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SEC. 212.13 USIA GRANTS.

(a) COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCEDURES.—Except as provided in subsection (b), the United States Information Agency shall work to achieve full and open competition in the award of grants.

(b) EXCEPTIONS.—The United States Information Agency may award a grant under procedures other than competitive procedures when

(1) a grant is made under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (commonly known as the Fulbright-Hays Act) or any statute which expressly authorizes or requires that a grant be made with a specified entity;

(2) the terms of an international agreement or treaty between the United States Government and a foreign government or international organization have the effect of requiring the use of procedures other than competitive procedures;

(3) a recipient organization has developed particular expertise in the planning and administration of longstanding exchange programs important to United States foreign policy, or

(4) introducing competition would increase costs. (c) COMPLIANCE WITH GRANT GUIDELINES.—

(1) After October 1, 1991, grants awarded by the United States Information Agency shall substantially comply with United States Information Agency grant guidelines and applicable circulars of the Office of Management and Budget.

(2) If the Agency determines that a grantee has not satisfied the requirement of paragraph (1), the United States Information Agency shall notify the grantee of the suspension of pay. ments under a grant unless compliance is achieved within 90 days of such notice.

(3) The Agency shall suspend payments under any grant which remains in noncompliance 90 days after notification

under paragraph (2). (d) REPORT TO CONGRESS.-Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director of the United States Information Agency shall submit a detailed report to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives on United States Information Agency action to comply with subsection (a). SEC. 213. DISTRIBUTION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF UNITED

STATES INFORMATION AGENCY PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS

OF RICHARD SAUNDERS. (a) DISTRIBUTION TO THE SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR BLACK STUDIES.—Notwithstanding section 208 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 1461-1(a)) and the second sentence of section 501 of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 (22 U.S.C. 1461)

(1) the Director of the United States Information Agency shall make available to the Schomburg Center for Black Studies, New York, New York, master copies of the United States Information Agency photographic works of Richard Saunders, a former employee of the United States Information Agency;

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12 22 U.S.C. 1475h.

(2) the Schomburg Center for Black Studies, New York, New York, shall reimburse the Director of the United States Information Agency for any expenses of the Agency in making such

master copies. (b) REIMBURSEMENT.–Any reimbursement to the Director pursuant to this section shall be credited to the applicable appropriation of the United States Information Agency. SEC. 214.10 ISRAELI ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-Subject to the availability of funds under subsection (d), there is established in the United States Information Agency a fund to be known as the Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "fund”). The income from the fund shall be used for a program of scholarships for Israeli Arabs to attend institutions of higher education in the United States to be known as the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program (hereinafter in the section referred to as the “program”). The fund and the program shall be administered by the United States Information Agency in accordance with this section and the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. The fund may accept contributions and gifts from public and private sources.

(b) ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND.-It shall be the duty of the Director of the United States Information Agency to invest in full amounts made available to the fund. Such investments may be made only in interest-bearing obligations of the United States or in obligations guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States. The interest on, and the proceeds from the sale or redemption of, any obligations held in the fund shall be credited to and form a part of the fund.

(c) APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE FUND.—For each fiscal year, there is authorized to be appropriated from the fund for the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program the interest and earnings of the fund.

(d) FUNDING.-Amounts made available under section 556(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 (as amended by section 551 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1991), are authorized to be appropriated to the fund.13

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13 Sec. 556 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 (Public Law 101-167; 103 Stat. 1237), as amended, provided the following:

"MIDDLE EAST REGIONAL COOPERATION AND ISRAELI-ARAB SCHOLARSHIPS "SEC. 556. (a) Middle East regional cooperative programs which have been carried out in accordance with section 202(c) of the International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1985 shall continue to be funded at a level of not less than $7,000,000 from funds appropriated under the heading 'Economic Support Fund'.

b) or the funds made available under the heading 'Economic Support Fund', $5,000,000 shall be available only for a grant to assist in capitalizing an endowment whose income will be used for scholarships to enable Israeli Arabs to attend institutions of higher education in the United States: Provided, That such endowment and scholarship program shall be administered by an organization located in the United States. Provided further, That a grant may be made to capitalize such endowment only if private sector contributions of at least $5,000,000 have been made by July 31, 1991, to assist in capitalizing the endowment: Provided further, That if the requirement for private sector contributions is not met, funds earmarked for the purpose of the endowment shall be reprogrammed within the Economic Support Fund account.".

Department of State and Related Agencies appropriations acts since 1993 have provided the following:

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SEC. 216.14 ESTABLISHMENT OF USIA OFFICE IN VIENTIANE, LAOS.

The Director of the United States Information Agency shall es-
tablish an office in Vientiane, Laos, to assist in the propagation of
American economic and political values.
PART B-BUREAU OF EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL

AFFAIRS
SEC. 221. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

In addition to amounts otherwise made available under section 201 for such purposes, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to carry out the purposes of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 the following amounts: 15

(1) SALARIES AND EXPENSES.–For “Salaries and Expenses”, $37,749,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $39,308,000 for the fiscal year 1993.

(2) FULBRIGHT ACADEMIC EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.—For the “Fulbright Academic Exchange Programs”, $110,454,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $117,297,000 for the fiscal year 1993.

(3) HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM. For the "Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program”, $5,682,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $6,000,000 for the fiscal year 1993.

(4) INTERNATIONAL VISITORS PROGRAM. For the “International Visitors Program”, $45,366,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $47,650,000 for the fiscal year 1993.

(5) OTHER PROGRAMS.–For “East Europe Training Projects”, "Citizen Exchange Programs”, and the “Congress-Bundestag Exchange Program”, $14,028,000 for the fiscal year 1992 and $14,700,000 for the fiscal year 1993.

