2008''.

                               TITLE III

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                    Education for the Disadvantaged

    For carrying out title I of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 (``ESEA'') and section 418A of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965, $15,930,691,000, of which $7,611,423,000 
shall become available on July 1, 2008, and shall remain 
available through September 30, 2009, and of which 
$8,136,218,000 shall become available on October 1, 2008, and 
shall remain available through September 30, 2009, for academic 
year 2008-2009: Provided, That $6,808,971,000 shall be for 
basic grants under section 1124: Provided further, That up to 
$4,000,000 of these funds shall be available to the Secretary 
of Education on October 1, 2007, to obtain annually updated 
local educational-agency-level census poverty data from the 
Bureau of the Census: Provided further, That $1,365,031,000 
shall be for concentration grants under section 1124A: Provided 
further, That $3,068,680,000 shall be for targeted grants under 
section 1125: Provided further, That $3,068,680,000 shall be 
for education finance incentive grants under section 1125A: 
Provided further, That $9,330,000 shall be to carry out 
sections 1501 and 1503: Provided further, That $1,634,000 shall 
be available for a comprehensive school reform clearinghouse.

                               Impact Aid

    For carrying out programs of financial assistance to 
federally affected schools authorized by title VIII of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, $1,262,778,000, 
of which $1,126,192,000 shall be for basic support payments 
under section 8003(b), $49,466,000 shall be for payments for 
children with disabilities under section 8003(d), $17,820,000 
shall be for construction under section 8007(b) and shall 
remain available through September 30, 2009, $64,350,000 shall 
be for Federal property payments under section 8002, and 
$4,950,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for 
facilities maintenance under section 8008: Provided, That for 
purposes of computing the amount of a payment for an eligible 
local educational agency under section 8003(a) for school year 
2007-2008, children enrolled in a school of such agency that 
would otherwise be eligible for payment under section 
8003(a)(1)(B) of such Act, but due to the deployment of both 
parents or legal guardians, or a parent or legal guardian 
having sole custody of such children, or due to the death of a 
military parent or legal guardian while on active duty (so long 
as such children reside on Federal property as described in 
section 8003(a)(1)(B)), are no longer eligible under such 
section, shall be considered as eligible students under such 
section, provided such students remain in average daily 
attendance at a school in the same local educational agency 
they attended prior to their change in eligibility status.

                      School Improvement Programs

    For carrying out school improvement activities authorized 
by title II, part B of title IV, subparts 6 and 9 of part D of 
title V, parts A and B of title VI, and parts B and C of title 
VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 
(``ESEA''); the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; section 
203 of the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002; the 
Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003; and the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964, $5,411,758,000, of which 
$3,790,731,000 shall become available on July 1, 2008, and 
remain available through September 30, 2009, and of which 
$1,435,000,000 shall become available on October 1, 2008, and 
shall remain available through September 30, 2009, for academic 
year 2008-2009: Provided, That funds made available to carry 
out part B of title VII of the ESEA may be used for 
construction, renovation and modernization of any elementary 
school, secondary school, or structure related to an elementary 
school or secondary school, run by the Department of Education 
of the State of Hawaii, that serves a predominantly Native 
Hawaiian student body: Provided further, That from the funds 
referred to in the preceding proviso, not less than $1,250,000 
shall be for a grant to the Department of Education of the 
State of Hawaii for the activities described in such proviso, 
and $1,250,000 shall be for a grant to the University of Hawaii 
School of Law for a Center of Excellence in Native Hawaiian 
law: Provided further, That funds made available to carry out 
part C of title VII of the ESEA may be used for construction: 
Provided further, That up to 100 percent of the funds available 
to a State educational agency under part D of title II of the 
ESEA may be used for subgrants described in section 
2412(a)(2)(B) of such Act: Provided further, That $58,129,000 
shall be available to carry out section 203 of the Educational 
Technical Assistance Act of 2002: Provided further, That 
$34,376,000 shall be available to carry out part D of title V 
of the ESEA: Provided further, That no funds appropriated under 
this heading may be used to carry out section 5494 under the 
ESEA: Provided further, That $18,001,000 shall be available to 
carry out the Supplemental Education Grants program for the 
Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall 
Islands: Provided further, That up to 5 percent of these 
amounts may be reserved by the Federated States of Micronesia 
and the Republic of the Marshall Islands to administer the 
Supplemental Education Grants programs and to obtain technical 
assistance, oversight and consultancy services in the 
administration of these grants and to reimburse the United 
States Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education for such services: Provided further, That $3,000,000 
of the funds available for the Foreign Language Assistance 
Program shall be available for 5-year grants to local 
educational agencies that would work in partnership with one or 
more institutions of higher education to establish or expand 
articulated programs of study in languages critical to United 
States national security that will enable successful students 
to advance from elementary school through college to achieve a 
superior level of proficiency in those languages.

                            Indian Education

    For expenses necessary to carry out, to the extent not 
otherwise provided, title VII, part A of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965, $124,000,000.

                       Innovation and Improvement

    For carrying out activities authorized by part G of title 
I, subpart 5 of part A and parts C and D of title II, parts B, 
C, and D of title V, and section 1504 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 (``ESEA''), $1,010,084,000: 
Provided, That $9,821,000 shall be provided to the National 
Board for Professional Teaching Standards to carry out section 
2151(c) of the ESEA: Provided further, That from funds for 
subpart 4, part C of title II, up to 3 percent shall be 
available to the Secretary for technical assistance and 
dissemination of information: Provided further, That 
$361,917,000 shall be available to carry out part D of title V 
of the ESEA: Provided further, That $103,293,000 of the funds 
for subpart 1, part D of title V of the ESEA shall be available 
for the projects and in the amounts specified in the statement 
of the managers on the conference report accompanying this Act: 
Provided further, That $99,000,000 of the funds for subpart 1 
shall be for competitive grants to local educational agencies, 
including charter schools that are local educational agencies, 
or States, or partnerships of: (1) a local educational agency, 
a State, or both; and (2) at least one non-profit organization 
to develop and implement performance-based teacher and 
principal compensation systems in high-need schools: Provided 
further, That such performance-based compensation systems must 
consider gains in student academic achievement as well as 
classroom evaluations conducted multiple times during each 
school year among other factors and provide educators with 
incentives to take on additional responsibilities and 
leadership roles: Provided further, That up to 5 percent of 
such funds for competitive grants shall be available for 
technical assistance, training, peer review of applications, 
program outreach and evaluation activities: Provided further, 
That of the funds available for part B of title V, the 
Secretary shall use up to $24,783,000 to carry out activities 
under section 5205(b) and under subpart 2, and shall use not 
less than $190,000,000 to carry out other activities authorized 
under subpart 1.

                 Safe Schools and Citizenship Education

    For carrying out activities authorized by subpart 3 of part 
C of title II, part A of title IV, and subparts 2, 3, and 10 of 
part D of title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
of 1965 (``ESEA''), $708,835,000, of which $300,000,000 shall 
become available on July 1, 2008, and remain available through 
September 30, 2009: Provided, That $300,000,000 shall be 
available for subpart 1 of part A of title IV and $222,519,000 
shall be available for subpart 2 of part A of title IV, of 
which not less than $1,500,000, to remain available until 
expended, shall be for the Project School Emergency Response to 
Violence (``Project SERV'') program to provide education-
related services to local educational agencies and to 
institutions of higher education in which the learning 
environment has been disrupted due to a violent or traumatic 
crisis: Provided further, That Project SERV funds appropriated 
in previous fiscal years may be used to provide services to 
local educational agencies and to institutions of higher 
education in which the learning environment has been disrupted 
due to a violent or traumatic crisis: Provided further, That 
$152,998,000 shall be available to carry out part D of title V 
of the ESEA: Provided further, That of the funds available to 
carry out subpart 3 of part C of title II, up to $12,072,000 
may be used to carry out section 2345 and $3,025,000 shall be 
used by the Center for Civic Education to implement a 
comprehensive program to improve public knowledge, 
understanding, and support of the Congress and the State 
legislatures.

                      English Language Acquisition

    For carrying out part A of title III of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965, $722,717,000, which shall 
become available on July 1, 2008, and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2009, except that 6.5 percent of such 
amount shall be available on October 1, 2007, and shall remain 
available through September 30, 2009, to carry out activities 
under section 3111(c)(1)(C).

                           Special Education

    For carrying out the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act (``IDEA'') and the Special Olympics Sport and 
Empowerment Act of 2004, $12,357,999,000, of which 
$5,461,394,000 shall become available on July 1, 2008, and 
shall remain available through September 30, 2009, and of which 
$6,654,982,000 shall become available on October 1, 2008, and 
shall remain available through September 30, 2009, for academic 
year 2008-2009: Provided, That $13,000,000 shall be for 
Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Inc., to support 
activities under section 674(c)(1)(D) of the IDEA: Provided 
further, That $1,500,000 shall be for the recipient of funds 
provided by Public Law 105-78 under section 687(b)(2)(G) of the 
IDEA (as in effect prior to the enactment of the Individuals 
with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004) to provide 
information on diagnosis, intervention, and teaching strategies 
for children with disabilities: Provided further, That the 
amount for section 611(b)(2) of the IDEA shall be equal to the 
lesser of the amount available for that activity during fiscal 
year 2007, increased by the amount of inflation as specified in 
section 619(d)(2)(B) of the IDEA, or the percentage increase in 
the funds appropriated under section 611(i) of the IDEA: 
Provided further, That nothing in section 674(e) of the IDEA 
shall be construed to establish a private right of action 
against the National Instructional Materials Access Center for 
failure to perform the duties of such center or otherwise 
authorize a private right of action related to the performance 
of such center: Provided further, That $8,000,000 shall be 
available to support the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter 
Games.

            Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Assistive Technology Act of 
1998 (``the AT Act''), and the Helen Keller National Center 
Act, $3,285,985,000, of which $1,000,000 shall be awarded to 
the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists for 
activities that further the purposes of the grant received by 
the Academy for the period beginning October 1, 2003, including 
activities to meet the demand for orthotic and prosthetic 
provider services and improve patient care: Provided, That 
$3,242,000 of the funds for section 303 of the Rehabilitation 
Act of 1973 shall be available for the projects and in the 
amounts specified in the statement of the managers on the 
conference report accompanying this Act.

           Special Institutions for Persons With Disabilities

                 AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND

    For carrying out the Act of March 3, 1879, $22,000,000.

               NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF

    For the National Technical Institute for the Deaf under 
titles I and II of the Education of the Deaf Act of 1986, 
$60,757,000, of which $1,705,000 shall be for construction and 
shall remain available until expended: Provided, That from the 
total amount available, the Institute may at its discretion use 
funds for the endowment program as authorized under section 207 
of such Act.

                          GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

    For the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model 
Secondary School for the Deaf, and the partial support of 
Gallaudet University under titles I and II of the Education of 
the Deaf Act of 1986, $115,400,000: Provided, That from the 
total amount available, the University may at its discretion 
use funds for the endowment program as authorized under section 
207.

                 Career, Technical, and Adult Education

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, the 
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, subpart 4 of part D of 
title V of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 
(``ESEA'') and title VIII-D of the Higher Education Amendments 
of 1998, $2,013,329,000, of which $1,218,252,000 shall become 
available on July 1, 2008, and shall remain available through 
September 30, 2009, and of which $791,000,000 shall become 
available on October 1, 2008, and shall remain available 
through September 30, 2009: Provided, That of the amount 
provided for Adult Education State Grants, $69,759,000 shall be 
made available for integrated English literacy and civics 
education services to immigrants and other limited English 
proficient populations: Provided further, That of the amount 
reserved for integrated English literacy and civics education, 
notwithstanding section 211 of the Adult Education and Family 
Literacy Act, 65 percent shall be allocated to States based on 
a State's absolute need as determined by calculating each 
State's share of a 10-year average of the United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services data for immigrants 
admitted for legal permanent residence for the 10 most recent 
years, and 35 percent allocated to States that experienced 
growth as measured by the average of the 3 most recent years 
for which United States Citizenship and Immigration Services 
data for immigrants admitted for legal permanent residence are 
available, except that no State shall be allocated an amount 
less than $60,000: Provided further, That of the amounts made 
available for the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, 
$7,000,000 shall be for national leadership activities under 
section 243 and $6,638,000 shall be for the National Institute 
for Literacy under section 242: Provided further, That 
$81,532,000 shall be available to support the activities 
authorized under subpart 4 of part D of title V of the ESEA, of 
which up to 5 percent shall become available October 1, 2007, 
and shall remain available through September 30, 2009, for 
evaluation, technical assistance, school networks, peer review 
of applications, and program outreach activities, and of which 
not less than 95 percent shall become available on July 1, 
2008, and remain available through September 30, 2009, for 
grants to local educational agencies: Provided further, That 
funds made available to local educational agencies under this 
subpart shall be used only for activities related to 
establishing smaller learning communities within large high 
schools or small high schools that provide alternatives for 
students enrolled in large high schools.

                      Student Financial Assistance

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

    For carrying out subparts 1, 3, and 4 of part A, part C and 
part E of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
$16,379,883,000, which shall remain available through September 
30, 2009.
    The maximum Pell Grant for which a student shall be 
eligible during award year 2008-2009 shall be $4,435.
    Of the unobligated funds available under section 
401A(e)(1)(C) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $525,000,000 
are rescinded.
    For an additional amount to carry out subpart 1 of part A 
of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, $525,000,000, 
which shall remain available through September 30, 2009.

                       Student Aid Administration

    For Federal administrative expenses to carry out part D of 
title I, and subparts 1, 3, and 4 of part A, and parts B, C, D, 
and E of title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 
$708,216,000, which shall remain available until expended.

                            Higher Education

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, 
titles II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII of the Higher Education Act 
of 1965 (``HEA''), section 1543 of the Higher Education 
Amendments of 1992, the Mutual Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Act of 1961, title VIII of the Higher Education 
Amendments of 1998, part I of subtitle A of title VI of the 
America COMPETES Act, and section 117 of the Carl D. Perkins 
Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, $2,095,608,000: 
Provided, That $9,699,000, to remain available through 
September 30, 2009, shall be available to fund fellowships for 
academic year 2009-2010 under subpart 1 of part A of title VII 
of the HEA, under the terms and conditions of such subpart 1: 
Provided further, That $620,000 is for data collection and 
evaluation activities for programs under the HEA, including 
such activities needed to comply with the Government 
Performance and Results Act of 1993: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds made 
available in this Act to carry out title VI of the HEA and 
section 102(b)(6) of the Mutual Educational and Cultural 
Exchange Act of 1961 may be used to support visits and study in 
foreign countries by individuals who are participating in 
advanced foreign language training and international studies in 
areas that are vital to United States national security and who 
plan to apply their language skills and knowledge of these 
countries in the fields of government, the professions, or 
international development: Provided further, That of the funds 
referred to in the preceding proviso up to 1 percent may be 
used for program evaluation, national outreach, and information 
dissemination activities: Provided further, That the funds 
provided for title II of the HEA shall be allocated 
notwithstanding section 210 of such Act: Provided further, That 
$104,399,000 of the funds for part B of title VII of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965 shall be available for the projects and 
in the amounts specified in the statement of the managers on 
the conference report accompanying this Act.

                           Howard University

    For partial support of Howard University, $237,392,000, of 
which not less than $3,526,000 shall be for a matching 
endowment grant pursuant to the Howard University Endowment Act 
(Public Law 98-480) and shall remain available until expended.

         College Housing and Academic Facilities Loans Program

    For Federal administrative expenses to carry out activities 
related to existing facility loans pursuant to section 121 of 
the Higher Education Act of 1965, $481,000.

  Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program 
                                Account

    For administrative expenses to carry out the Historically 
Black College and University Capital Financing Program entered 
into pursuant to part D of title III of the Higher Education 
Act of 1965, $188,000.

                    Institute of Education Sciences

    For carrying out activities authorized by the Education 
Sciences Reform Act of 2002, the National Assessment of 
Educational Progress Authorization Act, section 208 of the 
Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002, and section 664 
of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 
$561,315,000, of which $293,155,000 shall be available until 
September 30, 2009.

                        Departmental Management

                         PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

    For carrying out, to the extent not otherwise provided, the 
Department of Education Organization Act, including rental of 
conference rooms in the District of Columbia and hire of three 
passenger motor vehicles, $420,698,000, of which $3,000,000, to 
remain available until expended, shall be for building 
alterations and related expenses for the move of Department 
staff to the Mary E. Switzer building in Washington, DC.

                        OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

    For expenses necessary for the Office for Civil Rights, as 
authorized by section 203 of the Department of Education 
Organization Act, $93,771,000.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For expenses necessary for the Office of the Inspector 
General, as authorized by section 212 of the Department of 
Education Organization Act, $53,239,000.

                           General Provisions

    Sec. 301. No funds appropriated in this Act may be used for 
the transportation of students or teachers (or for the purchase 
of equipment for such transportation) in order to overcome 
racial imbalance in any school or school system, or for the 
transportation of students or teachers (or for the purchase of 
equipment for such transportation) in order to carry out a plan 
of racial desegregation of any school or school system.
    Sec. 302. None of the funds contained in this Act shall be 
used to require, directly or indirectly, the transportation of 
any student to a school other than the school which is nearest 
the student's home, except for a student requiring special 
education, to the school offering such special education, in 
order to comply with title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 
For the purpose of this section an indirect requirement of 
transportation of students includes the transportation of 
students to carry out a plan involving the reorganization of 
the grade structure of schools, the pairing of schools, or the 
clustering of schools, or any combination of grade 
restructuring, pairing or clustering. The prohibition described 
in this section does not include the establishment of magnet 
schools.
    Sec. 303. No funds appropriated in this Act may be used to 
prevent the implementation of programs of voluntary prayer and 
meditation in the public schools.

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 304. Not to exceed 1 percent of any discretionary 
funds (pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985) which are appropriated for the Department 
of Education in this Act may be transferred between 
appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by 
more than 3 percent by any such transfer: Provided, That the 
transfer authority granted by this section shall be available 
only to meet emergency needs and shall not be used to create 
any new program or to fund any project or activity for which no 
funds are provided in this Act: Provided further, That the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate are notified at least 15 days in advance of any 
transfer.
    Sec. 305. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used to promulgate, implement, or enforce any revision to 
the regulations in effect under section 496 of the Higher 
Education Act of 1965 on June 1, 2007, until legislation 
specifically requiring such revision is enacted.
    Sec. 306. (a) Maintenance of Integrity and Ethical Values 
Within Department of Education.--Within 30 days after the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Education shall 
implement procedures--
            (1) to assess whether a covered individual or 
        entity has a potential financial interest in, or bias 
        towards, a product or service purchased with, or 
        guaranteed or insured by, funds administered by the 
        Department of Education or a contracted entity of the 
        Department; and
            (2) to disclose the existence of any such potential 
        financial interest or bias.
    (b) Review by Inspector General.--
            (1) Within 30 days after the implementation of the 
        procedures described in subsection (a), the Inspector 
        General of the Department of Education shall report to 
        the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives and the Senate on the adequacy of such 
        procedures.
            (2) Within 1 year, the Inspector General shall 
        conduct at least 1 audit to ensure that such procedures 
        are properly implemented and are adequate to uncover 
        and disclose the existence of potential financial 
        interests or bias described in subsection (a).
            (3) The Inspector General shall report to such 
        Committees any recommendations for modifications to 
        such procedures that the Inspector General determines 
        are necessary to uncover and disclose the existence of 
        such potential financial interests or bias.
    (c) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term 
``covered individual or entity'' means--
            (1) an officer or professional employee of the 
        Department of Education;
            (2) a contractor or subcontractor of the 
        Department, or an individual hired by the contracted 
        entity;
            (3) a member of a peer review panel of the 
        Department; or
            (4) a consultant or advisor to the Department.
    Sec. 307. (a) Notwithstanding section 8013(9)(B) of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, North Chicago 
Community Unit School District 187, North Shore District 112, 
and Township High School District 113 in Lake County, Illinois, 
and Glenview Public School District 34 and Glenbrook High 
School District 225 in Cook County, Illinois, shall be 
considered local educational agencies as such term is used in 
and for purposes of title VIII of such Act.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, federally 
connected children (as determined under section 8003(a) of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965) who are in 
attendance in the North Shore District 112, Township High 
School District 113, Glenview Public School District 34, and 
Glenbrook High School District 225 described in subsection (a), 
shall be considered to be in attendance in the North Chicago 
Community Unit School District 187 described in subsection (a) 
for purposes of computing the amount that the North Chicago 
Community Unit School District 187 is eligible to receive under 
subsection (b) or (d) of such section if--
            (1) such school districts have entered into an 
        agreement for such students to be so considered and for 
        the equitable apportionment among all such school 
        districts of any amount received by the North Chicago 
        Community Unit School District 187 under such section; 
        and
            (2) any amount apportioned among all such school 
        districts pursuant to paragraph (1) is used by such 
        school districts only for the direct provision of 
        educational services.
    Sec. 308. Prior to January 1, 2008, the Secretary of 
Education may not terminate any voluntary flexible agreement 
under section 428A of the Higher Education Act of 1965 that 
existed on October 1, 2007. With respect to an entity with 
which the Secretary of Education had a voluntary flexible 
agreement under section 428A of the Higher Education Act of 
1965 on October 1, 2007 that is not cost neutral, if the 
Secretary terminates such agreement on or after January 1, 
2008, the Secretary of Education shall, not later than March 
31, 2008, negotiate to enter, and enter, into a new voluntary 
flexible agreement with such entity so that the agreement is 
cost neutral, unless such entity does not want to enter into 
such agreement.
    Sec. 309. Notwithstanding section 102(a)(4)(A) of the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, the Secretary of Education shall 
not take into account a bankruptcy petition filed in the United 
States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of New York 
on February 21, 2001, in determining whether a nonprofit 
educational institution that is a subsidiary of an entity that 
filed such petition meets the definition of an ``institution of 
higher education'' under section 102 of that Act.
    This title may be cited as the ``Department of Education 
Appropriations Act, 2008''.

                                TITLE IV

                            RELATED AGENCIES

 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary of the Committee for Purchase From 
People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled established by Public 
Law 92-28, $4,994,000.

             Corporation for National and Community Service

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses for the Corporation for National and 
Community Service to carry out the Domestic Volunteer Service 
Act of 1973 (``1973 Act'') and the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (``1990 Act''), $798,065,000, of which 
$313,054,000 is to carry out the 1973 Act and $485,011,000 is 
to carry out the 1990 Act: Provided, That up to 1 percent of 
program grant funds may be used to defray the costs of 
conducting grant application reviews, including the use of 
outside peer reviewers and electronic management of the grants 
cycle: Provided further, That none of the funds made available 
under this heading for activities authorized by section 122 and 
part E of title II of the 1973 Act shall be used to provide 
stipends or other monetary incentives to program participants 
or volunteer leaders whose incomes exceed the income guidelines 
in subsections 211(e) and 213(b) of the 1973 Act: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding subtitle H of title I of the 1990 
Act, none of the funds provided for quality and innovation 
activities shall be used to support salaries and related 
expenses (including travel) attributable to Corporation for 
National and Community Service employees: Provided further, 
That of the amounts provided under this heading: (1) not less 
than $126,121,000, to remain available until expended, to be 
transferred to the National Service Trust for educational 
awards authorized under subtitle D of title I of the 1990 Act: 
Provided further, That in addition to these funds, the 
Corporation may transfer funds from the amount provided for 
AmeriCorps grants under the National Service Trust Program, to 
the National Service Trust authorized under subtitle D of title 
I of the 1990 Act, upon determination that such transfer is 
necessary to support the activities of national service 
participants and after notice is transmitted to the Congress; 
(2) not more than $55,000,000 of funding provided for grants 
under the National Service Trust program authorized under 
subtitle C of title I of the 1990 Act may be used to 
administer, reimburse, or support any national service program 
authorized under section 129(d)(2) of such Act; (3) $12,000,000 
shall be to provide assistance to State commissions on national 
and community service, under section 126(a) of the 1990 Act and 
notwithstanding section 501(a)(4) of the 1990 Act; and (4) not 
less than $5,000,000 shall be for the acquisition, renovation, 
equipping and startup costs for a campus located in Vinton, 
Iowa and a campus in Vicksburg, Mississippi to carry out 
subtitle G of title I of the 1990 Act.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of administration as provided under 
section 501(a)(4) of the National and Community Service Act of 
1990 and under section 504(a) of the Domestic Volunteer Service 
Act of 1973, including payment of salaries, authorized travel, 
hire of passenger motor vehicles, the rental of conference 
rooms in the District of Columbia, the employment of experts 
and consultants authorized under 5 U.S.C. 3109, and not to 
exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation 
expenses, $68,964,000.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the Inspector General Act of 1978, $6,900,000.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    Sec. 401. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
term ``qualified student loan'' with respect to national 
service education awards shall mean any loan determined by an 
institution of higher education to be necessary to cover a 
student's cost of attendance at such institution and made, 
insured, or guaranteed directly to a student by a State agency, 
in addition to other meanings under section 148(b)(7) of the 
National and Community Service Act.
    Sec. 402. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds 
made available under section 129(d)(5)(B) of the National and 
Community Service Act of 1990 to assist entities in placing 
applicants who are individuals with disabilities may be 
provided to any entity that receives a grant under section 121 
of the Act.
    Sec. 403. The Inspector General of the Corporation for 
National and Community Service shall conduct random audits of 
the grantees that administer activities under the AmeriCorps 
programs and shall levy sanctions in accordance with standard 
Inspector General audit resolution procedures which include, 
but are not limited to, debarment of any grantee (or successor 
in interest or any entity with substantially the same person or 
persons in control) that has been determined to have committed 
any substantial violation of the requirements of the AmeriCorps 
programs, including any grantee that has been determined to 
have violated the prohibition of using Federal funds to lobby 
the Congress: Provided, That the Inspector General shall obtain 
reimbursements in the amount of any misused funds from any 
grantee that has been determined to have committed any 
substantial violation of the requirements of the AmeriCorps 
programs.
    Sec. 404. The Corporation for National and Community 
Service shall make any significant changes to program 
requirements, service delivery or policy only through public 
notice and comment rulemaking. For fiscal year 2008, during any 
grant selection process, an officer or employee of the 
Corporation shall not knowingly disclose any covered grant 
selection information regarding such selection, directly or 
indirectly, to any person other than an officer or employee of 
the Corporation that is authorized by the Corporation to 
receive such information.
    Sec. 405. Professional Corps programs described in section 
122(a)(8) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 may 
apply to the Corporation for a waiver of application of section 
140(c)(2).
    Sec. 406. Notwithstanding section 1342 of title 31, United 
States Code, the Corporation may solicit and accept the 
services of organizations and individuals (other than 
participants) to assist the Corporation in carrying out the 
duties of the Corporation under the national service laws: 
Provided, That an individual who provides services under this 
section shall be subject to the same protections and 
limitations as volunteers under section 196(a) of the National 
and Community Service Act of 1990.
    Sec. 407. Organizations operating projects under the 
AmeriCorps Education Awards Program shall do so without regard 
to the requirements of sections 121(d) and (e), 131(e), 132, 
and 140(a), (d), and (e) of the National and Community Service 
Act of 1990.
    Sec. 408. AmeriCorps programs receiving grants under the 
National Service Trust program shall meet an overall minimum 
share requirement of 24 percent for the first three years that 
they receive AmeriCorps funding, and thereafter shall meet the 
overall minimum share requirement as provided in section 
2521.60 of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations, without 
regard to the operating costs match requirement in section 
121(e) or the member support Federal share limitations in 
section 140 of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, 
and subject to partial waiver consistent with section 2521.70 
of title 45, Code of Federal Regulations.

                  Corporation for Public Broadcasting

    For payment to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as 
authorized by the Communications Act of 1934, an amount which 
shall be available within limitations specified by that Act, 
for the fiscal year 2010, $420,000,000: Provided, That no funds 
made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by 
this Act shall be used to pay for receptions, parties, or 
similar forms of entertainment for Government officials or 
employees: Provided further, That none of the funds contained 
in this paragraph shall be available or used to aid or support 
any program or activity from which any person is excluded, or 
is denied benefits, or is discriminated against, on the basis 
of race, color, national origin, religion, or sex: Provided 
further, That no funds made available to the Corporation for 
Public Broadcasting by this Act shall be used to apply any 
political test or qualification in selecting, appointing, 
promoting, or taking any other personnel action with respect to 
officers, agents, and employees of the Corporation: Provided 
further, That for fiscal year 2008, in addition to the amounts 
provided above, $29,700,000 shall be for costs related to 
digital program production, development, and distribution, 
associated with the transition of public broadcasting to 
digital broadcasting, to be awarded as determined by the 
Corporation in consultation with public radio and television 
licensees or permittees, or their designated representatives: 
Provided further, That for fiscal year 2008, in addition to the 
amounts provided above, $26,750,000 is available pursuant to 
section 396(k)(10) of the Communications Act of 1934 for 
replacement and upgrade of the public radio interconnection 
system: Provided further, That none of the funds made available 
to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by this Act, the 
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 (Public Law 110-5), 
or the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 
(Public Law 109-149), shall be used to support the Television 
Future Fund or any similar purpose.

               Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary for the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service to carry out the functions vested in it by 
the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, including hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; for expenses necessary for the Labor-
Management Cooperation Act of 1978; and for expenses necessary 
for the Service to carry out the functions vested in it by the 
Civil Service Reform Act, Public Law 95-454, $44,450,000, 
including $650,000 to remain available through September 30, 
2009, for activities authorized by the Labor-Management 
Cooperation Act of 1978: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 
U.S.C. 3302, fees charged, up to full-cost recovery, for 
special training activities and other conflict resolution 
services and technical assistance, including those provided to 
foreign governments and international organizations, and for 
arbitration services shall be credited to and merged with this 
account, and shall remain available until expended: Provided 
further, That fees for arbitration services shall be available 
only for education, training, and professional development of 
the agency workforce: Provided further, That the Director of 
the Service is authorized to accept and use on behalf of the 
United States gifts of services and real, personal, or other 
property in the aid of any projects or functions within the 
Director's jurisdiction.

            Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary for the Federal Mine Safety and 
Health Review Commission, $8,096,000.

                Institute of Museum and Library Services

    OFFICE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES: GRANTS AND ADMINISTRATION

    For carrying out the Museum and Library Services Act of 
1996 and the National Museum of African American History and 
Culture Act, $277,131,000: Provided, That funds may be made 
available for support through inter-agency agreement or grant 
to commemorative Federal commissions that support museum and 
library activities, in partnership with libraries and museums 
that are eligible for funding under programs carried out by the 
Institute of Museum and Library Services.

                  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary to carry out section 1805 of the 
Social Security Act, $10,748,000, to be transferred to this 
appropriation from the Federal Hospital Insurance and the 
Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.

        National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For close out activities of the National Commission on 
Libraries and Information Science, established by the Act of 
July 20, 1970 (Public Law 91-345, as amended), $400,000.

                     National Council on Disability

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary for the National Council on 
Disability as authorized by title IV of the Rehabilitation Act 
of 1973, $3,113,000.

                     National Labor Relations Board

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary for the National Labor Relations 
Board to carry out the functions vested in it by the Labor-
Management Relations Act, 1947, and other laws, $256,988,000: 
Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be available 
to organize or assist in organizing agricultural laborers or 
used in connection with investigations, hearings, directives, 
or orders concerning bargaining units composed of agricultural 
laborers as referred to in section 2(3) of the Act of July 5, 
1935, and as amended by the Labor-Management Relations Act, 
1947, and as defined in section 3(f) of the Act of June 25, 
1938, and including in said definition employees engaged in the 
maintenance and operation of ditches, canals, reservoirs, and 
waterways when maintained or operated on a mutual, nonprofit 
basis and at least 95 percent of the water stored or supplied 
thereby is used for farming purposes.

                        National Mediation Board

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the 
Railway Labor Act, including emergency boards appointed by the 
President, $12,992,000, of which $750,000 shall be for 
arbitrator salaries and expenses pursuant to section 153(1).

            Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses necessary for the Occupational Safety and 
Health Review Commission, $10,696,000.

                       Railroad Retirement Board

                     DUAL BENEFITS PAYMENTS ACCOUNT

    For payment to the Dual Benefits Payments Account, 
authorized under section 15(d) of the Railroad Retirement Act 
of 1974, $79,000,000, which shall include amounts becoming 
available in fiscal year 2008 pursuant to section 224(c)(1)(B) 
of Public Law 98-76; and in addition, an amount, not to exceed 
2 percent of the amount provided herein, shall be available 
proportional to the amount by which the product of recipients 
and the average benefit received exceeds the amount available 
for payment of vested dual benefits: Provided, That the total 
amount provided herein shall be credited in 12 approximately 
equal amounts on the first day of each month in the fiscal 
year.

          FEDERAL PAYMENTS TO THE RAILROAD RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

    For payment to the accounts established in the Treasury for 
the payment of benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act for 
interest earned on unnegotiated checks, $150,000, to remain 
available through September 30, 2009, which shall be the 
maximum amount available for payment pursuant to section 417 of 
Public Law 98-76.

                      LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATION

    For necessary expenses for the Railroad Retirement Board 
for administration of the Railroad Retirement Act and the 
Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act, $103,694,000, to be 
derived in such amounts as determined by the Board from the 
railroad retirement accounts and from moneys credited to the 
railroad unemployment insurance administration fund.

             LIMITATION ON THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General 
for audit, investigatory and review activities, as authorized 
by the Inspector General Act of 1978, not more than $7,803,000, 
to be derived from the railroad retirement accounts and 
railroad unemployment insurance account: Provided, That none of 
the funds made available in any other paragraph of this Act may 
be transferred to the Office; used to carry out any such 
transfer; used to provide any office space, equipment, office 
supplies, communications facilities or services, maintenance 
services, or administrative services for the Office; used to 
pay any salary, benefit, or award for any personnel of the 
Office; used to pay any other operating expense of the Office; 
or used to reimburse the Office for any service provided, or 
expense incurred, by the Office: Provided further, That funds 
made available under the heading in this Act, or subsequent 
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Acts, may be used for any 
audit, investigation, or review of the Medicare Program.

                     Social Security Administration

                PAYMENTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUNDS

    For payment to the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance 
Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, as 
provided under sections 201(m), 217(g), 228(g), and 1131(b)(2) 
of the Social Security Act, $28,140,000.

                  SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM

    For carrying out titles XI and XVI of the Social Security 
Act, section 401 of Public Law 92-603, section 212 of Public 
Law 93-66, as amended, and section 405 of Public Law 95-216, 
including payment to the Social Security trust funds for 
administrative expenses incurred pursuant to section 201(g)(1) 
of the Social Security Act, $27,014,000,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That any portion of the 
funds provided to a State in the current fiscal year and not 
obligated by the State during that year shall be returned to 
the Treasury.
    For making, after June 15 of the current fiscal year, 
benefit payments to individuals under title XVI of the Social 
Security Act, for unanticipated costs incurred for the current 
fiscal year, such sums as may be necessary.
    For making benefit payments under title XVI of the Social 
Security Act for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, 
$14,800,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, including the hire of two passenger 
motor vehicles, and not to exceed $15,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses, not more than 
$9,522,953,000 may be expended, as authorized by section 
201(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, from any one or all of 
the trust funds referred to therein: Provided, That not less 
than $2,000,000 shall be for the Social Security Advisory 
Board: Provided further, That unobligated balances of funds 
provided under this paragraph at the end of fiscal year 2008 
not needed for fiscal year 2008 shall remain available until 
expended to invest in the Social Security Administration 
information technology and telecommunications hardware and 
software infrastructure, including related equipment and non-
payroll administrative expenses associated solely with this 
information technology and telecommunications infrastructure: 
Provided further, That reimbursement to the trust funds under 
this heading for expenditures for official time for employees 
of the Social Security Administration pursuant to section 7131 
of title 5, United States Code, and for facilities or support 
services for labor organizations pursuant to policies, 
regulations, or procedures referred to in section 7135(b) of 
such title shall be made by the Secretary of the Treasury, with 
interest, from amounts in the general fund not otherwise 
appropriated, as soon as possible after such expenditures are 
made.
    From funds provided under the first paragraph, not less 
than $263,970,000 shall be available for conducting continuing 
disability reviews under titles II and XVI of the Social 
Security Act and for conducting redeterminations of eligibility 
under title XVI of the Social Security Act.
    In addition to amounts made available above, and subject to 
the same terms and conditions, $213,000,000, for additional 
continuing disability reviews and redeterminations of 
eligibility.
    In addition, $135,000,000 to be derived from administration 
fees in excess of $5.00 per supplementary payment collected 
pursuant to section 1616(d) of the Social Security Act or 
section 212(b)(3) of Public Law 93-66, which shall remain 
available until expended. To the extent that the amounts 
collected pursuant to such sections in fiscal year 2008 exceed 
$135,000,000, the amounts shall be available in fiscal year 
2009 only to the extent provided in advance in appropriations 
Acts.
    In addition, up to $1,000,000 to be derived from fees 
collected pursuant to section 303(c) of the Social Security 
Protection Act (Public Law 108-203), which shall remain 
available until expended.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For expenses necessary for the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, $27,000,000, together with not to exceed $68,047,000, to 
be transferred and expended as authorized by section 201(g)(1) 
of the Social Security Act from the Federal Old-Age and 
Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability 
Insurance Trust Fund.
    In addition, an amount not to exceed 3 percent of the total 
provided in this appropriation may be transferred from the 
``Limitation on Administrative Expenses'', Social Security 
Administration, to be merged with this account, to be available 
for the time and purposes for which this account is available: 
Provided, That notice of such transfers shall be transmitted 
promptly to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate.

                                TITLE V

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 501. The Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education are authorized to transfer unexpended 
balances of prior appropriations to accounts corresponding to 
current appropriations provided in this Act. Such transferred 
balances shall be used for the same purpose, and for the same 
periods of time, for which they were originally appropriated.
    Sec. 502. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 503. (a) No part of any appropriation contained in 
this Act shall be used, other than for normal and recognized 
executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or 
propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use 
of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television, 
or video presentation designed to support or defeat legislation 
pending before the Congress or any State legislature, except in 
presentation to the Congress or any State legislature itself.
    (b) No part of any appropriation contained in this Act 
shall be used to pay the salary or expenses of any grant or 
contract recipient, or agent acting for such recipient, related 
to any activity designed to influence legislation or 
appropriations pending before the Congress or any State 
legislature.
    Sec. 504. The Secretaries of Labor and Education are 
authorized to make available not to exceed $28,000 and $20,000, 
respectively, from funds available for salaries and expenses 
under titles I and III, respectively, for official reception 
and representation expenses; the Director of the Federal 
Mediation and Conciliation Service is authorized to make 
available for official reception and representation expenses 
not to exceed $5,000 from the funds available for ``Federal 
Mediation and Conciliation Service, Salaries and expenses''; 
and the Chairman of the National Mediation Board is authorized 
to make available for official reception and representation 
expenses not to exceed $5,000 from funds available for 
``National Mediation Board, Salaries and expenses''.
    Sec. 505. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
no funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to carry out 
any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the 
hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
    Sec. 506. When issuing statements, press releases, requests 
for proposals, bid solicitations and other documents describing 
projects or programs funded in whole or in part with Federal 
money, all grantees receiving Federal funds included in this 
Act, including but not limited to State and local governments 
and recipients of Federal research grants, shall clearly 
state--
            (1) the percentage of the total costs of the 
        program or project which will be financed with Federal 
        money;
            (2) the dollar amount of Federal funds for the 
        project or program; and
            (3) percentage and dollar amount of the total costs 
        of the project or program that will be financed by non-
        governmental sources.
    Sec. 507. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act, 
and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are 
appropriated in this Act, shall be expended for any abortion.
    (b) None of the funds appropriated in this Act, and none of 
the funds in any trust fund to which funds are appropriated in 
this Act, shall be expended for health benefits coverage that 
includes coverage of abortion.
    (c) The term ``health benefits coverage'' means the package 
of services covered by a managed care provider or organization 
pursuant to a contract or other arrangement.
    Sec. 508. (a) The limitations established in the preceding 
section shall not apply to an abortion--
            (1) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of 
        rape or incest; or
            (2) in the case where a woman suffers from a 
        physical disorder, physical injury, or physical 
        illness, including a life-endangering physical 
        condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy 
        itself, that would, as certified by a physician, place 
        the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is 
        performed.
    (b) Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed as 
prohibiting the expenditure by a State, locality, entity, or 
private person of State, local, or private funds (other than a 
State's or locality's contribution of Medicaid matching funds).
    (c) Nothing in the preceding section shall be construed as 
restricting the ability of any managed care provider from 
offering abortion coverage or the ability of a State or 
locality to contract separately with such a provider for such 
coverage with State funds (other than a State's or locality's 
contribution of Medicaid matching funds).
    (d)(1) None of the funds made available in this Act may be 
made available to a Federal agency or program, or to a State or 
local government, if such agency, program, or government 
subjects any institutional or individual health care entity to 
discrimination on the basis that the health care entity does 
not provide, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for 
abortions.
    (2) In this subsection, the term ``health care entity'' 
includes an individual physician or other health care 
professional, a hospital, a provider-sponsored organization, a 
health maintenance organization, a health insurance plan, or 
any other kind of health care facility, organization, or plan.
    Sec. 509. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used for--
            (1) the creation of a human embryo or embryos for 
        research purposes; or
            (2) research in which a human embryo or embryos are 
        destroyed, discarded, or knowingly subjected to risk of 
        injury or death greater than that allowed for research 
        on fetuses in utero under 45 CFR 46.204(b) and section 
        498(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 
        289g(b)).
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``human embryo 
or embryos'' includes any organism, not protected as a human 
subject under 45 CFR 46 as of the date of the enactment of this 
Act, that is derived by fertilization, parthenogenesis, 
cloning, or any other means from one or more human gametes or 
human diploid cells.
    Sec. 510. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used for any activity that promotes the legalization of 
any drug or other substance included in schedule I of the 
schedules of controlled substances established under section 
202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) except for 
normal and recognized executive-congressional communications.
    (b) The limitation in subsection (a) shall not apply when 
there is significant medical evidence of a therapeutic 
advantage to the use of such drug or other substance or that 
federally sponsored clinical trials are being conducted to 
determine therapeutic advantage.
    Sec. 511. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used to promulgate or adopt any final standard under section 
1173(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320d-2(b)) 
providing for, or providing for the assignment of, a unique 
health identifier for an individual (except in an individual's 
capacity as an employer or a health care provider), until 
legislation is enacted specifically approving the standard.
    Sec. 512. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be obligated or expended to enter into or renew a contract with 
an entity if--
            (1) such entity is otherwise a contractor with the 
        United States and is subject to the requirement in 
        section 4212(d) of title 38, United States Code, 
        regarding submission of an annual report to the 
        Secretary of Labor concerning employment of certain 
        veterans; and
            (2) such entity has not submitted a report as 
        required by that section for the most recent year for 
        which such requirement was applicable to such entity.
    Sec. 513. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of 
the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer 
made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any 
other appropriation Act.
    Sec. 514. None of the funds made available by this Act to 
carry out the Library Services and Technology Act may be made 
available to any library covered by paragraph (1) of section 
224(f) of such Act, as amended by the Children's Internet 
Protection Act, unless such library has made the certifications 
required by paragraph (4) of such section.
    Sec. 515. None of the funds made available by this Act to 
carry out part D of title II of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act of 1965 may be made available to any elementary 
or secondary school covered by paragraph (1) of section 2441(a) 
of such Act, as amended by the Children's Internet Protection 
Act and the No Child Left Behind Act, unless the local 
educational agency with responsibility for such covered school 
has made the certifications required by paragraph (2) of such 
section.
    Sec. 516. (a) None of the funds provided under this Act, or 
provided under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies 
funded by this Act that remain available for obligation or 
expenditure in fiscal year 2008, or provided from any accounts 
in the Treasury of the United States derived by the collection 
of fees available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be 
available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming 
of funds that--
            (1) creates new programs;
            (2) eliminates a program, project, or activity;
            (3) increases funds or personnel by any means for 
        any project or activity for which funds have been 
        denied or restricted;
            (4) relocates an office or employees;
            (5) reorganizes or renames offices;
            (6) reorganizes programs or activities; or
            (7) contracts out or privatizes any functions or 
        activities presently performed by Federal employees;
unless the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate are notified 15 days in advance 
of such reprogramming or of an announcement of intent relating 
to such reprogramming, whichever occurs earlier.
    (b) None of the funds provided under this Act, or provided 
under previous appropriations Acts to the agencies funded by 
this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure in 
fiscal year 2008, or provided from any accounts in the Treasury 
of the United States derived by the collection of fees 
available to the agencies funded by this Act, shall be 
available for obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming 
of funds in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less, that--
            (1) augments existing programs, projects (including 
        construction projects), or activities;
            (2) reduces by 10 percent funding for any existing 
        program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel 
        by 10 percent as approved by Congress; or
            (3) results from any general savings from a 
        reduction in personnel which would result in a change 
        in existing programs, activities, or projects as 
        approved by Congress;
unless the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate are notified 15 days in advance 
of such reprogramming or of an announcement of intent relating 
to such reprogramming, whichever occurs earlier.
    Sec. 517. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
may be used to request that a candidate for appointment to a 
Federal scientific advisory committee disclose the political 
affiliation or voting history of the candidate or the position 
that the candidate holds with respect to political issues not 
directly related to and necessary for the work of the committee 
involved.
    (b) None of the funds made available in this Act may be 
used to disseminate scientific information that is deliberately 
false or misleading.
    Sec. 518. Within 45 days of enactment of this Act, each 
department and related agency funded through this Act shall 
submit an operating plan that details at the program, project, 
and activity level any funding allocations for fiscal year 2008 
that are different than those specified in this Act, the 
accompanying detailed table in the committee report, or the 
fiscal year 2008 budget request.
    Sec. 519. None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used to carry out the evaluation of the Upward Bound program 
described in the absolute priority for Upward Bound Program 
participant selection and evaluation published by the 
Department of Education in the Federal Register on September 
22, 2006 (71 Fed. Reg. 55447 et seq.).
    Sec. 520. None of the funds in this Act may be used to 
employ workers described in section 274A(h)(3) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act.
    Sec. 521. The Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education shall each prepare and submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate a report on the number and amount of contracts, 
grants, and cooperative agreements exceeding $100,000 in value 
and awarded by the Department on a non-competitive basis during 
each quarter of fiscal year 2008, but not to include grants 
awarded on a formula basis. Such report shall include the name 
of the contractor or grantee, the amount of funding, and the 
governmental purpose. Such report shall be transmitted to the 
Committees within 30 days after the end of the quarter for 
which the report is submitted.
    Sec. 522. Not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Departments, agencies, and 
commissions funded under this Act, shall establish and maintain 
on the homepages of their Internet websites--
            (1) a direct link to the Internet websites of their 
        Offices of Inspectors General; and
            (2) a mechanism on the Offices of Inspectors 
        General website by which individuals may anonymously 
        report cases of waste, fraud, or abuse with respect to 
        those Departments, agencies, and commissions.
    Sec. 523. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act may be used to enter into a contract in 
an amount greater than $5,000,000 or to award a grant in excess 
of such amount unless the prospective contractor or grantee 
certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or 
grant that, to the best of its knowledge and belief, the 
contractor or grantee has filed all Federal tax returns 
required during the three years preceding the certification, 
has not been convicted of a criminal offense under the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986, and has not, more than 90 days prior to 
certification, been notified of any unpaid Federal tax 
assessment for which the liability remains unsatisfied, unless 
the assessment is the subject of an installment agreement or 
offer in compromise that has been approved by the Internal 
Revenue Service and is not in default, or the assessment is the 
subject of a non-frivolous administrative or judicial 
proceeding.
    Sec. 524. Section 1848(l)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act, 
as amended by section 6 of the TMA, Abstinence Education, and 
QI Programs Extension Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-90), is 
amended by striking ``$1,350,000,000'' and inserting 
``$1,200,000,000, but in no case shall expenditures from the 
Fund in fiscal year 2008 exceed $650,000,000'' in the first 
sentence.
    Sec. 525. Iraqi and Afghan aliens granted special immigrant 
status under section 101(a)(27) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act shall be eligible for resettlement assistance, 
entitlement programs, and other benefits available to refugees 
admitted under section 207 of such Act for a period not to 
exceed 6 months.
    Sec. 526. None of the funds appropriated by this Act may be 
used by the Commissioner of Social Security or the Social 
Security Administration to pay the compensation of employees of 
the Social Security Administration to administer Social 
Security benefit payments, under any agreement between the 
United States and Mexico establishing totalization arrangements 
between the social security system established by title II of 
the Social Security Act and the social security system of 
Mexico, which would not otherwise be payable but for such 
agreement.
    Sec. 527. None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall 
be expended or obligated by the Commissioner of Social 
Security, for purposes of administering Social Security benefit 
payments under title II of the Social Security Act, to process 
claims for credit for quarters of coverage based on work 
performed under a social security account number that was not 
the claimant's number which is an offense prohibited under 
section 208 of the Social Security Act.
    This Division may be cited as the ``Departments of Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2008''.

  DIVISION B--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS AND RELATED 
                   AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008

                                TITLE I

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

                      Military Construction, Army

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For acquisition, construction, installation, and equipment 
of temporary or permanent public works, military installations, 
facilities, and real property for the Army as currently 
authorized by law, including personnel in the Army Corps of 
Engineers and other personal services necessary for the 
purposes of this appropriation, and for construction and 
operation of facilities in support of the functions of the 
Commander in Chief, $3,950,383,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2012: Provided, That of this amount, not to 
exceed $321,983,000 shall be available for study, planning, 
design, architect and engineer services, and host nation 
support, as authorized by law, unless the Secretary of Defense 
determines that additional obligations are necessary for such 
purposes and notifies the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress of the determination and the reasons 
therefor: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated for 
``Military Construction, Army'' under Public Law 110-5, 
$8,690,000 are hereby rescinded.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)

    For acquisition, construction, installation, and equipment 
of temporary or permanent public works, naval installations, 
facilities, and real property for the Navy and Marine Corps as 
currently authorized by law, including personnel in the Naval 
Facilities Engineering Command and other personal services 
necessary for the purposes of this appropriation, 
$2,220,784,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012: 
Provided, That of this amount, not to exceed $113,017,000 shall 
be available for study, planning, design, and architect and 
engineer services, as authorized by law, unless the Secretary 
of Defense determines that additional obligations are necessary 
for such purposes and notifies the Committees on Appropriations 
of both Houses of Congress of the determination and the reasons 
therefor: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated for 
``Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps'' under Public 
Law 108-132, $5,862,000; under Public Law 108-324, $2,069,000; 
and under Public Law 110-5, $2,626,000 are hereby rescinded.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)

    For acquisition, construction, installation, and equipment 
of temporary or permanent public works, military installations, 
facilities, and real property for the Air Force as currently 
authorized by law, $1,159,747,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2012: Provided, That of this amount, not to 
exceed $43,721,000 shall be available for study, planning, 
design, and architect and engineer services, as authorized by 
law, unless the Secretary of Defense determines that additional 
obligations are necessary for such purposes and notifies the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress of the 
determination and the reasons therefor: Provided further, That 
of the funds appropriated for ``Military Construction, Air 
Force'' under Public Law 108-324, $5,319,000; and under Public 
Law 110-5, $5,151,000 are hereby rescinded.

                  Military Construction, Defense-Wide

              (INCLUDING TRANSFER AND RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For acquisition, construction, installation, and equipment 
of temporary or permanent public works, installations, 
facilities, and real property for activities and agencies of 
the Department of Defense (other than the military 
departments), as currently authorized by law, $1,609,596,000, 
to remain available until September 30, 2012: Provided, That 
such amounts of this appropriation as may be determined by the 
Secretary of Defense may be transferred to such appropriations 
of the Department of Defense available for military 
construction or family housing as the Secretary may designate, 
to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes, 
and for the same time period, as the appropriation or fund to 
which transferred: Provided further, That of the amount 
appropriated, not to exceed $155,569,000 shall be available for 
study, planning, design, and architect and engineer services, 
as authorized by law, unless the Secretary of Defense 
determines that additional obligations are necessary for such 
purposes and notifies the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress of the determination and the reasons 
therefor: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated for 
``Military Construction, Defense-Wide'' under Public Law 110-5, 
$10,192,000 are hereby rescinded.

               Military Construction, Army National Guard

    For construction, acquisition, expansion, rehabilitation, 
and conversion of facilities for the training and 
administration of the Army National Guard, and contributions 
therefor, as authorized by chapter 1803 of title 10, United 
States Code, and Military Construction Authorization Acts, 
$536,656,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012.

               Military Construction, Air National Guard

    For construction, acquisition, expansion, rehabilitation, 
and conversion of facilities for the training and 
administration of the Air National Guard, and contributions 
therefor, as authorized by chapter 1803 of title 10, United 
States Code, and Military Construction Authorization Acts, 
$287,537,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012.

                  Military Construction, Army Reserve

    For construction, acquisition, expansion, rehabilitation, 
and conversion of facilities for the training and 
administration of the Army Reserve as authorized by chapter 
1803 of title 10, United States Code, and Military Construction 
Authorization Acts, $148,133,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 2012.

                  Military Construction, Navy Reserve

    For construction, acquisition, expansion, rehabilitation, 
and conversion of facilities for the training and 
administration of the reserve components of the Navy and Marine 
Corps as authorized by chapter 1803 of title 10, United States 
Code, and Military Construction Authorization Acts, 
$64,430,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012.

                Military Construction, Air Force Reserve

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For construction, acquisition, expansion, rehabilitation, 
and conversion of facilities for the training and 
administration of the Air Force Reserve as authorized by 
chapter 1803 of title 10, United States Code, and Military 
Construction Authorization Acts, $28,359,000, to remain 
available until September 30, 2012: Provided, That of the funds 
appropriated for ``Military Construction, Air Force Reserve'' 
under Public Law 109-114, $3,069,000 are hereby rescinded.

     North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program

    For the United States share of the cost of the North 
Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program for 
the acquisition and construction of military facilities and 
installations (including international military headquarters) 
and for related expenses for the collective defense of the 
North Atlantic Treaty Area as authorized by section 2806 of 
title 10, United States Code, and Military Construction 
Authorization Acts, $201,400,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                   Family Housing Construction, Army

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For expenses of family housing for the Army for 
construction, including acquisition, replacement, addition, 
expansion, extension, and alteration, as authorized by law, 
$424,400,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012: 
Provided, That of the funds appropriated for ``Family Housing 
Construction, Army'' under Public Law 110-5, $4,559,000 are 
hereby rescinded.

             Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army

    For expenses of family housing for the Army for operation 
and maintenance, including debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums, as authorized by law, $731,920,000.

           Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

    For expenses of family housing for the Navy and Marine 
Corps for construction, including acquisition, replacement, 
addition, expansion, extension, and alteration, as authorized 
by law, $293,129,000, to remain available until September 30, 
2012.

    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps

    For expenses of family housing for the Navy and Marine 
Corps for operation and maintenance, including debt payment, 
leasing, minor construction, principal and interest charges, 
and insurance premiums, as authorized by law, $371,404,000.

                 Family Housing Construction, Air Force

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

    For expenses of family housing for the Air Force for 
construction, including acquisition, replacement, addition, 
expansion, extension, and alteration, as authorized by law, 
$327,747,000, to remain available until September 30, 2012: 
Provided, That of the funds appropriated for ``Family Housing 
Construction, Air Force'' under Public Law 108-132, $15,000,000 
are hereby rescinded.

          Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

    For expenses of family housing for the Air Force for 
operation and maintenance, including debt payment, leasing, 
minor construction, principal and interest charges, and 
insurance premiums, as authorized by law, $688,335,000.

         Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

    For expenses of family housing for the activities and 
agencies of the Department of Defense (other than the military 
departments) for operation and maintenance, leasing, and minor 
construction, as authorized by law, $48,848,000.

         Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund

    For the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement 
Fund, $500,000, to remain available until expended, for family 
housing initiatives undertaken pursuant to section 2883 of 
title 10, United States Code, providing alternative means of 
acquiring and improving military family housing and supporting 
facilities.

          Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide

    For expenses of construction, not otherwise provided for, 
necessary for the destruction of the United States stockpile of 
lethal chemical agents and munitions in accordance with section 
1412 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1986 (50 
U.S.C. 1521), and for the destruction of other chemical warfare 
materials that are not in the chemical weapon stockpile, as 
currently authorized by law, $104,176,000, to remain available 
until September 30, 2012, which shall be only for the Assembled 
Chemical Weapons Alternatives program.

            Department of Defense Base Closure Account 1990

    For deposit into the Department of Defense Base Closure 
Account 1990, established by section 2906(a)(1) of the Defense 
Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note), 
$295,689,000, to remain available until expended.

            Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005

    For deposit into the Department of Defense Base Closure 
Account 2005, established by section 2906A(a)(1) of the Defense 
Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note), 
$8,040,401,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, 
That the Department of Defense shall notify the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress 14 days prior to 
obligating an amount for a construction project that exceeds or 
reduces the amount identified for that project in the most 
recently submitted budget request for this account by 20 
percent or $2,000,000, whichever is less: Provided further, 
That the previous proviso shall not apply to projects costing 
less than $5,000,000, except for those projects not previously 
identified in any budget submission for this account and 
exceeding the minor construction threshold under 10 U.S.C. 
2805.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. None of the funds made available in this title 
shall be expended for payments under a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee 
contract for construction, where cost estimates exceed $25,000, 
to be performed within the United States, except Alaska, 
without the specific approval in writing of the Secretary of 
Defense setting forth the reasons therefor.
    Sec. 102. Funds made available in this title for 
construction shall be available for hire of passenger motor 
vehicles.
    Sec. 103. Funds made available in this title for 
construction may be used for advances to the Federal Highway 
Administration, Department of Transportation, for the 
construction of access roads as authorized by section 210 of 
title 23, United States Code, when projects authorized therein 
are certified as important to the national defense by the 
Secretary of Defense.
    Sec. 104. None of the funds made available in this title 
may be used to begin construction of new bases in the United 
States for which specific appropriations have not been made.
    Sec. 105. None of the funds made available in this title 
shall be used for purchase of land or land easements in excess 
of 100 percent of the value as determined by the Army Corps of 
Engineers or the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, except: 
(1) where there is a determination of value by a Federal court; 
(2) purchases negotiated by the Attorney General or the 
designee of the Attorney General; (3) where the estimated value 
is less than $25,000; or (4) as otherwise determined by the 
Secretary of Defense to be in the public interest.
    Sec. 106. None of the funds made available in this title 
shall be used to: (1) acquire land; (2) provide for site 
preparation; or (3) install utilities for any family housing, 
except housing for which funds have been made available in 
annual Acts making appropriations for military construction.
    Sec. 107. None of the funds made available in this title 
for minor construction may be used to transfer or relocate any 
activity from one base or installation to another, without 
prior notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress.
    Sec. 108. None of the funds made available in this title 
may be used for the procurement of steel for any construction 
project or activity for which American steel producers, 
fabricators, and manufacturers have been denied the opportunity 
to compete for such steel procurement.
    Sec. 109. None of the funds available to the Department of 
Defense for military construction or family housing during the 
current fiscal year may be used to pay real property taxes in 
any foreign nation.
    Sec. 110. None of the funds made available in this title 
may be used to initiate a new installation overseas without 
prior notification to the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress.
    Sec. 111. None of the funds made available in this title 
may be obligated for architect and engineer contracts estimated 
by the Government to exceed $500,000 for projects to be 
accomplished in Japan, in any North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization member country, or in countries bordering the 
Arabian Sea, unless such contracts are awarded to United States 
firms or United States firms in joint venture with host nation 
firms.
    Sec. 112. None of the funds made available in this title 
for military construction in the United States territories and 
possessions in the Pacific and on Kwajalein Atoll, or in 
countries bordering the Arabian Sea, may be used to award any 
contract estimated by the Government to exceed $1,000,000 to a 
foreign contractor: Provided, That this section shall not be 
applicable to contract awards for which the lowest responsive 
and responsible bid of a United States contractor exceeds the 
lowest responsive and responsible bid of a foreign contractor 
by greater than 20 percent: Provided further, That this section 
shall not apply to contract awards for military construction on 
Kwajalein Atoll for which the lowest responsive and responsible 
bid is submitted by a Marshallese contractor.
    Sec. 113. The Secretary of Defense is to inform the 
appropriate committees of both Houses of Congress, including 
the Committees on Appropriations, of the plans and scope of any 
proposed military exercise involving United States personnel 30 
days prior to its occurring, if amounts expended for 
construction, either temporary or permanent, are anticipated to 
exceed $100,000.
    Sec. 114. Not more than 20 percent of the funds made 
available in this title which are limited for obligation during 
the current fiscal year shall be obligated during the last two 
months of the fiscal year.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 115. Funds appropriated to the Department of Defense 
for construction in prior years shall be available for 
construction authorized for each such military department by 
the authorizations enacted into law during the current session 
of Congress.
    Sec. 116. For military construction or family housing 
projects that are being completed with funds otherwise expired 
or lapsed for obligation, expired or lapsed funds may be used 
to pay the cost of associated supervision, inspection, 
overhead, engineering and design on those projects and on 
subsequent claims, if any.
    Sec. 117. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any 
funds made available to a military department or defense agency 
for the construction of military projects may be obligated for 
a military construction project or contract, or for any portion 
of such a project or contract, at any time before the end of 
the fourth fiscal year after the fiscal year for which funds 
for such project were made available, if the funds obligated 
for such project: (1) are obligated from funds available for 
military construction projects; and (2) do not exceed the 
amount appropriated for such project, plus any amount by which 
the cost of such project is increased pursuant to law.
    Sec. 118. (a) The Secretary of Defense, in consultation 
with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, by February 15 of 
each year, an annual report, in unclassified and, if necessary 
classified form, on actions taken by the Department of Defense 
and the Department of State during the previous fiscal year to 
encourage host countries to assume a greater share of the 
common defense burden of such countries and the United States.
    (b) The report under subsection (a) shall include a 
description of--
            (1) attempts to secure cash and in-kind 
        contributions from host countries for military 
        construction projects;
            (2) attempts to achieve economic incentives offered 
        by host countries to encourage private investment for 
        the benefit of the United States Armed Forces;
            (3) attempts to recover funds due to be paid to the 
        United States by host countries for assets deeded or 
        otherwise imparted to host countries upon the cessation 
        of United States operations at military installations;
            (4) the amount spent by host countries on defense, 
        in dollars and in terms of the percent of gross 
        domestic product (GDP) of the host country; and
            (5) for host countries that are members of the 
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the amount 
        contributed to NATO by host countries, in dollars and 
        in terms of the percent of the total NATO budget.
    (c) In this section, the term ``host country'' means other 
member countries of NATO, Japan, South Korea, and United States 
allies bordering the Arabian Sea.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 119. In addition to any other transfer authority 
available to the Department of Defense, proceeds deposited to 
the Department of Defense Base Closure Account established by 
section 207(a)(1) of the Defense Authorization Amendments and 
Base Closure and Realignment Act (10 U.S.C. 2687 note) pursuant 
to section 207(a)(2)(C) of such Act, may be transferred to the 
account established by section 2906(a)(1) of the Defense Base 
Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note), to 
be merged with, and to be available for the same purposes and 
the same time period as that account.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 120. Subject to 30 days prior notification to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, such 
additional amounts as may be determined by the Secretary of 
Defense may be transferred to: (1) the Department of Defense 
Family Housing Improvement Fund from amounts appropriated for 
construction in ``Family Housing'' accounts, to be merged with 
and to be available for the same purposes and for the same 
period of time as amounts appropriated directly to the Fund; or 
(2) the Department of Defense Military Unaccompanied Housing 
Improvement Fund from amounts appropriated for construction of 
military unaccompanied housing in ``Military Construction'' 
accounts, to be merged with and to be available for the same 
purposes and for the same period of time as amounts 
appropriated directly to the Fund: Provided, That 
appropriations made available to the Funds shall be available 
to cover the costs, as defined in section 502(5) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of direct loans or loan 
guarantees issued by the Department of Defense pursuant to the 
provisions of subchapter IV of chapter 169 of title 10, United 
States Code, pertaining to alternative means of acquiring and 
improving military family housing, military unaccompanied 
housing, and supporting facilities.
    Sec. 121. (a) Not later than 60 days before issuing any 
solicitation for a contract with the private sector for 
military family housing the Secretary of the military 
department concerned shall submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress the notice described 
in subsection (b).
    (b)(1) A notice referred to in subsection (a) is a notice 
of any guarantee (including the making of mortgage or rental 
payments) proposed to be made by the Secretary to the private 
party under the contract involved in the event of--
            (A) the closure or realignment of the installation 
        for which housing is provided under the contract;
            (B) a reduction in force of units stationed at such 
        installation; or
            (C) the extended deployment overseas of units 
        stationed at such installation.
    (2) Each notice under this subsection shall specify the 
nature of the guarantee involved and assess the extent and 
likelihood, if any, of the liability of the Federal Government 
with respect to the guarantee.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 122. In addition to any other transfer authority 
available to the Department of Defense, amounts may be 
transferred from the accounts established by sections 
2906(a)(1) and 2906A(a)(1) of the Defense Base Closure and 
Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note), to the fund 
established by section 1013(d) of the Demonstration Cities and 
Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 3374) to pay 
for expenses associated with the Homeowners Assistance Program. 
Any amounts transferred shall be merged with and be available 
for the same purposes and for the same time period as the fund 
to which transferred.
    Sec. 123. Notwithstanding this or any other provision of 
law, funds made available in this title for operation and 
maintenance of family housing shall be the exclusive source of 
funds for repair and maintenance of all family housing units, 
including general or flag officer quarters: Provided, That not 
more than $35,000 per unit may be spent annually for the 
maintenance and repair of any general or flag officer quarters 
without 30 days prior notification to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, except that an 
after-the-fact notification shall be submitted if the 
limitation is exceeded solely due to costs associated with 
environmental remediation that could not be reasonably 
anticipated at the time of the budget submission: Provided 
further, That the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
to report annually to the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress all operation and maintenance expenditures 
for each individual general or flag officer quarters for the 
prior fiscal year.
    Sec. 124. Whenever the Secretary of Defense or any other 
official of the Department of Defense is requested by the 
subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and 
Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives or the subcommittee on Military 
Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies of the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate to respond to a 
question or inquiry submitted by the chairman or another member 
of that subcommittee pursuant to a subcommittee hearing or 
other activity, the Secretary (or other official) shall respond 
to the request, in writing, within 21 days of the date on which 
the request is transmitted to the Secretary (or other 
official).
    Sec. 125. Amounts contained in the Ford Island Improvement 
Account established by subsection (h) of section 2814 of title 
10, United States Code, are appropriated and shall be available 
until expended for the purposes specified in subsection (i)(1) 
of such section or until transferred pursuant to subsection 
(i)(3) of such section.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 126. None of the funds made available in this title, 
or in any Act making appropriations for military construction 
which remain available for obligation, may be obligated or 
expended to carry out a military construction, land 
acquisition, or family housing project at or for a military 
installation approved for closure, or at a military 
installation for the purposes of supporting a function that has 
been approved for realignment to another installation, in 2005 
under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 
(part A of title XXIX of Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 
note), unless such a project at a military installation 
approved for realignment will support a continuing mission or 
function at that installation or a new mission or function that 
is planned for that installation, or unless the Secretary of 
Defense certifies that the cost to the United States of 
carrying out such project would be less than the cost to the 
United States of cancelling such project, or if the project is 
at an active component base that shall be established as an 
enclave or in the case of projects having multi-agency use, 
that another Government agency has indicated it will assume 
ownership of the completed project. The Secretary of Defense 
may not transfer funds made available as a result of this 
limitation from any military construction project, land 
acquisition, or family housing project to another account or 
use such funds for another purpose or project without the prior 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress. This section shall not apply to military construction 
projects, land acquisition, or family housing projects for 
which the project is vital to the national security or the 
protection of health, safety, or environmental quality: 
Provided, That the Secretary of Defense shall notify the 
congressional defense committees within seven days of a 
decision to carry out such a military construction project.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 127. During the 5-year period after appropriations 
available in this Act to the Department of Defense for military 
construction and family housing operation and maintenance and 
construction have expired for obligation, upon a determination 
that such appropriations will not be necessary for the 
liquidation of obligations or for making authorized adjustments 
to such appropriations for obligations incurred during the 
period of availability of such appropriations, unobligated 
balances of such appropriations may be transferred into the 
appropriation ``Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Construction, 
Defense'', to be merged with and to be available for the same 
time period and for the same purposes as the appropriation to 
which transferred.
    Sec. 128. None of the funds in this title shall be used for 
any activity related to the construction of an Outlying Landing 
Field in Washington County, North Carolina.

                                TITLE II

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                    Veterans Benefits Administration

                       COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the payment of compensation benefits to or on behalf of 
veterans and a pilot program for disability examinations as 
authorized by section 107 and chapters 11, 13, 18, 51, 53, 55, 
and 61 of title 38, United States Code; pension benefits to or 
on behalf of veterans as authorized by chapters 15, 51, 53, 55, 
and 61 of title 38, United States Code; and burial benefits, 
the Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors, emergency and 
other officers' retirement pay, adjusted-service credits and 
certificates, payment of premiums due on commercial life 
insurance policies guaranteed under the provisions of title IV 
of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. App. 541 et 
seq.) and for other benefits as authorized by sections 107, 
1312, 1977, and 2106, and chapters 23, 51, 53, 55, and 61 of 
title 38, United States Code, $41,236,322,000, to remain 
available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed 
$28,583,000 of the amount appropriated under this heading shall 
be reimbursed to ``General operating expenses'' and ``Medical 
administration'' for necessary expenses in implementing the 
provisions of chapters 51, 53, and 55 of title 38, United 
States Code, the funding source for which is specifically 
provided as the ``Compensation and pensions'' appropriation: 
Provided further, That such sums as may be earned on an actual 
qualifying patient basis, shall be reimbursed to ``Medical care 
collections fund'' to augment the funding of individual medical 
facilities for nursing home care provided to pensioners as 
authorized.

                         READJUSTMENT BENEFITS

    For the payment of readjustment and rehabilitation benefits 
to or on behalf of veterans as authorized by chapters 21, 30, 
31, 34, 35, 36, 39, 51, 53, 55, and 61 of title 38, United 
States Code, $3,300,289,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That expenses for rehabilitation program 
services and assistance which the Secretary is authorized to 
provide under subsection (a) of section 3104 of title 38, 
United States Code, other than under paragraphs (1), (2), (5), 
and (11) of that subsection, shall be charged to this account.

                   VETERANS INSURANCE AND INDEMNITIES

    For military and naval insurance, national service life 
insurance, servicemen's indemnities, service-disabled veterans 
insurance, and veterans mortgage life insurance as authorized 
by title 38, United States Code, chapters 19 and 21, 
$41,250,000, to remain available until expended.

         VETERANS HOUSING BENEFIT PROGRAM FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For the cost of direct and guaranteed loans, such sums as 
may be necessary to carry out the program, as authorized by 
subchapters I through III of chapter 37 of title 38, United 
States Code: Provided, That such costs, including the cost of 
modifying such loans, shall be as defined in section 502 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974: Provided further, That during 
fiscal year 2008, within the resources available, not to exceed 
$500,000 in gross obligations for direct loans are authorized 
for specially adapted housing loans.
    In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out the 
direct and guaranteed loan programs, $154,562,000.

            VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For the cost of direct loans, $71,000, as authorized by 
chapter 31 of title 38, United States Code: Provided, That such 
costs, including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as 
defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974: 
Provided further, That funds made available under this heading 
are available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal 
amount of direct loans not to exceed $3,287,000.
    In addition, for administrative expenses necessary to carry 
out the direct loan program, $311,000, which may be transferred 
to and merged with the appropriation for ``General operating 
expenses''.

          NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    For administrative expenses to carry out the direct loan 
program authorized by subchapter V of chapter 37 of title 38, 
United States Code, $628,000.

  GUARANTEED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING LOANS FOR HOMELESS VETERANS PROGRAM 
                                ACCOUNT

    For the administrative expenses to carry out the guaranteed 
transitional housing loan program authorized by subchapter VI 
of chapter 20 of title 38, United States Code, not to exceed 
$750,000 of the amounts appropriated by this Act for ``General 
operating expenses'' and ``Medical administration'' may be 
expended.

                     Veterans Health Administration

                            MEDICAL SERVICES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For necessary expenses for furnishing, as authorized by 
law, inpatient and outpatient care and treatment to 
beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs and 
veterans described in section 1705(a) of title 38, United 
States Code, including care and treatment in facilities not 
under the jurisdiction of the Department, and including medical 
supplies and equipment, food services, and salaries and 
expenses of health-care employees hired under title 38, United 
States Code, and aid to State homes as authorized by section 
1741 of title 38, United States Code; $29,104,220,000, plus 
reimbursements, of which not less than $2,900,000,000 shall be 
expended for specialty mental health care and not less than 
$130,000,000 shall be expended for the homeless grants and per 
diem program: Provided, That of the funds made available under 
this heading, not to exceed $1,350,000,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2009: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs shall establish a priority for the provision 
of medical treatment for veterans who have service-connected 
disabilities, lower income, or have special needs: Provided 
further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall give priority funding for 
the provision of basic medical benefits to veterans in 
enrollment priority groups 1 through 6: Provided further, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs may authorize the dispensing of prescription 
drugs from Veterans Health Administration facilities to 
enrolled veterans with privately written prescriptions based on 
requirements established by the Secretary: Provided further, 
That the implementation of the program described in the 
previous proviso shall incur no additional cost to the 
Department of Veterans Affairs: Provided further, That for the 
Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Health 
Care Sharing Incentive Fund, as authorized by section 8111(d) 
of title 38, United States Code, a minimum of $15,000,000, to 
remain available until expended, for any purpose authorized by 
section 8111 of title 38, United States Code.

                         MEDICAL ADMINISTRATION

    For necessary expenses in the administration of the 
medical, hospital, nursing home, domiciliary, construction, 
supply, and research activities, as authorized by law; 
administrative expenses in support of capital policy 
activities; and administrative and legal expenses of the 
Department for collecting and recovering amounts owed the 
Department as authorized under chapter 17 of title 38, United 
States Code, and the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act (42 
U.S.C. 2651 et seq.): $3,517,000,000, plus reimbursements, of 
which $250,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2009.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

    For necessary expenses for the maintenance and operation of 
hospitals, nursing homes, and domiciliary facilities and other 
necessary facilities of the Veterans Health Administration; for 
administrative expenses in support of planning, design, project 
management, real property acquisition and disposition, 
construction, and renovation of any facility under the 
jurisdiction or for the use of the Department; for oversight, 
engineering, and architectural activities not charged to 
project costs; for repairing, altering, improving, or providing 
facilities in the several hospitals and homes under the 
jurisdiction of the Department, not otherwise provided for, 
either by contract or by the hire of temporary employees and 
purchase of materials; for leases of facilities; and for 
laundry services, $4,100,000,000, plus reimbursements, of which 
$350,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2009: 
Provided, That $325,000,000 for non-recurring maintenance 
provided under this heading shall be allocated in a manner not 
subject to the Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

    For necessary expenses in carrying out programs of medical 
and prosthetic research and development as authorized by 
chapter 73 of title 38, United States Code, $480,000,000, plus 
reimbursements, to remain available until September 30, 2009.

                    National Cemetery Administration

    For necessary expenses of the National Cemetery 
Administration for operations and maintenance, not otherwise 
provided for, including uniforms or allowances therefor; 
cemeterial expenses as authorized by law; purchase of one 
passenger motor vehicle for use in cemeterial operations; and 
hire of passenger motor vehicles, $195,000,000, of which not to 
exceed $20,000,000 shall be available until September 30, 2009.

                      Departmental Administration

                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

    For necessary operating expenses of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, not otherwise provided for, including 
administrative expenses in support of Department-Wide capital 
planning, management and policy activities, uniforms, or 
allowances therefor; not to exceed $25,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses; hire of passenger motor 
vehicles; and reimbursement of the General Services 
Administration for security guard services, and the Department 
of Defense for the cost of overseas employee mail, 
$1,605,000,000: Provided, That expenses for services and 
assistance authorized under paragraphs (1), (2), (5), and (11) 
of section 3104(a) of title 38, United States Code, that the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs determines are necessary to 
enable entitled veterans: (1) to the maximum extent feasible, 
to become employable and to obtain and maintain suitable 
employment; or (2) to achieve maximum independence in daily 
living, shall be charged to this account: Provided further, 
That the Veterans Benefits Administration shall be funded at 
not less than $1,327,001,000: Provided further, That of the 
funds made available under this heading, not to exceed 
$75,000,000 shall be available for obligation until September 
30, 2009: Provided further, That from the funds made available 
under this heading, the Veterans Benefits Administration may 
purchase (on a one-for-one replacement basis only) up to two 
passenger motor vehicles for use in operations of that 
Administration in Manila, Philippines.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

    For necessary expenses for information technology systems 
and telecommunications support, including developmental 
information systems and operational information systems; 
including pay and associated cost for operations and 
maintenance associated staff; for the capital asset acquisition 
of information technology systems, including management and 
related contractual costs of said acquisitions, including 
contractual costs associated with operations authorized by 
section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, $1,966,465,000, to 
be available until September 30, 2009: Provided, That none of 
these funds may be obligated until the Department of Veterans 
Affairs submits to the Committees on Appropriations of both 
Houses of Congress, and such Committees approve, a plan for 
expenditure that: (1) meets the capital planning and investment 
control review requirements established by the Office of 
Management and Budget; (2) complies with the Department of 
Veterans Affairs enterprise architecture; (3) conforms with an 
established enterprise life cycle methodology; and (4) complies 
with the acquisition rules, requirements, guidelines, and 
systems acquisition management practices of the Federal 
Government: Provided further, That within 30 days of enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a 
reprogramming base letter which provides, by project, the costs 
included in this appropriation.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General, 
to include information technology, in carrying out the 
provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
App.), $80,500,000, of which $5,000,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2009.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS

    For constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of 
the facilities, including parking projects, under the 
jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, or for any of the purposes set forth in sections 316, 
2404, 2406, 8102, 8103, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8110, and 8122 of 
title 38, United States Code, including planning, architectural 
and engineering services, construction management services, 
maintenance or guarantee period services costs associated with 
equipment guarantees provided under the project, services of 
claims analysts, offsite utility and storm drainage system 
construction costs, and site acquisition, where the estimated 
cost of a project is more than the amount set forth in section 
8104(a)(3)(A) of title 38, United States Code, or where funds 
for a project were made available in a previous major project 
appropriation, $1,069,100,000, to remain available until 
expended, of which $2,000,000 shall be to make reimbursements 
as provided in section 13 of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 
(41 U.S.C. 612) for claims paid for contract disputes: 
Provided, That except for advance planning activities, 
including needs assessments which may or may not lead to 
capital investments, and other capital asset management related 
activities, including portfolio development and management 
activities, and investment strategy studies funded through the 
advance planning fund and the planning and design activities 
funded through the design fund, including needs assessments 
which may or may not lead to capital investments, none of the 
funds appropriated under this heading shall be used for any 
project which has not been approved by the Congress in the 
budgetary process: Provided further, That funds provided in 
this appropriation for fiscal year 2008, for each approved 
project shall be obligated: (1) by the awarding of a 
construction documents contract by September 30, 2008; and (2) 
by the awarding of a construction contract by September 30, 
2009: Provided further, That the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
shall promptly submit to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress a written report on any approved major 
construction project for which obligations are not incurred 
within the time limitations established above: Provided 
further, That none of the funds appropriated in this or any 
other Act may be used to reduce the mission, services, or 
infrastructure, including land, of the 18 facilities on the 
Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services (CARES) list 
requiring further study, as specified by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs, without prior approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

    For constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of 
the facilities, including parking projects, under the 
jurisdiction or for the use of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs, including planning and assessments of needs which may 
lead to capital investments, architectural and engineering 
services, maintenance or guarantee period services costs 
associated with equipment guarantees provided under the 
project, services of claims analysts, offsite utility and storm 
drainage system construction costs, and site acquisition, or 
for any of the purposes set forth in sections 316, 2404, 2406, 
8102, 8103, 8106, 8108, 8109, 8110, 8122, and 8162 of title 38, 
United States Code, where the estimated cost of a project is 
equal to or less than the amount set forth in section 
8104(a)(3)(A) of title 38, United States Code, $630,535,000, to 
remain available until expended, along with unobligated 
balances of previous ``Construction, minor projects'' 
appropriations which are hereby made available for any project 
where the estimated cost is equal to or less than the amount 
set forth in such section: Provided, That funds in this account 
shall be available for: (1) repairs to any of the nonmedical 
facilities under the jurisdiction or for the use of the 
Department which are necessary because of loss or damage caused 
by any natural disaster or catastrophe; and (2) temporary 
measures necessary to prevent or to minimize further loss by 
such causes.

       GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES

    For grants to assist States to acquire or construct State 
nursing home and domiciliary facilities and to remodel, modify, 
or alter existing hospital, nursing home, and domiciliary 
facilities in State homes, for furnishing care to veterans as 
authorized by sections 8131 through 8137 of title 38, United 
States Code, $165,000,000, to remain available until expended.

          GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE VETERANS CEMETERIES

    For grants to assist States in establishing, expanding, or 
improving State veterans cemeteries as authorized by section 
2408 of title 38, United States Code, $39,500,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                       Administrative Provisions

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 201. Any appropriation for fiscal year 2008 for 
``Compensation and pensions'', ``Readjustment benefits'', and 
``Veterans insurance and indemnities'' may be transferred as 
necessary to any other of the mentioned appropriations: 
Provided, That before a transfer may take place, the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs shall request from the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress the authority to make 
the transfer and such Committees issue an approval, or absent a 
response, a period of 30 days has elapsed.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 202. Amounts made available for fiscal year 2008, in 
this Act or any other Act, under the ``Medical services'', 
``Medical Administration'', and ``Medical facilities'' accounts 
may be transferred among the accounts to the extent necessary 
to implement the restructuring of the Veterans Health 
Administration accounts: Provided, That before a transfer may 
take place, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall request 
from the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress the authority to make the transfer and an approval is 
issued.
    Sec. 203. Appropriations available in this title for 
salaries and expenses shall be available for services 
authorized by section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles; lease of a facility or land or 
both; and uniforms or allowances therefore, as authorized by 
sections 5901 through 5902 of title 5, United States Code.
    Sec. 204. No appropriations in this title (except the 
appropriations for ``Construction, major projects'', and 
``Construction, minor projects'') shall be available for the 
purchase of any site for or toward the construction of any new 
hospital or home.
    Sec. 205. No appropriations in this title shall be 
available for hospitalization or examination of any persons 
(except beneficiaries entitled to such hospitalization or 
examination under the laws providing such benefits to veterans, 
and persons receiving such treatment under sections 7901 
through 7904 of title 5, United States Code, or the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.)), unless reimbursement of the cost of such 
hospitalization or examination is made to the ``Medical 
services'' account at such rates as may be fixed by the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
    Sec. 206. Appropriations available in this title for 
``Compensation and pensions'', ``Readjustment benefits'', and 
``Veterans insurance and indemnities'' shall be available for 
payment of prior year accrued obligations required to be 
recorded by law against the corresponding prior year accounts 
within the last quarter of fiscal year 2007.
    Sec. 207. Appropriations available in this title shall be 
available to pay prior year obligations of corresponding prior 
year appropriations accounts resulting from sections 3328(a), 
3334, and 3712(a) of title 31, United States Code, except that 
if such obligations are from trust fund accounts they shall be 
payable only from ``Compensation and pensions''.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 208. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
during fiscal year 2008, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
shall, from the National Service Life Insurance Fund (38 U.S.C. 
1920), the Veterans' Special Life Insurance Fund (38 U.S.C. 
1923), and the United States Government Life Insurance Fund (38 
U.S.C. 1955), reimburse the ``General operating expenses'' 
account for the cost of administration of the insurance 
programs financed through those accounts: Provided, That 
reimbursement shall be made only from the surplus earnings 
accumulated in such an insurance program during fiscal year 
2008 that are available for dividends in that program after 
claims have been paid and actuarially determined reserves have 
been set aside: Provided further, That if the cost of 
administration of such an insurance program exceeds the amount 
of surplus earnings accumulated in that program, reimbursement 
shall be made only to the extent of such surplus earnings: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall determine the cost 
of administration for fiscal year 2008 which is properly 
allocable to the provision of each such insurance program and 
to the provision of any total disability income insurance 
included in that insurance program.
    Sec. 209. Amounts deducted from enhanced-use lease proceeds 
to reimburse an account for expenses incurred by that account 
during a prior fiscal year for providing enhanced-use lease 
services, may be obligated during the fiscal year in which the 
proceeds are received.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 210. Funds available in this title or funds for 
salaries and other administrative expenses shall also be 
available to reimburse the Office of Resolution Management of 
the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Employment 
Discrimination Complaint Adjudication under section 319 of 
title 38, United States Code, for all services provided at 
rates which will recover actual costs but not exceed 
$32,067,000 for the Office of Resolution Management and 
$3,148,000 for the Office of Employment and Discrimination 
Complaint Adjudication: Provided, That payments may be made in 
advance for services to be furnished based on estimated costs: 
Provided further, That amounts received shall be credited to 
``General operating expenses'' for use by the office that 
provided the service.
    Sec. 211. No appropriations in this title shall be 
available to enter into any new lease of real property if the 
estimated annual rental is more than $300,000 unless the 
Secretary submits a report which the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress approve within 30 
days following the date on which the report is received.
    Sec. 212. No funds of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
shall be available for hospital care, nursing home care, or 
medical services provided to any person under chapter 17 of 
title 38, United States Code, for a non-service-connected 
disability described in section 1729(a)(2) of such title, 
unless that person has disclosed to the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs, in such form as the Secretary may require, current, 
accurate third-party reimbursement information for purposes of 
section 1729 of such title: Provided, That the Secretary may 
recover, in the same manner as any other debt due the United 
States, the reasonable charges for such care or services from 
any person who does not make such disclosure as required: 
Provided further, That any amounts so recovered for care or 
services provided in a prior fiscal year may be obligated by 
the Secretary during the fiscal year in which amounts are 
received.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 213. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, at 
the discretion of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, proceeds 
or revenues derived from enhanced-use leasing activities 
(including disposal) may be deposited into the ``Construction, 
major projects'' and ``Construction, minor projects'' accounts 
and be used for construction (including site acquisition and 
disposition), alterations, and improvements of any medical 
facility under the jurisdiction or for the use of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs. Such sums as realized are in 
addition to the amount provided for in ``Construction, major 
projects'' and ``Construction, minor projects''.
    Sec. 214. Amounts made available under ``Medical services'' 
are available--
            (1) for furnishing recreational facilities, 
        supplies, and equipment; and
            (2) for funeral expenses, burial expenses, and 
        other expenses incidental to funerals and burials for 
        beneficiaries receiving care in the Department.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 215. Such sums as may be deposited to the Medical Care 
Collections Fund pursuant to section 1729A of title 38, United 
States Code, may be transferred to ``Medical services'', to 
remain available until expended for the purposes of that 
account.
    Sec. 216. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall allow veterans who are 
eligible under existing Department of Veterans Affairs medical 
care requirements and who reside in Alaska to obtain medical 
care services from medical facilities supported by the Indian 
Health Service or tribal organizations. The Secretary shall: 
(1) limit the application of this provision to rural Alaskan 
veterans in areas where an existing Department of Veterans 
Affairs facility or Veterans Affairs-contracted service is 
unavailable; (2) require participating veterans and facilities 
to comply with all appropriate rules and regulations, as 
established by the Secretary; (3) require this provision to be 
consistent with Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services 
activities; and (4) result in no additional cost to the 
Department of Veterans Affairs or the Indian Health Service.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 217. Such sums as may be deposited to the Department 
of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Fund pursuant to section 8118 
of title 38, United States Code, may be transferred to the 
``Construction, major projects'' and ``Construction, minor 
projects'' accounts, to remain available until expended for the 
purposes of these accounts.
    Sec. 218. None of the funds available to the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, in this Act, or any other Act, may be used to 
replace the current system by which the Veterans Integrated 
Services Networks select and contract for diabetes monitoring 
supplies and equipment.
    Sec. 219. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used to implement any policy prohibiting the Directors of 
the Veterans Integrated Services Networks from conducting 
outreach or marketing to enroll new veterans within their 
respective Networks.
    Sec. 220. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall submit to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a 
quarterly report on the financial status of the Veterans Health 
Administration.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 221. Amounts made available under the ``Medical 
services'', ``Medical Administration'', ``Medical facilities'', 
``General operating expenses'', and ``National Cemetery 
Administration'' accounts for fiscal year 2008, may be 
transferred to or from the ``Information technology systems'' 
account: Provided, That before a transfer may take place, the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall request from the Committees 
on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress the authority to 
make the transfer and an approval is issued.
    Sec. 222. Amounts made available for the ``Information 
technology systems'' account may be transferred between 
projects: Provided, That no project may be increased or 
decreased by more than $1,000,000 of cost prior to submitting a 
request to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress to make the transfer and an approval is issued, or 
absent a response, a period of 30 days has elapsed.

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 223. Any balances in prior year accounts established 
for the payment of benefits under the Reinstated Entitlement 
Program for Survivors shall be transferred to and merged with 
amounts available under the ``Compensation and pensions'' 
account, and receipts that would otherwise be credited to the 
accounts established for the payment of benefits under the 
Reinstated Entitlement Program for Survivors program shall be 
credited to amounts available under the ``Compensation and 
pensions'' account.
    Sec. 224. Prohibition on Disposal of Department of Veterans 
Affairs Lands and Improvements at West Los Angeles Medical 
Center, California. (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs may not declare as excess to the needs of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, or otherwise take any action to 
exchange, trade, auction, transfer, or otherwise dispose of, or 
reduce the acreage of, Federal land and improvements at the 
Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center, 
California, encompassing approximately 388 acres on the north 
and south sides of Wilshire Boulevard and west of the 405 
Freeway.
    (b) Special Provision Regarding Lease With Representative 
of the Homeless.--Notwithstanding any provision of this Act, 
section 7 of the Homeless Veterans Comprehensive Services Act 
of 1992 (Public Law 102-590) shall remain in effect.
    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 8162(c)(1) of title 38, 
United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by inserting ``or section 225(a) of the 
        Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related 
        Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008'' after ``section 
        421(b)(2) of the Veterans' Benefits and Services Act of 
        1988 (Public Law 100-322; 102 Stat. 553)''; and
            (2) by striking ``that section'' and inserting 
        ``such sections''.
    (d) Effective Date.--This section, including the amendment 
made by this section, shall apply with respect to fiscal year 
2008 and each fiscal year thereafter.
    Sec. 225. The Department shall continue research into Gulf 
War Illness at levels not less than those made available in 
fiscal year 2007, within available funds contained in this Act.
    Sec. 226. (a) Not later than 30 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Inspector General of the Department 
of Veterans Affairs shall establish and maintain on the 
homepage of the Internet website of the Office of Inspector 
General a mechanism by which individuals can anonymously report 
cases of waste, fraud, or abuse with respect to the Department 
of Veterans Affairs.
    (b) Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish 
and maintain on the homepage of the Internet website of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs a direct link to the Internet 
website of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs.
    Sec. 227. (a) Upon a determination by the Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs that such action is in the national interest, 
and will have a direct benefit for veterans through increased 
access to treatment, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs may 
transfer not more than $5,000,000 to the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services for the Graduate Psychology Education 
Program, which includes treatment of veterans, to support 
increased training of psychologists skilled in the treatment of 
post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and 
related disorders.
    (b) The Secretary of Health and Human Services may only use 
funds transferred under this section for the purposes described 
in subsection (a).
    (c) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall notify Congress 
of any such transfer of funds under this section.
    Sec. 228. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available by this Act or any other Act for the Department of 
Veterans Affairs may be used in a manner that is inconsistent 
with--
            (1) section 842 of the Transportation, Treasury, 
        Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, and 
        Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public 
        Law 109-115; 119 Stat. 2506); or
            (2) section 8110(a)(5) of title 38, United States 
        Code.
    Sec. 229. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may carry out a 
major medical facility lease in fiscal year 2008 in an amount 
not to exceed $12,000,000 to implement the recommendations 
outlined in the August, 2007 Study of South Texas Veterans' 
Inpatient and Specialty Outpatient Health Care Needs.

                     (INCLUDING RECISSION OF FUNDS)

    Sec. 230. Of the amounts made available for ``Veterans 
Health Administration, Medical Services'' in Public Law 110-28, 
$66,000,000 are rescinded. For an additional amount for 
``Departmental Administration, Construction, Major Projects'', 
$66,000,000, to be available until expended. Amounts in this 
section are designated as emergency requirements and necessary 
to meet emergency needs pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of 
section 204 of S. Con. Res. 21 (110th Congress), the concurrent 
resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.

                               TITLE III

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  American Battle Monuments Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the 
American Battle Monuments Commission, including the acquisition 
of land or interest in land in foreign countries; purchases and 
repair of uniforms for caretakers of national cemeteries and 
monuments outside of the United States and its territories and 
possessions; rent of office and garage space in foreign 
countries; purchase (one-for-one replacement basis only) and 
hire of passenger motor vehicles; not to exceed $7,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses; and insurance 
of official motor vehicles in foreign countries, when required 
by law of such countries, $44,600,000, to remain available 
until expended.

                 FOREIGN CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS ACCOUNT

    For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the 
American Battle Monuments Commission, $11,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, for purposes authorized by section 
2109 of title 36, United States Code.

           United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses for the operation of the United 
States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims as authorized by 
sections 7251 through 7298 of title 38, United States Code, 
$22,717,000, of which $1,210,000 shall be available for the 
purpose of providing financial assistance as described, and in 
accordance with the process and reporting procedures set forth, 
under this heading in Public Law 102-229.

                      Department of Defense--Civil

                       Cemeterial Expenses, Army

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses, as authorized by law, for 
maintenance, operation, and improvement of Arlington National 
Cemetery and Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, 
including the purchase of two passenger motor vehicles for 
replacement only, and not to exceed $1,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses, $31,230,000, to remain 
available until expended. In addition, such sums as may be 
necessary for parking maintenance, repairs and replacement, to 
be derived from the Lease of Department of Defense Real 
Property for Defense Agencies account.
    Funds appropriated under this Act may be provided to 
Arlington County, Virginia, for the relocation of the 
federally-owned water main at Arlington National Cemetery 
making additional land available for ground burials.

                      Armed Forces Retirement Home

                               TRUST FUND

    For expenses necessary for the Armed Forces Retirement Home 
to operate and maintain the Armed Forces Retirement Home--
Washington, District of Columbia and the Armed Forces 
Retirement Home--Gulfport, Mississippi, to be paid from funds 
available in the Armed Forces Retirement Home Trust Fund, 
$55,724,000.

           General Fund Payment, Armed Forces Retirement Home

    For payment to the ``Armed Forces Retirement Home'', 
$800,000, to remain available until expended.

                                TITLE IV

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 401. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 402. Such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 
2008 for pay raises for programs funded by this Act shall be 
absorbed within the levels appropriated in this Act.
    Sec. 403. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used for any program, project, or activity, when it is made 
known to the Federal entity or official to which the funds are 
made available that the program, project, or activity is not in 
compliance with any Federal law relating to risk assessment, 
the protection of private property rights, or unfunded 
mandates.
    Sec. 404. No part of any funds appropriated in this Act 
shall be used by an agency of the executive branch, other than 
for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, 
for publicity or propaganda purposes, and for the preparation, 
distribution or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, 
radio, television, or film presentation designed to support or 
defeat legislation pending before Congress, except in 
presentation to Congress itself.
    Sec. 405. All departments and agencies funded under this 
Act are encouraged, within the limits of the existing statutory 
authorities and funding, to expand their use of ``E-Commerce'' 
technologies and procedures in the conduct of their business 
practices and public service activities.
    Sec. 406. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of 
the United States Government except pursuant to a transfer made 
by, or transfer authority provided in, this or any other 
appropriations Act.
    Sec. 407. Unless stated otherwise, all reports and 
notifications required by this Act shall be submitted to the 
Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and 
Related Agencies of the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on Military 
Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies of the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
    Sec. 408. The Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
shall, not later than February 1, 2008, submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate a report projecting annual appropriations 
necessary for the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue 
providing necessary health care to veterans for fiscal years 
2009 through 2012.
    Sec. 409. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
available in this Act may be used for any action that is 
related to or promotes the expansion of the boundaries or size 
of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado.
    Sec. 410. (a) In this section:
            (1) The term ``City'' means the City of Aurora, 
        Colorado.
            (2) The term ``deed'' means the quitclaim deed--
                    (A) conveyed by the Secretary to the City; 
                and
                    (B) dated May 24, 1999.
            (3) The term ``non-Federal land'' means--
                    (A) parcel I of the Fitzsimons Army Medical 
                Center, Colorado; and
                    (B) the parcel of land described in the 
                deed.
            (4) The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of 
        the Interior.
    (b)(1) In accordance with paragraph (2), to allow the City 
to convey by donation to the United States the non-Federal land 
to be used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for the 
construction of a veterans medical facility.
    (2) In carrying out paragraph (1), with respect to the non-
Federal land, the Secretary shall forego exercising any rights 
provided by the--
            (A) deed relating to a reversionary interest of the 
        United States; and
            (B) any other reversionary interest of the United 
        States.
    This Division may be cited as the ``Military Construction 
and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 
2008''.

      And the Senate agreed to the same.

                                   David R. Obey,
                                   Nita M. Lowey,
                                   Rosa L. DeLauro,
                                   Jesse L. Jackson,
                                   Patrick J. Kennedy,
                                   Lucille Roybal-Allard,
                                   Barbara Lee,
                                   Tom Udall,
                                   Michael M. Honda,
                                   Betty McCollum,
                                   Tim Ryan,
                                   John P. Murtha,
                                   Chet Edwards,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Tom Harkin,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                   Herb Kohl,
                                   Patty Murray,
                                   Mary Landrieu,
                                   Richard J. Durbin,
                                   Jack Reed,
                                   Frank R. Lautenberg,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                   Arlen Specter,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Larry Craig,
                                   Kay Bailey Hutchison
                                           (Only if the Milcon/VA 
                                               conference report is 
                                               separated from the LHHS 
                                               conference report),
                                   Ted Stevens
                                           (Only if the Milcon/VA 
                                               conference report is 
                                               separated from the LHHS 
                                               conference report),
                                   Richard Shelby,
                                   Pete Domenici,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and Senate at the 
conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 3043) making 
appropriations for the Department of Labor, Health and Human 
Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, submit 
the following joint statement to the House and Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      This conference agreement includes the Departments of 
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 as Division A; and the 
Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2008 as Division B.

   DIVISION A--DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND 
          EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS, 2008

      In implementing this conference agreement, the 
Departments and agencies should be guided by the language and 
instructions set forth in House Report 110-231 and Senate 
Report 110-107 accompanying the bill, H.R. 3043.
      In the cases where the language and instructions in 
either report specifically address the allocation of funds, 
each has been reviewed by the conferees and those that are 
jointly concurred in have been endorsed in this joint 
statement.
      In the cases in which the House or the Senate reports 
direct the submission of a report, such report is to be 
submitted to both the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations.
      The conferees note that section 516 sets forth the 
reprogramming requirements and limitations for the Departments 
and agencies funded through this Act, including the requirement 
to make a written request to the Committees 15 days prior to 
reprogramming, or to the announcement of intent to reprogram, 
funds in excess of 10 percent, or $500,000, whichever is less, 
between programs, projects and activities.
      Finally, the conferees request that statements on the 
effect of this appropriation Act on the Departments and 
agencies funded in this Division be submitted to the Committees 
within 45 days of enactment of this Act, pursuant to section 
518. The conferees expect that these statements will provide 
sufficient detail to show the allocation of funds among 
programs, projects and activities, particularly in accounts 
where the final appropriation is different than that of the 
budget request. Furthermore, the conferees request the 
statements to also include the effect of the appropriation on 
any new activities or major initiatives discussed in the budget 
justifications accompanying the fiscal year 2008 budget.

                    Reducing the Need for Abortions

      The conference agreement includes nearly $615 million 
over the fiscal year 2007 funding level for the initiative in 
the House bill to reduce the need for abortions in America 
through both prevention and support programs. Key increases are 
provided for Healthy Start, Family Planning, Abstinence 
Education, Child Care, and Community Services Block Grant to 
increase services to prevent unintended pregnancies, encourage 
women to carry their pregnancies to term, and provide support 
for new parents who have economic difficulties. New approaches 
include a young parents training initiative in the Department 
of Labor, first time motherhood grants under the Health 
Resources and Services Administration, and a teen pregnancy 
prevention demonstration within the Centers for Disease 
Control.
      The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and 
Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008, put 
in place by this bill, incorporates the following agreements of 
the managers:

                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

      The conference agreement includes $3,618,940,000 for 
Training and Employment Services, instead of $3,530,530,000 as 
proposed by the House and $3,587,138,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of the amount appropriated, $1,772,000,000 is an 
advance appropriation for fiscal year 2009 as proposed by the 
House and the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $1,471,903,000 for 
Dislocated Worker Assistance as proposed by the House and the 
Senate. The conferees override the formula that provides that 
80 percent of the funds provided will be used for State formula 
grants and 20 percent in a National Reserve Account. For 
program year 2008 the conferees provide $1,189,811,000 for the 
State formula grants and $282,092,000 for the National Reserve 
Account.
      The conference agreement provides that $6,300,000 in 
National Reserve Account funds shall be available upon 
enactment for the purposes of grants, to be awarded within 30 
days of enactment, for the continuation of national or multi-
state training and employment programs. These grants are to be 
awarded to the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute and AFL-
CIO Appalachian Council, as proposed by the Senate, and the 
National Center on Education and the Economy, as proposed by 
the House.
      The conference agreement provides that up to $125,000,000 
within the National Reserve Account may be used to carry out 
the Community-Based Job Training Grant initiative as proposed 
by the House, instead of $150,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement continues bill language which 
provides that this amount is to be allocated from national 
emergency grant funds available under section 132(a)(2)(A) of 
the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, notwithstanding the 
limitation otherwise imposed under section 171(d), as provided 
by the Senate. The House contained no similar provision. The 
conference agreement includes a general provision requiring 
these grants to be awarded competitively.
      The conferees are in agreement that no funds from the 
dislocated worker national reserve account or other pilot and 
demonstration resources be used for career advancement accounts 
or the predecessor proposal for personal reemployment accounts 
prior to a specific authorization of such activities, as 
proposed by the House. The Senate contained no similar 
provision.
      For Native Americans, the conference agreement includes 
$55,039,000, instead of $56,381,000 as proposed by the House 
and $53,696,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      For Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, the conference 
agreement includes a total of $82,740,000 instead of 
$83,740,000 as proposed by the House and $79,752,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the total, $77,265,000 is for 
State service area grants. The amount provided also includes 
$4,975,000 for housing grants and $500,000 for other 
discretionary purposes, as described in the Senate report. The 
House bill included $5,000,000 for housing and the Senate bill 
provided $4,950,000 for housing and $500,000 for other 
discretionary purposes. The conference agreement includes bill 
language proposed by the House providing that no less than 70 
percent of formula funds be used for employment and training 
services and bill language proposed by the Senate which 
prohibits the Department from restricting the provision of 
``related assistance'' services by grantees. These provisions 
ensure that the program primarily addresses the employment and 
training needs of the target population while also allowing 
grantees to provide related services that are often critical to 
the stabilization and availability of the farm labor workforce.
      For YouthBuild, the conference agreement includes 
$62,500,000, instead of $60,000,000 as proposed by the House 
and $65,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. This will provide 
sufficient funds for an additional competitive grant round in 
program year 2008.
      For Pilots, Demonstrations and Research, the conference 
agreement includes $50,569,000 instead of $28,140,000 as 
proposed by the House and $30,650,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Included in this amount is $5,000,000 for a new 
demonstration program of competitive grants to address the 
employment and training needs of young parents as proposed by 
the House and detailed in House Report 110-231. The House 
provided $10,000,000 for this purpose. The Senate had no 
similar provision.
      For the remaining amount provided for Pilots, 
Demonstrations and Research, the conference agreement includes 
a modification of bill language as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes the following projects in the 
following amounts:

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                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adelante Development Center, Albuquerque, NM for                 200,000
 employment and training services....................
Agudath Israel of America Community Services, Inc.,              450,000
 Brooklyn, NY for its Fresh Start job training and
 counseling program..................................
Alu Like, Inc., Honolulu, HI, for training and                   100,000
 education...........................................
Arc of Blackstone Valley, Pawtucket, RI for a                    325,000
 workforce development initiative....................
Barnabus Uplift, Des Moines, IA, for job training and            425,000
 supportive services.................................
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham, WA for a               215,000
 Process Technology Workforce Development Project....
Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND for an                    1,000,000
 instrumentation and control training program for the
 energy industry.....................................
Brockton Area Private Industry Council, Inc.,                    170,000
 Brockton, MA, for workforce development programs....
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ for                    250,000
 workforce training programs through its Center for
 Excellence in Technology, Telecommunications and
 Economic Development................................
Capital IDEA, Austin, TX for workforce development               250,000
 services for disadvantaged adults...................
Capps Workforce Training Center, Moorhead, MS, for               350,000
 Workforce Training..................................
Catholic Charities, Chicago, IL, for vocational                  500,000
 training and support programs at the Saint Leo
 Residence for Veterans..............................
Center for Employment Training, San Jose, CA for its             350,000
 building trades program for out-of-school youth.....
Center for Working Families, Long Beach, CA for job              140,000
 training and placement in demand industries.........
Central Carolina Tech College, Sumter, SC for                    400,000
 training in healthcare professions..................
Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME for a                200,000
 training program in precision metalworking and
 machine tool technology.............................
Chinese-American Planning Council, New York, NY for              200,000
 counseling, vocational training, job placement, and
 ESL services........................................
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA for             350,000
 a health care workforce training initiative through
 the Welcome Back Center.............................
City of Alexandria, VA for an automotive industry                350,000
 workforce development and training initiative.......
City of Baltimore, MD for the Park Heights                       500,000
 Partnership for Jobs................................
City of Milwaukee, WI for a project to train youth in            250,000
 construction trades.................................
City of Palmdale, Palmdale, CA for a business                    150,000
 resource network to enhance worker skills
 development.........................................
City of Suffolk, VA for training programs at the                 250,000
 Suffolk Workforce Development Center................
City of West Palm Beach, FL for training programs for            375,000
 at-risk youth.......................................
Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis, IN for                    245,000
 workforce development in the health care industry...
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata, MD, for its              300,000
 Partnership for the Advancement of Construction and
 Transportation Training Project.....................
Community Agricultural Vocational Institute, Yakima,             250,000
 WA, for training of agricultural workers............
Community College of Allegheny College, Pittsburgh,               75,000
 PA, for job training programs.......................
Community Learning Center, Fort Worth, TX for                    500,000
 expansion of the Advanced Manufacturing Training
 Partnership Program.................................
Community Solution for Clackamas County, Oregon City,            127,000
 Oregon, to expand the Working for Independence (WFI)
 program in Clackamas County.........................
Community Transportation Association of America,                 400,000
 Washington, DC, for the Joblinks program............
Compton CareerLink, Compton, CA for job training and             200,000
 placement in demand industries......................
Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, AK, for              500,000
 the Alaska's People program to provide job training
 and employment counseling...........................
Crowder College, Neosho, MO, to expand technical                 656,000
 education programs for workforce development........
Des Moines Area Community College, Arkeny, IA for                275,000
 workforce recruitment and training to address area
 skill shortages.....................................
Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA,               250,000
 for Project Employment..............................
East Los Angeles Community Union, Los Angeles, CA for            300,000
 a workforce training initiative.....................
Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, Inc., Fort                100,000
 Wayne, IN for the Production and Worker Training
 Services program....................................
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, for re-              340,000
 training of displaced workers.......................
Eastern Technology Council, Wayne, PA, for job                    75,000
 training programs...................................
Edgar Campbell Foundation, Philadelphia, PA for                  400,000
 counseling, job placement and work readiness
 programs............................................
Employment & Economic Development Department of San              175,000
 Joaquin County, Stockton, CA for a work experience
 program for at-risk youth...........................
Essex County Community Organization, Lynn, MA for its            300,000
 E-Team Machinist Training Program...................
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, for the development             127,000
 of entrepreneurship programs to enhance regional
 development.........................................
Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow, Las Vegas,               150,000
 NV, for job training, vocational education, and
 related support.....................................
Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber, Media, PA             192,000
 for workforce development and job readiness services
Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.,             210,000
 Milwaukee, WI, to provide training, employment and
 supportive services, including for individuals with
 disabilities........................................
Goodwill of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, NV for             350,000
 workforce development programs......................
Greater Akron Chamber, Akron, OH for a summer                    300,000
 apprenticeship program for youth....................
Groden Center, Providence, RI for job readiness                  150,000
 training for adults with Asperger's Syndrome........
Guam Community College, Mangilao, Guam for skilled               400,000
 craft training......................................
Hamilton County Government, Chattanooga, TN for                  850,000
 training activities related to manufacturing
 processes...........................................
Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA,                75,000
 for job training programs...........................
Home of Life Community Development Corp., Chicago, IL            240,000
 for a financial services training and placement
 program.............................................
Homecare Workers Training Center, Los Angeles, CA for            125,000
 nurse assistant training............................
Idaho Women Work! at Eastern Idaho Technical College,            100,000
 Idaho Falls, ID, to continue and expand the
 Recruiting for the Information Technology Age (RITA)
 initiative in Idaho.................................
International Fellowship of Chaplains, Inc., Saginaw,            200,000
 MI for the Road to Hope training program in Seneca
 County, OH..........................................
Iowa Policy Project for a study on temporary and                 350,000
 contingent workers..................................
Iowa Valley Community College, Marshalltown, IA for              250,000
 job training activities.............................
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana--Columbus                  150,000
 Region, Indianapolis, IN for the Center for
 Cybersecurity for workforce development.............
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana Lafayette,                 140,000
 Indianapolis, IN for job training programs at the
 Center for Health Information Technology............
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS            320,000
 for workforce training and placement for the retail
 and hospitality industries..........................
Kent State University/Trumbull County, Warren, OH for            250,000
 regional training through the Northeast Ohio
 Advanced Manufacturing Institute....................
Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential,                     180,000
 Cleveland, Ohio, for training and skill development
 services for individuals with disabilities in
 coordination with the local workforce investment
 system..............................................
Louisiana Delta Community College, Monroe, LA for a              250,000
 job training initiative.............................
Louisiana National Guard, Carville, LA for the Job               150,000
 Challenge Program...................................
MAGLEV Inc., McKeesport, PA, for a training program               90,000
 in advanced precision fabrication...................
Manufacturing Association of Central New York,                   250,000
 Syracuse, NY for a workforce training project.......
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health                     319,500
 Sciences, Manchester, NH for training of nurses,
 physician assistants, and pharmacists...............
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers,                170,000
 East Boston, MA, for a health-care workforce
 development program.................................
Maui Community College Remote Rural Hawaii Job                 2,400,000
 Training Project, HI, for the Remote Rural Hawaii
 Job Training project................................
Maui Community College Training and Educational                1,000,000
 Opportunities, HI, for training and education.......
Maui Economic Development Board, HI, for high tech               475,000
 training............................................
Maui Economic Development Board, HI, for the rural               300,000
 computer utilization training program...............
McHenry County Community College, Woodstock, IL for              400,000
 employer-identified occupational training...........
Memphis, Tennessee, for a prisoner re-entry program..            200,000
Minot State University, Minot, ND for the Job Corps              750,000
 Executive Management Program........................
Mission Language and Vocational School, San                      250,000
 Francisco, CA for a training program in health-
 related occupations.................................
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS,             400,000
 for the Mississippi Integrated Workforce Performance
 System..............................................
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS,             200,000
 for training development and delivery system at the
 Distributed Learning System for Workforce Training
 Program.............................................
Mississippi Technology Alliance, Ridgeland, MS, for              150,000
 the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial
 Services............................................
Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS,              200,000
 for training and development programs at the
 Automated Identification Technology (AIT)/Automatic
 Data Collection (ADC)...............................
Moreno Valley, CA, to provide vocational training for            125,000
 young adults, as well as the development of an
 internship with local businesses to put the
 trainees' job skills to use upon graduation.........
National Council of La Raza in Washington, DC, to                400,000
 provide technical assistance on Hispanic workforce
 issues including capacity building, language
 barriers, and health care job training..............
Neighborhood First Program, Inc., Bristol, PA for                125,000
 services for at-risk youth..........................
Neumann College, Aston, PA, for the Partnership                   75,000
 Advancing Training for Careers in Health program....
NewLife Academy of Information Technology, East                  240,000
 Liverpool, OH for training for information
 technology careers..................................
North Side Industrial Development Corporation,                    75,000
 Pittsburgh, PA, for job training programs...........
North West Pasadena Development Corp., Pasadena, CA              125,000
 for job training for low-income individuals.........
Northcott Neighborhood House, Milwaukee, WI for                   70,000
 construction industry training for youth............
Northwest Washington Electrical Industry Joint                   150,000
 Apprenticeship and Training Committee, Mount Vernon,
 WA, for expanded training capability, including the
 acquisition of training equipment, to meet the need
 for skilled electrical workers......................
Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program,             255,000
 Inc., Ashland, WI, for workforce development
 training in Northwest Wisconsin.....................
Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, MI to               600,000
 lead a consortium on workforce development for
 emerging business sectors...........................
Opportunity, Inc., Highland Park, IL for workforce               350,000
 development activities..............................
Our Piece of the Pie, Hartford, CT for education and             500,000
 employment services for out-of-school youth.........
Pacific Mountain Workforce Consortium, Tumwater, WA,             140,000
 for training of qualified foresters and restoration
 professionals in Lewis County.......................
Parish of Rapides Career Solutions Center,                       200,000
 Alexandria, LA for a job training initiative........
Pennsylvania Women Work!, Pittsburgh, PA, for job                 90,000
 training programs...................................
Philadelphia Shipyard Development Corporation,                   435,000
 Philadelphia, PA for on-the-job training in
 shipbuilding technology.............................
Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education                   75,000
 Center, Philadelphia, PA, for veterans job training.
Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville,            100,000
 VA for the Residential Construction Academy.........
Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce                       75,000
 Enterprise Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, for workforce
 development.........................................
Poder Learning Center, Chicago, IL for immigrant                 200,000
 neighborhood education and job development services.
Port Jobs, in partnership with South Seattle                     100,000
 Community College, Seattle, WA, for training of
 entry-level airport workers.........................
Portland Community College, Portland, OR, to support              85,000
 the Center for Business and Industry................
Precision Manufacturing Institute, Meadville, PA for             338,000
 high-technology training programs...................
Project ARRIBA, El Paso, TX, for workforce                       100,000
 development in the West Texas region................
Project One Inc., Louisville, KY for summer job                  150,000
 activities for disadvantaged youth..................
Project QUEST, Inc., San Antonio, TX for workforce                75,000
 development services to low-income residents........
PRONTO of Long Island, Inc., Bayshore, NY for a                  100,000
 vocational training initiative......................
Rhodes State College, Lima, Ohio, for equipment,                 150,000
 curriculum development, training and internships for
 high-tech engineering technology programs...........
Rural Enterprises of Oklahoma, Inc., Durant, OK, for             100,000
 entrepreneurship training programs..................
Saint Leonard's Ministries, Chicago, IL, for job                 260,000
 training and placement for ex-offenders.............
San Jose, CA, for job training for the homeless......            330,000
Santa Ana, CA, for the Work Experience and Literacy              760,000
 Program.............................................
Santa Maria El Mirador, Santa Fe, NM, to provide an              700,000
 employment training program.........................
Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center, Charleston, WV,             250,000
 for its Enterprise Development Initiative...........
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29, MarLin, PA for a                190,000
 workforce training program..........................
South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Hawthorne, CA              400,000
 for its Bridge-to-Work program......................
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau,             450,000
 MO for equipment and training.......................
Southern University at Shreveport, Shreveport, LA for            100,000
 healthcare worker training activities...............
Southside Virginia Community College, Alberta, VA for            300,000
 the Heavy Equipment Training Program................
Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council,              150,000
 Vancouver, WA, to create and sustain a partnership
 between business, education and workforce leaders in
 Southwest Washington................................
Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford,             250,000
 OK for workforce development in the manufacturing
 sector..............................................
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment, St.                 550,000
 Louis, MO for a summer jobs program for youth.......
STRIVE/East Harlem Employment Service, Inc., NY, for             500,000
 the Core job training program.......................
Towson University, Towson, MD for education and                  275,000
 training services for careers in homeland security..
Twin Cities Rise!, Minneapolis, MN, for job training             255,000
 initiatives.........................................
United Auto Workers Region 9, Local 624, New York,               300,000
 for incumbent worker training.......................
United Mine Workers of America, Washington, PA for               750,000
 the UMWA Career Center's mine worker training and
 reemployment programs...............................
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS,             500,000
 for Workforce Training in Marine Composite..........
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL to provide             284,500
 teacher training to veterans........................
Urban League of Lancaster County, Inc., Lancaster,                75,000
 PA, for job training programs.......................
Vermont Department of Labor, Montpelier, VT, for job             600,000
 training of female inmates in Vermont as they
 prepare to reenter the workforce....................
Vermont Healthcare and Information Technology                    200,000
 Education Center, Williston, VT, for advanced
 manufacturing training of displaced workers.........
Vermont Healthcare and Information Technology                    615,000
 Education Center, Williston, VT, for health care
 training of displaced workers.......................
Vermont Technical College and Vermont Workforce                  540,000
 Development Council, Randolph Center, VT, to provide
 job training to displaced workers in Vermont........
Veteran Community Initiatives, Inc., Johnstown, PA               500,000
 for employment services and support programs for
 veterans............................................
Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN for heavy                    375,000
 equipment operator training for the mining industry.
Washington Workforce Association, Vancouver, WA, for             400,000
 job shadowing, internships, and scholarships to
 prepare students for high-demand occupations........
Washington, Ozaukee, Waukesha Workforce Development              380,000
 Inc., Pewaukee, WI, for advanced manufacturing and
 technology training.................................
Watts Labor Community Action Committee, Los Angeles,             200,000
 CA for job training and placement in demand
 industries..........................................
Wayne County, NY Planning Department, Lyons, NY for              250,000
 workforce development programs in Central New York..
West Los Angeles College, Culver City, CA for a craft            540,000
 and technican training program......................
Wisconsin Community Action Program, Madison, WI, for             275,000
 job training assistance of low-income individuals...
Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership, Milwaukee,              255,000
 WI, to assess, prepare, and place job-ready
 candidates in construction, manufacturing, and other
 skilled trades and industries.......................
Women Work and Community, Augusta, ME for a women's              500,000
 workforce training and development program..........
Workforce Connections, Inc., La Crosse, WI, to                   125,000
 develop and implement strategic workforce
 development activities in Western Wisconsin.........
Workforce Resource, Inc., Menomonee, WI, for                     210,000
 employment assistance...............................
Wrightco Technologies, Inc, Claysburg, PA, to provide             90,000
 job training, retraining and vocational educational
 programs............................................
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      The conference agreement consolidates the Responsible 
Reintegration of Youthful Offenders and Prisoner Reentry 
programs into a program of Reintegration of Ex-Offenders, as 
proposed by the House. The conference agreement provides 
$78,694,000, instead of $68,746,000 as proposed by the House 
and a total of $68,642,000 as proposed by the Senate in two 
individual programs. Within this amount, the conference 
agreement provides that no less than $59,000,000 be used for 
programming for youth. The conference agreement also provides 
that a total of $50,000,000 be available from resources in both 
fiscal years 2007 and 2008 for a youth mentoring initiative. 
The $50,000,000 provided is for competitive grants to local 
educational agencies or community-based organizations to 
develop and implement mentoring strategies in schools 
identified as persistently dangerous. The conferees intend that 
$33,000,000 provided in this Act, along with $17,000,000 in 
funds made available under the fiscal year 2007 appropriation 
for youthful offenders, be available for this purpose and 
direct that the solicitation of grant agreements be issued on a 
timeline that provides for the incorporation of both the fiscal 
year 2007 and fiscal year 2008 contributions to the enhanced 
effort to assist persistently dangerous schools in mentoring 
efforts to prevent youth violence in high crime areas.
      For the Denali Commission, the conference agreement 
provides $6,875,000 as proposed by the Senate for job training 
services. The House did not include funds for this activity.
      The conference agreement does not include the $49,000,000 
undistributed reduction in training and employment services as 
proposed by the House. The Senate bill had no similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$245,000,000 in prior year Workforce Investment Act unexpended 
balances for the Youth, Adult and Dislocated Worker formula 
programs. The House bill contained a $335,000,000 rescission of 
prior year training and employment service balances, while the 
Senate bill had no similar provision. The conferees direct the 
Secretary to target the rescission within each funding stream 
so that the first funds subject to recapture are those program 
year 2005 and 2006 funds carried in to program year 2007 that 
are in excess of 30 percent of funds available in program year 
2006 as of June 30, 2007. To arrive at the total amount within 
each funding stream, the balance of the rescission should be 
based on each State's remaining unexpended fiscal year 2005 and 
2006 balances as of June 30, 2007, after adjusting those 
balances by any excess carryout identified in the first 
calculation. In addition, within each funding stream, the 
conferees direct that the Secretary ensure that the amounts 
rescinded within each State shall be from funds reserved for 
Statewide activities, and funds related to each local area, in 
proportion to the extent to which these balances, respectively, 
contributed to the amount to be rescinded in the State. 
Consistent with these specifications, the conferees direct the 
Secretary to carry out the rescission in a manner that will 
minimize burdens on States and local areas. To achieve that 
goal, the conferees further direct that it is intended that the 
requirements of sections 128, 133 and 134(a)(3)(B) of WIA 
relating to cost limits and to the applicable percentages of 
funds that may be used for Statewide activities, rapid 
response, and allocations to local areas, be applied by the 
Secretary only with respect to the initial allotments received 
by the State from fiscal year 2005 and 2006 funds and that 
those requirements are not intended to be applied based on the 
amounts remaining available to the States after this rescission 
has been carried out.

            COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT FOR OLDER AMERICANS

      The conference agreement includes $530,900,000 for 
Community Service Employment for Older Americans as proposed by 
the House, instead of $483,611,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
This amount covers the second increment of the Federal minimum 
wage increase, from $5.85 to $6.55 an hour, for program 
participants.

     STATE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OPERATIONS

      The conference agreement includes $3,377,506,000 for 
State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations, 
instead of $3,382,614,000 as proposed by the House and 
$3,386,632,000 as proposed by the Senate. The detailed table at 
the end of this joint statement reflects the activity 
distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      The conference agreement includes language not included 
in the House or Senate bills that allows the Secretary of Labor 
to make payments on behalf of the States for matching 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims information against the 
information in the National Directory of New Hires to prevent, 
detect, and collect improper UI payments. States are required 
to reimburse the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
for the reasonable costs incurred in providing the information. 
Allowing the Secretary to aggregate such amounts and provide a 
payment to HHS covering the costs of all States will not affect 
the share of UI administrative funds available to each State, 
but will provide a more cost-effective means through which the 
required reimbursements are to be paid.
      For Employment Service grants to States, the conference 
agreement includes $715,883,000 as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $725,883,000 as proposed by the House. This includes 
$22,883,000 in general funds and $693,000,000 from the 
Unemployment Trust Fund. For Employment Service National 
Activities, the conference agreement includes $32,766,000 as 
proposed by the House instead of $34,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. This includes $12,740,000 for foreign labor 
certification programs.
      For workforce information, national electronic tools and 
one-stop system building, the conference agreement provides 
$52,985,000 as proposed by the House, instead of $55,985,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the conferees 
direct that workforce information grants to the States be 
funded at no less than $32,430,000 as proposed by the House.
      For Work Incentive Grants, the conference report provides 
$14,649,000 instead of $9,757,000 as proposed by the House and 
$19,541,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees direct the 
Department to ensure that all States that wish to participate 
in this program receive funding for new or continuation grants 
to support their disability navigator programs.

                         PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION

      The conference agreement includes $176,662,000 for 
Program Administration, instead of $170,500,000 as proposed by 
the House and $185,505,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
detailed table at the end of this joint statement reflects the 
activity distribution agreed to by the conferees. Within the 
amount for employment security activities, the conference 
agreement includes not less than $43,500,000 to improve the 
timeliness and quality of processing applications under the 
foreign labor certification program.

               Employee Benefits Security Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $142,925,000 for the 
Employee Benefits Security Administration, as proposed by the 
House instead of $143,262,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
detailed table at the end of this joint statement reflects the 
activity distribution agreed to by the conferees. The conferees 
request a briefing on the schedule for the completion of the 
EFAST2 system prior to the announcement of the availability of 
funds for its development and regular progress reports on this 
project. The conferees are also in agreement that EBSA should 
devote resources to the issuance of regulations on meaningful 
and uniform reporting of 401(k) fees and that a national 
education program on 401(k) investment options, fees and 
conflict of interest be created as described in House Report 
110-231.

                  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

               PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION FUND

      The conference agreement includes $411,151,000 for the 
administrative expenses of the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation, as proposed by both the House and the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes language in the House bill 
providing for workload driven increases in management fees 
based on increases in assets received by the Corporation as a 
result of new plan terminations, after approval by the Office 
of Management and Budget and notification of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

                  Employment Standards Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $437,508,000 for the 
Employment Standards Administration, salaries and expenses, 
instead of $436,508,000 as proposed by the House and 
$438,508,000 as proposed by the Senate. The detailed table at 
the end of this joint statement reflects the activity 
distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      For the enforcement of wage and hour standards, the 
conference agreement provides $183,365,000, instead of 
$182,365,000 as proposed by the House and $184,365,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The additional $1,000,000 is provided 
for accelerating start-up of a system to resolve claims of 
injury caused by asbestos exposure. If the authority for an 
asbestos claims program is not enacted by June 30, 2008, these 
additional funds may be used to support wage and hour 
enforcement in low wage industries.
      The conference agreement includes a rescission of 
$102,000,000 in unobligated funds collected pursuant to section 
286(v) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The House and 
the Senate proposed a rescission of $70,000,000; however, 
information received from the Department of Labor indicates 
that receipts in this account allow a higher amount to be 
rescinded while still ensuring that the $5,500,000 the 
Department estimates it will use in fiscal year 2008 under 
current authority remains available.

               Administrative Expenses, Energy Employees

                 OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      Within the total provided, the conference agreement 
includes a proviso transferring $4,500,000 to the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for use by the 
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health. While both the 
House and the Senate included this provision, the House report 
specified that the amount be in addition to $55,358,000 
identified for transfer to the Department of Health and Human 
Services. The conferees clarify that the $4,500,000 for the 
Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health is a part of the 
total transfer amount. The Board is a key component of the 
administration of the program at NIOSH and the conferees expect 
that it will be funded at the level provided for in the 
conference agreement.

             Occupational Safety and Health Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $500,568,000 for the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), instead 
of $503,516,000 as proposed by the House and $498,445,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The detailed table at the end of this 
joint statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by 
the conferees.
      For Federal Enforcement, the conference agreement 
includes $190,128,000 as proposed by the House, instead of 
$188,005,000 as proposed by the Senate, and for Federal 
Compliance Assistance, the conference agreement includes 
$72,659,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead of $75,566,000 
as proposed by the House. The conferees believe that it is 
important to rebuild the Federal enforcement capacity of OSHA 
and that the agency should collect data needed to evaluate the 
effectiveness of voluntary compliance programs before 
additional investments are made to support this approach.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House requiring the Secretary of Labor to provide detailed 
reports on the development and issuance of certain occupational 
safety and health standards that have remained on the OSHA 
regulatory agenda without completion. The Senate had a similar 
provision in its report, but not in the bill.
      The conferees are concerned that the Department has 
failed to make sufficient progress on its comprehensive plan to 
address ergonomic injuries and requests that a report be 
provided to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate within 30 days of enactment of 
this Act detailing the specific steps it will take to complete 
the issuance of all 16 industry guidelines. In addition to a 
timetable for the completion of the industry guidelines, the 
report should contain OSHA's plans for increased enforcement on 
ergonomic and musculoskeletal injuries.
      The conferees are also concerned by OSHA's lack of action 
to ensure that health care workers and emergency responders 
will be adequately protected in the event of an influenza 
pandemic. The conferees note that the Department believes that 
in order to issue an emergency standard to protect these 
workers, the United States needs to be in the midst of an 
influenza pandemic and urges reconsideration of the standard-
setting actions that can be taken on an emergency or expedited 
basis. Within 30 days of enactment of this Act, the conferees 
request a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate detailing the timeline 
for developing and issuing a standard.
      The conferees are also concerned by the inadequate 
response to the serious health hazards posed by industrial 
exposure to the chemical diacetyl, a butter flavoring agent 
used in microwave popcorn and other foods. Despite documented 
cases of a debilitating and potentially fatal lung disease, 
OSHA has not moved swiftly enough to protect workers from this 
hazard. The conferees urge OSHA to reconsider its decision 
concerning an emergency standard, and direct that at a minimum 
a permanent standard should be developed on an expedited basis. 
Within 30 days of enactment of this Act, the conferees expect 
OSHA to provide a report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate detailing its 
anticipated timeline for issuing such a standard, as well as 
providing the details of a national emphasis program that will 
extend enforcement activities to all food manufacturing and 
flavoring plants where diacetyl is used.

                 Mine Safety and Health Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $339,893,000 for the 
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), instead of 
$340,028,000 as proposed by the Senate or $313,478,000 as 
proposed by the House. The detailed table at the end of this 
joint statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by 
the conferees.
      The conferees are disturbed that MSHA has fallen 
significantly short of its obligation to complete 100 percent 
of regular inspections of coal mines, as required by law. In 
2006, almost 5 of every 100 regular inspections nationally were 
not completed. In some districts, the rates were close to 15 or 
20 of every 100 inspections that were not completed. The 
conferees find these results unacceptable.
      The conference agreement provides MSHA with an increase 
of $37,024,000 over fiscal year 2007 resources to ensure that 
MSHA can carry out its legal obligations to regularly inspect 
our nation's coal mines. Together with increased funding for 
standards development, educational policy and development, and 
technical support, the conferees believe that the additional 
funds provided are sufficient to ensure that MSHA completes all 
of its inspection responsibilities, as well as complies with 
other statutory requirements of this Act and the MINER Act.
      The conferees direct that, not later than 30 days after 
enactment of this Act, MSHA provide to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate a 
detailed operating plan describing how these funds will be 
utilized and the specific outcomes that will be achieved. The 
conferees concur with Senate Report 110-107 regarding the 
priority use of these additional funds and expect MSHA to 
adhere to these when preparing the required operating plan.
      Within the amount provided for MSHA Program 
Administration, the conference agreement includes $2,200,000 
for a national project award to the United Mine Workers of 
America for classroom and simulated rescue training for mine 
rescue teams, and $1,215,000 for the Wheeling Jesuit University 
National Technology Transfer Center.

                       Bureau of Labor Statistics

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $566,804,000 for the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), instead of $576,118,000 as 
proposed by the House and $560,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The detailed table at the end of this joint statement 
reflects the activity distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      The conference agreement includes $185,796,000 for Prices 
and Cost of Living, instead of $192,599,000 as proposed by the 
House and $178,992,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
expect that the increase above fiscal year 2007 will be used 
for continuous updating of the housing and geographic area 
samples of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The conference 
agreement does not include $450,000 as proposed by the House to 
begin the development of a methodology to determine cost of 
living by State. The Senate did not include a similar 
provision.
       Included in the amount for Compensation and Working 
Conditions is $1,000,000 to conduct focused research studies on 
work-related injuries and illnesses as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $1,225,000 as proposed by the House for this 
purpose.
      The conferees are interested in ascertaining the impact 
of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on 
employment in the United States. When NAFTA was debated in the 
U.S. Congress, there were estimates that implementation of the 
agreement would result in the net creation of 200,000 new U.S. 
jobs, and that job losses in the United States as a consequence 
of NAFTA would be concentrated in low-skill sectors. The 
conferees direct the Department of Labor, through BLS, to issue 
a report within 365 days of enactment of this Act, assessing 
the number of U.S. jobs, on an industry-by-industry basis, that 
were created as a consequence of NAFTA, and the number of U.S. 
jobs, on an industry-by-industry basis, that were lost as a 
consequence of NAFTA. The study should encompass the period 
from the date of implementation of NAFTA to December 31, 2007. 
Neither the House nor Senate report contained similar language.

                 Office of Disability Employment Policy

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $27,712,000 for the 
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), as proposed by 
the House and the Senate. The conferees intend that at least 80 
percent of these funds shall be used to design and implement 
research and technical assistance grants and contracts to 
develop policy that reduces barriers to employment for youth 
and adults with disabilities.
      The conferees are concerned by the lack of available 
information regarding the extent to which effective disability 
employment policy developed by the ODEP has been implemented 
within the Department of Labor and by other Federal agencies 
whose programs provide services to all job seekers and workers, 
including those with disabilities. Therefore, the conferees 
direct the Secretary of Labor, working through the Assistant 
Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, to provide a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate. This report shall be provided 
to the Committees and published on the Department's web site no 
later than June 30, 2008.
      The conferees expect this report to identify and 
recommend policies the ODEP has developed during its history 
that have been or should be implemented within the Department 
of Labor or by other relevant Federal agencies. Further, the 
report should describe the cause-and-effect relationship that 
these policies have had on reducing barriers to employment for 
adults and youths with disabilities. The conferees also request 
that the report summarize how funds have been spent by ODEP 
since its inception. The conferees expect the report to show 
how ODEP has utilized its resources, including on staff 
expertise, grants, and contracts, to develop policy to reduce 
barriers to employment.

                        Departmental Management

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $305,174,000 for 
Departmental Management, salaries and expenses, instead of 
$272,595,000 as proposed by the House and $313,218,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The undistributed reductions in both 
the House and Senate bills are not included. The detailed table 
at the end of this joint statement reflects the activity 
distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      The conference agreement includes $82,516,000 as proposed 
by the Senate for the International Bureau of Labor Affairs 
(ILAB), instead of $72,516,000 as proposed by the House. Within 
this amount, the conference agreement contains $5,000,000 as 
proposed in the House bill to implement model programs to 
address worker rights through technical assistance in countries 
with which the United States has trade preference programs and 
directs that this activity be carried out through a cooperative 
agreement with an international organization that has 
experience in working to assure adherence to a set of core 
labor standards through work with governments, employers and 
labor. The Senate had no similar provision. The conferees' 
recommendation for ILAB also includes $41,000,000 for the U.S. 
contribution to the International Program for the Elimination 
of Child Labor and $24,000,000 for bilateral assistance to 
improve access to basic education in international areas with a 
high rate of abusive and exploitative child labor. The Senate 
provided $42,610,000 and $26,770,000 respectively for these 
activities. The House had no similar provisions.
      The conferees are deeply concerned about the recent 
discovery of abusive and exploitative child labor by a 
subcontractor based in India embroidering women's garments for 
a major U.S. apparel company. These children, some as young as 
ten, were forced from their parents, denied wages, forced to 
work long hours, and forced to live in squalor. Official Indian 
government estimates indicate that there are around 12 million 
children working in hazardous conditions. However, non-
governmental organizations working on eradicating child labor 
believe that there are close to 60 million child laborers, 
including approximately 10 million child bonded laborers. While 
this major U.S. apparel company has 90 inspectors that travel 
around the world trying to ensure that their codes of conduct 
are not violated, it is a difficult and daunting task given the 
high prevalence of exploitative child labor and the non-
existence of an industry wide monitoring system for the garment 
industry in India. Therefore, the conferees direct the 
Department to work with the International Labor Organization in 
an effort to implement standards similar to those used in the 
Cambodian and Bangladeshi garment industries to ensure that 
U.S. consumer products are not made by abusive child labor in 
violation of local and international standards.
      The conference agreement provides $20,000,000 for 
information technology systems, instead of $18,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $22,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. These funds support information technology, 
architecture, infrastructure, equipment and software utilized 
by multiple agencies within the Department. The conferees 
support the use of a portion of such funds for the acquisition 
of a Financial Management System for the Department of Labor. 
The President's request to Congress included $12,000,000 as a 
direct appropriation to the Working Capital Fund for this 
initiative.
      The conference agreement includes $95,050,000 for the 
Office of the Solicitor, instead of $94,937,000 as proposed by 
the House and $95,162,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees intend that the increased funding level support no 
less than an increase of 19 FTEs over the fiscal year 2007 
staffing level for enforcement support for the Mine Safety and 
Health Administration, as specified by the Senate report. The 
House had no similar language.
      For the Women's Bureau, the conference agreement includes 
$10,300,000 as proposed by the Senate, instead of $10,500,000 
as proposed by the House. The conferees encourage continued 
funding for national networks for women's employment that 
advance women in the workplace through education and advocacy.

                          OFFICE OF JOB CORPS

      The conference agreement funds this program within the 
Office of the Secretary as proposed by the House and the 
Senate. This reflects the current organizational status of the 
program, and the funds for the administration of this program 
are included in this account instead of within program 
administration for the Employment and Training Administration, 
as indicated in the detailed table at the end of this joint 
statement.
      The conference agreement includes $1,650,516,000 for the 
Office of Job Corps, instead of $1,649,476,000 as proposed by 
the House and $1,659,872,000 as provided by the Senate. Within 
the total, $1,507,684,000 is provided for continuing operations 
of the program, as proposed by the House, instead of 
$1,516,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. For renovation and 
construction of Job Corps centers, the conference agreement 
includes $113,960,000, instead of $112,920,000 as proposed by 
the House and $115,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement does not include the designation of funds 
for a competition to increase child care development centers on 
Job Corps campuses as proposed by the House, and instead 
designates the $13,960,000 above the request for renovation and 
construction for the continued development of new Job Corps 
centers that have been awarded and are not yet completed. The 
conferees request that the Department of Labor include an 
analysis of the future funding needs of all new centers in 
development and a progress report on the timeline for opening 
new centers in its fiscal year 2009 budget justification, as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language proposed 
by the Senate requiring that none of the funds in the Act be 
used to reduce student training slots below 44,791 in program 
year 2008. This slot level and the funds provided will support 
the maintenance of student training services at existing Job 
Corps centers, as well as provide for new centers scheduled to 
open in program year 2008. The House bill contained a similar 
provision.

                    VETERANS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

      The conference agreement contains $228,198,000 for 
Veterans Employment and Training, as proposed by the House 
instead of $231,198,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees encourage the Department to direct additional funds 
to the Transition Assistance Program, which will ensure that 
the increasing demand for services is met. The conferees also 
expect the Department to increase enforcement activities to 
ensure that veterans' rights under the Uniformed Service 
Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act and Veterans Employment 
Opportunities Act are being protected.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $78,658,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General as proposed by the House instead of 
$79,658,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                           General Provisions

                           JOB CORPS SALARIES

      The conference agreement includes language that prohibits 
the use of funds for the Job Corps program to pay the salary of 
any individual, either as direct costs or any pro-ration as an 
indirect cost, at a rate in excess of Executive Level I, as 
proposed by the Senate. The House included a similar provision 
in the Job Corps account.

                     ONE PERCENT TRANSFER AUTHORITY

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes a provision limiting 
the authority to transfer funds between a program, project or 
activity and requiring a 15 day advance notification of any 
such request. Both the House and Senate bills contained similar 
provisions.

                           TRANSIT SUBSIDIES

      The conference agreement includes a provision requiring 
the Secretary of Labor to issue a monthly transit subsidy at 
the full amount of $110 for eligible employees in the National 
Capital Region, as proposed by the House. The Senate bill 
contained no similar provision.

                             OPERATING PLAN

      The conference agreement includes a provision prohibiting 
the obligation of funds for demonstration, pilot, multiservice, 
research and multistate projects under section 171 of the 
Workforce Investment Act prior to the submission of a report on 
the planned use of such funds, as proposed by the House. The 
Senate had a similar provision requiring an operating plan for 
the use of such funds. The conferees expect that the operating 
report on the use of such funds will be provided not later than 
July 1, 2008, and direct the Department to continue to submit 
quarterly reports to the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees on the status of awards made for pilot, 
demonstration, multiservice, research, and multistate projects 
under section 171 of the Workforce Investment Act. These 
quarterly reports shall be submitted no later than 45 days 
after the end of each quarter and shall include a list of all 
awards made during the quarter, and for each award, the grantee 
or contractor, the amount of the award, the funding source for 
the award, whether the award was made competitively or by sole 
source and, if sole source, the justification, the purpose of 
the award and expected outcomes.

                           DENALI COMMISSION

      The conference agreement includes a provision, as 
proposed by the Senate that authorizes such sums as may be 
necessary to the Denali Commission to conduct job training 
where Denali Commission projects will be constructed. The House 
bill contained no similar provision.

                     GRANTS USING H-1B VISA REVENUE

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House that prohibits the use of the funds available to the 
Department under section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness 
and Workforce Improvement Act for other than training in the 
occupations and industries for which employers are using the 
visas to hire foreign workers that generate these funds. The 
conferees expect that these activities will include industry 
career ladder programs and understand that there are some 
related activities that enhance or facilitate training programs 
that are part of a coordinated industry approach. The 
conference agreement provides that this limitation shall not 
apply to multi-year grants that have already been awarded under 
competitive solicitations issued prior to April 15, 2007. The 
conferees understand one additional round of Workforce 
Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grants that 
would qualify under this limitation was awarded in June 2007. 
The Senate bill contained no similar provision.

              HEALTH COVERAGE TAX CREDIT GAP-FILLER GRANTS

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
included in the House bill authorizing up to $20,000,000 in 
revenue available to the Department under section 414 (c) of 
the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act to 
be used for ``gap-filler'' grants to trade-impacted workers 
awaiting certification for the Health Coverage Tax Credit. The 
Senate bill contained no similar provision. The conferees 
expect the Department of Labor to make grants available to 
States from the Dislocated Worker National Reserve for this 
purpose and to increase outreach to trade-impacted workers to 
inform them of their eligibility for the Health Coverage Tax 
Credit.

                           COMPETITIVE GRANTS

      The conference report includes a provision prohibiting 
Community-Based Job Training grants and grants authorized under 
section 414(c) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce 
Improvement Act from being awarded on a non-competitive basis. 
Both the House and Senate bills included similar provisions.

    ADMINISTRATIVE COST DEFINITION AND REDESIGNATION OF LOCAL AREAS

      The conference agreement includes a provision requiring 
that the Secretary of Labor take no action to amend the 
definition established in 20 CFR 667.220 for functions and 
activities under title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 
1998 or to modify the procedure for designation of local areas 
as specified in that Act until such time as legislation 
reauthorizing the Act is enacted, as proposed by the Senate. 
The House bill contained a similar provision.

                     PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

      The conference agreement includes a provision as proposed 
by the House requiring the Secretary of Labor to promulgate a 
final regulation on personal protective equipment no later than 
November 30, 2007. The Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA) made a commitment in Federal court to 
issue a final rule by this date. The Senate addressed this 
issue in report language.

                        MINE SAFETY REGULATIONS

      The conference agreement includes language requiring 
specific dates by which the Secretary of Labor propose, and 
subsequently finalize, mine safety regulations regarding belt 
haulage entries and rescue chambers in coal mines, and makes 
additional requirements for review of mine ventilation plans. 
The Senate bill included a similar provision, while the House 
bill did not include such a provision.

                          SALARIES AND BONUSES

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate that prohibits grantees from using funds 
appropriated for the Employment and Training Administration to 
pay the salary and bonuses of an individual at a rate in excess 
of Executive Level II. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

                          MINE SAFETY FUNDING

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate providing additional funding 
for necessary expenses for the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA). Funding for MSHA activities are included 
under the heading for this agency. The House bill contained no 
similar provision.

                       NIOSH FIRE FIGHTER PROGRAM

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate providing that $5,000,000 be 
available in Title I for the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to carry out the Fire 
Fighter Fatality Investigation and Preventions Program. Funding 
for this activity is included within the funds made available 
to NIOSH in Title II. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

           TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

              Health Resources and Services Administration

                     HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES

      The conference agreement includes $7,260,468,000 for 
health resources and services, of which $7,235,468,000 is 
provided as budget authority and $25,000,000 is made available 
from the Public Health Service policy evaluation set-aside, 
instead of $7,086,709,000 as proposed by the House and 
$6,888,810,000 as proposed by the Senate. Funds for the 
individual HRSA programs are displayed in the table at the end 
of the statement of managers. Funding levels that were in 
disagreement but not displayed on the table are discussed in 
this statement.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$317,684,000 for construction and renovation (including 
equipment) of health care and other facilities and other 
health-related activities. The Senate included bill language 
providing $191,235,000 for this purpose; the House bill did not 
include funding for projects in bill language. These funds are 
to be used for the following projects in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta, NY for                      250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Access Community Health Network, Chicago, IL for                 225,000
 facilities and equipment for Chicago sites..........
Addison County Dental Care, Middlebury, VT, for                  150,000
 equipment and facility upgrades.....................
Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake, NY for                  500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Adrian College, Adrian, MI for nurse training                    500,000
 programs, including facilities and equipment........
Adventist Glen Oaks Hospital, Glendale Heights, IL               200,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Adventist Health, Roseville, CA for expansions to the            350,000
 clinical information system, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
AIDS Resource Center Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, to                125,000
 provide health care and case management services....
Alamo Community College System, San Antonio, TX for              440,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Alaska Addictions Rehabilitation Services, Inc.,                 150,000
 Wasilla, AK for facilities and equipment............
Alaska Family Practice Residency Program, Anchorage,           1,000,000
 AK, to support its family practice residency
 programs............................................
Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, AK, for                 750,000
 equipment...........................................
Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Juneau, AK, for the                400,000
 Telebehavioral Health Project in Alaska.............
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY, for the                       500,000
 establishment of the Patient Safety Center..........
Albuquerque Indian Health Center, New Mexico, for                 85,000
 renovations and equipment...........................
Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV for                      125,000
 facilities and equipment for the nursing program....
Alegent Health Care System, Omaha, NE, for a                     100,000
 community-based Electronic Medical Records System...
Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, NY for facilities             350,000
 and equipment.......................................
Alleghany Memorial Hospital, Sparta, NC for an                   150,000
 electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, for                  169,500
 equipment...........................................
Allegheny Singer Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA,              90,000
 for equipment.......................................
Alle-Kiski Medical Center, Natrona Heights, PA for               375,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Allen Memorial Hospital, Moab, Utah, for                          50,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Alliance for NanoHealth, Houston, TX for facilities              650,000
 and equipment.......................................
AltaMed Health Services Corp., Los Angeles, CA for               275,000
 facilities and equipment............................
American Oncologic Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center,            500,000
 Philadelphia, PA for facilities and equipment.......
American Samoa, Pago Pago, AQ for facilities and                 640,000
 equipment for the LBJ Medical Center................
Amite County Medical Services, Liberty, MS for                   135,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, Anchorage, AK,             339,000
 for construction, renovation, and equipment.........
AnMed Health, Anderson, SC, for renovation and                    84,750
 equipment...........................................
Arc of Northern Virginia, Falls Church, VA, for                  150,000
 equipment and software to create a Resource
 Navigator System for individuals with developmental
 disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia........
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Kittanning, PA,               90,000
 for equipment.......................................
Arnold Palmer Hospital, Orlando, FL for facilities               200,000
 and equipment.......................................
Ashland County Oral Health Services, Ashland, OH for             100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Asian Americans for Community Involvement, San Jose,             378,000
 CA for facilities and equipment for a community
 health clinic.......................................
Association for Utah Community Health, Salt Lake                 796,650
 City, UT for health information technology for
 community health centers represented by the
 Association throughout the State....................
Atchison Hospital Association, Atchison, KS, for                 300,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Atlantic Health Systems, Florham Park, NJ for an                 500,000
 electronic disease tracking system..................
Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Dover, NH for              400,000
 facilities and equipment in Somerworth, NH..........
Avista Adventist Hospital, Louisville, CO for health             320,000
 information systems.................................
Bad River Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa, Odanah, WI            500,000
 for facilities and equipment for a health clinic....
Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN, for facilities               100,000
 and equipment.......................................
Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD for              320,000
 facilities and equipment for mobile units...........
Baltimore Medical System, Baltimore, MD for                      320,000
 facilities and equipment for a community health care
 facility............................................
Baptist Health Medical Center--Heber Springs, Heber               75,000
 Springs, AR for facilities and equipment............
Barnert Hospital, Paterson, NJ for facilities and                320,000
 equipment...........................................
Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, Susquehanna, PA for               150,000
 obstetrical care....................................
Barnes-Kasson County Hospital, Susquehanna, PA, for               90,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Barre Family Health Center, Barre, MA for facilities             275,000
 and equipment.......................................
Bay Area Medical Clinic, Marinette, WI for facilities            200,000
 and equipment.......................................
BayCare Health System, Clearwater, FL for upgrades to            350,000
 medical information systems.........................
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, for                     175,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment at the
 Vannie E. Cook, Jr. Children's Cancer and Hematology
 Clinic..............................................
Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX for facilities             352,000
 and equipment.......................................
Bayonne Medical Center, Bayonne, NJ for health                   500,000
 information technology..............................
Baystate Health Systems, Springfield, MA for                     320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Bear River Health Department, Logan, Utah, for the                50,000
 Medical Reserve Corps Program.......................
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI for a Core Molecular            500,000
 Laboratory, including facilities and equipment......
Beaver Valley Hospital, Beaver, Utah, for renovation              50,000
 and equipment.......................................
Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE, for construction,               170,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Belmont University, Nashville, TN for facilities and             140,000
 equipment for the Health Science Center.............
Beloit Area Community Health Center, Beloit, WI, for             425,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN for a nurse                250,000
 training program....................................
Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY for health                    200,000
 information systems.................................
Benefis Healthcare Foundation, Great Falls, MT, for              320,000
 health information technology.......................
Benefis Healthcare, Great Falls, MT for facilities               500,000
 and equipment.......................................
Berea Health Ministry Rural Health Clinic, Inc.,                  50,000
 Berea, KY for facilities and equipment for a rural
 diabetes clinic.....................................
Billings Clinic, Billings, MT, for a Rural Clinical              280,000
 Information System..................................
Billings Clinic, Billings, MT, for construction,                 320,000
 renovation and equipment of a cancer center.........
Billings Clinic, Billings, MT, for the Diabetes                  300,000
 Center to prevent and treat diabetes................
Bloomington Hospital Foundation, Bloomington, IN for             200,000
 health information systems..........................
Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, PA for facilities               343,000
 and equipment.......................................
Blount Memorial Hospital, Maryville, TN for purchase             150,000
 of equipment........................................
Boone County Senior Citizen Service Corporation,                 847,000
 Columbia, MO, for equipment and technology for the
 Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Center on the
 Bluff's campus......................................
Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, MO for facilities               200,000
 and equipment.......................................
Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, New York, NY for             150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Boscobel Area Health Care, Boscobel, WI for                      405,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston,             145,000
 MA, for the construction of a health care facility..
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA for facilities and           1,000,000
 equipment for the J. Joseph Moakley Medical Services
 Building............................................
Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA for                 250,000
 facilities and equipment for biomedical research
 related to amyloidosis..............................
Boys Town National Research Hospital, Omaha, NE, for             720,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, TX, for construction,             175,000
 renovation, and equipment...........................
Bridge Community Health Clinic, Wausau, WI for                   500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT for facilities               350,000
 and equipment.......................................
Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA, for equipment.......            170,000
Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton, MA for            320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Brookside Community Health Center, San Pablo, CA for             350,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Brunswick County, Bolivia, NC for facilities and                 250,000
 equipment for a senior center.......................
Bryan W. Whitfield Hospital, Demopolis, AL for                   140,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Bureau County Health Clinic, Princeton, IL to expand             150,000
 rural health services, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Cactus Health Services, Inc., Sanderson, TX for                  175,000
 primary health care services in rural communities in
 Terrell and Pecos Counties..........................
California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA              400,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
California State University, Bakersfield, CA for                 200,000
 nurse training programs, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Camillus House, Inc., Miami, FL for facilities and               200,000
 equipment...........................................
Canonsburg General Hospital, Canonsburg, PA for                  350,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Cape Cod Free Clinic and Community Health Center,                175,000
 Mashpee, MA for facilities and equipment............
Capital Park Family Health Center, Columbus, OH for              200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI for a                 100,000
 nursing training program............................
Carilion Health System, Roanoke, VA, for renovation              125,000
 and equipment.......................................
Caring Health Center, Inc., Springfield, MA, for                 210,000
 equipment needed to expand urgent care and oral
 health programs.....................................
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, for                  127,125
 equipment and renovation............................
Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, NC for                   400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Carroll County Regional Medical Center, Carrollton,              300,000
 KY for facilities and equipment.....................
Carroll County Youth Service Bureau, Westminster, MD             350,000
 for facilities and equipment for the Outpatient
 Mental Health Clinic................................
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, for               84,750
 equipment...........................................
Center for Health Equity, Louisville, KY for                     250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Central Carolina Allied Health Center, Sumter, SC,               211,875
 for construction, renovation, and equipment.........
Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY for facilities             200,000
 and equipment at the Virtual Medical Skills Center
 for Training Nurses in Rural Health Care............
CentroMed, San Antonio, TX for facilities and                    400,000
 equipment...........................................
Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital, Plattsburgh,            1,500,000
 NY for facilities and equipment.....................
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Greenville, ME for            250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Charles Drew Health Center, Inc., Omaha, NE, for               1,000,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Chatham County Safety Net Collaborative, Savannah, GA            300,000
 for purchase of equipment...........................
Cherry Street Health Services, Grand Rapids, MI for              200,000
 an electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA, for                    90,000
 construction........................................
Children's Friend and Family Services, Salem, MA for             250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Children's Hospital of KidsPeace, Orefield, PA, for               90,000
 construction and equipment..........................
Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota,                   252,125
 Minneapolis, MN, to provide pediatric palliative
 care education and consultation services to
 clinicians and providers............................
Children's Home of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA for                320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota,                    315,000
 Minneapolis, MN for facilities and equipment........
Children's Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, WI             350,000
 for purchase of equipment...........................
Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center, Albany,            320,000
 NY for facilities and equipment.....................
Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, for the                  185,000
 development of comprehensive pediatric electronic
 medical records system..............................
Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron,              375,000
 OH for facilities and equipment.....................
Children's Hospital of Orange County, Mission Viejo,             150,000
 CA for purchase of equipment........................
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia,               127,125
 PA, for equipment...................................
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,               127,125
 for construction....................................
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD)               125,000
 Health Systems, Norfolk, VA, to purchase and equip a
 Mobile Intensive Care Transport Vehicle for the
 critically ill neonatal and pediatric populations...
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk,            550,000
 VA for pediatric facilities and equipment...........
Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, for              170,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO, for equipment.......            169,500
Children's Hospital, Denver, CO for facilities and               320,000
 equipment...........................................
Children's Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, for                         90,000
 construction and program expansion..................
Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Dallas, TX, for               175,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Children's Medical Center, Dayton, OH for CARE House,            200,000
 including facilities and equipment..................
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL for                    525,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC               500,000
 for facilities and equipment for emergency
 preparedness........................................
Children's Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, NJ for            500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, WI for facilities              295,000
 and equipment.......................................
Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc., Elfrida,              400,000
 AZ for facilities and equipment for the Bisbee/Naco
 Chiricahua community health center in Bisbee, AZ and
 the Douglas/El Frida Medical and Dental Border
 Healthcare Clinic in Douglas, AZ....................
CHOICE Regional Health Network, Olympia, WA, for                 300,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Christian Health Care Center of New Jersey, Wyckoff,             200,000
 NJ for facilities and equipment.....................
Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center,                       200,000
 Indianapolis, IN for facilities and equipment.......
Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE, for               425,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Christus Santa Rosa's Children's Hospital, San                   375,000
 Antonio, TX for facilities and equipment............
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center,                   500,000
 Cincinnati, OH for purchase of equipment............
Citrus County Board of County Commissioners,                     150,000
 Inverness, FL for facilities and equipment..........
City of Austin, TX for facilities and equipment for              290,000
 the Travis County Hospital District.................
City of Chesapeake, VA for an infant mortality and               100,000
 chronic disease prevention program, including
 equipment...........................................
City of Oakland, CA for facilities and equipment for             500,000
 a new youth center to house health services programs
City of Stockton, CA for facilities and equipment for            450,000
 a health care facility..............................
City of Stonewall, OK for facilities and equipment...            360,000
Clarion Health Center, Clarion, PA for purchase of               290,000
 equipment...........................................
Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield, PA, for equipment...             90,000
Cleveland Clinic Huron Hospital, East Cleveland, OH              300,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Cobb County Government, Marietta, GA for a senior                325,000
 health center, including facilities and equipment...
Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Coffeyville, KS             350,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Coles County Council on Aging, Mattoon, IL for                   200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
College Misericordia, Dallas, PA for facilities and              310,000
 equipment for the NEPA Assistive Technology Research
 Institute...........................................
College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN, to                     254,250
 implement a rural health and technology
 demonstration project...............................
Collier County, Naples, FL to develop a health care              342,000
 access network for the under- and uninsured,
 including information technology upgrades...........
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO for                  300,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Columbia Memorial Hospital, Hudson, NY for health                150,000
 information systems.................................
Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH for a                 100,000
 telehealth project..................................
Columbus Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH for                   300,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Communi Care, Inc., Columbia, SC for health                      285,000
 information systems, facilities, and equipment......
Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico, Las              297,000
 Cruces, NM, for the Access to Healthcare Initiative.
Community College of Aurora, Aurora, CO for                      350,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Community College of Rhode Island, Lincoln, RI, for              210,000
 equipment and laboratory facilities for health care
 education...........................................
Community Dental Services, Albuquerque, NM for                   500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Community Health Care, Tacoma, WA for facilities and             425,000
 equipment...........................................
Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas,                     350,000
 Pittsburg, KS, for renovation and equipment.........
Community Health Center of the Black Hills, Rapid                339,750
 City, SD, for facilities and equipment..............
Community Health Centers in Iowa.....................          1,750,000
Community Health Centers of Arkansas, North Little               600,000
 Rock, AR, for an infrastructure development program.
Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region,                  100,000
 Bomoseen, VT, for equipment.........................
Community Health Works, Forsyth, GA for rural health              50,000
 care outreach.......................................
Community Home, Health & Hospice, Longview, WA, to               250,000
 implement a home health telemonitoring system.......
Community Hospital of Bremen, Bremen, IN for                     125,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Community Hospital TeleHealth Consortium, Lake                   300,000
 Charles, LA for a telehealth initiative.............
Community Medical Center, Missoula, MT, for                      280,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Community Medical Centers, Stockton, CA for                      225,000
 facilities and equipment for Gleason House..........
Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP),                   190,000
 Cranston, RI for facilities and equipment for dental
 care................................................
Connecticut Hospice, Inc., Branford, CT for health               300,000
 information systems.................................
Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX for               775,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Cooperative Education Service Agency 11 Rural Health             225,000
 Dental Clinic, Turtle Lake, WI for dental services..
Cooperative Telehealth Network, Portneuf Medical                 350,000
 Center, Pocatello, ID, to provide and improve
 distance healthcare access in southeast Idaho.......
Counseling Services of Addison County, Middlebury,               200,000
 VT, to implement an electronic medical record.......
County of Modoc Medical Center, Alturas, CA for                  150,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
County of Peoria, Peoria, IL, for facilities and                 250,000
 equipment...........................................
County of San Diego, CA Public Health Services for               286,000
 the purchase of equipment...........................
Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY for purchase of                    300,000
 equipment and improvement of electronic medical
 information.........................................
Crowder College-Nevada Campus, Nevada, MO for                    200,000
 facilities and equipment for the Moss Higher
 Education Center....................................
Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA for                    325,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center,                100,000
 Limestone, TN, for brain injury programs............
Culpeper Regional Hospital, Culpeper, VA, for                    200,000
 facility design, engineering and construction to
 expand the Emergency Department.....................
Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, TN for                    240,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH for              275,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, for training autism            175,000
 caregivers..........................................
Delaware Technical and Community College, Dover, DE              250,000
 for purchase of equipment...........................
Delta Dental of Iowa, Ankeny, IA, for a dental loan              150,000
 repayment program...................................
Delta Dental of South Dakota, Pierre, SD, to provide             200,000
 mobile dental health services.......................
Denver Health and Hospital Authority, Denver, CO for             450,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Des Moines University and Broadlawns Medical Center,             200,000
 Des Moines, IA for a mobile clinic..................
Desert Hot Springs, Downey, CA, to construct a                    80,000
 primary and urgent care medical clinic..............
Detroit Primary Care Access, Detroit, MI for health              375,000
 care information technology.........................
Dixie County, Cross City, FL for facilities and                   75,000
 equipment for the primary care facility.............
Dodge County Hospital, Eastman, GA for facilities and            100,000
 equipment...........................................
Drew County Memorial Hospital, Monticello, AR for                440,000
 facilities and equipment............................
DuBois Regional Medical Center, DuBois, PA for                   217,750
 purchase of equipment and electronic medical records
 upgrades............................................
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC for the                 350,000
 Metabolic Institute, including facilities and
 equipment...........................................
East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, NJ, for               635,000
 facilities and equipment............................
East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Knoxville, TN for            300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
East Tennessee State University College of Pharmacy,             250,000
 Johnson City, TN for facilities and equipment.......
Easter Seals Iowa, for construction and enhancement              300,000
 of a health care center.............................
Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Chicago, IL, for              550,000
 their therapeutic School and Center for Autism
 Research............................................
Easter Seals of Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana               200,000
 Counties, Youngstown, OH for facilities and
 equipment...........................................
Eastern Oklahoma State College, Wilburton, OK, for               100,000
 health information systems and pharmacy technology
 programs............................................
Eastern Shore Rural Health System Onley Community                120,000
 Health Center, Nassawadox, VA, for construction,
 renovation and equipment............................
Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, CA, for construction,             250,000
 renovations and equipment...........................
Eddy County, NM, for a regional substance abuse                  150,000
 rehabilitation center, including facilities and
 equipment...........................................
Edgemoor Hospital, Santee, CA for purchase of                    150,000
 equipment...........................................
Eisenhower Medical Center, Rancho Mirage, CA for                 150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
El Proyecto del Barrio, Arleta, CA for facilities and            490,000
 equipment at the Azusa Health Center, Azusa, CA.....
El Proyecto del Barrio, Winnetka, CA for health                  240,000
 information systems.................................
Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC              390,000
 for facilities and equipment for a science education
 building............................................
Elliot Health System, Manchester, NH, for a backup               200,000
 and support system for continuity of services.......
Emerson Hospital, Concord, MA for facilities and                 200,000
 equipment...........................................
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ             175,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Ephrata Community Hospital, Ephrata, PA, for                      90,000
 equipment...........................................
Excela Health, Mt. Pleasant, PA for facilities and               350,000
 equipment...........................................
Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, OH for                      397,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN for purchase              150,000
 of equipment........................................
Family and Children's Aid, Danbury, CT for facilities            275,000
 and equipment for the Harmony Center................
Family Behavioral Resources, Greensburg, PA for                  150,000
 community health outreach activities................
Family Center of the Northern Neck, Inc., White                  200,000
 Stone, VA for obstetric care services, including
 facilities and equipment............................
Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma,                       190,000
 Tishomingo, OK for facilities and equipment.........
Family Health Centers of San Diego, Inc., San Diego,              80,000
 CA, for construction, renovation and equipment......
Family HealthCare Network, Visalia, CA for electronic            200,000
 medical records upgrades............................
Family Medicine Spokane, Spokane, WA for rural                   150,000
 training assistance.................................
Fenway Community Health Center, Boston, MA, for                  210,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Fish River Rural Health, Eagle Lake, ME, for                     100,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, for                  400,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, Orlando,            150,000
 FL for facilities and equipment.....................
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL for             2,500,000
 facilities and equipment for the Autism Research and
 Treatment Center....................................
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL for purchase              400,000
 of equipment to support nursing programs............
Floyd Valley Hospital, Le Mars, IA for facilities and            100,000
 equipment...........................................
Fort Wayne, IN, for training of emergency medical                165,000
 personnel, including equipment purchase.............
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, for                   127,125
 equipment...........................................
Franklin County Medical Center, Preston, ID, for                 250,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Free Clinic of the Greater Menomonie Area, Inc,                   85,000
 Menomonie, WI, for equipment........................
Free Clinics of Iowa in Des Moines, to support a                 350,000
 network of free clinics.............................
Freeman Health System, Joplin, MO for purchase of                400,000
 equipment...........................................
Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA for             263,750
 facilities and equipment............................
Gardner Family Health Network, Inc., San Jose, CA for            300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Garfield Memorial Hospital, Panguitch, Utah, for                  84,750
 construction, renovation, and equipment of the
 emergency room and adjacent clinic..................
Gaston College, Health Education Institute, Dallas,              150,000
 NC for nurse training programs, including facilities
 and equipment.......................................
Gateway to Care, Houston, TX for health information              225,000
 technology..........................................
Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, for                       169,500
 construction and equipment..........................
Generations, Inc., Camden, NJ, for construction of a             380,000
 medical center......................................
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, for                  84,700
 rural health outreach and training..................
Gertrude A. Barber Center, Erie, PA for the Autism               162,000
 Early Identification Diagnostic and Treatment
 Center, including purchase of equipment.............
Glen Rose Medical Center, Glen Rose, TX for                      330,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale, CA for              375,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY for facilities             400,000
 and equipment.......................................
Glory House, Sioux Falls, SD, to construct a                     150,000
 methamphetamine treatment center....................
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville,               90,000
 PA, for medical outreach............................
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, PA,             90,000
 for equipment.......................................
Grady Health Systems, Atlanta, GA for electronic                 334,700
 medical records upgrades............................
Grandview Hospital, Dayton, OH for facilities and                250,000
 equipment...........................................
Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc.,                125,000
 Newburgh, NY for facilities and equipment...........
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, New                 350,000
 Bedford, MA for health information systems..........
Greene County, Waynesburg, PA, for a telemedicine                 90,000
 initiative..........................................
Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT for facilities and                   400,000
 equipment...........................................
Gritman Medical Center, Moscow, ID for facilities and            500,000
 equipment...........................................
Gundersen Lutheran Health System, West Union, IA for             250,000
 a mobile health unit................................
Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, WI, for a                170,000
 health information technology system................
Gunderson Lutheran, Decorah, IA for a Remote Fetal               300,000
 Monitoring Program, including purchase of equipment.
Halifax Regional Health System, South Boston, VA for             400,000
 an electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
Hamilton Community Health Network, Flint, MI for                 320,000
 health care information technology..................
Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA, for construction and              90,000
 equipment...........................................
Hampton University, Hampton, VA for health                       400,000
 professions training................................
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX for                 250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX for                 500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX for                 200,000
 facilities and equipment for an outpatient physical
 and occupational therapy center.....................
Harris County Hospital District, Houston, TX for                 415,000
 facilities and equipment for the diabetes program...
Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital, Stephenville,            140,000
 TX for facilities and equipment.....................
Hatzoloh EMS, Inc., Monsey, NY for purchase of                   200,000
 ambulances..........................................
Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, IA for                      375,000
 facilities and equipment for a health center........
Hazleton General Hospital, Hazleton, PA, for                      90,000
 equipment...........................................
Healing Tree Addiction Treatment Solutions, Inc.,                150,000
 Sterling, CO for facilities and equipment...........
HEALS Dental Clinic, Huntsville, AL for facilities                75,000
 and equipment.......................................
HealthCare Connection, Cincinnati, OH for an                     250,000
 electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, MN for health                  500,000
 information systems.................................
HealthHUB, South Royalton, VT, for equipment and                 100,000
 facilities..........................................
Heartland Community Health Clinic, Peoria, IL for                300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Heartland Partnership, Peoria, IL, for construction              400,000
 of a cancer research laboratory.....................
Hektoen Institute for Medical Research Beloved                   400,000
 Community Wellness Program, Chicago, IL for
 facilities and equipment............................
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI for            100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Helene Fuld College of Nursing, NY, for construction,            100,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Henry Ford Health System, Flint, MI, for training in             295,000
 advanced techniques.................................
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Valencia, CA               200,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Heritage Valley Health System, Beaver, PA, for                    90,000
 construction........................................
Hidalgo Medical Services Inc., Lordsburg, NM, for                750,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment for a
 Community Health Center in Silver City, New Mexico..
Highland Community Hospital, Picayune, MS for health             440,000
 information systems.................................
Highlands County, Sebring, FL for facilities and                 425,000
 equipment for the veterans service office...........
Hilo Medical Center, HI, for a medical robotics                  100,000
 training lab........................................
Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago, IL, for equipment......          1,000,000
Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD, for equipment            375,000
Holy Name Hospital, Teaneck, NJ for facilities and               175,000
 equipment...........................................
Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, PA,               90,000
 for construction....................................
Holy Rosary Healthcare, Miles City, MT, for a tele-              175,000
 radiology program...................................
Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA, for equipment...             90,000
Holyoke Hospital, Holyoke, MA, for equipment.........            185,000
Home Nursing Agency, Altoona, PA, for telehealth                 100,000
 services, including purchase of equipment...........
Hood River County, Hood River, OR, for construction              295,000
 of an integrated health care facility...............
Hormel Foundation, Austin, MN for facilities and                 425,000
 equipment for the cancer research center............
Hospice Care Plus, Berea, KY, for construction,                  127,125
 renovation, and equipment...........................
Hospice of Northwest Ohio Toledo Center, Toledo, OH              125,000
 for health information systems......................
Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH for a              150,000
 pediatric care program..............................
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, for                  500,000
 expansion and modernization of its clinical
 facilities..........................................
Houston County Hospital District, Crockett, TX for               200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Howard Community College, Columbia, MD for facilities            300,000
 and equipment for radiologic technology.............
Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville,            325,000
 AL for facilities and equipment.....................
Hudson Headwaters Health Network, Inc., Glens Falls,             100,000
 NY for health information systems...................
Humility of Mary Health Partners, Youngstown, OH for             200,000
 health information technology.......................
Humphreys County Memorial Hospital, Belzoni, MS for              175,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ for                     645,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Hunter's Hope Foundation, Orchard Park, NY, including            600,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Huntridge Teen Center and Nevada Dental Association,             275,000
 Las Vegas, NV, to purchase equipment and coordinate
 care for the Huntridge Dental Clinic................
Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL for facilities               200,000
 and equipment.......................................
Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI for health                      320,000
 information systems.................................
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID for the                    250,000
 Advanced Clinical Simulation Laboratory, including
 facilities and equipment............................
Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL for                 250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Illinois Primary Health Care Association,                        600,000
 Springfield, IL for health information systems for
 clinic sites across the State.......................
India Community Center, Milpitas, CA for facilities              300,000
 and equipment for the medical clinic................
Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA, for                 90,000
 services expansion..................................
Indiana University Bloomington, IN for facilities and             75,000
 equipment for the School of Nursing.................
Indiana University School of Medicine, Gary, IN for              525,000
 facilities and equipment for the Northwest Indiana
 Health Research Institute...........................
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis,             150,000
 IN for facilities and equipment.....................
Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN for                  75,000
 facilities and equipment for the School of Nursing..
Inland Behavioral Health Services, Inc., San                     500,000
 Bernardino, CA for facilities and equipment.........
Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA, for                       100,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Institute for Family Health, New Paltz, NY for health            100,000
 information systems across all eight academic health
 centers.............................................
Institute for Research and Rehabilitation, Houston,              200,000
 TX for purchase of equipment........................
INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City, OK for a telemedicine            200,000
 demonstration.......................................
INTEGRIS Health, Oklahoma City, OK, for statewide                100,000
 digital radiology equipment.........................
Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT for an              170,000
 electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
Iowa Caregivers Association, for training and support            300,000
 of certified nurse assistants.......................
Jackson Medical Mall Foundation, Jackson, MS, for                150,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, for Southern              250,000
 Institute for Mental Health Research and Training...
Jameson Hospital, New Castle, PA for facilities and              304,000
 equipment...........................................
Jasper Memorial Hospital, Monticello, GA for                      40,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Jefferson County, AL for the Senior Citizens'                    300,000
 Centers, including facilities and equipment.........
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Nursing School,              1,000,000
 Pine Bluff, AR for facilities and equipment.........
Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA,                90,000
 for equipment.......................................
Jenkins County GA Hospital, Millen, GA for facilities            275,000
 and equipment.......................................
Jewish Renaissance Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ,              190,000
 for construction, renovation and equipment..........
John Wesley Community Health Institute, Bell Gardens,            150,000
 CA for facilities and equipment for the Bell Gardens
 Health Center.......................................
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, to expand               250,000
 the Critical Event Preparedness and Response program
Johnson Memorial Hospital, Stafford Springs, CT for              250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Johnston Memorial Hospital, Smithfield, NC for                   320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI for            350,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Kane Community Hospital, Kane, PA, for equipment.....             90,000
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, for equipment            500,000
 for the Midwest Institute for Comparative Stem Cell
 Biology.............................................
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, for medical            250,000
 equipment...........................................
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD for                     450,000
 facilities and equipment for the International
 Center for Spinal Cord Injury facility..............
Kenosha Community Health Center, Kenosha, WI, for                170,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Kent State University Stark Campus, North Canton, OH             500,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Kent State University, Ashtabula, OH for facilities              400,000
 and equipment.......................................
Kilmichael Hospital, Kilmichael, MS for facilities               175,000
 and equipment.......................................
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA for                 225,000
 facilities, equipment and curriculum for an advanced
 medical simulation instruction center...............
Knox Community Hospital, Mount Vernon, OH for                    275,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Kootenai Medical Center, Sandpoint, ID, to continue              250,000
 providing and improving distance healthcare access
 in north Idaho......................................
La Clinica de la Raza, Oakland, CA for facilities and            300,000
 equipment for the San Antonio Neighborhood Health
 Center..............................................
La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL for                   225,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA              500,000
 for the Drug Information Center.....................
Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH for a health            100,000
 information training program, including facilities
 and equipment.......................................
Lakeshore Foundation, Birmingham, AL, for                        508,500
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX for the Community and             150,000
 University Partnership Service, including facilities
 and equipment.......................................
Lamoille Community Health Services, Morrisville, VT,              75,000
 for rural outreach activities.......................
Lanai Women's Center, Lanai City, HI for facilities              140,000
 and equipment.......................................
Lane County, Eugene, Oregon, for construction,                   127,000
 renovation, and equipment of the Springfield
 Community Health Center.............................
Laurens County Health Care System, Clinton, SC for an            100,000
 electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
Lawrence Hospital Center, Bronxville, NY for                     225,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, Memphis, TN,               400,000
 for construction, renovation, and equipment.........
Le Mars Dialysis Center, LeMars, IA, for                         200,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
League Against Cancer, Miami, FL for purchase of                 200,000
 equipment...........................................
Legacy Health System, Portland, Oregon, for                       84,700
 telemedicine equipment..............................
Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown,             90,000
 PA, for construction................................
Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL, to               295,000
 purchase and equip a mobile health clinic to serve
 rural areas.........................................
Liberty County, FL, Bristol, FL for facilities and               350,000
 equipment for a medical facility....................
Liberty Regional Medical Center, Hinesville, GA for              200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
LifeBridge Health of Baltimore, MD, to implement the             425,000
 Computerized Physician Order Entry Initiative.......
Limestone Community Care, Inc. Medical Clinic,                    75,000
 Elkmont, AL for facilities and equipment............
Lincoln Community Health Center, Durham, NC for                  200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY              225,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Lodi Memorial Hospital, Lodi, CA for a telehealth                175,000
 project.............................................
Loretto, Syracuse, NY for facilities and equipment               250,000
 for elderly health care and skilled nursing programs
Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, Los Angeles, CA for            275,000
 facilities and equipment in the Lowman Center.......
Lou Ruvo Alzheimer's Institute, Las Vegas, NV, for               339,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Louisville Metro Department of Public Works,                     250,000
 Louisville, KY for facilities and equipment for a
 mobile health unit..................................
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County,                     150,000
 Willingboro, NJ for purchase of equipment...........
Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell, MA for                   240,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Loyola University Health System, Maywood, IL for                 400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA for            320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Madison Center, South Bend, IN for facilities and                150,000
 equipment for a clinic for attention deficit
 hyperactivity disorder..............................
Madison Community Health Center, Madison, WI, for                275,000
 equipment...........................................
Madison County Memorial Hospital, Rexburg, ID for                250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Madison County, Virginia City, MT for facilities and             300,000
 equipment...........................................
Madison St. Joseph Health Center, Madisonville, TX               120,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, for              90,000
 equipment...........................................
Magee-Women's Research Institute and Foundation,                  90,000
 Pittsburgh, PA, for equipment.......................
Maine Center for Marine Biotechnology, Gulf of Maine             140,000
 Research Institute, Portland, ME for facilities and
 equipment...........................................
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth, ME, for                147,500
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Maine Primary Care Association, Augusta, ME for                  190,000
 health information systems in community health
 centers across the State............................
Maliheh Free Clinic, Salt Lake City, Utah, for                    50,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Manchester Memorial Hospital, Manchester, CT for                 300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Marana Health Center, Marana, AZ for facilities and              125,000
 equipment...........................................
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, Hamilton, MT, for                 240,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Marcus Institute, Atlanta, GA, for equipment.........            184,700
Marian Community Hospital, Carbondale, PA, for                    90,000
 equipment...........................................
Marias Medical Center, Shelby, MT for purchase of                200,000
 equipment...........................................
Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, MI for                    450,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, for a dental                210,000
 health outreach program.............................
Marshall University, WV, for the Bioengineering and            1,575,000
 Biomanufacturing Institute..........................
Marshall University, WV, for the construction of a             2,925,000
 patient care and clinical training site in
 Southwestern West Virginia..........................
Marshall University, WV, for the Virtual Colonoscopy           1,420,000
 Outreach Program....................................
Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center,                        400,000
 Marshalltown, IA for high resolution medical
 imaging, including purchase of equipment............
Mary Scott Nursing Center, Dayton, OH for facilities             500,000
 and equipment.......................................
Maryland Hospital Association, Elkridge, MD, for the             450,000
 Nursing Career Lattice Program......................
Maryland State Dental Association, Columbia, MD for              150,000
 facilities and equipment for mobile dental care
 units...............................................
Maryville University, St. Louis, MO for facilities               200,000
 and equipment at the Center for Science and Health
 Professions.........................................
Mason County Board of Health, Maysville, KY for                  400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health                     350,000
 Sciences, Worcester, MA for health information
 technology systems..................................
Maui Community Health Center, HI, for construction,              800,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Maui Economic Development Board, HI, for the Lanai               100,000
 Women's Initiative..................................
Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, TN for facilities             400,000
 and equipment.......................................
McKinley County, New Mexico, Gallup, NM, for                     960,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment of the
 dialysis center.....................................
Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA, for                      90,000
 construction and equipment..........................
Medical Education Development Consortium, Scranton,              847,500
 PA, for construction................................
Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN for facilities            500,000
 and equipment.......................................
Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont,            200,000
 TX for facilities and equipment.....................
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, TX for              200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston, TX for             140,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Memorial Hospital of Laramie County, Cheyenne, WY,               360,000
 for design of the Comprehensive Community Cancer
 Center..............................................
Memorial Hospital, York, PA, for information                      90,000
 technology equipment................................
Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Memphis, TN, for                    400,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment at the
 research park.......................................
Mendocino Coast District Hospital, Fort Bragg, CA for            500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, Keshena, WI for             400,000
 facilities and equipment for the Family Wellness
 Center..............................................
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Toledo, OH for                  200,000
 facilities and equipment for the continuing
 professional education division.....................
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, PA, for equipment..             90,000
Mercy Health Foundation, Durango, CO for facilities              300,000
 and equipment for a community health clinic.........
Mercy Health Partners, Scranton, PA, for equipment...             90,000
Mercy Hospital Grayling, Grayling, MI for facilities             125,000
 and equipment.......................................
Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, for             90,000
 equipment...........................................
Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, MD, for equipment.........            750,000
Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, NY for facilities and                   200,000
 equipment...........................................
Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA for facilities and             200,000
 equipment...........................................
Mercy Medical Center, Springfield, MA, for equipment.            190,000
Mercy Medical Center-House of Mercy, Des Moines, IA              500,000
 for facilities and equipment related to substance
 abuse...............................................
Mercy Memorial Hospital, Monroe, MI for facilities               200,000
 and equipment.......................................
Mercy Ministries Health Center, Laredo, TX for a                 200,000
 mobile health unit..................................
Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, PA for                      450,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia,              700,000
 CA for facilities and equipment.....................
Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, for renovation               424,000
 and equipment.......................................
Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX for purchase of                  375,000
 equipment...........................................
Metro Health, Cleveland, OH, for The Northeast Ohio               84,750
 Senior Health and Wellness Center...................
Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY for facilities               100,000
 and equipment.......................................
MetroWest Medical Center Framingham Union Hospital,              100,000
 Framingham, MA for facilities and equipment for
 interpreting services...............................
Miami Beach Community Health Center, Miami Beach, FL             150,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Mid Valley Hospital, Peckville, PA, for equipment,                90,000
 construction and renovation.........................
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN              250,000
 for facilities and equipment for the school of
 nursing.............................................
Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA for                      200,000
 facilities and equipment for the health education
 programs............................................
Middletown Regional Hospital, Middletown, OH for                 100,000
 facilities and equipment for the Greentree Science
 Academy in Franklin, OH.............................
Mid-Ohio FoodBank, Columbus, OH for facilities and               200,000
 equipment...........................................
Miles Community College, Miles City, MT for the                  350,000
 Pathways to Careers in Healthcare initiative........
Minot State University, Minot, ND, to monitor and                420,000
 treat individuals with autism spectrum disorder in
 rural areas with limited access to health
 professionals.......................................
Mission Hospitals, Asheville, NC for facilities and              200,000
 equipment...........................................
Mississippi Primary Health Care Association, Jackson,            400,000
 MS,.................................................
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS,             250,000
 for the Tissue Engineering Research Center..........
Missouri Delta Medical Center, Sikeston, MO for                  200,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Monongahela Valley Hospital, Monongahela, PA, for                 90,000
 equipment...........................................
Monroe Clinic, Monroe, WI for health care information            300,000
 technology..........................................
Monroe County Hospital, Forsyth, GA for facilities                45,000
 and equipment.......................................
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY for health                  140,000
 information systems.................................
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians, Pike                 100,000
 Road, AL for construction of facilities to serve the
 disabled............................................
Monticello, Utah, to provide preventive screening for             84,750
 Monticello Mill Legacy..............................
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY to improve               300,000
 rural health........................................
Morris Heights Health Center, Inc., Bronx, NY for                125,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Morton Hospital and Medical Center, Taunton, MA for              350,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton, PA, for equipment...             90,000
Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA for              251,750
 facilities and equipment............................
Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL, for                 340,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Mount Vernon Hospital, Mount Vernon, NY for                      300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA for               525,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Mountain State University, Beckley, WV, for the                3,240,000
 construction of the Allied Health Technology Tower..
Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Greenville, KY for                150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine,                       90,000
 Philadelphia, PA, to develop three models of
 integrative programs of clinical excellence.........
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver,             500,000
 CO, for facilities and equipment....................
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT for            100,000
 facilities and equipment for the nursing program....
Nebraska Hospital Association Research and Education             475,000
 Foundation, Lincoln, NE for a telehealth
 demonstration, including purchase of equipment......
Nevada Rural Hospital Partners, Reno, NV, to expand              450,000
 and enhance a rural telemedicine project............
New Hampshire Community Health Centers, Concord, NH,             400,000
 for construction, renovation, and equipment.........
New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency          1,000,000
 Preparedness, New Orleans, LA, for equipment and
 supplies for a mobile medical hospital..............
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old                    430,000
 Westbury, NY for disease management and patient
 advocacy programs, including purchase of equipment..
New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY for                 500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY, for cardiac care             600,000
 telemetry...........................................
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ for                290,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Newark, NY for                  750,000
 facilities improvements and digital health care
 equipment...........................................
Newport Hospital, Newport, RI for facilities and                 300,000
 equipment...........................................
Newton Memorial Hospital, Newton, NJ for purchase of             150,000
 equipment...........................................
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara Falls,            500,000
 NY for facilities and equipment.....................
Noble Hospital, Westfield, MA, for construction,                 170,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Norman Regional Health System, Norman, OK for                    640,000
 telehealth and electronic medical records
 initiatives.........................................
North Country Children's Clinic, Inc., Watertown, NY,            500,000
 for construction and renovation.....................
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, to expand a            850,000
 statewide telepharmacy project......................
North General Hospital, New York, NY, for                        700,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Northcentral Montana Healthcare Alliance, Great                  175,000
 Falls, MT, for health information technology........
NorthEast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.,               300,000
 Cleveland, OH for facilities and equipment..........
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI             175,000
 for a mobile health clinic..........................
Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute,                   90,000
 Scranton, PA, to connect the eighteen regional
 hospitals with state and federal medical experts
 during incident response and recovery...............
Northern Dutchess Hospital, Rhinebeck, NY for health             200,000
 information technology systems......................
Northern Larimer County Health District, Fort                     85,000
 Collins, CO, for the Acute Mental Health and
 Detoxification Facility.............................
Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, ME,              107,500
 for construction, renovation, and equipment.........
Northern Virginia Urban League, Alexandria, VA, for              150,000
 services and equipment to promote healthy pregnancy
 outcomes in the Northern Virginia region............
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, NY for               100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Northland Medical Center, Princeton, MN for purchase             350,000
 of equipment........................................
Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.,             125,000
 Steamboat Springs, CO, to construct and equip a
 community health clinic.............................
Northwest Community Health Care, Pascoag, RI for                 450,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA,            1,000,000
 for a Community Health Education and Simulation
 Center..............................................
Northwest Hospital Intermediate Care Unit,                       125,000
 Randallstown, MD for facilities and equipment.......
Northwest Hospital, Baltimore, MD, for equipment.....            375,000
Northwest Kidney Centers, Seattle, WA for facilities             290,000
 and equipment.......................................
Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID for                     450,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Northwest Research and Education Institute, Billings,            280,000
 MT, to create a continuing medical education program
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL for                  375,000
 facilities and equipment for Prentice Women's
 Hospital............................................
NYU School of Medicine, NY, NY, for the Basic                    900,000
 Research and Imaging Program........................
Oakland University School of Nursing, Rochester, MI              350,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Oaklawn Adult Group Home, Goshen, IN for facilities              150,000
 and equipment.......................................
Oakwood Healthcare System Foundation, Dearborn, MI               200,000
 for facilities and equipment for the Western Wayne
 Family Health Center................................
Ocean Beach Hospital, Ilwaco, WA for a telepharmacy              550,000
 program.............................................
Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, SC, to design,                  84,750
 develop, and implement a community-wide health
 information exchange system.........................
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center,               234,750
 Columbus, OH for James Cancer Survivorship Center
 for construction of facilities......................
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, for the Appalachian               200,000
 Healthcare Screening Program........................
Ohio Valley General Hospital, McKees Rocks, PA, for               90,000
 equipment...........................................
Oklahoma Foundation for Kidney Disease, Oklahoma                  85,750
 City, OK, for telehealth applications...............
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Oklahoma            100,000
 City, OK, for construction, renovation, and
 equipment of a Biotech Research Tower...............
Oklahoma State University, Center for Health                     100,000
 Sciences, Tulsa, OK, for mobile health clinics......
Oklahoma University College of Medicine--Tulsa,                  150,000
 Tulsa, OK for facilities and equipment..............
Olympic Community Action Program, Port Angeles, WA                50,000
 for facilities and equipment for the OlyCAP Oral
 Health Center.......................................
Orange County Government, Orlando, FL, for health                169,500
 information technology equipment....................
Oregon Coast Community College, Newport, OR for                  134,700
 facilities and equipment for health professions
 education...........................................
Osceola County Health Department, Poinciana, FL for              200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Osceola Medical Center, Osceola, WI for facilities               150,000
 and equipment.......................................
Ottumwa Regional Health Center, Ottumwa, IA, for                 400,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ, for              600,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, NY            350,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Owensboro Medical Center, Owensboro, KY, for                     127,125
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen, NJ for                   275,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Palmetto Health Foundation, Columbia, SC for                   1,000,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Parkland Health Center, Farmington, MO for facilities            200,000
 and equipment.......................................
Passavant Area Hospital, Jacksonville, IL for                    250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center, Richmond, KY             250,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Pee Dee Healthy Start, Florence, SC for programs to               88,000
 improve maternal and child health...................
Peninsula Hospital Center, New York, NY for health               320,000
 information systems.................................
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center/College              169,500
 of Medicine, Hershey, PA, for construction..........
People, Inc., Williamsville, NY for electronic health            400,000
 records upgrades....................................
Peralta Community College, Oakland, CA for facilities            300,000
 and equipment for the nursing program at Highland
 Hospital............................................
Person Memorial Hospital, Roxboro, NC for facilities             340,000
 and equipment.......................................
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,                     90,000
 Philadelphia, PA, for equipment.....................
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, GA, to                   84,700
 partner with Dougherty County School System to
 implement a pilot program to promote healthy
 lifestyles in school children.......................
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ for health              300,000
 information systems.................................
Piedmont Access to Health Services, Inc. (PATHS),                145,000
 Danville, VA, for construction, renovation and
 equipment...........................................
Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg, PA, for                       90,000
 construction........................................
Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Springfield,             380,000
 MA, for the construction of biomedical research
 facilities..........................................
Placer County, Auburn, CA for construction of the                400,000
 Children's Health Center/Emergency Shelter..........
Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, PA, for                  90,000
 construction........................................
Pointe Coupee Better Access Community Health, New                350,000
 Roads, LA for facilities and equipment..............
Ponce Center of Autism, Municipality of Ponce, PR for            225,000
 facilities and equipment at the Autism Center.......
Powell County Medical Center, Deer Lodge, MT for                 100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Powell Valley Health Care, Powell, WY for electronic             400,000
 information technology..............................
Prairie Star Health Center, Hutchinson, KS for                   200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Preston Memorial Hospital, Kingwood, WV for                      300,000
 information technology equipment....................
Primary Care Association of HI, for construction,              1,000,000
 renovation, equipment, disability services and
 outreach at the State's health centers..............
Project Access Spokane, Spokane, WA for healthcare               200,000
 delivery to low income residents....................
ProMedica Continuing Care Service Corporation,                   163,000
 Adrian, MI for a telemedicine initiative............
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin, IL for                     300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Providence Community Health Centers, Providence, RI,             255,000
 for construction....................................
Providence Health System, Anchorage, AK to improve               200,000
 services in underserved regions.....................
Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, for                  350,000
 telehealth upgrades.................................
Providence Telehealth Network Rural Outreach Program,            250,000
 Spokane, WA, for equipment..........................
Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY for facilities and            200,000
 equipment...........................................
Quebrada Health Center, Municipality of Camuy, PR for            125,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Quincy Valley Medical Center, Quincy, WA for                     150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Rancho Santiago Community College District, Santa                240,000
 Ana, CA for facilities and equipment for a medical
 education complex in Garden Grove, CA...............
Rapid City Area School District 51/4, Rapid City, SD,             84,750
 for construction, renovation, and equipment for a
 school-based health clinic..........................
Reading Hospital and Medical Center, West Reading,                90,000
 PA, for equipment...................................
Reading Hospital School of Nursing, West Reading, PA             200,000
 for nurse training programs including facilities and
 equipment...........................................
Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington,              90,000
 Washington, PA, for construction and renovation at
 Washington Hospital.................................
Reformed Presbyterian Women's Association,                       320,000
 Pittsburgh, PA for facilities and equipment for a
 skilled nursing facility............................
Regional Children's Hospital, Johnson City, TN for               100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Rhode Island Quality Institute, Providence, RI for               900,000
 health information technology in conjunction with
 Rhode Island mental health organizations............
Rice University, Houston, TX, for equipment for the              375,000
 Collaborative Research Center.......................
Rio Arriba County, Espanola, NM for facilities and               750,000
 equipment for the Health Commons....................
Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno                 600,000
 Valley, CA for facilities and equipment.............
Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno                 140,000
 Valley, CA for facilities and equipment.............
Riverside Health System, Newport News, VA for the                150,000
 Patient Navigator Program...........................
Riverside Healthcare, Kankakee, IL, for a                        295,000
 computerized physician order entry system...........
Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY, for heart             250,000
 failure equipment and training......................
Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY for facilities and              390,000
 equipment...........................................
Roper/Saint Francis Healthcare, Charleston, SC, for              169,500
 the expansion initiative for construction,
 renovation, and equipment...........................
Rosebud Inter-facility Transport, Rosebud, SD, for               200,000
 purchase of emergency vehicles and equipment........
Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud, SD for facilities and              800,000
 equipment...........................................
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY for                   440,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Rural Health Technology Consortium for facilities and            200,000
 equipment...........................................
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Sauk City, WI,               190,000
 for health information technology...................
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL for                  225,000
 facilities and equipment for the Center for Advanced
 Medical Response....................................
Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa for a               625,000
 Tribal Health Care Clinic...........................
Sacred Heart Hospital of Allentown, Allentown, PA,                90,000
 for equipment.......................................
Saginaw Valley State University, University Center,              350,000
 MI for purchase of equipment........................
Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD, for equipment...            750,000
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise, ID,              250,000
 for rural emergency medical services training and
 equipment...........................................
Saint Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK, for                   100,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment of a Level
 II Newborn Nursery..................................
Saint Croix Regional Family Health Center,                       137,500
 Princeston, ME, for construction, renovation, and
 equipment...........................................
Saint Francis Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, for                    255,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA, for equipment.             90,000
Saint Joseph's Hospital, Nashua, NH, for the Patient             589,000
 Focused Technology Initiative.......................
Saint Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ, to purchase and            423,750
 equip a mobile prenatal clinic for the MoMobile
 program.............................................
Saint Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, for              847,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment of the
 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Expansion..............
Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX, for                175,000
 equipment for the Neuroscience Center...............
Saint Luke's Hospital, Allentown, PA, for                         90,000
 construction and equipment..........................
Saint Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, PA,              90,000
 for equipment.......................................
Saint Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA, for health              90,000
 outreach programs...................................
Saint Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital, Mount Vernon,              450,000
 IL, for equipment...................................
Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids, MI for an                150,000
 electronic health records initiative, including
 equipment...........................................
Saint Mary's Hospital Incorporated, Waterbury, CT,               550,000
 for construction, renovation and equipment..........
Saint Mary's Medical Center, Lewiston, ME, for                   162,500
 equipment...........................................
Saint Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center,               320,000
 Missoula, MT, to implement an electronic medical
 records system......................................
Saint Peter's Hospital, Helena, MT, for construction,            120,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Saint Vincent Healthcare Foundation, Billings, MT,               600,000
 for a feasibility study on the establishment of the
 Montana Children's Hospital Network.................
Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe, NM,             750,000
 for construction, renovation, and equipment.........
Sam Rogers Health Clinic, Kansas City, MO for                    320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
San Antonio Hospital Foundation, Upland, CA for                  550,000
 facilities and equipment............................
San Diego County, Santee, CA, to purchase equipment              420,000
 for Edgemoor Hospital renovation....................
San Francisco Medical Center Outpatient Improvement              450,000
 Programs, Inc., San Francisco, CA for facilities and
 equipment...........................................
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, Alamosa, CO,            170,000
 for health information technology...................
San Mateo County, Redwood City, CA for facilities and            450,000
 equipment for the San Mateo Medical Center Emergency
 Department..........................................
San Ysidro Health Center, San Ysidro, CA for                     100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Sandoval County, Bernalillo, NM for a telemedicine               200,000
 initiative, including purchase of equipment.........
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, Orange, CA for                     390,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, IN for facilities               400,000
 and equipment.......................................
Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, NC for                   300,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA for                  1,500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon, PA, for                    90,000
 equipment...........................................
Sharp Rehabilitation Services, San Diego, CA for                 200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Shasta Community Health Center, Redding, CA for                  150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Shawano County Rural Health Initiative, Shawano, WI               75,000
 for rural health care...............................
Shodair Children's Hospital, Helena, MT, for project             120,000
 Cancer Genetics.....................................
Sidney Health Center, Sidney, MT for purchase of                 300,000
 equipment...........................................
Sierra Nevada Memorial Foundation, Grass Valley, CA              350,000
 for an electronic health records initiative.........
Sierra Vista Hospital, Truth or Consequences, NM, for            750,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
Sistersville General Hospital, Sisterville, WV for               250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, Milwaukee,             275,000
 WI, for renovations.................................
Skagit Valley Hospital Cancer Care Center, Mount                 425,000
 Vernon, WA for facilities and equipment.............
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA,              90,000
 for emergency department expansion..................
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA            200,000
 for purchase of equipment...........................
Somerset Hospital, Somerset, PA, for equipment.......             90,000
Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, NJ for                      500,000
 electronic health records upgrades..................
South Broward Hospital District, Hollywood, FL for               275,000
 facilities and equipment............................
South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council, Columbia, SC for                185,000
 health outreach.....................................
South Carolina Office of Rural Health, Lexington, SC,            169,500
 for an electronic medical records system............
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, for                300,000
 construction of a pharmacy education space..........
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, to                 350,000
 construct the Center for Accelerated Design, Screen,
 and Development of Biomaterials.....................
South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY for             320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA for                     400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
South Sound Health Communication Network, Tacoma, WA,            200,000
 for a community Health Record Bank..................
Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY for facilities             500,000
 and equipment.......................................
Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK, to purchase            1,000,000
 equipment for the Primary Care Center in Anchorage,
 Alaska..............................................
Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Dothan, AL for                 350,000
 facilities and equipment for the Southeast Regional
 Cancer Screening Program............................
Southeast Community College, Cumberland, KY for                  100,000
 facilities and equipment for an allied health
 training center.....................................
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX for                    325,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Southern Vermont Recreation Center Foundation,                   125,000
 Springfield, VT for facilities and equipment for a
 medical rehabilitation unit.........................
Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis, TN               320,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
St James Hospital and Health Centers, Chicago                    225,000
 Heights, IL for facilities and equipment for the
 Olympia Fields campus...............................
St. Agnes Hospital, Fresno, CA for purchase of                   160,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA for facilities             550,000
 and equipment.......................................
St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, NY for                  100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Anthony Hospital, Chicago, IL for facilities and             440,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers, Hammond, IN for             275,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Bernard Health Center, Inc., Chalmette, LA for             1,350,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernardino, CA for            700,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Camillus Health and Rehabilitation Center,                   400,000
 Syracuse, NY for the brain injury program, including
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Catharine College, St. Catharine, KY for the                 175,000
 allied health science program, including facilities
 and equipment.......................................
St. Charles Parish, LaPlace, LA for purchase of                  150,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA for facilities and            500,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead, KY for             200,000
 facilities construction.............................
St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Utica, NY for                      425,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Francis Hospital, Escanaba, MI for facilities and            125,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, NJ for                      250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. James Parish Hospital, Lutcher, LA for facilities            440,000
 and equipment.......................................
St. John's North Shore Hospital, Harrison Township,              200,000
 MI for facilities and equipment.....................
St. Joseph of the Pines, Southern Pines, NC for an               100,000
 electronic health records system....................
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, IN               300,000
 for health care information technology..............
St. Joseph's Hospital Mercy Care Services, Atlanta,              400,000
 GA for health information technology................
St. Joseph's Hospital, Buckhannon, WV for facilities             100,000
 and equipment.......................................
St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah, GA for facilities               275,000
 and equipment.......................................
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ               320,000
 for health information technology...................
St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Savannah, GA for             250,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown, PA for               425,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, Ltd. Boise, ID               500,000
 for purchase of equipment...........................
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Langhorne, PA for            100,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Mary Medical Center, Apple Valley, CA for the                500,000
 electronic intensive care unit......................
St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, Grand Junction, CO               440,000
 for facilities and equipment for the Saccomanno
 Education Center....................................
St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, WI for facilties and               200,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntington, WV for                    450,000
 facilities and equipment for the Center for
 Education...........................................
St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, NV for                 400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center,                 300,000
 Missoula, MT for an electronic medical records
 system..............................................
St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, Albany, NY for                  320,000
 facilities and equipment for the St. Peter's Breast
 Center..............................................
St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL for                   500,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Vincent Hospital, Billings, MT for facilities and            400,000
 equipment...........................................
St. Vincent's Charity Hospital, Cleveland, OH for                450,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT for                 425,000
 facilities and equipment............................
St. Xavier University, Chicago, IL for facilities and            200,000
 equipment...........................................
Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT for facilities and               375,000
 equipment...........................................
Stark Prescription Assistance Network, Canton, OH for            150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO for                    350,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Stewart-Marchman Center, Inc., Daytona Beach, FL for             150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Stone Soup Group, Anchorage, AK, to continue and                 200,000
 expand services to Alaskans with autism in Alaska...
Stony Point Ambulance Corps, Stony Point, NY for                 400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Straub Hospital Burn Center, HI, for health                      100,000
 professions training in burn treatment..............
Summers County Commission, Hinton, WV for facilities             280,000
 and equipment for the Appalachian Regional
 Healthcare Hospital.................................
Susquehanna Health System, Williamsport, PA, for                  90,000
 equipment...........................................
Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL for facilities            250,000
 and equipment.......................................
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA, for                         200,000
 construction, renovation and equipment..............
Sylvan Grove Hospital, Jackson, GA for facilities and             50,000
 equipment...........................................
Tangipahoa Parish, Loranger, LA for facilities and               100,000
 equipment...........................................
Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX for the              200,000
 Rural Nursing Education Program, including purchase
 of equipment........................................
Tarrant County Infant Mortality Task Force, Ft.                  100,000
 Worth, TX for education and outreach programs.......
Taylor Regional Hospital, Hawkinsville, GA for                    55,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Temple Health and Bioscience Economic Development                350,000
 District, Temple, TX for facilities and equipment...
Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA,               169,500
 for construction and renovation.....................
Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, for                   200,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment of an animal
 research facility for biomedical research...........
Teton Valley Hospital and Surgicenter, Driggs, ID for            250,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Texas A&M; University--Kingsville, Kingsville, TX for             240,000
 facilities and equipment for a research facility....
Texas A&M; University, College Station, TX, for                   225,000
 equipment in the Michael E. DeBakey Institute.......
Texas Health Institute, Austin, TX, for equipment for            200,000
 an emergency communications demonstration project...
Texas Institute for Genomic Medicine, College                    125,000
 Station, TX for facilities and equipment............
Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, for the National              175,000
 Center for Human Performance........................
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso            550,000
 and Lubbock, TX for facilities and equipment for the
 West Texas Center for Influenza Research, Education
 and Treatment.......................................
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center,                    100,000
 Lubbock, TX for health professionals training,
 including facilities and equipment..................
The Idaho Caring Foundation, Inc., Boise, ID for oral            300,000
 health services for low-income children.............
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus,              200,000
 OH for facilities and equipment.....................
The Village Network Boys' Village Campus, Wooster, OH            500,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Thomas Jefferson University Breast Cancer Center,                469,500
 Philadelphia, PA for facilities and equipment.......
Thomason General Hospital, El Paso, TX for facilities            400,000
 and equipment.......................................
Thundermist Health Center, Woonsocket, RI for health             500,000
 information technology..............................
Tohono O'odham Nation, Sells, AZ for facilities and              125,000
 equipment for its diabetes and dialysis program.....
Toledo Children's Hospital, Toledo, OH for facilities            100,000
 and equipment for a palliative care program.........
Tomorrow's Child/Michigan SIDS, Lansing, MI for                  200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Toumey Health Care System, Sumter, SC, for equipment.             84,750
Touro University, Henderson, NV, for construction and            600,000
 equipment for the Center for Autism Spectrum
 Disorders...........................................
Town of Argo, AL for facilities and equipment for the            100,000
 Senior Citizens' Center for Health and Wellness.....
Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix,              923,750
 AZ for facilities and equipment.....................
Transylvania Community Hospital, Inc., Brevard, NC               275,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Trinitas Health Foundation, Elizabeth, NJ, for                   150,000
 construction, equipment and renovation..............
Trinity County, Weaverville, CA, for renovation and               80,000
 equipment to Mountain Community Medical Services....
Tulare District Hospital, Tulare, CA for an                      150,000
 electronic medical record system....................
Tuomey Healthcare System, Sumter, SC for health                  250,000
 information systems.................................
Twin City Hospital, Dennison, OH for facilities and              325,000
 equipment...........................................
Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone, PA, for equipment...........             90,000
Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN for health                       200,000
 information technology..............................
Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, PA for facilities and             300,000
 equipment for the chest pain center.................
Unity Health Care, Washington, DC for health                     320,000
 information systems.................................
University Community Hospital/Pepin Heart Hospital,              200,000
 Tampa, FL for purchase of equipment.................
University Health System, San Antonio, TX for                    175,000
 facilities and equipment............................
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL for a                      100,000
 telehealth initiative...............................
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, for                     9,322,500
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
University of Alaska Statewide Office, Fairbanks, AK,            500,000
 for the Health Distance Education Program in Alaska.
University of Alaska Statewide Office, Fairbanks, AK,            750,000
 to develop and implement a statewide health agenda
 in Alaska...........................................
University of Alaska/Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, for               250,000
 the Geriatric and Disabled Care Training Program in
 Anchorage, Alaska...................................
University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ for             425,000
 facilities and equipment............................
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little              620,000
 Rock, AR for facilities and equipment...............
University of Arkansas Medical School Cancer Research            400,000
 Center, Little Rock, AR for facilities and equipment
University of California, Davis Health System,                   595,000
 Sacramento, CA for facilities and equipment for the
 Center for Education................................
University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL for                 225,000
 facilities and equipment............................
University of Colorado, Denver, CO, for construction,            254,250
 renovation, and equipment...........................
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, for the Delaware             380,000
 Biotechnology Institute.............................
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, for construction,              84,700
 renovation, and equipment...........................
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Peoria,              250,000
 IL for facilities and equipment.....................
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA for facilities and           2,250,000
 equipment for a public health research and education
 building............................................
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA for facilities and           4,000,000
 equipment for an advanced biomedical research
 institute...........................................
University of Kansas Research Center, Lawrence, KS               425,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
University of Kentucky Research Foundation,                    1,500,000
 Lexington, KY, for equipment and renovation.........
University of Kentucky Research Foundation,                      500,000
 Lexington, KY, for the Kentucky Oral Health
 Initiative..........................................
University of Louisville Research Foundation,                  8,424,375
 Louisville, KY, to upgrade and expand cardiovascular
 facilities at the University of Louisville..........
University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore,             750,000
 MD, for the Institute for Educators in Nursing and
 Health Professions..................................
University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center,             900,000
 Worcester, MA for health information technology.....
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN for facilities and            320,000
 equipment for the community health building.........
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami,            425,000
 FL, for the Center for Patient Safety...............
University of Miami, Miami, FL for equipment at the              150,000
 Center for Research in Medical Education............
University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI              450,000
 for facilities and equipment for the C.S. Mott
 Children's and Women's Hospitals....................
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, for                    296,625
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson,             3,000,000
 MS, for construction, renovation, and equipment at
 the Arthur C. Guyton Laboratory Building............
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson,               100,000
 MS, for equipment for the School of Dentistry.......
University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy,                  2,300,000
 University, MS, for construction, renovation, and
 equipment...........................................
University of Mississippi, University, MS, for Phase           5,000,000
 II of the National Center for Natural Products
 Research............................................
University of Mississippi, University, MS, for the               300,000
 Center for Thermal Pharmaceutical Processing........
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, for            725,000
 construction of a cancer floor......................
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, for            100,000
 construction, renovation and equipment at the
 College of Nursing in Lincoln, Nebraska.............
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, for            100,000
 the NEED-IT program for statewide lung cancer
 screenings..........................................
University of Nevada Health Sciences System, Las               1,000,000
 Vegas, NV, for construction and equipment...........
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Center for            1,500,000
 Molecular Medicine, Reno, NV, for the purchase of
 equipment and for construction......................
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, for construction            700,000
 at the School of Public Health......................
University of New Mexico, Albquerque, NM, for                  3,750,000
 construction, renovation, and equipment.............
University of North Alabama, Florence, AL for                    250,000
 facilities and equipment for a science building.....
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and              1,275,000
 Health Services, Grand Forks, ND, for construction
 of a forensic facility..............................
University of North Texas, Denton, TX for the center             500,000
 for Computational Epidemiology, including facilities
 and equipment.......................................
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO to                  450,000
 develop the National Center for Nursing Education,
 including facilities and equipment..................
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, for                169,500
 equipment...........................................
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute,                       169,500
 Pittsburgh, PA, for equipment.......................
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,              90,000
 PA, for equipment...................................
University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, for                     508,500
 renovation and equipment............................
University of South Dakota Sanford School of                   2,000,000
 Medicine, Vermillion, SD, for medical equipment.....
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, for                  100,000
 biomedical laboratory facilities and equipment......
University of South Florida for the Tampa, FL Cancer             550,000
 Clinical Trials Project.............................
University of Tennessee Health Science Center,                   250,000
 Memphis, TN, for equipment at the regional
 biocontainment laboratory...........................
University of Tennessee of Chattanooga, Chattanooga,             400,000
 TN for a low birth weight study.....................
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,                 385,000
 Houston, TX, for equipment..........................
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,                 200,000
 Galveston, TX, for equipment........................
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,                 500,000
 Dallas, TX for facilities and equipment for the
 sickle cell program.................................
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,                 200,000
 Dallas, TX for purchase of equipment................
University of Virginia Health System,                            240,000
 Charlottesville, VA for a telehealth project for
 southwest VA........................................
University of Wisconsin Superior, Superior, WI, for              170,000
 construction and equipment..........................
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI for                 200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., Montezuma Creek, UT             140,000
 for telehealth systems..............................
Valley Baptist Health System, Harlingen, TX, for the             175,000
 Hispanic Stroke Care Center of Excellence for
 equipment...........................................
Valley Cooperative Health Care, Hudson, WI for health            100,000
 information systems.................................
Vanguard University Nursing Center, Costa Mesa, CA               200,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc,                     500,000
 Montpelier, VT, for health information technology...
Village of Kiryas Joel, NY, for equipment for a                  150,000
 women's health center...............................
Virginia Dental Health Foundation, Richmond, VA, for             100,000
 the Mission of Mercy project........................
Virginia Primary Care Association, Richmond, VA, for             140,000
 health information technology.......................
Virtua Memorial Hospital Burlington County, Mount                200,000
 Holly, NJ for purchase of equipment.................
Visiting Nurse Association Healthcare Partners of                400,000
 Ohio, Cleveland, OH for telehealth..................
Wadsworth Rittman Hospital Foundation, Wadsworth, OH             400,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Wake County, Raleigh, NC for facilities and equipment            300,000
 for Holly Hill Hospital.............................
WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, North Carolina,             175,000
 for the Emergency Operations and Regional Call
 Center..............................................
Washington State University, Seattle, WA, for                  1,345,000
 construction and equipment at the College of Nursing
Washington County, GA Regional Medical Center,                   250,000
 Sandersville, GA for facilities and equipment.......
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC for                   320,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Washington Parish, Bogalusa, LA for health care                  100,000
 centers, including facilities and equipment.........
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA, for equipment             90,000
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Jesup, GA for facilities and            550,000
 equipment...........................................
Wayne Memorial Hospital, Jesup, GA, for construction,             84,700
 renovation, and equipment...........................
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH, for equipment            370,000
Wesley College, Dover, DE, for the expansion of the              170,000
 nursing program.....................................
West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA for                   440,000
 facilities and equipment............................
West Shore Medical Center, Manistee, MI for                      150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
West Side Community Health Services, St. Paul, MN for            150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV for            200,000
 facilities and equipment............................
West Virginia University, for the construction and             2,835,000
 equipping of medical simulation research and
 training centers in Morgantown, Charleston and
 Martinsburg.........................................
West Virginia University, for the construction of a            3,645,000
 Multiple Sclerosis Center...........................
Westerly Hospital, Westerly, RI, for construction,               425,000
 renovation and equipment............................
Western Kentucky University Research Foundation,                 500,000
 Bowling Green, KY, for the Western Kentucky
 University Mobile Health Screening Unit.............
Western North Carolina Health System, Asheville, NC              325,000
 for health information technology...................
Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, for                90,000
 construction........................................
Wetzel County Hospital, WV, for the expansion and                900,000
 remodeling of the Emergency Department..............
Whidden Memorial Hospital, Everett, MA for facilities            375,000
 and equipment.......................................
White County Memorial Hospital, Monticello, IN for               210,000
 facilities and equipment............................
White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA for               400,000
 facilities and equipment............................
White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains, NY for               225,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Whiteside County Department of Health, Rock Falls, IL            320,000
 for facilities and equipment........................
Whitman Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia,                      140,000
 Arlington, VA, for construction, renovation and
 equipment...........................................
Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune                   200,000
 Disease, Sparks, NV for facilities and equipment....
Wills Eye Health System, Philadelphia, PA, for                    90,000
 equipment...........................................
Wind River Community Health Center, Riverton, WY for             250,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Wing Memorial Hospital, Palmer, MA for facilities and            320,000
 equipment...........................................
Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA for purchase              280,000
 of medical equipment................................
Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA, for construction.             90,000
Wolfson Children's Hospital, Jacksonville, FL for                500,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn,             330,000
 NY for equipment for a hospital-based radiologic
 technology school...................................
Woodruff County Nursing Home, McCrory, AR for                    225,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, NY for                150,000
 facilities and equipment............................
Wyoming Health Resources Network, Inc., Cheyenne, WY,            412,000
 to expand recruitment and retention of medical
 professionals in Wyoming............................
Wyoming Valley Health Care System-Hospital, Wilkes-               90,000
 Barre, PA, for equipment............................
YMCA of Central Stark County, Canton, OH for                     750,000
 facilities and equipment............................
York Memorial Hospital, York, PA for facilities and               92,000
 equipment...........................................
Youth Crisis Center, Jacksonville, FL for facilities             300,000
 and equipment.......................................
Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, NY for                      490,000
 facilities and equipment............................
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      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate earmarking $250,000 for the Center for 
Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) Clinic in Libby, Montana. The 
House bill did not contain similar language.
      The conferees have included bill language proposed by the 
Senate identifying $40,000,000 for base grant adjustments for 
existing community health centers instead of $35,000,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes bill language contained 
in the Senate bill permitting funding appropriated for the free 
clinics program to be used for relevant evaluations as well as 
for administrative expenses. The House bill included no similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$12,000,000 for the National Cord Blood Inventory as proposed 
by the Senate. The House bill contained similar language 
appropriating $15,000,000 for the program.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $44,055,000 for expenses associated with extending 
Federal Tort Claims Act protection to practitioners in 
community health centers as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$45,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$1,868,809,000 for Parts A and B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS 
Treatment Modernization Act, to be available through September 
30, 2010, instead of $1,865,800,000 as proposed by the House 
and $1,829,511,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language similar 
to that proposed by the House limiting 2007 program year 
reductions in Ryan White Part A grants for metropolitan areas 
to 8.4 percent and for transitional areas to 13.4 percent. The 
Senate bill did not have a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $103,666,000 out of the funds provided for the 
maternal and child health block grant to be for special 
projects of regional and national significance (SPRANS). The 
Senate bill provided $95,936,920 for this purpose; the House 
provided $170,991,000.
      The conference agreement designates in bill language 
$10,586,000 of funds provided for the block grant for Community 
Integrated Service Systems (CISS) activities as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not designate funds for CISS grants in 
bill language.
      The conference agreement includes bill language as 
proposed by the Senate providing $39,283,000 to the Denali 
Commission as a direct lump payment pursuant to P.L. 106-113. 
The House did not include funding for the Commission.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$25,000,000 for the Delta Health Initiative and associated 
administrative expenses as proposed by the Senate. The House 
had no similar provision. The conference agreement includes 
bill language proposed by the Senate that identifies not less 
than $5,000,000 for general dentistry programs, not less than 
$5,000,000 for pediatric dentistry programs, and not less than 
$24,614,000 for family medicine programs.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate that would modify the current rules for 
managing facility and equipment projects. The House bill did 
not include a similar provision.
      The conferees support continued efforts to expand the 
community health centers program into areas of the country 
without access to a health center, but urge HRSA not to 
allocate new funding according to certain geographic areas, 
such as counties.
      The conference agreement provides $14,200,000 for Native 
Hawaiian health care activities within the consolidated health 
centers program as proposed by the Senate. The House did not 
identify specific funding for Native Hawaiian activities.
      The conference agreement provides $50,000,000 for 
competitive State health access grants, instead of $75,000,000 
as proposed by the House, for the same purposes as indicated in 
the House report. The Senate had no similar provision.
      The conferees restate the intention in the Senate report 
that National Health Service Corps recruitment funds should be 
used only to support multi-year, rather than single year, 
commitments.
      The conference agreement provides $8,960,000 for allied 
health training programs, of which $5,000,000 is for grants to 
States authorized under section 340G of the Public Health 
Service Act to improve access to dental care, $1,980,000 is 
allocated to the chiropractic-medical school demonstration 
grants, and $1,980,000 is designated for the psychology 
training program. The Senate provided $7,960,000 for allied 
health programs and the House provided $3,960,000.
      The conferees have included $6,700,000 for resources to 
help women preparing for childbirth and first-time parents. 
Within this amount, the conferees intend that $5,200,000 shall 
be for grants to States to increase public awareness of 
resources available to women preparing for childbirth and new 
parents through advertising campaigns and toll-free hotlines. 
The House provided $15,000,000 for this activity, which was not 
funded by the Senate. In addition, $1,500,000 shall be for 
grants to organizations to support and expand community-based 
doula activities, including technical assistance, as proposed 
by the Senate. The House had not funded this activity.
      In addition, $5,000,000 of the SPRANS amount will be used 
to continue oral health demonstration programs and activities 
in the States, instead of $4,801,500 as proposed by the Senate. 
The House proposed $12,000,000 for oral health activities 
including these oral health demonstrations as well as State 
grants under section 340G of the Public Health Service Act. In 
addition to this SPRANS funding, the conferees have provided 
$5,000,000 for section 340G State grants within allied health.
      The conference agreement also includes within the SPRANS 
set-aside $4,000,000 to continue epilepsy demonstrations 
instead of $5,800,000 as proposed by the House and $2,880,900 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $4,000,000 within 
SPRANS to continue the sickle cell newborn screening program 
and its locally based outreach and counseling efforts, as 
proposed by the House. The Senate proposed $3,841,200 for this 
program.
      The conference agreement provides $3,000,000 within the 
SPRANS set-aside to continue newborn and child screening for 
heritable disorders instead of $3,800,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,920,600 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides $37,000,000 for a 
separate program for autism and other related developmental 
disorders, as proposed by the Senate. The House proposed 
$30,000,000 within the Maternal and Child Health block grant 
SPRANS set-aside for these activities. The conferees intend 
that no less than $6,000,000 be used to continue and expand the 
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related 
Disabilities program. In addition, no less than $6,000,000 is 
provided for research on evidence-based practices for 
interventions for individuals with autism and other 
developmental disabilities, for development of guidelines for 
those interventions, and for information dissemination.
      The conferees provide $1,000,000 for a fetal alcohol 
syndrome demonstration program instead of $990,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. The House did not include funding for this 
activity.
      The conferees identify $3,200,000 within traumatic brain 
injury funding for protection and advocacy services, instead of 
$3,400,000 identified in the Senate report. The House report 
did not have similar language.
      The conferees are pleased that HRSA intends to allocate 
the maximum authorized level for the minority AIDS initiative 
within the Ryan White HIV programs.
      The conferees intend that at least fifty percent of the 
increase within the Ryan White children, youth, women, and 
families programs be used to increase average grant award size.
      The conferees are aware that HRSA has issued proposed 
regulations revising the requirements for the 340B drug 
purchasing program. While there are important elements in the 
regulations that target abuses of the program, the conferees 
believe there are legitimate concerns regarding the 
implementation of the proposed rule's definition of patient 
eligibility. The questions of eligibility and the means by 
which eligibility is determined are important and should be 
carefully considered. Therefore, the conferees urge HRSA to 
move quickly to implement the portions of the regulation that 
enjoy wide support and consider re-opening the patient 
eligibility question for an additional public comment period. 
The House and Senate included similar report language.
      The conference agreement includes $38,538,000 for rural 
flexibility grants as proposed by the Senate rather than 
$63,538,000 as proposed by the House, and provides $15,000,000 
within the total for the small rural hospital improvement grant 
program as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees concur with guidance in the Senate report 
about the 2006 Delta health initiative satisfying the 
requirements of the authorization provided in section 219. The 
House report did not contain similar language.
      The conference agreement includes $2,500,000 for rural 
and community access to emergency devices, of which $200,000 
shall be used to establish an information clearinghouse that 
provides information to increase public access to 
defibrillation in schools, as proposed by the Senate. The House 
provided $2,000,000 for this program, while the Senate provided 
$3,000,000. The conferees intend that funding for emergency 
devices be divided equally between urban and rural communities, 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees note that many rural hospitals are working 
to implement systems to transmit medical information 
electronically to help deliver efficient and effective health 
care services to their patients. The conferees hope that HRSA 
will continue to examine ways to help such hospitals implement 
digital technologies, such as picture archiving communications 
systems and other digital technologies.
      The conference agreement includes $143,596,000 for 
program management instead of $142,191,000 as provided by the 
House and $145,000,000 as provided by the Senate. The conferees 
expect HRSA to use no more than one percent of the funds 
allocated for projects for agency administrative expenses.

             VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM TRUST FUND

      The conference agreement provides $6,000,000 for 
administration for the Trust Fund instead of $3,528,000 as 
proposed by both the House and the Senate. These funds are 
necessary to support the adjudication of an expected high 
volume of claims.

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                DISEASE CONTROL, RESEARCH, AND TRAINING

      The conference agreement includes $6,288,289,000 for 
disease control, research, and training at the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), instead of $6,138,253,000 
as proposed by the House and $6,165,338,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. In addition, $327,022,000 is made available under 
section 241 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, instead of 
$319,579,000 as proposed by the House and $269,664,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The detailed table at the end of this 
joint statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by 
the conferees.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $147,000,000 for equipment, construction, and 
renovation of facilities, instead of $10,500,000 as proposed by 
the House and $220,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes bill language to allow CDC to 
enter into a single contract or related contracts for the full 
scope of development and construction of facilities and that 
the solicitation and contract shall contain the clause 
``availability of funds'' as proposed by the Senate. The House 
did not propose similar language. The level provided includes 
sufficient funds for the completion of building 24 and for 
other nationwide repairs and improvements.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $52,500,000 to provide screening and treatment for 
first response emergency services personnel, residents, 
students, and others related to the September 11, 2001 
terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The conferees 
intend that this program be administered by the National 
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The House 
had proposed $50,000,000 in CDC for first response emergency 
personnel only and the Senate had proposed $55,000,000 in the 
Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) to be 
transferred to CDC for responders, residents, students and 
others.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $116,550,000 for the National Center for Health 
Statistics surveys to be available through the evaluation set-
aside authorized by section 241 of the PHS Act, instead of 
$120,000,000 as proposed by the House and $108,585,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Also within the set-aside, the 
conference agreement includes $44,523,000 for Health Marketing 
instead of $39,173,000 as proposed by the House and $463,000 
for health marketing evaluations as proposed by the Senate and 
$97,404,000 to carry out research activities within the 
National Occupational Research Agenda instead of $91,861,000 as 
proposed by the House and $92,071,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language that not 
to exceed $19,414,000 may be available for making grants for 
the WISEWOMAN program to not less than 15 States, tribes, or 
tribal organizations. The Senate proposed $19,035,000 in this 
same manner and the House proposed $12,500,000 to not more than 
15 States, tribes, or tribal organizations.
      The conference agreement includes bill language that out 
of the funds made available for domestic HIV/AIDS testing, up 
to $30,000,000 shall be for States eligible for the Early 
Diagnosis Grant Program, authorized by section 2625 of the 
Public Health Service Act, as of December 31, 2007. Funding for 
these grants shall be distributed by March 31, 2008 based on 
standard criteria relating to a State's epidemiological profile 
and shall not exceed $1,000,000 for any one State. Any amounts 
that have not been obligated by March 31, 2008 shall be used to 
make grants to States and local public health departments for 
other HIV prevention activities. The House proposed that no 
funds appropriated may be used to implement the Early Diagnosis 
Grant Program and the Senate proposed to allow up to 
$30,000,000 for the program if States are eligible.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
that employees of the CDC or the Public Health Service, 
detailed to States, municipalities, or other organizations 
under authority of section 214 of the PHS Act or in overseas 
assignments shall be treated as non-Federal employees for 
reporting purposes only and shall not be included within any 
personnel ceiling applicable to the Agency as proposed by the 
Senate. The House included similar language but did not include 
employees in overseas assignments.
      The conference agreement includes ongoing pandemic 
influenza and related activities in the CDC appropriation as 
proposed by the House. The Senate proposed to fund these 
activities in PHSSEF to be transferred to CDC.
      The conferees note that in September 2007, CDC realigned 
its budget through a reprogramming and transfer of funds at the 
program, project, and activity level. The Secretary 
communicated his intent that the realignment of funds be 
permanent. Funding levels proposed in the House- and Senate-
passed bills did not reflect these changes because the request 
for reprogramming came after initial House and Senate Committee 
action on the fiscal year 2008 appropriations bills. Funding 
levels provided in the conference agreement make the funding 
realignment permanent. The conferees expect CDC to adhere to 
enacted funding levels in fiscal year 2008 and to not tap or 
assess program activities for unrelated purposes.

                          INFECTIOUS DISEASES

      The conference agreement includes $1,848,601,000 for 
Infectious Diseases, instead of $1,900,508,000 as proposed by 
the House and $1,762,083,000 as proposed by the Senate. In 
addition, $12,794,000 is available to carry out National 
Immunization Surveys to be derived from section 241 evaluation 
set-aside funds as proposed by both the House and Senate.
Immunization and respiratory diseases
      Within the total for Infectious Diseases, the conference 
agreement includes a program level total of $612,654,000 for 
immunization and respiratory diseases instead of $636,159,000 
as proposed by the House and $527,650,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for immunization and respiratory 
diseases, $493,682,000 is for the immunization program 
authorized by section 317 of the PHS Act, instead of 
$516,273,000 as proposed by the House and $457,523,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. In addition, $2,761,957,000 is included 
in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Grants to 
States for Medicaid account for the mandatory Vaccines for 
Children (VFC) program for vaccine purchases and distribution 
support for fiscal year 2008.
      Within the total for immunization and respiratory 
diseases, $81,700,000 is for program operations, instead of 
$82,575,000 as proposed by the House and $62,816,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the conference 
agreement includes $19,733,000 to provide funds to States to 
increase demand for influenza vaccine instead of $19,800,000 as 
proposed by the House and $20,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for immunization and respiratory 
diseases, $37,272,000 is for influenza activities, instead of 
$37,311,000 as proposed by the House and $7,311,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. Within this amount, the conference agreement 
includes $19,733,000 to develop a repository of pandemic virus 
reference strains instead of $19,800,000 as proposed by the 
House and $20,000,000 as proposed by the Senate and $14,849,000 
to increase the stock of diagnostic reagents for influenza 
instead of $14,850,000 as proposed by the House and $15,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
      Within the total for Infectious Diseases, the conference 
agreement includes $1,024,070,000 for HIV/AIDS, Viral 
Hepatitis, STD, and TB prevention, instead of $1,042,303,000 as 
proposed by the House and $1,020,191,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and 
TB prevention, the conference agreement includes $704,161,000 
for domestic HIV/AIDS activities, instead of $715,463,000 as 
proposed by the House and $698,050,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within this total, $53,321,000 is for domestic HIV/AIDS 
testing, instead of $63,000,000 as provided by the House and 
$45,000,000 as provided by the Senate. Funds are provided for 
the Early Diagnosis Grant Program within the testing 
initiative.
      Within the total for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and 
TB prevention, the conference agreement includes $18,354,000 
for programs addressing viral hepatitis, instead of $18,615,000 
as proposed by the House and $17,615,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and 
TB prevention, the conference agreement includes $146,518,000 
for the tuberculosis program, instead of $150,688,000 as 
proposed by the House and $146,989,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
Zoonotic, Vector-borne, and Enteric Diseases
      Within the total for Infectious Diseases, the conference 
agreement includes $69,188,000 for zoonotic, vector-borne, and 
enteric diseases, instead of $70,342,000 as proposed by the 
House and $70,070,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases
      Within the total for Infectious Diseases, the conference 
agreement includes $155,483,000 for preparedness, detection, 
and control of infectious diseases, instead of $164,498,000 as 
proposed by the House and $156,966,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for preparedness, detection, and control 
of infectious diseases, the conference agreement includes 
$17,220,000 for programs to address antimicrobial resistance, 
instead of $19,228,000 as proposed by the House and $17,480,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for preparedness, detection, and control 
of infectious diseases, the conference agreement includes 
$135,490,000 for programs to address all other emerging 
infectious diseases, instead of $142,455,000 as proposed by the 
House and $136,671,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement provides sufficient resources to continue 
the Prevention Epicenter Program and to support the special 
pathogens lab as proposed by the Senate. The House did not 
propose similar language.

                            HEALTH PROMOTION

      The conference agreement includes $992,214,000 for Health 
Promotion, instead of $1,002,212,000 as proposed by the House 
and $982,876,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Chronic Disease Prevention, Health Promotion, and Genomics
      Within the total for Health Promotion, the conference 
agreement includes $861,123,000 for chronic disease prevention, 
health promotion, and genomics instead of $869,479,000 as 
proposed by the House and $854,180,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$50,993,000 for heart disease and stroke, instead of 
$48,744,000 as proposed by the House and $51,744,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the conferees have 
provided $1,500,000 to continue and expand activities in the 
Mississippi Delta related to the burden of chronic diseases 
instead of $2,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not propose funding for this program. The additional funds will 
enable an expansion of these activities throughout the 
Mississippi Delta region.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$65,975,000 for diabetes programs, instead of $69,157,000 as 
proposed by the House and $64,870,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$323,051,000 for cancer prevention and control, instead of 
$326,100,000 as proposed by the House and $325,949,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the amount provided for cancer prevention and 
control, the conference agreement includes the following 
amounts:
      $207,551,000 to expand breast and cervical cancer 
activities, instead of $210,000,000 as proposed by the House 
and $211,604,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $21,197,000 for comprehensive cancer, instead of 
$16,867,000 as proposed by the House and $26,017,000 as 
proposed by the Senate;
      $6,750,000 to carry out activities authorized by 
Johanna's Law, instead of $9,000,000 as proposed by the House--
the Senate did not propose funding for this activity;
      $5,500,000 for activities related to ovarian cancer, 
instead of $6,505,000 as proposed by the House and $4,500,000 
as proposed by the Senate; and,
      $843,000 for activities related to cancer survivorship, 
instead of $881,000 as proposed by the House and $981,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$24,543,000 for arthritis and other chronic diseases, instead 
of $22,797,000 as proposed by the House and $23,033,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, $8,107,000 is 
available for epilepsy activities instead of $8,402,000 as 
proposed by the House and $8,138,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
Also within this amount, $3,167,000 is available to continue 
and expand the National Lupus Patient Registry to operate seven 
sites, including a coordinating site. The House proposed 
$930,000 for lupus-related activities and the Senate proposed 
$1,430,000. The conferees are concerned by the lack of reliable 
epidemiological data on the incidence and prevalence of all 
forms of lupus among various ethnic and racial groups. These 
sites should have an expertise in lupus epidemiology and 
represent the geographic regions of the United States that have 
a sufficient number of individuals of racial and ethnic groups 
that are disproportionately affected by lupus, principally 
African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans, and 
Native Americans.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$104,016,000 to expand tobacco-related activities, instead of 
$104,347,000 as proposed by the House and $106,347,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees concur with Senate report 
language intending that the increase for the Office of Smoking 
and Health be used to support a stepped up effort by the 
Environmental Health Laboratory to analyze tobacco products and 
cigarette smoke. The House report did not include similar 
language.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$42,941,000 for nutrition, physical activity, and obesity 
programs, instead of $42,250,000 as proposed by the House and 
$44,351,000 as proposed by the Senate. Sufficient funds are 
included for CDC to conduct a study of the impact of school 
nutrition and physical activity programs on academic outcomes 
as proposed by the Senate. The House did not propose similar 
language.
      Within the total for nutrition, physical activity, and 
obesity programs, $2,351,000 is for the fruit and vegetable 
program, formerly known as the 5-A-Day program, instead of 
$2,300,000 as proposed by the House and $2,400,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. Also within the total, $1,000,000 is for the 
National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine to examine 
and make recommendations regarding various means that could be 
employed to reduce dietary sodium intake to levels recommended 
by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not propose similar language.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$28,120,000 for health promotion programs, instead of 
$27,544,000 as proposed by the House and $28,095,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the amount provided for health promotion, the 
conference agreement includes the following amounts:
      $1,000,000, within community health promotion, is for 
activities related to sleep disorders including CDC's 
participation in the national sleep awareness roundtable as 
proposed by the House--the Senate did not propose similar 
language;
      $1,750,000 for mind-body research, instead of $1,776,000 
as proposed by the Senate--the House did not propose funding 
for this activity;
      $3,403,000 for glaucoma programs, instead of $3,454,000 
as proposed by the House and $3,579,000 as proposed by the 
Senate;
      $2,681,000 for visual screening education, instead of 
$3,466,000 as proposed by the House and $2,591,000 as proposed 
by the Senate;
      $1,604,000 for Alzheimer's disease activities, instead of 
$1,628,000 as proposed by the House and $1,778,000 as proposed 
by the Senate;
      $679,000 for inflammatory bowel disease activities, 
instead of $690,000 as proposed by the House and $790,000 as 
proposed by the Senate;
      $720,000 for interstitial cystitis, instead of $680,000 
as proposed by the House and $780,000 as proposed by the 
Senate;
      $1,750,000 for chronic kidney disease, instead of 
$1,776,000 as proposed by the House and $1,951,000 as proposed 
by the Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$55,289,000 for school health programs, instead of $56,449,000 
as proposed by the House and $55,949,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within this amount, $500,000 is to develop a policy to 
manage the risk of food allergies and anaphylaxis in schools 
and to provide parents with enhanced information on these 
conditions via the Internet as proposed by the House. The 
Senate did not propose similar language.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$45,331,000 for safe motherhood/infant health programs, instead 
of $48,530,000 as proposed by the House and $44,168,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, $236,000 is for 
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome prevention activities, instead of 
$211,000 as proposed by the House and $261,000 as proposed by 
the Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$5,000,000 for demonstration grants for teen pregnancy 
prevention, instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by the House. 
The Senate did not include funding for this program.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$12,956,000 for oral health programs, instead of $13,140,000 as 
proposed by the House and $11,640,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$29,649,000 for prevention centers, instead of $29,556,000 as 
proposed by the House and $30,086,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$35,346,000 for the racial and ethnic approaches to community 
health (REACH) program, instead of $37,553,000 as proposed by 
the House and $34,139,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for chronic disease prevention, health 
promotion, and genomics, the conference agreement includes 
$12,308,000 for genomics, instead of $6,926,000 as proposed by 
the House and $7,423,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this 
amount, $2,965,000 is for Primary Immune Deficiency Syndrome 
instead of $2,513,000 as proposed by the House and $3,010,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities, Disability and Health
      Within the amount available for Health Promotion, the 
conference agreement includes $131,091,000 for birth defects, 
developmental disabilities, disability and health instead of 
$132,733,000 as proposed by the House and $128,696,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for birth defects, developmental 
disabilities, disability and health, the conference agreement 
includes $38,305,000 for birth defects and developmental 
disabilities, instead of $38,750,000 as proposed by the House 
and $38,723,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the amount provided for birth defects and 
developmental disabilities, the conference agreement includes 
the following amounts:
      $1,578,000 for craniofacial malformation, instead of 
$1,397,000 as proposed by the House and $1,600,000 as proposed 
by the Senate;
      $2,318,000 for the folic acid program, instead of 
$2,496,000 as proposed by House and $2,269,000 as proposed by 
the Senate; and,
      $250,000 for the development and distribution of 
awareness materials on alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD) to 
neonatologists and intensive care pediatricians to assist in 
the proper diagnosis of ACD--neither the House nor the Senate 
proposed funding for these activities.
      The conferees are aware of a congenital malformation of 
the lungs affecting infants, known as alveolar capillary 
dysplasia (ACD), in which the normal diffusion process of 
oxygen from the air sacs to the blood in the lungs fails to 
develop properly. Life expectancy for infants with ACD is 
extremely short, and anecdotal evidence indicates that ACD is 
often misdiagnosed. Proper recognition and diagnosis of the 
disease are essential first steps to obtaining accurate 
prevalence data for ACD.
      Within the total for birth defects, developmental 
disabilities, disability and health, the conference agreement 
includes $72,545,000 for human development and disability, 
instead of $72,987,000 as proposed by the House and $69,793,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the amount provided for human development and 
disability, the conference agreement includes the following 
amounts:
      $1,924,000 for Tourette syndrome activities, instead of 
$1,954,000 as proposed by the House and $1,951,000 as proposed 
by the Senate;
      $10,305,000 for early hearing detection and intervention 
activities, instead of $10,500,000 as proposed by the House and 
$6,512,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $6,658,000 for muscular dystrophy programs, instead of 
$7,054,000 as proposed by the House and $6,512,000 as proposed 
by the Senate;
      $6,079,000 for a paralysis resource center, instead of 
$5,919,000 as proposed by the House and $6,419,000 as proposed 
by the Senate;
      $1,823,000 for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 
programs, instead of $1,882,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,811,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $1,860,000 for Fragile X activities, instead of $960,000 
as proposed by the House and $1,873,000 as proposed by the 
Senate; and,
      $5,434,000 for spina bifida programs, instead of 
$5,535,000 as proposed by the House and $5,532,000 as proposed 
by the Senate.
      Within the total for birth defects, developmental 
disabilities, disability and health, the conference agreement 
includes $20,241,000 for blood disorders, instead of 
$20,996,000 as proposed by the House and $20,180,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, $17,466,000 is for 
the hemophilia program instead of $18,187,000 as proposed by 
the House and $17,321,000 as proposed by the Senate and 
$1,918,000 is for Cooley's anemia programs instead of 
$1,938,000 as proposed by the House and $1,988,000 as proposed 
by the Senate.

