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§ 308101.
Definition

In this chapter, the term “Secretary” means the Secretary, acting through the American Battlefield Protection Program.

(Pub. L. 113–287, § 3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3233.)
§ 308102.
Preservation assistance
(a)
In General.—
Using the established national historic preservation program to the extent practicable, the Secretary shall encourage, support, assist, recognize, and work in partnership with citizens, Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, other public entities, educational institutions, and private nonprofit organizations in identifying, researching, evaluating, interpreting, and protecting historic battlefields and associated sites on a national, State, and local level.
(b)
Financial Assistance.—
To carry out subsection (a), the Secretary may use a cooperative agreement, grant, contract, or other generally adopted means of providing financial assistance.
(c)
Authorization of Appropriations.—
There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $3,000,000 for each fiscal year, to remain available until expended.
(Pub. L. 113–287, § 3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3233.)
§ 308103.
Battlefield acquisition grant program
(a)
Definition.—
In this section, the term “eligible site” means a site—
(1) that is not within the exterior boundaries of a System unit; and
(2) that is identified in the document entitled “Report on the Nation’s Civil War Battlefields”, prepared by the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission, and dated July 1993.
(b)
Establishment.—
The Secretary shall establish a battlefield acquisition grant program under which the Secretary may provide grants to State and local governments to pay the Federal share of the cost of acquiring interests in eligible sites for the preservation and protection of those eligible sites.
(c)
Nonprofit Partners.—
A State or local government may acquire an interest in an eligible site using a grant under this section in partnership with a nonprofit organization.
(d)
Non-Federal Share.—
The non-Federal share of the total cost of acquiring an interest in an eligible site under this section shall be not less than 50 percent.
(e)
Limitation on Land Use.—
An interest in an eligible site acquired under this section shall be subject to section 200305(f)(3) of this title.
(f)
Authorization of Appropriations.—
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to provide grants under this section $18,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2028.
(Pub. L. 113–287, § 3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3234; Pub. L. 113–76, div. G, title IV, § 429, Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 345; Pub. L. 113–235, div. F, title IV, § 421, Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2449; Pub. L. 113–291, div. B, title XXX, § 3050, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3799; Pub. L. 116–94, div. P, title VII, § 702, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3195.)
§ 308104.
Battlefield interpretation modernization grant program
(a)
Establishment.—
The Secretary shall establish a battlefield interpretation modernization grant program under which the Secretary may provide competitive grants to States, Tribes, local governments, and nonprofit organizations for projects and programs that deploy technology to modernize battlefield interpretation and education.
(b)
Eligible Sites.—
The Secretary may make grants under this section for Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield sites eligible for assistance under the battlefield acquisition grant program established under section 308103(b).
(c)
Federal Share.—
The Federal share of the cost of a project or program funded through a grant provided under the program established under subsection (a) shall be not more than 50 percent of the total cost of the applicable project or program.
(d)
Authorization of Appropriations.—
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to provide grants under this section $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2028.
(Added Pub. L. 116–94, div. P, title VII, § 703(a), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3195.)
§ 308105.
Battlefield restoration grant program
(a)
Establishment.—
The Secretary shall establish a battlefield restoration grant program (referred to in this section as the “program”) under which the Secretary may provide grants to States, Tribes, local governments, and nonprofit organizations for projects that restore day-of-battle conditions on land preserved under the battlefield acquisition grant program established under section 308103(b).
(b)
Eligible Sites.—
The Secretary may make grants under this section for Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield sites eligible for assistance under the battlefield acquisition grant program established under section 308103(b).
(c)
Federal Share.—
The Federal share of the cost of a restoration project funded through a grant provided under the program shall be not more than 50 percent of the total cost of the project.
(d)
Restoration Standards.—
All restoration work carried out through a grant awarded under the program shall be performed in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties under part 68 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations).
(e)
Authorization of Appropriations.—
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to provide grants under this section $1,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2028.
(Added Pub. L. 116–94, div. P, title VII, § 703(a), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3196.)