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  3. Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68


Section 37 Assistance; application and evaluation, generally

Urban Development Corporation Act 174/68 (UDA)

(1) The corporation shall develop guidelines for application for assistance through each of its programs which are consistent with the rules published pursuant to section 9-c of this act and pursuant to the state administrative procedure act. Guidelines shall provide clear guidance to potential applicants as to criteria for program eligibility, and shall specify criteria used by the corporation in evaluating applications.

  (2) The corporation shall prepare forms, application procedures and evaluation processes which are consistent with the rules and guidelines promulgated by the corporation and which are developed with the goal of making them easily understandable to applicants.

  (3) The corporation shall make available, with the department of economic development, applications and guidance to applicants for each of its programs of assistance at the regional offices of the department of economic development.

  (4) The corporation shall establish, by rule, procedures for (i) the notification to each applicant for assistance of the receipt of such application; (ii) notification to each applicant for assistance of such additional materials as the corporation requires for evaluation of such application; and (iii) periodic notifications not exceeding thirty days apart to each applicant of the status of such application. Such rule shall specify uniform time periods within which the corporation shall make the notifications required by this paragraph.

  (5) Whenever possible, the corporation shall render a determination on an application within thirty working days of the receipt of a completed application including necessary documentation. In the event that a determination cannot be reached within the thirty working day period, the corporation shall submit to the applicant a statement of the reasons for such delay upon or prior to the expiration of the thirty working day period.

  (6) Upon approval of an application for financial assistance, the corporation shall inform the recipient of all steps which must be taken in order to receive the promised assistance. The requirements imposed by the corporation shall be pursuant to statute or rules adopted pursuant to the state administrative procedure act.