WHEREAS, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hereafter " HUD " ) promulgated a final rule in the Federal Register dated January 5, 1994, 24 CFR Part 91, et seq ., which requires annual submission of a single consolidated plan, performance report, and funding application submission (hereafter " consolidated submission " ) for all HUD community planning and development formula grant programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Shelter Grants Program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program; and
WHEREAS, the state of Louisiana desires to comply with HUD ' s annual consolidated submission requirements;
NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Division of Administration, Office of Community Development, (hereafter "OCD " ) shall coordinate and designate, within the parameters of state law, all departments, agencies, or other entities of the state of Louisiana which have primary responsibility for the implementation of any function associated with HUD community planning and development formula grant programs, which are required to participate in the annual consolidated submission and which are to complete research, analysis, or other activities necessary for the OCD to submit to HUD, on behalf of the state of Louisiana, the annual consolidated submission and any amendments or supplements thereto.
SECTION 2: All departments, agencies, and other entities referred to in Section 1 of this Order shall cooperate with and submit to the OCD in a timely manner all necessary or requested information and documentation needed for the state of Louisiana to comply with the HUD consolidated submission requirements.
SECTION 3: The OCD shall annually submit to HUD a consolidated submission and any amendments or supplements thereto on behalf of the state of Louisiana.
SECTION 4: All departments, commissions, boards, offices, entities, agencies, and officers of the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with OCD in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 5: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 9th day of December, 2004.
Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Secretary of State