Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 1.djvu/830

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106 STAT. 798 PUBLIC LAW 102-325—JULY 23, 1992 for fiscal year 1993 and such sums as may be necessary for each of the 4 succeedingfiscalyears.". PART B—HIGHER EDUCATION TRIBAL GRANT AUTHORIZATION ACT 25 USC 3301. SEC. 1311. SHORT TITLE. This part may be cited as the "Higher Education Tribal Grant Authorization Act". 25 USC 3302. SEC. 1312. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that— (1) there are increasing numbers of Indian students quaUfy- ing for postsecondary education, and there are increasing numbers desiring to go to postsecondary institutions; (2) the needs of these students far outpace the resources avgdlable currently; ^ (3) Indian tribes have shown an increasing interest in administering programs serving these individuals and making decisions on these programs reflecting their determinations of the tribal and human needs; (4) the contracting process under the Indian Self-Determination and Education.^sistance Act has provided a mechanism for the majority of the tribes to assume control over this programfi*omthe Bureau of Indian Affairs; (5) however, inherent limitations in the contracting philosophy and mechsmism, coupled with cimibersome administrative procedures developed by the.Bureau of Indian Affairs have effectively limited the efficiency and effectiveness of these programs; (6) the provision of these services in the most effective and efficient form possible is necessary for tribes, the country, and the individuals to be served; and (7) these services are part of the Federal Government's continuing trust responsibility to provide education services to American Indian and Alaska Natives. ^ 25 USC 3303. SEC. 1313. PROGRAM AUTHORITY. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Secretary shall,fromthe amounts appropriated for the purpose of supporting higher education grants for Indian students under the authority of the Act of November 2, 1921, popularly known as the Snyder Act (25 U.S.C. 13), make grants to Indian tribes in accordance with the requirements of this part to permit those tribes to provide financial assistance to individual Indian students for the cost of attendance at institutions of higher education. (b) LIMITATION ON SECRETARY'S AUTHORITY. —The Secretary shall not place any restrictions on the use of funds provided to an Indian tribe under this part that is not expressly authorized by this part. (c) EFFECT ON FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITIES. —The provisions of this part shall not affect any trust responsibilities of the Federal Government. (d) No TERMINATION FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CONVENIENCE.— Grants provided under this part may not be terminated, modified, suspended, or reduced only for the convenience of the administering agency.