Section: References to titles, subtitles, chapters, articles and sections
The commissioner is hereby authorized to make grants to recognized economic development agencies, to assist such agencies in the financing of their operational costs for the purposes of making studies, surveys and investigations, the compilation of data and statistics and in the carrying out of planning and promotional programs: Provided, that, before any such grant may be made:
(a) The economic development agency shall have made application to the commissioner for such grant, and shall have therein set forth the studies proposed to be made, the statistics, data and surveys proposed to be completed, and the program proposed to be undertaken for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating economic development in the county, municipality or region. The application shall further state, under oath or affirmation, with evidence thereof satisfactory to the commissioner, the amount of funds held by, committed or subscribed to the economic development agency for application to the purposes herein described and the amount of the grant for which application is made; and
(b) The commissioner, after review of the application, if satisfied that the program of the economic development agency appears to be in accord with the purposes of this act, shall authorize the making of a matching grant to such economic development agency, not to exceed 50% of the funds allocated by the agency to the program described in its application.
L.1966, c. 130, s. 7.
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