United States Code

USC most recently checked for updates: Aug 15, 2022

§ 1621q.
Prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases
(a)
Grants authorized
The Secretary, acting through the Service, and after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, may make grants available to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for the following:
(1)
Projects for the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV, respiratory syncytial virus, hanta virus, sexually transmitted diseases, and H. pylori.
(2)
Public information and education programs for the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases.
(3)
Education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities in the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases for health professionals, including allied health professionals.
(4)
Demonstration projects for the screening, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis C virus (HCV).
(b)
Application required

The Secretary may provide funding under subsection (a) only if an application or proposal for funding is submitted to the Secretary.

(c)
Coordination with health agencies

Indian tribes and tribal organizations receiving funding under this section are encouraged to coordinate their activities with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and State and local health agencies.

(d)
Technical assistance; report
In carrying out this section, the Secretary—
(1)
may, at the request of an Indian tribe or tribal organization, provide technical assistance; and
(2)
shall prepare and submit a report to Congress biennially on the use of funds under this section and on the progress made toward the prevention, control, and elimination of communicable and infectious diseases among Indians and urban Indians.
(Pub. L. 94–437, title II, § 218, as added Pub. L. 102–573, title II, § 214, Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4556; amended Pub. L. 103–437, § 10(e)(1), (2)(B), Nov. 2, 1994, 108 Stat. 4589; Pub. L. 111–148, title X, § 10221(a), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 935.)
cite as: 25 USC 1621q