Out of the funds of the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, there is appropriated to carry out this section $28,000,000, to remain available until expended.
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7 U.S. Code § 5936a - Support for farm stress programs
(a) In generalThe Secretary shall make grants to State departments of agriculture (or such equivalent department) to expand or sustain stress assistance programs for individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations, including—
programs that meet the criteria specified in section 5936(b)(1) of this title; and
any State initiatives carried out as of December 27, 2020, that provide stress assistance for such individuals.
(b) Grant timing and amountIn making grants under subsection (a), not later than 60 days after December 27, 2020, and subject to subsection (c), the Secretary shall—
(c) State plan
(1) In generalA State department of agriculture seeking a grant under subsection (a) shall submit to the Secretary a State plan to expand or sustain stress assistance programs described in that subsection that includes—
a description of each activity and the estimated amount of funding to support each program and activity carried out through such a program;
an assurance that the State department of agriculture will comply with the reporting requirement under subsection (e).
(3) ReallocationIf, after the first grants are awarded pursuant to allocation under subsection (b), any funds made available under subsection (f) to carry out this subsection remain unobligated, the Secretary shall—
inform States that submit plans as described in subsection (b), of such availability; and
reallocate such funds among such States, as the Secretary determines to be appropriate and equitable.
(d) CollaborationThe Secretary may issue guidance to encourage State departments of agriculture to use funds provided under this section to support programs described in subsection (a) that are operated by—
Indian tribes (as defined in section 5304 of title 25);
State cooperative extension services; and
(e) ReportingNot later than 180 days after the COVID–19 public health emergency ends, each State receiving additional grants under subsection (b) shall submit a report to the Secretary describing—
(g) State definedIn this section, the term “State” means—
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
any other territory or possession of the United States.
Section was enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, and not as part of subtitle H of title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 which comprises this subchapter.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
“In this chapter [chapter 2 (§§ 760–766) of subtitle B of title VII of div. N of Pub. L. 116–260, enacting this section and sections 217b and 9071a of this title and section 473 of Title 21, Food and Drugs, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 9056 of this title]:
The term ‘COVID–19’ means the disease caused by SARS–CoV–2, or any viral strain mutating therefrom with pandemic potential.
The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Agriculture.”