7 U.S. Code § 1726c - Local and regional food aid procurement projects
In accordance with paragraph (2), the Secretary shall provide grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements with, eligible organizations to carry out field-based projects that consist of local or regional procurements of eligible commodities to respond to food crises and disasters in accordance with this section.
Any eligible commodity that is procured for a field-based project carried out under subsection (b) shall be procured through any approach or methodology that the Secretary considers to be an effective approach or methodology to provide adequate information regarding the manner by which to expedite, to the maximum extent practicable, the provision of food aid to affected populations without significantly increasing commodity costs for low-income consumers who procure commodities sourced from the same markets at which the eligible commodity is procured.
Any other applicable requirement relating to the submission of proposals for consideration shall apply to the submission of an application required under subparagraph (A), as determined by the Secretary.
A portion of the funds provided under this subsection shall be made available for field-based projects that provide development assistance for a period of not less than 1 year.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $80,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(1)(A), (B), substituted “Field-based projects” for “Study; field-based projects” in heading, struck out par. (2) designation and heading, redesignated subpars. (A) and (B) of former par. (2) as pars. (1) and (2), respectively, and struck out former par. (1) which required a study of prior local and regional procurements for food aid programs and a report to Congress.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(1)(C), substituted “paragraph (2)” for “subparagraph (B)”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(1)(D), substituted “paragraph (1)” for “subparagraph (A)”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(2), substituted “subsection (b)” for “subsection (b)(2)”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(3), (4), redesignated subsec. (e) as (d) and struck out former subsec. (d) which related to regulations and guidelines.
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(5)(A), struck out subpar. (A) designation and heading, redesignated cls. (i) and (ii) of former subpar. (A) as subpars. (A) and (B), respectively, substituted “subparagraph (A)” for “clause (i)” in subpar. (B), and struck out former subpar. (B). Prior to amendment, text of subpar. (B) read as follows: “To be eligible to receive a grant from, or enter into a cooperative agreement with, the Secretary under this subsection, an eligible organization shall agree—
“(i) to collect by September 30, 2011, data containing the information required under subsection (f)(1)(B) relating to the field-based project funded through the grant; and
“(ii) to provide to the Secretary the data collected under clause (i).”
Subsec. (d)(4). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(5)(B), struck out par. (4). Text read as follows: “The Secretary shall not award a grant to any eligible organization under paragraph (1) until the date on which the Secretary promulgates regulations or issues guidelines under subsection (d)(1)”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(6), added subsec. (e). Former subsec. (e) redesignated (d).
Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 113–79, § 3207(3), struck out subsecs. (f) and (g) which related, respectively, to independent evaluations of field-based projects and report to Congress and to Commodity Credit Corporation funding and funding amounts for fiscal years 2009 through 2012.
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