The terms HUD and Secretary are defined in 24 CFR part 5.
Designation means the process by which the Secretary designates urban areas as Empowerment Zones or Enterprise Communities eligible for tax incentives and credits established by subchapter U of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (26 U.S.C. 1391
et seq.) and for special consideration for programs of Federal assistance.
Empowerment Zone means an urban area so designated by the Secretary pursuant to this part.
Enterprise Community means an urban area so designated by the Secretary pursuant to this part.
Local government means any county, city, town, township, parish, village, or other general purpose political subdivision of a State, and any combination of these political subdivisions which is recognized by the Secretary.
Nominated area means an area nominated by one or more local governments and the State or States in which it is located for designation pursuant to this part.
Population census tract means a census tract, or, if census tracts are not defined for the area, a block numbering area.
Poverty means the number of persons listed as being in poverty in the 1990 Decennial Census.
Revocation of designation means the process by which the Secretary may revoke the designation of an urban area as an Empowerment Zone or Enterprise Community pursuant to § 597.403.
State means any State of the United States.
Strategic plan means a strategy developed and agreed to by the nominating local government(s) and State(s), which have provided certifications of their authority to adopt such a strategy in their application for nomination, in consultation and cooperation with the residents of the nominated are, pursuant to the provisions of § 597.200(c). The plan must include written commitments from the local government(s) and State(s) that they will adhere to that strategy.
Urban area means:
Any area that lies inside a Metropolitan Area (MA), as designated by the Office of Management and Budget; or
Any area outside an MA if the jurisdiction of the nominating local government has a population of 20,000 or more, or documents the urban character of the area.
[60 FR 3038, Jan. 12, 1995, as amended at 61 FR 5211, Feb. 9, 1996; 63 FR 10715, Mar. 4, 1998]