                     HEALTH INFORMATION AND SERVICE

      The conference agreement includes $117,168,000 for Health 
Information and Service, instead of $70,104,000 as proposed by 
the House and $98,854,000 as proposed by the Senate. In 
addition, $185,824,000, to be derived from section 241 
evaluation set-aside funds, is included for the National Center 
for Health Statistics, the National Electronic Disease 
Surveillance System, and for Health Marketing.
      Within the program level total for health information and 
service, the conference agreement includes $116,550,000 for 
health statistics, instead of $120,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $117,021,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included 
within this amount is an additional $200,000, as proposed by 
the House, to make necessary improvements to the National 
Survey of Family Growth. The Senate did not propose similar 
language.
      Within the program level total for health information and 
service, the conference agreement includes $95,720,000 for 
public health informatics, instead of $94,855,000 as proposed 
by the House and $72,641,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
Included within this amount, $14,550,000 is to develop a 
vaccine registry to monitor vaccine use and distribution 
instead of $14,645,000 as proposed by the House and $15,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate and $9,867,000 is for real-time 
assessment and evaluation of influenza interventions instead of 
$9,900,000 as proposed by the House and $10,000,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. Also within the total for public health 
informatics is $325,000, as proposed by the House, to continue 
to fund the establishment of a nationwide database of contact 
information for practicing physicians that can be used by 
Federal agencies and State and local health departments in the 
event of a public health emergency. The Senate did not propose 
similar language.
      Within the program level total for health information and 
service, the conference agreement includes $90,722,000 for 
health marketing, instead of $39,173,000 as proposed by the 
House and $42,991,000 as proposed by the Senate.

               ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND INJURY PREVENTION

      The conference agreement includes $306,856,000 for 
Environmental Health and Injury Prevention activities, instead 
of $305,151,000 as proposed by the House and $300,507,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
Environmental Health
      Within the total for Environmental Health and Injury 
Prevention, the conference agreement includes $163,345,000 for 
environmental health instead of $165,005,000 as proposed by the 
House and $152,804,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for environmental health, the conference 
agreement includes $39,888,000 for the environmental health 
laboratory instead of $40,473,000 as proposed by the House and 
$27,982,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included within the 
total, $7,000,000 is for the newborn screening quality 
assurance program as proposed by the House. The Senate did not 
propose similar language. Also within the total, $1,000,000 is 
included over the fiscal year 2007 level for newborn screening 
for severe combined immunodeficiency disease as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not propose similar language.
      Within the funds provided for the Environmental Health 
Laboratory, the conferees encourage CDC to provide funding for 
States with existing biomonitoring programs to expand 
laboratory capacity; conduct subpopulation studies; conduct 
representative analyses of routinely collected blood, cord 
blood and other biospecimens; develop protocols for conducting 
biomonitoring of sensitive subpopulations such as children; and 
support biomonitoring field operations such as participant 
enrollment, sample collection, data analysis, report generation 
and results communications. The conferees encourage the CDC to 
begin developing new methods for identifying chemical sources 
and routes of exposure using model exposure questionnaires and 
collection of relevant household and other environmental 
samples.
      Within the total for environmental health, the conference 
agreement includes $56,913,000 for general environmental health 
activities instead of $56,731,000 as proposed by the House and 
$57,021,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the amount provided for general environmental 
health activities, the conference agreement includes the 
following amounts:
      $297,000 for arctic health activities, instead of 
$302,000 as proposed by the Senate--the House did not propose 
funding for this program;
      $99,000 for research into the health effects of volcanic 
emissions, instead of $100,000 as proposed by the Senate--the 
House did not propose funding for this program;
      $24,877,000 for the environmental and health outcome 
tracking network, instead of $26,533,000 as proposed by the 
House and $24,121,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $2,871,000 to continue and to expand a national 
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) registry to include other 
neurodegenerative disorders, instead of $887,000 as proposed by 
the House and $2,887,000 as proposed by the Senate; and,
      $4,075,000 for landmine survivor programs, instead of 
$4,152,000 as proposed by the House and $4,452,000 as proposed 
by the Senate.
      Within the funds provided for the environmental and 
health outcome tracking network, the conferees encourage CDC to 
make funding available to State environmental health tracking 
programs to develop replicable models for disease, hazard and 
exposure data sharing at the local, State and national levels 
that incorporate data confidentiality protections. The 
conferees further direct CDC to include non-governmental 
organizations representing health-affected constituencies, 
environmental health and environmental justice in their 
advisory groups.
Injury Prevention and Control
      Within the funds provided for Environmental Health and 
Injury Prevention, the conference agreement includes 
$143,511,000 for injury prevention and control, instead of 
$140,146,000 as proposed by the House and $147,703,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, sufficient funds 
are provided to support an additional injury control research 
center that will conduct research on injury and injury 
prevention related to children and adolescents, as proposed by 
the House. The Senate did not propose similar language.
      Within the total for injury prevention and control the 
conference agreement includes the following amounts:
      $28,841,000 for youth violence prevention, instead of 
$24,061,000 as proposed by the House and $26,043,000 as 
proposed by the Senate;
      $43,731,000 for rape prevention, instead of $43,457,000 
as proposed by the House and $45,392,000 as proposed by the 
Senate;
      $5,960,000 is for the traumatic brain injury program, 
instead of $5,816,000 as proposed by the House and $6,287,000 
as proposed by the Senate.

                     OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

      The conference agreement includes $237,388,000 for 
occupational safety and health, instead of $219,076,000 as 
proposed by the House and $181,326,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. In addition, $97,404,000 is available to carry out 
occupational safety and health research activities within the 
National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) to be derived from 
section 241 evaluation set-aside funds instead of $91,861,000 
as proposed by the House and $92,071,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The total provided includes sufficient funding to 
maintain staffing levels at the Morgantown facility and to 
increase research funding at that facility as proposed by the 
Senate. Funding is also included to continue the farm health 
and safety initiative as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not propose either of these programs.
      Within the program level total for occupational safety 
and health, the conference agreement includes the following 
amounts:
      $13,190,000 for personal protective technology 
development instead of $12,732,000 as proposed by the House and 
$13,648,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $113,243,000 for the National Occupational Research 
Agenda instead of $112,834,000 as proposed by the House and 
$104,186,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $52,500,000 for screening and treatment for first 
response emergency services personnel, residents, students, and 
others related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on 
the World Trade Center instead of $50,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $55,000,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $50,000,000 for mining research instead of $25,200,000 as 
proposed by the House and $49,200,000 as proposed by the 
Senate;
      $502,000 for the Miner's Choice Health Screening program 
instead of $352,000 as proposed by the House and $652,000 as 
proposed by the Senate; and,
      $1,057,000 for the National Mesothelioma Registry and 
Tissue Bank instead of $1,007,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,107,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      For the mining research program, the conferees expect 
that additional funding will ensure that the mine safety 
research agenda in areas such as dust monitoring, roof control, 
and disaster prevention are not abandoned. The conferees concur 
with language included in the Senate report directing that 
required progress reports on grant-making and research findings 
be expanded to research goals such as dust monitoring, roof 
control, and disaster prevention. The House did not propose 
such language.
      The conference agreement has included sufficient funds 
for NIOSH to conduct, in collaboration with the University of 
Utah and West Virginia University, a study of the recovery of 
coal pillars through retreat room and pillar mining practices 
in underground coal mines at depths greater than 1500 feet. The 
study should examine the safety implications of retreat room 
and pillar mining practices, with emphasis on the impact of 
full or partial pillar extraction mining. The study should 
include, but not be limited to, analyses of (1) the conditions 
under which retreat mining is used, including conditions 
relating to seam thickness; depth of cover; strength of the 
mine roof, pillars, and floor; and the susceptibility of the 
mine to seismic activity; and (2) the procedures used to ensure 
miner safety during retreat mining. The conferees direct that 
not later than two years after beginning the study, NIOSH 
submit a report containing the results of the study to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate. The report shall include recommendations to 
enhance the safety of miners working in underground coal mines 
where retreat mining in room and pillar operations is utilized. 
Among other things, the recommendations should identify means 
of adapting any practical technology to the mining environment 
to improve miner protections during mining at depths greater 
than 1500 feet, and research needed to develop improved 
technology to improve miner protections during mining at such 
depths.

                             GLOBAL HEALTH

      The conference agreement provides $377,352,000 for Global 
Health activities, instead of $381,337,000 as proposed by the 
House and $334,038,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included 
within this total, $121,541,000 is for the global AIDS program 
instead of $122,769,000 as proposed by both the House and 
Senate.
      Within the total for global health, the conference 
agreement includes the following amounts for pandemic influenza 
activities:
      $17,740,000 for rapid outbreak response for high priority 
countries instead of $17,820,000 as proposed by the House and 
$18,000,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $3,960,000 for human-animal interface studies as proposed 
by the House instead of $4,000,000 as proposed by the Senate; 
and,
      $47,339,000 for international surveillance, diagnosis, 
and epidemic investigations instead of $47,520,000 as proposed 
by the House and $48,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                  TERRORISM PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

      The conference agreement includes $1,549,143,000 for 
activities related to terrorism preparedness and response, 
instead of $1,598,751,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,632,448,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within the total for 
terrorism preparedness and response, the conference agreement 
includes $785,233,000 for Upgrading State and Local Capacity 
instead of $789,948,000 as proposed by the House and 
$823,238,000 as proposed by the Senate. This funding level 
includes the following amounts:
      $738,848,000 for the bioterrorism cooperative agreement 
instead of $734,536,000 as proposed by the House and 
$760,470,000 as proposed by the Senate;
      $29,063,000 for the Centers for Public Health 
Preparedness instead of $30,740,000 as proposed by both the 
House and Senate;
      $5,355,000 for Advanced Practice Centers as proposed by 
both the House and Senate; and,
      $11,967,000 for all other State and local capacity 
instead of $19,317,000 as proposed by the House and $26,673,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      Funding is provided for the Centers for Public Health 
Preparedness at accredited schools of public health to ensure 
continuity of planned education and training commitments to 
State, local, and tribal health departments during the fifth 
and final year of the existing cooperative agreements. The 
conferees encourage CDC to manage this program and work with 
appropriate public health organizations to begin implementation 
of the provisions of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness 
Act during fiscal year 2008.
      Within the total for terrorism preparedness and response, 
the conference agreement concurs with the House proposal and 
does not include funding for botulinum toxin research. The 
Senate proposed $3,000,000 for this activity.
      Within the total for terrorism preparedness and response, 
the conference agreement includes $64,194,000 for 
Biosurveillance initiatives instead of $81,153,000 as proposed 
by the House and $78,560,000 as proposed by the Senate. This 
funding level includes the following amounts:
      $35,000,000 for BioSense instead of $50,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $57,340,000 as proposed by the 
Senate;
      $20,012,000 for quarantine stations instead of 
$21,028,000 as proposed by the House and $11,095,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

           PREVENTIVE HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES BLOCK GRANT

      The conference agreement includes $104,000,000 for the 
Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant instead of 
$109,000,000 as proposed by the House and $99,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                PUBLIC HEALTH IMPROVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

      The Conference agreement includes $230,239,000 for Public 
Health Improvement and Leadership instead of $199,237,000 as 
proposed by the House and $209,509,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total for Public Health Improvement and 
Leadership, the conference agreement includes $161,402,000 for 
leadership and management instead of $162,214,000 as proposed 
by the House and $162,879,000 as proposed by the Senate and 
$34,872,000 for public health workforce development instead of 
$19,743,000 as proposed by the House and $21,743,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The public health workforce development 
funding includes $1,000,000 for the Applied Epidemiology 
Fellowship Training program. The Senate proposed $2,000,000 for 
this program and the House did not propose funding for this 
program.
      Also within the total for Public Health Improvement and 
Leadership, the conference agreement includes $6,000,000 for a 
Director's Discretionary Fund, as proposed by the House, to 
support activities deemed by the Director as having high 
scientific and programmatic priority and to respond to 
emergency public health requirements. The Senate proposed 
$7,851,000 for this fund. The conferees do not concur with 
language in the Senate report regarding the Director's 
authority to reallocate management savings to the Director's 
Discretionary Fund.
      The Conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

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                       Project                           Total funding
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A Voice for All, Wilmington, DE, for speech and                  325,000
 language evaluations for persons with disabilities..
Adler Aphasia Center, Maywood, NJ for a program to               125,000
 improve communication and other life skills for
 people with aphasia.................................
Advocate Good Shepard Hospital, Barrington, IL for                30,000
 the expansion of an ongoing pilot project to address
 the growing problem of childhood obesity among
 elementary schools in Lake County, IL...............
Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of               300,000
 AIDS Administration, Oakland, CA for an HIV/AIDS
 prevention and testing initiative...................
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services,                 500,000
 Juneau, AK, for an Obesity Prevention and Control
 project in Alaska...................................
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services,                 500,000
 Juneau, AK, for continuation and expansion of a
 program to detect and control tuberculosis in Alaska
Alaska Multiple Sclerosis Center, Anchorage, AK, for             150,000
 multiple sclerosis related activities...............
Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA,            169,500
 for college student screening programs..............
American Optometric Association, Alexandria, VA, for             450,000
 the InfantSee program...............................
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX for                      320,000
 epidemiological research and educational outreach
 related to childhood cancer in cooperation with the
 Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation in McAllen, TX.
Bayside Community Center, San Diego, CA for its STEPS            175,000
 health education and outreach program for senior
 citizens............................................
Berean Community & Family Life Center, Brooklyn, NY              275,000
 for obesity prevention programs and community health
 and wellness education..............................
Bienestar Human Services, Inc., Los Angeles, CA to               125,000
 expand a mobile HIV rapid testing program in East
 Los Angeles.........................................
Boys and Girls Club of Delaware County, Jay, OK for              450,000
 equipment and operating expenses for programs to
 improve diet, physical activity, and emotional
 health..............................................
Brown County Oral Health Partnership, Green Bay, WI,             255,000
 to expand an oral health program....................
California State University-Fullerton, Fullerton, CA             400,000
 for programs aimed at preventing obesity and
 promoting health in children........................
Camden County, Camden, NJ, to purchase, equip and                340,000
 staff a mobile health van...........................
Cascade AIDS, Portland, Oregon, to conduct HIV/AIDS              170,000
 awareness and prevention programs...................
Center for Asbestos Related Disease Clinic, Libby, MT            260,000
 to create an epidemiological data repository on
 tremolite asbestos..................................
Center for International Rehabilitation, Chicago, IL,            200,000
 for the Disability Rights Monitor...................
Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, Columbia, SC for an             235,000
 obesity focused wellness program....................
Charter County of Wayne, Michigan, Detroit, MI for               200,000
 Infant Mortality Prevention services................
Chez Panisse Foundation, Berkeley, CA for the school             250,000
 lunch initiative to integrate lessons about
 wellness, sustainability and nutrition into the
 academic curriculum.................................
Children's Hunger Alliance, Columbus, OH for programs            200,000
 to prevent childhood obesity........................
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, for the                    169,500
 development and deployment of Mine Safety and Rescue
 through Sensing Networks and Robotics Technology
 (Mine-SENTRY).......................................
Columbus Children's Research Institute, Columbus, OH             200,000
 for the Center for Injury Research and Policy.......
Community Health Centers in Hawaii for Childhood                 125,000
 Rural Asthma Project, for childhood rural asthma
 project.............................................
County of Marin, San Rafael, CA for research and                 300,000
 analysis related to breast cancer incidence and
 mortality in the county and breast cancer screening.
CREATE Foundation, Tupelo, MS for childhood obesity              450,000
 prevention programs.................................
DuPage County, Wheaton, IL for a county-wide physical            150,000
 fitness assessment pilot project....................
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine,              250,000
 Greenville, NC for a project to study the problem of
 racial disparities in cardiovascular diseases.......
El Puente, Brooklyn, NY for an obesity, diabetes,                220,000
 STD, and HIV/AIDS prevention program for adolescents
 and their families as well as control and management
 of asthma and other environmentally connected
 diseases............................................
ExemplaSaint Joseph Hospital Foundation, Denver, CO,              85,000
 for the mobile mammography program..................
Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT, to                   170,000
 develop chronic disease registries..................
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, Fairfax, VA,               120,000
 for the Iowa Food Allergy Education program.........
Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus                      75,000
 Foundation, Lake Success, NY to provide glaucoma
 screenings and follow-up in the Phoenix, AZ area....
Friends of the Congressional Glaucoma Caucus                     325,000
 Foundation, Lake Success, NY to provide glaucoma
 screenings and follow-up in the Virgin Islands......
Georgia Chapter of the American Lung Association,                350,000
 Smyrna, GA to study the relationship between
 residential floor coverings and distributive
 patterns of airborne particulates...................
Georgia Rural Water Association, Barnesville, GA, for             84,700
 the National Fluoridation Training Institute........
Haitian American Association Against Cancer, Inc.,               240,000
 Miami, FL for cancer education, outreach, screening
 and related programs................................
Health Care Network, Inc, Racine, WI, to coordinate               85,000
 dental services for low-income patients.............
Healthy Eating Lifestyle Principles, Monterey, CA for            175,000
 a program to improve nutrition by promoting the
 accessibility and consumption of fresh fruits and
 vegetables in schools...............................
Healthy Futures, Columbia, SC, to educate the                    211,100
 community to recognize the health concerns,
 specifically obesity, of youth in the minority
 community...........................................
Healthy Northeast Pennsylvania Initiative, Clarks                 90,000
 Summit, PA, for health education....................
Henderson, NV, for a diabetes screening, education               200,000
 and counseling program for seniors..................
Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters--              175,000
 Florida, Coral Gables, FL to create a preventative
 health care model...................................
Ingalls Development Foundation, Harvey, IL for a                 225,000
 comprehensive cancer prevention and early detection
 program, focusing on minority populations...........
Institute of Medical Humanism, Inc, Bennington, VT,              150,000
 for an end-of-life care initiative..................
International Rett Syndrome Association, Clinton, MD             150,000
 for education and awareness programs regarding Rett
 syndrome............................................
Iowa Chronic Care Consortium, Des Moines, Iowa, for a            150,000
 preventative health demonstration program...........
Iowa Department of Public Health to continue the               1,500,000
 Harkin Wellness Grant program.......................
Iowa Games, Ames, IA, to continue the Lighten Up Iowa            100,000
 program.............................................
Iowa Health Foundation, for wellness activities for              100,000
 dementia patients...................................
Iowa State University, Ames, IA, for the Iowa                    400,000
 Initiative for Healthier Schools and Student
 Wellness............................................
Kennedy Health System, Voorhees, NJ, for the Women               380,000
 and Children's Health Pavilion's Advanced Cancer
 Prevention and Treatment Initiative.................
Kids Kicking Cancer, Inc., Lansing, MI, for cancer               595,000
 treatment support activities........................
Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, Bronx, NY for a                    325,000
 nutrition and anti-obesity demonstration program for
 6- to 12-year-old children..........................
Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY for asthma                  365,000
 education, counseling, and prevention programs......
Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness,             100,000
 Louisville, KY for improving and providing
 preventative healthcare to men to address disease
 and obesity prevention, oral health, and stress
 management..........................................
Lower Bucks Hospital, Bristol, PA, for autism therapy             90,000
 evaluation..........................................
Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Baton Rouge, LA, for            100,000
 additional C.A.R.E Network screenings and program
 development.........................................
Michigan Health and Hospital Association, Kalamazoo,             425,000
 MI, to improve quality of care and patient safety in
 hospital surgery settings...........................
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN              350,000
 for research and education regarding ways of
 increasing physical activity and fitness among
 children and adolescents............................
Myositis Association, Washington, DC to develop a                175,000
 national patient registry for individuals afflicted
 with myositis.......................................
Natividad Medical Center, Salinas, CA for a diabetes             125,000
 care management program.............................
Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, for health                   90,000
 outreach............................................
Nevada Cancer Institute, Las Vegas, NV for a                     300,000
 comprehensive program to reduce cancer incidence and
 mortality rates and address cancer health
 disparities.........................................
North Shore Health Project, Gloucester, MA for                   150,000
 outreach and education on hepatitis C...............
Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Scranton, PA,                90,000
 for cancer screening evaluation.....................
Nueva Esperanza, Philadelphia, PA, for HIV/AIDS                   90,000
 programs............................................
Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Ephrata, PA,                90,000
 for education, awareness and publication production.
Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Pittsburgh,                90,000
 PA, for an infection control training program.......
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH for the                  150,000
 Partners Enabling Active Rural Living Institute to
 develop an evidence-based model for promoting and
 enabling appropriate daily physical activity in
 rural communities...................................
Potter County Human Services, Roulette, PA, for                   90,000
 health promotion programs...........................
Providence Cancer Center, Portland, OR for the rural             115,000
 and underserved cancer outreach project.............
Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center, Portland,                   84,700
 Oregon, to develop a registry for multiple sclerosis
Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Silver Spring, MD            200,000
 for public education and outreach...................
Saint Michael's Medical Center, Newark, NJ, for heart            150,000
 disease screening...................................
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, San                    440,000
 Antonio, TX for further studies and public health
 outreach regarding environmental health concerns at
 and near the former Kelly Air Force Base............
SHAREing and CAREing, Astoria, NY to provide                     125,000
 culturally sensitive breast health education,
 referrals for screenings/diagnostic and support
 services for medically underserved and uninsured
 minority women......................................
Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA for studies of               125,000
 the impact of environmental pollutants on breast
 cancer and women's health...........................
Sister to Sister--Everyone Has a Heart Foundation to             250,000
 increase women's awareness of heart disease,
 Washington, DC......................................
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, for                125,000
 interdisciplinary research on obesity prevention and
 treatment...........................................
Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats,               400,000
 Emory University, Atlanta, GA for programs related
 to bioterrorism and emerging biological threats.....
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, New York, NY, for            500,000
 outreach, patient education and registries..........
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Wabasha, MN to                   100,000
 support a disease prevention pilot program to reduce
 the incidence of heart disease......................
St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, Lynwood, CA               140,000
 for health education and outreach...................
St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, CA for               400,000
 diabetes prevention and management programs.........
St. John's Well Child and Family Center, Los Angeles,            125,000
 CA for a patient education program to address
 obesity, diabetes, and hypertension.................
Supporting Autism Families Everywhere, Wilkes-Barre,              90,000
 PA, for Autism programs and education...............
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El               375,000
 Paso, El Paso, TX, for the Center for Research and
 Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases.....................
United Mine Workers of America, Fairfax, VA, for a                90,000
 fuel-cell coalmine vehicle demonstration project....
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ            270,000
 for diabetes educational outreach programs..........
University of Findlay Center for Public Health                   275,000
 Preparedness, Findlay, OH for training programs on
 school safety and workplace violence avoidance......
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, for the                    1,171,000
 biodiversity research center........................
University of Montana Rehabilitation, Research, and              120,000
 Training Center, Missoula, MT, to develop program
 Living Well and Working Well with a Disability:
 Improving Health, Promoting Employment, and Reducing
 Medical Costs.......................................
University of Montana, Missoula, MT, for                         180,000
 Methamphetamine Detection and Health Effects
 Research............................................
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with East            585,000
 Carolina University, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
 for the Program in Racial Disparities in
 Cardiovascular Disease..............................
University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort            400,000
 Worth, TX for the Center for Minority Health,
 Education, Research and Outreach....................
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh,             169,500
 PA, for health outreach.............................
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL to create,                550,000
 implement, and evaluate programs to assist school-
 aged children in becoming physically active and
 healthy.............................................
University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, TX for               320,000
 the South Texas Border Health Disparities Center's
 program on preventing obesity in minority
 populations.........................................
University of Texas, Brownsville, TX for studies                 400,000
 regarding the health of the Hispanic population in
 the Rio Grande Valley...............................
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, for            200,000
 evidence based adolescent pregnancy prevention
 programs............................................
Virgin Islands Perinatal Inc., Christiansted, VI for             315,000
 implementation of chronic disease management and
 prevention modalities to minimize adverse outcomes
 related to diabetes and hypertension................
Voorhees College, Denmark, SC for a demonstration                135,000
 program on reversing diabetes in minority
 communities.........................................
Wayne County Department of Public Health, Detroit, MI            300,000
 for a lead poisoning assessment, prevention, and
 intervention program................................
WellSpan Health, York, PA, for health outreach.......             90,000
WestCare Foundation, Las Vegas, NV, for the Batterers            500,000
 Intervention Program in Needles, CA and surrounding
 communities.........................................
Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT to develop a              300,000
 comprehensive ovarian cancer prevention and early
 detection program...................................
YBH Project, Inc., Albany, GA for nutrition, fitness,            100,000
 and education programs for middle school students
 and their families..................................
Youth and Family Services, Rapid City, SD, for the               150,000
 Health Connections Program..........................
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                     National Institutes of Health

                       NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE

      The conference agreement includes $4,925,740,000 for the 
National Cancer Institute instead of $4,880,382,000 as proposed 
by the House and $4,910,160,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees urge NCI to fund a study of the Trinity 
nuclear test that estimates the number of fatal and non-fatal 
radiogenic illnesses compared to a baseline of what would be 
expected to occur naturally in the surrounding community.

                NATIONAL HEART, LUNG AND BLOOD INSTITUTE

      The conference agreement includes $3,001,691,000 for the 
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute instead of 
$2,965,775,000 as proposed by the House and $2,992,197,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH

      The conference agreement includes $399,867,000 for the 
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research instead 
of $395,753,000 as proposed by the House and $398,602,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY DISEASES

      The conference agreement includes $1,753,037,000 for the 
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 
Diseases, (NIDDK), instead of $1,731,893,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,747,784,000 as proposed by the Senate. An amount 
of $150,000,000 is also available to the Institute through a 
permanent appropriation for juvenile diabetes.
      The conferees encourage NIDDK to conduct hemodialysis 
clinical trials on a regular basis that produce the optimum 
benefit for patients.

        NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE

      The conference agreement includes $1,578,210,000 for the 
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke instead 
of $1,569,106,000 as proposed by the House and $1,573,268,000 
as proposed by the Senate.

         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES

      The conference agreement includes $4,682,585,000 for the 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases instead 
of $4,631,844,000 as proposed by the House and $4,668,472,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
permitting the transfer of $300,000,000 to International 
Assistance Programs, Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria, 
and Tuberculosis as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
proposed a transfer of $299,825,000.

             NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES

      The conference agreement includes $1,984,879,000 for the 
National Institute of General Medical Sciences instead of 
$1,966,019,000 as proposed by the House and $1,978,601,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

        NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

      The conference agreement includes $1,286,379,000 for the 
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
instead of $1,273,863,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,282,231,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                         NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE

      The conference agreement includes $684,126,000 for the 
National Eye Institute instead of $677,039,000 as proposed by 
the House and $681,962,000 as proposed by the Senate.

          NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES

      The conference agreement includes $658,258,000 for the 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences instead of 
$652,303,000 as proposed by the House and $656,176,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                      NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING

      The conference agreement includes $1,076,389,000 for the 
National Institute on Aging instead of $1,062,833,000 as 
proposed by the House and $1,073,048,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND SKIN DISEASES

      The conference agreement includes $521,459,000 for the 
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin 
Diseases instead of $516,044,000 as proposed by the House and 
$519,810,000 as proposed by the Senate.

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS

      The conference agreement includes $403,958,000 for the 
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication 
Disorders instead of $400,305,000 as proposed by the House and 
$402,680,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH

      The conference agreement includes $140,900,000 for the 
National Institute of Nursing Research instead of $139,527,000 
as proposed by the House and $140,456,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

           NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM

      The conference agreement includes $447,245,000 for the 
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism instead of 
$442,870,000 as proposed by the House and $445,702,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                    NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE

      The conference agreement includes $1,025,839,000 for the 
National Institute on Drug Abuse instead of $1,015,559,000 as 
proposed by the House and $1,022,594,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                  NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

      The conference agreement includes $1,440,557,000 for the 
National Institute of Mental Health instead of $1,425,531,000 
as proposed by the House and $1,436,001,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE

      The conference agreement includes $498,748,000 for the 
National Human Genome Research Institute instead of 
$493,996,000 as proposed by the House and $497,031,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

      NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING

      The conference agreement includes $305,884,000 for the 
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering 
instead of $303,318,000 as proposed by the House and 
$304,319,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                 NATIONAL CENTER FOR RESEARCH RESOURCES

      The conference agreement includes $1,182,015,000 for the 
National Center for Research Resources instead of 
$1,171,095,000 as proposed by the House and $1,177,997,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate regarding the prohibition of funds to 
pay indirect expenses for general research support grants. This 
provision is no longer necessary. The House bill did not 
contain a similar provision.
      The agreement provides the Administration request for 
clinical and translational science awards, with funding split 
between the Common Fund and NCRR in the same proportions as the 
Senate-passed bill. The conferees remain supportive of this 
program as it matures, but are concerned about the abrupt 
changes in program funding policies implemented in 2007.
      The conference agreement provides $224,607,000 for the 
Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program, rather than 
$223,607,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House had not 
identified specific funding for this program.

       NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

      The conference agreement includes $124,647,000 for the 
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
instead of $123,380,000 as proposed by the House and 
$124,213,000 as proposed by the Senate.

       NATIONAL CENTER ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES

      The conference agreement includes $204,542,000 for the 
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities 
instead of $202,691,000 as proposed by the House and 
$203,895,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                  JOHN E. FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER

      The conference agreement includes $68,216,000 for the 
John E. Fogarty International Center instead of $67,599,000 as 
proposed by the House and $68,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                      NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

      The conference agreement provides $329,039,000 for the 
National Library of Medicine instead of $325,484,000 as 
proposed by the House and $327,817,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. In addition, $8,200,000 is provided from section 241 
authority as proposed by both the House and Senate.

                         OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

      The conference agreement includes $1,145,790,000 for the 
Office of the Director as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$1,114,422,000 as proposed by the House. The bill identifies 
$531,300,000 for the Common Fund as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $495,153,000 as proposed by the House. This Common 
Fund amount represents 1.77 percent of total funding for NIH, 
meeting the statutory requirement that the Common Fund 
percentage of the total NIH appropriation at least equal the 
share of total NIH funding the Common Fund represented during 
the prior year. In fiscal year 2007, the Common Fund 
represented 1.67 percent of total NIH funding.
      The conference agreement also provides $25,000,000 in 
bill language for the flexible research authority authorized in 
section 215 of this Act as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$14,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the House regarding the amount identified for the 
Common Fund being in addition to funds allocated by the 
institutes for activities that are related to Fund activities. 
The Senate bill did not have similar language.
      The conference agreement provides funding for a 2.5 
percent increase in the average cost of new grants and for 
committed levels for existing grants. The Senate report 
indicated that sufficient funds were included to pay full 
committed levels on existing grants and to provide a 3 percent 
increase in the average cost of new grants. The House report 
provided sufficient funding for a 2 percent increase in the 
average cost of new grants, but did not include an assumption 
about commitment levels for existing grants.
      The conference agreement includes sufficient funds to 
provide an average 2.2 percent increase in research training 
stipends. The House bill assumed a two percent average increase 
for stipends; the Senate did not identify a specific level.
      The conference agreement provides the same funding as the 
fiscal year 2007 level for the following programs: Director's 
Pioneer awards, Pathways to Independence awards, New Innovator 
awards, and Bridge awards. The House provided similar amounts 
for these programs. The Senate provided similar amounts for all 
the programs except Pathways to Independence, for which the 
Senate did not identify a funding level.
      The conference agreement includes $96,130,000 for 
research on chemical, radiological and nuclear countermeasures 
as proposed by the Senate instead of $95,310,000 as proposed by 
the House.
      The conference agreement provides up to $10,000,000 for 
the Director's Discretionary Fund as proposed by the House. The 
Senate did not specifically identify funding for the 
Discretionary Fund.
      As required in the House report, the conferees require 
NIH to notify the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
each time the Director uses the one percent transfer authority 
provided in the NIH reauthorization.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

      The conference agreement includes $130,000,000 for 
Buildings and Facilities instead of $121,081,000 as proposed by 
the House and the Senate.

       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

               SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

      The conference agreement includes $3,415,511,000 for 
substance abuse and mental health services, of which 
$3,290,848,000 is provided through budget authority and 
$124,663,000 is provided through the evaluation set-aside. The 
House proposed $3,393,841,000 for the Substance Abuse and 
Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), of which 
$120,913,000 was from the evaluation set-aside and the Senate 
proposed $3,404,798,000, of which $126,663,000 was from the 
evaluation set-aside. The detailed table at the end of this 
joint statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by 
the conferees.
      The conference agreement includes bill language, as 
proposed by the Senate, that permits a State to receive more 
than one grant or cooperative agreement for youth suicide early 
intervention and prevention strategies.
      Within the total provided, the conference agreement 
includes $123,023,000 for activities throughout SAMHSA that are 
targeted to address the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic and its 
disparate impact on communities of color, including African 
Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Native 
Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The House proposed 
$128,514,000 for these activities. The Senate did not include 
similar language.
      Within the total provided, the conference agreement 
includes $56,735,000 for activities throughout SAMHSA to 
address the needs of the homeless. The House proposed 
$57,123,000 for these activities. The Senate did not include 
similar language.
      Within the total provided, the conference agreement 
includes $3,520,000 for treatment programs for mental illness 
and substance abuse for tribes and tribal organizations instead 
of $4,070,000 as proposed by the House. The Senate did not 
propose similar language.
Center for Mental Health Services
      The conference agreement includes a program level total 
of $428,256,000 for the mental health block grant, as proposed 
by the Senate, instead of $441,256,000 as proposed by the 
House. Within this total, $21,413,000 is provided through the 
evaluation set-aside as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $304,668,000 for 
programs of regional and national significance instead of 
$277,030,000 as proposed by the House and $298,217,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total provided for mental health programs of 
regional and national significance, the conference agreement 
includes $94,656,000 to continue and expand violence prevention 
programs in schools, including the Safe Schools/Healthy 
Students interdepartmental program, instead of $96,156,000 as 
proposed by the House and $93,156,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Included within this amount, the conference agreement 
provides $1,500,000 for a jointly funded initiative 
administered by the Department of Education and SAMHSA to 
support competitive grants to institutions of higher education 
to develop and implement emergency management plans for 
preventing campus violence. The House proposed $3,000,000 for 
this initiative. The Senate did not propose similar language.
      Within the total for mental health programs of regional 
and national significance, the conference agreement includes 
$33,680,000 for the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative 
instead of $32,360,000 as proposed by the House and $35,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate. In funding new grants, the conferees 
direct SAMHSA to give high priority to centers providing 
services in areas impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and 
who have previous experience in providing such services.
      Within the total for mental health programs of regional 
and national significance, the conference agreement includes 
$7,500,000 for a wellness initiative, instead of $15,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate, to assist local communities in the 
coordination and improvement of the integration of behavioral/
mental and physical health services. In carrying out this 
wellness initiative, the conferees expect SAMHSA to collaborate 
with HRSA and CDC. The conferees intend that funding provided 
will allow local communities to undertake a range of prevention 
and health promotion activities and expect that grantees must 
be able to evaluate the success of the program based on their 
ability to provide evidence-based services. The House did not 
propose funding for this initiative.
      For programs addressing youth suicide prevention and 
early intervention programs within the mental health programs 
of regional and national significance, the conference agreement 
includes:
      $30,000,000 for grants to States and tribes as proposed 
by the Senate--the House did not include similar language;
      $5,000,000 for campus-based programs as proposed by the 
Senate--the House did not include similar language; and,
      $5,000,000 for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center as 
proposed by the Senate--the House did not include similar 
language.
      The conferees expect the Center for Mental Health 
Services to support multi-year grants to five consumer and 
consumer-supported national technical assistance centers as 
proposed by the Senate. The House did not propose similar 
language. The conference agreement also provides funding at 
last year's level for the consumer-run statewide networking 
grants.
      The conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Access Community Health Center, Bloomingdale, IL for             250,000
 mental health services..............................
Access Community Health Network, Chicago, IL, for                400,000
 behavioral health integration programs..............
Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, IL for specialized              325,000
 and comprehensive psychotherapy and support to
 abused and neglected children and their families....
Alfred University, Alfred, NY for graduate school                100,000
 psychologist training program.......................
American Red Cross, Lower Bucks County Chapter,                  100,000
 Levittown, PA to provide mental health counseling
 and case management services, along with related
 services............................................
Children's Health Fund, New York, NY, to provide                 400,000
 mental health services to children and families in
 Louisiana...........................................
City and County of San Francisco Department of Public          1,500,000
 Health, San Francisco, CA for mental health and
 substance abuse services for homeless persons in
 supportive housing..................................
City of Los Angeles, CA for supportive housing                   300,000
 services............................................
Community Counseling Center, Portland, ME, for the               100,000
 expansion of the Greater Portland Trauma Assistance
 Network.............................................
Community Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Jacksonville,             320,000
 FL for substance abuse and mental health programs...
Corporate Alliance for Drug Education, Philadelphia,              90,000
 PA, for mental health programs......................
Essex County, Newark, NJ, for a mental health                    635,000
 initiative..........................................
Family Services of Greater Waterbury, Waterbury, CT              125,000
 for the outpatient counseling/psychiatric program...
Family Support Systems Unlimited, Inc., Bronx, NY for            175,000
 mental health services..............................
Fulton County Department of Mental Health, Atlanta,              125,000
 GA for a jail diversion program.....................
Heartland Health Outreach, Inc., Chicago, IL for                 150,000
 mental health services to refugee children..........
Helen Wheeler Center for Community Mental Health,                200,000
 Kankakee, IL for mental health services.............
Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA for the Teenline             100,000
 suicide prevention program..........................
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN for the                  150,000
 Institute of Training in Addiction Studies..........
Jewish Association for Residential Care, Farmington              300,000
 Hills, MI for the Lifelines project.................
Kids Hope United, Waukegan, IL for the multi-systemic            270,000
 therapy program for youth...........................
New Image Homeless Shelter, Los Angeles, CA for                   75,000
 mental health case management.......................
New Mexico Human Services Department, Behavioral                 210,000
 Health Collaborative, Santa Fe, NM, to transform the
 behavioral health services system...................
Oregon Partnership, Portland, Oregon, for mental                  84,000
 health services and programs........................
Pacific Clinics, Arcadia, CA for mental health and               400,000
 suicide prevention programs for Latina youth........
Prime Time House, Inc., Torrington, CT for mental                125,000
 health services.....................................
Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud, SD, for youth                      150,000
 residential and outpatient therapy at Piya Mani
 Otipi...............................................
Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service, Boca Raton, FL to              190,000
 provide preventive youth mental health services and
 clinical outreach to at risk students...............
Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency,                     100,000
 Sacramento, CA, for services to the chronically
 homeless............................................
Samaritans of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, to                   210,000
 enhance the Suicide Crisis Hotline..................
Spurwink Services, New Gloucester, ME, to improve                100,000
 early detection, training, timely access and
 evaluating best practice models for child mental
 health services.....................................
United Way of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, for the 211              600,000
 project to provide a statewide health and human
 services management system for Alaska...............
Ventura County Probation Office, Ventura, CA for                 240,000
 treatment and related services for juvenile
 offenders with mental health and chemical dependency
 problems............................................
Ventura County Sheriff's Department, Thousand Oaks,              200,000
 CA for training programs related to the mentally ill
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Transportation               85,000
 and Consumer Protection, Madison, WI, to provide
 mental health services for farmers and their
 families throughout Wisconsin.......................
Youthville, Wichita, KS for an adoption and trauma               450,000
 resource center.....................................
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
      The conference agreement includes a program level total 
of $1,776,091,000 for the substance abuse prevention and 
treatment block grant instead of $1,793,591,000 as proposed by 
the House and $1,758,591,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within 
this total, $79,200,000 is provided through the evaluation set-
aside as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $417,263,000 for 
substance abuse treatment programs of regional and national 
significance, which includes $4,300,000 from the evaluation 
set-aside, instead of $402,402,000 as proposed by the House and 
$426,568,000 as proposed by the Senate. Both the House and 
Senate bills included the evaluation set-aside at $4,300,000.
      Within funds provided for substance abuse treatment 
programs of regional and national significance, the conference 
agreement includes $98,000,000 for the access to recovery 
program as proposed by the House instead of last year's level 
of $98,208,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the funds provided for substance abuse treatment 
programs of regional and national significance, the conference 
agreement includes $40,819,000 for criminal justice activities 
instead of $37,823,000 as proposed by both the House and 
Senate. Within this amount, the conference agreement provides 
$30,817,000 for treatment drug court grants instead of 
$23,826,000 as proposed by the House and $31,817,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within funds provided for substance abuse treatment 
programs of regional and national significance, the conference 
agreement includes $9,992,000 for the Addiction Technology 
Transfer Centers instead of $10,742,000 as proposed by the 
House and $9,242,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within funds provided for substance abuse treatment 
programs of regional and national significance, the conference 
agreement provides $12,000,000 for residential treatment 
programs for pregnant and postpartum women and their children 
instead of $20,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not include similar language.
      Within funds provided for substance abuse treatment 
programs of regional and national significance, the conference 
agreement includes $29,624,000 for the screening, brief 
intervention, referral and treatment program. This includes 
$2,000,000 provided through the evaluation set-aside and is the 
same funding level as fiscal year 2007, as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not include similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Akeela, Inc., Anchorage, AK, for the Re-Entry Program            200,000
 in Anchorage, Alaska................................
Anchorage Dept. of Health and Social Services,                   400,000
 Anchorage, AK, for the Pathways to Sobriety Project
 in Anchorage, Alaska................................
Asian American Recovery Services, Inc., San                      170,000
 Francisco, CA, for substance abuse treatment
 programs............................................
City of Las Vegas, NV for the EVOLVE program.........            400,000
City of Oxford, MS for a substance abuse treatment               350,000
 program.............................................
Fulton County, Atlanta, GA for Project Excell, an                100,000
 intensive outpatient treatment program serving
 homeless males with co-occurring substance abuse and
 mental health disorders.............................
Gavin Foundation, South Boston, MA for substance                 350,000
 abuse treatment services at its Cushing House
 facility for adolescents............................
Glide Foundation, San Francisco, CA for substance                250,000
 abuse services......................................
Heartland Family Services, Inc., Omaha, NE, for the              100,000
 Sarpy County Methamphetamine Treatment Program for
 women and children..................................
Maine Lighthouse Corp., Bar Harbor, ME, for the                  100,000
 Therapeutic Community for the Substance Abuse
 Treatment project...................................
Maniilaq, Inc., Kotzebue, AK, for the Mavsigviq                  500,000
 Family Recovery Program in Northwest Arctic Borough
 Alaska..............................................
Marin Services for Women, Inc., Greenbrae, CA, for               170,000
 substance abuse treatment for low-income women and
 their children......................................
Martin Addiction Recovery Center, Martin, SD, to                 200,000
 enhance and expand substance abuse intervention and
 treatment services..................................
Metro Homeless Youth Services of Los Angeles, Los                300,000
 Angeles, CA to expand services for homeless youth
 with substance abuse problems.......................
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center,                        100,000
 Minneapolis, MN for a dual diagnosis outpatient
 treatment program...................................
Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY for            300,000
 substance abuse treatment services..................
Nicasa in Round Lake, IL, for evening outpatient                 325,000
 substance abuse treatment program for women.........
Sandhills Teen Challenge, Carthage, NC for substance             100,000
 abuse treatment services............................
Sheriffs Youth Program of Minnesota, Inver Grove                 125,000
 Heights, MN for chemical dependency treatment
 services............................................
Talbert House, Cincinnati, OH for a substance abuse              300,000
 treatment program...................................
Trumbull County Lifelines, Warren, OH for behavioral             200,000
 health services.....................................
Union Station Foundation, Pasadena, CA for services              150,000
 to homeless families................................
United Way of Treasure Valley, Boise, ID for a                   400,000
 substance abuse treatment program...................
Wayne County Academy, Alpha, KY for a substance abuse            200,000
 counseling program..................................
WestCare Kentucky, Ashcamp, KY for a substance abuse             700,000
 treatment and voucher program.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
      The conference agreement includes $197,675,000 for 
substance abuse prevention programs of regional and national 
significance instead of $194,502,000 as proposed by the House 
and $197,108,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the funds provided for substance abuse prevention 
programs of regional and national significance, the conference 
agreement includes $5,500,000 to carry out programs authorized 
by the Sober Truth on Preventing (STOP) Underage Drinking Act, 
of which:
      $1,000,000 is for the Advertising Council's underage 
drinking campaign as proposed by both the House and Senate;
      $4,000,000 is for community-based coalition enhancement 
grants instead of $5,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$3,000,000 as proposed by the Senate; and,
      $500,000 is for the Intergovernmental Coordinating 
Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking instead of 
$1,000,000 as proposed by the House--the Senate did not propose 
similar language.
      The conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Eagle Butte, SD, for a               400,000
 methamphetamine prevention program..................
Clinton County Office of District Attorney, Lock                  90,000
 Haven, PA, for substance abuse prevention programs..
Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, New                  500,000
 Haven, CT to support innovative multi-disciplinary
 intervention programs serving children and families
 exposed to violence and trauma......................
Community Health Center on the Big Island of Hawaii..            100,000
Fighting Back Partnership, Vallejo, CA for an                    250,000
 intervention program targeting elementary and high
 school students who are at risk for substance abuse
 and misuse..........................................
Institute for Research, Education and Training in                 90,000
 Addictions (IRETA), Pittsburgh, PA, for substance
 abuse prevention programs...........................
Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Families,              150,000
 Oakland, CA for integrated HIV/AIDS and substance
 abuse prevention with African-American women and
 teenagers...........................................
Iowa Office of Drug Control Policy, Des Moines, IA,              100,000
 to educate parents about drug use by teenagers......
Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, for                    400,000
 methamphetamine education project in Alaska.........
Operation SafeHouse, Riverside, CA for a substance               100,000
 abuse prevention program............................
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA, for substance              90,000
 abuse prevention programs...........................
Shiloh Economic Development Center, Bryan, TX for a              150,000
 substance abuse prevention program..................
South Boston Community Health Center, South Boston,              150,000
 MA for substance abuse prevention services..........
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, ND, for a                 400,000
 methamphetamine prevention program..................
Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks, AK, for the                 500,000
 Ch'eghutsen Children's Mental Health Program in
 Interior Alaska.....................................
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, New York, NY            250,000
 for educational awareness programs on prescription
 and over-the-counter drug abuse.....................
YMCA of the East Bay, Richmond, CA for substance                 100,000
 abuse prevention activities.........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Program Management
      The conference agreement includes a program level total 
of $96,719,000 for program management, of which $19,750,000 is 
provided through the evaluation set-aside. The House proposed 
$92,721,000 for program management, of which $16,000,000 was 
proposed through the evaluation set-aside and the Senate 
proposed $98,719,000, of which $21,750,000 was proposed through 
the evaluation set-aside.
      Within the evaluation set-aside for program management, 
the conference agreement includes an additional $2,000,000 for 
the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, rather than an 
additional $4,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not propose similar language.
      Also within the evaluation set-aside for program 
management, the conference agreement includes $1,500,000, as 
proposed by the Senate, to include mental health questions in 
CDC's National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and to carry out 
studies necessary to ensure the validity and reliability of the 
NHIS data.

               Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

                    HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

      The conference agreement includes a program level of 
$334,564,000 for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 
(AHRQ) instead of $329,564,000 as proposed by the House and 
Senate. The agreement makes these funds fully available through 
the policy evaluation set-aside. The House proposed providing 
$282,500,000 of the total for AHRQ through budget authority and 
$47,064,000 through the evaluation set-aside. The Senate 
proposed providing $329,564,000 entirely through budget 
authority. The detailed table at the end of this joint 
statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by the 
conferees.
      Within the funds provided, the conference agreement 
includes $30,000,000 for the comparative effectiveness health 
care research program as proposed by both the House and Senate. 
Also within the funds provided, $5,000,000 is for activities to 
reduce infections for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus 
aureus and related infections as proposed by the Senate. The 
House did not include similar language.
      The conferees encourage AHRQ to look favorably on 
proposals that would proactively detect medical errors and 
preemptively control injury via compact medical devices that 
acquire, analyze and filter data from multiple, disparate, 
wireless and wired sources.
      The conferees encourage AHRQ to investigate the 
feasibility of an open-source, no-cost license computer model 
capable of predicting the effects of health care policy 
alternatives for the purpose of improving health care quality 
and cost-effectiveness. The model should be developed with a 
consortium of university partners and be capable of predicting 
costs and health impacts.

               Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

                     GRANTS TO STATES FOR MEDICAID

      The conference agreement provides $141,628,056,000 for 
grants to States for Medicaid as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $141,630,056,000 as proposed by the House. Within this 
total, $2,761,957,000 is provided for the Vaccine for Children 
program as proposed by the Senate instead of $2,763,957,000 as 
proposed by the House.

                           PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

      The conference agreement includes $3,276,502,000 for 
program management instead of $3,230,163,000 as proposed by the 
House and $3,248,088,000 as proposed by the Senate. An 
additional appropriation of $720,000,000 has been provided for 
the Medicare Integrity Program through the Health Insurance 
Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Funds for 
individual CMS activities are displayed in the table at the end 
of the statement of managers. Funding levels that were in 
disagreement but not displayed on the table are discussed in 
this statement.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$193,000,000, available through fiscal year 2009, for Medicare 
contracting reform activities. The House bill provided 
$163,800,000 for this activity; the Senate bill provided 
$253,775,000.
      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate providing the Secretary of HHS the 
authority to charge fees associated with the cost of conducting 
survey and certification revisits of health care facilities 
that receive Medicare reimbursement. The House bill contained 
no similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes bill language similar 
to that proposed by the Senate including $5,140,000 for the 
following projects in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Access Health, Inc., Muskegon, MI for a small                    200,000
 business health coverage program....................
Bedford Ride, Bedford, VA for a program to assist                 70,000
 seniors.............................................
Bi-State Primary Care Association, Concord, NH to                325,000
 treat uninsured patients............................
City and County of San Francisco Department of Public          1,300,000
 Health, San Francisco, CA for enhancements to the
 HIV/AIDS service delivery system in San Francisco...
City of Detroit, MI for the Detroit Primary Care                 350,000
 Access Project......................................
City of Waterbury, CT for a health access program....            200,000
Gadsden County, FL, Quincy, FL for a prescription                100,000
 assistance medical services program.................
Jefferson Area Board for Aging, Charlottesville, VA              100,000
 to address nursing assistant shortages in long-term
 care settings.......................................
Medicare Chronic Care Practice Research Network,                 675,000
 Sioux Falls, SD, to evolve and continue the Medicare
 Coordinated Care Demonstration project..............
Mosaic, Des Moines, IA, for the Iowa Community                   300,000
 Integration Project.................................
Orange County's Primary Care Access Network, Orlando,            320,000
 FL for a health care access network.................
Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA for a project                     200,000
 regarding the transition of older patients from
 hospital to home....................................
Thurston-Mason County Medical Society, Olympia, WA               200,000
 for Project Access for the uninsured................
University of Mississippi, University, MS, for the               300,000
 Medication Use and Outcomes Research Group..........
University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy,                 100,000
 Chapel Hill, NC, to study the impact of a primary
 care practice model utilizing clinical pharmacist
 practitioners to improve the care of Medicare-
 eligible populations in NC..........................
Valley Hospice, Inc., Steubenville, OH to develop                400,000
 best practices for hospices across the State........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      The conference agreement includes $36,990,000 for 
research, demonstration, and evaluation instead of $23,070,000 
as proposed by the House and $35,325,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within this total, the conference agreement includes 
$10,000,000 for Real Choice Systems Change Grants to States, as 
proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not include funding 
for this purpose.
      The conference agreement provides $45,000,000 for the 
State Health Insurance Program as proposed by the House instead 
of $35,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conference 
agreement provides funds to support the National Center on 
Senior Benefits Outreach and Enrollment within the 
Administration on Aging rather than in the Centers for Medicare 
and Medicaid Services as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not provide funding for this activity within CMS.
      The conferees request the Government Accountability 
Office to submit a report to Congress by November 30, 2008 (1) 
assessing State efforts to reexamine health care delivery and 
expand access and (2) providing recommendations regarding the 
potential role of Congress in supporting State-based efforts. 
The Senate proposed a similar report in section 228 of H.R. 
3043, as passed by the Senate. The House had no similar 
provision.
      The conferees direct the Secretary of HHS to submit a 
report to the Appropriations Committees of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate no later than 30 days after 
enactment of this Act on workers' compensation set-asides under 
the Medicare secondary payer set-aside provisions under title 
XVIII of the Social Security Act. The Senate proposed a similar 
report in section 240 of H.R. 3043, as passed by the Senate. 
The House had no similar provision.
      The conferees believe that the Secretary of HHS should 
maintain ``deemed status'' coverage under the Medicare program 
for clinical trials that are Federally funded or reviewed, as 
provided for by the Executive Memorandum of June 2000. The 
Senate expressed a similar view in section 241 of H.R. 3043, as 
passed by the Senate. The House had no similar provision.
      The conferees direct CMS to include in the next 
publication of ``Medicare & You'' information regarding: (1) 
the importance of writing and updating advance directives and 
living wills; and (2) access to laboratory findings and medical 
records and encouraging patients to be more proactive in asking 
for copies of these important pieces of health information.

              HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND ABUSE CONTROL ACCOUNT

      The conference agreement provides $383,000,000, to be 
available until expended, from the Medicare trust funds for 
health care fraud and abuse control, as proposed by the Senate. 
The House proposed the same level of funding but with one-year 
availability. Within this total, the conference agreement 
provides a different allocation of funding between activities 
than that provided by the House or the Senate. The agreement 
provides $284,620,000 for CMS program integrity activities, 
including activities authorized under the Medicare Integrity 
Program and $35,000,000 for Medicaid anti-fraud activities. The 
House and Senate had provided $288,480,000 for the Medicare 
Integrity Program. The HHS Office of the Secretary is provided 
$25,000,000 in the conference agreement rather than $21,140,000 
as proposed by the House and Senate. Funding for Medicaid 
program integrity activities was not included in either the 
House or Senate bill.

                Administration for Children and Families

                   LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $2,411,585,000 for low-
income home energy assistance instead of $2,662,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $2,161,170,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of the amount provided, $1,980,000,000 is provided for 
formula grants to States as proposed by both the House and 
Senate, and $431,585,000 is provided for the contingency fund 
instead of $682,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$181,170,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                     REFUGEE AND ENTRANT ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $652,394,000 for the 
refugee and entrant assistance programs instead of $650,630,000 
as proposed by the House and $654,166,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The detailed table at the end of this joint statement 
reflects the activity distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      Within the total for refugee and entrant assistance, the 
conference agreement includes $9,814,000, as proposed by the 
House, for victims of trafficking instead of $9,823,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees concur with both the 
House and Senate and do not include bill language that would 
expand the program to include domestic victims of trafficking.
      Within the total for refugee and entrant assistance, the 
conference agreement includes $154,005,000 for social services 
as proposed by both the House and Senate. Included within this 
amount, $19,000,000 is for support to communities with large 
concentrations of Cuban and Haitian entrants as proposed by the 
House. The Senate did not include similar language.
      Within the total for refugee and entrant assistance, the 
conference agreement includes $131,399,000 for the 
unaccompanied minors program instead of $129,635,000 as 
proposed by the House and $133,162,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. As proposed by both the House and Senate, the 
conference agreement does not include funds for expanded 
background checks. After addressing increased shelter and 
medical costs, the conferees direct ORR to use the increase 
provided for the unaccompanied minors program to expand the pro 
bono legal services initiative, as proposed by both the House 
and Senate.

   PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR THE CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

      The conference agreement includes $2,094,581,000 for the 
Child Care and Development Block Grant, instead of 
$2,137,081,000 as proposed by the House bill and $2,062,081,000 
as proposed by the Senate bill. The bill designates $982,080 
for the Child Care Aware toll-free hotline; this provision was 
included in the House bill. The Senate bill included funds for 
this purpose but did not name the entity.
      The conference agreement also includes bill language 
specifying $5,000,000 for the Small Business Child Care 
program. The Senate bill provided these funds in a general 
provision. The House bill did not include a similar provision.

                      SOCIAL SERVICES BLOCK GRANT

      The conference agreement includes bill language allowing 
States to transfer up to 10 percent of Temporary Assistance to 
Needy Families (TANF) funds to the Social Services Block Grant. 
This provision was not included in either the House or the 
Senate bill.

                CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SERVICES PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $9,231,195,000 for 
Children and Families Services Programs, of which $10,500,000 
is provided through the evaluation set-aside. The House bill 
proposed $9,157,440,000 for these programs and the Senate 
proposed $9,223,832,000. The detailed table at the end of this 
joint statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by 
the conferees.
Head Start
      The conference agreement includes $7,042,196,000 for Head 
Start, instead of $6,963,571,000 as proposed by the House and 
$7,088,571,000 as proposed by the Senate. The agreement 
includes $1,388,800,000 in advance funding.
Consolidated Runaway and Homeless Youth Program
      The conference agreement includes $100,337,000 for the 
Consolidated Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, instead of 
$97,837,000 as proposed by the House and $102,837,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
Prevention Grants to Reduce Abuse of Runaway Youth
      The conference agreement includes $17,527,000 for 
prevention grants to reduce abuse of runaway youth, instead of 
$15,027,000 as proposed by the House and $20,027,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
Child Abuse State Grants and Discretionary Activities
      The conference agreement includes $65,033,000 for Child 
Abuse State Grants and child abuse discretionary programs, 
instead of $63,840,000 as proposed by the House and $64,745,000 
as proposed by the Senate.
      Included in this amount is $27,007,000 for State grants, 
as proposed by both the House and the Senate. Within the amount 
provided for State grants, the conferees include $10,000,000 
for a home visitation initiative to support competitive grants 
to States to encourage investment of existing funding streams 
into evidence-based home visitation models. The conferees 
expect that the Administration for Children and Families will 
ensure that States use the funds to support models that have 
been shown, in well-designed randomized controlled trials, to 
produce sizeable, sustained effects on important child outcomes 
such as abuse and neglect. The conferees also recommend that 
the funds support activities to assist a range of home 
visitation programs to replicate the techniques that have met 
these high evidentiary standards. In carrying out this new 
initiative, the conferees instruct the Department to adhere 
closely to evidence-based models of home visitation and not to 
incorporate any additional initiatives that have not met these 
high evidentiary standards or might otherwise dilute the 
emphasis on home visitation.
      For child abuse discretionary activities, the conference 
agreement provides $38,026,000, instead of $36,833,000 as 
proposed by the House and $37,738,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within the funds provided for child abuse discretionary 
activities, the conference agreement includes the following 
projects in the following amounts:

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                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Boys and Girls Town of Missouri, St. James, MO, to               423,000
 expand services to abused and neglected children....
Catholic Community Services of Juneau, Juneau, AK, to            400,000
 continue operations at its Family Resource Center
 for child abuse prevention and treatment in Juneau,
 Alaska..............................................
Children Uniting Nations, Los Angeles, CA for a                  300,000
 foster child mentoring program in Los Angeles.......
Darkness to Light, Charleston, SC, to expand and                 300,000
 disseminate the Stewards of Children program in
 consultation with the CARE House of Dayton, OH......
Jefferson County, Golden, CO for child abuse                     100,000
 prevention and treatment programs...................
New York Center for Children, New York, NY for                   175,000
 comprehensive support and services to abused
 children and their families.........................
Shelter for Abused Women, Winchester, VA to enhance              100,000
 community efforts to address domestic violence......
Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA),                       90,000
 Williamsport, PA, for abused and neglected
 children's CASA programs............................
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Adoption Incentives
      The conference report includes $4,400,000 for the 
Adoption Incentive Program, rather than $9,500,000 as proposed 
by both the House and the Senate. The decrease reflects 
available carry-over from the previous fiscal year, due to the 
fact that bonus amounts earned by the States have fallen 
significantly, causing the Department to revise its estimate of 
funds needed to pay incentives earned by the States in fiscal 
year 2007.
Adoption Awareness
      The conference agreement includes $13,674,000 for the 
Adoption Awareness Program, instead of $14,674,000 as proposed 
by the House and $12,674,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within 
this amount, the conferees expect that the increase of 
$1,000,000 will be used for infant adoption awareness, bringing 
the total available for this activity to $10,728,000. The 
remaining $2,946,000 is recommended for the special needs 
adoption campaign.
Compassion Capital Fund
      The conference agreement includes $53,625,000 for the 
Compassion Capital Fund as proposed by the Senate, instead of 
$64,350,000 as proposed by the House.
Social Services and Income Maintenance Research
      The conference agreement includes $21,898,000 for social 
services and income maintenance research, of which $6,000,000 
is provided through the evaluation set-aside. The House 
proposed $14,635,000 for this program, of which $6,000,000 was 
funded through the evaluation set-aside and the Senate proposed 
$11,825,000, of which $6,000,000 was from the evaluation set-
aside.
      Within the funds provided for social services research, 
the conference agreement includes the following projects in the 
following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
A+ For Abstinence, Waynesboro, PA, for abstinence                 25,425
 education and related services......................
Abyssinian Development Corporation, New York, NY, to             150,000
 support and expand youth and family displacement
 prevention programs.................................
Alaska Children's Services, Anchorage, AK, for its               250,000
 program to serve low income youth in Anchorage,
 Alaska..............................................
Alaska Statewide Independent Living Council, Inc.,               200,000
 Anchorage, AK, to continue and expand the Personal
 Care Attendant Program and to expand outreach
 efforts to the disabled living in rural Alaska......
Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA, for program                       85,000
 development at the Molly Bish Center for the
 Protection of Children and the Elderly..............
Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Virginia, MN              300,000
 for the Family-to-Family community based mentoring
 program to assist low-income families...............
Augusta Levy Learning Center, Wheeling, WV for                   100,000
 services to children with Autism....................
Beth El House, Alexandria, VA for social services and             75,000
 transitional housing for formerly homeless women and
 their children......................................
Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA....................            175,000
Catholic Family Center, Rochester, NY, for the                   250,000
 Kinship Caregiver Resource Network..................
Catholic Social Services, Wilkes-Barre, PA, for                   39,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
Child Care Resource and Referral Network, Tacoma, WA,            900,000
 for a child care quality initiative.................
Children's Home Society of Idaho, Boise, ID, for the             225,000
 Bridge Project to place Idaho children-in-care in
 foster care.........................................
Children's Home Society of South Dakota, Sioux Falls,            300,000
 SD for services related to domestic violence, child
 abuse, and neglect..................................
Christian Outreach of Lutherans, Waukegan, IL for                125,000
 Latino leadership development in underserved areas..
City of Chester, Bureau of Health, Chester, PA, for               30,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
City of Detroit, MI for an Individual Development                400,000
 Account initiative..................................
City of Fort Worth, TX for programming at                        200,000
 neighborhood-based early childhood resource centers.
City of San Jose, CA for its Services for New                    200,000
 Americans program, including assistance with job
 seeking skills, citizenship, family safety and
 resettlement........................................
Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club--Mike Horn Unit,                 175,000
 Owensboro, KY for purchase of equipment.............
Communities In Schools, Bell-Coryell Counties, Inc.,             260,000
 Killeen, TX for youth counseling services...........
Community Partnership for Children, Inc., Silver                 170,000
 City, NM, for a child care quality initiative.......
Community Services for Children, Inc., Allentown, PA,             90,000
 for early childhood development services............
Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies,                  340,000
 Wethersfield, CT, for the Empowering People for
 Success initiative..................................
Covenant House Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, FL for a                 200,000
 program for pregnant and parenting teens and young
 adults..............................................
Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO for a              245,350
 child abuse prevention program......................
Crozer Chester Medical Center, Upland, PA, for                    30,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center, Los                  125,000
 Angeles, CA for the Parent-Child Home Program.......
Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Inc., Leesburg, VA              250,000
 for services to disabled individuals................
Family Center of Washington County, Montpelier, VT               500,000
 for childcare and related services..................
Family Service & Children's Aid Society, Oil City,                26,000
 PA, for abstinence education and related services...
Fathers and Families Center, Indianapolis, IN........             80,000
First 5 Alameda County, San Leandro, CA for                      275,000
 development and support of postsecondary early
 childhood education and training programs, which may
 include student scholarships........................
Friends Association for Care and Protection of                    90,000
 Children, West Chester, PA, for programs to provide
 safe, secure housing for children through an
 emergency shelter for families, transitional
 housing, specialized foster care and adoption
 programs............................................
Friendship Circle of the South Bay, Redondo Beach, CA            465,000
 for services for children with developmental
 disabilities........................................
Greater New Britain Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Inc.,             125,000
 New Britain, CT for the Pathways/Senderos Center for
 education and outreach..............................
Guidance Center, Ridgeway, PA, for abstinence                     26,000
 education and related services......................
Hamilton-Madison House, New York, NY for services and            100,000
 equipment for a social services program.............
Healthy Learners Dillon, Columbia, SC for social                 200,000
 services for economically disadvantaged children....
Heart Beat, Millerstown, PA, for abstinence education             39,000
 and related services................................
Helping Children Worldwide, Herndon, VA to assist                250,000
 students and families...............................
Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health                 425,000
 Department, Minneapolis, MN for the Family Healing
 and Restoration Network Project.....................
Hillside Family of Agencies, Rochester, NY for the               100,000
 Hillside Children's Center for adoption services....
Hope Village for Children, Meridian, MS for a program            215,000
 to assist foster children...........................
Horizons for Homeless Children, Boston, MA for                    75,000
 Playspace Programs for homeless children in the 7th
 Congressional District..............................
Horizons for Homeless Children, Boston, MA to                    160,000
 continue and expand the Playspace program...........
Keystone Central School District, Mill Hall, PA, for              33,900
 abstinence education and related services...........
Keystone Economic Development Corporation, Johnstown,             33,900
 PA, for abstinence education and related services...
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY for the             190,000
 New American's Center...............................
L.I.F.T. Women's Resource Center, Detroit, MI for                100,000
 services to improve self-sufficiency and life skills
 of women transitioning from substance abuse,
 domestic violence, or homelessness..................
LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, for abstinence              47,000
 education and related services......................
Lawrence County Social Services, New Castle, PA for              125,000
 early childhood, parental training, and life skills
 programs............................................
Lutheran Social Services, Duluth, MN for services to             400,000
 runaway, homeless, and other at-risk youth and their
 families............................................
Marcus Institute, Atlanta, GA for services for                   400,000
 children and adolescents with developmental
 disabilities and severe and challenging behaviors...
Mary's Family, Orlean, VA to develop a respite                   100,000
 program for Winchester-area special needs families..
Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, NC, for a program to              200,000
 combat domestic violence............................
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, for                 47,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Portageville,             350,000
 MO for the Fatherhood First program.................
Monterey County Probation Department, Salinas, CA for            450,000
 the Silver Star gang prevention and intervention
 program.............................................
My Choice, Inc., Athens, PA, for abstinence education             22,000
 and related services................................
Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH for a Family            100,000
 Resource Center.....................................
National Energy Assistance Directors' Association,               200,000
 Washington, DC for research and information
 dissemination related to the Low-Income Home Energy
 Assistance Program..................................
Neighborhood United Against Drugs, Philadelphia, PA,              39,000
 for abstinence education and related services.......
Network for Instructional TV, Inc., Reston, VA for a              50,000
 training program for child care providers...........
New Brighton School District, New Brighton, PA, for               30,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
Northeast Guidance Center, Detroit, MI, for the                  210,000
 Family Life Center project..........................
Northwest Family Services, Alva, OK, to establish                 85,625
 behavioral health services and family counseling
 programs............................................
Nueva Esperanza, Philadelphia, PA, for abstinence                 30,000
 education and related services......................
Nurses for Newborns Foundation, St. Louis, MO for                475,000
 nurse home visiting program.........................
Organization of the NorthEast, Chicago, IL for                    80,000
 development of a local homeless services continuum..
Our Piece of the Pie, Hartford, CT, for social                   210,000
 outreach services to grandparents raising teenagers.
Partners for Healthier Tomorrows, Ephrata, PA, for                22,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
Pediatric Interim Care Center, Kent, WA for the Drug-            150,000
 Exposed Infants Outreach and Education program......
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence,                 90,000
 Harrisburg, PA, for domestic violence programs......
Positively Kids, Las Vegas, NV, to create a program              100,000
 to provide home, respite, and medical day care for
 severely disabled children..........................
Progressive Believers Ministry, Wynmoor, PA, for                  26,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
Public Health Department, Solano County, Fairfield,              100,000
 CA for a program to support pregnant women and new
 mothers.............................................
Real Commitment, Gettysburg, PA, for abstinence                   47,000
 education and related services......................
School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,                39,000
 for abstinence education and related services.......
Sephardic Bikur Holim of Monmouth County, Deal, NJ               140,000
 for social services programs........................
Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network, San            100,000
 Jose, CA for assistance to immigrants seeking
 citizenship.........................................
Shepherd's Maternity House, Inc., East Stroudsburg,               26,000
 PA, for abstinence education and related services...
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL for the             240,000
 Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders................
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX              300,000
 for coordination of family and child services.......
Susan Wesley Family Learning Center, East Prairie, MO            100,000
 for programs to assist at-risk youth and their
 families............................................
TLC for Children and Families, Inc., Olathe, KS for a            320,000
 transitional living program for at-risk and homeless
 youth...............................................
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit, McVeytown, PA, for                   39,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
United Way Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, MI for the            300,000
 Communities of Early Learning initiative............
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO for              300,000
 the treatment of autism spectrum disorders..........
Urban Family Council, Philadelphia, PA, for                       67,800
 abstinence education and related services...........
Visitation Home, Inc., Yardville, NJ for programs to             100,000
 assist developmentally disabled residents...........
Washington Hospital Teen Outreach, Washington, PA,                39,000
 for abstinence education and related services.......
Women's Care Center of Erie County, Inc., Erie, PA,               39,000
 for abstinence education and related services.......
York County Human Life Services, York, PA, for                    39,000
 abstinence education and related services...........
YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA for a               100,000
 project providing coordinated assistance to victims
 of sexual assault and domestic violence.............
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Developmental Disabilities
      Within developmental disabilities programs, the 
conference agreement includes $77,271,000 for State Councils on 
Developmental Disabilities, as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $76,771,000 as proposed by the House. For protection and 
advocacy services, the conferees include $41,718,000, instead 
of $38,718,000 as proposed by the House and $42,718,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $18,820,000 for voting 
access for individuals with disabilities, instead of 
$36,720,000 as proposed by the House and $16,720,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the funds provided, $12,920,000 
is for payments to States to promote access for voters with 
disabilities and $5,900,000 is for State protection and 
advocacy systems. The House proposed $25,890,000 and 
$10,830,000 respectively for these two activities, while the 
Senate proposed $11,390,000 and $5,330,000.
      For developmental disabilities projects of national 
significance, the conference agreement includes $14,414,000, 
instead of $11,414,000 as proposed by the House and $15,414,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, $2,000,000 is 
provided for a National Clearinghouse and Technical Assistance 
Center, as proposed by the Senate. The House did not include 
similar language.
      For University Centers for Excellence, the conference 
agreement includes $37,613,000, instead of $33,213,000 as 
proposed by the House and $38,713,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
Native Americans
      The conference agreement includes $48,332,000 for Native 
American programs, instead of $47,332,000 as proposed by the 
House and $49,332,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this 
total, $4,000,000 is included for Native language immersion and 
other revitalization programs, instead of $3,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Community Services
      The conference agreement includes $665,425,000 for the 
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), instead of $660,425,000 
as proposed by the House and $670,425,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement makes a technical correction 
in bill language, as proposed by the House, to reflect a total 
for the programs authorized under the CSBG Act. Additional 
programs in this account are funded under other authorities.
      For community economic development, the conference 
agreement includes $32,700,000 as proposed by the House, 
instead of $27,022,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Domestic Violence Hotline
      The conference agreement includes $3,085,000 for the 
National Domestic Violence Hotline, instead of $2,970,000 as 
proposed by the House and $3,200,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Battered Women's Shelters
      The conference agreement includes $130,866,000 for 
battered women's shelters and family violence prevention 
services, instead of $134,731,000 as proposed by the House and 
$127,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Abstinence Education
      The conference agreement includes $141,164,000 for 
community-based abstinence education as proposed by the House, 
instead of $84,916,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this 
amount, $4,500,000 is provided through the evaluation set-
aside.
      The Conference report includes a provision, proposed by 
the House regarding the definition of abstinence education 
contained in section 510(b)(2) of the Social Security Act. Also 
included is language, proposed by the House, precluding 
grantees who receive funding under this section from discussing 
with adolescents any other education regarding sexual conduct 
in the same setting as abstinence education. The Senate 
contained no similar provisions.
      The conferees direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to require that each applicant for financial 
assistance under the abstinence education program certify that 
all materials proposed in the application and funded during the 
project period of the grant are medically accurate, and direct 
that a panel of medical experts shall review such grant 
applications and assess whether the materials proposed are 
medically accurate, as proposed by the House. Bill language 
concerning scientific accuracy, as proposed by the Senate, is 
not included.
      The conference agreement also provides that up to 
$10,000,000 may be used to carry out a national abstinence 
education campaign as proposed by the House. The Senate 
contained no similar provision.
Program Direction
      The conference agreement includes $191,025,000 for 
program direction, instead of $187,776,000 as proposed by the 
House and $197,225,000 as proposed by the Senate. This amount 
does not include the additional request for $6,200,000 for 
improper payments activities as proposed by the Senate.

       PAYMENTS TO STATES FOR FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION ASSISTANCE

      The conference agreement includes $5,067,000,000 for 
Payments to States for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance, the 
same level as the Senate bill instead of $5,082,000,000 as 
proposed by the House bill.

                        Administration on Aging

                        AGING SERVICES PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $1,446,651,000 for 
aging services programs instead of $1,417,189,000 as proposed 
by the House and $1,451,585,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes bill language designating 
$5,500,000 for medication management, screening, and education 
to prevent incorrect medication and adverse drug reactions as 
proposed by the Senate. The House did not propose similar 
language. The detailed table at the end of this joint statement 
reflects the activity distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$357,595,000 for supportive services and centers, as proposed 
by the House, instead of $355,595,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$21,000,000 for activities for the protection of vulnerable 
older Americans instead of $20,156,000 as proposed by the House 
and $21,156,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included within this 
total, $15,854,000 is for the ombudsman services program 
instead of $16,010,000 as proposed by the Senate and $5,146,000 
is for the prevention of elder abuse program as proposed by the 
Senate. The House did not propose specific funding amounts for 
these programs.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$158,167,000 for the family caregivers program instead of 
$156,167,000 as proposed by the House and $159,167,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$771,481,000 for nutrition programs instead of $758,599,000 as 
proposed by the House and $775,570,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Within the funding level for nutrition services, the 
conference agreement includes the following amounts:
      $418,019,000 for congregate meals instead of $411,692,000 
as proposed by the House and $419,519,000 as proposed by the 
Senate;
      $197,305,000 for home delivered meals instead of 
$194,337,000 as proposed by the House and $198,805,000 as 
proposed by the Senate; and,
      $156,157,000 for the nutrition services incentives 
program instead of $152,570,000 as proposed by the House and 
$157,246,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$27,376,000 for grants for Native Americans instead of 
$26,918,000 as proposed by the House and $27,834,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$15,094,000 for program innovations instead of $10,240,000 as 
proposed by the House and $11,420,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Funding is provided at no less than the fiscal year 
2007 levels for national programs scheduled to be refunded in 
fiscal year 2008. Also within the funding for program 
innovations, the conference agreement includes $1,000,000 to 
continue the Alzheimer's disease 24-hour call center as 
proposed by the Senate. The House did not include similar 
language.
      The conferees encourage the Administration on Aging to 
allocate funding for a national program of statewide Senior 
Legal Hotlines (also called Senior Legal Helplines) at a 
minimum at their current levels and ideally to provide an 
increase in the number of States in which these services are 
available for seniors. Statewide Senior Legal Hotlines/
Helplines provide free, legal advice, information, referrals 
and a variety of additional services to older Americans over 
60, enabling more seniors to maintain healthy, independent 
lives, free from the threats of poverty, exploitation or abuse.
      The Conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
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Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, Denver, CO for             300,000
 a naturally occurring retirement communities
 demonstration project...............................
Amalgamated Warbasse Houses, Inc., Brooklyn, NY for a            250,000
 demonstration project focusing on supportive service
 programs in naturally occurring retirement
 communities.........................................
California Senior Legal Hotline, Sacramento, CA for a             80,000
 demonstration project to increase services to non-
 English-speaking seniors............................
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Madison, WI, to             170,000
 conduct outreach and education for law enforcement
 and financial industry on financial elder abuse.....
Disability Rights Wisconsin, Madison, WI, for nursing            155,000
 home support services...............................
Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, Durham, NC for             130,000
 a demonstration program to improve assistance to
 family caregivers...................................
Good Samaritan Village of Hastings, Sioux Falls, SD,             100,000
 for the continuation of the Sensor Technology
 Project for Senior Independent Living and Home
 Health..............................................
Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL for the                  400,000
 Chicago Elder Project...............................
Jewish Community Services of South Florida, North                125,000
 Miami, FL for a naturally occurring retirement
 communities demonstration project...................
Jewish Family & Child Services, Portland, Oregon, for             84,700
 seniors programs and services at a Naturally
 Occurring Retirement Community......................
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater                   90,000
 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, for Naturally
 Occurring Retirement Communities demonstration
 project.............................................
Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis,             200,000
 Minnetonka, MN for a naturally occurring retirement
 community demonstration project.....................
Jewish Family Service of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM             300,000
 for a naturally occurring retirement community
 demonstration project...............................
Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles, CA for a                     350,000
 naturally occurring retirement communities
 demonstration project in Park La Brea and the San
 Fernando Valley.....................................
Jewish Family Services of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington,            300,000
 DE for a naturally occurring retirement community
 demonstration project...............................
Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey, Scotch                  300,000
 Plains, NJ for the naturally occurring retirement
 community demonstration project.....................
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta, GA,                84,300
 for a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community......
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis,                       630,000
 Indianapolis, IN for a Naturally Occurring
 Retirement Community................................
Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County, NJ for             300,000
 a naturally occurring retirement communities
 demonstration project...............................
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Woodbridge,              150,000
 CT to develop, test, evaluate, and disseminate an
 innovative community-based approach to caregiver
 support services....................................
Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, NV for the Las Vegas             600,000
 Senior Lifeline Program.............................
Jewish Federation of Middlesex County, South River,              250,000
 NJ for a naturally occurring retirement communities
 demonstration project...............................
Jewish Social Service Agency, Fairfax, VA for a                  150,000
 naturally occurring retirement community
 demonstration project...............................
Nevada Rural Counties RSVP, Carson City, NV, to                  100,000
 provide home services to seniors in rural areas.....
Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, Front Royal, VA for             150,000
 a model group respite center for persons with
 Alzheimer's disease and dementia....................
UJA Federation of Northern NJ, River Edge, NJ, for a             170,000
 Naturally Occurring Retirement Community............
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, NJ,                      500,000
 Parsippany, NJ for the Lifelong Involvement for
 Vital Elders Aging in Place initiative..............
United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh,                   90,000
 Pittsburgh, PA, for Naturally Occurring Retirement
 Communities demonstration project...................
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL for a                     100,000
 technology demonstration project to assist seniors..
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      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$37,901,000 for aging network support activities instead of 
$29,633,000 as proposed by the House and $42,651,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within the funding level for aging 
network support activities, the conference agreement includes 
the following amounts:
      $1,676,000, as proposed by the Senate, for the pension 
counseling and information program in order to expand the 
number of regional counseling projects from five to six--the 
House did not specify a funding level for this program;
      $22,250,000 for the choices for independence initiative 
instead of $16,500,000 as proposed by the House and $28,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate; and,
      $2,000,000 for the establishment of a National Center on 
Senior Benefits Outreach and Enrollment instead of $1,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate--the House did not include funding 
for this program.
      Within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$18,541,000 for program administration instead of $18,385,000 
as proposed by the House and $18,696,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                        Office of the Secretary

                    GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $392,921,000 for 
General Departmental Management instead of $348,075,000 as 
proposed by the House and $404,237,000 as proposed by the 
Senate, including $5,851,000 from Medicare trust funds, which 
was provided by both the House and Senate. In addition, 
$46,756,000 in program evaluation funding is provided, which 
was proposed by both the House and Senate.
      The conference agreement does not provide funds, as 
proposed by the House, to establish a new discretionary fund 
for the Secretary. The Senate provided $4,000,000 for this 
purpose.
      The conference agreement includes $5,500,000 for a Health 
Diplomacy Initiative including bill language specifying that 
these funds may be used to carry out health diplomacy 
activities such as health training, services, education, and 
program evaluation, provided directly, through grants, or 
through contracts. The Senate bill designated $9,500,000 for 
this initiative, while the House bill did not include a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement includes $500,000 for a 
feasibility study for a National Registry of Substantiated 
Cases of Child Abuse or Neglect, as described in section 633(g) 
of the Adam Walsh Child Protection Act. The agreement does not 
include bill language designating this amount for this purpose 
as proposed by the Senate. The House did not include a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
designating $2,000,000 for dental workforce programs within 
this account as proposed by the Senate. The House did not 
include a similar provision. The conferees have instead 
provided funding for these activities within the Allied Health 
and Other Disciplines program within the Health Resources and 
Services Administration.
      The conference agreement provides $1,000,000 for the 
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) as proposed by 
the Senate. The House recommended funds for the IACC but did 
not specify an amount. The agreement includes bill language not 
included in either House or Senate bills specifying that these 
funds shall be transferred to the National Institute of Mental 
Health.
      The Conference agreement includes $22,627,000 for the 
transformation of the Commissioned Corps instead of $19,157,000 
proposed by the House and $30,000,000 proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees concur that not more than the fiscal year 
2007 funding level shall be available for the Office of 
Legislative Affairs.
      The conferees concur that the conference agreement 
includes sufficient funds to continue support of the national 
and multiple area poverty centers at no less than the fiscal 
year 2007 level.
      Within the funds provided for General Departmental 
Management, the conference agreement includes the following 
projects in the following amounts:

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                       Project                           Total funding
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Alma Family Services, Monterey Park, CA to increase               75,000
 access to culturally competent health information to
 minority populations, which may include the purchase
 of a fully equipped mobile computer lab/resource
 unit................................................
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, New York, NY for                         400,000
 demonstration project to increase access to health
 care for low-income minority men in South and
 Central Bronx.......................................
Community Health Partnership, Santa Clara, CA for its            200,000
 Healthy Women, Healthy Choices project to provide
 comprehensive health education to underserved women.
Community Transportation Association of America,                 850,000
 Washington, DC, for technical assistance to human
 services transportation providers on ADA
 requirements........................................
Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, NJ for its                  90,000
 Latino Healthcare Initiative........................
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center,               250,000
 Shreveport, LA for a health literacy program........
Marymount University, Arlington, VA for a project to              70,000
 provide health screenings, referrals and health
 education at a nurse managed health center for
 minority populations................................
Nassau University Medical Centers, East Meadow, NY               320,000
 for a minority health institute.....................
National Hispanic Medical Association, Washington, DC            500,000
 for a Hispanic health portal to provide online
 health education materials..........................
Palmer College on Chiropractic, Consortial Center for            325,000
 Chiropractic Research in Davenport, Iowa, and the
 Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine in
 Philadelphia, PA for a best practices initiative on
 lower back pain.....................................
Prince George's County, Upper Marlboro, MD for a                 140,000
 media campaign for pregnant women about health
 insurance for prenatal care.........................
St. Luke's Community Free Clinic, Front Royal, VA for            350,000
 activities focused on adult hypertension and dental
 care................................................
Thurston-Mason County Medical Society, Olympia, WA                90,000
 for a demonstration project to increase care for non-
 English-speaking patients...........................
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      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for the 
Lifespan Respite Care Act instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by 
the House. The Senate did not provide funds for this purpose.
      The conference agreement includes $49,620,000 for the 
Office of Minority Health instead of $49,284,000 as proposed by 
the House and $49,475,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees include additional resources over the request to 
expand the number of participating institutions in the New 
Minority Males Consortium, Inc., as well as to enhance the 
resources received by each of the institutions to increase 
their activities and to conduct the national comparative study 
of the incidence of certain health conditions and diseases 
among minority males.
      The conferees are encouraged by the progress that the 
Office of Minority Health made in fiscal year 2007 on the 
multi-year effort to address health disparities issues in the 
gulf coast region, and looks forward to further progress in 
this area in fiscal year 2008.
      Within the funds provided for the Office of Minority 
Health, the conference agreement includes the following project 
in the following amount:

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                       Project                           Total funding
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Saint Francis Hospital, Wilmington, DE, to expand                590,000
 prenatal, maternity, pediatric, and other primary
 care services to indigent populations...............
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      The conference agreement includes $31,585,000 for the 
Office of Women's Health (OWH) instead of $28,800,000 proposed 
by the House and $30,369,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees have provided sufficient funds for OWH to work with 
the advocacy community to develop and implement a sustained 
lupus awareness and education campaign aimed at reaching health 
care professionals and the general public with an emphasis on 
reaching women at greatest risk for developing lupus. The 
agreement also includes $1,000,000 for the Institute of 
Medicine to conduct a comprehensive review of the status of 
women's health research, summarize what has been learned about 
how diseases specifically affect women, and report to the 
Congress on suggestions for the direction of future research.
      With regard to Minority HIV/AIDS, the conferees expect 
that activities that are targeted to address the growing HIV/
AIDS epidemic and its disproportionate impact upon communities 
of color, including African Americans, Latinos, Native 
Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific 
Islanders, will be supported at no less than last year's 
funding level.
      The conference agreement includes $4,000,000 for the 
Embryo Adoption Awareness Campaign as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $1,980,000 as proposed by the House. The agreement 
includes bill language as proposed by the Senate permitting 
these funds to be used to provide, to individuals adopting 
embryos, through grants or other mechanisms, medical and 
administrative services deemed necessary for such adoptions 
consistent with 42 CFR 59.5(a)(4).
      The conference agreement includes bill language proposed 
by the Senate to direct that specific information requests from 
the chairmen and ranking members of the Subcommittees on Labor, 
Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies, 
on scientific research or any other matter, be transmitted to 
the Committees on Appropriations in a prompt, professional 
manner and within the time frame specified in the request. In 
addition, the agreement includes a modification to the language 
proposed by the Senate to include scientific information 
provided in congressional testimony requested by the Committees 
on Appropriations and prepared by government researchers and 
scientists be transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations, 
uncensored and without delay. The House did not include a 
similar provision.

                OFFICE OF MEDICARE HEARINGS AND APPEALS

      The conference agreement includes $67,500,000 for this 
activity instead of $65,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$70,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

  OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL COORDINATOR FOR HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

      The conference agreement includes $66,151,000 for this 
activity, of which $27,651,000 is provided in budget authority 
and $38,500,000 is made available through the Public Health 
Service program evaluation tap. The House provided a combined 
total of $61,302,000 for this activity; the Senate provided a 
combined total of $71,000,000. The conferees encourage the 
Department to develop an interoperability standard, tool set, 
and validation protocol that facilitates seamless medical 
device information sharing and device connectivity.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $45,187,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General instead of $44,687,000 as proposed 
by the House and $45,687,000 as proposed by the Senate.

            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $1,505,509,000 for the 
Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) 
instead of $1,705,382,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,729,556,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $741,586,000 to support activities related to 
countering potential biological, disease, nuclear, radiological 
and chemical threats to civilian populations and for other 
public health emergencies instead of $757,291,000 as proposed 
by the House and $786,556,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees concur with the House and provide funding 
for World Trade Center treatment and monitoring within the CDC 
appropriation and not the PHSSEF account as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees direct the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to provide a comprehensive Federal plan, as proposed 
by the House, for monitoring, screening, analysis, and medical 
treatment for all individuals who were exposed to the toxins at 
the World Trade Center site. The conference agreement expands 
the World Trade Center monitoring and treatment program 
administered by NIOSH to residents, students, and others, 
therefore the plan also should address how HHS intends to 
implement this expansion.
      The conferees concur with the House and do not include 
funding for Security Coordination and Improvement or Healthcare 
Provider Credentialing within the programs funded through 
PHSSEF administered by the Office of the Secretary. The Senate 
proposed $3,300,000 for Healthcare Provider Credentialing.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
      The conference agreement includes $720,806,000 for the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response 
(ASPR) instead of $738,909,000 as proposed by the House. The 
Senate did not propose a funding level for ASPR in total, but 
did propose funding for specific activities within the office. 
The conference agreement includes bill language designating 
$22,363,000 for BioShield management as proposed by the House 
instead of $22,338,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for ASPR, the conference agreement 
includes $50,000,000 for the National Disaster Medical System 
instead of $53,000,000 as proposed by both the House and 
Senate.
      Within the total for ASPR, the conference agreement 
includes $444,241,000 for the hospital preparedness cooperative 
agreement grants program instead of $450,991,000 as proposed by 
the House and $438,843,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees concur with the House and do not include funds for a 
surge capacity demonstration program. The Senate proposed 
$25,000,000 for this demonstration program. Additionally, the 
conference agreement does not include funding for a partnership 
grant program.
      Within the total for ASPR, the conference agreement 
includes $149,250,000 for advanced research and development 
instead of $139,500,000 as proposed by the House and 
$189,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Cyber-Security
      Within the PHSSEF total, the conference agreement 
includes $9,064,000 for an information technology cyber-
security program administered by the Office of the Chief 
Information Officer as proposed by the House instead of 
$9,482,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Medical Reserve Corps
      Within the PHSSEF total, the conference agreement 
includes $11,716,000 for the medical reserve corps administered 
by the Office of Public Health and Science instead of 
$9,318,000 as proposed by the House and $14,113,000 as proposed 
by the Senate.
Office of the Secretary--Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
designating $763,923,000 to prepare for and respond to an 
influenza pandemic instead of $948,091,000 as proposed by the 
House and $888,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this 
amount, the conference agreement provides $685,832,000 to be 
available until expended instead of $870,000,000 as proposed by 
the House and $652,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes bill language as proposed by the 
House, that funds appropriated for pandemic influenza may be 
transferred to other appropriations accounts of the Department 
of Health and Human Services. The Senate proposed similar 
language.
      Within the total for pandemic influenza preparedness, the 
conference agreement includes $78,091,000, as proposed by the 
House, for ongoing activities instead of $78,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees continue to support the Department's 
pandemic influenza preparedness activities and note that 
approximately $1,800,000,000 remains available to be obligated 
from funds provided in prior appropriations for pandemic 
influenza preparedness. The conferees understand that HHS plans 
to use a portion of the prior appropriations to purchase 
additional doses of antivirals for the Federal stockpile rather 
than waiting for the fiscal year 2008 appropriation, which 
included as part of that request, $248,000,000 for antiviral 
purchases. Due to the large unobligated balance for vaccine 
development and other activities and the plans to use prior 
year funds instead of fiscal year 2008 funds for antiviral 
purchase, the conferees are providing less funding than was 
requested by the Administration.
      The conferees concur with the House and provide the 
ongoing pandemic preparedness activities of the CDC within the 
CDC appropriation. The Senate proposed to fund CDC pandemic flu 
activities in PHSSEF to be transferred to CDC within 30 days of 
enactment of this Act.

                  COVERED COUNTERMEASURE PROCESS FUND

      The conferees concur with the Senate and do not provide 
an appropriation for the Covered Countermeasure Process Fund. 
The House proposed $5,000,000 for this program.

                           General Provisions

                     ONE PERCENT TRANSFER AUTHORITY

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
similar to that proposed by the Senate providing the Secretary 
of HHS with the authority to transfer up to 1 percent of 
discretionary funds between a program, project, or activity, 
but no such program, project or activity shall be increased by 
more than 3 percent by any such transfer. This transfer is 
available only to meet emergency needs. The Committees are to 
be notified 15 days in advance of any transfer. The House bill 
included a similar provision, but allowed the authority to 
transfer between appropriations for unanticipated needs.

                 COUNCIL ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate allowing for the continued operation of 
the Council on Graduate Medical Education. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.

                  DELTA HEALTH ALLIANCE AUTHORIZATION

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate creating the authority for HHS to award 
a grant to the Delta Health Alliance for research, educational 
programs, services, job training, and construction of health 
facilities. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                    THIMEROSAL IN INFLUENZA VACCINES

      The conference agreement includes a requirement that, for 
the 2010-2011 influenza season, the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) shall not make available any funds for the 
administration of any influenza vaccine containing thimerosal 
as a preservative for children under three years of age. The 
conferees are concerned that, in several surveys, parents have 
noted fear of vaccines containing thimerosal as a reason for 
not vaccinating their children against influenza. Although 
there is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence linking 
thimerosal in vaccines to neurodevelopmental disorders, the 
conferees are nonetheless troubled by low influenza vaccination 
coverage rates in this population. To improve public confidence 
in the safety of vaccines, the conference agreement also 
includes language requiring the Secretary to submit to Congress 
a plan to work proactively with influenza vaccine manufacturers 
to facilitate approval of additional vaccines for children 
under three years of age, to increase Federal purchases of 
thimerosal-free influenza vaccine, and to take any additional 
actions to increase the supply of thimerosal-free influenza 
vaccine.
      By enacting this language the conferees do not intend to 
supersede the judgments of expert scientists and physicians. 
Additionally, the conferees concur with CDC and its Advisory 
Committee on Immunization Practices that any person for whom 
the influenza vaccine is recommended receive any influenza 
immunization that is FDA-approved for use in that individual. 
By undertaking the current legislative action, the conferees do 
not intend to imply that vaccines containing thimerosal present 
more risk and thereby discourage citizens from availing 
themselves of such vaccines. Moreover, the conferees have 
granted the Secretary of HHS the authority to put aside the 
prohibition if the Secretary finds that thimerosal-free 
influenza vaccine supply is not sufficient to meet demand or a 
public health emergency occurs.
      The House bill proposed prohibiting the use of funds 
provided in this Act to administer to children under three 
years of age an influenza vaccine containing thimerosal during 
the 2008-2009 influenza season. The Senate did not have a 
similar provision.

                     NIH RESEARCH TRAINING TRANSFER

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate restoring the authority to transfer one 
percent of the amounts made available for National Research 
Service Awards to the Health Resources and Services 
Administration and the Agency for Healthcare Research and 
Quality. The House bill contained no similar provision.

              CDC OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM AND FITNESS EQUIPMENT

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate prohibiting funding for the CDC 
Ombudsman Program and certain equipment for the CDC fitness 
center. The House proposed a similar provision in title V of 
the bill.

                       NONRECURRING EXPENSES FUND

      The conference agreement includes a general provision not 
in either the House or Senate bill establishing an HHS 
Nonrecurring Expenses Fund. The Fund is to be created from 
unobligated balances of expired discretionary funds 
appropriated for this or any succeeding fiscal year. The Fund 
may be used for capital acquisition purposes, including 
facilities and information technology infrastructure. Amounts 
may only be obligated 15 days after notification of the 
Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and 
the Senate.

                      FEDERAL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate allowing the Division of 
Federal Occupational Health to use personal services 
contracting. The House bill contained no similar provision. 
This authority has previously been provided on a permanent 
basis.

                          USE OF CDC AIRCRAFT

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate allowing the Secretary of HHS 
and HHS employees accompanying the Secretary to use the CDC 
aircraft. The House bill contained no similar provision.

                CURRENT FEDERAL LAW ON ABORTION FUNDING

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate stating that nothing in the 
Act shall be construed to effect or otherwise modify provisions 
of current Federal law with respect to the funding of abortion. 
The House bill did not contain this restatement of current law.

                        EMERGENCY DEFIBRILLATORS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate setting aside $200,000 for a 
clearinghouse for schools regarding emergency defibrillators. 
Instead, this issue is addressed in HRSA report language. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

                          TELEHEALTH PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate providing funding for 
telehealth programs, financed by an administrative reduction. 
The agreement provides funding for telehealth activities in the 
HRSA account. The House bill contained no similar provision.

             GAO REPORT ON STATE HEALTH CARE ACCESS EFFORTS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate requiring the Comptroller 
General to provide a report to Congress on State health care 
reform efforts. Instead, the CMS report language contains a 
similar directive. The House bill contained no similar 
provision.

                      CDC STROKE AND HEART DISEASE

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would provide funding for 
CDC stroke and heart disease programs, financed by an 
administrative reduction. Funding for these programs is 
addressed in the CDC portion of the bill. The House contained 
no similar provision.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE REDUCTION

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would reduce 
administrative funding throughout the bill. The House contained 
no similar provision.

                       PATIENT NAVIGATOR OUTREACH

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would provide funding for 
patient navigator outreach activities, financed by an 
administrative reduction. Funding for this program is addressed 
in the HRSA portion of the bill. The House contained no similar 
provision.

                              TRAUMA CARE

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would provide funding for 
trauma care programs, financed by an administrative reduction. 
Funding for trauma care is addressed in the HRSA portion of the 
bill. The House contained no similar provision.

                    ALLIED HEALTH TRAINING PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would provide funding for 
allied health training programs, financed by an administrative 
cut. Funding for allied health is addressed in the HRSA portion 
of the bill. The House contained no similar provision.

                      HEMODIALYSIS CLINICAL TRIALS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would express the sense 
of the Senate regarding hemodialysis clinical trials supported 
by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney 
Diseases. This issue is addressed in NIDDK report language. The 
House contained no similar provision.

                SMALL BUSINESS CHILD CARE GRANT PROGRAM

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would fund a small 
business child care grant program, financed by an 
administrative reduction. Funding for this program is addressed 
in the ACF portion of the bill. The House contained no similar 
provision.

                      RYAN WHITE FUNDING FORMULAS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would prohibit Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS funds provided in the Act from being used to modify 
the formulas under title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act. 
The House contained no similar provision.

                    ADMINISTRATION ON AGING PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would provide funding for 
aging programs, financed by an administrative reduction. 
Funding for this program is addressed in the AoA portion of the 
bill. The House contained no similar provision.

                     VIOLENT DEATH REPORTING SYSTEM

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would provide funding for 
the National Violent Death Reporting System, financed by an 
administrative reduction. Funding for this program is addressed 
in the CDC portion of the bill. The House contained no similar 
provision.

                    WORKERS' COMPENSATION SET-ASIDES

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would require HHS to 
report on workers' compensation set-asides under the Medicare 
Secondary Payer program. This issue is addressed in CMS report 
language. The House contained no similar provision.

                    DEEMED STATUS ON CLINICAL TRIALS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would express the sense 
of the Senate that HHS should maintain ``deemed status'' 
coverage under the Medicare program for Federally funded 
clinical trials. This issue is addressed in CMS report 
language. The House contained no similar provision.

                        NIOSH COAL PILLARS STUDY

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that would increase CDC 
funding, financed by an administrative reduction, and require 
NIOSH to conduct a study of the recovery of coal pillars and 
pillar mining practices. This issue is addressed in CDC report 
language. The House contained no similar provision.

                           DRUG REIMPORTATION

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits funds 
appropriated in this Act from being used to prevent an 
individual not in the business of importing prescription drugs 
from importing a prescription drug from Canada that complies 
with certain requirements of Federal law and is not a 
controlled substance or a biological product. The House 
contained no similar provision.

                   TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                    Education for the Disadvantaged

      The conference agreement includes $15,930,691,000 for the 
Education for the Disadvantaged account instead of 
$15,969,818,000 as proposed by the House and $15,867,778,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The agreement provides $7,794,473,000 
in fiscal year 2008 and $8,136,218,000 in fiscal year 2009 
funding for this account.
      For the Title 1 program, the conference agreement 
provides $6,808,971,000 for Basic Grants as proposed by the 
House instead of $6,808,407,000 as proposed by the Senate; 
$3,068,680,000 for Targeted Grants instead of $3,094,562,000 as 
proposed by the House and $2,868,231,000 as proposed by the 
Senate; and $3,068,680,000 for Education Finance Incentive 
Grants instead of $3,094,260,000 as proposed by the House and 
$2,868,231,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $62,636,000 for the 
Even Start program instead of $99,000,000 as proposed by the 
House. The Senate bill did not include funding for this 
program.
      The conference agreement includes $400,000,000 for the 
Reading First program instead of $353,500,000 as proposed by 
the House and $800,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $114,550,000 for the 
Early Reading First program as proposed by the House instead of 
$117,666,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees expect 
that the Department will strengthen professional development 
partnerships for early childhood educators through grants 
awarded under Early Reading First.
      The conference agreement includes $36,000,000 for the 
Striving Readers program as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$31,870,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement also includes $21,243,000 for 
the Literacy Through School Libraries program instead of 
$19,486,000 as proposed by the House and $23,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $390,212,000 for the 
State Agency Migrant program instead of $393,900,000 as 
proposed by the House and $386,524,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                               Impact Aid

      The conference agreement includes $1,262,778,000 for the 
Impact Aid account instead of $1,278,453,000 as proposed by the 
House and $1,248,453,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
agreement includes $1,126,192,000 for Basic Support Payments 
instead of $1,140,517,000 as proposed by the House and 
$1,111,867,000 as proposed by the Senate, and $64,350,000 for 
Payments for Federal Property as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $65,700,000 as proposed by the House. In addition, the 
agreement includes bill language to provide two-year funding 
for Impact Aid construction grants on a competitive basis as 
proposed by the Senate. The House had proposed one-year funding 
for these grants on a formula basis.

                      School Improvement Programs

      The conference agreement includes $5,411,758,000 for the 
School Improvement Programs account instead of $5,693,668,000 
as proposed by the House and $5,198,525,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement provides $3,976,758,000 in fiscal year 
2008 and $1,435,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 funding for this 
account.
      The conference agreement includes $3,037,439,000 for the 
Teacher Quality State Grants program instead of $3,187,439,000 
as proposed by the House and $2,887,439,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for the 
Early Childhood Educator Professional Development program as 
proposed by the House instead of $14,550,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $183,080,000 for the 
Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program instead of 
$197,826,000 as proposed by the House and $184,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The agreement also includes $1,081,166,000 for 21st 
Century Community Learning Center grants instead of 
$1,106,166,000 as proposed by the House and $1,000,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees intend that the 
Department of Education encourage States to use 40 percent of 
their additional allocations over fiscal year 2007, as 
practicable, to provide supervised and supportive after-school 
activities to middle and high school students.
      The conference agreement does not provide funding for 
State Grants for Innovative Education as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $99,000,000 as proposed by the House.
      For the Foreign Language Assistance program, the 
agreement provides $26,780,000 as proposed by both the House 
and Senate. The agreement also includes a set-aside of 
$3,000,000 in bill language for 5-year grants to local 
educational agencies to work in partnership with one or more 
institutions of higher education to establish or expand 
articulated programs of study in languages critical to United 
States national security as proposed by the House. The Senate 
did not propose this set aside. The conferees intend that 
funding available under this program promote the goal of well-
articulated, long-sequence language programs that lead to 
demonstrable results for all students, and encourage school 
districts applying for these funds to reach out to institutions 
and centers funded under the Department's International 
Education programs under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. 
The conferees direct the Department not to make grants to 
school districts that are replacing current traditional 
language programs with critical needs language instruction.
      The conference agreement includes $416,000,000 for State 
Assessments as proposed by the Senate instead of $411,630,000 
as proposed by the House. Within the amount provided, the 
conferees recommend $16,000,000 for enhanced assessment 
instruments to improve the implementation of the No Child Left 
Behind Act. The conferees urge the Department to continue to 
place a high priority on grant applications that aim to improve 
the quality of State assessments for students with disabilities 
and students with limited English proficiency, and to ensure 
the most accurate means of measuring their performance on those 
assessments.
      The conference agreement includes $34,204,000 for the 
Education of Native Hawaiians program instead of $34,500,000 as 
proposed by the Senate and $33,907,000 as proposed by the 
House. The agreement includes bill language that allows funds 
under this program to be used for construction, renovation and 
modernization of any elementary school, secondary school, or 
structure related to an elementary school or secondary school 
run by the Department of Education of the State of Hawaii that 
serves a predominantly Native Hawaiian student body as proposed 
by the Senate. The conference agreement also includes bill 
language, as proposed by the Senate, which designates, within 
the amount provided for the Education of Native Hawaiians 
program, not less than $1,250,000 to the Hawaii Department of 
Education for school construction/renovation activities, and 
$1,250,000 for the University of Hawaii's Center of Excellence 
in Native Hawaiian Law. The House bill did not include a 
similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes $34,204,000 for the 
Alaska Native Educational Equity program instead of $34,500,000 
as proposed by the Senate and $33,907,000 as proposed by the 
House. The conference agreement includes bill language which 
allows funds available through this program to be used for 
construction, as proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.
      The conferees expect that rural education funding will be 
equally divided between the Small, Rural Schools Achievement 
Program, which provides funds to school districts that serve a 
small number of students, and the Rural and Low-Income Schools 
Program, which provides funds to school districts that serve 
concentrations of poor students, regardless of the number of 
students served.

                            Indian Education

      The conference agreement includes $124,000,000 for Indian 
Education as proposed by the House instead of $118,690,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the agreement 
provides $100,057,000 for grants to local educational agencies, 
$19,884,000 for special programs for Indian children, and 
$4,059,000 for national activities as proposed by the House. 
The Senate bill included $95,331,000, $19,399,000 and 
$3,960,000, respectively, for these activities.

                       Innovation and Improvement

      The conference agreement includes $1,010,084,000 for 
programs in the Innovation and Improvement account, instead of 
$992,354,000 as proposed by the House and $962,889,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $24,000,000 for the 
National Writing Project, a national writing instructional 
program authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education 
Act, as proposed by the Senate instead of $23,533,000 as 
proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $120,000,000 for the 
Teaching of Traditional American History program as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $119,790,000 as proposed by the House. 
The conferees recommend that the Department provide initial 
three-year grants, with two additional years if a grantee is 
performing effectively.
      The conference agreement includes $9,821,000 for the 
Advanced Credentialing program as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $10,695,000 as proposed by the House. The conference 
agreement provides these funds for a continuing award 
authorized under section 2151(c)(3)(c) of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act.
      The conference agreement includes $214,783,000 for the 
Charter Schools program as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$251,394,000 as proposed by the House. The conference agreement 
modifies bill language proposed by the House and the Senate to 
permit the Secretary to use funds in excess of $190,000,000 to 
carry out the State Facilities Incentive and Credit Enhancement 
for Charter Facilities programs.
Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE)
      The conference agreement includes $262,917,000 for the 
Fund for the Improvement of Education instead of $205,402,000 
as proposed by the House and $218,699,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes funding for the 
following activities authorized under section 5411 of the 
Elementary and Secondary Education Act:

Evaluation and data quality initiative..................      $2,000,000
National Institute of Building Sciences for the National 
    Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities............         700,000
Peer review.............................................           6,000
Reach Out and Read......................................       4,000,000
Teach for America.......................................      12,000,000
Full Service Community Schools Demonstration............       5,000,000

      The conferees direct that funds for the Full Service 
Community Schools Demonstration be used as specified in House 
Report 110-231.
      Within the total amount provided for FIE, the conference 
agreement also includes funding for separately authorized 
programs under title V, part D of the Elementary and Secondary 
Education Act in the following amounts:

Reading is Fundamental..................................     $25,543,000
Ready to Teach..........................................      10,890,000
Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations.       9,000,000
Arts in Education.......................................      38,041,000
Parental Information and Resource Centers...............      39,600,000
Excellence in Economic Education........................       1,473,000
Mental Health Integration Grants........................       5,000,000
Women's Educational Equity..............................       2,900,000
Presidential and Congressional American History and 
    Civics Academies....................................       1,980,000
Foundations for Learning Grants.........................       1,491,000

      For Arts in Education, the conferees modify the 
distribution of funds proposed by the Senate as follows: 
$8,365,000 is for Very Special Arts, $6,293,000 for the John F. 
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, $14,134,000 for model 
arts programs, $8,755,000 for model professional development 
programs for music, drama, dance and visual arts educators, and 
$494,000 for evaluation activities. The House did not specify a 
detailed allocation of funds within this program. Within the 
Institute of Education Sciences, the conference agreement 
provides $2,200,000 for a survey of arts in education, to be 
administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, 
but with Institute of Education Sciences and the Office of 
Innovation and Improvement jointly determining the scope of 
work of the project.
      The conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

