102 STAT. 2876
Federal Register, publication.
PUBLIC LAW 100-570—OCT. 31, 1988
(A) funds to carry out the Program will be awarded only on the basis of merit after a comprehensive review using established Foundation procedures; (B) the membership of merit review panels that assess proposals will be broadly representative of eligible institutions, including research universities and predominantly undergraduate and minority institutions; (C) the institution receiving an award shall provide at least 50 percent of the cost, in cash or in kind, fairly evaluated, of the repair, renovation, or replacement involved and shall provide this contribution from private or non-Federal public sources, except that the Director may accept a match of less than 50 percent, but at least 30 percent, for institutions which are not ranked among the top 100 of the institutions receiving Federal research and development funding, as documented in the latest annual report of the Foundation entitled "Federal Support to Universities, C o l l i e s, and Selected Nonprofit Institutions"; and (D) to the extent practicable, eligible institutions of a given type will compete against similar institutions for Program awards. Oi) The Director shall conduct comprehensive planning activities, including surve3rs of research facility needs and other informationgathering activities, necessary to implement the Program and to develop the procedures called for under subsection (a) of this section. (c) ftior to the issuance of the comprehensive plan required by subsection (d) of this section, and consistent with the Program criteria set forth in section 203(c) of this Act, the Director shall publish in the Federal Register proposed P r c ^ a m guidelines for public review for a comment period of 30 da3rs. Such guidelines shall provide detailed information on eligibility, criteria, terms, and conditions and shall include, but not be limited to— (1) definitions for the terms "institutions of higher education", "private non-profit research organizations", "research museums, "consortia", "facilities", "facilities primarily devoted to research", "instrumentation", "equipment", "repair", "renovation", and "replacement"; (2) selection criteria to be used by the Foundation in evaluating proposals from institutions and consortia thereof, including criteria for evaluating scientific merit and for evaluating the age and condition of existing research facilities; and (3) requirements for matehing a Program award with contributions from non-Federal sources. (d) The Director, after gathering appropriate information and after considering comments on the proposed Program guidelines published in the Federal Register pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, shall develop a comprehensive plan for the Program that— (1) defines the appropriate roles and responsibilities of the Federal Government, institutions of higher education. State governments, private foundations, and other appropriate organizations; (2) states what procedures will be used to ensure that predominantly undergraduate institutions and colleges and universities that historically have received little Federal research and development funding will receive substantial percent£^es of the funds awarded under this title; (3) s t a t ^ the estimated percentage of Program funds available for each c a t ^ o r y of eligible institutions, including