22 U.S. Code § 7704 - Authorization of assistance

(a) Assistance
Notwithstanding any other provision of law (other than a provision of this chapter), the Board, acting through the Chief Executive Officer, is authorized to provide assistance under this section for each country that enters into a Millennium Challenge Compact with the United States pursuant to section 7708 of this title to support policies and programs that advance the progress of the country in achieving lasting economic growth and poverty reduction and are in furtherance of the purposes of this chapter.
(b) Form of assistance
Assistance under this section may be provided in the form of grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts to or with eligible entities described in subsection (c). Assistance under this section may not be provided in the form of loans.
(c) Eligible entities
An eligible entity referred to in subsection (b) is—
(1) the national government of the eligible country;
(2) regional or local governmental units of the country; or
(3) a nongovernmental organization or a private entity.
(d) Application
The Chief Executive Officer, in consultation with the Board and working with eligible countries selected by the Board for negotiation of Compacts, should develop and recommend procedures for considering solicited and unsolicited proposals in Compacts prior to an approval of the Compacts by the Board.
(e) Limitations
(1) Prohibition on military assistance and training
Assistance under this section may not include military assistance or military training for a country.
(2) Prohibition on assistance relating to United States job loss or production displacement
Assistance under this section may not be provided for any project that is likely to cause a substantial loss of United States jobs or a substantial displacement of United States production.
(3) Prohibition on assistance relating to environmental, health, or safety hazards
Assistance under this section may not be provided for any project that is likely to cause a significant environmental, health, or safety hazard.
(4) Prohibition on use of funds for abortions and involuntary sterilizations
The prohibitions on use of funds contained in paragraphs (1) through (3) of section 104(f) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151b (f)(1)–(3)) shall apply to funds made available to carry out this section to the same extent and in the same manner as such prohibitions apply to funds made available to carry out part I of such Act [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.]. The prohibition on use of funds contained in any provision of law comparable to the eleventh and fourteenth provisos under the heading “Child Survival and Health Programs Fund” of division E of Public Law 108–7 (117 Stat. 162) shall apply to funds made available to carry out this section for fiscal year 2004.
(f) Coordination
The provision of assistance under this section shall be coordinated with other United States foreign assistance programs.

Source

(Pub. L. 108–199, div. D, title VI, § 605,Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 214.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this title”, meaning title VI of Pub. L. 108–199, div. D, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 211, which is classified generally to this chapter. For complete classification of this title to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7701 of this title and Tables.
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, referred to in subsec (e)(4), is Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424. Part I of the Act is classified generally to subchapter I (§ 2151 et seq.) of chapter 32 of this title. For provisions deeming references to subchapter I to include parts IV (§ 2346 et seq.), VI (§ 2348 et seq.), and VIII (§ 2349aa et seq.) of subchapter II of chapter 32, see section 202(b) ofPub. L. 92–226, set out as a note under section 2346 of this title, and sections 2348c and 2349aa–5 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2151 of this title and Tables.
The provisos of Public Law 108–7, referred to in subsec. (e)(4), are contained in Pub. L. 108–7, div. E, title II, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 162, and are not classified to the Code.

 

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