42 U.S. Code § 8626b - Residential Energy Assistance Challenge option (R.E.A.Ch.)
For each fiscal year, the Secretary may allocate not more than 25 percent of the amount made available pursuant to section 8621(d) of this title for such fiscal year to a R.E.A.Ch. fund for the purpose of making incentive grants to States that submit qualifying plans that are approved by the Secretary as R.E.A.Ch. initiatives. States may use such grants for the costs of planning, implementing, and evaluating the initiative.
Not later than May 31, 1995, the Secretary shall establish criteria for approving State plans required by subsection (a) of this section, for energy efficiency education quality standards described in subsection (b)(2)(A) of this section, and for the distribution of funds to States with approved plans.
Notwithstanding the limitations of section 8624(b) of this title regarding the authority of the Secretary with respect to plans, the Secretary may require a State to provide appropriate documentation that its R.E.A.Ch. activities conform to the State plan as approved by the Secretary.
The State may designate all or part of the State, or all or part of the client population, as a focus of its R.E.A.Ch. initiative.
Each State plan shall include each of the elements described in paragraph (2), to be met by State and local agencies.
None of the costs of providing services or benefits under this section shall be considered to be an administrative cost or function for purposes of any limitation on administrative costs or functions contained in this subchapter.
The Energy Conservation and Production Act, referred to in subsec. (e)(2)(B)(iii), is Pub. L. 94–385, Aug. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1125, as amended. Part A of title IV of the Act is classified generally to part A (§ 6861 et seq.) of subchapter III of chapter 81 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 6801 of this title and Tables.
1998—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 105–285, § 308(c), substituted “For each fiscal year” for “For each of the fiscal years 1996 through 1999”.
Subsec. (e)(2)(E) to (H). Pub. L. 105–285, § 308(d)(1)(A), redesignated subpars. (F) to (I) as (E) to (H), respectively.
Subsec. (e)(2)(I). Pub. L. 105–285, § 308(d)(1)(A), redesignated subpar. (J) as (I). Former subpar. (I) redesignated (H).
Subsec. (e)(2)(I)(i). Pub. L. 105–285, § 308(d)(1)(B), substituted “of” for “on”.
Subsec. (e)(2)(J) to (N). Pub. L. 105–285, § 308(d)(1)(A), redesignated subpars. (K) to (N) as (J) to (M), respectively.
Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 105–285, § 308(d)(2), redesignated subsec. (g) as (f).