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108 STAT. 1646 PUBLIC LAW 103-306—AUG. 23, 1994 (c) The authority of section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, may be used in fiscal year 1995 to provide defense articles to Jordan, except that the provision of such defense articles shall be subject to section 538 of this Act. PROHIBITION ON PUBLICITY OR PROPAGANDA SEC. 554. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not authorized before the date of enactment of this Act by the Congress. DISADVANTAGED ENTERPRISES Minorities. SEC. 555. (a) Except to the extent that the Administrator of the Agency for International Development determines otherwise, not less than 10 percent of the aggregate amount made available for the current fiscal year for the "Development Assistance Fund", "Population, Development Assistance", and the "Development Fund for Africa" shall be made available only for activities of United States organizations and individuals that are— (1) business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, (2) historically black colleges and universities, (3) colleges and universities having a student body in which more than 40 per centum of the students are Hispanic American, and (4) private voluntary organizations which are controlled by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged. (b)(1) In addition to other actions taken to carry out this section, the actions described in paragraphs (2) through (5) shall be taken with respect to development assistance and assistance for sub- Saharan Africa for the current fiscal year. (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to achieve the goals of this section, the Administrator— (A) to the maximum extent practicable, shall utilize the authority of section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)); (B) to the maximum extent practicable, shall enter into contracts with small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and organizations contained in paragraphs (2) through (4) of subsection (a)— (i) using less than full and open competitive procedures under such terms and conditions as the Administrator deems appropriate, and (ii) using an administrative system for justifications and approvals that, in the Administrator's discretion, may best achieve the purpose of this section; and Regulations. (C) shall issue regulations to require that any contract in excess of $500,000 contain a provision requiring that no less than 10 per centum of the dollar value of the contract be subcontracted to entities described in subsection (a), except— (i) to the extent the Administrator determines otherwise on a case-by-case or category-of-contract basis; and (ii) this subparagraph does not apply to any prime contractor that is an entity described in subsection (a). Contracts. Small business.