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(f) Activities assisted under this section may include such activities, in addition to those authorized under section 105(a), as the Secretary determines to be consistent with the purposes of this section.
(g) The Secretary shall, at least on an annual basis, make reviews and audits of recipients of grants under this section as necessary to determine the progress made in carrying out activities substantially in accordance with approved plans and timetables. The Secretary may adjust, reduce, or withdraw grant funds, or take other action as appropriate in accordance with the findings of these reviews and audits, except that funds already expended on eligible activities under this title shall not be recaptured or deducted from future grants made to the recipient.
(h) No assistance may be provided under this section for projects intended to facilitate the relocation of industrial or commercial plants or facilities from one area to another, unless the Secretary finds that the relocation does not significantly and adversely affect the unemployment or economic base of the area from which the industrial or commercial plant or facility is to be relocated.
(i) Not less than 25 per centum of the funds made available for grants under this section shall be used for cities with populations of less than fifty thousand persons which are not central cities of a metropolitan statistical area. The Secretary shall encourage cooperation by geographically proximate cities of less than 50,000 population by permitting consortia of such cities, which may also include county governments that are not urban counties, to apply for grants on behalf of a city that is otherwise eligible for assistance under this section. Any grants awarded to such consortia shall be administered in compliance with eligibility requirements applicable to individual cities.
(j) A grant may be made under this section only where the Secretary determine that there is a strong probability that (1) the nonFederal investment in the project would not be made without the grant, and (2) the grant woula not substitute for non-Federal funds which are otherwise available to the project.
(k) In making grants under this section, the Secretary shall take such steps as the Secretary deems appropriate to assure that the amount of the grant provided is the least necessary to make the project feasible.
(1) For purpose of this section, the Secretary may reduce or waive the requirement in section 102(a)(5)(B)(ii) that a town or township be closely settled.
(m) In the case of any application which identifies any property in accordance with subsection (c)(4)(B), the Secretary may not commit funds with respect to an approved application unless the applicant has certified to the Secretary that the appropriate State historic preservation officer and the Secretary of the Interior have been provided an opportunity to take action in accordance with the provisions of section 121(b).
(n) (1) For the purposes of this section, the term "city" includes Guam, the Virgin Islands, and Indian tribes.
(2) The Secretary may not approve a grant to an Indian tribe under this section unless the tribe (A) is located on a reservation or
in an Alaskan Native Village, and (B) is an eligible recipient under chapter 67 of title 31, United States Code.
(0) If no amounts are set aside under, or amounts are precluded from being appropriated for this section for fiscal years after fiscal year 1983, any amount which is or becomes available for use under this section after fiscal year 1983 shall be added to amounts appropriated under section 103.
(p) An unincorporated portion of an urban county that is approved by the Secretary as an identifiable community for purposes of this section is eligible for a grant under subsection (b)(2) if such portion meets the eligibility requirements contained in the first sentence of subsection (b)(1) and the requirements of subsection (b)(2)(B) (applied to the population of the portion of the urban county) and if it otherwise complies with the provisions of this section.
(q) of the amounts appropriated for purposes of this section for any fiscal year, not more than $2,500,000 may be used by the Secretary to make technical assistance grants to States or their agencies, municipal technical advisory services operated by universities, or State associations of counties or municipalities, to enable such entities to assist units of general local government described in subsection (i) in developing, applying for assistance for, and implementing programs eligible for assistance under this section.
(r) In providing assistance under this section, the Secretary may not discriminate among programs on the basis of the particular type of activity involved, whether such activity is primarily a neighborhood, industrial, or commercial activity.
FAIR PARTICIPATION FOR SMALL COMMUNITIES
SEC. 120. No community shall be barred from participating in any program authorized under this title solely on the basis of population, except as expressly authorized by statute.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION REQUIREMENTS
SEC. 121. (a) With repect to applications for assistance under section 119, the Secretary of the Interior, after consulting with the Secretary, shall prescribe and implement regulations concerning projects funded under section 119 and their relationship with
(1) "An Act to establish a program for the preservation of additional historic properties throughout the Nation, and for other purposes", approved October 14, 1966, as amended; and (2) "An Act to provide for the preservation of historical and archaeological data (including relics and specimens) which might otherwise be lost as a result of the construction of a dam", approved June 27, 1960, as amended.
(b) In prescribing and implementing such regulations with respect to applications submitted under section 119 which identify any property pursuant to subsection (c)(4)(B) of such section, the Secretary of the Interior shall provide at least that
(1) the appropriate State historic preservation officer (as determined in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior) shall, not later than 45 days after receiving information from the applicant relating to the identifica
tion of properties which will be affected by the project for which the application is made and which may meet the criteria established by the Secretary of the Interior for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places (together with documentation relating to such inclusion), submit his or her comments, together with such other information considered necessary by the officer, to the applicant concerning such properties; and
(2) the Secretary of the Interior shall, not later than 45 days after receiving from the applicant the information described in paragraph (1) and the comments submitted to the applicant in accordance with paragraph (1), make a determination as to whether any of the properties affected by the project for which the application is made is eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
(c) The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation shall prescribe regulations providing for expeditious action by the Council in making its comments under section 106 of the Act referred to in subsection (a)(1) in the case of properties which are included on, or eligible for inclusion on, the National Register of Historic Places and which are affected by a project for which an application is made under section 119.
Approved August 22, 1974.
EXCERPT FROM HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
[Public Law 97-35; 95 Stat. 384, 392; 42 U.S.C. 5306 note]
SEC. 307. (a) Any amounts appropriated for any fiscal year before fiscal year 1982 in a Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies Appropriation Act or a Supplemental Appropriation Act under the head "COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS" which are or become available for obligation on or after October 1, 1981, shall remain available as provided by law, and shall be used in accordance with the following:
(1) funds authorized for use under section 106(b) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 ("such Act") before October 1, 1981, shall be available for use as provided by section 106(c) of such Act as amended by this Act;
(2) funds authorized for use under section 107 of such Act before October 1, 1981, shall be available for use as provided by section 107(a) of such Act as amended by this Act; and
(3) funds authorized for use under section 106 (c) or (e) of such Act before October 1, 1981, shall be available for use as provided by section 106(d)(2)(A) of such Act as amended by this Act.
(b) Any grant or loan which, prior to the effective date of any provision of this part, was obligated and governed by any authority amended by any provision of this part shall continue to be governed by the provisions of such authority as they existed immediately before such effective date.
Approved August 13, 1981.
EXCERPT FROM HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS ACT OF 1984
[Public Law 98-479]
COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION
(B)(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Baltimore in the State of Maryland is authorized to retain any land disposition proceeds from financially closed-out urban renewal projects not paid to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and to use such proceeds in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Baltimore shall retain such proceeds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use all past and future earnings from such proceeds, including any interest.
(ii) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or other requirement, the City of Denver in the State of Colorado, or its designee, is authorized to receive all funds held by the Denver Urban Renewal Authority from the urban renewal project subject to civil litigation in the case of United States v. Denver Urban Renewal Authority, No. 84-K-67 (D. Colo.), for use as a direct grantee under and in accordance with the requirements of the community development block grant program specified in title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The City of Denver shall retain such funds in a lump sum and shall be entitled to retain and use all past and future earnings from such funds, including any interest.
Approved October 17, 1984.