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                       Project                           Total funding
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ABC Unified School District, Cerritos, CA for an                 200,000
 after-school program at Melbourne Elementary School.
Academy for Urban School Leadership, Chicago, IL for             200,000
 Chicago Academy and Chicago Academy High School,
 which may include support for resident teachers.....
Action for Bridgeport Community Development, Inc.,               500,000
 Bridgeport, CT for teacher training programs........
African-American Male Achievers Network, Inc.,                    40,000
 Inglewood, CA for its Project STEP program for at-
 risk youth..........................................
Akron Public Schools, OH for a Math, Science, and                250,000
 Technology Community Learning Center, which may
 include equipment...................................
Alamance-Burlington School District, Burlington, NC              150,000
 for the Professional Development Academy............
Alaska Department of Education and Early Development,            300,000
 Juneau, AK, for Big Brothers/Big Sisters statewide,
 in partnership with Alaska Dept. of Education, Boys
 and Girls Club, and Cook Inlet Tribal Council for a
 comprehensive mentoring program in Alaska...........
Alaska Sealife Center, Seward, AK, for a marine                  250,000
 ecosystems education program........................
All Kinds of Minds, Chapel Hill, NC for teacher                  150,000
 training programs...................................
Allied Services Foundation, Clarks Summit, PA, for                75,000
 dyslexia education programs at the Allied Services
 dePaul School.......................................
American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY for educational            150,000
 activities..........................................
American Foundation for Negro Affairs National                    90,000
 Education and Research Fund, Philadelphia, PA, to
 raise the achievement level of minority students and
 increase minority access to higher education........
Amistad America, New Haven, CT for the Atlantic                  250,000
 Freedom Tour of the Armistad educational programs...
An Achievable Dream, Inc., Newport News, VA for                  240,000
 education and support services for at-risk children,
 which may include teacher stipend scholarships......
Anchorage's Promise, Anchorage, AK, to implement                 100,000
 America's Promise child mentoring and support
 program in Anchorage................................
Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX for a teacher            200,000
 training initiative.................................
Apache County Schools, St. Johns, AZ for a teacher               150,000
 training initiative.................................
Arab City Schools, Arab, AL for technology upgrades..            200,000
ASPIRA Inc. of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, to provide                 85,000
 academic assistance and leadership development......
AVANCE, Inc, El Paso, TX for parenting education                 125,000
 programs............................................
AVANCE, Inc., Del Rio, TX for a family literacy                  100,000
 program.............................................
AVANCE, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, for training and               212,000
 curriculum development for a parent-child
 educational program.................................
AVANCE, Inc., Waco, TX for parenting education                   125,000
 programs............................................
Barat Education Foundation, Lake Forest, IL for the              400,000
 American Citizen Initiative pilot program...........
Barnstable, MA, for the development of programs and              210,000
 procurement of educational equipment at a youth and
 community center....................................
Bay Haven Charter Academy Middle School, Lynn Haven,             150,000
 FL for its physical education program, which may
 include equipment...................................
Baylor University, Waco, TX for its Language and                 100,000
 Literacy Center.....................................
Beaver County, Beaver County, PA, to implement                    75,000
 educational programming for K-12 students, including
 safe and appropriate use of the Internet............
Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley, CA, for a             90,000
 nutrition education program.........................
Berks County Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA, for                  90,000
 music education programs............................
Best Buddies International, Miami, FL for mentoring              661,000
 programs for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Best Buddies Maryland, Baltimore, MD for mentoring               300,000
 programs for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Best Buddies Rhode Island, Providence, RI for                    150,000
 mentoring programs for persons with intellectual
 disabilities........................................
Best Buddies, Miami, FL, to develop a Nevada site for            170,000
 Best Buddies........................................
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeastern                     508,500
 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, for recruitment,
 placement, and oversight of school-based mentoring
 programs............................................
Big Top Chautauqua, WI for educational activities....            250,000
Boise State University, Boise, ID for the Idaho                  200,000
 SySTEMic Solution program...........................
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD for establishment              200,000
 of a Principal's Institute..........................
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee,               255,000
 WI, to expand an early literacy program for children
 in Milwaukee........................................
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI for a multi-           425,000
 media center, which may include equipment...........
Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, Columbia, MO for                  150,000
 technology upgrades.................................
Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, CA for an                 140,000
 after-school program in the Delman Heights
 community, which may include equipment..............
Bradford Area School District, Bradford, PA for the              150,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Brigham City, Brigham City, Utah, for acquisition of              50,000
 equipment for a distance learning program...........
Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ for a                  250,000
 Student Success Center in Asbury Park, NJ which may
 include equipment...................................
Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY, for the                   500,000
 Learning Centers....................................
Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford, CT            100,000
 for arts education programs.........................
California State University Northridge, CA for                   400,000
 development of an assessment and accountability
 system for teacher education........................
California State University, San Bernardino, CA for a            500,000
 leadership training program for urban youth.........
Canton Symphony Orchestra Association, Canton, OH for            100,000
 the Northeast Ohio Arts Education Collaborative,
 including teacher training and curriculum
 development.........................................
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY for its National Music               400,000
 Education Program...................................
Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra, Cedar Rapids, IA, to            400,000
 support the Residency program.......................
Center for Advancing Partnerships in Education,                   75,000
 Allentown, PA, to develop a foreign language
 distance learning program and for teacher training..
Central County Occupational Center, San Jose, CA for             100,000
 a first responder career and technical training
 program for high school students....................
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and                    600,000
 Technology, State College, PA for curriculum and
 equipment at its vocational training program........
Centro de Salud Familiar Le Fe, El Paso, TX for an               225,000
 elementary charter school, which may include
 equipment...........................................
Charlotte County School District, Port Charlotte, FL             250,000
 for an instructional system for English language
 learners, which may include equipment and software..
Charter School Development Foundation, Las Vegas, NV             500,000
 for the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy....
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, MD, to provide             425,000
 teacher training, student education and field
 experiences in the Chesapeake Bay...................
Chester County Intermediate Unit, Downingtown, PA,                75,000
 for a vocational technical education program........
Child and Family Network Centers, Virginia,                      150,000
 Alexandria, VA, for education services for at-risk
 youth...............................................
ChildSight New Mexico, Gallup, NM, for a vision                   50,000
 screening and eyeglass program for children.........
City of Fairfield, CA for after-school programs......            425,000
City of Gadsden, AL for technology upgrades in city              300,000
 schools.............................................
City of Hayward, Hayward, CA for after-school                    275,000
 programs............................................
City of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN for the                   400,000
 Indianapolis Center for Education Entrepreneurship
 to recruit leaders to implement educational reform..
City of Newark, Newark, CA for after-school programs.             25,000
City of Pawtucket School Department, Pawtucket, RI               300,000
 for the Jacqueline Walsh School of the Performing
 and Visual Arts, which may include equipment........
City of Pembroke Pines, FL for the autism program at             225,000
 the Pembroke Pines--Florida State University Charter
 School..............................................
City of San Jose, CA for development of a Smart Start            290,000
 early childhood development training and
 certification program at National Hispanic
 University..........................................
City of San Jose, CA for early childhood education               200,000
 programs, including parental involvement............
City of Springfield, MO for the Ready to Learn                   600,000
 Program.............................................
City of Whittier, Whittier, CA for after-school                  250,000
 programs, which may include equipment...............
City School District of New Rochelle, New Rochelle,              225,000
 NY for after-school learning centers................
City Year New Hampshire, Stratham, NH, for expansion             150,000
 of an afterschool program for the Young Heroes
 Program.............................................
Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV for the              400,000
 Education Executive Leadership Program..............
Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV for the              250,000
 Newcomer Academy....................................
Clay County School system, WV, for the continuation              180,000
 and expansion of Skills West Virginia programs in
 counties around West Virginia.......................
Clovis Unified School District, Clovis, CA for                   190,000
 curriculum development..............................
College Summit, Inc., Washington, DC for an                      135,000
 initiative to increase college enrollment of low-
 income youth in South Carolina......................
Communities In Schools--Northeast Texas, Mount                   200,000
 Pleasant, TX for dropout prevention programs........
Communities in Schools of Cochran and Bleckley                    40,000
 County, Cochran, GA for after-school programs.......
Communities in Schools of Coweta, Inc., Newnan, GA               100,000
 for education technology upgrades...................
Communities in Schools of Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County,             50,000
 Fitzgerald, GA for after-school programs............
Communities in Schools of Georgia, Atlanta, GA, for               84,700
 mentoring programs..................................
Communities In Schools of Tacoma, Tacoma, WA for                  50,000
 after-school programs...............................
Communities in Schools, Austin, TX for mentoring,                200,000
 dropout prevention and college preparatory programs.
Communities in Schools, San Fernando Valley, Inc.,               340,000
 North Hills, CA to implement full service community
 schools.............................................
Community Development Commission of the County of Los            150,000
 Angeles, Monterey Park, CA for the South Whitter
 community education and computer center.............
Community Empowerment Association, Inc., Pittsburgh,              75,000
 PA, for a truancy reduction initiative..............
Community Service Society, New York, NY for a program            340,000
 that utilizes seniors as literacy mentors and in-
 class assistants to elementary students.............
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc., Philadelphia, PA,               90,000
 for a career education and preparation initiative
 for at-risk youth...................................
Connecticut Technical High School System, Middletown,            250,000
 CT for equipment for the Manufacturing Technologies
 Department of Platt Technical High School in
 Milford, CT.........................................
Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA for its Bridges              100,000
 to the Future Program...............................
Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 11 for                450,000
 after-school programs...............................
Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 12,                   650,000
 Ashland, WI for after-school programs...............
Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 5,                    400,000
 Portage, WI for after-school programs...............
Cooperative Educational Service Agency No. 9,                    400,000
 Tomahawk, WI for after-school programs..............
Council Bluffs Early Learning Resource Center,                   450,000
 Council Bluffs, IA, for the FAMILY program..........
County of San Diego, San Pasqual Academy, Escondido,             200,000
 CA for purchase of equipment........................
Creative Visions in Des Moines, IA, for outreach to              100,000
 at-risk youth.......................................
Cristo Rey High School, Chicago, IL, to improve                  400,000
 technologies for the school's library and technology
 center..............................................
Cumberland, RI, for afterschool programs and                     425,000
 activities..........................................
Cuyahoga County Board of County Commissioners,                   450,000
 Cleveland, OH for an early childhood initiative.....
Delaware Department of Education, Dover, DE for the              400,000
 Starting Stronger Early Learning Initiative.........
Delaware Department of Education, Dover, DE, for the             210,000
 Vision Network of Schools and Districts.............
Delta Arts Alliance, Cleveland, MS, for in-school and            100,000
 after school arts education programs................
Des Moines Community School District and Urban                   300,000
 Dreams, Des Moines, IA, to continue a demonstration
 on full service community schools...................
Des Moines Community School District to expand pre-              600,000
 kindergarten programs...............................
Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program,                    170,000
 Detroit, MI, for student tracking and curriculum
 development.........................................
Detroit Youth Foundation, Detroit, MI for                         75,000
 comprehensive educational and enrichment activities
 for middle and high school youth....................
DNA EpiCenter, Inc., New London, CT for a learning                75,000
 center for students and teachers....................
Duval County Public Schools, Jacksonville, FL for                250,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Early Childhood and Family Learning Center                       500,000
 Foundation, New Orleans, LA, to establish a
 comprehensive early childhood center................
East Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, CA, to provide                    80,000
 afterschool learning and enrichment activities for
 the students of East Palo Alto......................
East Saint Louis High School, East Saint Louis, IL,              550,000
 to upgrade the school's technology and sciences
 programs............................................
ECHO Center, Burlington, VT, to enhance educational              100,000
 opportunities for students regarding the Lake
 Champlain Quadracentennial..........................
Edgar School District, Edgar, WI for equipment and               100,000
 techonology for a new computer technology center....
Edison and Ford Winter Estates Education Foundation              150,000
 for educational programming.........................
Educating Young Minds, Los Angeles, CA, for                       85,000
 educational programs................................
Education Partnership, Providence, RI for school                 200,000
 leadership professional development.................
Education Service Center, Region 12, Hillsboro, TX               100,000
 for a GEAR UP college preparedness program..........
Eisenhower Foundation to replicate the Delaney Street            575,000
 project in Iowa.....................................
Ennis Independent School District, Ennis, TX for                 200,000
 English as a second language instruction, including
 purchase of equipment...............................
Envision Schools, San Francisco, CA for the                      250,000
 Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School, which
 may include equipment...............................
Erskine College, Due West, SC for an elementary and              250,000
 secondary school arts initiative....................
Esmeralda County School District, Goldfield, NV, to              200,000
 continue accelerated reading and math programs for K-
 8 students in Esmeralda County......................
Everybody Wins, Washington, DC, for childhood                    500,000
 literacy programs...................................
Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA for its Bay Area                300,000
 Science Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and
 Improvement Initiative..............................
Fairbanks North Star Borough School District,                    250,000
 Fairbanks, AK, to expand the PLATO learning program
 to Fairbanks North Star Borough.....................
Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA for                   300,000
 language programs in Franklin Sherman Elementary
 School and Chesterbrook Elementary School in McLean,
 Virginia............................................
Fairfax County Public Schools, Falls Church, VA for              200,000
 emergency medical services curriculum development...
Fairhope Center for the Arts, Bay Minette, AL for                205,000
 arts education programs, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Families In Schools, Los Angeles, CA for its Read                175,000
 with Me/Lea Conmigo family literacy program.........
Fayetteville Technical Community College,                        250,000
 Fayettevile, NC for teacher training and
 professional development programs...................
First Book, Washington, DC, for the expansion of                 225,000
 programs in West Virginia...........................
FirstBook, Washington, DC, for the Maine literacy                100,000
 initiative for Low Income Children..................
Florence Prever Rosten Foundation, Darby, MT, to                  80,000
 develop MAPS: Media Arts in the Public Schools
 program.............................................
Forward in the Fifth, Somerset, KY for a civic                   250,000
 literacy program....................................
Friends of the Children National, Portland, OR for               320,000
 mentoring programs..................................
Galena City School District, Galena, AK, for a                   500,000
 boarding school for low performing Native students
 from remote villages across Western Alaska..........
George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc.,                    250,000
 Bethesda, MD for tutoring services for at-risk
 students............................................
George S. Eccles Ice Center, North Logan, Utah, to                50,000
 expand the science, physical education, and creative
 movement program....................................
Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, NY for the Fair                250,000
 Play initiative to engage girls in science,
 technology, engineering and math....................
Graham County Schools, Safford, AZ for a teacher                 150,000
 training initiative.................................
Guam Public School System, Hagatna, GU for                       240,000
 development and implementation of Chamorro language
 instructional programs..............................
Hackett-Bower Clinic at Magnolia Speech School,                  300,000
 Jackson, MS, for acquisition of equipment and
 programs............................................
Hamilton Wings, Elgin, IL for arts education programs            150,000
Harford County Board of Education, Bel Air, MD, to               300,000
 support a science and math program at Aberdeen High
 School..............................................
Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX               250,000
 for an after-school safety program, which may
 include the purchase of software....................
Harrisburg (PA) Area School District, Harrisburg, PA,            425,000
 to support the district's pre-kindergarten program..
Harvey Public School District 152, Harvey, IL for an             200,000
 early literacy program, which may include equipment.
Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu, HI for                 500,000
 educational activities..............................
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, Kempton, PA for             150,000
 curriculum development..............................
Hays Community Economic Development Corporation,                 160,000
 Hays, MT, to develop a Native American culturally
 competent curriculum................................
Helen Keller International, New York, NY for the               1,250,000
 ChildSight Vision Screening Program and to provide
 eyeglasses to children whose educational performance
 may be hindered because of poor vision..............
High Plains Regional Education Cooperative, Raton, NM            500,000
 for its Cooperative Broadband Education project,
 which may include equipment.........................
Hillside Family of Agencies, Rochester, NY for the               250,000
 Work-Scholarship Connection Youth Employment
 Training Academy....................................
Hoke County Schools, Raeford, NC for instructional               100,000
 technology..........................................
Homer-Center School District, Homer City, PA, for                 90,000
 science curriculum development and acquisition of
 technology..........................................
Houston Independent School District, Houston, TX for             673,000
 a teacher incentive program.........................
Houston Zoo, Houston, TX, for educational programming            100,000
I KNOW I CAN, Columbus, OH for college preparatory               100,000
 programs............................................
In Tune Foundation Group, Washington, DC for                     450,000
 educational activities..............................
Independent School District 181, Brainerd, MN for its            150,000
 Teacher Support System..............................
Institute for Student Achievement, Lake Success, NY              250,000
 for school reform activities at Wyandanch High
 School..............................................
Institute for Student Achievement, Lake Success, NY               50,000
 to implement small learning communities at one or
 more high schools in the Bronx......................
Institute for Student Achievement, Lake Success, NY,             250,000
 for the ISA High School Improvement Program.........
Internet Keep Safe Coalition, Salt Lake City, Utah,              381,300
 to provide educational materials to K-12 students
 regarding Internet safety...........................
Iowa Association of School Boards, Des Moines, IA,               400,000
 for the Lighthouse for School Reform project........
Iowa City Community School District, Iowa City, IA               600,000
 for an early literacy program.......................
Iowa Department of Education to continue the Harkin            5,000,000
 grant program.......................................
Iowa School Boards Foundation, Des Moines, IA, for             2,500,000
 continuation and expansion of the Skills Iowa
 program.............................................
Iowa State Education Association, Des Moines, IA, for             63,500
 an initiative to educate students on the role of
 international trade in the U.S. economy.............
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana--Southeast,                100,000
 Madison, IN for an early college and middle college
 program.............................................
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY for                   225,000
 education programs..................................
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY for music                   400,000
 education programs..................................
Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden, CO for                  325,000
 technological instruction, testing, and support,
 which may include equipment.........................
Jeremiah Cromwell Disabilities Center, Portland, ME,             100,000
 for awareness training for students.................
Jersey Shore Area School District, Jersey Shore, PA              150,000
 for equipment to create a digital classroom.........
JFYNetWorks, Boston, MA for academic support for                 250,000
 Adequate Yearly Progress initiative, including
 educational software, professional development
 instruction, and technical assistance...............
JFYNetWorks, Boston, MA for implementation of its                250,000
 computer-based JFYNet: Academic Support for Adequate
 Yearly Progress initiative in Malden, Revere, and
 Framingham, MA, which may include the purchase of
 software............................................
Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth,            135,000
 Baltimore, MD, to conduct a longitudinal study on
 outcomes of Center for Talented Youth summer
 programs............................................
Joplin School District, Joplin, MO for the Smart                 100,000
 Board initiative, including purchase of equipment...
Jumpstart for Young Children, Boston, MA, to recruit             125,000
 and train college students to serve as mentors for
 at-risk preschool children in Rhode Island..........
Jumpstart for Young Children, Inc., Boston, MA for an            350,000
 early literacy program for at-risk children in
 Boston, MA..........................................
Jumpstart for Young Children, San Francisco, CA for              250,000
 an early childhood enhancement project to provide
 student mentors to preschool children...............
Jumpstart for Young Children, Seattle, WA, to expand             240,000
 Jumpstart's One Child at a Time mentoring project in
 Washington..........................................
Kanawha County School System, WV, for the                        730,000
 continuation of Following the Leaders programs......
Kansas Learning Center for Health, Halstead, KS, to              100,000
 support health education, including curriculum
 development.........................................
Kauai Economic Development Board, HI, for math and               300,000
 science education...................................
Kelberman Center, Utica, NY to expand programs for                75,000
 pre-school and school age children with autism
 spectrum disorder...................................
KIPP Foundation, San Francisco, CA, for student                  100,000
 programs and extended learning time at KIPP Gaston
 College Preparatory and KIPP Pride High School in
 Gaston, NC..........................................
KIPP Foundation, San Francisco, CA for a subgrant to             150,000
 the KIPP Delta College Preparatory School in Helena,
 AR..................................................
KIPP Foundation, San Francisco, CA for curriculum                100,000
 development and the recruitment and professional
 development of school leaders, teachers, and
 administrators......................................
KIPP Foundation, San Francisco, CA for KIPP Reach                250,000
 College Preparatory School in Oklahoma City, OK.....
KIPP Foundation, San Francisco, CA, to support                   255,000
 student programs and extended learning time through
 a subgrant to KIPP Ujima Village Academy in
 Baltimore, MD.......................................
KIPP Foundation, San Francisco, CA, for student                  100,000
 programs and extended learning time in Nashville and
 Memphis, Tennessee..................................
Klingberg Family Centers, Inc., New Britain, CT, for             340,000
 equipment associated with the Special Education
 Enhancement Initiative..............................
La Causa Charter School, Milwaukee, WI, to implement              85,000
 a science and robotics lab..........................
La Crosse School District, La Crosse, WI for a 21st               70,000
 Century Community Learning Center at Logan Middle
 School, including parental involvement..............
Lafayette Parish School Board, Lafayette, LA, for                 66,000
 acquisition of equipment technology upgrades........
Lander County School District, Battle Mountain, NV,              350,000
 to continue a math and science remediation program
 for high school students............................
Learning Point Associates/North Central Regional                 300,000
 Education Laboratory, Naperville, IL to help schools
 implement No Child Left Behind......................
Lee Pesky Learning Center, Boise, ID to provide                  300,000
 educational materials for the Literacy Matters!
 Program.............................................
Lemay Child & Family Center, St. Louis, MO for early             100,000
 childhood education and family literacy programs....
Loess Hills Area Education Agency in Iowa for a                  700,000
 demonstration in early childhood education..........
Loras College, Dubuque, IA, for a literacy program               450,000
 with the Dubuque elementary schools.................
Los Angeles Conservation Corps, Los Angeles, CA for a             75,000
 hands-on, science-based program for public school
 students............................................
Los Angeles, CA, for the LA's BEST afterschool                   205,000
 enrichment program..................................
Louisiana Arts and Sciences Museum, Baton Rouge, LA              200,000
 for curriculum development and purchase of equipment
Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA, to                 220,000
 provide professional development for teachers and
 faculty in Title I schools with low performance
 scores..............................................
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA for IDEA Place             350,000
 and the SciTech Classroom, including purchase of
 equipment and curriculum development................
Lower East Side Conservancy, New York, NY for                    225,000
 education programs and outreach.....................
Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, West             170,000
 Springfield, MA, for educational equipment and
 program development.................................
Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, Austin, Texas for              750,000
 the Presidential timeline project...................
Lynwood, CA, to expand the afterschool Homework                   80,000
 Assistance Program at the Lynwood Public Library....
Madison County Schools, Richmond, KY for a computer               75,000
 lab, which may include equipment....................
Maine Alliance for Arts Education, Augusta, ME, for              100,000
 the Complete Education for Rural Students project...
Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids, Inc.,                 425,000
 Mandan, ND, for a statewide program focused on
 entrepreneurship education..........................
Massachusetts 2020 Foundation, Boston, MA, for                   185,000
 continued development of an expanded instruction
 demonstration program...............................
Maui Economic Development Board, HI, for the girls               250,000
 into science program................................
McKelvey Foundation, New Wilmington, PA, for                     175,000
 entrepreneurial college scholarships for rural, low-
 income Pennsylvania and West Virginia high school
 graduates...........................................
Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania,              423,750
 Pittsburgh, PA, for recruitment, placement, and
 oversight of school-based mentoring programs........
Mercy Vocational High School, Philadelphia, PA, for               90,000
 vocational education programs.......................
Mesa Unified School District, Mesa, AZ for after-                150,000
 school educational and enrichment activities for at-
 risk youth..........................................
Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Wilmington, DE,            425,000
 to continue a program aimed at closing the
 achievement gap among low-income and minority
 students............................................
Military Heritage Center Foundation, Carlisle, PA for            132,000
 the Voices of the Past Speak to the Future program,
 including purchase of equipment.....................
Miller County Development Authority, Colquit, GA for             100,000
 a video/television production training program for
 high school drop-outs and at-risk youth in Miller
 County..............................................
Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation, Washington, DC for a            150,000
 full service school demonstration project in the
 Canton City, OH public school district..............
Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI for after-             1,100,000
 school or summer community learning centers.........
Minnesota Humanities Commission, St. Paul, MN to                 500,000
 implement curricula and classroom resources on
 Native Americans....................................
Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS for               300,000
 strengthening partnerships between K-12 parents and
 their children's teachers, principals,
 superintendents and other school officials..........
Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS, for              200,000
 environmental education programs for the Science on
 the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway program............
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO for a                 100,000
 college preparatory pilot program...................
Monroe County School District, Key West, FL for                  200,000
 technology upgrades.................................
Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD to               300,000
 recruit and certify postdoctoral scientists,
 mathematicians, or engineers from the National
 Institutes of Health to become teachers.............
Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL for marine                  200,000
 science curriculum development......................
Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR for early              320,000
 childhood education and training activities, which
 may include equipment...............................
National American Indian, Alaskan and Hawaiian                   838,250
 Educational Development Center, Sheridan, WY, to
 train teachers serving Native American students in
 an early literacy learning and math framework.......
National Center for Electronically Mediated Learning,            150,000
 Inc., Milford, CT for the P.E.B.B.L.E.S. Project,
 which may include equipment and technology..........
National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Oakland,              200,000
 CA for a school-based model on violence prevention..
National Cued Speech Association, Bethesda, MD for               175,000
 parent, teacher, and transliterator training and
 certification in cued speech for preschool and
 school-aged children................................
National Flight Academy, Naval Air Station Pensacola,            150,000
 FL for technology upgrades..........................
National Teacher's Hall of Fame, Emporia, KS for                 150,000
 teacher professional development and retention
 programs............................................
Neighborhood Youth Association, Venice, CA for                   100,000
 academic support to ensure college readiness........
New Mexico Military Institute, Roswell, NM, for a                 50,000
 character development leadership camp at the New
 Mexico Military Institute...........................
New Mexico Public Education Department, Santa Fe, NM             500,000
 for summer reading and math institutes throughout
 the State...........................................
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, for the             200,000
 Southern New Mexico Science, Engineering,
 Mathematics and Aerospace Academy...................
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, to                  340,000
 continue a program to transition high school
 students into technical careers.....................
New School University, New York, NY, for the                     950,000
 Institute for Urban Education.......................
New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY, for science                600,000
 exhibits and educational programming................
Newton Public Schools, Newton, KS for an educational             100,000
 technology initiative, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University,            400,000
 Greensboro, NC for a project to reduce suspension
 rates of students in the Guilford County School
 System..............................................
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC for                170,000
 academic enrichment activities, including parental
 involvement.........................................
North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh, NC for musical and             175,000
 artistic residency activities for elementary and
 secondary students..................................
North Carolina Technology Association Education                  100,000
 Foundation, Raleigh, NC for school technology
 demonstration projects, including subgrants.........
North Country Education Services Agency, Gorham, NH,             140,000
 for the North Country Gear Up College Prep
 Initiative, including online curriculum development.
North Philadelphia Youth Association, Philadelphia,               50,000
 PA for education and enrichment services for youth..
North Slope Borough, Anchorage, AK, for an early                 300,000
 education program...................................
Northeast Louisiana Family Literacy Interagency                  200,000
 Consortium to provide children's literacy services..
Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium,                    50,000
 Dimock, PA for the activities of its Advisory and
 Assessment Committees...............................
Northwest Center, Seattle, WA, to provide and expand             200,000
 academic and vocational resources to developmentally
 delayed or disabled persons in King County..........
Norwich Public School System, Norwich, CT for English            275,000
 language instruction................................
Oakland School of the Arts, Oakland, CA, for                     420,000
 educational equipment...............................
Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, CA for a               200,000
 technology integration project to implement a new
 data system, which may include equipment............
Oelwein Community School District, Oelwein, IA, for              106,000
 technology and program needs for a math and science
 academy.............................................
Ogden City Schools, Ogden, Utah, to enhance the                   50,000
 aerospace, math, and science curriculum.............
Omaha, Nebraska, for expansion of the Omaha's after              100,000
 school initative....................................
O'Neill Sea Odyssey, Santa Cruz, CA for science                  100,000
 education programs for elementary school children...
OneWorld Now!, Seattle, WA for after-school programs             250,000
 and student scholarships............................
Ossining Union Free School District, Ossining, NY for            225,000
 after-school, literacy, or school reform initiatives
Ouachita Parish School Board, Monroe, LA, for                    106,000
 acquisition of equipment technology upgrades........
Pacific Islands Center for Educational Development in            500,000
 American Samoa, for a mentoring program aimed at
 college prep........................................
Parent Institute for Quality Education, San Diego, CA            450,000
 for a parent training program.......................
Parents as Teachers National Center, St. Louis, MO,              190,000
 for expanded outreach to support school readiness in
 the Gateway Parents as Teachers program in the City
 of St. Louis........................................
PE4life Foundation, Kansas City, MO, for expansion               400,000
 and assessment of PE4life programs across Iowa......
PE4life, Kansas City, MO for physical education                  200,000
 programs in the Titusville, Pennsylvania School
 District, including purchase of equipment...........
PE4life, Kansas City, MO to establish a P.E. program             350,000
 in Mississippi, including purchase of equipment.....
People for People, Philadelphia, PA for after-school              75,000
 programs............................................
Peru State College, Peru, NE for the Adopt a High                200,000
 School initiative...................................
Philadelphia Academies, Inc., Philadelphia, PA for a             100,000
 longitudinal study on the impact of the
 organization's career-based education model.........
Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for              90,000
 Nonviolence Inc., Philadelphia, PA, for its College
 for Teens program...................................
Pinal County Education Service Agency, Florence, AZ              100,000
 for a teacher training initiative...................
Polk County Public Schools, Bartow, FL for purchase              100,000
 of assistive technologies...........................
Polynesian Voyaging Society, Honolulu, HI, for                   150,000
 cultural education programs.........................
Port Chester--Rye Union Free School District, Port               225,000
 Chester, NY for academic enrichment, professional
 development, family engagement, or other activities
 to implement full service community schools.........
Project GRAD USA, Philadelphia, PA for college                   100,000
 readiness programs..................................
Project HOME, Philadelphia, PA, for an after-school               90,000
 program.............................................
Provo City, Provo, Utah, to expand education programs             50,000
 at the Arts Center..................................
Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN for equipment             250,000
 and start-up expenses for a magnet school...........
Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing, NY for a                   150,000
 project to provide youth with career planning and
 development in the performing arts industry.........
Rapides Parish School Board, Alexandria, LA, for                  67,000
 acquisition of equipment technology upgrades........
Renwick Public Schools, Andale, KS for an educational            200,000
 technology initiative, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Rio Rancho Public Schools, Rio Rancho, NM for                    500,000
 distance learning, which may include equipment......
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA for the               350,000
 Fast-Track to the Associate Degree Nursing Program..
Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, CA              350,000
 for the High School Science Initiative..............
Robert H. Clampitt Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, to            150,000
 train elementary and secondary students in
 journalism..........................................
Rockdale County Public Schools, Conyers, GA for a                440,000
 credit recovery program, which may include the
 purchase of software................................
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN             200,000
 for a K-12 STEM Immersion Initiative................
Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, to                   90,000
 develop a Public Education Partnership to provide
 professional development to area principals and
 teachers............................................
Saint Louis SCORES, St. Louis, MO, to expand after-               84,000
 school programs.....................................
Salesian Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles, CA for              100,000
 education and support services for middle and high
 school students.....................................
San Bernardino Boys and Girls Club, San Bernardino,              235,000
 CA, to expand programs that are available in
 education, health and the arts......................
San Bernardino City Unified School District, San                 250,000
 Bernardino, CA for the English Learners program.....
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, San             300,000
 Bernardino, CA to expand the Science, Technology,
 Engineering, and Mathematics initiative.............
San Joaquin County, Stockton, CA for its San Joaquin             375,000
 A Plus tutoring program.............................
San Juan School District, Blanding, Utah, to provide              50,000
 intervention advocacy and case management for at-
 risk students.......................................
San Mateo County, Redwood City, CA for its Preschool             320,000
 for All program.....................................
Save the Children, Westport, CT, to implement                    240,000
 supplemental literacy programs for children in
 grades K-8 in rural Nevada schools..................
School at Jacob's Pillow, Beckett, MA, for the                   150,000
 development of youth cultural and educational
 programs............................................
School Board of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, FL              450,000
 for teacher support and development.................
Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership,                      300,000
 Jacksonville, FL for purchase of equipment..........
Selden/Centereach Youth Association, Selden, NY for              140,000
 after-school programs...............................
Sevier School District, Richfield, Utah, for teacher              50,000
 training and professional development to increase
 student achievement in mathematics..................
Shiloh Economic and Entrepreneurial Lifelong                     190,000
 Development Corporation, Plainfield, NJ, for
 academic enrichment programs........................
Silver Crescent Foundation, Charleston, SC for a                 200,000
 middle and high school academic engineering and
 technology program..................................
Skills Alaska, Anchorage, AK, for statewide teacher            1,000,000
 training and mentoring program, Anchorage...........
Sociedad Latina, Roxbury, MA for its Mission                     100,000
 Community Enrichment Program........................
South Dakota Symphony, Sioux Falls, SD, for                      100,000
 educational outreach to Native Americans............
SouthCoastConnected, New Bedford, MA, for                        150,000
 implementation of the ``Drop the Drop-Out Rate''
 Initiative..........................................
Southeast Island School District, Thorne Bay, AK, to             100,000
 develop interactive video conferencing to provide
 special education services to 9 isolated school
 sites in Southeast Alaska...........................
SouthEastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher                  126,675
 Education, Glenside, PA, for the Institute of
 Mathematics and Science to provide professional
 development to K-12 teachers........................
Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX for a Center             275,000
 for Hispanic Studies college preparatory initiative.
Springboard for Improving Schools, San Francisco, CA             250,000
 for a professional development center to serve
 Central Valley, CA teachers and administrators......
Springfield Public School District No. 19,                       100,000
 Springfield, OR for an Academy of Arts and Academics
St. Mary's County Public Schools, Leonardtown, MD for            500,000
 a mathematics, science, and technology academy......
State of Nevada Department of Education for                      400,000
 technology upgrades in the Elko, Nye, Douglas, Lyon
 and Churchill school districts, including subgrants.
Summit Educational Resources, Getzville, NY for                  200,000
 service coordination and support for children with
 developmental disabilities..........................
Susannah Wesley Community Center, Honolulu, HI for               120,000
 computers and technology to serve at-risk high
 school students, and other students in an after-
 school program......................................
Tampa Metropolitan YMCA, Tampa, FL for after-school              125,000
 programs............................................
Technical Research and Development Authority,                    210,000
 Titusville, FL, to provide professional workshops
 for teachers in STEM-related fields.................
Texas Southern University, Houston, TX for the TSU               440,000
 Lab School, which may include equipment and
 technology..........................................
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA for a             100,000
 longitudinal study on high school graduation rates..
Town of Cumberland, Cumberland, RI for the Mayor's               150,000
 Office of Children and Learning for evidence-based
 innovative K-12 education programs..................
Towson University, Towson, MD for an education                   325,000
 partnership with the City of Baltimore, Baltimore
 City Public School System and the Cherry Hill
 community...........................................
Tracy Joint Unified School District, Tracy, CA for               125,000
 English language learner initiatives................
Tri-County Educational Service, Wooster, OH for the              150,000
 Olweus Bullying Prevention program..................
Trumbull County Educational Service Center, Niles, OH            185,000
 for school robotics programs, which may include
 subgrants...........................................
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, to provide                 1,200,000
 teacher education and leadership preparation to
 support the rebuilding of New Orleans schools.......
Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK for innovative                   200,000
 programming for students at risk of dropping out,
 including curriculum development....................
Union County Public Schools, Monroe, NC for equipment            100,000
 and technology needs for the information technology
 academy.............................................
Union County, Elizabeth, NJ, for training programs at            255,000
 the Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences.
Union Free School District of the Tarrytowns, Sleepy             225,000
 Hollow, NY for family literacy activities and
 professional development to support literacy
 instruction.........................................
United Inner City Services, Kansas City, MO, to                  635,000
 enhance and expand early learning programs..........
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania,                         339,000
 Philadelphia, PA, for recruitment, placement, and
 oversight of school-based mentoring programs........
University of Akron, Akron, OH to link regional                  150,000
 school districts with industry to promote STEM
 academic and career pathways........................
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL to implement a             500,000
 manufacturing engineering curriculum for high
 schools students....................................
University of Alaska/Southeast, Juneau, AK, for the              255,000
 Alaska Distance Education Technology Consortium for
 distance learning...................................
University of Maine, Orono, ME, to maintain healthy              147,500
 interscholastic youth sports programs...............
University of North Alabama, Florence, AL, for                   127,125
 research to develop a model center for teacher
 preparation.........................................
University of North Carolina at Greensboro,                       70,000
 Greensboro, NC, for a teletherapy program to address
 the shortage of speech language pathologists........
University of Northern Iowa to continue the 2+2                  450,000
 teacher education demonstration program.............
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS,             400,000
 for gifted education programs at the Frances A.
 Karnes Center for Gifted Studies program............
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS,             400,000
 for literacy enhancement............................
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, to establish            3,000,000
 the Educational Excellence program..................
UrbanFUTURE, St. Louis, MO, to expand literacy,                  254,000
 mentoring, and after-school services................
USD 259, Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS for                 300,000
 technology upgrades.................................
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City, Utah,            423,700
 for a mentoring program.............................
Valle Lindo School District, South El Monte, CA for               75,000
 technology upgrades.................................
Venango Technology Center, Oil City, PA for the                  200,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center (VAMSC),              50,000
 Virginia Beach, VA, to expand education outreach
 programs............................................
Vision Therapy Project, Casper, WY for a teacher                 350,000
 training initiative.................................
Visually Impaired Preschool Services, Louisville, KY             100,000
 for programs to address school readiness needs of
 visually impaired children..........................
Waldo County Preschool & Family Services, Belfast,               100,000
 ME, for the Maine early language and literacy
 initiative..........................................
Washington College, Chestertown, MD for K-12 science,            350,000
 technology, engineering and mathematics outreach
 programs............................................
Washington State University, Tacoma, WA for education            250,000
 and enrichment services for youth at its Center for
 Community Education, Enrichment and Urban Studies...
Washoe County School District, Reno, NV, for                     350,000
 equipment for a parental notification system........
Washoe County School District, Reno, NV, to expand               400,000
 the Classroom on Wheels Program for low-income
 students............................................
WE CARE San Jacinto Valley, Inc., San Jacinto, CA for            100,000
 the after school tutoring program...................
West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond,             100,000
 CA for high school architecture, construction, and
 engineering curricula...............................
West River Foundation, Rapid City, SD, for K-12                  100,000
 administrator development...........................
West Valley City, West Valley City, Utah, to expand               50,000
 the after school learning program...................
White-Williams Scholars, Philadelphia, PA for a                   75,000
 college preparation initiative, which may include
 student scholarships................................
Widener University, Chester, PA for school-readiness             210,000
 programs............................................
Wildlife Information Center, Inc., Slatington, PA for            350,000
 an environmental education initiative...............
Williamsburg County First Steps, Kingstree, SC for a              87,000
 school-readiness program............................
YMCA of Greater Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO, to expand            211,000
 after school programming at the Monsanto Family YMCA
Yonkers Public Schools, Yonkers, NY for after-school             250,000
 and summer academic enrichment, literacy, and
 professional development services, and for parental
 involvement activities..............................
Youngstown City School District, OH for a Pathways to            225,000
 Building Trades Program in the Youngstown and
 Warren, OH school districts.........................
Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH for a                100,000
 pilot K-12 attention enhancement for learning
 project.............................................
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., Harrisburg, PA, for                90,000
 alternative school services.........................
YWCA of Gary, Gary, IN for after-school and summer               200,000
 programs, which may include equipment...............
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Other programs
      The conference agreement includes $24,755,000 for the 
Ready to Learn program instead of $24,255,000 as proposed by 
the House and $25,255,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees expect the increase over fiscal year 2007 to be used 
for Ready to Learn outreach programs at the Corporation for 
Public Broadcasting.
      The conference agreement includes $1,977,000 for Close 
Up/Congressional Fellowships instead of $1,454,000 as proposed 
by the House and $2,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $46,000,000 for 
Advanced Placement programs instead of $50,000,000 as proposed 
by the House and $42,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees intend that funds be used first for the Advanced 
Placement Test Fee Program, estimated to require $10,000,000 in 
fiscal year 2008. The remaining funds shall be used for 
continuing and new awards under the Advanced Placement 
Incentive Program Grants. The conferees encourage the 
Department to incorporate a priority for projects focused on 
the sciences, mathematics, and foreign languages in the fiscal 
year 2008 competition for new awards under the Advanced 
Placement Incentive Program.

                 Safe Schools and Citizenship Education

      The conference agreement includes $708,835,000 for 
programs in the Safe Schools and Citizenship Education account 
instead of $760,575,000 as proposed by the House and 
$697,112,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $300,000,000 for Safe 
and Drug-Free Schools State Grants as proposed by the Senate, 
instead of $346,500,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $140,112,000 for 
National Programs instead of $141,112,000 as proposed by the 
House and $139,112,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conference agreement includes funding for the following 
activities:

School Emergency Preparedness Initiative................     $32,374,000
Safe Schools/Healthy Students...........................      79,200,000
Drug Testing Initiative.................................      10,828,000
Postsecondary Ed Drug and Violence Prevention (including 
    $850,000 for the recognition program)...............       6,083,000
Violence prevention impact evaluation...................       1,146,000
National Institute of Building Sciences for the National 
    Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities............         300,000
Project SERV............................................       1,500,000
Other activities........................................       8,681,000

      The conferees continue to be concerned about the 
increasing problems of alcohol and drug abuse on college 
campuses. The conferees direct the Department to use $850,000 
within the amount provided for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and 
Communities National Programs to identify, and provide 
recognition of, promising and model alcohol and drug abuse 
education programs in higher education.
      The conferees intend that funding recommended for school 
emergency preparedness activities be used for new grant awards 
to higher education institutions, in addition to school 
districts currently eligible, to develop and implement 
emergency management plans for preventing campus violence 
(including assessing and addressing the mental health needs of 
students) and for responding to threats and incidents of 
violence or natural disaster in a manner that ensures the 
safety of the campus community. The conferees intend that these 
funds be used to help institutions of higher education plan and 
prepare for the entire constellation of threats (terrorist 
attacks, natural disasters, shootings, and gang-related 
activity).
      The conference agreement also modifies bill language 
proposed by the House to permit Project SERV funds appropriated 
in fiscal year 2008 and in previous fiscal years to be used to 
provide services to school districts and institutions of higher 
education in which the learning environment has been disrupted 
due to a violent or traumatic crisis. The Senate bill did not 
include bill language allowing Project SERV funds to be awarded 
to institutions of higher education.
      In addition, the recommended funding for the Office of 
Safe and Drug Free Schools will permit the Department to expand 
its examination of a variety of other school safety 
initiatives. The conferees request the Department to update the 
2002 Department of Education and U.S. Secret Service guidance 
titled ``Threat Assessment in Schools: A Guide to Managing 
Threatening Situations and to Creating Safe School Climates'' 
to reflect the recommendations contained in the report titled 
``Report to the President on Issues Raised by the Virginia Tech 
Tragedy.'' The conferees also request that, within a year of 
the enactment of this Act, the Department shall disseminate the 
updated guidance to institutions of higher education and to 
State departments of education for distribution to all local 
education agencies.
      The conference agreement includes $33,000,000 for Grants 
to Reduce Alcohol Abuse as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$32,409,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $49,407,000 for 
Mentoring Programs instead of $48,814,000 as proposed by the 
House and $50,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $24,248,000 for 
Character Education as proposed by the House instead of 
$25,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $50,750,000 for the 
Elementary and Secondary School Counseling program instead of 
$61,500,000 as proposed by the House and $40,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $78,000,000 for the 
Carol M. White Physical Education program instead of 
$72,674,000 as proposed by the House and $80,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees affirm the original 
intent of the Physical Education program with respect to the 
use of funds for the purchase of equipment.
      The conference agreement includes $33,318,000 for the 
Civic Education program authorized under the Education for 
Democracy Act as proposed by the House instead of $30,000,000 
as proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement includes 
$21,246,000 for the We the People programs, including 
$3,025,000 to continue the comprehensive program to improve 
public knowledge, understanding, and support of American 
democratic institutions, which is a cooperative project among 
the Center for Civic Education, the Center on Congress at 
Indiana University, and the Trust for Representative Democracy 
at the National Conference of State Legislatures. The 
conference agreement also includes $12,072,000 for the 
Cooperative Education Exchange program.

                      English Language Acquisition

      The conference agreement includes $722,717,000 for the 
English Language Acquisition account instead of $774,614,000 as 
proposed by the House and $670,819,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                           Special Education

      The conference agreement includes $12,357,999,000 for the 
Special Education account instead of $12,362,831,000 as 
proposed by the House and $12,330,374,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement provides $5,703,017,000 in fiscal year 
2008 and $6,654,982,000 in fiscal year 2009 funding for this 
account. Funds for the individual Special Education line items 
are displayed in the table at the end of the statement of 
managers. Funding levels that were in disagreement but not 
displayed on the table are discussed in this statement.
      The conference agreement provides $23,000,000 for State 
personnel development, with funds available on a current funded 
basis. The House did not provide funding for the program. The 
Senate provided $46,000,000 for the program with funds 
available on a forward funded basis.
       The agreement includes $40,000,000 for technology and 
media services as proposed by the Senate instead of $36,928,000 
as proposed by the House. Within this amount, $1,500,000 is 
available for Public Telecommunications Information and 
Training Dissemination as proposed by the Senate. The House did 
not include funding for this activity. Also within this amount, 
the conference agreement includes $13,000,000 for the 
production and circulation of recorded textbooks and 
acceleration of digital technology as proposed by the Senate. 
The House provided $11,880,000 for activities authorized by 
section 674(c)(1)(D) of the Individuals with Disabilities 
Education Act.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate intended to improve the operation and performance of 
the National Instructional Materials Access Center. The House 
bill did not contain similar language.
      The conference agreement provides $13,000,000 for 
education activities authorized by the Special Olympics Sport 
and Empowerment Act, of which $8,000,000 is designated in bill 
language for the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

            Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research

      The conference agreement includes $3,285,985,000 for 
Rehabilitation Services and Disability Research instead of 
$3,279,743,000 as proposed by the House and $3,286,942,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Funds for the individual Rehabilitation 
Services line items are displayed in the table at the end of 
the statement of managers. Funding levels that were in 
disagreement but not displayed on the table are discussed in 
this statement.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$1,000,000 to improve the quality of applied orthotic and 
prosthetic research and to help meet the demand for provider 
services as proposed by the Senate. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.
      The conference agreement includes bill language providing 
$3,242,000 within demonstration and training programs for the 
following projects in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Advocating Change Together, Inc., St. Paul, MN for a             100,000
 disability rights training initiative...............
Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired,               250,000
 Anchorage, AK, for a partnership with the Lions Club
 to expand low vision services to Alaskans...........
City of North Miami Beach, FL, North Miami Beach, FL             340,000
 for fitness and other programs for the disabled.....
Darden Rehabilitation Foundation, Gadsden, AL, for               127,125
 programs serving individuals with disabilities who
 seek to enter the work force........................
Deaf Blind Service Center, Seattle, WA, to support               350,000
 the National Support Service Provider Pilot Project.
Enable America, Inc., Tampa, Florida, for civic/                 500,000
 citizenship demonstration project for disabled
 adults..............................................
Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Service, San             250,000
 Francisco, CA for a Transition Services Project to
 provide vocational training and job placement for
 youth and adults with disabilities..................
Kenai Peninsula Independent Living Center, Homer, AK,            200,000
 for the Total Recreation and Independent Living
 Services (TRAILS) project...........................
National Ability Center, Park City, Utah, to provide             211,375
 transportation for individuals with cognitive and
 physical disabilities to participate independently
 in therapeutic recreational programs................
Rainbow Center for Communicative Disorders, Blue                 254,000
 Springs, MO, to expand programs available to
 individuals with severe disabilities................
Southeast Alaska Independent Living, Inc, Juneau, AK,            200,000
 to continue a joint recreation and employment
 project with the Tlingit-Haida Tribe................
Special Olympics of Iowa, Des Moines, IA, for                    100,000
 technology upgrades.................................
University of Northern Colorado National Center for              169,500
 Low-Incidence Disabilities, Greeley, CO, for support
 to local schools, educational professionals,
 families of infants, children, and youth with low-
 incidence disabilities..............................
Vocational Guidance Services, Cleveland, OH for                  190,000
 equipment and technology in order to increase
 employment for persons with disabilities............
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      The conference agreement includes $31,226,000 for 
assistive technology instead of $30,452,000 as proposed by the 
House and $32,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this 
amount, the conferees intend that $25,717,000 shall be for the 
State grant program, $4,456,000 shall be for protection and 
advocacy, and $1,053,000 for national activities.
      The conference agreement specifies $8,400,000 within the 
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research to 
carry out the traumatic brain injury model systems of care 
program and to fund two additional centers that submitted 
applications for the last grant competition.

           Special Institutions for Persons With Disabilities

                 AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND

      The conference agreement includes $22,000,000 for the 
American Printing House for the Blind as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $17,573,000 as proposed by the House.

               NATIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF

      The conference agreement includes $60,757,000 for the 
National Technical Institute for the Deaf as proposed by the 
House instead of $59,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                          GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

      The conference agreement includes $115,400,000 for 
Gallaudet University instead of $109,952,000 as proposed by the 
House and $111,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. No funds are 
provided for evaluation purposes. The Senate had provided 
$600,000 for this purpose, while the House provided no 
evaluation funding.

                 Career, Technical, and Adult Education

      The conference agreement includes $2,013,329,000 for 
Career, Technical, and Adult Education instead of 
$2,046,220,000 as proposed by the House and $1,894,788,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The agreement provides $1,222,329,000 
in fiscal year 2008 and $791,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 
funding for this account. Funds for the individual Career, 
Technical, and Adult Education line items are displayed in the 
table at the end of the statement of managers. Funding levels 
that were in disagreement but not displayed on the table are 
discussed in this statement.
      The conference agreement does not include a bill language 
proviso specifying $8,000,000 for tribally controlled 
postsecondary vocational and technical institutions as proposed 
by the House. The agreement provides these funds in the Higher 
Education account as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement specifies in bill language that 
$69,759,000 is provided for integrated English literacy and 
civics education services to immigrants rather than $71,622,000 
as specified by the House and $67,896,000 as specified by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language 
identifying $81,532,000 for the Smaller Learning Communities 
program instead of $93,531,000 as proposed by the House. The 
Senate did not provide funding for the program. The conferees 
agree that these funds shall be used only for activities 
related to establishing smaller learning communities within 
large high schools or small high schools that provide 
alternatives for students enrolled in large high schools. The 
conferees direct that the Education Department consult with the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations prior to the 
release of program guidance for the fiscal year 2008 Smaller 
Learning Communities grant competitions. The conferees direct 
that the Department submit an operating plan outlining its 
planned use of the 5 percent set-aside for national activities.
      The conference agreement includes report language 
identifying $22,770,000 for State Grants for Incarcerated Youth 
Offenders as proposed by the House in report language and the 
Senate in bill language. An authorization citation for the 
program is included in the bill language for the account as 
proposed by the Senate. The House did not include a bill 
language citation.
      The conferees encourage the Department to support 
initiatives that foster applied research, program improvement 
and evaluation, technology transfer and research-based 
institutional practices to improve adult and adolescent basic 
education and literacy instruction.

                      Student Financial Assistance

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

      The conference agreement includes $16,379,883,000 for 
Student Financial Assistance instead of $17,464,883,000 as 
proposed by the House and $16,368,883,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement provides a total of 
$15,023,000,000 for Pell Grants instead of $15,583,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $14,487,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. This amount includes $525,000,000 that is offset by a 
corresponding rescission from unobligated balances under the 
mandatory Academic Competitiveness and SMART grants program. 
These balances are not needed to pay Academic Competitiveness 
and SMART grant awards in the 2008-2009 award year.
      The conference agreement supports a $4,435 maximum Pell 
Grant for the 2008-2009 award year instead of $4,700 as 
proposed by the House and $4,310 as proposed by the Senate. 
Under the College Cost Reduction Act, Public Law 110-84, an 
additional $2,000,000,000 in mandatory funds is available for 
the Pell Grant program in fiscal year 2008. These mandatory 
funds, together with the discretionary funds provided in this 
conference report, will support a total maximum Pell grant of 
$4,925 in the 2008-2009 award year, a $615 increase over the 
2007-2008 award year.

