PUBLIC LAW 95-28—MAY 13, 1977 at the end thereof the following new sentence: "The Secretary may waive the application of the first sentence of this subsection to any State which receives a minimum allocation pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (a) of this section." (c) Subsection (d) of section 108 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(d) Whenever a State or local government submits applications for grants under this Act for two or more projects, such State or local government shall submit as part of such applications its priority for each such pioject.". (d) Subsection (e) of section 108 of such Act is amended by striking out "of direct benefit to," and all that follows down through and including the period at the end of the sentence and inserting in lieu thereof: "to be constructed in such community or neighborhood.". . (e) Subsection (f) of section 108 of such Act is hereby repealed. (f) Section 108 of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: "(h)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Secretary shall not consider or approve or make a grant for any project for which any application was not submitted for a grant under this Act on or before December 23, 1976. " (2) The Secretary may receive applications for grants for projects under this Act— "(A) from the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; f "(B) from Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages; "(C) from any applicant to use any allocation which may be made pursuant to regulation, to the extent necessary to expend
such allocation, if a sufficient number of applications were not
submitted on or before December 23, 1976, to use such allocation. "(i) The Secretary may allow any applicant which has received a grant for a project under this Act to substitute one or more projects for such project if in the judgment of the Secretary (1) the Federal cost in the aggregate of such substituted project or projects does not exceed such grant, (2) such substituted project or projects comply with section 106(d) of this Act, and (3) such substituted project or projects will in fact aid in alleviating drought or other emergency or disasterrelated conditions or damage. Section 106(a) of this Act shall not apply to projects substituted under this subsection. " (j) Notwithstanding subsection (h)(1) of this section, grants may be made from appropriations made under section 111 of this Act after September 30, 1977, to States or local governments for projects for the construction, renovation, repair, or other improvements of health care or rehabilitation facilities owned and operated by private nonprofit entities.". SEC. 108. The first sentence of section 109 of the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 is amended by striking out "by contractors or subcontractors". SEC. 109. Section 111 of the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 is amended by striking out $2,000,000,000 for the period ending September 30, 1977," and inserting in lieu thereof "$6,000,000,000 for the period ending December 31, 1978,". SEC. 110. (a) The Secretary of Commerce is authorized and directed to study public works investment in the United States and the implications for the future of recent trends in such investment. (b) The study authorized by this section shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
91 STAT. 119
42 USC 6707.
Ante, p. 118.
Post, p. 120.
42 USC 6708. 42 USC 6710.
Public works investment, study. 42 USC 6701 note.