10 U.S. Code § 4951 - Purposes; definitions; regulations

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(a) Purposes.—The purposes of the program authorized by this chapter are—
to increase assistance by the Department of Defense to eligible entities furnishing procurement technical assistance to business entities; and
to assist eligible entities in the payment of the costs of establishing and carrying out new procurement technical assistance programs and maintaining existing procurement technical assistance programs.
(b) Definitions.—In this chapter:
(1) The term “eligible entity” means any of the following:
A State.
A private, nonprofit organization.
A tribal organization, as defined in section 4(l) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 5304(l)), or an economic enterprise, as defined in section 3(e) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–262; 25 U.S.C. 1452(e)), whether or not such economic enterprise is organized for profit purposes or nonprofit purposes.
(2) The term “distressed area” means—
(A) the area of a unit of local government (or such area excluding the area of any defined political jurisdiction within the area of such unit of local government) that—
has a per capita income of 80 percent or less of the State average; or
has an unemployment rate that is one percent greater than the national average for the most recent 24-month period for which statistics are available; or
a reservation, as defined in section 3(d) of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–262; 25 U.S.C. 1452(d)).
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Defense acting through the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
The terms “State” and “local government” have the meaning given those terms in section 6302 of title 31.
(c) Regulations.—
The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations to carry out this chapter.
(Added and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1872(a)(1)(B), (2), (3)(A), (4), Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4287, 4288.)
Effective Date

Section and amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.