7 U.S. Code § 2009bb–2 - Economic and community development grants
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(a) In general
The Authority may approve grants to States, Indian tribes, local governments, and public and nonprofit organizations for projects, approved in accordance with section 2009bb–8 of this title—
(1) to assist the region in obtaining the job training, employment-related education, and business development (with an emphasis on entrepreneurship) that are needed to build and maintain strong local economies;
(2) to develop the transportation, renewable energy transmission, and telecommunication infrastructure of the region for the purpose of facilitating economic development in the region (except that grants for this purpose may be made only to States, Indian tribes, local governments, and nonprofit organizations);
(3) to provide assistance to severely distressed and underdeveloped areas that lack financial resources for improving basic public services;
(4) to provide assistance to severely distressed and underdeveloped areas that lack financial resources for equipping industrial parks and related facilities; and
(1) In general
Funds for grants under subsection (a) of this section may be provided—
(2) Priority of funding
To best build the foundations for long-term economic development and to complement other Federal, State, and tribal resources in the region, Federal funds available under this subchapter shall be focused on the following activities:
(B) Transportation and telecommunication infrastructure for the purpose of facilitating economic development in the region.
Source(Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 383D, formerly § 383C, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, § 6028,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 380; renumbered § 383D and amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(A), (2)(B), (d),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1178, 1179, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6026(c)(1)(A), (2)(B), (d),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1940, 1941.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
A prior section 383D ofPub. L. 87–128, title III, was renumbered section 383E and is classified to section 2009bb–3 of this title.
2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(c)(2)(B), made technical amendment to reference in original act which appears in introductory provisions as reference to section 2009bb–8 of this title.
Subsec. (a)(1), (2). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(d)(1), redesignated pars. (2) and (1) as (1) and (2), respectively, and, in par. (2), substituted “transportation, renewable energy transmission, and telecommunication” for “transportation and telecommunication”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–246, § 6026(d)(2), substituted “the following activities” for “the activities in the following order or priority” in introductory provisions.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment