42 U.S. Code § 3751 - Description
(a) Grants authorized
(1) In general
From amounts made available to carry out this part, the Attorney General may, in accordance with the formula established under section 3755 of this title, make grants to States and units of local government, for use by the State or unit of local government to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following programs:
(2) Rule of construction
(b) Contracts and subawards
A State or unit of local government may, in using a grant under this part for purposes authorized by subsection (a) of this section, use all or a portion of that grant to contract with or make one or more subawards to one or more—
(c) Program assessment component; waiver
(1) Each program funded under this part shall contain a program assessment component, developed pursuant to guidelines established by the Attorney General, in coordination with the National Institute of Justice.
(d) Prohibited uses
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no funds provided under this part may be used, directly or indirectly, to provide any of the following matters:
(1) Any security enhancements or any equipment to any nongovernmental entity that is not engaged in criminal justice or public safety.
(2) Unless the Attorney General certifies that extraordinary and exigent circumstances exist that make the use of such funds to provide such matters essential to the maintenance of public safety and good order—
(A) vehicles (excluding police cruisers), vessels (excluding police boats), or aircraft (excluding police helicopters);
(e) Administrative costs
Not more than 10 percent of a grant made under this part may be used for costs incurred to administer such grant.
The period of a grant made under this part shall be four years, except that renewals and extensions beyond that period may be granted at the discretion of the Attorney General.
(g) Rule of construction
Subparagraph (d)(1) shall not be construed to prohibit the use, directly or indirectly, of funds provided under this part to provide security at a public event, such as a political convention or major sports event, so long as such security is provided under applicable laws and procedures.
Source(Pub. L. 90–351, title I, § 501, as added Pub. L. 109–162, title XI, § 1111(a)(2)(C),Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3095; amended Pub. L. 109–271, § 8(h),Aug. 12, 2006, 120 Stat. 767.)
References in Text
This Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is Pub. L. 90–351, June 19, 1968, 82 Stat. 197, as amended, known as the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3711 of this title and Tables.
For prior sections 501 ofPub. L. 90–351and prior sections 3751 of this title, see notes set out preceding section 3750 of this title.
2006—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 109–271struck out par. (3) which read as follows: “tribal governments.”
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