20 U.S. Code § 1059c - American Indian tribally controlled colleges and universities
Grants awarded under this section shall be used by Tribal Colleges or Universities to assist such institutions to plan, develop, undertake, and carry out activities to improve and expand such institutions’ capacity to serve Indian students.
A Tribal College or University may use not more than 20 percent of the grant funds provided under this section to establish or increase an endowment fund at the institution.
The provisions of part C regarding the establishment or increase of an endowment fund, that the Secretary determines are not inconsistent with this paragraph, shall apply to funds used under subparagraph (A).
A Tribal College or University desiring to receive assistance under this section shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may reasonably require.
The Secretary shall establish application requirements in such a manner as to simplify and streamline the process for applying for grants under this section.
The amount distributed to a Tribal College or University under clause (i) shall not be less than $500,000.
No Tribal College or University that receives funds under this section shall concurrently receive funds under any other provision of this part, part B, or part A of subchapter V.
Section 1059(d) of this title shall not apply to institutions that are eligible to receive funds under this section.
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 So in original. Probably should be followed by a third closing parenthesis.
The Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(A), is Pub. L. 95–471, Oct. 17, 1978, 92 Stat. 1325, which is classified principally to chapter 20 (§ 1801 et seq.) of Title 25, Indians. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1801 of Title 25 and Tables.
The Navajo Community College Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(A), is Pub. L. 92–189, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 646, which was classified to section 640a et seq. of Title 25, Indians, and was omitted from the Code as being of special and not general application.
Section 532 of the Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994, referred to in subsec. (b)(3)(B), is section 532 of Pub. L. 103–382, which is set out in a note under section 301 of Title 7, Agriculture.
2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–39, § 301(1)(A), substituted “Tribal” for “Indian Tribal”.
Subsec. (b)(1), (2). Pub. L. 111–39, § 301(1)(B)(i), (ii), substituted “the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978” for “the Tribally Controlled College or University Assistance Act of 1978”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(A). Pub. L. 111–39, § 301(1)(B)(iii), substituted “the Navajo Community College Act” for “the Navajo Community College Assistance Act of 1978”.
2008—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 110–315, § 303(1), added par. (3) and struck out former par. (3). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The term ‘Tribal College or University’ has the meaning give the term ‘tribally controlled college or university’ in section 1801 of title 25, and includes an institution listed in the Equity in Educational Land Grant Status Act of 1994.
Subsec. (c)(2)(B). Pub. L. 110–315, § 303(2)(A), added subpar. (B) and struck out former subpar. (B) which read as follows: “construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services;”.
Subsec. (c)(2)(C). Pub. L. 110–315, § 303(2)(B), inserted “or in tribal governance or tribal public policy” before semicolon at end.
Subsec. (c)(2)(D). Pub. L. 110–315, § 303(2)(C), inserted “and instruction in tribal governance or tribal public policy” before semicolon at end.
Subsec. (c)(2)(G) to (N). Pub. L. 110–315, § 303(2)(D)–(H), added subpars. (G) and (M), redesignated former subpars. (G), (H), (I), (J), (K), and (L) as subpars. (H), (I), (J), (K), (L), and (N), respectively, and in subpar. (N)(i) substituted “subparagraphs (A) through (M)” for “subparagraphs (A) through (K)”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–315, § 303(3), added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsec. (d) which related to the application process for assistance under this section.
2000—Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 106–211, § 1(a), inserted after first sentence “The Secretary shall, to the extent possible, prescribe a simplified and streamlined format for such applications that takes into account the limited number of institutions that are eligible for assistance under this section.”
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 106–211, § 1(b)(1), added par. (3) and struck out heading and text of former par. (3). Text read as follows: “For the purposes of this part, no Tribal College or University that is eligible for and receives funds under this section may concurrently receive other funds under this part or part B of this subchapter.”
1998—Pub. L. 105–244 amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text consisted of subsecs. (a) to (e) authorizing grants and related assistance to Hispanic-serving institutions to enable such institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and other low-income students.
1993—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–208 substituted “(2) Examples of authorized activities.—Such programs may include—” for “Such programs may include—”.
Amendment by Pub. L. 103–208 effective as if included in the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, Pub. L. 102–325, except as otherwise provided, see section 5(a) of Pub. L. 103–208, set out as a note under section 1051 of this title.
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