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PUBLIC LAW 106-170—DEC. 17, 1999 113 STAT. 1895 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this section referred to as the "Secretary") shall award grants described in subsection (b) to States to support the design, establishment, and operation of State infrastructures that provide items and services to support working individuals with disabilities. (2) APPLICATION.—In order to be eligible for an award of a grant under this section, a State shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary shall require. (3) DEFINITION OF STATE.— In this section, the term "State" means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. (b) GRANTS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND OUTREACH.— (1) IN GENERAL. —Out of the funds appropriated under subsection (e), the Secretary shall award grants to States to— (A) support the establishment, implementation, and operation of the State infrastructures described in subsection (a); and (B) conduct outreach campaigns regarding the existence of such infrastructures. (2) ELIGIBILITY FOR GRAI^JTS. — (A) IN GENERAL. —No State may receive a grant under this subsection unless the State demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the State makes personal assistance services available under the State plan under title XIX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.) to the extent necessary to enable individuals with disabilities to remain employed, including individuals described in section 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XIII) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396a(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XIII)) if the State has elected to provide medical assistance under such plan to such individuals. (B) DEFINITIONS. —In this section: (i) EMPLOYED.— The term "employed" means— (I) earning at least the applicable minimum wage requirement under section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. 206) and working at least 40 hours per month; or (II) being engaged in a work effort that meets substantial and reasonabk; threshold criteria for hours of work, wages, or other measures, as defined and approved by the Secretary. (ii) PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES.—The term "personal assistance services" means a range of services, provided by 1 or more persons, designed to assist an individual with a disability to perform daily activities on and off the job that the: individual would typically perform if the individual did not have a disability. Such services shall be designed to increase the individual's control in life and ability to perform everyday activities on or off the job. (3) DETERMINATION OF AWARDS. — (A) IN GENERAL. —Subject to subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall develop a methodology for awarding grants