7 U.S. Code §3310. Limitation on indirect costs for agricultural research, education, and extension programs

Section Text

(a) In general

Except as otherwise provided in law, indirect costs charged against any agricultural research, education, or extension grant awarded under this Act or any other Act pursuant to authority delegated to the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics shall not exceed 30 percent of the total Federal funds provided under the grant award, as determined by the Secretary.

(b) Exception

Subsections (a) and (c) shall not apply to a grant awarded competitively under section 638 of title 15.

(c) Treatment of subgrants

In the case of a grant described in subsection (a), the limitation on indirect costs specified in such subsection shall be applied to both the initial grant award and any subgrant of the Federal funds provided under the initial grant award so that the total of all indirect costs charged against the total of the Federal funds provided under the initial grant award does not exceed such limitation.

Editorial Notes

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 L. 110–234 were repealed by section 4(a) of Pub.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.PRIOR PROVISIONS A prior section 1462 of Pub. L. 95–113 was classified to section 3304 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–198.AMENDMENTS 2018—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–334, §7125(1), substituted "30 percent" for "22 percent". Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–334, §7125(2), substituted "Subsections (a) and (c)" for "Subsection (a)". Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–334, §7125(3), added subsec. (c). 2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, §7132(a), substituted "any agricultural" for "a competitive agricultural" and "22 percent" for "19 percent". 2002—Pub. L. 107–171 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).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. § 3310 (2018)