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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 30COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
SUBCHAPTER ATEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
DIVISION 1GENERAL PROVISIONS
RULE §30.2Definitions and Abbreviations

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) CFR--Code of Federal Regulations.

  (2) Colonia--Any identifiable unincorporated community that is within 150 miles of the border between the United States and Mexico; is determined to be a colonia on the basis of objective criteria, including lack of potable water supply, lack of adequate sewage systems, and lack of decent, safe, and sanitary housing; and was in existence as a colonia before the date of the enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (November 28, 1990).

  (3) Commissioner--The Commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

  (4) Community--Any city, county, town, township, village or other general purpose political subdivision of the state.

  (5) Contract--A written TxCDBG grant agreement, including all amendments thereto, executed by the department and contractor.

  (6) Contractor--A community with which the department has executed a contract under this chapter.

  (7) Department--Texas Department of Agriculture, Office of Rural Affairs, including the staff of the department.

  (8) HUD--United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  (9) Low and moderate income (LMI) persons--Families and individuals whose incomes do not exceed 80 percent of the median income of the area involved, as determined by HUD.

  (10) Non-entitlement area--An area which is not a metropolitan city or part of an urban county, as defined in 42 USC §5302.

  (11) Poverty--The current official poverty level established by the Director of the Federal Office of Management and Budget.

  (12) Regional review committee (RRC)--A commission established in each of the 24 state planning regions for purposes of regional review of Community Development Fund applications.

  (13) TxCDBG--Texas Community Development Block Grant programs and funds administered by the department.


Source Note: The provisions of this §30.2 adopted to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 10395

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