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112 STAT. 3538 PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 of individuals who will teach in programs to provide such training; and "(6) to meet the costs of planning, developing, or operating programs, and to provide financial assistance to residents in such programs, of general dentistry or pediatric dentistry. For purposes of paragraph (6), entities eligible for such grants or contracts shall include entities that have programs in dental schools, approved residency programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, approved advanced education programs in the general or pediatric practice of dentistry, or approved residency programs in pediatric dentistry."; (C) in subsection (b)- — (i) in paragraphs (1) and (2)(A), by inserting ", general internal medicine, or general pediatrics" after "family medicine"; (ii) in paragraph (2)— (I) in subparagraph (A), by striking "or" at the end; and (II) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period and inserting "; or"; and (iii) by adding at the end the following: "(3) PRIORITY IN MAKING AWARDS.—In making awards of grants and contracts under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give priority to any qualified applicant for such an award that proposes a collaborative project between departments of primary care."; (D) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections (d) and (e), respectively; (E) by inserting after subsection (b), the following new subsection: "(c) PRIORITY.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—With respect to programs for the training of interns or residents, the Secretary shall give priority in awarding grants under this section to qualified applicants that have a record of training the greatest percentage of providers, or that have demonstrated significant improvements in the percentage of providers, which enter and remain in primary care practice or general or pediatric dentistry. "(2) DISADVANTAGED INDIVIDUALS.—With respect to programs for the training of interns, residents, or physician assistants, the Secretary shall give priority in awarding grants under this section to qualified applicants that have a record of training individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities underrepresented among primary care practice or general or pediatric dentistry). "(3) SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.— In awarding grants under this section the Secretary shall give special consideration to projects which prepare practitioners to care for underserved populations and other high risk groups such as the elderly, individuals with HIV-AIDS, substance abusers, homeless, and victims of domestic violence."; and (F) in subsection (e) (as so redesignated by subparagraph (D))— (i) in paragraph (1), by striking "$54,000,000" and all that follows and inserting "$78,300,000 for fiscal year 1998, and such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1999 through 2002."; and