PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988
102 STAT. 1517
CHAPTER 2—SPECIAL RESEARCH FACILITIES SEC. 6211. AGRICULTURE, STRATEGIC METALS, MINERALS, FORESTRY, AND OCEANS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FACILITIES AND INSTRUMENTATION MODERNIZATION PROGRAM.
Title VII of the Higher Education Act of 1965 is amended by adding new part J: "PART J—AGRICULTURE, STRATEGIC METALS, MINERALS, FORESTRY AND OCEANS COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FACILITIES AND INSTRUMENTATION MODERNIZATION PROGRAM "PROGRAM AUTHORITY
"SEC. 795. (a) PURPOSE.—It is the purpose of this section to help 20 USC ii32j. revitalize college and university academic research programs that specialize in agricultural, strategic metals and minerals, energy, forestry and wood products, and oceanic research by assisting colleges and universities in repair and renovation of their research laboratories and other research facilities and upgrading or replacing outmoded research equipment and instrumentation currently in use at such facilities for agricultural, strategic metals, minerals, energy, forestry, and oceans research. "(b) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED.—The Secretary shall, from the sums available to carry out this section in any fiscal year, establish and carry out a new College and University Research Facilities and Instrumentation Modernization Program for agriculture, strategic metals, minerals, energy, forestry, and oceanic research that will provide assistance for the replacement, repair, or renovation of such institutions' obsolete laboratories, other research facilities, and outmoded equipment and instrumentation. No funds made available under this section may be used for the construction of new facilities. "(c) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.—The College and University Research Facilities and Instrumentation Modernization Program for agriculture, s t r a t ^ c metals, minersds, energy, forestry, and oceans shall be carried out through projects which involve the replacement, repair, or renovation of specinc research facilities and research equipment or instrumentation at colleges and universities. Funds Regulations. shall be awarded competitively, on the basis of specific proposals submitted by colleges and universities, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. The Secretary shall consult with the Secretaries of Agriculture, Interior, Energy, and Commerce and shall obtain their recommendations regarding final proposal funding should they wish to provide such. In no case should this language be construed as granting these Secretaries final authority over funding or the right to hold up funding of acceptable projects. "(d) MATCHING REQUIREMENTS.—Any participating college or
university must provide an amount not exceeding 50 percent of the costs involved from other non-Federal public or private sources. "(e) SELECTION CRITERIA.—The criteria for making an award to any college or university under this part, shall include— "(1) the quality of the research and training to be carried out in the facility or facilities involved; "(2) the congruence of the institution's research activities to be supported with funds awarded under this part with the