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Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Sec. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-8-8&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-8-8</a>, the Local Development Fund shall be administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.02" name="110-6-1-.02" title="110-6-1-.02">Rule 110-6-1-.02 Definitions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Commissioner </B>means the Commissioner of Community Affairs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Department </B>means the Department of Community Affairs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligible Applicant </B>means any county, municipality, or consolidated government.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-kind </B>means any non-cash item(s) or labor donated to the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Deleted. </B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Local Development Fund Grant </B>means a grant provided to an eligible applicant for the purpose of assisting in the planning for and implementation of important local community development or improvement needs.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.03" name="110-6-1-.03" title="110-6-1-.03">Rule 110-6-1-.03 Grant Competitions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department shall hold two competition periods per year. The first competition shall be on the first working day of October and the second competition shall be on the first working day of April.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications must be received by the Department no later than the first day of a competition.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.04" name="110-6-1-.04" title="110-6-1-.04">Rule 110-6-1-.04 Allocation of Appropriated Grant Funds</a></h2> <P>Funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department for local development fund grants will be allocated at the beginning of the fiscal year among the two competitions as follows:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.04(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Up to 60% of the appropriation shall be allocated during the first competition and;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.04(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The balance of the appropriation shall be allocated during the second competition.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.05" name="110-6-1-.05" title="110-6-1-.05">Rule 110-6-1-.05 Eligible and Ineligible Activities</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, downtown development, tourism and related marketing activities, public parking facilities, recreation improvements, community facilities, multi-county solid waste planning, public facilities that comprise the physical foundation of a community, historic preservation of governmental buildings, and activities implementing approved plans prepared in accordance with the Georgia Planning Act of 1989 or the Georgia Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ineligible activities include, but are not limited to, basic government services such as general construction of or general improvements to, city halls, county courthouses and public safety facilities. The Local Development Fund cannot be used for administrative, overhead expenses or anything that would violate the gratuities clause of the State Constitution.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.06" name="110-6-1-.06" title="110-6-1-.06">Rule 110-6-1-.06 Eligible Applicants</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An eligible applicant, as defined in <a title="110-6-1-.02(3)" href="110-6-1-.02#110-6-1-.02(3)">110-6-1-.02(3)</a>, may apply for Local Development Fund Grants. If more than one eligible applicant is party to the application then one of the eligible applicants must be designated as the lead agency, responsible for administering the grant if such grant is awarded.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to be eligible to apply for and/or receive a Local Development Fund grant, an eligible applicant must be in compliance with the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-8-2&amp;title=50#50-8-2(a)(18)" target="_newtab">50-8-2(a)(18)</a> as it related to a "qualified local government";</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The requirements of O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=36-81-8&amp;title=36#" target="_newtab">36-81-8</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If applicable, be eligible to receive solid waste grants, loans and permits as outlined in the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Act of 1990; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The requirements of O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=36-70-27&amp;title=36#" target="_newtab">36-70-27</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants must apply for the local development fund grant in a format and manner prescribed by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants must apply for the Local Development Fund grant in a format and manner prescribed by the Department. Grant applications may be received by writing to the Department of Community Affairs at the following address: <P>Department of Community Affairs</P> </td> </tr> </table> <P><B>ATTN: Local Development Fund </B></P> <P>1200 Equitable Building</P> <P>100 Peachtree Street</P> <P>Atlanta, Georgia 30303</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.07" name="110-6-1-.07" title="110-6-1-.07">Rule 110-6-1-.07 Grant Award Amounts and Matching Requirements</a></h2> <P>The maximum award for an individual local development fund grant will be $10,000. The maximum amount for an application submitted jointly by two or more eligible applicants or by a consolidated local government or a regional development center will be $20,000. Eligible applicants receiving a grant award will be required to provide a match no less than dollar for dollar of the grant amount. This matching requirement may be met through cash or in-kind contribution.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.08" name="110-6-1-.08" title="110-6-1-.08">Rule 110-6-1-.08 Review of Grant Applications</a></h2> <P>Eligible applications received during a competition period will be reviewed by a grant review team to determine the merit of the application and whether such applicant shall receive local development funds. In determining whether an applicant shall receive a grant award, the grant review team will consider the following factors:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.08(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The reasonableness of the budget and proposed timetable and a consideration of factors such as permits, ordinances, inter-jurisdictional cooperation, and other funding commitments (i.e., city, county, school, civic association, etc.).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.08(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An assessment of the impact of the project on the applicant and community, its described need, and its plan or community strategy. Both positive and negative impacts will be assessed as well as short and long-term impacts.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.08(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An assessment of the soundness of the strategy outlined in the application, including the degree of local commitment. In the case of joint applications, the extent to which all participating communities have committed resources to the project.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.08(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other information submitted by the applicant and deemed relevant by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.09" name="110-6-1-.09" title="110-6-1-.09">Rule 110-6-1-.09 Awarding of Grant Funds</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within 45 days of the close of a grant competition, the Department will select grant recipients based upon the review criteria outlined at <a title="110-6-1-.08" href="110-6-1-.08">110-6-1-.08</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="110-6-1-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon selection by the Department to receive a local development fund grant, the applicant will enter into a contract with the Department specifying the terms and conditions for the receipt of grant funds. At the time such contact is signed by the applicant and the Department, the Department will disburse grant funds to the applicant based on a predetermined payment schedule. Final payment of grant funds shall be contingent on the applicant fully satisfying the terms of the contract.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.10" name="110-6-1-.10" title="110-6-1-.10">Rule 110-6-1-.10 Terminated</a></h2> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.01" name="110-6-1-.01" title="110-6-1-.01">Rule 110-6-1-.01 Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.02" name="110-6-1-.02" title="110-6-1-.02">Rule 110-6-1-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.03" name="110-6-1-.03" title="110-6-1-.03">Rule 110-6-1-.03 Grant Competitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.04" name="110-6-1-.04" title="110-6-1-.04">Rule 110-6-1-.04 Allocation of Appropriated Grant Funds</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.05" name="110-6-1-.05" title="110-6-1-.05">Rule 110-6-1-.05 Eligible and Ineligible Activities</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.06" name="110-6-1-.06" title="110-6-1-.06">Rule 110-6-1-.06 Eligible Applicants</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.07" name="110-6-1-.07" title="110-6-1-.07">Rule 110-6-1-.07 Grant Award Amounts and Matching Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.08" name="110-6-1-.08" title="110-6-1-.08">Rule 110-6-1-.08 Review of Grant Applications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.09" name="110-6-1-.09" title="110-6-1-.09">Rule 110-6-1-.09 Awarding of Grant Funds</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/110-6-1-.10" name="110-6-1-.10" title="110-6-1-.10">Rule 110-6-1-.10 Terminated</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>