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SEC. 1052. GRANTS FOR MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE TRAINING AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS.

Section 520 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 11903a) is amended--
(1) in the section heading by inserting "AND ASSISTED" after "PUBLIC";
(2) in the subsection heading for subsection (a), by inserting "PUBLIC HOUSING" before "YOUTH"; and
(3) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
"(l) MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE TRAINING AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMS.--
"(1) AUTHORITY.--The Secretary shall make grants, to the extent that amounts are approved in appropriations Acts under paragraph (13), to--
"(A) eligible entities to assist such entities in carrying out midnight basketball league programs meeting the requirements of paragraph (4); and
"(B) eligible advisory entities to provide technical assistance to eligible entities in establishing and operating such midnight basketball league programs.
"(2) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES.--
"(A) IN GENERAL.--Subject to subparagraph (B), grants under paragraph (1)(A) may be made only to the following eligible entities:
"(i) Entities eligible under subsection (b) for a grant under subsection (a).
"(ii) Nonprofit organizations providing employment counseling, job training, or other educational services.
"(iii) Nonprofit organizations providing federally assisted low-income housing.
"(B) PROHIBITION ON SECOND GRANTS.--A grant under paragraph (1)(A) may not be made to an eligible entity if the entity has previously received a grant under such paragraph, except that the Secretary may exempt an eligible advisory entity from the prohibition under this subparagraph in extraordinary circumstances.
"(3) USE OF GRANT AMOUNTS.--Any eligible entity that receives a grant under paragraph (1)(A) may use such amounts only--
"(A) to establish or carry out a midnight basketball league program under paragraph (4);
"(B) for salaries for administrators and staff of the program;
"(C) for other administrative costs of the program, except that not more than 5 percent of the grant amount may be used for such administrative costs; and
"(D) for costs of training and assistance provided under paragraph (4)(i).
"(4) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.--Each eligible entity receiving a grant under paragraph (1)(A) shall establish a midnight basketball league program as follows:
"(A) The program shall establish a basketball league of not less than 8 teams having 10 players each.
"(B) Not less than 50 percent of the players in the basketball league shall be residents of federally assisted low-income housing or members of low-income families (as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937).
"(C) The program shall be designed to serve primarily youths and young adults from a neighborhood or community whose population has not less than 2 of the following characteristics (in comparison with national averages):
"(i) A substantial problem regarding use or sale of illegal drugs.
"(ii) A high incidence of crimes committed by youths or young adults.
"(iii) A high incidence of persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus or sexually transmitted diseases.
"(iv) A high incidence of pregnancy or a high birth rate, among adolescents.
"(v) A high unemployment rate for youths and young adults.
"(vi) A high rate of high school drop-outs.
"(D) The program shall require each player in the league to attend employment counseling, job training, and other educational classes provided under the program, which shall be held immediately following the conclusion of league basketball games at or near the site of the games and at other specified times.
"(E) The program shall serve only youths and young adults who demonstrate a need for such counseling, training, and education provided by the program, in accordance with criteria for demonstrating need, which shall be established by the Secretary, in consultation with the Advisory Committee.
"(F) The majority of the basketball games of the league shall be held between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. at a location in the neighborhood or community served by the program.
"(G) The program shall obtain sponsors for each team in the basketball league. Sponsors shall be private individuals or businesses in the neighborhood or community served by the program who make financial contributions to the program and participate in or supplement the employment, job training, and educational services provided to the players under the program with additional training or educational opportunities.
"(H) The program shall comply with any criteria established by the Secretary, in consultation with the Advisory Committee established under paragraph (9).
"(I) Administrators or organizers of the program shall receive training and technical assistance provided by eligible advisory entities receiving grants under paragraph (8).
"(5) GRANT AMOUNT LIMITATIONS.--
"(A) PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS.--The Secretary may not make a grant under paragraph (1)(A) to an eligible entity that applies for a grant under paragraph (6) unless the applicant entity certifies to the Secretary that the entity will supplement the grant amounts with amounts of funds from non-Federal sources, as follows:
"(i) In each of the first 2 years that amounts from the grant are disbursed (under subparagraph (E)), an amount sufficient to provide not less than 35 percent of the cost of carrying out the midnight basketball league program.
"(ii) In each of the last 3 years that amounts from the grant are disbursed, an amount sufficient to provide not less than 50 percent of the cost of carrying out the midnight basketball league program.
"(B) NON-FEDERAL FUNDS.--For purposes of this paragraph, the term `funds from non-Federal sources' includes amounts from nonprofit organizations, public housing agencies, States, units of general local government, and Indian housing authorities, private contributions, any salary paid to staff (other than from grant amounts under paragraph (1)(A)) to carry out the program of the eligible entity, in-kind contributions to carry out the program (as determined by the Secretary after consultation with the Advisory Committee), the value of any donated material, equipment, or building, the value of any lease on a building, the value of any utilities provided, and the value of any time and services contributed by volunteers to carry out the program of the eligible entity.
"(C) PROHIBITION ON SUBSTITUTION OF FUNDS.--Grant amounts under paragraph (1)(A) and amounts provided by States and units of general local government to supplement grant amounts may not be used to replace other public funds previously used, or designated for use, under this section.
"(D) MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM GRANT AMOUNTS.--
"(i) IN GENERAL.--The Secretary may not make a grant under paragraph (1)(A) to any single eligible entity in an amount less than $55,000 or exceeding $130,000, except as provided in clause (ii).
"(ii) Exception for large leagues.--In the case of a league having more than 80 players, a grant under paragraph (1)(A) may exceed $130,000, but may not exceed the amount equal to 35 percent of the cost of carrying out the midnight basketball league program.
