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PUBLIC LAW 107-000—MMMM. DD, 2003

PUBLIC LAW 108–7—FEB. 20, 2003

117 STAT. 27

RURAL COMMUNITY ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM

(INCLUDING

TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

For the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1926, 1926a, 1926c, 1926d, and 1932, except for sections 381E–H and 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $907,737,000, to remain available until expended, of which $96,800,000 shall be for rural community programs described in section 381E(d)(1) of such Act; of which $723,217,000 shall be for the rural utilities programs described in sections 381E(d)(2), 306C(a)(2), and 306D of such Act; and of which $87,720,000 shall be for the rural business and cooperative development programs described in sections 381E(d)(3) and 310B(f) of such Act: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated in this account, $24,000,000 shall be for loans and grants to benefit Federally Recognized Native American Tribes, including grants for drinking water and waste disposal systems pursuant to section 306C of such Act, of which $4,000,000 shall be available for community facilities grants to tribal colleges, as authorized by section 306(a)(19) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, and of which $250,000 shall be available for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural community programs, $7,000,000 shall be available for a Rural Community Development Initiative: Provided further, That such funds shall be used solely to develop the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and Federally Recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects to improve housing, community facilities, community and economic development projects in rural areas: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for the Rural Community Development Initiative, not less than $1,000,000 shall be available until expended to carry out a demonstration program on Replicating and Creating Rural Cooperative Home Based Health Care: Provided further, That of the $1,000,000 made available, not less than $200,000 shall be in the form of predevelopment planning grants, not to exceed $50,000 each, with the balance for low-interest revolving loans to be used for capital and other related expenses, and made available to nonprofit based community development organizations: Provided further, That such organizations should demonstrate experience in the administration of revolving loan programs and providing technical assistance to cooperatives: Provided further, That such funds shall be made available to qualified private, nonprofit and public intermediary organizations proposing to carry out a program of financial and technical assistance: Provided further, That such intermediary organizations shall provide matching funds from other sources, including Federal funds for related activities, in an amount not less than funds provided: Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for the rural business and cooperative development programs, not to exceed $500,000 shall be made available for a grant to a qualified national organization to provide technical assistance for rural transportation in order to promote economic development; and $2,000,000 shall be for grants to the Delta Regional Authority (7 U.S.C. 1921 et seq.): Provided further, That of the amount appropriated for rural utilities programs, not to exceed

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