120 STAT. 1816 Public meetings.
PUBLIC LAW 109–338—OCT. 12, 2006
(4) conduct meetings open to the public at least semiannually regarding the development and implementation of the management plan; (5) submit an annual report to the Secretary for any fiscal year in which the management entity receives Federal funds under this subtitle, setting forth its accomplishments, expenses, and income, including grants to any other entities during the year for which the report is made; (6) make available for audit for any fiscal year in which it receives Federal funds under this subtitle, all information pertaining to the expenditure of such funds and any matching funds, and require in all agreements authorizing expenditures of Federal funds by other organizations, that the receiving organizations make available for such audit all records and other information pertaining to the expenditure of such funds; and (7) encourage by appropriate means economic development that is consistent with the purposes of the Heritage Area. (b) AUTHORITIES.—The management entity may, for the purposes of preparing and implementing the management plan for the Heritage Area, use Federal funds made available through this subtitle to— (1) make grants to the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, their political subdivisions, nonprofit organizations and other persons; (2) enter into cooperative agreements with or provide technical assistance to the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, their subdivisions, nonprofit organizations, and other interested parties; (3) hire and compensate staff, which shall include individuals with expertise in natural, cultural, and historical resources protection, and heritage programming; (4) obtain money or services from any source including any that are provided under any other Federal law or program; (5) contract for goods or services; and (6) undertake to be a catalyst for any other activity that furthers the purposes of the Heritage Area and is consistent with the approved management plan. (c) PROHIBITIONS ON THE ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY.— The management entity may not use Federal funds received under this subtitle to acquire real property, but may use any other source of funding, including other Federal funding outside this authority, intended for the acquisition of real property. SEC. 276. MANAGEMENT PLAN.
(a) IN GENERAL.—The management plan for the Heritage Area shall— (1) include comprehensive policies, strategies and recommendations for conservation, funding, management and development of the Heritage Area; (2) take into consideration existing State, county, and local plans in the development of the management plan and its implementation; (3) include a description of actions that governments, private organizations, and individuals have agreed to take to protect the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Heritage Area;
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