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tennial guidelines; Write: Master Calendar Services, ARBA, for

OMR.) REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Section 9 of

Public Law 93-179, Federal assistance requirements and grant policies established by ARB Board. Write: ARBA Regional of

fices. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: ARBA Regional Office in each of ten

Federal Regions. (See appendix for listing). Headquarters Office: Assistant Administrator, Office of States, Communities and Programs, 2401 E Street, N.W., Washington,

DC 20276. Telephone: (202) 634-1976. RELATED PROGRAMS: 74.001, Bicentennial Administration

Matching Project Grants (Non-Appropriated).

74.003 BICENTENNIAL ADMINISTRATION-DIRECT

GRANTS

FEDERAL AGENCY: AMERICAN REVOLUTION BICENTENNIAL

ADMINISTRATION AUTHORIZATION: Section 9 of Public Law 93-179, Approved

December 11, 1973. OBJECTIVES: To support and strengthen Bicentennial Commissions. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Direct Payments for Specified Use. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: Salaries and expenses of Bicenten

nial Commissions. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: State Bicentennial Commission as designated

by legislation or the Governor. Beneficiary Eligibility: Not applicable. Credentials/Documentation: Proof of authorization. Copy of annual

budget. Cost will be determined in accordance with General Ser

vices Administration FMC 74-4. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: The standard application forms as

furnished by the Federal agency and required by General Services

Administration FMC 74-7 must be used for this program. Application Procedure: American Revolution Bicentennial Adminis

tration submits application forms to Bicentennial Commissions

with annual announcement of program. Bicentennial Commissions execute application and submit to ARBA with budget informa

tion. Award Procedure: ARBA Notification of Grant Award to Bicenten

nial Commissions. Notification of grant award must be made to the designated State Central Information Reception Agency and

the Department of the Treasury on SF 240. Deadlines: Established annually in announcement. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 30 days. Appeals: Not applicable.

Renewals: Not applicable. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: Direct grant, non-matching.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Annually. POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: Financial Status Report at end of Grant term and narrative

report of significant accomplishments or problems. Audits: Right of GAO and ARBA.

Records: Available for audit for three years.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 31-03-1900-0-1-910.
Obligations: (Salaries and Expenses) FY 74 $1,375,000; FY 75 est

$1,375,000; and FY 76 est $0. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not applicable. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal years 1973 and 1974,

the operation of each State Bicentennial Commission was assisted

by providing $45,000 per entity. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Section 9 of

Public Law 93-179, OMB requirements and grant policies to be

established by the ARBA board. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: ARBA Regional Offices in Headquarters

Cities of GSA Regions. (See appendix for listing). Headquarters Office: Assistant Administrator for Program States

and Master Calendar, American Revolution Bicentennial Administration, 2401 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20276.

Telephone: (202) 382-1876. RELATED PROGRAMS: 74.001, Bicentennial Administration

Matching Project Grants (Non Appropriated); 74.002, Bicentennial Administration-Matching Project Grants (Appropriated).

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OLD WEST REGIONAL COMMISSION

75.001 OLD WEST REGIONAL ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

(Title V Regional Commission Program) FEDERAL AGENCY OLD WEST REGIONAL COMMISSION AUTHORIZATION: Title V of the Public Works and Economic

Development Act of 1965; Public Law 89-136 as amended by
Public Laws 90-103, 91-123, 93-46, and 93-423; 42 U.S.C. 3181

et seq. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate development needs and priorities; develop

a comprehensive long-range economic development plan reflecting local, State and Federal priorities, and promote economic development through public and private investment through a joint Federal-state partnership in the form of the Commission

representing the five-state Old West Region. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: In developing programs and pro

jects for regional economic development, the Commission follows procedures that will ensure consideration of the following factors: (1) the relationship of the project or class or projects to overall regional development including its location in an area determined by the state to have a significant potential for growth; (2) the population and area to be served by the project or class of projects including the relative per capita income and the unemployment rates in the area; (3) the relative financial resources available to the state or political subdivision or instrumentalities thereof which seek to undertake the project; (4) the importance of the project or class of projects in relation to other projects or classes of projects which may be in competition for the same funds; (5) the prospects for the project, on a continuing rather than a temporary basis, will improve the opportunities for employment, the average level of income, or the economic and social development of the area served by the project. No financial assistance may be used to: (1) finance the cost of facilities for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electrical energy; (2) finance the cost of facilities for the production or transmission of gas, or (3) assist any business establishment in relocating from one area to

another. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: States in the Old West Region, which include

Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, alone or with another member State, as well an any political subdivision or private or public nonprofit organization within the re

gion. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Projects must be consistent with the Re

gion's comprehensive long-range economic development plan. Cost will be determined in accordance with General Services Ad

ministration FMC 74-4. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: Application must be coordinated with

the Governor's representative. Applications for this program must be reviewed under procedures in Part I of OMB Circular No. A95 (revised). The program also requires the submission of an environmental impact statement. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by General Services

Administration FMC 74-7 must be used for this program. Application Procedure: Application must be submitted through the

Governor's representative to the Old West Regional Commission which is composed of the Governors of the member states and a Federal Co-chairman. All proposed projects must relate to the needs identified in the Commission's comprehensive development plan. Decisions on policy, procedures, and the allocation of funds

are made by the Commission. Award Procedure: The Commission reviews and approves the pro

ject. The Federal Co-chairman determines that the project meets

all the necessary Federal requirements. In most instances, a basic grant agency, which will administer the project, is notified and appropriate procedures, worked out between the Commission and the basic grant agency, are followed by the basic grant agency which disburses the funds, notifies the appropriate State Central Information Reception Agency and the Department of the Trea

sury on SF 240. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Between 30 to 60 days. Appeals: None. Renewals: Generally only with respect to the technical assistance

program. See below. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Any funds not obligated on

or before the termination of the grant or contract will be returned
to the Commission. Prior to the termination date, the Commission

may extend the grant or contract with appropriate justifications. POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: A member of the Commission staff is designated as Project

Coordinator to maintain liaison with the contractor and to moni

tor and evaluate progress and performance under the contract. Audits: All records relating to the contract are subject to audit by

the Commissioner, the Federal Co-chairman of the Commission,
the Secretary of Commerce, and the Comptroller General of the

United States.
Records: As required by the term of the contract.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 06-15-2100-0-1-452; 06-15-8509-0-7-452.
Obligations: Not separately identifiable.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Accomplishments include: an ef-

fective start on three principal coal development problems--meeting socio-economic needs in coal-impact communities, reclamation and determining availability of water for coal processing first steps in development of a coordinated regional air transportation system, improvement in housing and health services; beginning of a comphehensive regional international trade program, and a concerted effort to control “saline seep" a soil condition which is removing thousands of acres of land from production and poison

ing water in streams and lakes. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Annual Report

and “Guideline to Federal Co-chairmen of Title V Regional Com

missions." INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Old West Regional Commission: Room

306A, Fratt Building, Billings, MT 59102. Telephone: (404) 245. 6665; 201 Main St., Suite D, Rapid City, SD 57701. Telephone:

(605) 348-6310. Headquarters Office: Office of Federal Co-chairman, Old West Re

gional Commission, 1730 K Street, N.W., Suite 426, Washington,

DC 20006. Telephone: (202) 967-3491. RELATED PROGRAMS: 23.001, Appalachian Regional Develop

ment.

75.002 OLD WEST TECHNICAL AND PLANNING

ASSISTANCE

(Technical Assistance Program) FEDERAL AGENCY: OLD WEST REGIONAL COMMISSION AUTHORIZATION: Title V, Section 505 of the Public Works and

Economic Development Act of 1965; Public Law 89-136 as amended by Public Laws 90-103, 91-123, 93-46, and 93-423; 42

U.S.C. 3185. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the needs of and develop the potentialities

for the economic growth of the region through planning, in

vestigations, studies, demonstration projects, and training pro

grams. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants (and Contracts). I USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: To engage in: (1) İnvestigations

and studies which evaluate the needs of the region for economic development; (2) research and planning for developing the potentialities related to economic development; (3) demonstration projects and training programs which will further the purposes of the Act. Demonstration projects and training programs, to the maximum extent possible, are carried out through the departments, agencies, or instrumentalities of the Federal Government or of State or local governments. All findings resulting from research and demonstration projects must be made available to the general public. Funds may not be used to cover the costs of work already

performed or of services already provided. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 1. Applicant Eligibility: States in the Old West Region, alone or with

another member State, as well as any political sub-division or

private or public nonprofit organization in the Region. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Cost will be determined in accordance

with General Services Administration FMC 74-4. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination: Applications must be coordinated with

the Governor's representative, and should be consistent with the Commission's comprehensive economic development plan. Applications for this program must be reviewed under procedures in Part I of OMB Circular No. A-95 (revised). The program also requires the submission of an environmental impact statement. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by General Services Administration FMC 74-7

must be used for this program. Application Procedure: The State agency submits the application

through the Governor's representative to the Old West Regional Commission. All proposed projects must relate to the needs identified in the Commission's comprehensive economic develop

ment plan. Award Procedure: The Old West Regional Commission must review

and approve the project. The Federal Cochairman determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements. The Old West Regional Commission makes notification of the grant award to the designated State Central Information Reception Agency and

the Department of the Treasury on SF 240. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not calculated.

Appeals: None.
Renewals: Yes, processed in the same manner as the original appli-

cation.
ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: None.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Any funds not obligated on

or before the termination of the grant or contract will be returned
to the Commission. Prior to the termination date, the Commission

may extend the grant or contract with appropriate justification. POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports: A member of the Commission staff is designated as project

coordinator to maintain liaison with the contractor and to moni

tor and evaluate progress and performance under the contract. Audits: All records relating to the contract are subject to audit by

the Commission, the Federal Cochairman of the Commission, the
Secretary of Commerce, and the Comptroller General of the

United States.
Records: As required by the terms of the contract.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 06-15-8509-0-7-452.
Obligations: (Grants and contracts) FY 74 $2,820,209; FY 75

$5,349,628; and FY 76 est $5,175,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: $1,000 to $288,062;

$20,000. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Accomplishments include: An

effective start on three principal coal development problems meeting socio-economic needs in coal-impact communities, reclamation and determining availability of water for coal processing first steps in development of a coordinated regional air transportation system, improvement in housing and health services; beginning of a comprehensive regional international trade program, and a concerted effort to control “saline seep" a soil condition which is removing thousands of acres of land from produc

tion and poisoning water in streams and lakes. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: To be worked

up. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Old West Regional Commission, Room

306A, Fratt Building, Billings, MT 59102. Telephone: (404) 2456711, Ext. 6665; 201 Main St., Suite D, Rapid City, SD 57701.

Telephone: (605) 348-6310. Headquarters Office: Office of Federal Cochairman, Old West Re

gional Commission, 1730 K Street, N.W., Suite 426, Washington,

DC 20036. Telephone: (202) 967-3491. RELATED PROGRAMS: 23.011, Appalachian State Research,

Technical Assistance and Demonstration Projects.

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COMMISSION

76.001 PACIFIC NORTHWEST ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT

(Title V Regional Commission Program) FEDERAL AGENCY: PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COM

MISSION
AUTHORIZATION: Title V the Public Works and Economic

Development Act of 1965; Public Law 89-136 as amended by
Public Laws 90-103, 91-123, 93-46, and 93-423; 42 U.S.C. 3181

et seq.

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all the necessary Federal requirements. In most instances, a basic grant agency, which will administer the project, is notified and appropriate procedures, worked out between the Commission and the basic grant agency, are followed by the basic grant agency which disburses the funds, notifies the appropriate State Central Information Reception Agency and The Department of the Trez

sury on SF 240. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Between thirty to sixty days Appeals: None.

Renewals: Generally only with respect to program 76.002. ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements: See program 76.002

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: See program 76.002
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: See program 76.002
Audits: See program 76.002

Records: See program 76.002
FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 06-15-2100-0-1-452; 06-15-8509-0-7-452. Obligations: Not separately identifiable. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not determined. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: See program 76.002. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Annual Report

and “Guidelines to Federal Cochairmen of Title V Regional com

missions". INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Pacific Northwest Regional Commission.

1205 Washington Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. Telephone:

(206) 696-3503. Headquarters Office: Office of Federal Cochairman, Pacific

Northwest Regional Commission, 2435 Virginia Ave., NW.

Washington, DC 20037. Telephone: (202) 254-7030. RELATED PROGRAMS: 23.001, Appalachian Regional Develop

ment.

76.002 PACIFIC NORTHWEST TECHNICAL AND

PLANNING ASSISTANCE

area

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate development needs and priorities; develop

a comprehensive long range economic development plan reflecting local, State and Federal priorities, and promote economic development through public and private investment, through a joint Federal-State partnership in the form of the Commission

representing the three-state Pacific Northwest Region. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: In developing programs and pro

jects for regional economic development, the Commission follows procedures that will ensure consideration of the following factors: (1) the relationship of the project or class of projects to overall regional development including its location in an area determined by the state to have a significant potential for growth; (2) the population and area to be served by the project or class of projects including the relative per capita income and the unemployment rates in the area; (3) the relative financial resourses available to the state or political subdivision or instrumentalities thereof which seek to undertake the projects; (4) the importance of the project or class of projects in relation to other projects or classes of projects which may be in competition for the same funds; (5) the prospects for the project, on a continuing rather than a temporary basis, will improve the opportunities for employment, the average level of income, or the economic and social development of the area served by the project. No financial assistance may be used to: (1) finance the cost of facilities for the generation, transmission, or distribution of electrical energy, (2) finance the cost of facilities for the production or transmission of gas, or (3) assist any business establishment in relocating from one

another. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: States in the Pacific Northwest Region, which

includes Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, alone or with another member State as well as any political subdivision or private or

public nonprofit organization within the region. Beneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Projects must be consistent with re

gion's comprehensive long-range economic development plan. Cost will be determined in accordance with General Services Ad

ministration FMC 74-4. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination: Application must be coordinated with the Governor's representative. Application for this program must be reviewed under the procedures in Part 1 of OMB Circular No. A-95 (revised). The program also requires the submission of an environmental impact statement. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by General Ser

vices Administration FMC 74-7 must be used for this program. Application Procedure: Application must be submitted through the

