United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Mar 24, 2023
The term “Agency” means the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce.
The term “community-based organization” has the meaning given the term in section 7801 of title 20.
The term “Federal agency” has the meaning given the term “agency” in section 551 of title 5.
The term “institution of higher education” has the meaning given the term in section 1001 of title 20.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce.
The term “socially or economically disadvantaged individual” means an individual who has been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias (or the ability of whom to compete in the free enterprise system has been impaired due to diminished capital and credit opportunities, as compared to others in the same line of business and competitive market area) because of the identity of the individual as a member of a group, without regard to any individual quality of the individual that is unrelated to that identity.
The term “Tribal Government” means the recognized governing body of any Indian or Alaska Native tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, community, component band, or component reservation, individually identified (including parenthetically) in the list published most recently as of
The term “Under Secretary” means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development, who is appointed as described in section ___3(b) 1