PUBLIC LAW 106-525—NOV. 22, 2000 114 STAT. 2503 institution with an award under subsection (a), if the program is for purposes for which the institution involved is authorized in subsection (b) to expend the grant. " (h) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—For the purpose of making grants under subsection (a), there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2001 through 2005.". SEC. 103. EXTRAMURAL LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH. Subpart 6 of part E of title IV of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by section 102 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following section: " SEC. 485G. LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM FOR MINORITY HEALTH 42 USC 287c-33. DISPARITIES RESEARCH. "(a) IN GENERAL. —The Director of the Center shall establish Contracts, a program of entering into contracts with qualified health professionals under which such health professionals agree to engage in minority health disparities research or other health disparities research in consideration of the Federal Government agreeing to repay, for each year of engaging in such research, not more than $35,000 of the principal and interest of the educational loans of such health professionals. "(b) SERVICE PROVISIONS. — The provisions of sections 338B, 338C, and 338E shall, except as inconsistent with subsection (a), apply to the program established in such subsection to the same extent and in the same manner as such provisions apply to the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program established in subpart III of part D of title III. "(c) REQUIREMENT REGARDING HEALTH DISPARITY POPU- LATIONS. —The Director of the Center shall ensure that not fewer than 50 percent of the contracts entered into under subsection (a) are for appropriately qualified health professionals who are members of a health disparity population. "(d) PRIORITY. —With respect to minority health disparities research and other health disparities research under subsection (a), the Secretary shall ensure that priority is given to conducting projects of biomedical research. "(e) FUNDING.— "(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRL\TIONS. — For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 2001 through 2005. "(2) AVAILABILITY OF APPROPRIATIONS. — Amounts available for carrying out this section shall remain available until the expiration of the second fiscal year beginning after the fiscal year for which the amounts were made available.". SEC. 104. GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE CENTER. Subpart 6 of part E of title IV of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by section 103 of this Act, is amended by adding at the end the following section: "SEC. 485H. GENERAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE CENTER. "(a) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR CENTER. — The Secretary, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, shall provide administrative support and support services to the 42 USC 287C-34.