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Chapter 154
Grant Programs

Article

1. Provisions Applicable to All Grant Programs. (15 AAC 154.010 - 15 AAC 154.090)

2. Senior Citizens Housing Development Grants. (15 AAC 154.100 - 15 AAC 154.130)

3. Multifamily Affordable Housing Development Grant. (15 AAC 154.200 - 15 AAC 154.210)

4. Supplemental Housing Development Grants. (15 AAC 154.300 - 15 AAC 154.320)

5. Homeless Assistance Grants. (15 AAC 154.400 - 15 AAC 154.460)

7. Grant Management. (15 AAC 154.700 - 15 AAC 154.835)

9. Other Grant Programs. (15 AAC 154.900 - 15 AAC 154.910)

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Article 1
Provisions Applicable to All Grant Programs

Section

10. Public notice of availability of funds.

20. Cessation of grants.

30. Misstatements.

40. Grant agreements.

50. Application.

60. Appeals.

70. Title to project.

80. Compliance with federal grant requirements.

90. Applicability of Building Energy Efficiency Standard and Minimum Construction Standards to Grant Programs.

15 AAC 154.010. Public notice of availability of funds

At least seven days before awarding a grant under this chapter or under a program described in 15 AAC 154.900, the Corporation will publish notice of the availability of money for the grant.

History: Eff. 5/7/93, Register 130; am 5/14/97, Register 142

Authority: AS 18.56.088

15 AAC 154.020. Cessation of grants

The Corporation has the ability to temporarily or permanently, in its discretion, cease making grants and grant payments under any of the programs established in this chapter or described in 15 AAC 154.900 and the ability to temporarily or permanently suspend grants to particular grant recipients under any of those programs. The Corporation will, in its discretion, include a provision to the effect stated in this section in the grant agreement or other document it enters into in connection with a grant program.

History: Eff. 5/7/93, Register 130

Authority: AS 18.56.088

15 AAC 154.030. Misstatements

If the Corporation determines that a grant recipient under any of the programs established in this chapter or described in 15 AAC 154.900 has made a material misstatement relating to that grant recipient's application for or administration of a grant, the Corporation will, in its discretion, require the grant recipient to repay the grant to the Corporation, together with accrued interest on the amount of the grant calculated at the highest permissible rate allowed by law from the date of issuance of the grant check by the Corporation, and determine that the grant recipient is ineligible for further grants from the Corporation. The Corporation will, in its discretion, include a provision to the effect stated in this section in the grant contract or other document it enters into in connection with a grant program.

History: Eff. 5/7/93, Register 130

Authority: AS 18.56.088

15 AAC 154.040. Grant agreements

Before awarding a grant under this chapter or under a program described in 15 AAC 154.900, the Corporation will enter into a grant agreement with the recipient of the grant. The grant agreement will include, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) a statement of the intended use of the grant funds, specifying how the funds will be used in connection with the purposes of the particular grant program;

(2) a budget description in detail appropriate to the scope of the project;

(3) a timetable listing the steps considered necessary for the timely completion of the project and listing the schedule for the payment of grant funding;

(4) a provision for the administration of the grant money according to generally accepted financial accounting procedures, for regular periodic reporting to the Corporation of grant-sponsored activities, and for the disposition of funds in accordance with intended use;

(5) a provision for the cessation of grant payments if the Corporation determines that the applicant is not using grant money for its intended purposes or is not proceeding satisfactorily with the development of the project;

(6) a provision acknowledging that all interest earned on grant funds remains the property of the Corporation and that all such interest will be remitted to the Corporation upon completion of the final project audit;

(7) a statement acknowledging that the applicant and its architect, and not the Corporation, are responsible for obtaining necessary licenses and permits, if any, for ensuring that all aspects of the project comply with all applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, and codes, and for all costs of the project in excess of the amount of approved grants; and

(8) a promise to defend and hold harmless, and to require all contractors and subcontractors to hold harmless, the Corporation from any action arising from its alleged failure to award a grant under the applicable program.

History: Eff. 5/7/93, Register 130

Authority: AS 18.56.088

15 AAC 154.050. Application

(a) The executive director will establish selection criteria and a selection procedure which will be detailed in the instructions to a grant application.

(b) A grant application shall be on forms prescribed by the Corporation and shall include:

(1) a resolution of the applicant's governing body authorizing the grant request, or if the applicant is a municipality, the signature of a municipal official with authority to apply for the grant;

(2) documentation of need for the grant project in the area being served;

(3) a statement identifying all other money sources, amounts, and anticipated commitment dates for each source;

(4) a management and operation plan;

(5) a budget and schedule to accomplish the purposes of the grant; and

(6) other information required by the Corporation.

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