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[121 STAT. 513]
[121 STAT. 513]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007

121 STAT. 513

(i) by striking ‘‘2005 and 2006’’ and inserting ‘‘2007 and 2008’’; and (ii) by striking ‘‘pilot’’. (2) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 1(b) of such Act is amended, in the table of contents, by striking the item relating to section 7113 and inserting after section 7112 the following new item: ‘‘7113. Program to provide grants to American-sponsored schools in predominantly Muslim countries to provide scholarships.’’.

Subtitle B—Democracy and Development in the Broader Middle East Region SEC. 2021. MIDDLE EAST FOUNDATION.

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(a) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this section are to support, through the provision of grants, technical assistance, training, and other programs, in the countries of the broader Middle East region, the expansion of— (1) civil society; (2) opportunities for political participation for all citizens; (3) protections for internationally recognized human rights, including the rights of women; (4) educational system reforms; (5) independent media; (6) policies that promote economic opportunities for citizens; (7) the rule of law; and (8) democratic processes of government. (b) MIDDLE EAST FOUNDATION.— (1) DESIGNATION.—The Secretary of State is authorized to designate an appropriate private, nonprofit organization that is organized or incorporated under the laws of the United States or of a State as the Middle East Foundation (referred to in this section as the ‘‘Foundation’’). (2) FUNDING.— (A) AUTHORITY.—The Secretary of State is authorized to provide funding to the Foundation through the Middle East Partnership Initiative of the Department of State. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Foundation shall use amounts provided under this paragraph to carry out the purposes specified in subsection (a), including through making grants, using such funds as an endowment, and providing other assistance to entities to carry out programs for such purposes. (B) FUNDING FROM OTHER SOURCES.—In determining the amount of funding to provide to the Foundation, the Secretary of State shall take into consideration the amount of funds that the Foundation has received from sources other than the United States Government. (3) NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES.—The Secretary of State shall notify the appropriate congressional committees of the designation of an appropriate organization as the Foundation. (c) GRANTS FOR PROJECTS.— (1) FOUNDATION TO MAKE GRANTS.—The Secretary of State shall enter into an agreement with the Foundation that requires

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