Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/239

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2873 under this section to reimburse participating eligible law enforcement agencies for costs, including salary and fringe benefits, of employing members or former members pursuant to a program referred to in subsection (a). "(2) No grant with respect to an eligible member or former member may exceed a total of $50,000. "(3) Any grant with respect to an eligible member or former member shall be disbursed within 5 years after the date of the placement of a member or former member with a participating eligible law enforcement agency. "(4) Preference in awarding grants through existing law enforcement hiring programs shall be given to State or local law enforcement agencies or Indian tribes that agree to hire eligible members and former members. "(e) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.— Ten percent of the amount, if any, appropriated for a fiscal year to carry out the program established pursuant to subsection (a) may be used to administer the program. "(f) REQUIREMENT FOR APPROPRIATION.—No person may be selected to participate in the program established pursuant to subsection (a) unless a sufficient amount of appropriated funds is available at the time of the selection to satisfy the obligations to be incurred by the United States under an agreement referred to in subsection (a) that applies with respect to the person. "(g) CONDITIONAL EXPANSION OF PLACEMENT TO INCLUDE FIRE- FIGHTERS.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary may expand the placement activities authorized by subsection (a) to include the placement of eligible members and former members and eligible civilian employees of the Department of Defense as firefighters or members of rescue squads or ambulance crews with public fire departments. "(2) The Secretary may implement the expansion authorized by this subsection only if the Secretary certifies to Congress not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 that such expansion will facilitate personnel transition programs of the Department of Defense. The expansion may be made through a program covered by an agreement referred to in subsection (a), if feasible, or in such other manner as the Secretary considers appropriate. "(3) A civilian employee of the Department of Defense shall be eligible to participate in the expanded placement activities authorized under this subsection if the employee, during the sixyear period beginning October 1, 1993, is terminated from such employment as a result of reductions in defense spending or the closure or realignment of a military installation, as determined by the Secretary of Defense.". (2) The item relating to such section in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 58 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "1152. Assistance to eligible members and former members to obtain employment with law enforcement agencies.". (b) FUNDING FOR FISCAL YEAR 1995.— (1) Of the amount made available pursuant to section 1102(a), $25,000,000 shall be available for the placement of members and former members of the Armed Forces as law enforcement officers under section 1152 of title 10, United States Code.