7 U.S. Code § 2009bb–4 - Multistate and local development districts and organizations and Northern Great Plains Inc.
(a) Definition of multistate and local development district or organization
In this section, the term “multistate and local development district or organization” means an entity—
(A) is a planning district in existence on May 13, 2002, that is recognized by the Economic Development Administration of the Department of Commerce; or
(i) organized and operated in a manner that ensures broad-based community participation and an effective opportunity for other nonprofit groups to contribute to the development and implementation of programs in the region;
(ii) a nonprofit incorporated body organized or chartered under the law of the State in which the entity is located;
(iv) a public organization established before May 13, 2002, under State law for creation of multijurisdictional, area-wide planning organizations;
(v) a nonprofit agency or instrumentality of a State that was established for the purpose of assisting with multistate cooperation; or
(2) that has not, as certified by the Authority (in consultation with the Federal cochairperson or Secretary, as appropriate)—
(b) Grants to multistate, local, or regional development districts and organizations
(1) In general
The Authority may make grants for administrative expenses under this section to multistate, local, and regional development districts and organizations.
(2) Conditions for grants
(A) Maximum amount
The amount of any grant awarded under paragraph (1) shall not exceed 80 percent of the administrative expenses of the multistate, local, or regional development district or organization receiving the grant.
(1) In general
Except as provided in paragraph (2), a local development district shall operate as a lead organization serving multicounty areas in the region at the local level.
(d) Northern Great Plains Inc.
Northern Great Plains Inc., a nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Minnesota to implement the recommendations of the Northern Great Plains Rural Development Commission established by the Northern Great Plains Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2661 note; Public Law 103–318)—
(1) shall serve as an independent, primary resource for the Authority on issues of concern to the region;
Source(Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 383F, formerly § 383E, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, § 6028,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 382; renumbered § 383F and amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(A), (f),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1178, 1180, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(A), (f),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1940, 1941.)
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.
A prior section 383F ofPub. L. 87–128, title III, was renumbered section 383G and is classified to section 2009bb–5 of this title.
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(f)(1), substituted “Multistate and local” for “Local” in section catchline.
Subsecs. (a) to (c). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(f)(2), added subsecs. (a) to (c) and struck out former subsecs. (a) to (c) which related to definition of local development district, grants to local development districts, and duties of local development districts, respectively.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment