U.S. Code, Title 7, Agriculture

Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 2009aa–3. Supplements to Federal Grant Programs

(a) Finding

     Congress finds that certain States and local communities of the region, including local development districts, may be unable to take maximum advantage of Federal grant programs for which the States and communities are eligible because—

     (1) they lack the economic resources to meet the required matching share; or

     (2) there are insufficient funds available under the applicable Federal grant law authorizing the program to meet pressing needs of the region.

(b) Federal grant program funding

     In accordance with subsection (c) of this section, the Federal cochairperson may use amounts made available to carry out this subchapter, without regard to any limitations on areas eligible for assistance or authorizations for appropriation under any other Act, to fund all or any portion of the basic Federal contribution to a project or activity under a Federal grant program in the region in an amount that is above the fixed maximum portion of the cost of the project otherwise authorized by applicable law, but not to exceed 90 percent of the costs of the project (except as provided in section 2009aa–5(b) of this title).

(c) Certification

(1) In general

     In the case of any program or project for which all or any portion of the basic Federal contribu