7 USC 3241: Education grants programs for Hispanic-serving institutions
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7 USC 3241: Education grants programs for Hispanic-serving institutions Text contains those laws in effect on June 17, 2024

§3241. Education grants programs for Hispanic-serving institutions

(a) Grant authority

The Secretary may make competitive grants to Hispanic-serving institutions for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the ability of Hispanic-serving institutions to carry out education, applied research, and related community development programs.

(b) Use of grant funds

Grants made under this section shall be used-

(1) to support the activities of Hispanic-serving institutions to enhance educational equity for underrepresented students;

(2) to strengthen institutional educational capacities, including libraries, curriculum, faculty, scientific instrumentation, instruction delivery systems, and student recruitment and retention, in order to respond to identified State, regional, national, or international educational needs in the food and agricultural sciences;

(3) to attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups in order to prepare them for careers related to the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems of the United States, beginning with the mentoring of students at the high school level and continuing with the provision of financial support for students through their attainment of a doctoral degree; and

(4) to facilitate cooperative initiatives between 2 or more Hispanic-serving institutions, or between Hispanic-serving institutions and units of State government or the private sector, to maximize the development and use of resources, such as faculty, facilities, and equipment, to improve food and agricultural sciences teaching programs.

(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to make grants under this section $40,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1997 through 2023.

(Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, §1455, as added Pub. L. 104–127, title VIII, §815(a), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1166 ; amended Pub. L. 105–185, title III, §301(a)(11), June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 562 ; Pub. L. 107–171, title VII, §7111, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 433 ; Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, §7128, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1223 ; Pub. L. 110–246, §4(a), title VII, §7128, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664 , 1985; Pub. L. 113–79, title VII, §7115, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 875 ; Pub. L. 115–334, title VII, §7121, Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4792 .)

Editorial Notes


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

For prior section 3241 and prior section 1455 of Pub. L. 95–113, see note set out preceding this section.


2018-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–334 substituted "2023" for "2018".

2014-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–79 substituted "2018" for "2012".

2008-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, §7128(1), struck out "(or grants without regard to any requirement for competition)" after "competitive grants".

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, §7128(2), struck out "of consortia" after "activities".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–246, §7128(3), substituted "$40,000,000" for "$20,000,000" and "2012" for "2007".

2002-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–171 substituted "2007" for "2002".

1998-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–185 substituted "each of fiscal years 1997 through 2002" for "fiscal year 1997".

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

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.