Resource conservation and development program
The Secretary shall establish a resource conservation and development program under which the Secretary shall provide technical assistance and financial assistance to councils to develop and carry out area plans and projects in designated areas—
to conserve and improve the use of land, develop natural resources, and improve and enhance the social, economic, and environmental conditions in primarily rural areas of the United States; and
to encourage and improve the capability of State,1
1 So in original.units of government, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, and councils to carry out the purposes described in paragraph (1).
(Pub. L. 97–98, title XV, § 1529, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title II, § 2504, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 272.)