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106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5224


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

           September 26 (legislative day, September 22), 2000

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, 
                        Nutrition, and Forestry

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
To amend the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 
 to authorize assistance for the stockpiling and rapid transportation, 
 delivery, and distribution of shelf stable prepackaged foods to needy 
                   individuals in foreign countries.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``International Food Relief 
Partnership Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. ASSISTANCE FOR STOCKPILING AND RAPID TRANSPORTATION, DELIVERY, 
              AND DISTRIBUTION OF SHELF STABLE PREPACKAGED FOODS.

    Title II of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act 
of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1721 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``SEC. 208. ASSISTANCE FOR STOCKPILING AND RAPID TRANSPORTATION, 
              DELIVERY, AND DISTRIBUTION OF SHELF STABLE PREPACKAGED 
              FOODS.

    ``(a) Authorization.--The Administrator is authorized to provide 
grants to--
            ``(1) United States nonprofit organizations (described in 
        section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and 
        exempt from tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue 
        Code of 1986) for the preparation of shelf stable prepackaged 
        foods requested by eligible organizations and the establishment 
        and maintenance of stockpiles of such foods in the United 
        States; and
            ``(2) private voluntary organizations and international 
        organizations for the rapid transportation, delivery, and 
        distribution of such shelf stable prepackaged foods to needy 
        individuals in foreign countries.
    ``(b) Grants for Establishment of Stockpiles.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not more than 70 percent of the amount 
        made available to carry out this section shall be used to 
        provide grants under subsection (a)(1).
            ``(2) Priority.--In providing grants under subsection 
        (a)(1), the Administrator shall give preference to a United 
        States nonprofit organization that agrees to provide non-
        Federal funds in an amount equal to 50 percent of the funds 
        received under a grant under subsection (a)(1), an in kind 
        contribution equal to such percent, or a combination thereof, 
        for the preparation of shelf stable prepackaged foods and the 
        establishment and maintenance of stockpiles of such foods in 
        the United States in accordance with such subsection.
    ``(c) Grants for Rapid Transportation, Delivery, and 
Distribution.--Not less than 20 percent of the amount made available to 
carry out this section shall be used to provide grants under subsection 
(a)(2).
    ``(d) Administration.--Not more than 10 percent of the amount made 
available to carry out this section may be used by the Administrator 
for the administration of grants under subsection (a).
    ``(e) Regulations or Guidelines.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of the enactment of this section, the Administrator, in 
consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, shall issue such 
regulations or guidelines as the Administrator determines to be 
necessary to carry out this section, including regulations or 
guidelines that provide to United States nonprofit organizations 
eligible to receive grants under subsection (a)(1) guidance with 
respect to the requirements for qualified shelf stable prepackaged 
foods and the amount of such foods to be stockpiled by such 
organizations.
    ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            ``(1) In general.--There are authorized to be appropriated 
        to the Administrator for the purpose of carrying out this 
        section, in addition to amounts otherwise available for such 
        purposes, $3,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2001 and 
        2002.
            ``(2) Availability.--Amounts appropriated pursuant to the 
        authorization of appropriations under paragraph (1) are 
        authorized to remain available until expended.''.

SEC. 3. PREPOSITIONING OF COMMODITIES.

    Section 407(c) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance 
Act of 1954 (7 U.S.C. 1736a(c)) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(4) Prepositioning.--Funds made available for fiscal 
        years 2001 and 2002 to carry out titles II and III of this Act 
        may be used by the Administrator to procure, transport, and 
        store agricultural commodities for prepositioning within the 
        United States and in foreign countries, except that for each 
        such fiscal year not more than $2,000,000 of such funds may be 
        used to store agricultural commodities for prepositioning in 
        foreign countries.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 25, 2000.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

Pages: 1

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