(6) WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES.For cultural and exchange related activities associated with the 1993 World University

WORLD Uthe fiscal yes, 000 for the Congress Projects”,

"ISRAEL ARAB SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM "For necessary expenses of the Israeli Arab Scholarship Program as authorized by section 214 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993, all interest and earnings accruing to the Israeli Arab Scholarship Fund * * . to remain available until expended." (Public Law 102-395; 106 Stat. 1871; Public Law 103-121; 107 Stat. 1191; Public Law 103–317; 108 Stat. 1770).

14 See also sec. 201(b) of this Act.

10 The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992 (title V of Public Law 102–140; 105 Stat. 822), provided the following:

"EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS "For expenses of Fulbright, International Visitor, Humphrey Fellowship, Citizen Exchange, and Congress-Bundestag Exchange Programs, as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act, as amended (2ž U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (91 Stat 1636), $194,232,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2455, of which $1,000,000 shall be available for the Claude and Mildred Pepper Scholarship Program of the Washington Workshops Foundation.".

The Department of State and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (title V of Public Law 102–395; 106 Stal 1870), provided the following:

"EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS "For expenses of Fulbright, International Visitor, Humphrey Fellowship, Citizen Exchange, and Congress-Bundestag Exchange Programs, as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.), and Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977 (91 Stat. 1636), $223,447,000, to remain available until expended as authorized by 22 U.S.C. 2455, of which $200,000 shall be available for the Claude and Mildred Pepper Scholarship Program of the Washington Workshops Foundation and $600,000 shall be available for the Institute for Representative Government.".

Games in Buffalo, New York, $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1992 and $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1993, provided that amounts authorized under this subsection are subject to all requirements governing United States Information Agency assistance to private organizations.

(7) NEAR AND MIDDLE EAST PROGRAMS.–For “Near and Middle East Programs”, $3,000,000 for fiscal year 1993.

(8) VIETNAM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.–For the “Vietnam Scholarship Program” established by section 229, $300,000 for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993.

(9) SOVIET-AMERICAN INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGES.–For the expenses of Soviet-American Interparliamentary meetings and visits in the United States approved by the joint leadership of the Congress, after an opportunity for appropriate consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of the United States Information Agency, there are authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 for the fiscal year 1992, of which not more than $1,000,000 shall be available for obligation or expenditure during that fiscal year. Amounts appropriated under

this subsection are authorized to be available until expended. SEC. 222. FULBRIGHT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS ENHANCEMENT.

In addition to amounts authorized to be appropriated by section 221(2) for the Fulbright Academic Exchange Programs, $2,700,000 is authorized to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993 to increase amounts otherwise available for Fulbright Academic Exchange Programs for exchanges involving Latin America, Asia, and Africa. SEC. 223. USIA CULTURAL CENTER IN KOSOVO.

(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Director of the United States Information Agency shall establish a cultural center in the capital of Kosovo in Yugoslavia when the Secretary of State determines that the physical security of the center and the personal safety of its employees may be reasonably assured.

(b) REPORT.-Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter until a center is established under subsection (a), the Director of the United States Information Agency shall submit a report to the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives on progress toward establishment of a center pursuant to subsection (a), including an assessment by the Secretary of State of the risks to physical and personal security of the establishment of such a center.

SEC. 225.16 • * * (Repealed-1992)

16 Sec. 807(c) of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511; 106 Stat. 3355) repealed sec. 225, ellective 6 months aller the enactment of that Act (October 24, 1992). Sec. 225 provided for the Eastern Europe Student Exchange Endowment Fund. See FREEDOM Support Act, title

SEC. 226.17 ENHANCED EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM. (a) PROGRAMS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS. —

(1) Not later than September 30, 1993, the number of scholarships provided to foreign students and scholars by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency for the purpose of study, research, or teaching in the United States shall be increased by 100 over the number of such scholarships provided in fiscal year 1991, subject to the availability of appropriations.

(2) Scholarships provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (1) shall be available only

(A) to students and scholars from the new democracies of Eastern Europe,

(B) to students and scholars from the Soviet Union;

(C) to students and scholars from countries determined by the Associate Director of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to be not adequately represented in the

foreign student population in the United States. (b) PROGRAMS FOR UNITED STATES STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS.

(1) Not later than September 30, 1993, the number of scholarships provided to United States students and scholars by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency for the purpose of study, research, or teaching in other countries shall be increased by 100 over the number of such scholarships provided in fiscal year 1991, subject to the availability of appropriations.

(2) Scholarships provided to meet the requirements of paragraph (1) shall be available only for study, research, and teaching in the new democracies of Eastern Europe, the Soviet

Union, and non-European countries. (c) DEFINITION.–For the purposes of this section, the term "scholarship" means an amount to be used for full or partial support of tuition and fees to attend an educational institution, and may include fees, books and supplies, equipment required for courses at an educational institution, and living expenses at a United States or foreign educational institution.

(d) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—In addition to amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, there are authorized to be appropriated $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1992 and $2,000,000 for fiscal year 1993 to carry out the purposes of this section. Amounts appropriated under this subsection are authorized to be available until expended. SEC. 227.17 LAW AND BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR GRADUATE

STUDENTS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, LITHUANIA, LAT.

VIA, AND ESTONIA. (a) STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to establish a scholarship program designed to bring students from the Soviet Union, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to the United States for study in the United States.

(b) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AUTHORITY.-Subject to the availability of appropriations under subsection (d), the President, acting

17 22 U.S.C. 2452 note.

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