(B) For purposes of this Act, projects which link services
means projects which enable the provision of a comprehensive set of services
in a single setting or establish a well-coordinated network of services
in a community, including outreach, the making available of services in
a convenient manner and in easily accessible locations, and follow-up to
assure that those persons in need are receiving appropriate assistance.
The services which may be included in such projects include education at
the community level concerning sexuality and the responsibilities of
health, mental health, nutrition, education, vocational, and employment
counseling, prenatal and postpartum health care, residential care and pregnant
adolescents, and services to enable pregnant adolescents to remain in school
or to continue their education.
(C) Grantees may not establish income eligibility requirements
for services paid for with funds under this Act, but grantees shall ensure
that priority is given to the objective of making such services available
to those persons in need at risk of initial or repeat pregnancies who are
not able to obtain needed assistance through other means.
(D) Grantees may charge fees for services paid for with funds
under this Act, but only pursuant to a fee schedule, approved by the
as a part of the application described in Section 4-103, which bases fees
charged by the grantee on the income of the service recipients and takes
account of the difficulty some persons face in obtaining resources to pay for
(E) Except as provided in this subsection, in no case may
a grantee under this Act use in excess of 50 per centum of its grant under
this Act in any year to cover any part of the cost of services. The
may grant a waiver of the limitation specified in the preceding sentence
in accordance with criteria to be specified in regulations.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)