Battlefield acquisition grant program
In this section, the term “eligible site” means a site—
that is not within the exterior boundaries of a System unit; and
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interest in an eligible site acquired under this section shall be subject to section 200305(f)(3) of this title.
Limitation on Land Use.—
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.
Authorization of Appropriations.—
(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.)