[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 122, 110th Congress, 2nd Session] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov] 122 STAT. 3733 Public Law 110-339 110th Congress An Act To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Healthy Start Initiative. [NOTE: Oct. 3, 2008 - [S. 1760]] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [NOTE: Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007.] SECTION 1. [NOTE: 42 USC 201 note.] SHORT TITLE. note. This Act may be cited as the ``Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007''. SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO HEALTHY START INITIATIVE. (a) Considerations in Making Grants.--Section 330H(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-8(b)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``(b) Requirements'' and all that follows through ``In making grants under subsection (a)'' and inserting the following: ``(b) Considerations in Making Grants.-- ``(1) Requirements.--In making grants under subsection (a)''; and (2) by adding at the end the following paragraphs: ``(2) Other considerations.--In making grants under subsection (a), the Secretary shall take into consideration the following: ``(A) Factors that contribute to infant mortality, such as low birthweight. ``(B) The extent to which applicants for such grants facilitate-- ``(i) a community-based approach to the delivery of services; and ``(ii) a comprehensive approach to women's health care to improve perinatal outcomes. ``(3) Special projects.--Nothing in paragraph (2) shall be construed to prevent the Secretary from awarding grants under subsection (a) for special projects that are intended to address significant disparities in perinatal health indicators in communities along the United States-Mexico border or in Alaska or Hawaii.''. (b) Other Grants.--Section 330H of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-8) is amended-- (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3); and (2) by striking subsections (e) and (f). (c) Funding.--Section 330H of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by subsection (b) of this section, is amended by adding at the end the following subsection: ``(e) Funding.-- [[Page 3734]] 122 STAT. 3734 ``(1) Authorization of appropriations.--For the purpose of carrying out this section, there are authorized to be appropriated-- ``(A) $120,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; and ``(B) for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2013, the amount authorized for the preceding fiscal year increased by the percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers for such year. ``(2) Allocation.-- ``(A) Program administration.--Of the amounts appropriated under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year, the Secretary may reserve up to 5 percent for coordination, dissemination, technical assistance, and data activities that are determined by the Secretary to be appropriate for carrying out the program under this section. ``(B) Evaluation.--Of the amounts appropriated under paragraph (1) for a fiscal year, the Secretary may reserve up to 1 percent for evaluations of projects carried out under subsection (a). Each such evaluation shall include a determination of whether such projects have been effective in reducing the disparity in health status between the general population and individuals who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.''. Approved October 3, 2008. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1760: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008): Apr. 30, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 23, considered and passed House.