42 U.S. Code § 254q - Authorization of appropriations
(a) Authorization of appropriations
For the purpose of carrying out this section,  there is authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the following:
(7) For fiscal year 2016, and each subsequent fiscal year, the amount appropriated for the preceding fiscal year adjusted by the product of—
(A) one plus the average percentage increase in the costs of health professions education during the prior fiscal year; and
(B) one plus the average percentage change in the number of individuals residing in health professions shortage areas designated under section 254f of this title during the prior fiscal year, relative to the number of individuals residing in such areas during the previous fiscal year.
(b) Scholarships for new participants
Of the amounts appropriated under subsection (a) of this section for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall obligate not less than 10 percent for the purpose of providing contracts for—
(1) scholarships under this subpart to individuals who have not previously received such scholarships; or
(2) scholarships or loan repayments under the Loan Repayment Program under section 254l–1 of this title to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
(c) Scholarships and loan repayments
With respect to certification as a nurse practitioner, nurse midwife, or physician assistant, the Secretary shall, from amounts appropriated under subsection (a) of this section for a fiscal year, obligate not less than a total of 10 percent for contracts for both scholarships under the Scholarship Program under section 254l of this title and loan repayments under the Loan Repayment Program under section 254l–1 of this title to individuals who are entering the first year of a course of study or program described in section 254l (b)(1)(B) of this title that leads to such a certification or individuals who are eligible for the loan repayment program as specified in section 254l–1 (b) of this title for a loan related to such certification.
 So in original. Probably should be “subpart,”.
Source(July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, § 338H, formerly § 338G, as added Pub. L. 100–177, title II, § 203,Dec. 1, 1987, 101 Stat. 999; renumbered § 338H and amended Pub. L. 101–597, title II, §§ 204, 205,Nov. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 3027, 3028; Pub. L. 107–251, title III, § 314,Oct. 26, 2002, 116 Stat. 1652; Pub. L. 110–355, § 3(a)(2),Oct. 8, 2008, 122 Stat. 3993; Pub. L. 111–148, title V, § 5207,Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 612.)
A prior section 254q, act July 1, 1944, ch. 373, title III, § 338G, formerly title VII, § 756, as added Oct. 12, 1976, Pub. L. 94–484, title IV, § 408(b)(1), 90 Stat. 2288; renumbered § 338F and amended Aug. 13, 1981, Pub. L. 97–35, title XXVII, § 2709(a), (g), 95 Stat. 908, 912; renumbered § 338G, Dec. 1, 1987, Pub. L. 100–177, title II, § 201(2), 101 Stat. 992, authorized appropriations for fiscal years 1978 to 1987, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 100–177, § 203.
A prior section 338H of act July 1, 1944, was renumbered section 338I by Pub. L. 101–597and is classified to section 254q–1 of this title.
2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–148amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) related to authorization of appropriations for the purposes of carrying out this subpart as follows: for fiscal year 2008, $131,500,000; for fiscal year 2009, $143,335,000; for fiscal year 2010, $156,235,150; for fiscal year 2011, $170,296,310; and for fiscal year 2012, $185,622,980.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–355substituted “appropriated—” for “appropriated $146,250,000 for fiscal year 2002, and such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2006.” and added pars. (1) to (5).
2002—Pub. L. 107–251amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to annual report to Congress, authorization of appropriations for fiscal years 1991 through 2000, and reservation of percentage of appropriated amounts for scholarships for new participants and for first-year study in certain fields.
1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–597, § 205(a), substituted “March 1” for “January 20” and “5 fiscal years” for “3 fiscal years” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–597, § 205(b), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) read as follows: “There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for scholarships and loan repayments under this subpart.”