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Section: Incentive grant application form, procedure.

Statute: 52:27D-489h

8. a. (1) The New Jersey Economic Development Authority, in consultation with the State Treasurer, shall promulgate an incentive grant application form and procedure for the Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant program. (2) (a) The Local Finance Board, in consultation with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, shall develop a minimum standard incentive grant application form for municipal Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant programs. (b) Through regulation, the Economic Development Authority shall establish standards for redevelopment projects seeking State or local incentive grants based on the green building manual prepared by the Commissioner of Community Affairs pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2007, c.132 (C.52:27D-130.6), regarding the use of renewable energy, energy-efficient technology, and non-renewable resources in order to reduce environmental degradation and encourage long-term cost reduction. b. Within each incentive grant application, a developer shall certify information concerning: (1) the status of control of the entire redevelopment project site; (2) all required State and federal government permits that have been issued for the redevelopment project, or will be issued pending resolution of financing issues; (3) local planning and zoning board approvals, as required, for the redevelopment project; (4) estimates of the revenue increment base, the eligible revenues for the project, and the assumptions upon which those estimates are made. c. (1) With regard to State tax revenues proposed to be pledged for an incentive grant the authority and the State Treasurer shall review the redevelopment project costs, evaluate and validate the project financing gap estimated by the developer, and conduct a State fiscal impact analysis to ensure that the overall public assistance provided to the project will result in net benefits to the State. (2) With regard to local incremental revenues proposed to be pledged for an incentive grant the authority and the Local Finance Board shall review the redevelopment project costs, and except with respect to an application by a municipal redeveloper, evaluate and validate the financing gap projected by the developer, and conduct a local fiscal impact analysis to ensure that the overall public assistance provided to the project will result in net benefits to the municipality wherein the redevelopment project is located. (3) The authority, State Treasurer, and Local Finance Board may act cooperatively to administer and review applications, and shall consult with the Office of State Planning on matters concerning State, regional, and local development and planning strategies. (4) The costs of the aforementioned reviews shall be assessed to the applicant as an application fee. L.2009, c.90, s.8; amended 2010, c.10, s.8.

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