STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Notification of Intent to Apply for Federal Grant-
WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968 (P.L. 90-577) establishes procedures whereby applicants for some Federal aid programs are required to notify the appropriate Clearing-house of their intent to apply for Federal grants-in-aid; and
WHEREAS, the intent of the Act is to take into account all viewpoints — national, regional, State and local — "in planning Federal or Federally assisted development programs and projects;" and
WHEREAS, not all Federal assistance programs are covered by this Act, thus diminishing the efficacy of the Act; and
WHEREAS, requiring all State agencies and departments in Delaware to give notification of intent to apply for financial assistance under any Federal program would result in increased assurance that Federal grants-in-aid are consistent with State comprehensive planning efforts:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
That all State departments and agencies shall, before making formal application for any Federal funds, notify in writing the Office of the Governor, the Delaware State Planning Office, and the State Budget Director's Office.
Approved this 7th day of January, 1970.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State