42 U.S. Code § 3797a - Program authorized
The Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (in this section referred to as the “Director”) is authorized to make grants to States, units of local government, and Indian tribes to provide improved security, including the placement and use of metal detectors and other deterrent measures, at schools and on school grounds.
In awarding grants under this subchapter, the Director shall give preferential consideration, if feasible, to an application from a jurisdiction that has a demonstrated need for improved security, has a demonstrated need for financial assistance, and has evidenced the ability to make the improvements for which the grant amounts are sought.
In awarding grants under this subchapter, the Director shall ensure, to the extent practicable, an equitable geographic distribution among the regions of the United States and among urban, suburban, and rural areas.
The Director may reserve not more than 2 percent from amounts appropriated to carry out this subchapter for administrative costs.
2016—Subsec. (b)(4) to (6). Pub. L. 114–255 added par. (4) and redesignated former pars. (4) and (5) as (5) and (6), respectively.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–271, § 8(j)(1), substituted “The Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (in this section referred to as the ‘Director’)” for “The Attorney General, acting through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services,”.
Pub. L. 109–162 inserted “, acting through the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services,” after “The Attorney General”.
Subsecs. (b) to (f). Pub. L. 109–271, § 8(j)(2), substituted “Director” for “Attorney General” wherever appearing.
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