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7 U.S. Code § 3319i - Capacity building grants for NLGCA Institutions

(a) Grant program
(1) In generalThe Secretary shall make competitive grants to NLGCA Institutions to assist the NLGCA Institutions in maintaining and expanding the capacity of the NLGCA Institutions to conduct education, research, and outreach activities relating to—
renewable resources; and
other similar disciplines.
(2) Use of fundsAn NLGCA Institution that receives a grant under paragraph (1) may use the funds made available through the grant to maintain and expand the capacity of the NLGCA Institution
to successfully compete for funds from Federal grants and other sources to carry out educational, research, and outreach activities that address priority concerns of national, regional, State, and local interest;
(B) to disseminate information relating to priority concerns to—
interested members of the agriculture, renewable resources, and other relevant communities;
the public; and
any other interested entity;
to encourage members of the agriculture, renewable resources, and other relevant communities to participate in priority education, research, and outreach activities by providing matching funding to leverage grant funds; and
(D) through—
the purchase or other acquisition of equipment and other infrastructure (not including alteration, repair, renovation, or construction of buildings);
the professional growth and development of the faculty of the NLGCA Institution; and
the development of graduate assistantships.
(b) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as are necessary for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2023.

Editorial Notes

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.


2018—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–334 substituted “2023” for “2018”.

2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–79 substituted “2018” for “2012”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Enactment 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, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.