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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-459—OCT. 9, 1984

98 STAT. 1781

"(4) dissemination of information on aging and the aging process acquired through such programs to public and private organizations or programs for older individuals. "ADMINISTRATION

"SEC. 402. (a) In order to carry out the provisions of this title effectively, the Commissioner shall administer this title through the Administration on Aging. "(b) In carrying out the provisions of this title, the Commissioner may request the technical assistance and cooperation of the Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and such other agencies and departments of the Federal Government as may be appropriate.".

42 USC 3030bb.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

SEC. 402. Title IV of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3031-3037a) is amended by inserting after the heading for part A the following new section: "PURPOSE

"SEC. 410. The purpose of this part is to improve the quality of service and to help meet critical shortages of adequately trained personnel for programs in the field of aging by— "(1) identifying both short- and long-range manpower needs in the field of aging; "(2) providing a broad range of educational and training opportunities to meet those needs; "(3) attracting a greater number of qualified personnel into the field of aging; "(4) helping to upgrade personnel training programs to make them more responsive to the need in the field of aging; and "(5) establishing and supporting multidisciplinary centers of gerontology and providing special emphasis that will improve, enhance, and expand existing training programs.".

42 USC 3030jj.

AUTHORITY FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

SEC. 403. Section 411 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3031) is amended to read as follows: " G R A N T S AND CONTRACTS

"SEC. 411. (a) The Commissioner shall make grants and enter into contracts to achieve the purpose of this part. The purposes for which such grants and contracts shall be made include the following: "(1) To provide comprehensive and coordinated nondegree education, training programs, and curricula at institutions of higher education and at other research, training, or educational organizations, for practitioners in the fields of nutrition, health care, supportive services, housing, and long-term care, including the expansion and enhancement of existing inservice education and training programs. "(2) To provide inservice training opportunities to the personnel of State offices, area agencies, senior centers, and nutrition programs to strengthen their capacity to remain responsive to the needs of older individuals. "(3) To provide courses on aging and the dissemination of information about aging to the public through institutions of

Education.