P.L. 110-371, The Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2007
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S. 496 would reauthorize and improve the program authorized by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965.
Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2007 - Limits the amount of Appalachian regional development grants and loans for projects in at-risk counties to 70% of project costs. Directs the Appalachian Regional Commission to designate as "at-risk" those counties in the Appalachian region that are most at risk of becoming economically distressed.
Authorizes the Commission to provide technical assistance, provide grants, enter into contracts, or otherwise provide amounts to entities in the region for projects and activities to: (1) promote energy efficiency; (2) increase the use of renewable energy resources; and (3) support the development of conventional energy resources to produce alternative transportation fuels, electricity, and heat.
Authorizes appropriations to the Commission through FY2011, with specified amounts designated for: (1) the telecommunications and technology initiative; and (2) the economic and energy initiative. Requires funds approved by the Commission for a project in an Appalachian state pursuant to a congressional directive to be derived from the amount allocated to that state.
Extends, for five years, the termination date of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965.
Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 8/4/2007: Held at the desk.
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