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14.29.02.00.htm 14.29.02.00. Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Subtitle 29 MARYLAND HERITAGE AREAS AUTHORITY Chapter 02 Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Program Authority: Financial Institutions Article, §13-1107(6) and (12) 13-1111(b) and 13-1113, Annotated Code of Maryland
14.29.02.01.htm 14.29.02.01. 01 General.. This chapter prescribes the policies, procedures, and authorizations for administering the Maryland Heritage Areas Grant Program and providing grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Financing Fund of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an independent unit of government that operates in the Department of Housing and Community Development.
14.29.02.02.htm 14.29.02.02. 02 Objective.. The objective of the Program is to provide a source of funding, including grants to local jurisdictions or other appropriate entities, to assist and encourage preservation and economic development of heritage areas recognized or certified by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
14.29.02.03.htm 14.29.02.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Act" means Financial Institutions Article, §13-1101―13-1124, Annotated Code of Maryland.. 2) "Authority" means the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority established under Financial Institutions Article, §13-1103, Annotated Code of Maryland.3) "Capital project" means the acquisition, development, preservation, or restoration of real property.4) "Certified heritage ar
14.29.02.04.htm 14.29.02.04. 04 Eligible Grantees.. A. The following are eligible to apply for a grant under the Program:. 1) Local jurisdictions; and. 2) Nonprofit organizations.. B. A local jurisdiction shall submit an application together with all other local jurisdictions within the recognized or certified heritage area that will benefit from the grant.C. A nonprofit organization shall:. 1) Be authorized to submit an application by the entity designated to manage a recognized or certifi
14.29.02.05.htm 14.29.02.05. 05 Eligible Activities.. A. Eligibility Generally. The Authority may provide grants from the Fund to eligible grantees to:. 1) Develop management plans for designating a recognized heritage area as a certified heritage area by the Authority;2) Assist noncapital projects which:. a) Are located within certified heritage areas; and. b) Address or complete priority activities which are:. i) Identified in the management plan approved for the certified heritage area, and.
14.29.02.06.htm 14.29.02.06. 06 General Grant Allocation Procedures.. A. Application.. 1) An application shall:. a) Be made upon standard forms prescribed by the Authority;. b) Include sufficient information and documentation to:. i) Verify that the applicant has obtained all authorizations to submit the application required under Regulation .04 of this chapter.ii) Evaluate the nature and cost of the proposed activity,. iii) Evaluate the extent, if any, to which the proposed activity will chang
14.29.02.07.htm 14.29.02.07. 07 Authority Approval.. A. After analysis by Authority staff, the Authority shall review each proposed grant, including any proposed special terms or conditions for the activity, and approve or disapprove each grant.B. If the Authority does not approve a grant, the Authority shall notify the applicant in writing.. C. A decision to approve or disapprove a grant is not a contested case within the meaning of State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated
14.29.02.08.htm 14.29.02.08. 08 Grant Terms and Conditions.. A. Matching Requirements. A grant shall require a match in an amount at least equal to the grant. The match shall consist of cash and any in-kind contributions to the activity acceptable to the Authority. In-kind contributions may not comprise more than 25 percent of the match. State funds may not be used for any part of the match for a grant.B. Grant Disbursement. Disbursement will be made as the activity progresses based upon requests for
14.29.02.09.htm 14.29.02.09. 09 Grantee Administration.. A. Books, Accounts, and Records.. 1) A grantee and the grantee's contractors and subcontractors shall maintain those books, accounts, and records, and shall file with the Authority those financial and other reports the Authority may require from time to time. The books, accounts, and records shall be open for inspection by representatives of the Authority or the State during reasonable working hours, before, during, or after the period of time during whic
14.29.02.10.htm 14.29.02.10. 10 Program Administration.. A. Except for waivers, any action or decision required or permitted to be taken or made by the Authority under this chapter may be taken or made by the Authority's designee.B. The Authority may terminate a grant or refuse to make additional disbursements under the grant documents if it finds that the grantee is not complying with any of the requirements of the Program or the grant documents.C. The Authority may establish from time to time o
14.29.02.11.htm 14.29.02.11. 11 Waiver.. The Authority may waive or vary a provision of this chapter if:. A. The waiver or variance is not inconsistent with the Act; and. B. In the written determination of the Authority, applying the provision in a specific case or emergency situation would be inequitable or contrary to the purposes of the Act.
14.29.02.12.htm 14.29.02.12. 12 False Statements.. A. A person may not knowingly make, or cause to be made, a false statement in any document submitted to the Authority in connection with an application for a grant or affecting an existing grant.B. A person who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to:. 1) Immediate cancellation and reimbursement of the grant; and. 2) Any penalties authorized by law..
14.29.02.9999.htm 14.29.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: October 20, 1997 (24:21 Md. R. 1452). Regulation .03B amended effective December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R.2283) August 18, 2003 (30:16 Md. R. 1076)Regulation .04 amended effective December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R. 2283) June 10, 2002 (29:11 Md. R. 890) August 18, 2003 (30:16 Md. R. 1076)Regulation .05 amended effective September 7, 1998 (25:18 Md. R. 1437) December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R. 2283)Regulation .06 amended effective September 7, 1998
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