7 USC 2009dd1 - Definitions

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.

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(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.