7 U.S. Code § 3362 - Distance education grants for insular areas
The Secretary may make competitive grants to eligible institutions in insular areas to strengthen the capacity of such institutions to carry out distance food and agricultural education programs using digital network technologies.
Funds provided under this section shall not be used for the planning, acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, or repair of a building or facility.
The Secretary may carry out this section in a manner that recognizes the different needs and opportunities for eligible institutions in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The Secretary may establish a requirement that an eligible institution receiving a grant under this section shall provide matching funds from non-Federal sources in an amount equal to not less than 50 percent of the grant.
If the Secretary establishes a matching requirement under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall retain an option to waive the requirement for an eligible institution for any fiscal year if the Secretary determines that the institution will be unlikely to meet the matching requirement for the fiscal year.
2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–79, § 7127(a)(1), struck out “or noncompetitive” after “competitive”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 113–79, § 7127(a)(2), substituted “section—” for “section such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2012.” and added pars. (1) and (2).
2008—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 110–246, § 7143(a), substituted “2012” for “2007”.
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