Changes to Library Construction Grant Regulations

posted Aug 18, 2009, 1:05 AM by Tim Swezey   [ updated Aug 18, 2009, 1:27 AM ]
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MLCC Action: Referring to Planning Chair & CIP Chair

Below is the cover letter optically scanned:


The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title3 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with the Library Construction and Major Expansion J\latching Grant Program, including the following:

A new chapter 198 is added to 3 AAC regarding the allocation of program money. The new chapter includes provisions addressing use of grant money, eligibility requirements, maximum amount of grants, the local match component, application procedures, department consideration and prioritization of applications, the programs appeals process, the acceptance of grant offer, the grant conditions, the project audit requirements, the administration of grant programs, and definitions.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Gail Dabaluz, Grant Manager at the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, Division of Community and Regional Affairs, P.O. Box 110809 Juneau, AK 99801-0809. The comments must be received no later than 4:30p.m. on Friday September 4, 2009. Written comments received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

If you are a person \vith a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Gail Dabaluz at (907) 465-4814, no later than Friday August 21, 2009, to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

For a copy of the proposed regulation changes, contact Gail Dabaluz at (907) 465-4814, or go to

After the public comment period ends on, the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development will either adopt these or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action on them. The language of the final regulations may be different from that of the proposed regulations. YOU SHOULD COMMENT DURING THE TIME ALLOWED IF YOUR INTERESTS COULD BE AFFECTED.

Statutory Authority: AS 14.56.355

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or :\fade Specific AS ]4.56.355, AS 14.56.356 Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.