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110 STAT. 3009-717 PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 which birth records are stored and birth certificates are produced from such records. (2) GRANTS TO STATES. — (A) ASSISTANCE IN MEETING FEDERAL STANDARDS. — (i) IN GENERAL.— Beginning on the date a final regulation is promulgated under paragraph (1)(B), the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics and after consulting with the head of any other agency designated by the President, shall make grants to States to assist them in issuing birth certificates that conform to the standards set forth in the regulation. (ii) ALLOCATION OF GRANTS.— The Secretary shall provide grants to States under this subparagraph in proportion to the populations of the States applying to receive a grant and in an amount needed to provide a substantial incentive for States to issue birth certificates that conform to the standards described in clause (i). (B) ASSISTANCE IN MATCHING BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS.— (i) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics and after consulting with the head of any other agency designated by the President, shall make grants to States to assist them in developing the capability to match birth and death records, within each State and among the States, and to note the fact of death on the birth certificates of deceased persons. In developing the capability described in the preceding sentence, a State that receives a grant under this subparagraph shall focus first on individuals born after 1950. (ii) ALLOCATION AND AMOUNT OF GRANTS.—The Secretary shall provide grants to States under this subparagraph in proportion to the populations of the States applying to receive a grant and in an amount needed to provide a substantial incentive for States to develop the capability described in clause (i). (C) DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS.— The Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Center for Health Statistics, shall make grants to States for a project in each of 5 States to demonstrate the feasibility of a system under which persons otherwise required to report the death of individuals to a State would be required to provide to the State's office of vital statistics sufficient information to establish the fact of death of every individual dying in the State within 24 hours of acquiring the information. (3) BIRTH CERTIFICATE. —As used in this subsection, the term "birth certificate" means a certificate of birth— (A) of— (i) an individual born in the United States; or (ii) an individual born abroad— (I) who is a citizen or national of the United States at birth; and