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PUBLIC LAW 105-393 —NOV. 13, 1998 112 STAT. 3607 that no report shall be required to be submitted more than 10 years after the date of closeout of the assistance award. "(b) CONTENTS.— Each report shall contain an evaluation of the effectiveness of the economic assistance provided under this title in meeting the need that the assistance was designed to address and in meeting the objectives of this Act. «SEC. 213. PROHIBITION ON USE OF FUNDS FOR ATTORNEY'S AND 42 USC 3153. CONSULTANTS FEES. "Assistance made available under this title shall not be used directly or indirectly for an attorney's or consultant's fee incurred in connection with obtaining grants and contracts under this title. "TITLE III—ELIGIBILITY; COMPREHEN- SIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES " SEC. 301. ELIGIBILITY OF AREAS. 42 USC 3161. "(a) IN GENERAL.— For a project to be eligible for assistance under section 201 or 209, the project shall be located in an area that, on the date of submission of the application, meets 1 or more of the following criteria: "(1) Low PER CAPITA INCOME.— The area has a per capita income of 80 percent or less of the national average. "(2) UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE. —The area has an unemployment rate that is, for the most recent 24-month period for which data are available, at least 1 percent greater than the national average unemployment rate. "(3) UNEMPLOYMENT OR ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT PROB- LEMS.— The area is an area that the Secretary determines has experienced or is about to experience a special need arising from actual or threatened severe unemployment or economic adjustment problems resulting from severe short-term or longterm changes in economic conditions. "(b) POLITICAL BOUNDARIES OF AREAS. —An area that meets 1 or more of the criteria of subsection (a), including a small area of poverty or high unemployment within a larger community in less economic distress, shall be eligible for assistance under section 201 or 209 without regard to political or other subdivisions or boundaries. "(c) DOCUMENTATION.— "(1) IN GENERAL.— ^A determination of eligibility under subsection (a) shall be supported by the most recent Federal data available, or, if no recent Federal data is available, by the most recent data available through the government of the State in which the area is located. "(2) ACCEPTANCE BY SECRETARY.— The documentation shall be accepted by the Secretary unless the Secretary determines that the documentation is inaccurate. "(d) PRIOR DESIGNATIONS.— Any designation of a redevelopment area made before the effective date of the Economic Development Administration Reform Act of 1998 shall not be effective after that effective date.