(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
(b) Definitions.—In this chapter:
(1) The term “eligible entity” means any of the following:
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
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Defense acting through the Director of the Defense Logistics Agency.
(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.)