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§ 143B‑437.04. Community development block grants.

(a)        The Department ofCommerce shall adopt guidelines for the awarding of Community Development BlockGrants to ensure that:

(1)        No local match isrequired for grants awarded for projects located in counties that have one ofthe 25 highest rankings under G.S. 143B‑437.08 or counties that have apopulation of less than 50,000 and more than nineteen percent (19%) of itspopulation below the federal poverty level according to the most recent federaldecennial census.

(2)        To the extentpracticable, priority consideration for grants is given to projects located incounties that have met the conditions of subdivision (a)(1) of this section orin urban progress zones that have met the conditions of subsection (b) of thissection.

(b)        In order to qualifyfor the benefits of this section, after an area is designated an urban progresszone under G.S. 143B‑437.09, the governing body of the city in which thezone is located must adopt a strategy to improve the zone and establish anurban progress zone committee to oversee the strategy. The strategy and thecommittee must conform with requirements established by the Secretary ofCommerce. (1996,2nd Ex. Sess., c. 13, s. 3.6; 1997‑456, s. 27; 1998‑55, s. 3; 2006‑252,s. 2.5; 2007‑323, s. 13.18(h).)