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S. 657 (107th): A bill to authorize funding for the National 4-H Program Centennial Initiative.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 26, 2001 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred Seventh Congress

of the

United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,

the third day of January, two thousand and one

An Act

To authorize funding for the National 4-H Program Centennial Initiative.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    (a) FINDINGS- Congress finds that--

      (1) the 4-H Program is 1 of the largest youth development organizations operating in each of the 50 States and over 3,000 counties;

      (2) the 4-H Program is promoted by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service and land-grant colleges and universities;

      (3) the 4-H Program is supported by public and private resources, including the National 4-H Council; and

      (4) in celebration of the centennial of the 4-H Program in 2002, the National 4-H Council has proposed a public-private partnership to develop new strategies for youth development for the next century in light of an increasingly global and technology-oriented economy and ever-changing demands and challenges facing youth in widely diverse communities.

    (b) GRANT-

      (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Agriculture may provide a grant to the National 4-H Council to pay the Federal share of the cost of--

        (A) conducting a program of discussions through meetings, seminars, and listening sessions on the National, State, and local levels regarding strategies for youth development; and

        (B) preparing a report that--

          (i) summarizes and analyzes the discussions;

          (ii) makes specific recommendations of strategies for youth development; and

          (iii) proposes a plan of action for carrying out those strategies.

      (2) COST SHARING-

        (A) IN GENERAL- The Federal share of the cost of the program under paragraph (1) shall be 50 percent.

        (B) FORM OF NON-FEDERAL SHARE- The non-Federal share of the cost of the program under paragraph (1) may be paid in the form of cash or the provision of services, material, or other in-kind contributions.

      (3) AMOUNT- The grant made under this subsection shall not exceed $5,000,000.

    (c) REPORT- The National 4-H Council shall submit any report prepared under subsection (b) to the President, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate.

    (d) FUNDING- The Secretary may fund the grant authorized by this section from--

      (1) funds made available under subsection (e); and

      (2) notwithstanding subsections (c) and (d) of section 793 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 2204f), funds from the Account established under section 793(a) of that Act.

    (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.