Any grant agreement or grants under this section shall be subject to the following limitations and restrictions:
The Board may not make any grant to Radio Free Asia unless the headquarters of Radio Free Asia and its senior administrative and managerial staff are in a location which ensures economy, operational effectiveness, and accountability to the Board.
Any grant agreement under this section shall require that any contract entered into by Radio Free Asia shall specify that all obligations are assumed by Radio Free Asia and not by the United States Government.
Any grant agreement shall require that any lease agreements entered into by Radio Free Asia shall be, to the maximum extent possible, assignable to the United States Government.
Grants made for the operating costs of Radio Free Asia may not exceed $30,000,000 in each of the fiscal years 2000 and 2001.
Grants awarded under this section shall be made pursuant to a grant agreement which requires that grant funds be used only for activities consistent with this section, and that failure to comply with such requirements shall permit the grant to be terminated without fiscal obligation to the United States.
Limitations on administrative and managerial costs
It is the sense of the Congress that administrative and managerial costs for operation of Radio Free Asia should be kept to a minimum and, to the maximum extent feasible, should not exceed the costs that would have been incurred if Radio Free Asia had been operated as a Federal entity rather than as a grantee.
Assessment of effectiveness of Radio Free Asia
Not later than 3 years after the date on which initial funding is provided for the purpose of operating Radio Free Asia, the Board shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on—
whether Radio Free Asia is technically sound and cost-effective,
whether Radio Free Asia consistently meets the standards for quality and objectivity established by this chapter,
whether Radio Free Asia is received by a sufficient audience to warrant its continuation,
the extent to which such broadcasting is already being received by the target audience from other credible sources; and
the extent to which the interests of the United States are being served by maintaining broadcasting of Radio Free Asia.
[Pub. L. 103–236, title III, § 309], Apr. 30, 1994, [108 Stat. 439]; [Pub. L. 103–415, § 1(s)(2)], Oct. 25, 1994, [108 Stat. 4302]; [Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(7) [div. A, title V, § 501]], Nov. 29, 1999, [113 Stat. 1536], 1501A–450; [Pub. L. 110–321, § 4], Sept. 19, 2008, [122 Stat. 3535]; [Pub. L. 111–71, § 1], Oct. 9, 2009, [123 Stat. 2058]; [Pub. L. 111–202, § 3], July 13, 2010, [124 Stat. 1374]; [Pub. L. 114–323, title VII, § 703(a)], Dec. 16, 2016, [130 Stat. 1941]; [Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title XII, § 1288(6)], Dec. 23, 2016, [130 Stat. 2553].)