                            Higher Education

      The conference agreement includes $2,095,608,000 for 
Higher Education instead of $2,176,533,000 as proposed by the 
House and $2,040,302,000 as proposed by the Senate.
Aid for Institutional Development
      The conference agreement includes $97,207,000 for 
Hispanic Serving Institutions instead of $99,500,000 as 
proposed by the House and $94,914,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $243,798,000 for 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities instead of 
$349,500,000 as proposed by the House and $238,095,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $57,915,000 for 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Graduate 
Institutions as proposed by the Senate instead of $82,915,000 
as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement also includes $12,143,000 for 
Alaska and Native Hawaiian Institutions instead of $11,785,000 
as proposed by the House and $12,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $110,700,000 for Title 
VI International Education and Foreign Languages Studies 
programs instead of $115,651,000 as proposed by the House and 
$105,751,000 as proposed by the Senate. For Title VI domestic 
programs, the conference agreement provides $95,390,000 instead 
of $100,341,000 as proposed by the House and $91,541,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. For overseas programs authorized under 
the Fulbright-Hays Act, the conference agreement provides 
$13,610,000 as proposed by the House instead of $12,610,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. For the Institute for International 
Public Policy, the conference agreement provides $1,700,000 as 
proposed by the House instead of $1,600,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conferees concur in the direction in House Report 
110-231 regarding the Title VI program.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
      The conference agreement includes $126,256,000 for the 
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education instead of 
$63,264,000 as proposed by the House and $81,844,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes the following projects 
in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
AIB College of Business, Des Moines, IA, to recruit              400,000
 and train captioners and court reporters and to
 provide scholarships................................
Aims Community College, Greeley, CO, for equipment                45,000
 for career training in the health professions.......
Alabama Institute of the Deaf and Blind, Talladega,              200,000
 AL for the interpreter training program.............
Albany State University, Albany, GA, in partnership              250,000
 with Darton College, for an initiative to increase
 the success of minority males and nontraditional
 students in postsecondary education.................
Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID, for                    300,000
 acquisition of equipment, technology and library
 upgrade.............................................
Albright College, Reading, PA, for laboratory                     90,000
 equipment acquisition...............................
Alpena Community College, Alpena, MI, for curriculum             255,000
 development for the Rural Communications Initiative.
Alvernia College, Reading, PA, for scholarships and               90,000
 nursing education programs..........................
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation,                     275,000
 Rockville, MD for its New Century Scholars Program..
Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD for a                 125,000
 health care training initiative, which may include
 equipment and technology............................
Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA for            284,700
 development of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Cyber
 Security and Investigation Technology...............
Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT for                     250,000
 manufacturing technology training programs, which
 may include equipment and technology................
Assumption College, Worcester, MA for program                    125,000
 development including equipment.....................
Azusa Pacific University, San Bernardino, CA for                 400,000
 nursing programs....................................
Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA for                     330,000
 development of computer security curriculum.........
Beloit College, Beloit, WI for equipment and                     200,000
 technology..........................................
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN for equipment              350,000
 for an engineering technology center................
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston,               210,000
 MA, for educational equipment and curriculum
 development to support medical technology
 professional training programs......................
Bennett College for Women, Greensboro, NC for                    540,000
 equipment, technology, and professional development.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College,                       350,000
 Winchester, KY for equipment and technology.........
Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA for equipment.            192,000
Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA, to expand             170,000
 adult literacy and career development academic
 programs............................................
Broward Community College, Broward County, FL for an             300,000
 education and training program in emergency
 preparedness and response...........................
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA for environmental             200,000
 studies programs and community outreach, which may
 include equipment...................................
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, for laboratory                90,000
 equipment acquisition...............................
Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA for curriculum            250,000
 development.........................................
Butler Community College, Andover, KS for a closed               350,000
 captioning training program, including curriculum
 development.........................................
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute,              100,000
 Hudson, NC for curriculum development...............
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA for                 350,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
California Community Colleges, Sacramento, CA, for               170,000
 Math and Science Teacher Initiative.................
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis                150,000
 Obispo, CA for purchase of equipment................
California State University--Channel Islands,                    150,000
 Camarillo, CA for purchase of equipment.............
California State University--Fullerton, Fullerton, CA            350,000
 for technology upgrades at the Ruby Gerontology
 Center..............................................
California University of Pennsylvania, California,                90,000
 PA, for curriculum development and teacher training
 to enhance math and science instruction.............
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC for its                     320,000
 Advancement for Underrepresented Minority
 Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Scientists Program...
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI, to                   275,000
 establish a bachelors of science nurse degree
 program.............................................
Carroll College, Helena, MT, for curriculum                      200,000
 development in Civil Engineering....................
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA, for nursing                   90,000
 education programs..................................
Central Arizona College, Coolidge, AZ for nursing                300,000
 programs, including curriculum development..........
Central Florida Community College, Ocala, FL for                 100,000
 curriculum development..............................
Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME, for                 107,500
 nursing education expansion and outreach............
Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO for a                  350,000
 science, technology, engineering and math teacher
 training program....................................
Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC,               200,000
 for curriculum development at the Center for
 Integrated Emergency Response Training..............
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA for                200,000
 curriculum development..............................
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR for equipment             565,000
 and technology for health sciences education and
 training programs...................................
City College of New York, NY for the Charles B.                2,000,000
 Rangel Center for Public Service to prepare
 individuals for careers in public service, which may
 include establishing an endowment, library and
 archives for such center............................
Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH for               300,000
 curriculum development and purchase of equipment....
Clayton College and State University, Morrow, GA for             325,000
 development of a Master of Arts in Archive degree
 program, which may include student scholarships and
 community outreach..................................
Clinton School of Public Service at the University of          1,000,000
 Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, for curriculum
 development.........................................
Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood, WA for an               150,000
 institute for environmental sustainability in the
 workforce...........................................
College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL for curriculum             350,000
 development.........................................
College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID for the Pro-           250,000
 Tech program........................................
College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, MD for nursing            100,000
 education programs..................................
College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA for                    100,000
 creation of the medical lab technician degree
 program, including curriculum development and
 purchase of equipment...............................
College Success Foundation, Issaquah, WA for the                 500,000
 Leadership 1000 Scholarship Program.................
Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA            400,000
 for a technical education initiative................
Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA for               100,000
 equipment and technology............................
Community College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV,             750,000
 to purchase equipment and other support for Internet-
 based course offerings..............................
Connecticut State University, Hartford, CT, for                  340,000
 nursing education programs..........................
Consensus Organizing Center, San Diego, CA, for its              100,000
 Step Up college preparation initiative..............
Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD for its                   225,000
 nursing education program, which may include
 equipment and technology............................
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, for a new                        300,000
 interdisciplinary initiative on engineering and
 medicine............................................
Darton College, Albany, GA for a biotechnology                   300,000
 education and training collaboration with Albany
 State University and Albany Technical College.......
Deaf West Theatre, North Hollywood, CA, for cultural             250,000
 experiences for the deaf............................
Dean College, Franklin, MA, to develop programs and              200,000
 procure equipment for the Learning Center...........
Delaware County Community College, Media, PA for                 175,000
 equipment and instrumentation for science,
 engineering, and technology laboratories............
Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA for            100,000
 the Jasper County Career Academy, which may include
 equipment...........................................
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA for the Digital            500,000
 Campus Initiative, including purchase of equipment..
Dillard University, New Orleans, LA for recruitment              750,000
 and training of nursing assistants..................
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit, Pittsburgh,               90,000
 PA, for equipment and technology acquisition for a
 supercomputing facility.............................
East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA,                90,000
 for forensic science education programs.............
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL for                  150,000
 nursing programs....................................
Eastern Iowa Community College, Davenport, IA, for               300,000
 the creation of a center on sustainable energy,
 including equipment.................................
Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM, for               1,000,000
 technological equipment upgrades....................
Eastern Shore Community College Industrial                       250,000
 Maintenance Program, Melfa, VA for curriculum
 development.........................................
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL for purchase of               200,000
 equipment...........................................
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, to             90,000
 support a computer forensics training program at its
 Western Pennsylvania High Tech Crime Training Center
Edison College, Charlotte County Campus, Punta Gorda,             75,000
 FL for a nursing education program..................
El Camino College, Torrance, CA for nursing,                     200,000
 engineering and nontraditional education and
 training programs...................................
Elmira College, Elmira, NY for technology upgrades...            200,000
Emerson College, Boston, MA, for educational                     340,000
 equipment and program development...................
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA, for the procurement of             255,000
 educational equipment and program development.......
Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT, for            280,000
 program development at the Center for Community
 Entrepreneurship Education..........................
Florida Campus Compact, Tallahassee, FL for a project            250,000
 to enhance service learning on college campuses
 throughout Florida..................................
Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL for the             200,000
 Coastal Watershed Institute.........................
Focus: HOPE, Detroit, MI for an experiential learning            600,000
 laboratory and related equipment and technology to
 support undergraduate education and training........
Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, for a nursing               150,000
 education program, which may include equipment......
Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, for technology-             350,000
 based educational programs and services.............
Frontier Community College, Fairfield, IL for                    150,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Ft. Valley State University, Ft. Valley, GA for a                175,000
 teacher preparation program, which may include
 equipment and technology............................
Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden, AL for                 350,000
 technology upgrades.................................
Gateway Community and Technical College, Ft.                     300,000
 Mitchell, KY for the Center for Advanced
 Manufacturing Competitiveness, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT, for                    100,000
 radiography and radiation therapy training programs,
 which may include equipment.........................
George Meany Center for Labor Studies--the National              750,000
 Labor College for curriculum development............
George Washington University, Washington, DC, for                316,700
 health professions training for students from the
 District of Columbia................................
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, for science                84,700
 education partnership programs between colleges,
 universities, schools and life science community
 educational organizations...........................
Gila County Community College, Globe, AZ, for the                200,000
 registered nursing program, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Golden Apple Foundation, Chicago, IL, for a math and             350,000
 science teacher training initiative.................
Grace College, Winona Lake, IN for technology                    200,000
 upgrades............................................
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA for                 175,000
 education and training programs in the arts, which
 may include equipment and student scholarships......
Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA for purchase of                    300,000
 equipment...........................................
Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA for            150,000
 curriculum development..............................
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology,                 300,000
 Harrisburg, PA for instructional programs, which may
 include equipment and technology....................
Henry Kuualoha Giugni Archives at the University of              200,000
 Hawaii at Manoa, to establish an archival facility
 of historical Native Hawaiian records and stories...
Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY for              100,000
 equipment and technology for science laboratories...
Hermiston, Hermiston, OR, to support programs and                254,900
 systems for Latino education........................
Hiwassee College, Madisonville, TN for a dental                  400,000
 hygiene program, including curriculum development...
Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA for nurse               200,000
 education programs..................................
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA, for                      170,000
 educational equipment and information technology....
Houston Community College, Houston, TX, for the                  150,000
 Accelerated Nursing Proficiency Center..............
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, to expand             500,000
 the nursing program.................................
Huntington Junior College, WV for an initiative to             1,080,000
 recruit and train students in closed captioning.....
Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX for a math               250,000
 and science education initiative, which may include
 equipment...........................................
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, for              90,000
 equipment acquisition and curriculum development for
 a mine safety course................................
Institute for Advanced Learning and Research,                    200,000
 Danville, VA for professional development for
 teachers in the field of nanotechnology.............
Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, IA, for               250,000
 equipment to support the Sustainable Energy
 Education program...................................
Ivy Tech Community College, Evansville, IN for                    75,000
 equipment and technology............................
Jackson State University, Jackson, MS for                        500,000
 establishment of an osteopathic medical school......
James Rumsey Technical Institute, Martinsburg, WV for            100,000
 the Automotive Technology Program, including
 purchase of equipment...............................
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City,               500,000
 KS, to provide workforce development training to
 improve economic conditions and to reduce prisoner
 recidivism..........................................
Kent State University, New Philadelphia, OH for                  150,000
 equipment and technology for its Tuscarawas County
 campus..............................................
Keystone College, LaPlume, PA, for classroom and                  90,000
 laboratory equipment upgrades and acquisition.......
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA to provide                      343,000
 educational opportunities for students through civic
 engagement and service learning.....................
La Sierra University, Riverside, CA..................            210,000
Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA for equipment,                  175,000
 furnishings and operating expenses for an extension
 center in Susquehanna County........................
Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA, for laboratory                  90,000
 equipment and technology upgrades and acquisition...
Lake City Community College, Lake City, FL for a math            100,000
 skills initiative...................................
Latino Institute, Inc., Newark, NJ for its Latino                140,000
 Scholars Program....................................
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, for educational and            210,000
 research equipment to support new science
 instruction laboratories............................
Lewis and Clark Community College, Godfrey, IL, for              400,000
 its National Great Rivers Research and Education
 Center..............................................
Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID, to continue             192,500
 and expand the American Indian Students in
 Leadership of Education (AISLE) program.............
Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL for training, material              100,000
 acquisition and purchase of equipment...............
Lincoln Memorial University College of Osteopathic               500,000
 Medicine, Harrogate, TN for curriculum development..
Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA, for                   90,000
 campus-wide technology upgrades and wiring..........
Linn-Benton Community College, Albany, OR for science            540,000
 and health equipment and technology.................
Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, to provide                 90,000
 professional development partnerships and related
 services............................................
Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH for its              350,000
 library and community resource center, which may
 include equipment and technology....................
Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA for its              200,000
 Solving the Math Achievement Gap program............
Lyon College, Batesville, AR, to purchase and install             75,000
 equipment...........................................
MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL for technology               350,000
 upgrades............................................
Madonna University, Livonia, MI for curriculum                   270,000
 development for a disaster relief and recovery
 program.............................................
Maricopa County Community College, Tempe, AZ for the             350,000
 Bilingual Nursing Program at Gateway Community
 College in Phoenix, AZ..............................
Maryland Association of Community Colleges,                    2,340,000
 Annapolis, MD, to expand and improve nursing
 programs at Maryland's community colleges...........
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY for a                  350,000
 minority teacher preparation initiative.............
McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA for the               150,000
 Louisiana Academy for Innovative Teaching and
 Learning............................................
Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ for an online                   125,000
 registered nurse recertification program............
Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ for the Enfermeras              175,000
 En Escalera program to address a shortage of nurses.
Messiah College, Grantham, PA, for wireless                       90,000
 technology acquisition and technology infrastructure
 improvements........................................
Metro State College, Denver, CO, for training and                127,125
 equipment acquisition...............................
Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN for                  500,000
 nursing education programs..........................
MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS, for                  300,000
 equipment acquisition to expand distance education
 for teachers in western Kansas......................
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN,             500,000
 for the comprehensive math and science teacher
 training program....................................
Midland College, Midland, TX for purchase of                     150,000
 equipment at the Advanced Technology Center.........
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy,               100,000
 Downers Grove, IL for the Advanced Career Explorers
 Program.............................................
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Office of           1,148,500
 the Chancellor, St. Paul, MN for a statewide
 veterans re-entry education program.................
Mira Costa Community College District, Oceanside, CA             350,000
 for a nursing education program, including purchase
 of equipment........................................
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS            200,000
 for equipment and furnishings for a marine
 technology center and estuarine education center....
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS,             100,000
 for a leadership training program at the Appalachian
 Leadership Honors Program...........................
Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS,           1,000,000
 for acquisition of equiment and curriculum
 development at the Wise Center-Broadcast Facility
 Conversion to Digital...............................
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, for                  847,000
 program development and expansion, equipment and
 technology for the Distance Learning Project on the
 West Plains Campus..................................
Missouri State University--West Plains, West Plains,             200,000
 MO for technology upgrades and programming at the
 Academic Support Center.............................
Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY for a special            450,000
 needs preparedness training program.................
Montana Committee for the Humanities, Missoula, MT,               80,000
 to continue civic educational programs..............
Montana State University--Billings, Billings, MT, for            130,000
 the Montana Energy Workforce Training Center........
Montana State University--Billings, Billings, MT, to             160,000
 develop job-training programs.......................
Montana State University--Billings, Billings, MT, to             160,000
 expand professional development education programs
 for the health care industry........................
Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA               440,000
 for curricula, equipment and technology, faculty,
 and outreach for its advanced technologies
 initiative..........................................
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, for equipment and                90,000
 technology acquisition and curriculum development
 for a science initiative............................
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, to establish a                    84,700
 research initiative to improve college graduation of
 minority students...................................
Mott Community College--Center for Advanced                      425,000
 Manufacturing (CAM), Flint, MI, for a clearinghouse
 and pilot program for new technology................
Mount Ida College, Newton, MA, for a veterinary                  150,000
 technology program, which may include equipment.....
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, for education and              90,000
 outreach services to support undergraduate students
 with disabilities...................................
Murray State University, Hopkinsville, KY for                    200,000
 purchase of equipment at the Veterinary Center......
Nevada State College, Henderson, NV for the                      450,000
 accelerated nursing program.........................
Nevada State College, Henderson, NV, for math and                325,000
 science teacher initiatives.........................
New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL for equipment at            250,000
 the Jane Bancroft Cook Library......................
New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL for the Public              225,000
 Archaeology Laboratory, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL for the                     300,000
 Strategic Languages Resource Center, including
 purchase of equipment...............................
New Hampshire Community Technical College System,                254,100
 Concord, NH, to expand and modernize engineering
 technology programs.................................
New Hampshire Community Technical College System,                150,000
 Concord, NH, to standardize technology and learning
 across seven community colleges.....................
New Hampshire Community Technical College--                      150,000
 Manchester, Manchester, NH for equipment for nursing
 and allied health education and training programs...
Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY for                350,000
 equipment...........................................
North Arkansas College, Harrison, AR for technology              215,000
 upgrades............................................
North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies,              150,000
 Hickory, NC for purchase of equipment at the Center
 for Engineering Technologies........................
North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton, ND            1,000,000
 for a Center for Nanoscience Technology Training....
Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE, for nurse              170,000
 training, including the purchase of equipment.......
Northern Essex Community College, Lawrence, MA, for              205,000
 equpment for allied health program..................
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL for its                 250,000
 College of Engineering and Engineering Technology...
Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation,                200,000
 Highland Heights, KY for the METS Center, including
 purchase of equipment...............................
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY,              500,000
 for the Infrastructure Management Institute.........
Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY,              127,125
 for the nursing education program...................
Northern Rockies Educational Services, Twin Bridges,              80,000
 MT, to develop Taking Technology to the Classroom
 program.............................................
Northwest Shoals Community College, Phil Campbell, AL            350,000
 for technology upgrades.............................
Northwestern State University of Louisiana,                      200,000
 Natchitoches, LA, for a nursing education program...
Norwich University, Northfield, VT for equipment and             350,000
 technology for a nursing program....................
Oakland Community College, Bloomfield Hills, MI for              340,000
 international education programs....................
Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell, OK for            100,000
 purchase of equipment...............................
Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY for purchase            250,000
 of equipment........................................
Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR               400,000
 for academic programs in the OGI School of Science
 and Engineering.....................................
Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR for            350,000
 development of associate's and bachelor's degree
 programs in the health professions..................
Owens Community College, Toledo, OH for a first                  150,000
 responder training initiative, including curriculum
 development.........................................
Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL for                 325,000
 equipment and technology............................
Paula and Anthony Rich Center for the Study and                  440,000
 Treatment of Autism, Youngstown, OH for distance
 learning technology and programs....................
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Johnstown,              90,000
 PA, for laboratory equipment and technology upgrades
 and acquisition.....................................
Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia, PA for               575,000
 the CORE Philly Scholarship Program.................
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, for the                90,000
 Scientific Reasoning/Inquiry Based Education
 (SCRIBE) initiative.................................
Pierce College, Tacoma, WA for the Center of                     186,000
 Excellence for Homeland Security, including
 curriculum development and training.................
Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS for                    275,000
 equipment for its Kansas Technology Center..........
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, for a                   200,000
 collaborative research institute for sustainable
 rural economics.....................................
Polk Community College, Winter Haven, FL for advanced            300,000
 manufacturing training programs.....................
Portland State University, Portland, OR for equipment            400,000
 and technology for its science research and teaching
 center..............................................
Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD for                 350,000
 equipment and technology to upgrade a management
 information system..................................
Purchase College, State of University of New York,               200,000
 Purchase, NY, for science and math education
 programs, including teacher preparation programs....
Radford University, Radford, VA for a study of the               400,000
 feasibility of establishing a graduate school in the
 medical sciences....................................
Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK, for nursing             100,000
 programs............................................
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI for development             100,000
 of a Portuguese and Lusophone Studies Program.......
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ               350,000
 for curriculum development..........................
Richland Community College, Decatur, IL for                      320,000
 development of an alternative fuels education and
 training program....................................
Richmond Community College, Hamlet, NC for equipment             200,000
 and programs at the Industrial Training Center......
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA, for                  90,000
 health care professional education programs in the
 use of electronic health records....................
Rochester Area Colleges, Rochester, NY, for                    1,000,000
 Excellence in Math and Science......................
Rockford College, Rockford, IL for technology                    200,000
 upgrades and other equipment........................
Round Rock Higher Education Center, Round Rock, TX               450,000
 for nursing programs, including purchase of
 equipment...........................................
Rust College, Holly Springs, MS, for acquisition of              500,000
 equipment for the Science and Mathematics Annex.....
Rutgers University School of Law--Camden, NJ for                 640,000
 student scholarships and loan repayment, internships
 and public interest programming.....................
Ryan Foundation, Wayne, PA, for civic education                   90,000
 programs............................................
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH, for a civic                200,000
 education program...................................
Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah, to            423,700
 train health care professionals.....................
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, for historic               850,000
 preservation education programs including equipment.
San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX for a health care              250,000
 education and training initiative, which may include
 equipment and technology............................
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA for                      500,000
 equipment, technology, and training for its library
 and information commons initiative..................
Security on Campus, Inc., King of Prussia, PA, for                30,150
 campus safety peer education programs...............
Seminole State College, Seminole, OK, for the Medical            100,000
 Laboratory Technology Program, including technology
 acquisition.........................................
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ for equipment            525,000
 and technology for its science and technology center
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, for                    90,000
 technology upgrades and acquisition.................
Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI for nursing                 200,000
 programs............................................
Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI for nursing                   185,000
 programs, including curriculum development..........
Simpson College, Indianola, IA for purchase of                   300,000
 equipment...........................................
South Carolina Technical College System, Columbia,               169,500
 SC, to fund apprenticeship pilot programs in
 economically distressed areas.......................
South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, for the          1,000,000
 Thomas Daschle Center for Public Service &
 Representative Democracy............................
Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher                  425,000
 Education, Glenside, PA, for equipment..............
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, to                    50,000
 enchance academic skills and training of science
 teachers in southern Utah through mobile classrooms.
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute,                       340,000
 Albuquerque, NM, to expand a renewable energy
 training program....................................
Sparks College, Shelbyville, IL for a closed                     200,000
 captioner training program..........................
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, for programs to recruit             84,700
 and increase graduation rates for African-American
 females pursuing sciences, mathematics, or dual-
 engineering degrees.................................
Springfield Public Schools Academy of Arts and                    84,700
 Academics, Springfield, OR, for classroom equipment
 and technology......................................
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY for              350,000
 equipment at the science facility...................
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY for              300,000
 technology upgrades.................................
St. Clair County Community College, Port Huron, MI               150,000
 for purchase of equipment...........................
St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY for equipment and              770,000
 technology to support its science, technology,
 engineering and math initiative.....................
St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL for a                 300,000
 distance learning program, including technology
 upgrades and purchase of equipment..................
State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, for               300,000
 curriculum development in economic development and
 governance..........................................
State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY             100,000
 for teacher training initiatives....................
Stonehill College, Easton, MA, to procure equipment              170,000
 and develop programs for the Center for Non-Profit
 Management..........................................
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, for                      90,000
 laboratory equipment and technology acquisition.....
Sweetwater Education Foundation, Chula Vista, CA, for            300,000
 its Compact for Success program, which may include
 student scholarships................................
Texas Chiropractic College, Pasadena, TX for health              100,000
 professions training................................
Texas State Technical College, Waco, TX, for                     150,000
 equipment for education and training programs.......
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX for the Center for            150,000
 the Study of Addiction and Recovery.................
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, for the                    175,000
 Institute of Health Sciences Dallas Center, for
 acquisition of technology...........................
Thiel College, Greenville, PA, for technology                     90,000
 infrastructure upgrades and acquisition.............
Tohono O'odham Community College, Sells, AZ for                  125,000
 computer, science and mathematics equipment,
 technology and instructional materials..............
Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS, for an international             200,000
 study abroad program................................
Tri-County Community College, Murphy, NC for                      50,000
 equipment and technology............................
Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC for nursing            200,000
 curriculum development..............................
Trinity University, San Antonio, TX for purchase of              150,000
 equipment...........................................
Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, ND, to              640,000
 develop a vocational and technical training
 curriculum..........................................
Univ. of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City,             84,750
 UT for the Health Sciences LEAP Program to expand
 the pipeline of underrepresented students in health
 professions.........................................
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, for              350,000
 the 49th State Scholars program.....................
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, for            1,000,000
 the Alaska Native Students Science and Engineering
 program.............................................
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ for development of             350,000
 a pilot project to provide instructional and support
 services to ensure the academic success of disabled
 veterans............................................
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, for the                       200,000
 Integrative Medicine in Residency program...........
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little              400,000
 Rock, AR, for equipment and curriculum development
 for genetic counseling and other health care
 programs............................................
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA             1,000,000
 for the Matsui Center for Politics and Public
 Service, which may include establishing an
 endowment, and for cataloguing the papers of
 Congressman Robert Matsui...........................
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, for a                625,000
 technology training and instruction initiative,
 which may include equipment.........................
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL for the               250,000
 Lou Frey Institute of Politics......................
University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa for the                   450,000
 establishment of a nursing education program........
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL for purchase              200,000
 of equipment at the College of Education............
University of Hawaii at Hilo for an Applied Rural                800,000
 Science program and a Clinical Pharmacy Training
 Program, for clinical pharmacy training program.....
University of Hawaii School of Law, for a health                 200,000
 policy center and cultural education programs.......
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, for the Gateway to              125,000
 Math Program, for continued outreach to pre-college
 math students.......................................
University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA for                400,000
 technology upgrades at the College of Pharmacy......
University of Michigan Depression Center, Ann Arbor,             400,000
 MI for the Postsecondary Education Campus Support
 project.............................................
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, for program             2,542,500
 development, start-up costs and curriculum..........
University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL for the                 200,000
 Teacher Leadership Initiative for School Improvement
University of New Hampshire, Manchester Campus,                  339,000
 Manchester, NH, to expand business and high
 technology academic programs........................
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM for the                300,000
 American Indian Language Policy Research and Teacher
 Training Center.....................................
University of North Carolina at Wilmington,                      390,000
 Wilmington, NC for development of an assistive
 technology center, which may include equipment......
University of North Carolina at Wilmington,                      211,250
 Wilmington, North Carolina, for nursing programs
 including military veterans, clinical research and
 distance learning...................................
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL for the            250,000
 Virtual School Readiness Incubator..................
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, for the            169,500
 development of math and science programs............
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, for equipment               90,000
 acquisition to support nursing and allied health
 education programs..................................
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS,             847,500
 for curriculum development and acquisition of
 equipment...........................................
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, for the Baker          5,000,000
 Center for Public Policy............................
University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX for a                    150,000
 science, technology, engineering and mathematics
 program, including teacher training.................
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,                 150,000
 Galveston, TX for nursing programs..................
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,                 100,000
 Galveston, TX for the Centralized Clinical Placement
 system, including purchase of equipment.............
University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, for acquisition of               100,000
 equipment at the Center for Information Security....
University of Vermont of Burlington, Burlington, VT,             200,000
 to establish advanced practice graduate nursing
 program in psychiatric-mental health nursing........
University of Vermont of Burlington, VT, Burlington,             200,000
 VT, to establish a child psychiatry fellowship
 program.............................................
University of Virginia Center for Politics,                      430,000
 Charlottesville, VA for the Youth Leadership
 Initiative..........................................
University of Washington at Bothell, WA for an                   300,000
 initiative to train nursing faculty in partnership
 with a consortium of colleges.......................
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI,              160,000
 to provide educational programs in nanotechnology...
University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI,            125,000
 to establish an English as a Second Language teacher
 certification program...............................
University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Whitewater, WI,              125,000
 to establish a certification program for science
 teachers............................................
University of Wisconsin-Marshfield, Marshfield, WI               200,000
 for equipment and technology for science
 laboratories........................................
Urban College of Boston, Boston, MA, to support                  635,000
 higher education programs serving low-income and
 minority students...................................
Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT for a civic                  200,000
 education program, including purchase of equipment..
Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah, to expand                  50,000
 nursing education, including technology acquisition
 and curriculum development..........................
Vanguard University Nursing Center, Costa Mesa, CA               150,000
 for teacher and nurse training programs.............
Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT, for              425,000
 equipment for Fire Science Program..................
Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD, to expand the                500,000
 Nursing Distance Learning Program...................
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,             400,000
 Blacksburg, VA, for equipment.......................
Waldorf College, Forest City, IA for purchase of                 120,000
 equipment...........................................
Washburn University, Topeka, KS, for equipment                   242,500
 acquisition to train students in science and health-
 related fields......................................
Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, for               90,000
 foreign language programs...........................
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, for                    350,000
 mentoring programs women in science programs........
Weber State University, Ogden, UT for the TAPT                   150,000
 program to recruit additional teachers..............
Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, for stipends and            423,700
 tuition asssistance for faculty to pursue advanced
 nursing degree......................................
Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, to provide                   50,000
 mentoring for minority disadvantaged students.......
West Central Technical College, Waco, GA for purchase            150,000
 of equipment........................................
West Chester University, West Chester, PA for nursing            250,000
 program development.................................
West Chester University, West Chester, PA, for                    90,000
 technology infrastructure upgrades and acquisition..
Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City, IA,             100,000
 for equipment.......................................
Western Kentucky University Research Foundation,               1,500,000
 Bowling Green, KY, for equipment acquisition for the
 science, technology and engineering facility........
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, for                     210,000
 equipping a nursing simulation laboratory...........
Wheaton College, Norton, MA, to procure educational              170,000
 equipment and information technology to support
 science center expansion............................
Wheelock College, Boston, MA, for educational                    210,000
 equipment and curriculum development for the K-9
 science teachers program............................
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ, for                      210,000
 curriculum development and other activities to
 establish the Center for the Study of Critical
 Languages...........................................
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and                345,000
 Universities, Madison, WI for continued
 implementation of the WAICU Collaboration Project...
Wittenberg University, Springfield OH for a teacher              400,000
 training initiative.................................
York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA, for                       90,000
 laboratory equipment and technology upgrades and
 acquisition.........................................
York College, City University of New York, Jamaica,              320,000
 NY for activities to prepare students for careers in
 aviation management.................................
York College, York, NE, for training of clinical                 100,000
 social workers in central and western Nebraska,
 including curriculum development....................
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Other programs
      The conferees provide $8,000,000 for the Tribally 
Controlled Vocational Institutions as proposed by the Senate. 
The House also had proposed $8,000,000 for this program, but 
under the ``Career, Technical, and Adult Education'' account.
      The conference agreement includes $858,178,000 for TRIO 
as proposed by the Senate instead of $868,178,000 as proposed 
by the House. Within this amount, the conferees intend that 
$10,000,000 be used for a TRIO college completion initiative, 
providing supplemental awards under the Student Support 
Services program to provide grant aid to students participating 
in the program who are at-risk of dropping out of college due 
to financial need. The conferees intend that Student Support 
Services projects receiving supplemental awards shall provide 
matching funds equal to 33 percent of the total award; thus, 
leveraging an additional $3,300,000 in need-based student aid. 
The conferees are concerned about the reduced level of 
participation of Hispanic students in the TRIO Talent Search 
program, and encourage the Secretary of Education to enhance 
program outreach efforts to Hispanics with the goal of 
increasing the participation rates of Hispanic students in 
Talent Search.
      The conference agreement includes $318,423,000 for the 
GEAR UP program instead of $323,423,000 as proposed by the 
House and $313,423,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees 
intend that $4,950,000 of the increase over fiscal year 2007 be 
used for State grants, of which 50 percent must be used to 
provide student scholarships, and $10,050,000 of the increase 
be used for partnership grants.
      The conference agreement includes $41,000,000 for Byrd 
Honors Scholarships as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$40,590,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes $34,261,000 for the 
Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants program instead of 
$40,000,000 as proposed by the House and $28,521,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees intend that the increase 
over the amount needed for continuing awards in fiscal year 
2008 be used solely for partnership grants to institutions of 
higher education, schools of arts and sciences, and high-need 
school districts that are focused on teacher pre-service 
preparation.
      The conference agreement includes $3,000,000 for programs 
for baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, 
mathematics, or critical foreign languages with concurrent 
teacher certification, and $2,000,000 for programs for master's 
degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or 
critical foreign language education authorized in Public Law 
110-69, the America COMPETES Act. The Senate bill proposed 
$6,000,000 and $4,000,000 for these programs, respectively, and 
the House bill did not include these provisions.
      The conference agreement includes $16,810,000 for the 
Child Care Access Means Parents in School program instead of 
$17,810,000 as proposed by the House and $15,810,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include funding for the 
Advancing America through Foreign Language Partnerships program 
as proposed by the House. The Senate proposed $12,000,000 for 
this initiative. Funding for similar activities is included in 
the conference agreement for the Foreign Language Assistance 
program and the Title VI International Education and Foreign 
Languages Studies program.
      For Government Performance and Results Act and higher 
education program evaluation, the conferees recommend $620,000 
as proposed by the House instead of $970,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for the 
Underground Railroad program as proposed by the Senate. The 
House did not provide funds for this program. The conference 
agreement also provides $970,000 for the B.J. Stupak Olympic 
Scholarship program and $2,946,000 for the Thurgood Marshall 
Scholarship program as proposed by the House. The Senate did 
not propose funding for these programs.

                           Howard University

      The conference agreement includes $237,392,000 for Howard 
University as proposed by the House and Senate. Within this 
amount, the conference agreement includes $29,461,000 for 
Howard University hospital as proposed by the Senate. The House 
did not designate a specific amount for the hospital.

                    Institute of Education Sciences

      The conference agreement includes $561,315,000 for the 
Institute of Education Sciences (IES) instead of $535,103,000 
as proposed by the House and $589,826,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement provides $293,155,000 of total funding to 
be available through fiscal year 2009. Funds for the individual 
IES line items are displayed in the table at the end of the 
statement of managers. Funding levels that were in disagreement 
but not displayed on the table are discussed in this statement.
      The conference agreement provides $2,200,000 for the Fast 
Response Survey System to collect data for the report of Arts 
Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools during the 
2008-2009 school year, as described in Senate Report 110-107. 
The survey is to be administered by the National Center for 
Education Statistics, but with IES and the Office of Innovation 
and Improvement jointly determining the scope of work of the 
project. The House proposed this funding level within IES. The 
Senate proposed $500,000 within the Fund for the Improvement of 
Education for the survey and additional funding within IES.
      The conference agreement does not include funding for a 
pilot study to develop a student unit record data system as 
requested by the Administration as proposed by the House. The 
Senate did not include similar language.
      The conference agreement includes funding above the 
fiscal year 2007 level to support 12th grade State reading and 
math assessments, as well as scheduled assessments in other 
subjects approved by the National Assessment Governing Board. 
The Senate included similar language. The House did not include 
funds for this purpose.
      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 to support 
the expansion of the number of urban districts that can 
participate in the trial urban district assessment. The House 
provided $3,000,000 for this purpose. The Senate did not 
include funds for this purpose. The conferees expect the 
National Assessment Governing Board to use its existing 
criteria in determining the districts to be added to the 
assessment.
      The conferees request that the National Assessment 
Governing Board make particular certifications regarding the 
National Assessment of Educational Progress 2009 science test, 
as described in section 310 of H.R. 3043, as passed by the 
Senate. The House bill did not include a similar provision.
      The conferees request the Government Accountability 
Office to conduct a study on strategies used to prepare 
students to meet State academic standards, as described in 
section 313 of H.R. 3043, as passed by the Senate. The House 
bill did not include a similar provision.

                        Departmental Management

                         PROGRAM ADMINSTRATION

      The conference agreement includes $420,698,000 for 
Departmental program administration instead of $219,487,000 as 
proposed by the House and $420,631,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conferees require the Secretary of Education to 
assess the impact on education felt by students in States with 
a high proportion of Federal lands compared to students in non-
public land States and to submit a report no later than one 
year after enactment of this Act. The Senate had a similar 
requirement in bill language. The House did not have similar 
language.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The agreement includes $53,239,000 for the Office of the 
Inspector General as proposed by the House instead of 
$54,239,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                           General Provisions

                     ONE PERCENT TRANSFER AUTHORITY

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
similar to that proposed by the Senate providing the Secretary 
of the Education Department with the authority to transfer up 
to 1 percent of discretionary funds between appropriations but 
no appropriation shall be increased by more than 3 percent by 
any such transfer. This transfer is available only to meet 
emergency needs. The Committees are to be notified 15 days in 
advance of any transfer. The House bill included a similar 
provision, but allowed transfers for unanticipated needs and 
allowed an appropriation to be increased up to an additional 2 
percent subject to approval of the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees.

              INTEGRITY VALUES IN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the House requiring the Secretary of Education to 
establish procedures to assess whether covered individuals or 
entities have potential financial interest in or bias toward a 
product or service purchased with or guaranteed or insured by 
the Department of Education or one of its contracted entities. 
The conferees direct the Secretary to disclose any such 
potential financial interest. The conferees also direct the 
Department of Education Inspector General to report on the 
adequacy of the procedures established by the Department and to 
conduct an audit to ensure that the procedures are being 
correctly implemented. The Senate did not have a similar 
provision.

                               IMPACT AID

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate expanding eligibility for impact aid to 
several school districts in Illinois. The House did not have a 
similar provision.

                      VOLUNTARY FLEXIBLE AGREEMENT

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate that requires the Secretary of Education 
to renegotiate the existing ``voluntary flexible agreements'' 
under the Higher Education Act, which allow student loan 
guaranty agencies to be compensated by the Federal government 
for preventing student loan defaults, rather than collecting on 
defaulted loans. The provision requires the Secretary to 
negotiate new, cost-neutral agreements by March 31, 2008 with 
any guaranty agency that had a voluntary flexible agreement 
that was determined not to be cost-neutral in October 2007, 
unless such guaranty agency does not wish to enter into such 
agreement. The House did not include a similar provision.

              DEFINITION OF A HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION

      The conference agreement includes a general provision not 
in either the House or Senate bill permitting continued student 
financial aid eligibility to an institution of higher education 
affiliated with an entity that filed a bankruptcy petition in 
2001.

                          UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate providing funding for the 
Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program, to be 
funded through an administrative reduction. The House did not 
have a similar provision. Funding for this activity is included 
in the Higher Education account.

                        UPWARD BOUND EVALUATION

      The conference agreement does not include a provision in 
Title III regarding a prohibition of funds to implement an 
evaluation of the Upward Bound program until after the 
authorizing committees have reviewed the regulation as proposed 
by the Senate. A similar provision was included in the House 
bill, and is included in Title V of this conference agreement.

                           ANNUAL REPORT CARD

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
included in the Senate bill requiring the Secretary of 
Education to submit to the appropriate committees of Congress 
and post on the internet an annual report card pertaining to 
Department personnel and programs. The House bill did not 
contain a similar provision.

                           SCIENCE ASSESSMENT

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate expressing the sense of the 
Senate regarding science teaching and the National Assessment 
of Educational Progress 2009 science test. The House did not 
have a similar provision. Language relating to this provision 
is included in the IES account.

                             STEM PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that provides funding for 
programs that assist teachers acquiring degrees in science, 
technology, engineering, math (STEM) or critical foreign 
languages. The Senate proposed an administrative reduction to 
support these program increases. The House did not include a 
similar provision. Funding for these programs is included in 
the Higher Education account.

                           THREAT ASSESSMENTS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that requires the Secretary of 
Education to update the 2002 guidance on threat assessment in 
schools to reflect the recommendations of the report to the 
President regarding the legal sharing of personal information 
under various statutes. The House did not include a similar 
provision. This requirement is included in the Safe Schools and 
Citizenship Education section of the statement of managers.

                  GAO REPORT ON ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate requiring the Government 
Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress on student 
preparation techniques to meet State academic achievement 
standards. The House did not include a similar provision. This 
requirement is included in the IES section of the statement of 
managers.

                       TITLE IV--RELATED AGENCIES

             Corporation for National and Community Service

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $798,065,000 for the 
operating expenses of the programs administered by the 
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) instead 
of $768,905,000 as proposed by the House and $804,489,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conference agreement includes bill 
language specifying funding amounts for domestic volunteer 
service programs and national and community service programs as 
proposed by the House. The Senate did not specify funding 
levels in the bill. The detailed table at the end of this joint 
statement reflects the activity distribution agreed to by the 
conferees.
      As proposed by the House, the conference agreement 
includes bill language allowing one percent of grant funds also 
to be used for electronic management of the grants cycle. The 
Senate did not propose similar bill language.

                  DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $313,054,000 for the 
Domestic Volunteer Service Programs as proposed by both the 
House and Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language that none 
of the funds provided for program operating expenses may be 
used to provide stipends or monetary incentives to program 
participants or volunteer leaders who exceed the income 
guidelines in the Domestic Volunteer Service Act. Both the 
House and Senate bills proposed similar language.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate that all prior year unobligated balances 
from the ``Domestic Volunteer Service Programs, Operating 
Expenses'' account shall be transferred to and merged with this 
appropriation. The House bill did not propose similar language.

                NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement includes $485,011,000 for the 
National Community Service Programs, instead of $455,851,000 as 
proposed by the House and $491,435,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
National Service Trust
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes bill language 
designating that not less than $126,121,000, to remain 
available until expended, shall be transferred to the National 
Service Trust for educational awards instead of $122,521,000 as 
proposed by the House and not less than $117,720,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes bill language, as 
proposed by the House, designating that not more than 
$55,000,000 of grants under the National Service Trust may be 
used to administer, reimburse, or support national service 
programs instead of $65,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
AmeriCorps Grants
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes $261,371,000 for 
AmeriCorps Grants instead of $255,625,000 as proposed by the 
House and $275,775,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes bill language, similar 
to Senate report language, allowing the transfer of any 
deobligated funds from closed out AmeriCorps grants to the 
National Service Trust. The House did not propose similar 
language.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate setting aside funding for grants under 
the National Service Trust program for activities under the 
AmeriCorps Education Awards Program. The House bill did not 
propose similar language.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate that up to $4,000,000 shall be to 
support national service scholarships for high school students 
performing community service. The House did not propose similar 
language.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate that of the amount provided for 
educational awards, $7,000,000 shall be held in reserve as 
defined by the Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act. The House did 
not propose similar language.
Innovation, Assistance, and Other Activities
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes $19,229,000 for 
Innovation, Assistance, and Other Activities instead of 
$13,000,000 as proposed by the House and $10,550,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, the conference 
agreement includes the following: $500,000 for Martin Luther 
King grants; $5,000,000 for Disability grants; $850,000 for the 
Service-Learning Clearinghouse and Exchange; and $4,879,000 for 
National Service Outreach and Innovation activities.
      Also within the total for Innovation, Assistance, and 
Other Activities, the conference agreement includes $8,000,000 
for merit-based competitive grants for supporting and expanding 
volunteerism and expects that previous partnership grantees, 
such as the Points of Light Foundation and America's Promise, 
will be eligible to compete for these grants. The conferees 
recommend that consideration be given to national programs that 
build alignment among youth-serving organizations and other 
sectors to promote coordination of services for disadvantaged 
youth to achieve better outcomes.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the Senate setting aside not more than $10,466,000 
for quality and innovation activities. The House did not 
propose similar language.
National Civilian Community Corps
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes $24,205,000 for the 
National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) instead of $11,620,000 
as proposed by the House and $31,789,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate designating funding for the Civilian 
Community Corps in the bill. The House did not propose similar 
language.
      The conference agreement includes bill language, as 
proposed by the Senate, that of the amount provided for the 
Civilian Community Corps, no less than $5,000,000 shall be for 
the acquisition, renovation, equipping, and startup costs for 
campuses--one located in Vinton, Iowa and the other in 
Vicksburg, Mississippi. As proposed by the Senate, these center 
sites should be restored based on CNCS's 2005 geographic 
assessment and its more specific site evaluation in October 
2006. The conferees expect, as proposed by the Senate, that an 
NCCC class will be operating out of each facility by the end of 
fiscal year 2008. The House did not propose similar language.
Learn and Serve America
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes $38,125,000 for 
Learn and Serve America instead of $37,125,000 as proposed by 
the House and $39,125,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement does not include bill language 
proposed by the House designating funding for service-learning 
programs to remain available until September 30, 2009. The 
Senate bill did not include similar language.
State Commission Administrative Grants
      Within the total for National and Community Service 
programs, the conference agreement includes $12,000,000, as 
proposed by the House, for State Commission Administrative 
Grants instead of $12,516,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $68,964,000 for the 
Corporation for National and Community Service salaries and 
expenses, as proposed by the House, instead of $69,520,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $6,900,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General (OIG) as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $5,512,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees 
concur with language proposed by the Senate directing the OIG 
to continue reviewing the management of the National Service 
Trust and to continue reviewing the annual Trust reports and to 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate on the accuracy of the reports.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

                       CHANGES THROUGH RULEMAKING

      The conference agreement includes language that CNCS 
shall make any changes to program requirements, service 
delivery, or policy only through public notice and comment 
rulemaking to include service delivery changes in the 
administration and/or governance of national service programs. 
Both the House and Senate proposed similar language.

                           PROFESSIONAL CORPS

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House allowing professional corps programs to apply for a 
certain waiver to allow applicants to apply through State 
formula. The Senate did not propose similar language.

                            DONATED SERVICES

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House to allow CNCS to solicit and accept compensated and 
commercial services of organizations and individuals (other 
than participants) to assist in carrying out the duties of CNCS 
under the national service laws and that such an individual 
shall be subject to the same protections and limitations as 
volunteers. The Senate did not propose similar language.

                      COMBINED MATCHING OF GRANTS

      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House specifying that AmeriCorps programs receiving grants 
under the National Service Trust program shall meet an overall 
minimum share requirement of 24 percent for the first three 
years that they receive funding and thereafter shall meet 
certain requirements as provided in the Code of Federal 
Regulations, without regard to the operating costs match 
requirement. The Senate did not propose similar language.

                           TRANSFER AUTHORITY

      The conference agreement does not include language 
proposed by the Senate to permit CNCS to transfer not to exceed 
one percent of any discretionary funds between activities 
identified under this heading in the statement accompanying 
this Act. The House did not propose similar language.

                   Corporate for Public Broadcasting

      The conference agreement includes bill language as 
proposed by the House that prohibits funds made available to 
the Corporation for Public Broadcasting by this Act to be used 
to apply any political test or qualification in selecting, 
appointing, promoting, or taking any other personnel action 
with respect to officers, agents, and employees of the 
Corporation. The Senate bill did not include a similar 
provision.
      The conference agreement also prohibits the use of fiscal 
years 2008, 2009, and 2010 funds available to CPB for the 
Television Future Fund as proposed by the House. The Senate 
bill included a similar provision.

               Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      Within the total provided for the Federal Mediation and 
Conciliation Service, the conference agreement includes 
$650,000 for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's 
Labor-Management Grants Program as proposed by the House, 
instead of $400,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                Institute of Museum and Library Services

    OFFICE OF MUSEUM AND LIBRARY SERVICES: GRANTS AND ADMINISTRATION

      The conference agreement provides $277,131,000 for the 
Institute of Museum and Library Services instead of 
$264,812,000 as proposed by the House and $265,680,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees concur with language 
included in the House report that gives the Institute of Museum 
and Library Services the authority and resources to carry out 
the mission of the National Commission on Libraries and 
Information Science. The Senate report did not include similar 
language. The conference agreement also includes language 
allowing funds to be made available for grants to commemorative 
Federal commissions that support museum and library activities.
      Within the total for the Institute, the conference 
agreement includes the following activities in the following 
amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Program                              FY 2008
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Museums for America..................................        $17,547,000
Museum Assessment....................................            442,000
Museum Conservation Projects.........................          2,772,000
Museum Conservation Assessment.......................            807,000
Museum Natl. Leadership Proj.........................          7,920,000
Native American Museum Services......................          1,000,000
21st Century Museum Professionals....................            982,000
Museum Grants, African American History and Culture..            842,000
Library Serv. State Grants...........................        171,500,000
Native American Library Services.....................          3,817,000
Library Natl. Leadership Grants......................         12,375,000
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program............         23,760,000
Policy, Research, and Statistics.....................          2,000,000
Administration.......................................         12,236,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Within the amounts provided for the Institute of Museum 
and Library Services, the conference agreement includes the 
following projects in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Project                           Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aerospace Museum of California Foundation, McClellan,            350,000
 CA for exhibits.....................................
Alabama School of Math and Science, Mobile, AL for               145,000
 purchase of library materials.......................
Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage, AK, for a              250,000
 partnership with Koahnic Broadcasting for a Native
 Values project......................................
America's Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee, WI for               75,000
 exhibits and education programs, which may include
 acquisition of interactive media center kiosks......
American Airpower Museum, Farmingdale, NY for                    300,000
 exhibits and education programs.....................
American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO for exhibits               320,000
 and education programs, and an archival project.....
American West Heritage Center, Wellsville UT for the             200,000
 Lifelong Learning Initiative........................
Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Inc.,                 50,000
 Annapolis, MD for exhibits and preservation.........
Archives Partnership Trust, New York, NY, to digitize             85,000
 fragile artifacts...................................
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA for                      75,000
 educational programming.............................
Bandera County, Bandera, TX for library enhancements.            200,000
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA...................            500,000
Bibliographical Society of America, New York, NY, for            130,000
 the First Ladies Museum in Canton, OH for the First
 White House Library Catalogue.......................
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, to enhance library                  100,000
 services............................................
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI, to provide Filipino                 250,000
 cultural education..................................
Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA, for the                    170,000
 development of exhibitions..........................
Boyle County Public Library, Danville, KY for                    200,000
 educational materials and equipment.................
Burpee Museum for educational programming and                    150,000
 exhibits............................................
Charlotte County, FL, Port Charlotte, FL for                     300,000
 archiving and equipment.............................
Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN              245,000
 for exhibits and equipment..........................
Children's Museum of Los Angeles, Van Nuys, CA for               300,000
 exhibits and education programs.....................
Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH for a                   250,000
 digital records initiative..........................
City of Chino Hills, Chino Hills, CA for library                 200,000
 facility improvements...............................
College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD for               150,000
 exhibits and educational programs...................
Connecticut Historical Society Museum, Hartford, CT              100,000
 for educational programs and interactive school
 programs at the Old State House.....................
Contra Costa County, Martinez, CA for library                    125,000
 services and its Technology for Teens in Transition
 volunteer mentor program at the Juvenile Hall
 Library.............................................
Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Forest, VA            200,000
 for expansion of exhibits and outreach..............
County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA for                 250,000
 exhibits and programming............................
Dallas, Texas, Dallas, TX, for the Women's Museum to             200,000
 expand outreach and programming efforts.............
Des Moines Art Center, IA, for exhibits..............            300,000
Discovery Center of Idaho, Boise, ID for a science               250,000
 center..............................................
Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY for              250,000
 expansion of the Visual Thinking Strategies and Arts
 Education program...................................
Fairfield County Public Library, Winnsboro, SC, for               84,750
 acquisition of equipment to upgrade the library
 facilities..........................................
Figge Foundation, Davenport, Iowa, for exhibits,                 300,000
 education programs, community outreach, and/or
 operations..........................................
Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL for                 300,000
 exhibits and programming............................
Florida Memorial University, Miami Gardens, FL, for              170,000
 upgrades to the Nathan W Collier Library............
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL to digitize               250,000
 holdings and create an online exhibit...............
Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation,                          90,000
 Philadelphia, PA, for technology upgrades and
 acquisition.........................................
George and Eleanor McGovern Library, Dakota Wesleyan             350,000
 University, Mitchell, SD for cataloging, preparing,
 and archiving documents and artifacts relating to
 the public service of Senator Francis Case and
 Senator George McGovern.............................
George C. Marshall Foundation, Lexington, VA for                 150,000
 research activities.................................
George Washington University, Washington, DC for the             380,000
 Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project....................
Great Basin College, Elko, NV, to develop exhibits               350,000
 and conduct outreach to education programs..........
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ for web-based exhibits and             100,000
 educational programming.............................
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY for                      100,000
 digitalization of collections and related activities
Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, NY for education               50,000
 programs............................................
Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, NY, for education             225,000
 programs at Philipsburg Manor.......................
History Museum of East Ottertail County, Perham, MN              150,000
 for exhibits and equipment..........................
Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA, for the                   125,000
 development of exhibits.............................
Impression 5 Science Center, Lansing, MI for exhibits            150,000
Iola Public Library, Iola, Kansas for educational                 50,000
 programs, outreach, and materials...................
Iowa Radio Reading Information Service (IRRIS), to               200,000
 expand services.....................................
Italian-American Cultural Center of Iowa in Des                  150,000
 Moines, IA for exhibits, multi-media collections,
 display.............................................
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA for                 100,000
 equipment, salaries and supplies....................
James K. Polk Association, Columbia, TN, for exhibit             250,000
 preparation at Polk Presidential Hall...............
Jefferson Barracks Heritage Foundation Museum, St.               150,000
 Louis, MO for exhibits..............................
Kansas Regional Prisons Museum, Lansing, KS for                  100,000
 educational and outreach programs...................
Kellogg Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT, for                     400,000
 education and outreach..............................
Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles,               85,000
 CA, for education and outreach......................
Massie Heritage Center, Savannah, GA for exhibit                 250,000
 upgrades and purchase of equipment..................
Metropolitan Library System, Chicago, IL for                     240,000
 educational programming and materials...............
Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO, for the              100,000
 HELP program........................................
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA for educational               75,000
 programming and outreach............................
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ for development of the             250,000
 Interactive Educational Workshop Center Exhibit.....
Museum of Afro-American History, Boston, MA, for the             210,000
 development of youth educational programs...........
Museum of Aviation Foundation, Warner Robins, GA for             350,000
 education programs..................................
Museum of Science and Technology, Syracuse, NY for               250,000
 museum exhibits and operations......................
Museum of Utah Art & History, Salt Lake City, Utah,              211,900
 to improve technology and exhibit preparation.......
Newport News, Virginia, Newport News, VA, to enhance             150,000
 library services....................................
Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation, Oklahoma             100,000
 City, OK, for educational programs and services.....
Onondaga County Public Library, Syracuse, NY for                 250,000
 technology upgrades.................................
Orem, Utah, for technological upgrades, equipment and            254,350
 resource sharing for the Orem public library........
Overton County Library, Livingston, TN for                       250,000
 collections, technology, and education programs.....
Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and            150,000
 Memorial Museum, Hershey, PA for exhibits and
 educational materials...............................
Pico Rivera Library, Pico Rivera, CA for books and               240,000
 materials, equipment, and furnishings...............
Portfolio Gallery and Education Center, St. Louis, MO             90,000
 for educational programming.........................
Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science,                    300,000
 Davenport, IA, for exhibits and community outreach..
Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Savannah, GA              50,000
 for exhibits, education programs, and equipment.....
Rust College, Holly Springs, MS to purchase equipment            300,000
 and digitize holdings...............................
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New             150,000
 York at New Paltz, NY for exhibits and programs.....
San Gabriel Library, San Gabriel, CA for equipment,              200,000
 furnishings, and materials..........................
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL for exhibits and                     150,000
 community outreach..................................
South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC for exhibits             150,000
 and curriculum......................................
South Florida Science Museum, West Palm Beach, FL for            325,000
 educational and outreach programs...................
Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Los Angeles,            420,000
 CA, for the Native American Learning Lab............
Texas Historical Commission, Austin, TX, for                     200,000
 educational programming, outreach, and exhibit
 development.........................................
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX to digitize                   450,000
 library holdings....................................
Tubman African American Museum, Macon, GA for                     70,000
 exhibits and education programs.....................
Twin Cities Public Television, St. Paul, MN for the              500,000
 Minnesota Digital Public Media Archive..............
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA for the James              250,000
 R. Slater Museum of Natural History for collections,
 education programs, and outreach....................
University of Vermont of Burlington, VT, Burlington,             400,000
 VT, for a digitization project......................
Yolo County Library, Woodland, CA for an after-school            140,000
 assistance and literacy program.....................
Young At Art Children's Museum, Davie, FL for the                175,000
 Global Village Project..............................
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        National Commission on Libraries and Information Science

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $400,000 for the 
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science as 
proposed by the Senate. The House did not include funds for 
this activity. The conferees instruct that these funds be used 
for the close out activities of the Commission.

                     National Labor Relations Board

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $256,988,000 for the 
National Labor Relations Board as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $257,488,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees 
concur with language in the House report designating $525,000 
for training activities and $225,000 for field-headquarters 
details for National Labor Relations Board employees. The 
Senate report did not contain similar language.

                        National Mediation Board

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      Within the total for the National Mediation Board, the 
conference agreement includes language designating $750,000 for 
arbitrator salaries. The conferees intend these resources to be 
an increase over the President's request. The House and Senate 
reports included similar language.

                       Railroad Retirement Board

                     DUAL BENEFITS PAYMENT ACCOUNT

      The conference agreement includes language in the House 
bill providing that 2 percent of the amount available for 
payment of vested dual benefits will be available for the dual 
benefits contingency reserve. The Senate bill contained a 
similar provision that specifically designated the amount 
available.

             LIMITATION ON THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

      The conference agreement includes $7,803,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General instead of $7,606,000 included in 
the House bill and $8,000,000 included in the Senate bill. The 
conferees concur with language in the Senate bill that 
prohibits the transfer of funds to the Office of the Inspector 
General. The House bill did not include similar language. The 
agreement also includes a provision that allows the Office of 
Inspector General to conduct audits, investigations, and 
reviews of the Medicare programs. The House bill did not 
include similar language.

                     Social Security Administration

                  SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME PROGRAM

      The conference agreement includes $27,014,000,000 for the 
Supplemental Security Income Program instead of $26,948,525,000 
as proposed by the House and $27,005,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The conference agreement also includes an advance 
appropriation of $14,800,000,000, as proposed by both the House 
and the Senate, for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009, to 
ensure uninterrupted benefit payments. Within the total, 
$3,086,000,000 is included for the administrative costs of the 
program instead of $3,020,525,000 as proposed by the House and 
$3,076,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      Also within the total, the conference agreement includes 
$27,000,000, as proposed by the House, for research and 
demonstration activities instead of $28,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. The conference agreement provides funds to support 
the National Center on Senior Benefits Outreach and Enrollment 
within the Administration on Aging rather than in the Social 
Security Administration (SSA) as proposed by the Senate. The 
House did not provide funding for this activity within SSA.

                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $9,871,953,000 for the 
limitation on administrative expenses, as proposed by the 
Senate, instead of $9,696,953,000 as proposed by the House. The 
detailed table at the end of this joint statement reflects the 
activity distribution agreed to by the conferees.
      The conferees request that the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) evaluate the Social Security Administration's plan 
to reduce the hearing backlog for disability claims at the 
Social Security Administration, as described in the report 
submitted by the Commissioner on September 13, 2007, pursuant 
to Senate Report 110-107. The conferees request that GAO also 
recommend any legislative changes based on its evaluation of 
the plan. The House did not propose similar language.
      The conferees also request that GAO assess existing 
authorities to hire, manage, and ensure accountability of 
administrative law judges in the proper administration of their 
duties and make recommendations for legislative changes that 
will support those findings. The Senate bill proposed similar 
language. The House did not propose similar language in either 
the bill or report.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The Conference agreement includes $95,047,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General, as proposed by the House, instead 
of $96,047,000 as proposed by the Senate. Within this total, 
the conference agreement includes $27,000,000, as proposed by 
the House, from Federal funds instead of $28,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      NORMAL AND RECOGNIZED EXECUTIVE-CONGRESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

      The conference agreement includes a general provision as 
proposed by the House prohibiting the use of funds in the Act 
to promote the legalization of a drug or substance on the 
controlled substance list except for normal and recognized 
executive-congressional communications. The Senate bill 
included a similar prohibition, but deleted the exception for 
normal and recognized executive-congressional communications.

                         AGENCY OPERATING PLANS

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the House that requires each department and related 
agency funded through this Act to submit a fiscal year 2008 
operating plan within 45 days of enactment of this Act. The 
Senate bill did not include a similar provision.

                        UPWARD BOUND EVALUATION

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds to carry 
out the evaluation of the Upward Bound program described in the 
absolute priority for Upward Bound Program participant 
selection and evaluation published by the Department of 
Education in the Federal Register on September 22, 2006. The 
Senate bill contained a similar provision.

                   EMPLOYMENT OF UNAUTHORIZED WORKERS

      The Conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the House that prohibits the use of funds in this Act to employ 
workers described in section 274A(h)(3) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act. The Senate bill did not contain a similar 
provision.

                  NONCOMPETITIVE CONTRACTS AND GRANTS

      The conference agreement includes a provision proposed by 
the Senate that requires the Secretaries of Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education to submit a quarterly report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate containing certain information 
on noncompetitive contracts, grants and cooperative agreements 
exceeding $100,000 in value. The House bill did not include a 
similar provision.

                       INSPECTOR GENERAL WEBSITES

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate that requires departments, agencies, and 
commissions funded in the Act to maintain a direct link on 
their websites to the websites of their Inspector General. The 
House bill did not include a similar provision.

      CONTRACTOR AND GRANTEE FEDERAL TAX LIABILITY CERTIFICATIONS

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate that prohibits the use of funds in this 
Act for a contract or grant exceeding $5,000,000 unless the 
prospective contractor or grantee makes certain certifications 
regarding Federal tax liability.

                  PHYSICIAN QUALITY INCENTIVE PAYMENTS

      The conference agreement modifies a general provision 
proposed by the Senate to amend the Social Security Act by 
reducing the amount available for the physician quality 
incentive payments by $150,000,000. The Senate provision also 
increased funding for the Social Security Administration by 
$150,000,000. The conference agreement allocates these funds 
under the Social Security Administration account. The House 
bill did not include this provision.

                  IRAQI AND AFGHAN SPECIAL IMMIGRANTS

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate that authorizes resettlement assistance, 
entitlement programs, and other benefits for a period of up to 
six months to Iraqi and Afghan aliens granted special 
immigration status. The House bill did not include a similar 
provision.

                   FRAUDULENT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS

      The conference agreement includes a general provision 
proposed by the Senate that prohibits funds in this Act to 
process claims for credit for quarters of coverage based on 
work performed under a Social Security number that was not the 
claimant's number. The House bill did not include a similar 
provision.

 PROHIBITION OF PRIVATE ENTITY TO DISBURSE RAILROAD RETIREMENT BENEFITS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits the Railroad 
Retirement Board from using funds in this Act to utilize a 
nongovernmental financial institution to disburse railroad 
retirement benefits. The enactment of Public Law 109-305 makes 
this provision unnecessary. The House bill did not include a 
similar provision.

                      AGENCY BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that requires the Departments 
of Labor and Health and Human Services to provide Congressional 
budget justifications in the format used by the Department of 
Education. The Senate bill did not include a similar provision.

                 EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION PILOT PROGRAM

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision that prohibits the use of funds to enter into a 
contract with an entity that does not participate in the basic 
pilot program described in section 403(a) of the Illegal 
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996. 
The Senate bill did not contain a similar provision.

       DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
in this Act to pay the basic pay of the Deputy Commissioner of 
the Social Security Administration if such individual has not 
been confirmed by a vote of the Senate. The Senate bill did not 
contain a similar provision.

                      HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
in this Act to implement any requirement that individuals 
receive vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV) as a 
condition of school admittance or matriculation. The Senate 
bill did not contain a similar provision.

                      SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that reduces funds for the 
Department of Labor management expenses and increases funds for 
Department of Education school improvement programs. The Senate 
bill did not contain a similar provision.

                      ORGAN TRANSPLANT REGULATION

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to implement 
certain portions of the final rule published on March 30, 2007 
pertaining to organ transplant centers. The Senate bill did not 
contain a similar provision.

             DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that increases and decreases 
funds for the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. 
The conference agreement reflects funding for this office under 
the appropriate account. The Senate bill did not include a 
similar provision.

                    EDUCATION FOR THE DISADVANTAGED

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that increases and decreases 
funds for the Department of Education, Education for the 
Disadvantaged account. The conference agreement provides 
funding for these programs under the appropriate account. The 
Senate bill did not include a similar provision.

                      CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
in this Act for the Entertainment Education Program, the 
Ombudsman Program of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and 
for certain equipment for its fitness center. A similar 
prohibition of funds proposed by the Senate for the CDC 
Ombudsman Program and for certain equipment for CDC's fitness 
center is included under the Title II General Provisions.

                     USE OF ENERGY STAR LIGHT BULBS

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the House to prohibit the use of funds in this Act 
to purchase light bulbs without an ``ENERGY STAR'' designation. 
The Senate bill did not contain a similar provision.

                ATTENDANCE AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
in this Act for the attendance of more than 50 employees from a 
Federal agency at any international conference. The Senate bill 
did not include a similar provision.

 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND THE NATIONAL 
                          INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that reduces amounts otherwise 
provided in this Act for the Department of Labor for training 
and employment services and increases amounts for certain 
institutes of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The 
conference agreement provides funds for the NIH under the 
appropriate accounts. The Senate bill did not include a similar 
provision.

                         SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
by the Public Broadcasting Service to sponsor events at the 
Filmmaker Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival. The Senate bill 
did not include a similar provision.

           HOSPITAL INPATIENT PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT REGULATION

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the House that prohibits the use of funds 
in the Act to implement certain provisions in a proposed 
regulation published on May 3, 2007 pertaining to a hospital 
inpatient prospective payment system based on the use of a 
Medicare severity diagnosis related group, or to implement a 
prospective behavioral offset in response to implementation of 
such a payment system. The Senate bill did not include a 
similar provision.

                         CONGRESSIONAL PROJECTS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits the use of 
funds in the Act for Congressionally directed projects, unless 
the specific project has been disclosed in accordance with the 
rules of the Senate or House of Representatives. The conferees 
concur that such projects are already subjected to the rules of 
each body. The House bill did not include a similar provision.

                     BETHEL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits the use of 
funds by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) 
for the Bethel Performing Arts Center and make certain other 
funding adjustments within the IMLS and Health Resources and 
Services Administration accounts. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.

 GAO REPORT ON SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION DISABILITY CLAIMS BACKLOG

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate that requires the Government 
Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress evaluating 
the Social Security Administration's plan to reduce its hearing 
backlog for disability claims and to improve the disability 
process. This reporting requirement is included under the 
Social Security Administration account. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.

                GAO REPORT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate that requires the Government 
Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress making 
recommendations on ways to improve the hiring and managing of 
administrative law judges. This reporting requirement is 
included under the Social Security Administration account. The 
House bill did not include a similar provision.

             SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE CLOSURE IN BRISTOL, CT

      The conference agreement does not include a provision 
proposed by the Senate that prohibits funds in this or any 
other Act to close the Bristol, CT Social Security 
Administration field office before the date on which the 
Commissioner of the Social Security Administration submits a 
detailed report outlining and justifying the process for 
selecting field offices to be closed. The House bill did not 
include a similar provision.

                   ILLEGAL DRUG INJECTION FACILITIES

      The conference agreement deletes without prejudice a 
general provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits funds 
in the Act from being allocated, directed, or otherwise made 
available to cities that provide safe haven to illegal drug 
users through the use of illegal drug injection facilities. The 
House bill did not include a similar provision.

                      SUPPLEMENTAL H-1B VISA FEES

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate to amend the Immigration and 
Nationality Act to require a supplemental H-1B visa fee, 
authorize a scholarship program at the National Science 
Foundation (NSF), and dedicate funds collected from such fees 
to the new NSF scholarship program and the Jacob K. Javits 
Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2001. The House 
bill did not contain a similar provision.

                  RECAPTURE OF UNUSED IMMIGRANT VISAS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate to amend the American 
Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 to 
recapture prior year unused employment-based immigrant visas 
for nurses and require the Secretary of Homeland Security to 
establish a process for reviewing and acting on petitions for 
these visas. The House bill did not contain a similar 
provision.

               NURSES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate to amend the American 
Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 to 
establish a fee for recaptured nurse visas, amend the Public 
Health Service Act to authorize a program of capitation grants 
to schools of nursing using such fees, and amend the 
Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the temporary 
absence of aliens providing health care in developing 
countries. The House bill did not contain a similar provision.

                         PREMIUM AIRLINE TRAVEL

      The conference agreement does not include a general 
provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits funds in this 
Act for the purchase of first class or premium airline travel 
that would not be consistent with sections 301-10.123 and 301-
10.124 of title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The 
House did not contain a similar provision.

  COMPLIANCE WITH RULE XXI, CL. 9 (HOUSE) AND WITH RULE XLIV (SENATE)

      The following list is submitted in compliance with clause 
9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, which require 
publication of a list of congressionally directed spending 
items (Senate), congressional earmarks (House), limited tax 
benefits, and limited tariff benefits included in the 
conference report, or in the joint statement of managers 
accompanying the conference report, including the name of each 
Senator, House Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner who 
submitted a request to the Committee of jurisdiction for each 
item so identified. Congressionally directed spending items (as 
defined in the Senate rule) and congressional earmarks (as 
defined in the House rule) in this division of the conference 
report or joint statement of managers are listed below. Neither 
the conference report nor the statement of managers contains 
any limited tax benefits or limited tariff benefits as defined 
in the applicable House and Senate rules.
      The following list is also submitted in compliance with 
House Resolution 491, which requires a listing of congressional 
earmarks in the conference report or joint statement of 
managers that were not committed to the committee of conference 
by either House, not in a report on a bill committed to 
conference, and not in a Senate committee report on a companion 
measure. Such earmarks are marked with an ``X'' in the list 
below.

                                                                   LABOR/HHS/EDUCATION
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                                                                                          Amount (in
      Account                                      Project                                 dollars)                         Member
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AOA                  Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, Denver, CO for a naturally        300,000  DeGette, Diana; Salazar
                      occurring retirement communities demonstration project
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AOA                  Amalgamated Warbasse Houses, Inc., Brooklyn, NY for a                   250,000  Nadler, Jerrold
                      demonstration project focusing on supportive service programs in
                      naturally occurring retirement communities
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AOA                  California Senior Legal Hotline, Sacramento, CA for a                    80,000  Matsui, Doris
                      demonstration project to increase services to non-English-
                      speaking seniors
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AOA                  Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups, Madison, WI, to conduct            170,000  Kohl
                      outreach and education for law enforcement and financial industry
                      on financial elder abuse
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AOA                  Disability Rights Wisconsin, Madison, WI, for nursing home support      155,000  Kohl
                      services
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AOA                  Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation, Durham, NC for a                  130,000  Price (NC), David
                      demonstration program to improve assistance to family caregivers
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AOA                  Good Samaritan Village of Hastings, Sioux Falls, SD, for the            100,000  Hagel
                      continuation of the Sensor Technology Project for Senior
                      Independent Living and Home Health
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AOA                  Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL for the Chicago Elder           400,000  Schakowsky, Janice
                      Project
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AOA                  Jewish Community Services of South Florida, North Miami, FL for a       125,000  Wasserman Schultz, Debbie; Nelson, Bill
                      naturally occurring retirement communities demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Family & Child Services, Portland, Oregon, for seniors            84,700  Smith; Wu, David
                      programs and services at a Naturally Occurring Retirement
                      Community
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AOA                  Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia,            90,000  Specter; Schwartz, Allyson
                      Philadelphia, PA, for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
                      demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis, Minnetonka,        200,000  Ramstad, Jim; Ellison, Keith; Klobuchar
                      MN for a naturally occurring retirement community demonstration
                      project
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AOA                  Jewish Family Service of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM for a              300,000  Domenici, Bingaman; Wilson (NM), Heather
                      naturally occurring retirement community demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles, CA for a naturally occurring        350,000  Waxman, Henry; Boxer
                      retirement communities demonstration project in Park La Brea and
                      the San Fernando Valley
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AOA                  Jewish Family Services of Delaware, Inc., Wilmington, DE for a          300,000  Castle, Michael; Biden, Carper
                      naturally occurring retirement community demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, NJ for the      300,000  Ferguson, Mike; Sires, Albio; Lautenberg, Menendez
                      naturally occurring retirement community demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, for a Naturally       84,300  Chambliss; Lewis (GA), John
                      Occurring Retirement Community
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN for a       630,000  Bayh, Lugar; Carson, Julia
                      Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County, NJ for a naturally        300,000  Holt, Rush; Lautenberg, Menendez
                      occurring retirement communities demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Woodbridge, CT to develop,      150,000  DeLauro, Rosa; Lieberman
                      test, evaluate, and disseminate an innovative community-based
                      approach to caregiver support services
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, NV for the Las Vegas Senior             600,000  Reid
                      Lifeline Program
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AOA                  Jewish Federation of Middlesex County, South River, NJ for a            250,000  Pallone, Frank
                      naturally occurring retirement communities demonstration project
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AOA                  Jewish Social Service Agency, Fairfax, VA for a naturally               150,000  Davis, Tom
                      occurring retirement community demonstration project
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AOA                  Nevada Rural Counties RSVP, Carson City, NV, to provide home            100,000  Reid
                      services to seniors in rural areas
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AOA                  Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, Front Royal, VA for a model group      150,000  Wolf, Frank
                      respite center for persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia
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AOA                  UJA Federation of Northern NJ, River Edge, NJ, for a Naturally          170,000  Lautenberg, Menendez; Garrett (NJ), Scott
                      Occurring Retirement Community
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AOA                  United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, NJ, Parsippany, NJ for the      500,000  Frelinghuysen, Rodney; Lautenberg, Menendez
                      Lifelong Involvement for Vital Elders Aging in Place initiative
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AOA                  United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA,          90,000  Specter
                      for Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities demonstration
                      project
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AOA                  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL for a technology                 100,000  Stearns, Cliff
                      demonstration project to assist seniors
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CDC                  A Voice for All, Wilmington, DE, for speech and language                325,000  Harkin
                      evaluations for persons with disabilities
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CDC                  Adler Aphasia Center, Maywood, NJ for a program to improve              125,000  Rothman, Steven
                      communication and other life skills for people with aphasia
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CDC                  Advocate Good Shepard Hospital, Barrington, IL for the expansion         30,000  Bean, Melissa
                      of an ongoing pilot project to address the growing problem of
                      childhood obesity among elementary schools in Lake County, IL
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CDC                  Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of AIDS                 300,000  Lee, Barbara
                      Administration, Oakland, CA for an HIV/AIDS prevention and
                      testing initiative
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CDC                  Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Juneau, AK, for        500,000  Stevens
                      an Obesity Prevention and Control project in Alaska
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CDC                  Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Juneau, AK, for        500,000  Stevens
                      continuation and expansion of a program to detect and control
                      tuberculosis in Alaska
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CDC                  Alaska Multiple Sclerosis Center, Anchorage, AK, for multiple           150,000  Stevens
                      sclerosis related activities
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CDC                  Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, PA, for college       169,500  Specter, Casey, Jr.
                      student screening programs
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CDC                  American Optometric Association, Alexandria, VA, for the InfantSee      450,000  Byrd; Sessions, Pete
                      program
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CDC                  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX for epidemiological             320,000  Hinojosa, Ruben; Hutchison
                      research and educational outreach related to childhood cancer in
                      cooperation with the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Cancer Foundation in
                      McAllen, TX
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CDC                  Bayside Community Center, San Diego, CA for its STEPS health            175,000  Davis (CA), Susan
                      education and outreach program for senior citizens
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CDC                  Berean Community & Family Life Center, Brooklyn, NY for obesity         275,000  Towns, Edolphus
                      prevention programs and community health and wellness education
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CDC                  Bienestar Human Services, Inc., Los Angeles, CA to expand a mobile      125,000  Roybal-Allard, Lucille; Boxer
                      HIV rapid testing program in East Los Angeles
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CDC                  Boys and Girls Club of Delaware County, Jay, OK for equipment and       450,000  Boren, Dan
                      ope