16 U.S. Code § 3451 - Definitions
The term “financial assistance” means a grant or loan provided by the Secretary (or the Secretary and other Federal agencies) to, or a cooperative agreement entered into by the Secretary (or the Secretary and other Federal agencies) with, a council, or association of councils, to carry out an area plan in a designated area, including assistance provided for planning, analysis, feasibility studies, training, education, and other activities necessary to carry out the area plan.
The term “planning process” means actions taken by a locally led council to develop and carry out an effective area plan in a designated area, including development of the area plan, goals, purposes, policies, implementation activities, evaluations and reviews, and the opportunity for public participation in the actions.
2008—Par. (1). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2805(a)(1), substituted “locally led planning process” for “planning process” in introductory provisions.
Pars. (8), (9). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2805(a)(2), (3), redesignated pars. (9) and (8) as (8) and (9), respectively, and, in par. (8), substituted “Locally led planning process” for “Planning process” in heading and “locally led council” for “council” in text.
Par. (13)(C), (D). Pub. L. 110–246, § 2805(b), added subpars. (C) and (D) and struck out former subpars. (C) and (D) which read as follows:
“(C) providing assistance for the long-term implementation of area plans; and
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