H.R.4806 - Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1] (Introduced 07/20/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture; Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/04/1994 Referred to the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education and Training. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4806 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4806 To provide land-grant status for certain Indian colleges and institutions. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 20, 1994 Mr. Williams (for himself, Mr. Pomeroy, Ms. English of Arizona, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Swift, Mr. Kildee, Mrs. Meyers of Kansas, Mr. Flake, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Fazio, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Scott, Mr. Minge, Mr. Martinez, Mr. Dellums, and Mr. Gutierrez) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Agriculture and Education and Labor _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To provide land-grant status for certain Indian colleges and institutions. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Equity in Educational Land-Grant Status Act of 1994''. SEC. 2. DEFINITION. As used in this Act, the term ``1994 Institutions'' means any one of the following colleges: (1) Bay Mills Community College. (2) Blackfeet Community College. (3) Cheyenne River Community College. (4) D-Q University. (5) Dullknife Memorial College. (6) Fond Du Lac Community College. (7) Fort Belknap Community College. (8) Fort Berthold Community College. (9) Fort Peck Community College. (10) LacCourte Orielles Ojibwa Community College. (11) Little Big Horn Community College. (12) Little Hoop Community College. (13) Nebraska Indian Community College. (14) Northwest Indian College. (15) Oglala Lakota College. (16) Salish Kootenai College. (17) Sinte Gleska University. (18) Sisseton Wahpeton Community College. (19) Standing Rock College. (20) Stonechild Community College. (21) Turtle Mountain Community College. (22) Navajo Community College. (23) United Tribes Technical College. (24) Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute. (25) Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development. (26) Crownpoint Institute of Technology. (27) Haskell Indian Junior College. (28) Leech Lake Tribal College. (29) College of the Menominee Nation. SEC. 3. LAND-GRANT STATUS FOR 1994 INSTITUTIONS. (a) In General.--1994 Institutions shall be considered land-grant colleges established for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts in accordance with the provisions of the Act of July 2, 1862 (12 Stat. 503; 7 U.S.C. 301-305, 307, and 308) except that this section shall not apply to the Act of May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 372, Chapter 79; 7 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) or the Act of March 2, 1887 (24 Stat. 440, Chapter 314; 7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.). (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--In lieu of extending to 1994 Institutions, the provisions of the Act of July 2, 1862 (12 Stat. 503, chapter 130; 7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), there is authorized to be appropriated $23,000,000 to establish an endowment pursuant to subsection (c) for 1994 Institutions. Amounts appropriated pursuant to this section shall be held and considered to have been granted to 1994 Institutions to establish an Endowment. (c) Endowment.-- (1) In general.--In accordance with this section, the Secretary of the Treasury shall establish a 1994 Institutions Endowment Fund (referred to in this subsection as the ``endowment fund''). The Secretary may enter into such agreements as are necessary to carry out this section. (2) Deposit to the endowment fund.--The Secretary shall deposit in the endowment fund any-- (A) amounts made available by appropriations pursuant to subsection (c) (referred to in this subsection as the ``endowment fund corpus''); and (B) interest earned on the endowment fund corpus. (3) Investments.--The Secretary shall invest the endowment fund corpus and income in interest-bearing obligations of the United States. (4) Withdrawals and expenditures.--The Secretary may not make a withdrawal or expenditure from the endowment fund corpus. On the termination of each fiscal year, the Secretary shall withdraw the amount of income from the endowment fund for the fiscal year, and after making adjustments for the cost of administering the endowment fund, distribute the adjusted income as follows: (A) 60 percent of the adjusted income shall be distributed among the 1994 Institutions on a pro rata basis. The proportionate share of the adjusted income received by a 1994 Institution under this subparagraph shall be based on the Indian student count (as defined in section 390(3) of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2397h(3) or as defined in section 2(a)(7) of the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 1801)) for each Institution for the fiscal year. (B) 40 percent of the adjusted income shall be distributed in equal shares to the 1994 Institutions. SEC. 4. APPROPRIATIONS. (a) Authorization of Appropriations.-- (1) In general.--For each fiscal year, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of the Treasury an amount equal to-- (A) $50,000; multiplied by (B) the number of 1994 Institutions. (2) Payments.--For each fiscal year, the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to the treasurer of each 1994 Institution an amount equal to-- (A) the total amount made available by appropriations pursuant to paragraph (1); divided by (B) the number of 1994 Institutions. (3) Use of funds; requirements.--The amounts authorized to be appropriated under this subsection shall be used in the same manner as is prescribed for colleges under the Act of August 30, 1890 (26 Stat. 417, chapter 841; 7 U.S.C. 322 et seq.), and, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the requirements of such Act shall apply to 1994 Institutions. (b) Authorization of Appropriations for Cooperative Agreements.-- Section 3 of the Act of May 8, 1914 (38 Stat. 373, chapter 79; 7 U.S.C. 343) is amended-- (1) in subsection (b), by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(3) There is authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1995, and for each fiscal year thereafter, for payment on behalf of the 1994 Institutions, $5,000,000 for the purposes set forth in section 2. Such sums shall be in addition to the sums appropriated for the several States and Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam under the provisions of this section. Such sums shall be distributed on the basis of a competitive applications process to be developed and implemented by the Secretary and paid by the Secretary to State institutions established in accordance with the provisions of the Act of July 2, 1862 (12 Stat. 503, chapter 130; 7 U.S.C. 301 et seq.) (other than 1994 Institutions) and administered by such institutions through cooperative agreements with 1994 Institutions in their States in accordance with regulations to be adopted by the Secretary.''; (2) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (g); and (3) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection: ``(f) There shall be no matching requirement for funds made available pursuant to subsection (b)(3).''. SEC. 5. INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS. (a) Definitions.--As used in this section: (1) Federal share.--The term ``Federal share'' means, with respect to a grant awarded under subsection (b), the share of the grant that is provided from Federal funds. (2) Non-federal share.--The term ``non-Federal share'' means, with respect to a grant awarded under subsection (b) the matching funds paid with funds other than funds referred to in paragraph (2), as determined by the Secretary. (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Agriculture. (b) In General.-- (1) Institutional capacity building grants.--For each of fiscal years 1995 through 1999, the Secretary shall make institutional capacity building grants to assist 1994 Institutions with constructing, acquiring, and remodeling buildings, laboratories, and other capital facilities (including fixtures and equipment) necessary to conduct research more effectively in agriculture and sciences. (2) Requirements for grants.--The Secretary shall make grants under this section-- (A) on the basis of a competitive application process under which appropriate officials of 1994 Institutions may submit applications to the Secretary in such form and manner as the Secretary may prescribe; and (B) in such manner as to ensure geographic diversity with respect to the 1994 Institutions that are the subject of the grants. (3) Demonstration of need.--The Secretary shall require, as part of an application for a grant under this subsection, a demonstration of need. The Secretary may only award a grant under this subsection to an applicant that demonstrates a failure to obtain funding for a project after making a reasonable effort to otherwise obtain the funding. (4) Payment of non-federal share.--A grant awarded under this subsection shall be made on the condition that the recipient of the grant pay a non-Federal share in an amount specified by the Secretary. (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Agriculture to carry out this section, $1,700,000 for each of fiscal years 1995 through 1999. <all>