7 U.S. Code § 8109 - Rural Energy Self-Sufficiency Initiative
The term “eligible rural community” means a community located in a rural area (as defined in section 1991(a)(13)(A) of this title).
The term “Initiative” means the Rural Energy Self-Sufficiency Initiative established under this section.
The Secretary shall establish a Rural Energy Self-Sufficiency Initiative to provide financial assistance for the purpose of enabling eligible rural communities to substantially increase the energy self-sufficiency of the eligible rural communities.
The Secretary shall make grants available under the Initiative to eligible rural communities to carry out an activity described in paragraph (2).
To be considered for a grant, an eligible rural community shall submit an application to the Secretary that describes the ways in which the community would use the grant to carry out an activity described in paragraph (2).
An eligible rural community receiving a grant under the Initiative shall submit to the Secretary a report on the project of the eligible rural community.
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2009 through 2013.
A prior section 8109, Pub. L. 107–171, title IX, § 9011, as added Pub. L. 108–199, div. A, title VII, § 778(b), Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 41, related to research, extension, and educational programs on biobased energy technologies and products, prior to the general amendment of this chapter by Pub. L. 110–246. See section 8114 of this title.
2013—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–240 substituted “2013” for “2012”.