Sec. 6977. Grants or contracts for training projects
The Administrator is authorized to make grants to, and contracts
with any eligible organization. For purposes of this section the
term ''eligible organization'' means a State or interstate agency,
a municipality, educational institution, and any other organization
which is capable of effectively carrying out a project which may be
funded by grant under subsection (b) of this section.
Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2), grants or
contracts may be made to pay all or a part of the costs, as may be
determined by the Administrator, of any project operated or to be
operated by an eligible organization, which is designed -
to develop, expand, or carry out a program (which may
combine training, education, and employment) for training persons
for occupations involving the management, supervision, design,
operation, or maintenance of solid waste management and resource
recovery equipment and facilities; or
to train instructors and supervisory personnel to train or
supervise persons in occupations involving the design, operation,
and maintenance of solid waste management and resource recovery
equipment and facilities.
A grant or contract authorized by paragraph (1) of this
subsection may be made only upon application to the Administrator
at such time or times and containing such information as he may
prescribe, except that no such application shall be approved unless
it provides for the same procedures and reports (and access to such
reports and to other records) as required by section 3254a(b)(4)
and (5)  of this title (as in effect before October 21,
1976) with respect to applications made under such section (as in
effect before October 21, 1976).
The Administrator shall make a complete investigation and study
to determine -
the need for additional trained State and local personnel
to carry out plans assisted under this chapter and other solid
waste and resource recovery programs;
means of using existing training programs to train such
the extent and nature of obstacles to employment and
occupational advancement in the solid waste management and
resource recovery field which may limit either available manpower
or the advancement of personnel in such field.
He shall report the results of such investigation and study,
including his recommendations to the President and the Congress.
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