29 U.S. Code § 775 - Recreational programs

(a) Grants
(1) Authority
(A) In general
The Commissioner, subject to the provisions of section 776 of this title, shall make grants to States, public agencies, and nonprofit private organizations to pay the Federal share of the cost of the establishment and operation of recreation programs to provide individuals with disabilities with recreational activities and related experiences to aid in the employment, mobility, socialization, independence, and community integration of such individuals.
(B) Recreation programs
The recreation programs that may be funded using assistance provided under a grant under this section may include vocational skills development, leisure education, leisure networking, leisure resource development, physical education and sports, scouting and camping, 4–H activities, construction of facilities for aquatic rehabilitation therapy, music, dancing, handicrafts, art, and homemaking. When possible and appropriate, such programs and activities should be provided in settings with peers who are not individuals with disabilities.
(C) Design of program
Programs and activities carried out under this section shall be designed to demonstrate ways in which such programs assist in maximizing the independence and integration of individuals with disabilities.
(2) Maximum term of grant
A grant under this section shall be made for a period of not more than 3 years.
(3) Availability of nongrant resources
(A) In general
A grant may not be made to an applicant under this section unless the applicant provides assurances that, with respect to costs of the recreation program to be carried out under the grant, the applicant, to the maximum extent practicable, will make available non-Federal resources (in cash or in-kind) to pay the non-Federal share of such costs.
(B) Federal share
The Federal share of the costs of the recreation programs carried out under this section shall be—
(i) with respect to the first year in which assistance is provided under a grant under this section, 100 percent;
(ii) with respect to the second year in which assistance is provided under a grant under this section, 75 percent; and
(iii) with respect to the third year in which assistance is provided under a grant under this section, 50 percent.
(4) Application
To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a State, agency, or organization shall submit an application to the Commissioner at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Commissioner may require, including a description of—
(A) the manner in which the findings and results of the project to be funded under the grant, particularly information that facilitates the replication of the results of such projects, will be made generally available; and
(B) the manner in which the service program funded under the grant will be continued after Federal assistance ends.
(5) Level of services
Recreation programs funded under this section shall maintain, at a minimum, the same level of services over a 3-year project period.
(6) Reports by grantees
(A) Requirement
The Commissioner shall require that each recipient of a grant under this section annually prepare and submit to the Commissioner a report concerning the results of the activities funded under the grant.
(B) Limitation
The Commissioner may not make financial assistance available to a grant recipient for a subsequent year until the Commissioner has received and evaluated the annual report of the recipient under subparagraph (A) for the current year.
(b) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section, such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1999 through 2003.


(Pub. L. 93–112, title III, § 305, as added Pub. L. 105–220, title IV, § 406,Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1196.)
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to this section were contained in section 777f of this title prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 105–220.
A prior section 775,Pub. L. 93–112, title III, § 305, as added Pub. L. 95–602, title I, § 115(a),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2971; amended Pub. L. 98–221, title I, § 134,Feb. 22, 1984, 98 Stat. 25; Pub. L. 99–506, title I, § 103(d)(2)(C), title IV, § 404, title X, § 1002(d)(3),Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1810, 1825, 1844; Pub. L. 100–630, title II, § 204(d),Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3309; Pub. L. 102–52, § 4(d),June 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 261; Pub. L. 102–569, title I, § 102(p)(19), title III, § 305,Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4358, 4417, related to comprehensive rehabilitation centers, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 105–220.
Another prior section 775,Pub. L. 93–112, title III, § 305,Sept. 26, 1973, 87 Stat. 383, as amended, which authorized appropriations for fiscal years ending June 30, 1974, June 30, 1975, June 30, 1976, Sept. 30, 1977, and Sept. 30, 1978, for the establishment of the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, was renumbered section 313 ofPub. L. 93–112by Pub. L. 95–602, title I, § 109(1),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2962, transferred to section 777c of this title, and subsequently repealed by Pub. L. 100–630.

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