Governor's representative to the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission which is composed of the Governors of the member states and a Federal Cochairman. All proposed projects must relate to the needs identified in the Commission's comprehensive development plan. Decisions on policy, procedures, and the allo

cation of funds are made by the Commission. Award Procedure: The Commission reviews and approves the pro

ject. The Federal Cochairman determines that the project meets

(Technical Assistance Program) FEDERAL AGENCY: PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL COM

MISSION AUTHORIZATION: Title v, Section 505 of the Public Works and

Economi i c Development Act of 1965; Public Law 89-136 33 amended by Public Laws 90-103, 91-123, 93-46, and 93-423; 42

U.S.C. 3185. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the needs of and develop the potentialities

for the economic growth of the Region through planning, investigations, studies, demonstration projects, and training pro

grams. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Project Grants (and Contracts). USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: To engage in: (1) investigations

and studies which evaluate the needs of the Region for economic development; (2) research and planning for developing the potentialities related to economic development; (3) demonstration projects and training programs which will further the purposes of the Act. Demonstration projects and training programs, to the marimum extent possible, are carried out through the departments agencies, or instrumentalities of the Federal Government or of State or local governments. All findings resulting from research and demonstration projects must be made available to the general public. Funds may not be used to cover the costs of work already

performed or of services already provided. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility: States in the Pacific Northwest Region, alone

or with another member State, as well as any political sub-division or private or public nonprofit organization in the Region.

leneficiary Eligibility: Same as applicant eligibility. Credentials/Documentation: Cost will be determined in accordance

with General Services Administration FMC 74-4. PLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: reapplication Coordination: Applications must be coordinated with

the Governor's representatives and should be consistent with the Commission's comprehensive economic development plan. Applications for this program must be reviewed under procedures in Part I of OMB Circular No. A-95 (revised). The program also requires the submission of an environmental impact statement. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by General Services Administration FMC 74-7

must be used for this program. Application Procedure: The State agency submits the application through the Governor's representative to the Pacific Northwest Regional Commission. All projects must relate to the needs identified in the Commission's comprehensive economic develop

ment plan. Award Procedure: The pacific Northwest Regional Commission

must review and approve the project. The Federal Cochairman determines that the project satisfies all Federal requirements. The Pacific Northwest Regional Commission makes notification of the grant award to the designated State Central Information Recep

tion Agency and the Department of the Treasury on SF 240. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not calculated. Appeals: None. Renewals: Yes, processed in the same manner as the original appli

cation. SISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Formula and Matching Requirements: None. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Any funds not obligated on

or before the termination of the grant or contract will be returned to the Commission. Prior to the termination date, the Commission may extend the grant with appropriate justification.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports: A member of the Commission staff is designated as project coordinator to maintain liaison with the contractor and to monitor and evaluate progress and performance under the con

tract. Audits: All records relating to the contract are subject to audit by

the Commission, the Federal Cochairman of the Commission, the
Secretary of Commerce, and the Comptroller General of the

United States.
Records: As required by the terms of the contract.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification: 06-15-8509-0-7-452.
Obligations: (Grants and Contracts) FY 74 $1,418,544; FY 75

$4,192,000; and FY 76 est $5,519,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not determined. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal year 1974, the Commis

sion provided $1,400,000 through thirty-six technical assistance projects in the Region, meeting priority demands in the energy field, funding selected demonstration projects, collecting economic data, and initiating new and innovative programs. In fiscal years 1975 and 1976, programs will be expanded consistent

with the increased funding level provided the Commission. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: For regulations

and guidelines contact PNRC regional representative or the Office of the Federal Cochairman, Pacific Northwest Regional Com

mission, 2435 Virginia Ave., N. W., Washington, DC 20037. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional and Local Offices: Pacific Northwest Regional Commis

sion, 1205 Washington St., Vancouver, WA 98660. Telephone:

(206) 696-3503. Headquarters Office: Office of Federal Cochairman, Pacific

Northwest Regional Commission, 2435 Virginia Ave., N.W.

Washington DC, 20037. Telephone: (202) 254-7030. RELATED PROGRAMS: 23.011 Appalachian State Research,

Technical Assistance and Demonstration Projects.

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