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tion shall only be used for increasing or maintaining benefits to households.
(d) Each State shall quantify the dollar value of leveraged resources received or acquired by such State under this section by using the best available data to calculate such leveraged resources less the sum of any costs incurred by the State to leverage such resources and any cost imposed on the federally eligible low-income households in such State.
(e) Not later than July 31, of each year, each State shall prepare and submit, to the Secretary, a report that quantifies the leveraged resources of such State in order to qualify for assistance under this section for the following fiscal year.
(f) The Secretary shall determine the share of each State of the amounts made available under this section based on the formula described in subsection (c) and the State reports. The Secretary shall promulgate regulations for the calculation of the leveraged resources of the State and for the submission of supporting documentation. The Secretary may request any documentation that the Secretary determines necessary for the verification of the application of the State for assistance under this section.
(42 U.S.C. 8626a) Enacted Nov. 3, 1990, P.L. 101-501, sec. 707, 104 Stat. 1260.
SEC. 2608. (a)(1) The Secretary shall, after adequate notice and an opportunity for a hearing conducted within the affected State, withhold funds from any State which does not utilize its allotment substantially in accordance with the provisions of this title and the assurances such State provided under section 2605.
(2) The Secretary shall respond in writing in no more than 60 days to matters raised in complaints of a substantial or serious nature that a State has failed to use funds in accordance with the provisions of this title or the assurances provided by the State under section 2605. For purposes of this paragraph, a violation of any one of the assurances contained in section 2605(b) that constitutes a disregard of such assurance shall be considered a serious complaint.
(b)(1) The Secretary shall conduct in several States in each fiscal year investigations of the use of funds received by the States under this title in order to evaluate compliance with the provisions of this title.
(2) Whenever the Secretary determines that there is a pattern of complaints from any State in any fiscal year, the Secretary shall conduct an investigation of the use of funds received under this title by such State in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of this title.
(3) The Comptroller General of the United States may conduct an investigation of the use of funds received under this title by a State in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of this title.
(c) Pursuant to an investigation conducted under subsection (b), a State shall make appropriate books, documents, papers, and records available to the Secretary or the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly authorized representatives, for examination, copying, or mechanical reproduction on or off the
premises of the appropriate entity upon a reasonable request therefor.
(d) In conducting any investigation under subsection (b), the Secretary may not request any information not readily available to such State or require that any information be compiled, collected, or transmitted in any new form not already available.
(42 U.S.C. 8627) Enacted August 13, 1981, P.L. 97-35, 95 Stat. 901; amended October 30, 1984, P.L. 98-558, sec. 608, 98 Stat. 2893; amended Nov. 3, 1990, P.L. 101-501, sec. 708, 104 Stat. 1261.
LIMITATION ON USE OF GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION
SEC. 2609. Grants made under this title may not be used by the State, or by any other person with which the State makes arrangements to carry out the purposes of this title, for the purchase or improvement of land, or the purchase, construction, or permanent improvement (other than low-cost residential weatherization or other energy-related home repairs) of any building or other facility.
(42 U.S.C. 8628) Enacted August 13, 1981, P.L. 97-35, 95 Stat. 902.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING
SEC. 2609A. (a) Of the amounts appropriated under section 2602(b) for any fiscal year, not more than $500,000 of such amounts may be reserved by the Secretary
(1) to make grants to State and public agencies and private nonprofit organizations; or
(2) to enter into contracts or jointly financed cooperative arrangements with States and public agencies and private nonprofit organizations;
to provide for training and technical assistance related to the purposes of this subtitle, including collection and dissemination of information about programs and projects assisted under this subtitle, and ongoing matters of regional or national significance that the Secretary finds would assist in the more effective provision of services under this title.
(b) No provision of this section shall be construed to prevent the Secretary from making a grant pursuant to subsection (a) to one or more private nonprofit organizations that apply jointly with a business concern to receive such grant.
(42 U.S.C. 8628a) Enacted Sept. 30, 1986, P.L. 99-425, sec. 505(a), 100 Stat. 975.
SEC. 2610. (a) The Secretary, after consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall provide for the collection of data, including
(1) information concerning home energy consumption;
(2) the amount, cost and type of fuels used; 1 for households eligible for assistance under this title
(3) the type of fuel used by various income groups;
(4) the number and income levels of households assisted by this title;
1So in original. This semicolon probably should be at the end of paragraph (2).
(5) the number of households which received such assistance and include one or more individuals who are 60 years or older or handicapped; and
(6) any other information which the Secretary determines to be reasonably necessary to carry out the provisions of this title. Nothing in this subsection may be construed to require the Secretary to collect data which has been collected and made available to the Secretary by any other agency of the Federal Government. (b) The Secretary shall, no later than June 30 of each fiscal year, submit a report to the Congress containing a detailed compilation of the data under subsection (a) with respect to the prior fiscal year, and a report that describes for the prior fiscal year(1) the manner in which States carry out the requirements of clauses (2), (5), (8), and (15) of section 2605(b); and
(2) the impact of each State's program on recipient and eligible households.
(42 U.S.C. 8629) Enacted August 13, 1981, P.L. 97-35, 95 Stat. 902; amended October 30, 1984, P.L. 98-558, sec. 607, 98 Stat. 2893; amended Sept. 30, 1986, P.L. 99-425, sec. 506, 100 Stat. 976.
SEC. 2611. Effective October 1, 1981, the Home Energy Assistance Act of 1980 is repealed.
(42 U.S.C. 8601 note) Enacted August 13, 1981, P.L. 97-35, 95 Stat. 902.