PUBLIC LAW 104-180—AUG. 6, 1996 110 STAT. 1585 MUTUAL AND SELF-HELP HOUSING GRANTS For grants and contracts pursuant to section 523(b)(1)(A) of the Housing Act of 1949 (42 U.S.C. 1490c), $26,000,000, to remain available until expended (7 U.S.C. 2209b). RURAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS) For the cost of direct logins, loan guarantees, agreements, and grants, as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1926, 42 U.S.C. 1472, 1474, 1479, 1486, and 1490(a);, except for sections 381E, 381H, 381N of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, $130,433,000, to remain available until expended, for direct loans and loan guarantees for community facilities, community facilities grant program, rental assistance associated with and direct loans for new construction of section 515 rental housing, rural housing for domestic farm labor grants, supervisory and technical assistance grants, very low-income housing repair grants, rural community fire protection grants, rural housing preservation grants, and compensation for construction defects of the Rural Housing Service: Provided, That the cost of direct loans and loan guarantees shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended: Provided further, That the amounts appropriated shall be transferred to loan program and grant accounts as determined by the Secretary: Provided further. That of the funds made available in this paragraph not more than $1,200,000 shall be available for the multi-family rural housing loan guarantee program as authorized by section 5 of Public Law 104-120: Provided further. That if such funds are not obligated for multi-family rural housing loan guarantees by June 30, 1997, they remain available for other authorized purposes under this head: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not to exceed $1,200,000 shall be available for the cost of direct loans, loan guarantees, and grants to be made available for empowerment zones and enterprise communities as authorized by Public Law 103-66: Provided further, That if such funds are not obligated for empowerment zones and enterprise communities by June 30, 1997, they remain available for other authorized purposes under this head. SALARIES AND EXPENSES For necessary expenses of the Rural Housing Service, including administering the programs authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, as amended, title V of the Housing Act of 1949, as amended, and cooperative agreements, $60,743,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence of 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944, and not to exceed $520,000 may be used for employment under 5 U.S.C. 3109.