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114 STAT. 2508 PUBLIC LAW 106-525—NOV. 22, 2000 of the Department, and the effectiveness of selected systems and practices of other Federal, State, and tribal agencies and the private sector, in collecting and analyzing such data; (3) contains recommendations for ensuring that the Department of Health and Human Services, in administering its entire array of programs and activities, collects, or causes to be collected, reliable and complete information relating to race and ethnicity; and (4) includes projections about the costs associated with the implementation of the recommendations described in paragraph (3), and the possible effects of the costs on program operations. (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. — For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2001. TITLE IV—HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION SEC. 401. HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION IN HEALTH DISPARITIES. (a) IN GENERAL. —Part B of title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 293 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 740 the following: 42 USC 293e. "SEC. 741. GRANTS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION. "(a) GRANTS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION IN HEALTH DISPARITIES AND CULTURAL COMPETENCY.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, may make awards of grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to public and nonprofit private entities (including tribal entities) for the purpose of carrying out research and demonstration projects (including research and demonstration projects for continuing health professions education) for training and education of health professionals for the reduction of disparities in health care outcomes and the provision of culturally competent health care. "(2) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. —Unless specifically required otherwise in this title, the Secretary shall accept applications for grants or contracts under this section from health professions schools, academic health centers, State or local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities (or consortia of entities, including entities promoting multidisciplinary approaches) for funding and participation in health professions training activities. The Secretary may accept applications from for-profit private entities as determined appropriate by the Secretary. "(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—T here are authorized to be appropriated to carry out subsection (a), $3,500,000 for fiscal year 2001, $7,000,000 for fiscal year 2002, $7,000,000 for fiscal year 2003, and $3,500,000 for fiscal year 2004.". (b) NURSING EDUCATION.— Part A of title VIII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 296 et seq.) is amended— 42 USC 296f. (1) by redesignating section 807 as section 808; and 42 USC 296e-l. (2) by inserting after section 806 the following: