7 U.S. Code § 2009bb–5 - Distressed counties and areas and nondistressed counties

(a) Designations
Not later than 90 days after May 13, 2002, and annually thereafter, the Authority, in accordance with such criteria as the Authority may establish, shall designate—
(1) as distressed counties, counties in the region that are the most severely and persistently distressed and underdeveloped and have high rates of poverty, unemployment, or outmigration;
(2) as nondistressed counties, counties in the region that are not designated as distressed counties under paragraph (1); and
(3) as isolated areas of distress, areas located in nondistressed counties (as designated under paragraph (2)) that have high rates of poverty, unemployment, or outmigration.
(b) Distressed counties
(1) In general
The Authority shall allocate at least 50 percent of the appropriations made available under section 2009bb–12 of this title for programs and projects designed to serve the needs of distressed counties and isolated areas of distress in the region.
(2) Funding limitations
The funding limitations under section 2009bb–3 (b) of this title shall not apply to a project to provide transportation or telecommunication or basic public services to residents of 1 or more distressed counties or isolated areas of distress in the region.
(c) Transportation, telecommunication 1 renewable energy,,1 and basic public infrastructure
The Authority shall allocate at least 50 percent of any funds made available under section 2009bb–12 of this title for transportation, telecommunication,, [1] renewable energy, and basic public infrastructure projects authorized under paragraphs (1) and (3) of section 2009bb–2 (a) of this title.


[1]  So in original.

Source

(Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 383G, formerly § 383F, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, § 6028,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 384; renumbered § 383G and amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(A), (2)(D), (g),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1178, 1179, 1181, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(A), (2)(D), (g),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1940–1942.)
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 L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub.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.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 383G ofPub. L. 87–128, title III, was renumbered section 383H and is classified to section 2009bb–6 of this title.
Amendments

2008—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(g)(1), substituted “50” for “75”.
Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(c)(2)(D)(i)(I), made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section 2009bb–12 of this title.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(c)(2)(D)(i)(II), made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section 2009bb–3 (b) of this title.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(g)(2)–(4), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c), inserted “renewable energy,” after “telecommunication” in heading and “, renewable energy,” after “telecommunication,” in text, and struck out former subsec. (c) which prohibited provision of funds for a project located in a county designated as a nondistressed county.
Subsec. (c)(2)(A). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(c)(2)(D)(ii), made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in text as reference to section 2009bb–4 (b) of this title.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(g)(3), redesignatedsubsec. (d) as (c).
Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(c)(2)(D)(iii), made technical amendments to references in original act which appear in text as references to section 2009bb–12 of this title and section 2009bb–2 (a) of this title.
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 this title.

 

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