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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsOctober 2014

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The Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund Board proposes to adopt Guidelines for the administration of the distribution of funds authorized by §39 of the FY 2015 Budget Act (79 Del. Laws Ch. 290). The Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund may be used to support local neighborhood revitalization programs, including grants to neighborhood associations and other community groups, law enforcement, local governments 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. The Board is seeking public comment on the proposed guidelines. Written comments should be sent to Diane Laird, State Coordinator, Downtown Delaware, Delaware Economic Development Office, Carvel State Building, 820 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Written comments will be accepted until October 30, 2014 pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10118(a).
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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