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|Public Law 91-609||Housing and Urban Development; Act of 1970.|
|Public Law 91-609||1781|
|Sec. 401||Effective date.
75 Stat. 183.
42 U. S. C. 1500.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970".
Effective July 1, 1971, title VII of the Housing Act of 1961 is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 702. (a) The Secretary is authorized to make grants to States and local public bodies to help finance (1) the acquisition of title to, or other interest in, open-space land in urban areas and (2) the development of open-space or other land in urban areas for open-space uses. The amount of any such grant shall not exceed 50 per centum of the eligible project cost, as approved by the Secretary, of such acquisition or development. Not more than 50 per centum of the non-Federal share of such eligible project cost may, to the extent authorized in regulations established by the Secretary, be made up by donations of land or materials.
"SEC. 709. As used in this title—
"(4) The term 'local public body' means any public body (including a political subdivision) created by or under the laws of a State or two or more States, or a combination of such bodies, and includes Indian tribes, bands, groups, and nations (including Alaska Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) of the United States.
Approved, December 31, 1970.