Grants to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau
As part of the program of matching grant assistance from the Historic Preservation Fund to States, the Secretary shall administer a program of direct grants to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau in furtherance of the Compact of Free Association between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, approved by the Compact of Free Association Act of 1985 (48 U.S.C. 1901 et seq., 2001 et seq.), and the Compact of Free Association between the United States and Palau, approved by the Joint Resolution entitled “Joint Resolution to approve the ‘Compact of Free Association’ between the United States and Government 1
1 So in original. Probably should be preceded by “the”.of Palau, and for other purposes” (48 U.S.C. 1931 et seq.) or any successor enactment.
The goal of the program shall be to establish historic and cultural preservation programs that meet the unique needs of each of those nations so that at the termination of the compacts the programs shall be firmly established.
Goal of Program.—
The amounts to be made available under this subsection shall be allocated by the Secretary on the basis of needs as determined by the Secretary.
Basis of Allocating Amounts.—
The Secretary may waive or modify the requirements of this subdivision to conform to the cultural setting of those nations. Matching funds may be waived or modified.
Waivers and Modifications.—
(Pub. L. 113–287, § 3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3205.)