To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to make grants to facilitate certain acquisitions of property for conservation purposes, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Clean and Beautiful Communities Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. GRANTS TO FACILITATE CERTAIN ACQUISITIONS OF PROPERTY FOR CONSERVATION PURPOSES.
(a) In General.--The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service, may make grants to facilitate the acquisition by a qualified organization of a qualified real property interest exclusively for conservation purposes, that assist in the funding of transactional and operational costs associated with the purchase and management of preserved land or a qualified real property interest (including easements) including-- (1) stewardship costs, including costs of standards and practices development and implementation; (2) land purchase transaction costs; (3) costs of preparing for accreditation associated with land management; and (4) costs of due diligence, including appraisal, title, survey, environmental hazard assessment, and recording costs. (b) Eligibility.-- (1) In general.--A person shall be eligible for a grant under this section only if the person-- (A) is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code; and (B) is not a State or local government entity. (2) Application.--To be eligible to receive a grant under subsection...