States are Making Good Progress in Implementing the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program: Report to the Congress

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U.S. General Accounting Office, 1983 - Block grants - 50 pages
 

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Page 1 - Act establishes as its primary objective "the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income." This overall objective is achieved through a program where the projected use of funds has been developed so as to give maximum feasible priority to activities which will benefit lowand moderate-income families or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or...
Page 21 - The primary objective of this title is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Page 21 - Any grant under this title shall be made only on condition that the applicant certify to the satisfaction of the Secretary that its Community Development Program has been developed so as to give maximum feasible priority to activities which will benefit low- or moderate-income families or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight.
Page 22 - ... certifies are designed to meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs...
Page 21 - Performance reports. Each State administering grants under this subpart shall submit to the Secretary a performance report as required by section 104(d) of the Act. Such report shall be in such form and contain such information (including the assessment required by section 104(d) of the Act) as the State shall deem appropriate and sufficient to provide an adequate basis for the determinations required to be made by the Secretary pursuant to Section 104(d)(2) of the Act. If the Secretary determines...
Page 5 - ... information concerning the amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities, the range of activities that may be undertaken, and other important program requirements...
Page 5 - ... proposed community development and housing activities, the range of activities that may be undertaken, and other important program requirements, (B) held public hearings to obtain the views of citizens on community development and housing needs...
Page 1 - ... local government which may be assisted by funds distributed by States pursuant to this subpart are those listed in section 105(a) of the Act. (b) State responsibilities. Primary and direct responsibility for overall administration of funds distributed pursuant to this subpart is vested in the State. States are free to develop purposes and procedures for distributing funds as State and local priorities dictate, subject to the primary objectives and other requirements of the Act. In exercising...

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