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H.R. 3952: 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.


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3952

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Cox of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

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.

1.

Waiver under specialty crop research initiative

(a)

In general

Section 412(g)(3) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7632(g)(3)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A), by striking An entity and inserting Subject to subparagraph (C), an entity; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(C)

Waiver

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—

(i)

the research conducted using grant funds—

(I)

will benefit a specific specialty crop; and

(II)

are likely to be applicable to agricultural commodities generally, including specialty crops; or

(ii)
(I)

the grant involves scientifically important research; and

(II)

the recipient of such grant is unable to satisfy such matching funds requirement.

.

(b)

Application

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to grants awarded on or after October 1, 2019.