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§ 960.
Authorization of appropriations
(a)
Contracts, grants-in-aid, and loans to groups, individuals, public agencies, and private nonprofit organizations; availability of appropriations; guidelines
(1)
(A)
(i)
For the purpose of carrying out section 954(c) of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts $125,800,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993.
(ii)
For fiscal years—
(I)
1991 and 1992 not less than 25 percent of the amount appropriated for the respective fiscal year; and
(II)
1993 not less than 27.5 percent of the amount appropriated for such fiscal year;
shall be for carrying out section 954(g) of this title.
(iii)
For fiscal years—
(I)
1991 and 1992 not less than 5 percent of the amount appropriated for the respective fiscal year; and
(II)
1993 not less than 7.5 percent of the amount appropriated for such fiscal year;
shall be for carrying out programs under section 954(p)(2) of this title (relating to programs to expand public access to the arts in rural and innercity areas). Not less than 50 percent of the funds required by this clause to be used for carrying out such programs shall be used for carrying out such programs in rural areas.
(B)
For the purpose of carrying out section 956(c) of this title, there are authorized to be appropriated to the National Endowment for the Humanities $119,900,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993. Of the sums so appropriated for any fiscal year, not less than 20 per centum shall be for carrying out section 956(f) of this title.
(2)
(A)
There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year ending before October 1, 1993, to the National Endowment for the Arts an amount equal to the sum of—
(i)
the total amounts received by such Endowment under section 959(a)(2) of this title, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such Endowment; and
(ii)
the total amounts received by the grantees of such Endowment from non-Federal sources, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such grantees, for use in carrying out projects and other activities under paragraph (1) through paragraph (10) of section 954(c) of this title;
except that the amounts so appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts shall not exceed $13,000,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993.
(B)
There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year ending before October 1, 1993, to the National Endowment for the Humanities an amount equal to the sum of—
(i)
the total amounts received by such Endowment under section 959(a)(2) of this title, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such Endowment; and
(ii)
except that the amounts so appropriated to the National Endowment for the Humanities shall not exceed $12,000,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993.
(3)
(A)
There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year ending before October 1, 1993, to the National Endowment for the Arts an amount equal to the sum of—
(i)
the total amounts received by such Endowment, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such Endowment, for the purposes set forth in section 954(p)(1) of this title pursuant to the authority of section 959(a)(2) of this title; and
(ii)
the total amounts received by the grantees of such Endowment from non-Federal sources, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such grantees, for use in carrying out activities under subparagraph (A) through subparagraph (F) of section 954(p)(1) of this title;
except that the amounts so appropriated to such Endowment shall not exceed $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993.
(B)
There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year ending before October 1, 1993, to the National Endowment for the Humanities an amount equal to the sum of—
(i)
the total amounts received by such Endowment, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such Endowment, for the purposes set forth in section 956(h)(1) of this title pursuant to the authority of section 959(a)(2) of this title; and
(ii)
the total amounts received by the grantees of such Endowment from non-Federal sources, including the value of property donated, bequeathed, or devised to such grantees, for use in carrying out activities under subparagraph (A) through subparagraph (F) of section 956(h)(1) of this title;
except that the amounts so appropriated to such Endowment shall not exceed $15,150,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993.
(C)
Sums appropriated pursuant to subparagraph (A) and subparagraph (B) for any fiscal year shall remain available for obligation and expenditure until expended.
(4)
The Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities, as the case may be, shall issue guidelines to implement the provisions of paragraph (2) and paragraph (3). Such guidelines shall be consistent with the requirements of section 954(e), section 954(l)(2),1
1
 See References in Text note below.
section 956(f), and section 956(h)(2) of this title, as the case may be, regarding total Federal support of activities, programs, proj­ects, or productions carried out under authority of this subchapter.
(b)
Availability of appropriated unexpended funds; notice of availability of funds by advance appropriation
(1)
Sums appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) for any fiscal year shall remain available for obligation and expenditure until expended.
