PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006
120 STAT. 1805
(F) ensuring that clear, consistent, and environmentally appropriate signs identifying access points and sites of interest are put in place throughout the Heritage Area; and (2) consistent with the goals of the management plan, encouraging economic viability in the affected communities by appropriate means, including encouraging and soliciting the development of heritage products. (c) CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS OF LOCAL GROUPS.—In developing and implementing the management plan, the local coordinating entity shall consider the interests of diverse units of government, businesses, private property owners, and nonprofit organizations in the Heritage Area. (d) PUBLIC MEETINGS.—The local coordinating entity shall conduct public meetings at least annually regarding the implementation of the management plan. (e) ANNUAL REPORTS.—For any fiscal year in which the local coordinating entity receives Federal funds under this subtitle, the local coordinating entity shall submit to the Secretary an annual report that describes— (1) the accomplishments of the local coordinating entity; (2) the expenses and income of the local coordinating entity; and (3) the entities to which the local coordinating entity made any grants during the year for which the report is made. (f) COOPERATION WITH AUDITS.—For any fiscal year in which the local coordinating entity receives Federal funds under this subtitle, the local coordinating entity shall— (1) make available for audit by Congress, the Secretary, and appropriate units of government all records and other information relating to the expenditure of the Federal funds and any matching funds; and (2) require, with respect to all agreements authorizing expenditure of the Federal funds by other organizations, that the receiving organizations make available for audit all records and other information relating to the expenditure of the Federal funds. (g) DELEGATION.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The local coordinating entity may delegate the responsibilities and actions under this subtitle for each area identified in section 254(b)(1). (2) REVIEW.—All delegated responsibilities and actions are subject to review and approval by the local coordinating entity. SEC. 257. DUTIES AND AUTHORITIES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.
(a) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND GRANTS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may provide technical assistance and, subject to the availability of appropriations, grants to— (A) units of government, nonprofit organizations, and other persons, at the request of the local coordinating entity; and (B) the local coordinating entity, for use in developing and implementing the management plan. (2) PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.—The Secretary may not, as a condition of the award of technical assistance or grants under this subtitle, require any recipient of
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