WHEREAS: the State of Louisiana desires to comply with HUD's annual consolidated submission requirements;
NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Division of Administration, Office of Community Development, (hereafter "OCD") shall coordinate and designate, within the parameters of state law, all departments, agencies, or other entities of the State of Louisiana which have primary responsibility for the implementation of any function associated with HUD community planning and development formula grant programs, which are required to participate in the annual consolidated submission and which are to complete research, analysis, or other activities necessary for the OCD to submit to HUD, on behalf of the State of Louisiana, the annual consolidated submission and any amendments or supplements thereto.
SECTION 2: All departments, agencies, and other entities referred to in Section 1 of this Order shall cooperate with and submit to the OCD in a timely manner all necessary or requested information and documentation needed for the State of Louisiana to comply with the HUD consolidated submission requirements.
SECTION 3: The OCD shall annually submit to HUD a consolidated submission and any amendments or supplements thereto on behalf of the State of Louisiana.
SECTION 4: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state, and any political subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the OCD in implementing the provisions of this Order.
SECTION 5: Upon signature of the Governor, the provisions of this Order shall be made retroactive to August 11,1996, and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or until terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed The Great Seal of the State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 17th day of October, 1996.
M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Secretary of State