CHAPTER 485

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

DOVER

EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER THIRTY-THREE

TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Designation of the Delaware State Planning Office as the State Agency in Delaware to Carry Out the Provisions of Title IX of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (P.L. 754) and Title VIII of the National Housing Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-560)

WHEREAS, the rapid urbanization of our State is causing ever heavier demands to be placed upon local governments for improved and expanded public improvements and services necessary for the solution of critical physical, social and economic problems in our urban areas; and

WHEREAS, there is great need in our State for information and data on urban needs and programs and for technical assistance to small communities in their efforts to solve community problems; and

WHEREAS, the increasing number and magnitude of Federal, State and local assistance programs that affect urban development require considerable technical information and statistical data not readily available to local communities; and

WHEREAS, local officials of small communities face the problem of working with government programs without the expert professional know-how and technical assistance needed in the identification and solution of urban problems; and

WHEREAS, the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (P.L. 754) establishes a program to assist States and the instrumentalities of their political subdivisions in making available information and data on urban needs and assistance programs and activities and in providing technical assistance to small communities with respect to solving urban problems; and

WHEREAS, TITLE VIII of the National Housing Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-560), 20 U.S.C. 801 establishes a program to assist States and the instrumentalities of their political subdivisions through training of elected officials, community development and policy making groups, and employees of local governments as well as professional planners and those desiring formal training in planning and closely related fields; and

WHEREAS the additional expertise that will be gained through training under the auspices of TITLE VIII combined with improved governmental organization and services through the utilization of TITLE IX, will facilitate the solution of urban problems; and

WHEREAS, Section 905 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act and Section 802 subsection (b) of the National Housing Act of 1964 require formal designation by the Governor of a State Agency as the applicant State Agency to receive Federal grants for programs:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, do order and direct that the Delaware State Planning Office be hereby named and designated for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of TITLE IX of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 (P.L. 754) and TITLE VIII of the National Housing Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-560), as the State Agency in Delaware to make available information and data on urban needs and assistance programs and activities, to provide technical assistance to small communities and to administer educational programs dealing with urban problems to lay and professional persons as designated under the law; and it is further

ORDERED: that the Delaware State Planning Office shall serve as the State Agency in Delaware to effectuate the purposes of TITLE IX as specifically set forth in Section 901 and to receive grants authorized under Sections 902 and 903 of the Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966 and to effectuate the purposes of TITLE VIII as set forth in Sections 802, subsection (b) and 804 to receive grants authorized under Section 802, subsections (a) and (c).

Approved this 11th day of January, 1968.

(GREAT SEAL)

CHARLES L. TERRY, JR.

Governor

Attest:

ELISHA C. DUKES

Secretary of State