570.510 Transferring projects from urban counties to metropolitan cities.§ 570.510 Transferring projects from urban counties to metropolitan cities.
Section 106(c)(3) of the Act authorizes the Secretary to transfer unobligated grant funds from an urban county to a new metropolitan city, provided: the city was an included unit of general local government in the urban county immediately before its qualification as a metropolitan city; the funds to be transferred were received by the county before the qualification of the city as a metropolitan city; the funds to be transferred had been programmed by the urban county for use in the city before such qualification; and the city and county agree to transfer responsibility for the administration of the funds being transferred from the county's letter of credit to the city's letter of credit. The following rules apply to the transfer of responsibility for an activity from an urban county to the new metropolitan city.
(a) The urban county and the metropolitan city must execute a legally binding agreement which shall specify:
(1) The amount of funds to be transferred from the urban county's letter of credit to the metropolitan city's letter of credit;
(2) The activities to be carried out by the city with the funds being transferred;
(3) The county's responsibility for all expenditures and unliquidated obligations associated with the activities before the time of transfer, including a statement that responsibility for all audit and monitoring findings associated with those expenditures and obligations shall remain with the county;
(4) The responsibility of the metropolitan city for all other audit and monitoring findings;
(5) How program income (if any) from the activities specified shall be divided between the metropolitan city and the urban county; and
(6) Such other provisions as may be required by HUD.
(b) Upon receipt of a request for the transfer of funds from an urban county to a metropolitan city and a copy of the executed agreement, HUD, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, shall establish a date upon which the funds shall be transferred from the letter of credit of the urban county to the letter of credit of the metropolitan city, and shall take all necessary actions to effect the requested transfer of funds.
(c) HUD shall notify the metropolitan city and urban county of any special audit and monitoring rules which apply to the transferred funds when the date of the transfer is communicated to the city and the county.