25 U.S. Code § 488 - Loans to purchasers of highly fractioned land

(a) In general
The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make direct loans in a manner consistent with direct loans pursuant to subtitle D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1981 et seq.), to any Indian tribe recognized by the Secretary of the Interior or tribal corporation established pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act (25 U.S.C. 477), which does not have adequate uncommitted funds, to acquire lands or interests therein within the tribe’s reservation as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, or within a community in Alaska incorporated by the Secretary pursuant to the Indian Reorganization Act [25 U.S.C. 461 et seq.], for use of the tribe or the corporation or the members of either. Such loans shall be limited to such Indian tribes or tribal corporations as have reasonable prospects of success in their proposed operations and as are unable to obtain sufficient credit elsewhere at reasonable rates and terms to finance the purposes authorized in sections 488 to 494 of this title.
(b) Highly fractionated land
(1) In general
Subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of Agriculture may make and insure loans in accordance with section 1929 of title 7 to eligible purchasers of highly fractionated land or to intermediaries in order to establish revolving loan funds for the purchase of highly fractionated land under that section.
(2) Exclusion
Section 491 of this title shall not apply to trust land, restricted tribal land, or tribal corporation land that is mortgaged in accordance with paragraph (1).

Source

(Pub. L. 91–229, § 1,Apr. 11, 1970, 84 Stat. 120; Pub. L. 110–234, title V, § 5501,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1161; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title V, § 5501,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1922; Pub. L. 113–79, title V, § 5402,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 840.)
References in Text

The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is title III of Pub. L. 87–128, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 307. Subtitle D of the Act is classified principally to subchapter IV (§ 1981 et seq.) of chapter 50 of Title 7, Agriculture. For complete classification of the Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1921 of Title 7 and Tables.
Tribal corporation established by the Indian Reorganization Act (25 U.S.C. 477), referred to in subsec. (a), means a tribal corporation established under act June 18, 1934, ch. 576, § 17,48 Stat. 988, which is classified to section 477 of this title.
The Indian Reorganization Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is act June 18, 1934, ch. 576, 48 Stat. 984, which is classified generally to this subchapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 461 of this title and Tables.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Amendments

2014—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 113–79, § 5402(1), in first sentence, substituted “direct loans in a manner consistent with direct loans pursuant to subtitle D of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1981 et seq.)” for “loans from the Farmers Home Administration Direct Loan Account created by section 1988 (c) of title 7, and to make and insure loans as provided in sections 1928 and 1929 of title 7”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 113–79, § 5402(2), substituted “or to intermediaries in order to establish revolving loan funds for the purchase of highly fractionated land under that section” for “pursuant to section 2204 (c) of this title”.
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 5501, inserted section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 15 - NONDISCRIMINATION

7 CFR Part 770 - INDIAN TRIBAL LAND ACQUISITION LOANS

25 CFR - Indians

25 CFR Part 151 - LAND ACQUISITIONS

 

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