The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to make grants for the purpose of supporting programs for Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native culture and arts development to any private, nonprofit organization or institution which—
(1)primarily serves and represents Native Hawaiians or Alaska Natives, and
(2)has been recognized by the Governor of the State of Hawaii or the Governor of the State of Alaska, as appropriate, for the purpose of making such organization or institution eligible to receive such grants.
(b) Purpose of grants
Grants made under subsection (a) of this section shall, to the extent deemed possible by the Secretary and the recipient of the grant, be used—
(1)to provide scholarly study of, and instruction in, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native art and culture,
(2)to establish programs which culminate in the awarding of degrees in the various fields of Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native art and culture, or
(3)to establish centers and programs with respect to Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native art and culture that are similar in purpose to the centers and programs described in subsections (b) and (c) ofsection
4417 of this title.
(c) Management of grants
(1)Any organization or institution which is the recipient of a grant made under subsection (a) of this section shall establish a governing board to manage and control the program with respect to which such grant is made.
(2)For any grants made with respect to Native Hawaiian art and culture, the members of the governing board which is required to be established under paragraph (1) shall—
(A)be Native Hawaiians or individuals widely recognized in the field of Native Hawaiian art and culture,
(B)include a representative of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs of the State of Hawaii,
(C)include the president of the University of Hawaii,
(D)include the president of the Bishop Museum, and
(E)serve for a fixed term of office.
(3)For any grants made with respect to Alaska Native art and culture, the members of the governing board which is required to be established under paragraph (1) shall—
(A)include Alaska Natives and individuals widely recognized in the field of Alaska Native art and culture,
(B)represent the Eskimo, Indian and Aleut cultures of Alaska, and
1994—Pub. L. 103–239amended section generally, substituting provisions relating to development program for Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native culture and arts for provisions relating to development program for Native Hawaiian culture and arts.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment
Pub. L. 103–239, § 801,May 4, 1994, 108 Stat. 607, provided that: “This Act [see Short Title note set out under section
6101 of this title] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [May 4, 1994].”
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