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Public Law No: 116-108 (01/24/2020)

 
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Public Law 116-108
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide funding to secure 
       nonprofit facilities from terrorist attacks, and for other 
            purposes. <<NOTE: Jan. 24, 2020 -  [H.R. 2476]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Securing 
American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019. 6 USC 
101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Securing American Nonprofit 
Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019''.
SEC. 2. NONPROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle A of title XX of the Homeland Security Act 
of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:
``SEC. 2009. <<NOTE: 6 USC 609a.>>  NONPROFIT SECURITY GRANT 
                          PROGRAM.

    ``(a) Establishment.--There is established in the Department a 
program to be known as the `Nonprofit Security Grant Program' (in this 
section referred to as the `Program'). Under the Program, the Secretary, 
acting through the Administrator, shall make grants to eligible 
nonprofit organizations described in subsection (b), through the State 
in which such organizations are located, for target hardening and other 
security enhancements to protect against terrorist attacks.
    ``(b) Eligible Recipients.--Eligible nonprofit organizations 
described in this subsection (a) are organizations that are--
            ``(1) described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such 
        Code; and
            ``(2) determined to be at risk of a terrorist attack by the 
        Administrator.

    ``(c) Permitted Uses.--The recipient of a grant under this section 
may use such grant for any of the following uses:
            ``(1) Target hardening activities, including physical 
        security enhancement equipment and inspection and screening 
        systems.
            ``(2) Fees for security training relating to physical 
        security and cybersecurity, target hardening, terrorism 
        awareness, and employee awareness.
            ``(3) Any other appropriate activity, including 
        cybersecurity resilience activities, as determined by the 
        Administrator.

    ``(d) Period of Performance.--The Administrator shall make funds 
provided under this section available for use by a recipient of a grant 
for a period of not less than 36 months.

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    ``(e) Report.--The Administrator shall annually for each of fiscal 
years 2020 through 2024 submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of 
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report containing information on 
the expenditure by each grant recipient of grant funds made under this 
section.
    ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            ``(1) In general.--There is authorized to be appropriated 
        $75 million for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024 to carry 
        out this section.
            ``(2) Specification.--Of the amounts authorized to be 
        appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1)--
                    ``(A) $50 million is authorized for eligible 
                recipients located in jurisdictions that receive funding 
                under section 2003; and
                    ``(B) $25 million is authorized for eligible 
                recipients in jurisdictions not receiving funding under 
                section 2003.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (a) of section 2002 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 603) is amended by striking 
``sections 2003 and 2004'' and inserting ``sections 2003, 2004, and 
2009''.
    (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to section 2008 the following new item:

``Sec. 2009. Nonprofit security grant program.''.

    Approved January 24, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2476 (S. 1539):
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-92 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-89 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs) accompanying S. 1539.
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            June 10, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 19, considered and passed Senate.

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