16 U.S. Code § 1456b - Coastal zone enhancement grants
The Secretary shall evaluate and rank State proposals for funding under this section, and make funding awards based on those proposals, taking into account the criteria established by the Secretary under subsection (d) of this section. The Secretary shall ensure that funding decisions under this section take into consideration the fiscal and technical needs of proposing States and the overall merit of each proposal in terms of benefits to the public.
A State shall not be required to contribute any portion of the cost of any proposal for which funding is awarded under this section.
If the Secretary finds that the State is not undertaking the actions committed to under the terms of the grant, the Secretary shall suspend the State’s eligibility for further funding under this section for at least one year.
November 5, 1990, referred to in subsec. (d), was in the original “the date of enactment of this section”, and was translated as meaning the date of enactment of section 6210 of Pub. L. 101–508, which amended this section generally, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1996—Subsec. (a)(9). Pub. L. 104–150, § 7(2), added par. (9).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–150, § 3, designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
1992—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–587 substituted “coastal states” for “coastal States”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–508 amended section generally, substituting present provisions for provisions providing for interstate grants and agreements for developing and administering coordinated coastal zone planning and programs, setting priorities for unified coastal zone policies in contiguous areas of coastal states, providing for a Federal-State consultation procedure, authorizing temporary planning and coordinated activity, and establishing eligibility of States to receive Federal assistance.
1980—Pub. L. 96–464 amended section generally and, among many changes, made a number of technical amendments, and inserted provision making it clear that only states which meet the basic eligibility requirements in this chapter can receive funding under this section.
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