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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 1294

PUBLIC LAW 99-498—OCT. 17, 1986 "DURATION OF GRANT

20 USC 1059.

"SEC. 313. (a) GENERAL RULE.—The Secretary may award a grant

to an eligible institution under this part for— "(1) not to exceed 3 years; "(2) not to exceed 4 years; or "(3) not to exceed 5 years. "(b) PROHIBITION.—An eligible institution that is awarded a grant— "(1) under paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall not be eligible to receive a grant under this part during the 4 years immediately following the period that it received such grant; and "(2) under paragraph (3) of subsection (a) shall not be eligible to receive a grant under this part during the 5 years immediately following the period that it received such grant. "(c) PLANNING GRANTS.—Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary may award a grant to an eligible institution under this part for a period of one year for the purpose of preparation of plans and applications for a grant under this part. "PART B—STRENGTHENING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES "FINDINGS AND PURPOSES

20 USC 1060.

7 USC 301 note.

"SEC. 321. The Congress finds that— "(1) the historically Black colleges and universities have contributed significantly to the effort to attain equal opportunity through postsecondary education for Black, low-income, and educationally disadvantaged Americans; "(2) States and the Federal Government have discriminated in the allocation of land and financial resources to support Black public institutions under the Morrill Act of 1862 and its progeny, and against public and private Black colleges and universities in the award of Federal grants and contracts, and the distribution of Federal resources under this Act and other Federal programs which benefit institutions of higher education; "(3) the current state of Black colleges and universities is partly attributable to the discriminatory action of the States and the Federal Government and this discriminatory action requires the remedy of enhancement of Black postsecondary institutions to ensure their continuation and participation in fulfilling the Federal mission of equality of educational opportunity; and "(4) financial assistance to establish or strengthen the physical plants, financial management, academic resources, and endowments of the historically Black colleges and universities are appropriate methods to enhance these institutions and facilitate a decrease in reliance on governmental financial support and to encourage reliance on endowments and private sources. "DEFINITIONS

20 USC 1061.

"SEC. 322. For the purpose of this part: "(1) The term 'graduate' means an individual who has attended an institution for at least three semesters and fulfilled