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Public Law 107-19
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
      To authorize funding for the National 4-H Program Centennial 
            Initiative. <<NOTE: July 10, 2001 -  [S. 657]>> 

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

SECTION 1. NATIONAL 4-H PROGRAM CENTENNIAL INITIATIVE.

    (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.

    Approved July 10, 2001.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 657:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
            June 19, considered and passed Senate.
            June 25, considered and passed House.

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