(2)
In order to afford adequate notice to interested persons of available assistance under this subchapter, appropriations authorized under subsection (a) are authorized to be included in the measure making appropriations for the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year for which such appropriations become available for obligation.
(c)
Administrative appropriations
(1)
There are authorized to be appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts $21,200,000” 2
2
 So in original. The closing quotation marks probably should not appear.
for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993, to administer the provisions of this subchapter, or any other program for which the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts is responsible, including not to exceed $50,000 for each such fiscal year for official reception and representation expenses. The total amount which may be obligated or expended for such expenses for fiscal year 1995 through the use of appropriated funds or any other source of funds shall not exceed $100,000.
(2)
There are authorized to be appropriated to the National Endowment for the Humanities $17,950,000 for fiscal year 1991 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1992 and 1993, to administer the provisions of this subchapter, or any other program for which the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Humanities is responsible, including not to exceed $50,000 for each such fiscal year for official reception and representation expenses. The total amount which may be obligated or expended for such expenses for fiscal year 1995 through the use of appropriated funds or any other source of funds shall not exceed $100,000.
(d)
Total amount of appropriations
(1)
The total amount of appropriations to carry out the activities of the National Endowment for the Arts shall not exceed—
(A)
$167,060,000 for fiscal year 1986,
(B)
$170,206,400 for fiscal year 1987, and
(C)
$177,014,656 for fiscal year 1988.
(2)
The total amount of appropriations to carry out the activities for the National Endowment for the Humanities shall not exceed—
(A)
$139,878,000 for fiscal year 1986,
(B)
$145,057,120 for fiscal year 1987, and
(C)
$150,859,405 for fiscal year 1988.
(e)
Prohibition of grants to production workshops using admission proceeds for unauthorized purposes

No grant shall be made to a workshop (other than a workshop conducted by a school, college, or university) for a production for which a direct or indirect admission charge is asked if the proceeds, after deducting reasonable costs, are used for purposes other than assisting the grantee to develop high standards of artistic excellence or encourage greater appreciation of the arts and humanities by our citizens.

(f)
Availability of appropriations for arts education
(1)
Subject to subparagraph (2), in any fiscal year in which the aggregate amount appropriated to the National Endowment for the Arts exceeds $175,000,000, 50 percent of such excess shall be available to carry out section 954a of this title.
(2)
In each fiscal year, the amount made available to carry out section 954a of this title shall not exceed $40,000,000, in the aggregate.
(3)
Funds made available to carry out section 954a of this title shall remain available until expended.
(Pub. L. 89–209, § 11, Sept. 29, 1965, 79 Stat. 853; Pub. L. 90–348, § 6, June 18, 1968, 82 Stat. 187; Pub. L. 91–346, §§ 5(a)(4), 12, July 20, 1970, 84 Stat. 444, 446; Pub. L. 93–133, § 2(a)(11), Oct. 19, 1973, 87 Stat. 465; Pub. L. 94–462, title I, § 106(a), title III, § 302, title IV, § 401(b), Oct. 8, 1976, 90 Stat. 1974, 1980, 1981; Pub. L. 94–555, title II, § 219(b), Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2629; Pub. L. 96–496, title I, § 108, Dec. 4, 1980, 94 Stat. 2589; renumbered title I, § 11, and amended Pub. L. 98–306, §§ 2, 7, May 31, 1984, 98 Stat. 223, 224; renumbered § 11 and amended Pub. L. 99–194, title I, §§ 101(1), 111, Dec. 20, 1985, 99 Stat. 1332, 1342; Pub. L. 99–362, § 1, July 9, 1986, 100 Stat. 769; Pub. L. 101–512, title III, § 318 [title I, §§ 103(i)(2), 110], Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1960, 1966, 1972; Pub. L. 103–382, title III, § 371, Oct. 20, 1994, 108 Stat. 3977.)
cite as: 20 USC 960