42 U.S. Code § 3131 - Establishment of economic development partnerships
In providing assistance under this subchapter, the Secretary shall cooperate with States and other entities to ensure that, consistent with national objectives, Federal programs are compatible with and further the objectives of State, regional, and local economic development plans and comprehensive economic development strategies.
The Secretary shall promulgate regulations to ensure that appropriate State and local government agencies have been given a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on proposed projects under this subchapter that the Secretary determines may have a significant direct impact on the economy of the area.
The Secretary may enter into a cooperation agreement with any 2 or more States, or an organization of any 2 or more States, in support of effective economic development.
Each cooperation agreement shall provide for suitable participation by other governmental and nongovernmental entities that are representative of significant interests in and perspectives on economic development in an area.
A prior section 3131, Pub. L. 89–136, title I, § 101, Aug. 26, 1965, 79 Stat. 552; Pub. L. 91–123, title III, § 301(1), Nov. 25, 1969, 83 Stat. 219; Pub. L. 92–65, title I, § 102, Aug. 5, 1971, 85 Stat. 166; Pub. L. 94–487, title I, § 103, Oct. 12, 1976, 90 Stat. 2331, authorized direct and supplementary grants, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–393, § 102(a).
2004—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–373, § 103(1), substituted “multi-State regional organizations, and nonprofit organizations” for “and multi-State regional organizations” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 108–373, § 103(2), struck out “adjoining” before “States” in two places.
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