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114 STAT. 2264 PUBLIC LAW 106-501—NOV. 13, 2000 to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate an annual report on the status and needs, including the priority areas of concern, of Native Americans who are older individuals. "(b) TRAINING GRANTS.—The Assistant Secretary shall make grants and enter into contracts to provide in-service training opportunities and courses of instruction on aging to Indian tribes through public or nonprofit Indian aging organizations and to provide annually a national meeting to train directors of programs under this title. 42 USC 3032h. " SEC. 419. MULTIDISCIPUNARY CENTERS. " (a) PROGRAM AUTHORIZED.— The Assistant Secretary may make grants to public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions for the purpose of establishing or supporting multidisciplinary centers of gerontology, and gerontology centers of special emphasis (including emphasis on nutrition, employment, health (including mental health), disabilities (including severe disabilities), income maintenance, counseling services, supportive services, minority populations, and older individuals residing in rural areas). "(b) USE OF FUNDS. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — The centers described in subsection (a) shall conduct research and policy analysis and function as a technical resource for the Assistant Secretary, policymakers, service providers, and Congress. "(2) MULTIDISCIPLINARY CENTERS.— The multidisciplinary centers of gerontology described in subsection (a) shall— "(A) recruit and train personnel; "(B) conduct basic and applied research toward the development of information related to aging; "(C) stimulate the incorporation of information on aging into the teaching of biological, behavioral, and social sciences at colleges and universities; "(D) help to develop training programs in the field of aging at schools of public health, education, social work, and psychology, and other appropriate schools within colleges and universities; "(E) serve as a repository of information and knowledge on aging; "(F) provide consultation and information to public and voluntary organizations, including State agencies and area agencies on aging, which serve the needs of older individuals in planning and developing services provided under other provisions of this Act; and "(G) if appropriate, provide information relating to assistive technology. "(c) DATA.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— Each center that receives a grant under subsection (a) shall provide data to the Assistant Secretary on the projects and activities carried out with funds received under such subsection. "(2) INFORMATION INCLUDED.— Such data described in paragraph (1) shall include— "(A) information on the number of personnel trained; "(B) information on the number of older individuals served;