Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 3319b, Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1473B, as added Pub. L. 99–198, title XIV, § 1427, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1553, provided for technology development for small- and medium-sized farming operations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 101–624, title XVI, § 1601(f)(1)(E), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3704.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Pub. L. 107–171, title VII, § 7403(a), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 456, provided that:

“The purposes of this section [enacting this section] are—

to reduce the duplication of administrative functions relating to grant awards and administration among Federal agencies conducting similar types of research, education, and extension programs;
to maximize the use of peer review resources in research, education, and extension programs; and
to reduce the burden on potential recipients that may offer similar proposals to receive competitive grants under different Federal programs in overlapping subject areas.”


Pub. L. 107–171, title VII, § 7401, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 455, provided that: “In this subtitle [subtitle D (§ 7401–7412) of title VII of Pub. L. 107–171, enacting this section and sections [former] 3310a, [former] 3319f, 5925c, 5925d, and 7630 of this title and provisions set out as notes under this section and sections 3101, [former] 3319f, [former] 5925a, and 5925b of this title]:

The term ‘Department’ means the Department of Agriculture.
The term ‘Secretary’ means the Secretary of Agriculture.”