"(E) DISBURSEMENT.--Amounts provided under a grant under paragraph (1)(A) shall be disbursed to the eligible entity receiving the grant over the 5-year period beginning on the date that the entity is selected to receive the grant, as follows:
"(i) In each of the first 2 years of such 5-year period, 23 percent of the total grant amount shall be disbursed to the entity.
"(ii) In each of the last 3 years of such 5-year period, 18 percent of the total grant amount shall be disbursed to the entity.
"(6) APPLICATIONS.--To be eligible to receive a grant under paragraph (1)(A), an eligible entity shall submit to the Secretary an application in the form and manner required by the Secretary (after consultation with the Advisory Committee), which shall include--
"(A) a description of the midnight basketball league program to be carried out by the entity, including a description of the employment counseling, job training, and other educational services to be provided;
"(B) letters of agreement from service providers to provide training and counseling services required under paragraph (4) and a description of such service providers;
"(C) letters of agreement providing for facilities for basketball games and counseling, training, and educational services required under paragraph (4) and a description of the facilities;
"(D) a list of persons and businesses from the community served by the program who have expressed interest in sponsoring, or have made commitments to sponsor, a team in the midnight basketball league; and
"(E) evidence that the neighborhood or community served by the program meets the requirements of paragraph (4)(C).
"(7) SELECTION.--The Secretary, in consultation with the advisory Committee, shall select eligible entities that have submitted applications under paragraph (6) to receive grants under paragraph (1)(A). The Secretary, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall establish criteria for selection of applicants to receive such grants. The criteria shall include a preference for selection of eligible entities carrying out midnight basketball league programs in suburban and rural areas.
"(8) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS.--Technical assistance grants under paragraph (1)(B) shall be made as follows:
"(A) ELIGIBLE ADVISORY ENTITIES.--Technical assistance grants may be made only to entities that--
"(i) are experienced and have expertise in establishing, operating, or administering successful and effective programs for midnight basketball and employment, job training, and educational services similar to the programs under paragraph (4); and
"(ii) have provided technical assistance to other entities regarding establishment and operation of such programs.
"(B) USE.--Amounts received under technical assistance grants shall be used to establish centers for providing technical assistance to entities receiving grants under paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection and subsection (a) regarding establishment, operation, and administration of effective and successful midnight basketball league programs under this subsection and subsection (c)(3).
"(C) NUMBER AND AOMUNT.--To the extent that amounts are provided in appropriations Acts under paragraph (13)(B) in each fiscal year, the Secretary shall make technical assistance grants under paragraph (1)(B). In each fiscal year that such amounts are available the Secretary shall make 4 such grants, as follows:
"(i) 2 grants shall be made to eligible advisory entities for development of midnight basketball league programs in public housing projects.
"(ii) 2 grants shall be made to eligible advisory entities for development of midnight basketball league programs in suburban or rural areas.
"(iii) Each grant shall be in an amount not exceeding $25,000.
"(9) ADVISORY COMMITTEE.--The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall appoint an Advisory Committee to assist the Secretary in providing grants under this subsection. The Advisory Committee shall be composed of not more than 7 members, as follows:
"(A) Not less than 2 individuals who are involved in managing or administering midnight basketball programs that the Secretary determines have been successful and effective. Such individuals may not be involved in a program assisted under this subsection or a member or employee of an eligible advisory entity that receives a technical assistance grant under paragraph (1)(B).
"(B) A representative of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, who is involved in administering the grant program for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation model projects for high risk youth under section 509A of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa-8), who shall be selected by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
"(C) A representative of the Department of Education, who shall be selected by the Secretary of Education.
"(D) A representative of the Department of Health and Human Services, who shall be selected by the Secretary of Health and Human Services from among officers and employees of such Department involved in issues relating to high-risk youth.
"(10) REPORTS.--The Secretary shall require each eligible entity receiving a grant under paragraph (1)(A) and each eligible advisory entity receiving a grant under paragraph (1)(B) to submit to the Secretary, for each year in which grant amounts are received by the entity, a report describing the activities carried out with such amounts.
"(11) STUDY.--To the extent amounts are provided under appropriation Acts pursuant to paragraph (13)(C), the Secretary shall make a grant to one entity qualified to carry out a study under this paragraph. The entity shall use such grant amounts to carry out a scientific study of the effectiveness of midnight basketball league programs under paragraph (4) of eligible entities receiving grants under paragraph (1)(A). The Secretary shall require such entity to submit a report describing the study and any conclusions and recommendations resulting from the study to the Congress and the Secretary not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date that the grant under this paragraph is made.
"(12) DEFINITIONS.--For purposes of this subsection:
"(A) The term `Advisory Committee' means the Advisory Committee established under paragraph (9).
"(B) The term `eligible advisory entity' means an entity meeting the requirements under paragraph (8)(A).
"(C) The term `eligible entity' means an entity described under paragraph (2)(A).
"(D) The term `federally assisted low-income housing' has the meaning given the term in section 5126 of the Public and Assisted Housing Drug Elimination Act of 1990.
"(E) The term `Secretary' unless otherwise specified, means the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
"(13) Authorization of appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated--
"(A) for grants under paragraph (1)(A), $2,650,000 in each of fiscal years 1994 and 1995;
"(B) for technical assistance grants under paragraph (1)(B), $100,000 in each of fiscal years 1994 and 1995; and
"(C) for a study grant under paragraph (11), $250,000 in fiscal year 1994.".

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PART D--MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE TRAINING AND PARTNERSHIP Table of Contents SEC. 1053. PUBLIC HOUSING MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE PROGRAMS.