98 STAT. 2116
PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984 APPROVAL OF APPLICATIONS
Grants. Contracts. Ante, p. 2107.
Ante, p. 2114, 42 u s e 5651. Federal Register, publication. Public availability.
Post, p. 2119.
SEC. 628. (a) Section 225(b) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5635(b)) is amended— (1) in paragraph (2) by inserting "(such purpose or purposes shall be specifically identified in such application)" before the semicolon, (2) in paragraph (5) by striking out ", when appropriate," and inserting in lieu thereof "(if such State or local agency exists)", (3) in paragraph (6) by striking out ", when appropriate", and (4) in paragraph (8) by striking out "indicate" and inserting in lieu thereof "attach a copy of. (b) Section 225(c) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5635(c)) is amended— (1) by inserting "and for contracts" after "for grants", (2) in paragraph (4) by striking out "delinquents and other youth to help prevent delinquency" and inserting in lieu thereof "address juvenile delinquency and juvenile delinquency prevention ', (3) in paragraph (5) by inserting "and" at the end thereof, (4) by striking out paragraph (6), and (5) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (6). (c) Section 225 of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5635) is amended— (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e), and (2) inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection: "(d)(1)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B) new programs selected after the effective date of the Juvenile Justice, Runaway Youth, and Missing Children's Act Amendments of 1984 for assistance through grants or contracts under section 224 or part C of this title shall be selected through a competitive process to be established by rule by the Administrator. As part of such process, the Administrator shall announce in the Federal Register the availability of funds for such assistance, the general criteria applicable to the selection of applicants to receive such assistance, and a description of the procedures applicable to submitting and reviewing applications for such assistance. "(B) The competitive process described in subparagraph (A) shall not be required if— "(i) the Administrator has made a written determination that the proposed program is not within the scope of any program announcement or any announcement expected to be issued, but can otherwise be supported by a grant or contract in accordance with section 224 or part C of this title, and if the proposed program is of such outstanding merit, as determined through peer review conducted under paragraph (2), that the award of a grant or contract without competition is justified; or "(ii) the Administrator makes a written determination, which shall include the factual and other bases thereof, that the applicant is uniquely qualified to provide proposed training services as provided in section 244, and other qualified sources are not capable of carrying out the proposed program. "(C) In each case where a program is selected for assistance without competition pursuant to the exception provided in subparagraph (B), the Administrator shall promptly so notify the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor of the House of Representatives and the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary of