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Subject 391-1-5 GEORGIA GREENSPACE PROGRAM FY 2002

Rule 391-1-5-.01 Name of Grant Program

The Name of the Grant Program is the Georgia Greenspace Program FY 2002.

Rule 391-1-5-.02 Citation to Statutory Authority

The Georgia Greenspace Program was established in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Section 36-22-1et seq.

Rule 391-1-5-.03 General Scope and Purpose of the Grant Program

The purpose of the Georgia Greenspace Program is to promote the permanent protection of at least 20 percent of the geographic area of each eligible county as greenspace, as defined in O.C.G.A. § 36-22-2.

Rule 391-1-5-.04 Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions of the grants awarded through the Georgia Greenspace Program include the commitment of the local governing authority to implement the locally developed Community Greenspace Program which defines how that community intends to permanently protect 20 percent of the geographic area of the eligible county and the restriction of the use of the grant award funds, together with any interest thereon, solely to defray the costs of acquisition of greenspace as defined in the statute. The terms and conditions are more fully set forth in the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Administration, Chapter 391-1-4 Georgia Greenspace Program.

Rule 391-1-5-.05 Eligible Recipients of the Grant

The eligible recipients of the grants awarded in FY 2002 through the Georgia Greenspace Program are the following counties, and any municipalities lying entirely or partially within the below named counties, if the county where the municipality is situated actually participates in the Georgia Greenspace Program. Baldwin, Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Bibb, Bryan, Bulloch, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Carroll, Catoosa, Charlton, Chatham, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coffee, Colquitt, Columbia, Coweta, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, DeKalb, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Douglas, Echols, Effingham, Elbert, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gilmer, Glynn, Gordon, Grady, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hancock, Harris, Hart, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Jasper, Lamar, Laurens, Lee, Liberty, Long, Lowndes, Lumpkin, Macon, Mitchell, Monroe, Murray, Muscogee, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Pulaski, Rabun, Richmond, Rockdale, Screven, Sumter, Tattnall, Tift, Treutlen, Walker, Walton, Washington, Wayne, Wheeler, White, Whitfield, and Wilcox.

Rule 391-1-5-.06 Criteria for the Award of the Grant

The criteria for the award of the grant is set forth in greater detail in the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Administration, Chapter 391-1-4 Georgia Greenspace Program, but include the development of a local Community Greenspace Program which sets as a goal the permanent protection of at least 20 percent of the eligible county's geographic area as greenspace as defined under the statute. The amount of each award is established in statute as a formula based upon the state property tax levy on residential property in each county.

Rule 391-1-5-.07 Directions and Deadlines for Applying for Such Grant

The Directions and Deadlines for applying for a grant through the Georgia Greenspace Program are set forth in detail in the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Administration, Chapter 391-1-4 Georgia Greenspace Program. For complete information regarding the directions and deadlines for applying for a grant, please see the Rules of Georgia Department of Natural Resources Administration, Chapter 391-1-4 Georgia Greenspace Program.