112 STAT. 2948 PUBLIC LAW 105-310—OCT. 30, 1998
- §5353. Information collection and dissemination with
respect to grant recipients "(a) APPLICANT AND GRANTEE INFORMATION. — "(1) APPLICATION PROCESS.— The Secretary shall issue requests for proposal, as necessary, regarding, with respect to the grants awarded under section 5352, the application process, grant renewal, and suspension or withholding of renewal grants. Each application under this paragraph shall be in writing and shall be subject to review by the Secretary. "(2) REPORTING. — The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable and in a manner consistent with applicable law, minimize reporting requirements by a grant recipient and expedite any application for a renewal grant made under this part. "(b) ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY.—The Secretary may— "(1) evaluate the utility of specific initiatives relating to the purposes of the program; "(2) conduct an evaluation of the program; and "(3) disseminate information described in this subsection to— "(A) eligible State local law enforcement agencies or prosecutors; and "(B) the general public. ^§5354. Grants for fighting money laundering and related financial crimes "(a) IN GENERAL.— After the end of the 1-year period beginning on the date the first national strategy for combating money laundering and related financial crimes is submitted to the Congress in accordance with section 5341, and subject to subsection (b), the Secretary may review, select, and award grants for State or local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide funding necessary to investigate and prosecute money laundering and related financial crimes in high-risk money laundering and related financial crime areas. "(b) SPECIAL PREFERENCE. — Special preference shall be given to applications submitted to the Secretary which demonstrate collaborative efforts of two or more State and local law enforcement agencies or prosecutors who have a history of Federal, State, and local cooperative law enforcement and prosecutorial efforts in responding to such criminal activity.
- '§ 5355. Authorization of appropriations
"There are authorized to be appropriated the following amounts for the following fiscal years to carry out the purposes of this subchapter: "For Hscal year: The amount authorized is: 1999 $5,000,000. 2000 $7,500,000. 2001 $10,000,000. 2002 $12,500,000. 2003 $15,000,000.". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.— The table of subchapters for chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following item: