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Public Law No: 116-107 (01/17/2020)

 
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Public Law 116-107
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To permit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program 
 to conduct cemetery research and produce educational materials for the 
    Veterans Legacy Program. <<NOTE: Jan. 17, 2020 -  [H.R. 2385]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 38 USC 2400 note.>>  GRANTS FOR CEMETERY 
                              RESEARCH AND THE PRODUCTION OF 
                              EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS.

    (a) Grants Authorized.--
            (1) In general.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs may 
        establish a grant program to conduct cemetery research and 
        produce educational materials for the Veterans Legacy Program.
            (2) <<NOTE: Determinations.>>  Eligible recipients.--The 
        Secretary may award a grant under this section to any of the 
        following entities:
                    (A) An institution of higher learning.
                    (B) A local education agency.
                    (C) A non-profit entity that the Secretary 
                determines has a demonstrated history of community 
                engagement.
                    (D) Another recipient the Secretary determines to be 
                appropriate.
            (3) Use of funds.--A recipient of a grant under this section 
        may use the grant amount to--
                    (A) conduct research related to national, State, or 
                Tribal veterans' cemeteries;
                    (B) produce education materials that teach about the 
                history of veterans interred in national, State, or 
                Tribal veterans' cemeteries; and
                    (C) promote community engagement with the histories 
                of veterans interred in national, State, or Tribal 
                veterans' cemeteries.
            (4) Maximum amount.--A grant awarded under this section may 
        not exceed $500,000.

    (b) Regulations.--If the Secretary establishes a grant program under 
this section, the Secretary shall prescribe regulations regarding--
            (1) <<NOTE: Evaluation.>> the evaluation of applications for 
        grants under the program; and
            (2) administration of the program.

    (c) <<NOTE: Determination.>>  Report Required.--Not later than 2 
years after the Secretary establishes a grant program under this 
section, the Secretary shall submit to the committees on Veterans' 
Affairs of the House

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of Representatives and the Senate a report regarding the determination 
of the Secretary whether the grant program is a financially effective 
means to promote the purposes in subsection (a)(3).

    (d) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) The term ``Veterans Legacy Program'' means the program 
        of the National Cemetery Administration that is responsible for 
        providing engagement and educational tools and opportunities to 
        the public regarding the service and sacrifice of veterans 
        interred in national, State, or Tribal veterans' cemeteries.
            (2) The term ``institution of higher learning'' has the 
        meaning given that term in section 3452(f) of title 38, United 
        States Code.
            (3) The term ``local educational agency'' has the meaning 
        given that term in section 8101 of the Elementary and Secondary 
        Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 7801).

    Approved January 17, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2385:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-179 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            Oct. 15, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 19, considered and passed Senate.

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