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PUBLIC LAW 103-433—OCT. 31, 1994 108 STAT. 4519 (4) preparation of educational materials to interpret the historical and archeological resources of the Delta Region; (5) preparation of surveys and archeological and historical investigations of sites, structures, and artifacts relating to the Delta Region, including the preparation of reports, maps, and other related activities. (c) GRANTS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.— (1) The Secretary is authorized to award grants to qualified tribal, governmental and non-governmental entities and individuals to assist the Secretary in carrying out those elements of the program which the Secretary deems appropriate. (2) The Secretary is further authorized to award grants and provide other types of technical and financial assistance to such entities and individuals to conserve and protect historic and archeological sites and structures in the Delta Region identified in the program prepared pursuant to this section. (d) DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. —The Secretary shall establish a national demonstration project for the conservation and curation of the archeological records and collections of Federal and State management agencies in the Delta Region. SEC. 1108. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this title. TITLE XII—NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK SEC. 1201. SHORT TITLE. This title may be cited as the "New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Act of 1994". SEC. 1202. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE. (a) FINDINGS. — The Congress finds that: (1) Jazz is the United States' most widely recognized indigenous music and art form. Congress previously recognized jazz in 1987 through Senate Concurrent Resolution 57 as a rare , and valuable national treasure of international importance.

(2) The city of New Orleans is widely recognized as the birthplace of jazz. In and around this city, cultural and musical elements blended to form the unique American music that is known as New Orleans jazz, which is an expression of the cultural diversity of the lower Mississippi Delta Region. (3) Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve was established to commemorate the cultural diversity of the lower Mississippi Delta Region including a range of cultural expressions like jazz. (b) PURPOSE.— In furtherance of the need to recognize the value and importance of jazz, it is the purpose of this title to establish a New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park to pres-srve the origins, early history, development and progression of jazz; provide visitors with opportunities to experience the sights, sounds, and places where jazz evolved; and implement innovative ways of establishing jazz educational partnerships that will help to ensure that jazz continues as a vital element of the culture of New Orleans and our Nation. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Act of 1994. Cultural preservation. 16 USC 410bbb note. 16 USC 410bbb.