(a) In general
The Secretary, acting through the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service, may make grants to public and nonprofit entities, and borrowers of loans made by the Rural Utilities Service, for the Federal share of the cost of acquiring radio transmitters to increase coverage of rural areas by the all hazards weather radio broadcast system of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
To be eligible for a grant under this section, an applicant shall provide to the Secretary—
(1) a binding commitment from a tower owner to place the transmitter on a tower; and
(2) a description of how the tower placement will increase coverage of a rural area by the all hazards weather radio broadcast system of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(c) Federal share
A grant provided under this section shall be not more than 75 percent of the total cost of acquiring a radio transmitter, as described in subsection (a).
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2023.
CODIFICATION Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.AMENDMENTS 2018—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 115–334 substituted "2023" for "2018". 2014—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79 added subsec. (d) and struck out former subsec. (d). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012." 2008—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–246, §6021, substituted "2008 through 2012" for "2002 through 2007".EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2008 AMENDMENT Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
7 U.S.C. § 2008p (2018)