Register April 2014 No. 700
Chapter Adm 93
SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Subchapter I — General Provisions
Purpose and authority.
Application materials and manual.
Distribution of funds.
Limits upon awards.
Subchapter II — Public Facilities Program
Public facilities program.
Subchapter III — Economic Development Program
Economic development program.
Job creation and retention requirements.
Revolving loan funds.
Subchapter IV — Public Facilities Economic Development
Public facilities economic development program.
Job creation and retention requirements.
Subchapter V — Blight Elimination and Brownfield Site Redevelopment Program
Blight elimination and brownfield site redevelopment program.
Blight elimination and brownfield site redevelopment project requirements and limits.
Subchapter VI — Emergency Grants
Subchapter VII — Planning Grants
Planning grant program.
The purpose of this chapter is to set forth the criteria the department will use to administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with funds that the department receives from the federal government under 42 USC 5301
and 24 CFR Part 570
This chapter constitutes the process for accepting, evaluating, and scoring applications, and awarding of grants for the CDBG program as promulgated under the authority given in s. 16.309
Adm 93.01 History
History: EmR1309: emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-13; CR 13-069: cr. Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14. Adm 93.02(1)(1)
Except as provided in sub. (2)
, any local government may apply for CDBG funds under this chapter.
A local government that fails to comply with any of the administrative, underwriting, recordkeeping, reporting, auditing, closeout, payment, reimbursement, or other requirements of this chapter may not apply for or receive CDBG funds from the department under this chapter until such time as the noncompliance has been determined to be resolved to the satisfaction of the department.
Adm 93.02 History
History: EmR1309: emerg. cr. eff. 7-1-13; CR 13-069: cr. Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14; correction in (2) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register April 2014 No. 700. Adm 93.03
In this chapter:
"Application" means an application for CDBG funds under this chapter.
Adm 93.03 Note
Section 66.1331 (3) (a)
, Stats., reads: "Blighted area" means any area, including a slum area, in which a majority of the structures are residential or in which there is a predominance of buildings or improvements, whether residential or nonresidential, and which, by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age or obsolescence, inadequate provision for ventilation, light, air, sanitation, or open spaces, high density of population and overcrowding, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of these factors, is conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency and crime, and is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals or welfare.
"Blight elimination and brownfield redevelopment program" means the blight elimination and brownfield redevelopment program administered under subch. V
"Blighted property" has the meaning set forth in s. 66.1333 (2m) (bm)
, Stats. For the purposes of this chapter, the definition of blighted property shall apply to cities, villages, towns, and counties.
Adm 93.03 Note
Section 66.1333 (2m) (bm)
, Stats., reads: "Blighted property" means any property within a city, whether residential or nonresidential, which by reason of dilapidation, deterioration, age or obsolescence, inadequate provisions for ventilation, light, air or sanitation, high density of population and overcrowding, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, is conducive to ill health, transmission of disease, infant mortality, juvenile delinquency or crime, and is detrimental to the public health, safety, morals or welfare, or any property which by reason of faulty lot layout in relation to size, adequacy, accessibility or usefulness, insanitary or unsafe conditions, deterioration of site or other improvements, diversity of ownership, tax or special assessment delinquency exceeding the fair market value of the land, defective or unusual conditions of title, or the existence of conditions which endanger life or property by fire and other causes, or any combination of such factors, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of a city, retards the provisions of housing accommodations or constitutes an economic or social liability and is a menace to the public health, safety, morals or welfare in its present condition and use, or any property which is predominantly open and which because of obsolete platting, diversity of ownership, deterioration of structures or of site improvements, or otherwise, substantially impairs or arrests the sound growth of the community.
"Blighted site or brownfield site redevelopment project" means any work or undertaking by a local government to acquire a blighted or brownfield site, to conduct an environmental audit, to engage in environmental remediation, and to raze, demolish, remove, reconstruct, renovate, or rehabilitate existing buildings, structures, or other improvements to promote use of a blighted or brownfield site by a business or person for purposes that will result in end uses with a taxable value in accordance with an approved blighted or brownfield site redevelopment plan.
"Blighted site or brownfield site" means an abandoned, idle, or underused industrial or commercial facility or site in a blighted area, or that qualifies as a blighted property, the expansion or redevelopment of which is adversely affected by actual or perceived environmental pollution.
"CDBG funds" means community development block grant funds awarded to the department by the federal government under 42 USC 5301
"Department" means the department of administration.
"Economic development program" means the economic development program administered under subch. III
"Eligible local government" means a local government that is eligible to apply for and receive CDBG funds under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's State and Small Cities Program pursuant to 24 CFR 570.3
"Emergency grant program" means the program administered under subch. VI