Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/241

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337 —OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2875 (D) satisfies such other criteria for selection as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe. (d) STIPEND FOR PARTICIPANTS.— A member of the Armed Forces or a civiHan employee of the Department of Defense who participates in a cooperative arrangement established under the pilot program shall be eligible to receive an educational stipend in the same amount as provided under paragraph (1) of subsection (g) of section 1151 of title 10, United States Code, subject to the conditions specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) of such subsection and section 1598(e)(2) of such title. (e) ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. —The Secretary of Defense shall cover the reasonable management costs of the pilot program incurred by the non-Federal entities participating in the cooperative arrangements established under the pilot program. (f) DEFINITIONS. —For purposes of this section: (1) The term "bilingual" means the ability to communicate in both English and another language. (2) The term "State" includes the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Palau, and the Virgin Islands. (g) FUNDING FOR FISCAL YEAR 1995.— Of the amount made available pursuant to section 1102(a), $5,000,000 shall be available to the Secretary of Defense to carry out this section. SEC. 1134. DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO ASSIST SEPARATED MEM- BERS AND TERMINATED DEFENSE WORKERS TO BECOME BUSINESS OWNERS. (a) BUSINESS OWNERSHIP DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.—During fiscal year 1995, the Secretary of Defense may carry out a demonstration project in not more than two eligible communities to assist separated members of the Armed Forces and terminated defense workers described in subsection (c) who reside in such communities to own their own businesses. The Secretary shall carry out the demonstration project in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce. (b) ELIGIBLE COMMUNITIES.—To be eligible for selection by the Secretary of Defense as a site for the demonstration project, a community shall meet at least two of the following conditions: (1) The local economy is heavily dependent on a defense contractor that is in the process of terminating a major defense contract (or having such contract terminated by the Department of Defense) or closing a major facility. (2) The local economy may be adversely affected by changes in the use of a national laboratory previously engaged in the testing of nuclear weapons. (3) The local economy would be adversely affected by the closure of two or more military installations. (c) PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE. —The following persons are eligible to participate in the demonstration project to own their own businesses: (1) Members of the Armed Forces who are discharged or released from active duty. (2) Civilian employees of the Department of Defense who are terminated from such employment as a result of reductions