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Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 19-L
§ 548-f. Administration. 1. Responsibilities of the department. a.
Unless otherwise prescribed, the department or its designee shall be
responsible for the administration of the provisions of this article.

b. In consultation with the committee, the department shall develop
and disseminate a request for proposals on a statewide basis, provided
however that during state fiscal year nineteen hundred
ninety-ninety-one, the committee may limit the locations for
dissemination of such request for proposals based on relevant
demographic data and such other factors as may be determined by the
committee. Not less than thirty days prior to dissemination of such
requests for proposals in such state fiscal year, the department shall
notify the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the
assembly of such proposed locations and the criteria for selection.

c. Not less than thirty days prior to approving an application
pursuant to the provisions of this article, the committee, through the
department, shall notify the temporary president of the senate and the
speaker of the assembly of its intent to approve a project. Such
notification shall identify the recipient and state the proposed
location, the estimated project cost and a brief description of the
project. Upon completion of its review of an application and not less
than thirty days after the notification as provide for in this
paragraph, the committee shall approve or disapprove such application
and the department shall notify the applicant of its decision.

d. The commissioner of the department and the other members of the
committee shall enter into such agreements as shall be necessary to
delineate their respective roles regarding the cooperative provision of
program funding and technical assistance, and the review and monitoring
of projects.

e. The department shall provide assistance to approved projects to
develop an evaluation methodology appropriate to the goals and
objectives of the projects.

2. Neighborhood based initiatives unified contract. a. The department
shall enter into a neighborhood based initiatives unified contract with
each applicant approved by the committee. The provisions of such
contract shall include, but not be limited to: a description of project
services and activities, the action plan, the allowable project costs,
the specific sources of funds that will support the approved costs,
including state funds, local funds, other governmental funds, and all
nongovernmental funds or revenues that are proposed to be used in
support of all project costs, and the allocation of costs by funding

b. The form of the neighborhood based initiatives unified contract
shall be developed in consultation with the division of the budget and
the department of audit and control.

3. The comptroller is authorized pursuant to a certificate of
allocation submitted by the division of the budget to interchange or
transfer from appropriations made to the agencies of the committee or
any other appropriation, as appropriate, such amounts as may be required
to fulfill the obligations of the state pursuant to neighborhood based
initiatives unified contracts to the department for payment of such
obligations. The division of the budget shall provide the chairmen of
the senate finance committee and the assembly ways and means committee
with quarterly reports of all interchanges and transfers which occur
pursuant to this subdivision.

4. Allowable costs for each project shall include, but not be limited
to costs reasonably incurred for:

a. preparation of the action plan required in section five hundred
forty-eight-c of this article;

b. services as approved in the project application;

c. evaluation of the approved project;

d. administration, provided however in every case, the support of
administrative costs pursuant to the contract shall be not more than the
maximum percentage authorized for each source of funding or the total
maximum dollars allowed for administrative costs for each funding
source; and

e. minor renovations to existing structures, except that in no case
shall the state support of such costs exceed either twenty-five percent
of the project contract or fifty percent of the total renovation costs,
whichever is less.

5. Funding made available through the contract shall not be used to
supplant local or other funds.

6. Not more than forty percent of funds appropriated and made avail-
able specifically for neighborhood based initiatives shall be used for
any single project.