PUBLIC LAW 101-441—OCT. 18, 1990 104 STAT. 1017 Public Law 101-441 101st Congress An Act To amend Public Law 99-647, establishing the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, to authorize the Commission to take immediate Oct. 18, 1990 action in furtherance of its purposes and to increase the authorization of appropria- [S. 830] tions for the Commission. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN. Section 8 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor in Massachusetts and Rhode Island", approved November 10, 1986 (Public Law 99-647, 16 U.S.C. 461 note) (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), is amended by inserting the following at the end thereof: "(c)(1) In furtherance of the purposes of this Act, the Secretary is Historic authorized to undertake a limited experimental program of finan- preservation. cial assistance for the purpose of providing demonstration funds for projects within the corridor which exhibit national significance or provide a wide spectrum of historic, recreational, or environmental education opportunities to the general public in a manner consistent with the purposes of this Act. "(2) Applications for funds under this section shall be made to the Secretary through the Commission. Each application shall include the recommendation of the Commission and its findings as to how the project proposed to be funded will further the purposes of this Act. "(3) The Secretary is authorized to provide funds for the following purposes— "(A) preservation and restoration of properties on or eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places; "(B) design and development of interpretive exhibits to encourage public understanding of the resources of the Blackstone Vadley; and "(C) cultural programs and environmental education programs related to environmental awareness or historic preservation. "(4) Funds made available pursueuit to this subsection shall not exceed 50 percent of the total costs of the project to be funded. In making such funds available, the Secretary shall give consideration to projects which provide a greater leverage of Federal funds. Any payment made shall be subject to an agreement that conversion, use, or disposal of the project so assisted for purposes contrary to the purposes of this Act, as determined by the Secretary, shall result in a right of the United States of compensation of all funds made available to such project or the proportion of the increased value of the project attributable to such funds as determined at the time of such conversion, use, or disposal, whichever is greater.".