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112 STAT. 3566 PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 "(1) IN GENERAL. —Each application for a grant under this title, except advanced nurse traineeship grants under section 811(a)(2), shall be submitted to a peer review group for an evaluation of the merits of the proposals made in the application. The Secretary may not approve such an application unless a peer review group has recommended the application for approval. "(2) COMPOSITION. —Each peer review group under this subsection shall be composed principally of individuals who are not officers or employees of the Federal Government. In providing for the establishment of peer review groups and procedures, the Secretary shall, except as otherwise provided, ensure sex, racial, ethnic, and geographic representation among the membership of such groups. "(3) ADMINISTRATION.—T his subsection shall be carried out by the Secretary acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration. "(f) ANALYTIC ACTIVITIES.— The Secretary shall ensure that— "(1) cross-cutting workforce anal3^ical activities are carried out as part of the workforce information and analysis activities under this title; and "(2) discipline-specific workforce information is developed and analytical activities are carried out as part of— "(A) the advanced education nursing activities under part B; "(B) the workforce diversity activities under part C; and "(C) basic nursing education and practice activities under part D. "(g) STATE AND REGIONAL PRIORITIES.— Activities under grants or contracts under this title shall, to the extent practicable, be consistent with related Federal, State, or regional nursing professions program plans and priorities. "(h) FILING OF APPLICATIONS.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Applications for grants or contracts under this title may be submitted by health professions schools, schools of nursing, academic health centers. State or local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities as determined appropriate by the Secretary in accordance with this title. "(2) FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES. —Notwithstanding paragraph (1), a for-profit entity may be eligible for a grant or contract under this title as determined appropriate by the Secretary. 42 USC 296f. "SEC. 807. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. "Funds appropriated under this title may be used by the Secretary to provide technical assistance in relation to any of the authorities under this title. "PART B—NURSE PRACTITIONERS, NURSE MIDWIVES, NURSE ANESTHETISTS, AND OTHER ADVANCED EDUCATION NURSES 42 USC 296j. "SEC. 811. ADVANCED EDUCATION NURSING GRANTS. "(a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary may award grants to and enter into contracts with eligible entities to meet the costs of—