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110 STAT. 3009-177 PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 (c) DESIGNATION OF OTHER COUNTRIES.— The President shall designate other emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe as eligible to receive assistance under the program established under section 203(a) of such Act if such countries— (1) have expressed a clear desire to join NATO; (2) have begun an individualized dialogue with NATO in preparation for accession; (3) are strategically significant to an effective NATO defense; and (4) meet the other criteria outlined in section 203(d)(3) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994 (title II of Public Law 103-447; 22 U.S.C. 1928 note). (d) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. —Nothing in this section precludes the designation by the President of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Albania, Moldova, Ukraine, or any other emerging democracy in Central and Eastern Europe pursuant to section 203(d) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994 as eligible to receive assistance under the program established under section 203(a) of such Act. SEC. 607. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR NATO ENLARGE- MENT ASSISTANCE. (a) IN GENERAL. — There are authorized to be appropriated $60,000,000 for fiscal year 1997 for the program established under section 203(a) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994. (b) AVAILABILITY. —Of the funds authorized to be appropriated by subsection (a)— (1) not less than $20,000,000 shall be available for the cost, as defined in section 502(5) of the Credit Reform Act of 1990, of direct loans pursuant to the authority of section 203(c)(4) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994 (relating to the "Foreign Military Financing Program"); (2) not less than $30,000,000 shall be available for assistance on a grant basis pursuant to the authority of section 203(c)(4) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994 (relating to the "Foreign Military Financing Program"); and (3) not more than $10,000,000 shall be available for assistance pursuant to the authority of section 203(c)(3) of the NATO Participation Act of 1994 (relating to international military education and training). (c) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. — Amounts authorized to be appropriated under this section are authorized to be appropriated in addition to such amounts as otherwise may be available for such purposes. SEC. 608. REGIONAL AIRSPACE INITIATIVE AND PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. (a) IN GENERAL.— To the extent provided in advance in appropriations acts for such purposes, funds described in subsection (b) are authorized to be made available to support the implementation of the Regional Airspace Initiative and the Partnership for Peace Information Management System, including— (1) the procurement of items in support of these programs; and (2) the transfer of such items to countries participating in these programs. (b) FUNDS DESCRIBED.—Funds described in this subsection are funds that are available—