7 U.S. Code § 3222b–2 - Grants to upgrade agriculture and food sciences facilities and equipment and support tropical and subtropical agricultural research at insular area land-grant colleges and universities

(a) Purpose
It is the intent of Congress to assist the land-grant colleges and universities in the insular areas in efforts to—
(1) acquire, alter, or repair facilities or relevant equipment necessary for conducting agricultural research; and
(2) support tropical and subtropical agricultural research, including pest and disease research.
(b) Method of awarding grants
Grants awarded pursuant to this section shall be made in such amounts and under such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
(c) Regulations
The Secretary may promulgate such rules and regulations as the Secretary considers to be necessary to carry out this section.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $8,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2018.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1447B, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, § 7125,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1223, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VII, § 7125,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1984;amended Pub. L. 113–79, title VII, § 7113,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 874.)
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.
Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–79, § 7113(a)(2), inserted “and support tropical and subtropical agricultural research” after “equipment” and substituted “colleges and universities” for “institutions” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–79, § 7113(a)(1), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “It is the intent of Congress to assist the land-grant institutions in the insular areas in efforts to acquire, alter, or repair facilities or relevant equipment necessary for conducting agricultural research.”
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79, § 7113(b), substituted “2018” for “2012”.

 

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