7 U.S. Code § 3315 - Auditing, reporting, bookkeeping, and administrative requirements
To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary, for purposes of supporting ongoing research and information dissemination activities, including supporting research and those activities through co-locating scientists and other technical personnel, sharing of laboratory and field equipment, and providing financial support, shall enter into grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, or other legal instruments with former Department of Agriculture agricultural research facilities.
The Secretary may retain, for the administration of community food projects under section 2034 of this title, 4 percent of amounts available for the projects, notwithstanding the availability of any appropriation for administrative expenses of the projects.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law regarding a competitive research, education, or extension grant program of the Department of Agriculture, the Secretary may use grant program funds, as necessary, to supplement funds otherwise available for program administration, to pay for the costs associated with peer review of grant proposals under the program.
In any law relating to agricultural research, education, or extension activities administered by the Secretary, the term “in-kind support”, with regard to a requirement that the recipient of funds provided by the Secretary match all or part of the amount of the funds, means contributions such as office space, equipment, and staff support.
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For definition of “this chapter”, referred to in subsec. (a), see note set out under section 3102 of this title.
Sections 450i(e), 450i(f), and 450i(h) of this title, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), were redesignated as sections 450i(f), 450i(g), and 450i(i), respectively, by Pub. L. 101–624, title XIV, § 1497(1), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3630.
2014—Subsecs. (b) to (e). Pub. L. 113–79 added subsec. (b) and redesignated former subsecs. (b) to (d) as (c) to (e), respectively.
2008—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 110–246, § 7132(b), substituted “made available” for “appropriated”.
1998—Pub. L. 105–185, § 230(b)(1), reenacted section catchline without change, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), and inserted heading.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 105–185, § 230(b)(2), added par. (3) and struck out former par. (3) which read as follows: “three per centum of the appropriations shall be retained by the Secretary for the administration of the programs authorized under this chapter; and”.
Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 105–185, § 230(b)(3), added subsecs. (b) to (d).
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
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