(a) In General.— A Commission may make grants to States and local governments, Indian tribes, and public and nonprofit organizations for projects, approved in accordance with section
(1)to develop the transportation infrastructure of its region;
(2)to develop the basic public infrastructure of its region;
(3)to develop the telecommunications infrastructure of its region;
(4)to assist its region in obtaining job skills training, skills development and employment-related education, entrepreneurship, technology, and business development;
(5)to provide assistance to severely economically distressed and underdeveloped areas of its region that lack financial resources for improving basic health care and other public services;
(6)to promote resource conservation, tourism, recreation, and preservation of open space in a manner consistent with economic development goals;
(7)to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy sources; and
(8)to otherwise achieve the purposes of this subtitle.
(b) Allocation of Funds.— A Commission shall allocate at least 40 percent of any grant amounts provided by the Commission in a fiscal year for projects described in paragraphs (1) through (3) of subsection (a).
(c) Sources of Grants.— Grant amounts may be provided entirely from appropriations to carry out this subtitle, in combination with amounts available under other Federal grant programs, or from any other source.
(d) Maximum Commission Contributions.—
(1) In general.— Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3), the Commission may contribute not more than 50 percent of a project or activity cost eligible for financial assistance under this section from amounts appropriated to carry out this subtitle.
(2) Distressed counties.— The maximum Commission contribution for a project or activity to be carried out in a county for which a distressed county designation is in effect under section
15702 may be increased to 80 percent.
(3) Special rule for regional projects.— A Commission may increase to 60 percent under paragraph (1) and 90 percent under paragraph (2) the maximum Commission contribution for a project or activity if—
(A)the project or activity involves 3 or more counties or more than one State; and
(B)the Commission determines in accordance with section
15302(a) that the project or activity will bring significant interstate or multicounty benefits to a region.
(e) Maintenance of Effort.— Funds may be provided by a Commission for a program or project in a State under this section only if the Commission determines that the level of Federal or State financial assistance provided under a law other than this subtitle, for the same type of program or project in the same area of the State within region, will not be reduced as a result of funds made available by this subtitle.
(f) No Relocation Assistance.— Financial assistance authorized by this section may not be used to assist a person or entity in relocating from one area to another.
Chapter effective on the first day of the first fiscal year beginning after June 18, 2008, see section 14217(d) ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section
15101 of this title.
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