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10.08.05.00.htm 10.08.05.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 08 HEALTH FACILITIES GRANTS Chapter 05 Construction Funds for Federally Qualified Health Centers Authority: Health-General Article, §24-1301―24-1307, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.08.05.01.htm 10.08.05.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter governs the administration of State grant funds to counties, municipal corporations, nonprofit corporations and other entities, hereinafter "entities" that are authorized for funding under §330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254b) administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care. These grants are for the conversion, acquisition, renovation, e
10.08.05.02.htm 10.08.05.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Acquisition" means purchasing and obtaining ownership of all or part of an existing building for use as a federally qualified health center.2) "Act" means Health-General Article, §24-1301―24-1307, Annotated Code of Maryland, which authorizes the disbursement of State grant funds for the purposes of conversion, acquisition, renovation, equipping, and construction
10.08.05.03.htm 10.08.05.03. 03 Use of State Grant Funds. State grant funds for federally qualified health centers shall be used solely for approved projects that involve:A. Conversion of public buildings or parts of buildings;. B. Acquisition of existing buildings or parts of buildings;. C. Renovation of a facility;. D. Purchase of capital equipment; or. E. Planning, design, and construction of a facility..
10.08.05.04.htm 10.08.05.04. 04 Eligible Applicants for State Grant Funds.. To be eligible to apply for State grant funds under the Act, an applicant shall:. A. Be a qualified entity;. B. Sponsor a project involving work specified in Regulation .03 of this chapter; and. C. Certify that the proposed facility will meet the handicap-accessibility requirements of 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq. or provide a certified waiver from the Department of Housing and Community Development.
10.08.05.05.htm 10.08.05.05. 05 Application Procedure.. A. An applicant shall apply for a State grant by completing an application with the Department on a form provided by the Department, and shall file the completed application for State grant funds with the Office of Planning and Capital Financing.B. The Department shall provide any notice and information to the State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance that may be required under COMAR 14.24.04.C. The applicant shall comply with all applicable
10.08.05.06.htm 10.08.05.06. 06 Amount of State Grant Awards.. The Department shall determine the amount of the State grant, if any, for an applicant's approved project after consideration of the following:A. All approved applications;. B. Priorities of need as established by the Department;. C. The total unallocated State funds available in the Department's Administration-Sponsored Capital Programs for federally qualified health centers;D. The projected amount of anticipated appropriati
10.08.05.07.htm 10.08.05.07. 07 Recommendation of State Grant Awards.. A. The Department shall determine whether the application is to be recommended to the Board of Public Works for award of State grant funds after consideration of the following:1) The availability of State grant funds;. 2) The receipt of satisfactory evidence from the applicant of the following requirements:. a) Sufficient total financial contribution to complete the project;. b) Control of site, such as deed or lease;.
10.08.05.08.htm 10.08.05.08. 08 Grant Limitations and Provisions.. A. Use of Federal Grants.. 1) Any federal grant that is received for an eligible project shall be applied first to the cost of the project.2) Community Development Block Grants are considered as local matching funds and are not considered as federal grant funds.3) All other sources of funds shall be expended before any or all of the State grant is expended on an approved project.B. Limits of State Grant.. 1) Except as provided in
10.08.05.09.htm 10.08.05.09. 09 Use of Funds for Acquisition and Renovation.. A. If the applicant is acquiring a site with existing improvements, and the existing improvements are to be renovated for or used for a federally qualified health center, the total project costs may be eligible for State participation.B. In the circumstances outlined in §A of this regulation, at least two State-approved appraisers shall provide appraisals of the site and existing improvements to be acquired. State participation sha
10.08.05.10.htm 10.08.05.10. 10 Residual Requirements of the Grantee.. A. Annual Requirements.. 1) For 30 years following the completion of conversion, acquisition, renovation, capital equipping, or construction of a federally qualified health center involving the State grant funds in this chapter, a grantee shall file a written statement annually with the Department containing the following material:a) A recent certified, audited profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for the facility;.
10.08.05.11.htm 10.08.05.11. 11 Right of Recovery.. In the event of default under the terms of the Act and this chapter, a federally qualified health center financed pursuant to this chapter is subject to the State's right of recovery as set forth in the Act.
10.08.05.9999.htm 10.08.05.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 24, 2006 (33:8 Md. R. 732).
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