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The OneGeorgia Authority authorizes the Department of Community Affairs (herein after referred to as "agent") as the implementing entity for purposes of the Edge Fund Program's operation and administration.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.02" name="413-2-.02" title="413-2-.02">Rule 413-2-.02 Definitions</a></h2> <P>The definitions for purposes of this regulation are identical in all respects to the terms defined in O.C.G.A. 50- 34 <I>et seq.</I></P> <P><B>Competitive Project. </B>Competitive Project generally describes a situation where business enterprise is considering no less than two communities as a site for relocation or expansion, where at least one community is outside this state, and at least one, but not more than one, is in this state. A project is <I>not </I>considered a competitive project when the competition involves only the relocation of an existing company from OneGeorgia community to another Georgia community.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.03" name="413-2-.03" title="413-2-.03">Rule 413-2-.03 Purpose</a></h2> <P>The purpose of the OneGeorgia Edge Fund Program is to provide financial assistance to eligible applicants that are being considered as a relocation or expansion site in a competitive project; and, where the Edge Fund is used when the health, welfare, safety and economic security of the citizens of the state are promoted through the development and/or retention of employment opportunities.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.04" name="413-2-.04" title="413-2-.04">Rule 413-2-.04 Eligible Applicants</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants and recipients of grant funds awarded under this program shall include, but are not limited to, general-purpose local governments (municipalities and counties), local government authorities, joint or multi-county development authorities, state authorities or any combination of the above. All local government units that are party to an application must be in compliance, where applicable, with the requirements regarding comprehensive planning (O.C.G.A. 50-8-1 <I>et seq.</I>), report of local government finances (O.C.G.A. 36-81-8[b]), local service delivery strategies (O.C.G.A. 36-70-1 <I>et seq.</I>), and local government authorities registration (O.C.G.A. 36-80-8 <I>et seq.</I>)</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.05" name="413-2-.05" title="413-2-.05">Rule 413-2-.05 Fund Availability</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Authority will be made available to eligible applicants for projects when a <I>competitive project </I>cannot locate or expand without special financial assistance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Authority will establish and announce funding availability. Applications will be accepted throughout the fiscal year and will be reviewed based upon the criteria provided in Rule <a title="413-2-.07" href="413-2-.07">413-2-.07</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligible applicants must apply for assistance under this program in a format and manner described by the OneGeorgia Authority. Application manuals and guidelines may be obtained from the Authority: <P>OneGeorgia Authority</P> <P> 1200-B Hillcrest Parkway</P> <P>Dublin, Georgia 31021</P> <P>(478) 274-7734</P> <P><a class="LinkOut" href="http:// www.OneGeorgia.org" target="_blank"> www.One Georgia.org</a></P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application manual provided will include information outlining program requirements, forms, mailing addresses, telephone numbers of contact persons and other necessary and pertinent information.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.06" name="413-2-.06" title="413-2-.06">Rule 413-2-.06 Eligible Activities</a></h2> <P>Eligible uses of funds provided under the Edge Fund include those activities and the provision of facilities and services as described in O.C.G.A. 50-34. Eligible uses of funds for this category shall include, but are not limited to:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.061.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public Land Acquisition/Site Development. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.061.a)">a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For siting and/or improving publicly owned infrastructure.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.061.b)">b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For publicly owned industrial, technology parks, and airports.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.061.c)">c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For publicly owned improvements for tourism developments.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Public Infrastructure Improvements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.a)">a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly owned water and/or sewer facilities and improvements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.b)">b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly owned improvements for pollution control.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.c)">c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly owned railroad spurs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.d)">d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly owned road improvements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.e)">e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Drainage improvements on public rights of way.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.f)">f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Site preparation on publicly owned land.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.062.g)">g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly owned telecommunications assets.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.063.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly Owned Machinery and Equipment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.064.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publicly Owned/Privately Leased Fixed Assets (sites and buildings) and/or Machinery and Equipment. <P><I> It is important to note that the proposed use of Edge Fund monies will dictate whether the funds can simply be granted to the applicant, or whether they will be granted to the applicant but require a lease agreement between the applicant and participating subrecipient. In general, public acquisition or improvements of public facilities and infrastructure can be paid for by the applicant with Edge Fund monies and do not have to be leased to a subrecipient through a development authority. Where Edge Fund monies are expended for the public acquisition and/or improvement of privately used land, buildings, machinery and equipment, or other private assets, the assets must be owned or controlled by the applicant and leased or subleased to the private user.</I></P> </td> </tr> </table> <P><I>The Authority may also require the applicant to recapture some or all of the Edge Fund assistance if ownership of project assets is transferred to an entity other than the applicant. The Authority also reserves the right to establish criteria for the recapture of grant funds upon transfer of project assets to an entity other than the applicant or upon any event that violates state law, the public purpose of the grant program, or any of the grant conditions. All recaptured funds must be returned to the Authority, unless otherwise specified by the Authority.</I></P> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.07" name="413-2-.07" title="413-2-.07">Rule 413-2-.07 Review of Grant Applications</a></h2> <P>All applications received from eligible applicants will be reviewed in a timely manner to determine the merit of the applications and the proposed use of funds. The criteria in the following sections will be used to determine the merit of each application.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.071.