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PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2121 of payments otherwise required to be made under this paragraph for the fiscal year, then the amount otherwise payable to any State for the fiscal year under this paragraph shall be reduced by a percentage equal to the amount so appropriated divided by such total amount. "(G) BUDGET SCORING. —Notwithstanding section 257(b)(2) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, the baseline shall assume that no grant shall be made under this paragraph after fiscal year 2001. "(4) BONUS TO REWARD HIGH PERFORMANCE STATES. — "(A) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall make a grant pursuant to this paragraph to each State for each bonus year for which the State is a high performing State. " (B) AMOUNT OF GRANT. — "(i) IN GENERAL.— Subject to clause (ii) of this subparagraph, the Secretary shall determine the amount of the grant payable under this paragraph to a high performing State for a bonus year, which shall be based on the score assigned to the State under subparagraph (D)(i) for the fiscal year that immediately precedes the bonus year. "(ii) LIMITATION.—The amount payable to a State under this paragraph for a bonus year shall not exceed 5 percent of the State family assistance grant. "(C) FORMULA FOR MEASURING STATE PERFORMANCE. — Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, the Secretary, in consultation with the National Governors' Association and the Americem Public Welfare Association, shall develop a formula for measuring State performance in operating the State program funded under this part so as to achieve the goals set forth in section 401(a). " (D) SCORING OF STATE PERFORMANCE; SETTING OF PERFORMANCE THRESHOLDS. — For each bonus year, the Secretary shall— "(i) use the formula developed under subparagraph (C) to assign a score to each eligible State for the fiscal year that immediately precedes the bonus year; and "(ii) prescribe a performance threshold in such a manner so as to ensure that— "(I) the average annual total amount of grants to be made under this paragraph for each bonus year equals $200,000,000; and "(II) the total amount of grants to be made under this paragraph for all bonus years equals $1,000,000,000. "(E) DEFINITIONS.— As used in this paragraph: "(i) BONUS YEAR.— The term 'bonus year' means fiscal years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. "(ii) HIGH PERFORMING STATE.— The term high performing State' means, with respect to a bonus year, an eligible State whose score assigned pursuant to subparagraph (D)(i) for the fiscal year immediately preceding the bonus year equals or exceeds the