PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING

Mar 3 2022
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RHODE ISLAND GOVERNMENT REGISTER
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
INFRASTRUCTURE BANK

 

Title of Rule: Municipal Infrastructure Grant Program
Rule Identifier: 830-RICR-10-30-1
Rulemaking Action: Proposed Adoption

Important Dates:
Date of Public Notice: March 3, 2022
Hearing Date: March 16, 2022
End of Public Comment: April 3, 2022

Rulemaking Authority:
R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-11.4-4
R.I. Gen. Laws § 46-12.2-4

Summary of Rulemaking Action:
The Municipal Infrastructure Grant Program (“MIGP”) is a competitive grant program providing capital funds for municipalities, and other public entities, to make improvement to public infrastructure. The overall goal is to support projects that can achieve economic development and growth by accelerating housing production, spurring private development, and creating jobs across Rhode Island. Any city or town, acting by and through its municipal officers or by and through any agency designated by the municipal officers to act on their behalf, may apply to the program for a grant in a specific amount to fund a specified project. Two (2) or more municipalities may apply jointly, with one municipality acting as fiscal agent.  A proposed project must be for improvements to land and/or infrastructure that is currently publicly owned or can be acquired through public leasehold, right-of-way or easement in timely manner. Applicants may request funding for predevelopment activities (such as due diligence and preparation of engineering documents) and/or for direct construction work. Program investments will be targeted to projects that support job creation and expansion, housing development and rehabilitation, community development projects in areas or districts that communities have determined are best suited to efficiently accommodate future growth or redevelopment.

Grants can be for design, construction, building, land acquisition, rehabilitation, repair, and other improvements to publicly owned infrastructure including, but not limited to, sewers, utility extensions, streets, roads, curb-cuts, parking, water treatment systems, telecommunications systems, transit improvements, and pedestrian ways.

To view the full Public Notice of Hearing, please click here.

To view the MIG Proposed Regulation, please click here.