Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/405

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398 —APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-363 for a fiscal year are made to a variety of fire departments, including, to the extent that there are eligible applicants— "(A) paid, volunteer, and combination fire departments; "(B) fire departments located in communities of varying sizes; and "(C) fire departments located in urban, suburban, and rural communities. "(10) GRANT LIMITATIONS.— "(A) RECIPIENT LIMITATION.—^A grant recipient under this section may not receive more than $750,000 under this section for any fiscal year. "(B) LIMITATION ON EXPENDITURES FOR FIREFIGHTING VEHICLES.— Not more than 25 percent of the funds appropriated to provide grants under this section for a fiscal year may be used to assist grant recipients to purchase vehicles, as authorized by paragraph (3)(G). " (11) RESERVATION OF GRANT FUNDS FOR VOLUNTEER DEPARTMENTS.— In making grants to firefighting departments, the Director shall ensure that those firefighting departments that have either all-volunteer forces of firefighting personnel or combined forces of volunteer and professional firefighting personnel receive a proportion of the total grant funding that is not less than the proportion of the United States population that those firefighting departments protect. "(c) AUDITS. —^A recipient of a grant under this section shall be subject to audits to ensure that the grant proceeds are expended for the intended purposes and that the grant recipient complies with the requirements of paragraphs (6) and (7) of subsection (b). "(d) STATE DEFINED.— In this section, the term 'State' includes the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. "(e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There are authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section amounts as follows: "(1) $100,000,000 for fiscal year 2001. "(2) $300,000,000 for fiscal year 2002.". (b) STUDY ON NEED FOR FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO FUND FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACTIVITIES. — (1) REQUIREMENT FOR STUDY.— The Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall conduct a study in conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association to— (A) define the current role and activities associated with the fire services; (B) determine the adequacy of current levels of funding; and (C) provide a needs assessment to identify shortfalls. (2) TIME FOR COMPLETION OF STUDY; REPORT.—The Director shall complete the study under paragraph (1), and submit a report on the results of the study to Congress, within 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. (3) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—T here are authorized to be appropriated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency $300,000 for fiscal year 2001 to carry out the study required by paragraph (1).