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16 U.S.C. 1704

TITLE 16--CONSERVATION

CHAPTER 37--YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS AND PUBLIC LANDS CORPS

SUBCHAPTER I--YOUTH CONSERVATION CORPS



Sec. 1704. Grants to States


(a) Projects for preservation of non-Federal public lands and waters;
``States'' defined

The Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture shall
jointly establish a program under which grants shall be made to States
to assist them in meeting the cost of projects for the employment of
young men and women to develop, preserve, and maintain non-Federal
public lands and waters within the States. For purposes of this section,
the term ``States'' includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Trust Territory of the
Pacific Islands, and American Samoa.

(b) Application requirements for grants; approval by Secretaries

(1) No grant may be made under this section unless an application
therefor has been submitted to, and approved by, the Secretary of the
Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture. Such application shall be in
such form, and submitted in such manner, as the Secretaries shall
jointly by regulation prescribe, and shall contain--
(A) assurances satisfactory to the Secretaries that individuals
employed under the project for which the application is submitted
shall (i) have attained the age of fifteen but not attained the age
of nineteen, (ii) be permanent residents of the United States or its
territories, possessions, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific
Islands, (iii) be employed without regard to the personnel laws,
rules, and regulations applicable to full-time employees of the
applicant, (iv) be employed for a period of not more than ninety
days in any calendar year, and (v) be employed without regard to
their sex or social, economic, or racial classification; and
(B) such other information as the Secretaries may jointly by
regulation prescribe.

(2) The Secretaries may approve applications which they determine
(A) to meet the requirements of paragraph (1), and (B) are for projects
which will further the development, preservation, or maintenance of non-
Federal public lands or waters within the jurisdiction of the applicant.

(c) Limitation on the amount of grant

(1) The amount of any grant under this section shall be determined
jointly by the Secretaries, except that no grant for any project may
exceed 80 per centum of the cost (as determined by the Secretaries) of
such project.
(2) Payments under grants under this section may be made in advance
or by way of reimbursement and at such intervals and on such conditions
as the Secretaries find necessary.

(d) Appropriation percentage

Thirty per centum of the sums appropriated under section 1706 of
this title for any fiscal year shall be made available for grants under
this section for such fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 91-378, title I, Sec. 104, formerly Sec. 4, Aug. 13, 1970, 84
Stat. 796; Pub. L. 92-597, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1320; Pub. L. 93-408,
Sept. 3, 1974, 88 Stat. 1067; renumbered title I, Sec. 104, and amended
Pub. L. 103-82, title I, Sec. 105(1), (3), (5), Sept. 21, 1993, 107
Stat. 848.)


Amendments

1993--Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103-82, Sec. 105(5), made technical
amendment to reference to section 1706 of this title to reflect
renumbering of corresponding section of original act.
1974--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93-408 substituted ``jointly establish a
program'' for ``jointly establish a pilot grant program''.
1972--Pub. L. 92-579 substituted provisions relating to pilot grant
program for State projects for provisions relating to Secretarial
reports.


Effective Date of 1993 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103-82 effective Oct. 1, 1993, see section 123
of Pub. L. 103-82, set out as a note under section 1701 of this title.

Termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

For termination of Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, see note
set out preceding section 1681 of Title 48, Territories and Insular
Possessions.


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