Community Development Block Grant Funds

WHEREAS: the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C.A.  5301, et seq., as amended, authorizes the State of Louisiana to receive and administer Community Development Block Grant (hereafter "CDBG") funds for "nonentitlement areas", which are also known as "small cities";

WHEREAS: to receive these funds, a state must prepare a single consolidated plan and take responsibility for any funds distributed pursuant to the plan; and

WHEREAS: the Division of Administration is both a fiscal and an administrative arm of the Executive Branch of the State of Louisiana;

NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., 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 shall be the recipient of CDBG funds.

SECTION 2: The Office of Community Development, within the Division of Administration, shall administer the CDBG funds in accordance with the terms of the single consolidated plan.

SECTION 3: Upon signature of the Governor, the provisions of this Order shall be made retroactive to August 11,1996, and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or until terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Louisiana at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge on this 17th day of October, 1996.

M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State