(a) Definition of designated Federal grant program
In this section, the term "designated Federal grant program" means any Federal grant program that—
(1) provides assistance in the construction or equipping of public works, public service, or development facilities;
(2) the Secretary designates as eligible for an allocation of funds under this section; and
(3) assists projects that are—
(A) eligible for assistance under this subchapter; and
(B) consistent with a comprehensive economic development strategy.
(b) Supplementary grants
Subject to subsection (c), in order to assist eligible recipients in taking advantage of designated Federal grant programs, on the application of an eligible recipient, the Secretary may make a supplementary grant for a project for which the recipient is eligible but for which the recipient cannot provide the required non-Federal share because of the economic situation of the recipient.
(c) Requirements applicable to supplementary grants
(1) Amount of supplementary grants
The share of the project cost supported by a supplementary grant under this section may not exceed the applicable Federal share under section 3144 of this title.
(2) Form of supplementary grants
The Secretary shall make supplementary grants by—
(A) the payment of funds made available under this chapter to the heads of the Federal agencies responsible for carrying out the applicable Federal programs; or
(B) the award of funds under this chapter, which will be combined with funds transferred from other Federal agencies in projects administered by the Secretary.
(3) Federal share limitations specified in other laws
Notwithstanding any requirement as to the amount or source of non-Federal funds that may be applicable to a Federal program, funds provided under this section may be used to increase the Federal share for specific projects under the program that are carried out in areas described in section 3161(a) of this title above the Federal share of the cost of the project authorized by the law governing the program.
2004—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–373, §203(a), added subsec. (b) and struck out heading and text of former subsec. (b). Text read as follows:
"(A) designated Federal grant programs; and
"(B) direct grants authorized under this subchapter."
Subsec. (c)(1), (2). Pub. L. 108–373, §203(b)(1), added pars. (1) and (2) and struck out former pars. (1) and (2), which read as follows:
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 108–373, §203(b)(2), struck out heading and text of par. (4). Text read as follows:
Section effective Feb. 11, 1999, see section 105 of Pub. L. 105–393, set out as a note under section 3121 of this title.