(a) Prohibition on designation (1) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), beginning on December 20, 2018, no additional entity may be designated as eligible to receive funds under a covered program.
(2) 1994 institutions
The prohibition under paragraph (1) with respect to the designation of an entity eligible to receive funds under a covered program shall not apply in the case of the certification of a 1994 Institution under section 2 of Public Law 87–788 (commonly known as the "McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act") (16 U.S.C. 582a–1).
(3) Extraordinary circumstances
In the case of extraordinary circumstances or a situation that would lead to an inequitable result, as determined by the Secretary, the Secretary may determine that an entity designated after December 20, 2018, is eligible to receive funds under a covered program.
(b) State funding
No State shall receive an increase in funding under a covered program as a result of the State’s designation of additional entities as eligible to receive such funding.
(c) Covered program defined
For purposes of this section, the term "covered program" means agricultural research, extension, education, and related programs or grants established or available under any of the following:
(1) Subsections (b), (c), and (d) of section 343 of this title.
(2) The Hatch Act of 1887 (7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.).
(3) Sections 3221, 3222, and 3222b of this title.
(4) Public Law 87–788 (commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act; 16 U.S.C. 582a et seq.).
(d) Rule of construction
Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting eligibility for a capacity and infrastructure program specified in section 6971(f)(1)(C) of this title that is not a covered program.
REFERENCES IN TEXT The Hatch Act of 1887, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), is act Mar. 2, 1887, ch. 314, 24 Stat. 440, which is classified generally to sections 361a to 361i of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 361a of this title and Tables. Public Law 87–788, referred to in subsec. (c)(4), is Pub. L. 87–788, Oct. 10, 1962, 76 Stat. 806, popularly known as the "McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962" and also as the "McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Act", which is classified generally to subchapter III (§582a et seq.) of chapter 3 of Title 16, Conservation. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 582a of Title 16 and Tables.
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