The department has all the powers necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and provisions of the program, including the power to: (1) Make contracts and agreements with the Federal Government; other agencies of the state; any other public agency; or any other public person, association, corporation, local government, or entity in exercising its powers and performing its duties under ss. 290.0401-290.049.
(2) Seek and accept funding from any public or private source.
(3) Adopt and enforce rules not inconsistent with ss. 290.0401-290.049 for the administration of the fund. (4) Assist in training employees of local governing authorities to help achieve and increase their capacity to administer programs pursuant to ss. 290.0401-290.049 and provide technical assistance and advice to local governing authorities involved with these programs. (5) Adopt and enforce strict requirements concerning an applicant’s written description of a service area. Each such description shall contain maps which illustrate the location of the proposed service area. All such maps must be clearly legible and must:
(a) Contain a scale which is clearly marked on the map.
(b) Show the boundaries of the locality.
(c) Show the boundaries of the service area where the activities will be concentrated.
(d) Display the location of all proposed area activities.
(e) Include the names of streets, route numbers, or easily identifiable landmarks where all service activities are located.
(6) Pledge community development block grant revenues from the Federal Government in order to guarantee notes or other obligations of a public entity which are approved pursuant to s. 290.0455. 1(7) Establish an advisory committee of no more than 13 members to solicit participation in designing, administering, and evaluating the program and in linking the program with other housing and community development resources. 1Note.—As added by s. 45, ch. 2001-89. For a description of multiple acts in the same session affecting a statutory provision, see preface to the Florida Statutes, “Statutory Construction.” Subsection (7) was also added by s. 24, ch. 2001-201, and that version reads:
(7) Establish advisory committees and solicit participation in designing, administering, and evaluating the program and in linking the program with other housing and community development resources.