7 U.S. Code § 3310a. Research equipment grants

(a) In general

The Secretary may make competitive grants for the acquisition of special purpose scientific research equipment for use in the food and agricultural sciences programs of eligible institutions.

(b) Maximum amount

The amount of a grant made to an eligible institution under this section may not exceed $500,000.

(c) Prohibition on charge or equipment as indirect costsThe cost of acquisition or depreciation of equipment purchased with a grant under this section shall not be—
(1)
charged as an indirect cost against another Federal grant; or
(2)
included as part of the indirect cost pool for purposes of calculating the indirect cost rate of an eligible institution.
(d) Eligible institutions definedIn this section, the term “eligible institution” means—
(1)
a college or university; or
(2)
a State cooperative institution.
(e) Authorization of appropriations

There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2019 through 2023.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 3310a, Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1462A, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VII, § 7402, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 456; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, § 7133, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1228; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VII, § 7133, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1989, related to research equipment grants, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 113–79, title VII, § 7118, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 875.