(a) In general
Using amounts made available under subsection (g), the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this section as the “Secretary”) shall make available on a competitive basis grants to eligible entities described in subsection (b) for the biobased product marketing and certification purposes described in subsection (c).
(b) Eligible entities
(1) In generalAn entity eligible for a grant under this section is any manufacturer of biobased products that—
proposes to use the grant for the biobased product marketing and certification purposes described in subsection (c); and
In making grants under this section, the Secretary shall provide a preference to an eligible entity that has fewer than 50 employees.
(c) Biobased product marketing and certification grant purposesA grant made under this section shall be used—
(2) to provide for the certification of biobased products to—
qualify for the label described in section 8102(b) of title 7; or
meet other biobased standards determined appropriate by the Secretary.
(d) Matching funds
(1) In general
Grant recipients shall provide matching non-Federal funds equal to the amount of the grant received.
(g) Authorizations of appropriationsThere are authorized to be appropriated to make grants under this section—
(Pub. L. 109–58, title IX, § 944, Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 881; Pub. L. 113–79, title IX, § 9002(b), Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 928.)