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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1366

PUBLIC LAW 98-395—AUG. 21, 1984

Public Law 98-395 98th Congress

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An Act Aug. 21, 1984 [S. 1429] Small Business Development Center Improvement Act of 1984. 15 USC 631 note. 15 USC 648.

To amend the Small Business Act to extend and strengthen the Small Business Development Center Program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the "Small Business Development Center Improvement Act of 1984". SEC. 2. Section 21 of the Small Business Act is amended as follows: (1) by adding at the end of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) the following: "The term of such grants shall be made on a calendar year basis or to coincide with the Federal fiscal year."; (2) by striking paragraph (2) of subsection (a) and inserting the following: "(2) The Small Business Development Center Program shall be under the general management and oversight of the Administration, but with recognition that a partnership exists under this section between the Administration and the applicant for the delivery of assistance to the small business community. Services shall be provided pursuant to a negotiated cooperative agreement with full participation of both parties. "(3) Except as provided in paragraph (4), the Administration shall require, as a condition to any grant (or amendment or modification thereof) made to an applicant under this section that an additional amount (excluding any fees collected from recipients of such assistance) equal to the amount of such grant be provided from sources other than the Federal Government: Provided, That the additional amount shall not include any amount of indirect costs or in-kind contributions paid for under any Federal program, nor shall such indirect costs or in-kind contributions exceed 50 per centum of the non-Federal additional amount: Provided further, That no recipient of funds under this section shall receive a grant which would exceed its pro rata share of a $65,000,000 program based upon the population to be served by the Small Business Development Center as compared to the total population in the United States, or $200,000, whichever is greater. "(4) In lieu of the matching funds required in paragraph (3), the Administration shall require as a condition of any grant (or amendment or modification thereof) made to an applicant under this section, that a matching amount (excluding any fees collected from recipients of such assistance) equal to the amount of such grant be provided from sources other than the Federal Government, to be comprised of not less than 50 per centum cash and not more than 50 per centum of indirect costs and in-kind contributions as follows: "(A) for grants for performance commencing on or after October 1, 1987 if the applicant is located in a State which received its grant for performance under this section on or before August 1, 1984;