(a)Deposit account is a demand, time, savings, passbook, or similar account maintained with an insured depository institution (not including an account evidenced by a Certificate of Deposit).
(b)Economically Distressed Area is a county or equivalent division of local government of a state in which, according to the most recent available data from the United States Bureau of the Census, 40 percent or more of the residents have an annual income that is at or below the poverty level.
(c)Grant is a Federal award of money, or property in lieu of money (including cooperative agreements) to an eligible grantee that must account for its use. The term does not include the provision of technical assistance, revenue sharing, loans, loan guarantees, interest subsidies, insurance, direct appropriations, or any fellowship or other lump sum award.
(d)Insured depository institution has the same meaning as in section 3(c) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. 1813(c).
(e)Intermediary is an entity participating in the Microloan Program which makes and services Microloans to eligible small businesses and which provides marketing, management, and technical assistance to its borrowers. It may be:
(1) A private, nonprofit community development corporation or other entity;
(2) A consortium of private, nonprofit community development corporations or other entities;
(3) A quasi-governmental economic development entity, other than a state, county, municipal government or any agency thereof; or
(4) An agency of or a nonprofit entity established by a Native American Tribal Government.
(f)Microloan is a short-term, fixed interest rate loan of not more than $50,000 made by an Intermediary to an eligible small business.
(g)Non-Federal sources are sources of funds other than the Federal Government and may include indirect costs or in-kind contributions paid for under non-Federal programs. Community Block Development Grants are considered non-Federal sources.
(h)Non-lending technical assistance provider (NTAP) is an entity which receives grant funds from SBA to provide technical assistance to Microloan borrowers.
(i)Specialized Intermediary is an Intermediary which maintains a portfolio of Microloans averaging $10,000 or less.