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10 U.S. Code § 8604 - Schools near naval activities: financial aid

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(a) The Secretary of the Navy may contribute, out of funds specifically appropriated for the purpose, to the support of schools in any locality where a naval activity is located if he finds that the schools available in the locality are inadequate for the welfare of the dependents of—
members of the naval service;
civilian officers and employees of the Department of the Navy;
members of the Coast Guard when it is operating as a service in the Navy; and
members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serving with the Navy;
who are stationed at the activity.
The Secretary, to the extent he considers proper, may delegate the authority conferred by this section to any person in the Department of the Navy, with or without the authority to make successive redelegations.

Historical and Revision Notes

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Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


5 U.S.C. 421d.

Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 756, § 13, 60 Stat. 854.

5 U.S.C. 421g(b), (c).

Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 756, § 40(b), (c), 60 Stat. 858.

5 U.S.C. 412a.

Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 756, § 39, 60 Stat. 858.

In subsection (b) the words “except the authority to prescribe regulations” are omitted, since 5 U.S.C. 421d contains no authority for the Secretary of the Navy to prescribe regulations for the administration of that section.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7204 of this title as this section.

1985—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–145 ran in “contribute, out of” after “Secretary of the Navy may”, and realigned margins of cls. (1) to (4) and provision following cl. (4).

1984—Pub. L. 98–525, § 1401(j)(3)(B), struck out “; transportation of dependents” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–525, § 1401(j)(3)(A), substituted “The Secretary of the Navy may” for “The Secretary of the Navy may—”, struck out “(1)” before “contribute out of”, thereby eliminating paragraph designation, redesignated cls. (A) to (D) as (1) to (4), respectively, substituted “the activity.” for “the activity; and”, and struck out par. (2), which provided for transportation between the schools and the activity when the schools are not accessible by regular means of transportation.

1980—Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 96–513 substituted “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” for “Environmental Science Services Administration”.

1966—Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 89–718 substituted “Environmental Science Services Administration” for “Coast and Geodetic Survey”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–525 effective Oct. 1, 1985, see section 1404 of Pub. L. 98–525, set out as an Effective Date note under section 520b of this title.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.


The directory language of, but not the amendment made by, Pub. L. 89–718, § 8(a), Nov. 2, 1966, 80 Stat. 1117, cited as a credit to this section, was repealed by Pub. L. 97–295, § 6(b), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1314.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468(b), 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.