PUBLIC LAW 106-309 —OCT. 17, 2000 114 STAT. 1097 (E) utilization of technical assistance and training to better serve the member-owners. (2) DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES.— Section 111 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151i) is amended by adding at the end the following: "In meeting the requirement of the preceding sentence, specific priority shall be given to the following: "(1) AGRICULTURE. —Technical assistance to low income farmers who form and develop member-owned cooperatives for farm supplies, marketing and value-added processing. "(2) FINANCIAL SYSTEMS.—The promotion of national credit union systems through credit union-to-credit union technical assistance that strengthens the ability of low income people and micro-entrepreneurs to save and to have access to credit for their own economic advancement. "(3) INFRASTRUCTURE. —The support of rural electric and telecommunication cooperatives for access for rural people and villages that lack reliable electric and telecommunications services. "(4) HOUSING AND COMMUNITY SERVICES. —The promotion of community-based cooperatives which provide employment opportunities and important services such as health clinics, self-help shelter, environmental improvements, group-owned businesses, and other activities.". (d) REPORT. —Not later than 6 months after the date of the Deadline, enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the United States 22 USC 2l5ii Agency for International Development, in consultation with the °°*** heads of other appropriate agencies, shall prepare and submit to Congress a report on the implementation of section 111 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 21511), as amended by subsection (c). SEC. 402. FUNDmG OF CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSISTANCE ACTIVI- TIES OF USAID. (a) ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES.—Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for the fiscal year 2001 to carry out chapter 1 of part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.; relating to development assistance), there is authorized to be available at least $60,200,000 to carry out activities of the type carried out by the Global Environment Center of the United States Agency for International Development during fiscal year 2000. (b) ALLOCATION FOR WATER AND COASTAL RESOURCES. —Of the amounts made available under subsection (a), at least $2,500,000 shall be available for water and coastal resources activities under the natural resources management function specified in that subsection. SEC. 403. PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION OF 10 USC 402 note. HUMANITARLAN ASSISTANCE ABROAD BY THE DEPART- MENT OF DEFENSE. (a) PRIORITY FOR DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE.— In processing applications for the transportation of humanitarian assistance abroad under section 402 of title 10, United States Code, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development shall afford a priority to applications for the transportation of disaster relief assistance.
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