BEFORE THE Department of COMMERCE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the adoption of New Rule I pertaining to the administration of the 2016 and 2017 Program Year Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program – Public Facilities Projects
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On April 22, 2016, the Department of Commerce published MAR Notice No. 8-94-143 pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed adoption of the above-stated rule at page 633 of the 2016 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 8.
2. The department has thoroughly considered the comments and testimony received. A summary of the comments received and the department's responses are as follows:
COMMENT #1: Please clarify in your application whether or not sidewalks (new construction or rehabilitation) are applicable infrastructure projects. Many communities are now evaluating their sidewalks, and are struggling with ways to fund their installation, particularly in old neighborhoods that serve a low to moderate income demographic.
RESPONSE #1: Thank you for your comment. Sidewalks, curbs, and gutters are listed as eligible public infrastructure projects on page 4 of the application guidelines.
3. The department has adopted NEW RULE I (ARM 8.94.3819) as proposed.
/s/ KELLY A. LYNCH /s/ MEG O'LEARY
KELLY A. LYNCH MEG O'LEARY
Rule Reviewer Director
Department of Commerce
Certified to the Secretary of State May 23, 2016.