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H.B. 347 Enrolled
AN ACT RELATING TO COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; AMENDING
ALLOCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PROJECT FUND; AMENDING APPLICATION PRIORITIES; AMENDING DEFINITIONS;
APPROPRIATING $50,000 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE COMMUNITY
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
9-2-1502, as enacted by Chapter 301, Laws of Utah 1996
9-2-1504, as enacted by Chapter 301, Laws of Utah 1996
9-2-1506, as enacted by Chapter 301, Laws of Utah 1996
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 9-2-1502 is amended to read:
As used in this part:
(1) "Administrator" means the Department of Community and Economic Development.
(2) "Board" means the Board of Business and Economic Development.
(3) "Fund" means the Community Economic Development Project Fund created in Section
(4) "Rural" means those communities located in the areas of the state defined by the board
in Title 9, Chapter 2, Part 12, Industrial Assistance Fund, as economically disadvantaged rural
(5) "Urban" means communities located within a standard metropolitan statistical area,
as designated by the United States Bureau of the Census.
Section 2. Section 9-2-1504 is amended to read:
9-2-1504. Distribution of fund moneys.
(1) The administrator shall:
(a) establish criteria and procedures for the grant and loan process as provided in Title 63,
Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act;
(b) determine the order in which projects will be funded; and
(c) make grants and loans from the fund to any of the entities authorized by Subsection (3).
(2) Two percent of the fund moneys may be used by the executive director for purposes
consistent with this chapter, including the payment of reasonable loan processing fees, but may not
be used to offset department or board administrative expenses.
(3) (a) Fund moneys remaining after distribution as provided in Subsection (2) shall be
distributed as follows[
be repaid to the fund by the entity receiving them, with at least 50% of those loans distributed to
communities meeting the requirements for enterprise zones in Section 9-2-404;
zones in Section 9-2-404; and
zones in Section 9-2-404.
(b) No more than 50% of the fund monies distributed as grants or loans under Subsection
(3)(a) may be distributed to urban areas of the state.
Section 3. Section 9-2-1506 is amended to read:
9-2-1506. Application process and priorities.
(1) (a) At least once in each calendar year that moneys are available from the fund for use
by the administrator, the administrator shall provide notice of a grant and loan application period to
(b) The administrator shall accept applications for at least 90 days.
(2) The administrator shall give preference to applications that demonstrate:
(a) substantial leverage with other sources of financing;
(b) substantial contributions to total project costs, including allied contributions from other
sources, such as professional, craft and trade services, and community organizations[
(c) substantial local government project contributions in the form of infrastructure
improvements or other assistance;
(d) projects that encourage ownership, management, and other project-related opportunities;
(e) projects that demonstrate a strong probability of serving the original target group or
income level for a period of at least 15 years;
(f) projects where the applicant has demonstrated the ability, stability, and resources to
complete the project;
(g) projects that appear to serve the greatest need of the target group;
(h) projects that demonstrate economic development benefits for the state; [
(i) projects that allow integration into a local government economic development plan[
(j) projects or businesses located in any part of the state that create new jobs in or
measurable positive economic impact on a rural area;
(k) projects or programs which require specialized training; and
(l) recreational or cultural projects which enhance the economic vitality of or tourism in a
Section 4. Appropriation.
There is appropriated $50,000 from the General Fund to the Community Economic
Development Project Fund. This appropriation is nonlapsing.
Section 5. Effective date.
This act takes effect on July 1, 1998.
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