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications will be reviewed based upon enhancement of community or economic development opportunites. Applicable criteria include, but are not limited to: <P>* Numbers and types of jobs retained and/or created;</P> <P>* Total private capital investment;</P> <P>* Impact on the state, regional and community economy and tax base;</P> <P>* Degree of local financial commitment;</P> <P>* Consistency with local and regional development goals and objectives;</P> <P>* Project readiness;</P> <P>* Project feasibility;</P> <P>* Wage levels compared with average wages of industry in the impacted area;</P> <P>* Reasonableness of cost estimates;</P> <P>* Tier status.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.072.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for funding from this program must provide written certification from the applicant, addressed to the OneGeorgia Authority, to the effect that the applicant is authorized under the laws of the State to carry out the project and activities that are the subject of the application, and that the proposed expenditure of funds is in accordance with all applicable legal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.073.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In its review of applications, the Authority may, at its discretion, consult with other individuals or agencies as appropriate for receiving advice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.074.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The criteria in this Rule ( <a title="413-2-.07" href="413-2-.07">413-2-.07</a>) are designed to assist the Authority in making its decision and only constitute minimum standards. Additional factors may be considered depending on the nature of particular projects and their relative merit compared to competing proposals, and depending on the availability of funding at the time of application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.075.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The decision that the Authority makes shall be final and conclusive.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.076.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Projects documenting that public benefits exceed public costs will receive greatest consideration under the program's rating criteria.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.08" name="413-2-.08" title="413-2-.08">Rule 413-2-.08 Awarding of Grant Funds</a></h2> <P>Edge Fund grants are not limited in amount. Grant amounts may be recommended by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and approved by the Authority. Final approval of grant amounts is at the discretion of the Authority.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.081.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications will be considered for funding when the project takes place in a Tier 1 or Tier 2 county.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.082.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications from Tier 3 applicants will also be considered where those counties: <P>* Share a border with a Tier 1 or Tier 2 county; and</P> <P>* Are part of a project that has been endorsed in writing by a neighboring Tier 1 or Tier 2 county; and</P> <P>* Can demonstrate a significant economic benefit to a neighboring Tier 1 or Tier 2 county through regional impact, revenue sharing or other evidence of regionalism.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.083.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once selected for funding, grant funds will be made available by the Authority through an award contract incorporating by reference the approved final application and adding any special conditions that may be necessary or appropriate. As part of the award conditions, recipients must file a report on the impact and performance of the project, in a format prescribed by the Authority.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.084.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The authority may approve a grant subject to certain general or special conditions that will be incorporated into the grant award document. Because of the limited amount of funds available, the Authority may also approve and/or award an amount less than the amount requested in the application. Applicants will be notified immediately if the grant request amount and the approved amount will be different. The applicant will have thirty (30) days from the date of award to accept any special conditions and/or the reduced grant amount. If the applicant fails to accept the special conditions or lower grant amount within the required period, the Authority may unilaterally withdraw the grant award.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.085.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grant approvals will be issued with an expiration date. If an applicant fails to request a drawdown of funds prior to the expiration date, the application approval will expire and funds will not be issued.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.086.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Awards will be committed to competitive, time-sensitive projects when location decisions are pending. The Authority may deny approval of an application when the application is received <I>after </I>the company/project has, verbally or in writing, selected a location or made a location commitment to a community.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/413-2-.09" name="413-2-.09" title="413-2-.09">Rule 413-2-.09 Statement of Conditions</a></h2> <P>In addition to the certifications made on the face of the award statement, the recipient must further certify that:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No applicable state laws, rules, regulations, or applicable local ordinances shall be violated in carrying out this project and expending Edge Fund monies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipient's internally adopted procurement procedures meet applicable state requirements and will be adhered to and documentation shall be maintained to document such adherence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Recipient's accounting records shall be maintained in a manner consistent with generally accepted government accounting standards.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Recipient is a development authority, then the project financed in part by Equity Fund monies shall only be leased or sold or administered as provided by Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=36-62-7&amp;title=36#" target="_newtab">36-62-7</a> of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, local constitutional amendment, local law passed by the legislature, or other general enabling legislation, as applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The recipient shall undergo an annual financial audit conducted in accordance with government auditing standards established by the comptroller general of the United States. The recipient shall submit to the Authority copies of all audits that cover all or part of the grant period.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="413-2-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No real or apparent conflict of interest shall be engaged in by any person or party (or any person or party with whom they have family or business ties) who is involved in any aspect of the Edge Fund project.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.01" name="413-2-.01" title="413-2-.01">Rule 413-2-.01 Scope of Rule</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.02" name="413-2-.02" title="413-2-.02">Rule 413-2-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.03" name="413-2-.03" title="413-2-.03">Rule 413-2-.03 Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.04" name="413-2-.04" title="413-2-.04">Rule 413-2-.04 Eligible Applicants</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.05" name="413-2-.05" title="413-2-.05">Rule 413-2-.05 Fund Availability</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.06" name="413-2-.06" title="413-2-.06">Rule 413-2-.06 Eligible Activities</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.07" name="413-2-.07" title="413-2-.07">Rule 413-2-.07 Review of Grant Applications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.08" name="413-2-.08" title="413-2-.08">Rule 413-2-.08 Awarding of Grant Funds</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/413-2-.09" name="413-2-.09" title="413-2-.09">Rule 413-2-.09 Statement of Conditions</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>