United States Code

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§ 11295.
Criteria for grants
(a)
Establishment of priorities and criteria; publication in Federal Register
In carrying out the programs authorized by this subchapter, the Administrator shall establish—
(1)
annual research, demonstration, and service program priorities for making grants and contracts pursuant to section 11294 of this title; and
(2)
criteria based on merit for making such grants and contracts.
Not less than 60 days before establishing such priorities and criteria, the Administrator shall publish in the Federal Register for public comment a statement of such proposed priorities and criteria.
(b)
Competitive selection process for grant or contract exceeding $50,000

No grant or contract exceeding $50,000 shall be made under this subchapter unless the grantee or contractor has been selected by a competitive process which includes public announcement of the availability of funds for such grant or contract, general criteria for the selection of recipients or contractors, and a description of the application process and application review process.

(c)
Multiple grants or contracts to same grantee or contractor

Multiple grants or contracts to the same grantee or contractor within any 1 year to support activities having the same general purpose shall be deemed to be a single grant for the purpose of this subsection, but multiple grants or contracts to the same grantee or contractor to support clearly distinct activities shall be considered separate grants or contractors.1

1
 So in original. Probably should be “contracts.”

(Pub. L. 93–415, title IV, § 406, formerly § 407, as added Pub. L. 98–473, title II, § 660, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2129; renumbered § 406 and amended Pub. L. 100–690, title VII, §§ 7288, 7290, Nov. 18, 1988, 102 Stat. 4461.)
cite as: 34 USC 11295