42 U.S. Code § 3714 - Grant program for State and local domestic preparedness support
(a) In general
The Office for Domestic Preparedness of the Office of Justice Programs shall make a grant to each State, which shall be used by the State, in conjunction with units of local government, to enhance the capability of State and local jurisdictions to prepare for and respond to terrorist acts including events of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction and biological, nuclear, radiological, incendiary, chemical, and explosive devices.
(b) Use of grant amounts
Grants under this section may be used to purchase needed equipment and to provide training and technical assistance to State and local first responders. In addition, grants under this section may be used to construct, develop, expand, modify, operate, or improve facilities to provide training or assistance to State and local first responders.
(c) Authorization of appropriations
(1) In general
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as necessary for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2007.
Of the amount made available to carry out this section in any fiscal year not more than 3 percent may be used by the Attorney General for salaries and administrative expenses.
(3) Minimum amount
Each State shall be allocated in each fiscal year under this section not less than 0.75 percent of the total amount appropriated in the fiscal year for grants pursuant to this section, except that the United States Virgin Islands, America Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands each shall be allocated not less than 0.25 percent.
Source(Pub. L. 107–56, title X, § 1014,Oct. 26, 2001, 115 Stat. 399; Pub. L. 107–273, div. C, title I, § 11003,Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1816.)
Section was enacted as part of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 or USA PATRIOT Act, and not as part of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 which comprises this chapter.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–273, § 11003(a)(1), which directed amendment of subsec. (a) by substituting “Office for Domestic Preparedness” for “Office of State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support”, was executed by making the substitution for “Office for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–273, § 11003(b), inserted at end “In addition, grants under this section may be used to construct, develop, expand, modify, operate, or improve facilities to provide training or assistance to State and local first responders.”
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 107–273, § 11003(a)(2), inserted “not less than” before “0.25 percent”.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the Office for Domestic Preparedness of the Office of Justice Programs, including the functions of the Attorney General relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 203 (5), 551 (d), 552 (d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.