16 U.S. Code § 1704 - Grants to States
(a) Projects for preservation of non-Federal public lands and waters; “States” defined
The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly establish a program under which grants shall be made to States to assist them in meeting the cost of projects for the employment of young men and women to develop, preserve, and maintain non-Federal public lands and waters within the States. For purposes of this section, the term “States” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and American Samoa.
(b) Application requirements for grants; approval by Secretaries
(1) No grant may be made under this section unless an application therefor has been submitted to, and approved by, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture. Such application shall be in such form, and submitted in such manner, as the Secretaries shall jointly by regulation prescribe, and shall contain—
(A) assurances satisfactory to the Secretaries that individuals employed under the project for which the application is submitted shall
(ii) be permanent residents of the United States or its territories, possessions, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,
(iii) be employed without regard to the personnel laws, rules, and regulations applicable to full-time employees of the applicant,
(c) Limitation on the amount of grant
(1) The amount of any grant under this section shall be determined jointly by the Secretaries, except that no grant for any project may exceed 80 per centum of the cost (as determined by the Secretaries) of such project.
(d) Appropriation percentage
Thirty per centum of the sums appropriated under section 1706 of this title for any fiscal year shall be made available for grants under this section for such fiscal year.
Source(Pub. L. 91–378, title I, § 104, formerly § 4,Aug. 13, 1970, 84 Stat. 796; Pub. L. 92–597, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1320; Pub. L. 93–408, Sept. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1067; renumbered title I, § 104, and amended Pub. L. 103–82, title I, § 105(1), (3), (5),Sept. 21, 1993, 107 Stat. 848.)
1993—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–82, § 105(5), made technical amendment to reference to section 1706 of this title to reflect renumbering of corresponding section of original act.
1974—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–408substituted “jointly establish a program” for “jointly establish a pilot grant program”.
1972—Pub. L. 92–579substituted provisions relating to pilot grant program for State projects for provisions relating to Secretarial reports.
Effective Date of 1993 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–82effective Oct. 1, 1993, see section 123 ofPub. L. 103–82, set out as a note under section 1701 of this title.
Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands