H. R. 3952
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 24, 2019
Ms. Schrier (for herself and Mr. Cox of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 to establish a waiver from the matching requirement for certain grants under the specialty crop research initiative.
Waiver under specialty crop research initiative
Section 412(g)(3) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7632(g)(3)) is amended—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
An entity and inserting
Subject to subparagraph (C), an entity; and
by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
The Secretary may waive the matching funds requirement under subparagraph (A) with respect to a grant made under this section if the Secretary determines that—
the research conducted using grant funds—
will benefit a specific specialty crop; and
are likely to be applicable to agricultural commodities generally, including specialty crops; or
the grant involves scientifically important research; and
the recipient of such grant is unable to satisfy such matching funds requirement.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to grants awarded on or after October 1, 2019.