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Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10113(b)(5) and the authority granted to the Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office ("DEDO") by 29 Del.C. §5005(11), and in accordance with the Allocation Plan and §39 of the FY2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws, c. 290), the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund Board ("Board") adopts the attached Guidelines published in the October edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations.
2. The Delaware General Assembly has approved the use of the Settlement Funds in accordance with § 39 of the FY2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws, c. 290) and that certain Allocation Plan approved by the Joint Finance Committee. The Allocation Plan provides that $1,000,000 of the Settlement Funds (the "Initial Allocation") shall be used to create the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund ("Fund") within DEDO to "support neighborhood revitalization programs, neighborhood associations and other community groups, law enforcement, [and] local governments, including grants to or other stakeholders for community development, public protection, urban beautification, or any other purposes that have the effect of reducing crime or otherwise strengthen neighborhoods."
6. The Guidelines were published in the Register of Regulations on October 1, 2014. Following publication a period of thirty (30) days was held open for written comment from the public.
5. These Guidelines are promulgated under the authority granted to the Director of DEDO by 29 Del.C. §5005(11), and in accordance with the Allocation Plan and § 39 of the FY2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws, c. 290) and the Delaware Administrative Procedures Act, 29 Del.C. §10113(b)(5).
Having found that the proposed changes to the regulations are necessary as outlined herein, the Board finds that the regulations shall be adopted as final in the form as proposed. The exact text of the regulations as appeared in the Delaware Register of Regulations is attached to this order. These changes will become effective ten days following publication of this order in the Delaware Register of Regulations on December 1, 2014.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 3rd day of November, 2014 by the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund Board.
2.2 The Delaware General Assembly has approved the use of the Settlement Funds in accordance with §39 of the FY2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws Ch. 290) and that certain Allocation Plan approved by the Joint Finance Committee. Among other things, the Allocation Plan provides that $1,000,000 of the Settlement Funds (the “Initial Allocation”) shall be used to create the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund within the Delaware Economic Development Office (“DEDO”) to “support neighborhood revitalization programs, neighborhood associations and other community groups, law enforcement, [and] local governments, including grants to or other stakeholders for community development, public protection, urban beautification, or any other purposes that have the effect of reducing crime or otherwise strengthen neighborhoods.”
2.3 These Guidelines are promulgated under the authority granted to the Director of DEDO by 29 Del.C. §5005(11), and in accordance with the Allocation Plan and §39 of the FY2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws Ch. 290).
Applicant” shall have the meaning set forth in subsection 6.1.
Application” means an application made to the Board on such form or forms, together with all relevant attachments, as the Board may, in its sole discretion, require in connection with the administration of the Fund.
Board” means the Board of the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund.
Building Blocks Initiative” means the DOJ initiative to support crime reduction and neighborhood revitalization programs statewide, through the use of criminal nuisance abatement in combination with community outreach and community support. The Building Blocks Initiative is led by the Crime Strategies Unit of the Criminal Division.
Crime Strategies Unit” is the unit within DOJ created to focus on crime prevention in communities and neighborhoods.
DEDO” means the Delaware Economic Development Office.
DOJ” means the Delaware Department of Justice.
DOJ Board Members” means the members of the Board appointed by the Attorney General.
Downtown Development District,” “District,” and “DDD” means any district created in accordance with the Downtown Development Districts Act, 22 Del.C. §1901 et seq.
DSHA” means the Delaware State Housing Authority.
Final Approval” means the final approval of an Application by the Board in accordance with the procedures set forth herein.
Fund” means the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund.
Grant” means a grant allocated in accordance with these Guidelines.
Initial Allocation” means the $1,000,000 allocated to the Fund by the Delaware General Assembly in accordance with §39 of the FY2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws Ch. 290).
OSPC” means the Office of State Planning Coordination.
Project” means the specific intended use of the proceeds from the Fund.
Public Sponsor” shall mean the State of Delaware or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or County, Municipality, local political subdivision, instrumentality, agency, body politic, or similar entity, within the State of Delaware.
Reviewing Agency” means the agency responsible for conducting an initial review of an Application and making a written recommendation to the Board in connection therewith, in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection 7.3 herein.
State Agency” means any department or agency of the Executive Branch, as well as OSPC.
State Agency Members” means the DEDO Director and the members of the Board appointed by the DEDO Director in accordance with subsection 5.1.2 herein.
5.3.7 The Chair shall appoint a person to keep minutes of all meetings. DEDO shall maintain such minutes in accordance with 29 Del.C. §10004(f). A copy of the minutes shall be circulated to each Board member within two weeks after each meeting.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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