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PUBLIC LAW 101-630 —NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 4551 SEC. 408. CHARACTER INVESTIGATIONS. 25 USC 3207. (a) BY SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR AND THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.—The Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall— (1) compile a list of all authorized positions within their respective departments the duties and responsibilities of which involve regular contact with, or control over, Indian children, (2) conduct an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment, by the respective Secretary in a position listed pursuant to paragraph (1), and (3) prescribe by regulations minimum standards of character that each of such individuals must meet to be appointed to such positions. 0)) CRIMINAL RECORDS. —The minimum standards of character Regulations, that are to be prescribed under this section shall ensure that none of the individuals appointed to positions described in subsection (a) have been found guilty of, or entered a plea of nolo contendere or guilty to, any offense under Federal, State, or tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; or crimes against persons. (c) INVESTIGATIONS BY INDIAN TRIBES AND TRIBAL ORGANIZA- TIONS.— Each Indian tribe or tribal organization that receives funds under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act or the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 shall— (1) conduct an investigation of the character of each individual who is employed, or is being considered for employment, by such tribe or tribal organization in a position that involves regular contact with, or control over, Indian children, and (2) employ individuals in those positions only if the individuals meet standards of character, no less stringent than those prescribed under subsection (a), as the Indian tribe or tribal organization shall establish. SEC. 409. INDIAN CHILD ABUSE TREATMENT GRANT PROGRAM. 25 USC 3208. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF GRANT PROGRAM.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Service and in cooperation with the Bureau, shall establish an Indian Child Abuse Treatment Grant Program that provides grants to any Indian tribe or intertribal consortium for the establishment on Indian reservations of treatment programs for Indians who have been victims of child sexual abuse. (b) GRANT APPLICATIONS. — (1) Any Indian tribe or intertribal consortium may submit to the Secretary of Health and Human Services an application for a grant under subsection (a). (2) Any application submitted under paragraph (1)— (A) shall be in such form as the Secretary of Health and Human Services may prescribe; (B) shall be submitted to such Secretary on or before the date designated by such Secretary; and (C) shall specify— (i) the nature of the program proposed by the applicant, (ii) the data and information on which the program is based, (iii) the extent to which the program plans to use or incorporate existing services available on the reservation, and 39-194O-91-6:QL3Part6