For purposes of eligibility for assistance under this chapter, a qualified organization shall be—
a nonprofit microenterprise development organization or program (or a group or collaborative thereof) that has a demonstrated record of delivering microenterprise services to disadvantaged entrepreneurs;
a microenterprise development organization or program that is accountable to a local community, working in conjunction with a State or local government or Indian tribe; or
an Indian tribe acting on its own, if the Indian tribe can certify that no private organization or program referred to in this paragraph exists within its jurisdiction.
(Pub. L. 103–325, title I, § 175, as added Pub. L. 106–102, title VII, § 725, Nov. 12, 1999, 113 Stat. 1473.)