PUBLIC LAW 105-393 —NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3601 organization of any 2 or more adjoining States, in support of effective economic development. "(2) PARTICIPATION.— 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. " SEC. 102. COOPERATION OF FEDERAL AGENCIES. 42 USC 3132. "In accordance with applicable laws and subject to the availability of appropriations, each Federal agency shall exercise its powers, duties and functions, and shall cooperate with the Secretary, in such manner as will assist the Secretary in carrying out this title. "SEC. 103. COORDINATION. 42 USC 3133. "The Secretary shall coordinate activities relating to the preparation and implementation of comprehensive economic development strategies under this Act with Federal agencies carry- ing out other Federal programs. States, economic development districts, and other appropriate planning and development organizations. "TITLE II—GRANTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT "SEC. 201. GRANTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOP- 42 USC 3141. MENT. "(a) IN GENERAL.— On the application of an eligible recipient, the Secretary may make grants for— "(1) acquisition or development of land and improvements for use for a public works, public service, or development facility; and "(2) acquisition, design and engineering, construction, rehabilitation, alteration, expansion, or improvement of such a facility, including related machinery and equipment. "(b) CRITERIA FOR GRANT. —The Secretary may make a grant under this section only if the Secretary determines that— "(1) the project for which the grant is applied for will, directly or indirectly— "(A) improve the opportunities, in the area where the project is or will be located, for the successful establishment or expansion of industrial or commercial plants or facilities; "(B) assist in the creation of additional long-term employment opportunities in the area; or "(C) primarily benefit the long-term unemployed and members of low-income families; "(2) the project for which the grant is applied for will fulfill a pressing need of the area, or a part of the area, in which the project is or will be located; and "(3) the area for which the project is to be carried out has a comprehensive economic development strategy and the project is consistent with the strategy. "(c) MAXIMUM ASSISTANCE FOR EACH STATE.—Not more than 15 percent of the amounts made available to carry out this section may be expended in any 1 State.
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