42 U.S. Code § 6736 - Authorization of appropriations for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and Virgin Islands
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for each of the five succeeding calendar quarters (beginning with the calendar quarter which begins on July 1, 1977) for the purpose of making payments under this subchapter to Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands, an amount equal to 1 percent of the amount authorized for each such quarter under section 6722(b) of this title.
The governments of the territories are authorized to make payments to local governments within their jurisdiction from sums received under this section as they deem appropriate.
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