2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Fund (language only)

Item 349 #9s

Item 349 #9s

Health And Human Resources
Rehabilitative Services, Department of

Page 277, after line 43, insert:
“H.1.  For grants awarded after July 1, 2004, the Commissioner shall require applicants to submit a plan to achieve self-sufficiency by the end of the grant  award cycle in order to receive funding consideration.
2.  Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the Commissioner may reallocate up to $500,000 from unexpended balances in the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Trust Fund to fund new grant awards for research on traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.”

(This amendment requires applicants for grant awards from the fund to have a plan for self-sufficiency at the end of the two- or three-year grant cycle. Also, it allows the Commissioner to redistribute unspent grant awards from prior years for new research activities.)