BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the adoption of New Rule I pertaining to the deadline for the second cycle for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Planning Grants
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On October 24, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., the Department of Commerce will hold a public hearing in Room 268 of the Park Avenue Building at 301 South Park Avenue, in Helena, Montana, or by conference call 1-877-273-4202, conference room 7865396, to consider the proposed adoption of the above-stated rule.
2. The Department of Commerce will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact the Department of Commerce no later than 5:00 p.m., October 22, 2019, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Bonnie Martello, Department of Commerce, 301 South Park Avenue, P.O. Box 200501, Helena, Montana 59620-0523; telephone (406) 841-2770; TDD 841-2702; fax (406) 841-2771; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. The rule as proposed to be adopted provides as follows:
NEW RULE I SECOND CYCLE FOR THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) – PLANNING GRANTS (1) The Department of Commerce approves a second application cycle for fall 2019. The Department of Commerce will receive CDBG planning grant applications for the second cycle of fall 2019 until the deadline. The deadline to apply for the second cycle is November 5, 2019.
(2) All CDBG planning grant applications must comply with the 2019-2020 Application and Administrative Guidelines for Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants as adopted in ARM 8.94.3728. Copies of the 2019-2020 Application and Administrative Guidelines for Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants may be obtained as provided in ARM 8.94.3728.
AUTH: 90-1-103, MCA
IMP: 90-1-103, MCA
REASON: The Department of Commerce (department) is proposing to adopt NEW RULE I. This rule notifies the public that the department is opening a second cycle to receive CDBG planning grant applications. The rule sets the deadline for applicants to submit a CDBG planning grant application for the second cycle on or before November 5, 2019. The department is opening a second cycle based on public comments received requesting additional time to submit a CDBG planning grant application this fall. The first cycle ends September 27, 2019. This rule is necessary to make the public aware of the second cycle offered the fall of 2019. The 2019-2020 Application and Administrative Guidelines for Housing, Public Facilities and Economic Development Planning Grants, which is the governing administrative document, is not being amended.
4. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments either orally or in writing at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to the Department of Commerce, 301 South Park Avenue, P.O. Box 200523, Helena, Montana 59620-0523; telephone (406) 841-2770; TDD 841-2702; fax (406) 841-2771; or e-mail email@example.com, and must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., November 1, 2019.
5. Bonnie Martello, Paralegal, Department of Commerce, has been designated to preside over and conduct this hearing.
6. The department maintains a list of interested persons who wish to receive notices of rulemaking actions proposed by this agency. Persons who wish to have their name added to the list shall make a written request that includes the name, e-mail, and mailing address of the person to receive notices and specifies for which program the person wishes to receive notices. Notices will be sent by e-mail unless a mailing preference is noted in the request. Such written request may be mailed or delivered to the contact listed in 4 above or may be made by completing a request form at any rules hearing held by the department.
7. The bill sponsor contact requirements of 2-4-302, MCA, do not apply.
8. With regard to the requirements of 2-4-111, MCA, the department has determined that the adoption of the above-referenced rule will not significantly and directly impact small businesses.
9. The department intends to apply this rule retroactively to November 5, 2019. A retroactive application of the proposed rule adoption does not result in a negative impact to any affected party.
/s/ Garrett Norcott /s/ Tara Rice
Garrett Norcott Tara Rice
Rule Reviewer Director
Department of Commerce
Certified to the Secretary of State September 24, 2019.