7 U.S. Code § 2009dd–1 - Definitions

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In this subchapter:
(1) Benchmark
The term “benchmark” means an annual set of goals and performance measures established for the purpose of assessing performance in meeting a regional investment strategy of a Regional Board.
(2) Indian tribe
The term “Indian tribe” has the meaning given the term in section 450b of title 25.
(3) National Board
The term “National Board” means the National Rural Investment Board established under section 2009dd–2 (c) of this title.
(4) National Institute
The term “National Institute” means the National Institute on Regional Rural Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship established under section 2009dd–2 (b)(2) of this title.
(5) Regional Board
The term “Regional Board” means a Regional Rural Investment Board described in section 2009dd–3 (a) of this title.
(6) Regional innovation grant
The term “regional innovation grant” means a grant made by the Secretary to a certified Regional Board under section 2009dd–5 of this title.
(7) Regional investment strategy grant
The term “regional investment strategy grant” means a grant made by the Secretary to a certified Regional Board under section 2009dd–4 of this title.
(8) Rural heritage
(A) In general
The term “rural heritage” means historic sites, structures, and districts.
(B) Inclusions
The term “rural heritage” includes historic rural downtown areas and main streets, neighborhoods, farmsteads, scenic and historic trails, heritage areas, and historic landscapes.


(Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 385B, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title VI, § 6030,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 402; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title VI, § 6028,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1183; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VI, § 6028,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1945.)

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 L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub.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.

2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 6028, amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section defined terms for this subchapter.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.


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