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Title of Law:Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006
Law #:Public Law 109-115
Passed by Congress:109th Congress (1st Session)

The following are excerpts, highlighted in red, from the final legislation and/or conference report which contain references to The National Academies and studies. (Pound signs [##] between passages denote the deletion of unrelated text.)

HR3058 Knollenberg (R.-Mich.) 11/18/05
Enrolled (finally passed both houses)

An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of Columbia, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes.
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TITLE III

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

For contracts, grants, and necessary expenses of programs of research and studies relating to housing and urban problems, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by title V of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701z-1 et seq.), including carrying out the functions of the Secretary under section 1(a)(1)(i) of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1968, $56,350,000, to remain available until September 30, 2007: Provided, That of the total amount provided under this heading, $5,000,000 shall be for the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) Initiative: Provided further, That of the amounts made available for PATH under this heading, $2,500,000 shall not be subject to the requirements of section 305 of this title: Provided further, That the Office of Housing shall administer PATH: Provided further, That of funds made available under this heading, $750,000 shall be transferred to the National Research Council for a study in accordance with the statement of the managers accompanying this Act: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $20,600,000 is for grants pursuant to section 107 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, as follows: $3,000,000 to support Alaska Native serving institutions and Native Hawaiian serving institutions as defined under the Higher Education Act, as amended; $2,600,000 for tribal colleges and universities to build, expand, renovate, and equip their facilities and to expand the role of the colleges into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training and economic development activities; $9,000,000 for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities program, of which up to $2,000,000 may be used for technical assistance; and $6,000,000 for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Program.

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HRpt 109-307 - To accompany H.R. 3058
- MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2006, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Conference Committee

(11/17/05)
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POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

  For contracts, grants, and necessary expenses of programs of research and studies relating to housing and urban problems, not otherwise provided for, as authorized by title V of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, as amended (12 U.S.C. 1701z-1 et seq.), including carrying out the functions of the Secretary under section 1(a)(1)(i) of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1968, $56,350,000, to remain available until September 30, 2007: Provided, That of the total amount provided under this heading, $5,000,000 shall be for the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) Initiative: Provided further, That of the amounts made available for PATH under this heading, $2,500,000 shall not be subject to the requirements of section 305 of this title: Provided further, That the Office of Housing shall administer PATH: Provided further, That of funds made available under this heading, $750,000 shall be transferred to the National Research Council for a study in accordance with the statement of the managers accompanying this Act: Provided further, That of the funds made available under this heading, $20,600,000 is for grants pursuant to section 107 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, as follows: $3,000,000 to support Alaska Native serving institutions and Native Hawaiian serving institutions as defined under the Higher Education Act, as amended; $2,600,000 for tribal colleges and universities to build, expand, renovate, and equip their facilities and to expand the role of the colleges into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training and economic development activities; $9,000,000 for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities program, of which up to $2,000,000 may be used for technical assistance; and $6,000,000 for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Program.

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POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

The conference agreement provides for a new structure for this program, which includes both general contract funds for research and funds for Section 107 academic grants formerly funded under the Community Development Fund, and which have been historically administered by PD&R.

The conference agreement also includes language that directs that the implementation of $5,000,000 for the Partnership for the Advancing of Technology in Housing (PATH) be shifted to the Office of Housing. Both the House and the Senate proposed funding for PATH under the PD&R account.

In total the conference agreement appropriates $56,350,000 for research and technology instead of $60,000,000 as proposed by the House and $46,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

Of the amount provided the conference agreement directs that:

  —$750,000 be provided to the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council for a thorough evaluation of HUD’s current research plan and provide HUD and the Congress with a set of options and recommendations for Congress to consider about the future course of research needed to address future technology, engineering and social or economic issues; and

  —$20,600,000 is provided for Section 107 grants to academic institutions, and is to be distributed as follows:

Section 107

$20,600,000

Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

(3,000,000)

Tribal Colleges and Universities

(2,600,000)

HBCUs

(9,000,000)

Hispanic Serving Institutions

(6,000,000)

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