PUBLIC LAW 98-459—OCT. 9, 1984
98 STAT. 1783
provided under this title. Such data shall include the number of personnel trained, the number of older individuals served, the number of schools assisted, and other information that will facilitate achieving the purposes of this Act.". PURPOSE OF PART B
SEC. 405. Title IV of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3031-3037a) is amended by inserting after the heading for part B the following new section: "PURPOSE
"SEC. 420. The purpose of this part is to improve the quality and efficiency of programs serving older individuals through research and development projects, and demonstration projects, designed to— "(1) develop and synthesize knowledge about aging from multidisciplinary perspectives; "(2) establish an information base of data and practical experience; "(3) examine effective models of planning and practice that will improve or enhance services provided under other provisions of this Act; "(4) evaluate the efficacy, quality, efficiency, and accessibility of programs and services for older individuals; and "(5) develop, implement, and evaluate innovative planning and practice strategies to address the needs, concerns, and capabilities of older individuals.".
42 USC 3034.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
SEC. 406. Section 421 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 3035) is amended— (1) by inserting "(a)" after "SEC. 421.", (2) by adding at the end of subsection (a), as so redesignated, the following: "Appropriate provisions for the dissemination of resulting information shall be a requirement for all grants made under this section.", and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: "(b) Each research and development activity proposal for which funds are requested under subsection (a) shall include a concise policy or practical application statement. "(c)(1) The Commissioner shall select, to the extent practicable, for assistance under subsection (a) research activities which will, not later than three years after the date of the enactment of the Older Americans Act Amendments of 1984, collectively— "(A) contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a demographic data base which contains information on the population of older individuals generally and older individuals categorized by age, sex, race, geographical location, and such other factors as the Commissioner deems useful for the purpose of forniulating public policy; "(B) identify the future needs of older individuals; "(C) identify the kinds and comprehensiveness of programs required to satisfy such needs; and "(D) identify the kinds and number of personnel required to carry out such programs. "(2) The Commissioner shall select, to the extent practicable, for assistance under subsection (a) demonstration projects which test
Ante, p. 1767.