Contract Compliance - Administrative Regulations

Regulations Concerning Contract Compliance Minority Business Enterprise Assistance Fund
Sections 46a-56 (d)-1 through (d)-7

ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

Regulations provided below are for informational purposes ONLY. For official citations please refer to the 
Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Sec. 46a-56 (d)-1 Definitions

As used in Sections 46a-56 (d)-1 to 46a-56 (d)-7, inclusive:
(1) "Commission" means the commission on human rights and opportunities created by Section 46a-52 of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Section 1 of Public Act 89-332.
(2) "Minority business enterprise" means a business meeting the criteria contained in Section 46a-56 (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Section 5 of Public Act 89-253.
(3) "Treasurer" means the treasurer of the State of Connecticut created by and exercising the powers and authority vested in Chapter 32 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

(Effective June 20, 1990)

Sec. 46a-56 (d)-2. Notification of recovery

Whenever any penalties are recovered in an action by the attorney general pursuant to Section 46a-56 (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Section 5 of Public Act 89-253, the treasurer shall notify the commission by certified mail that such funds have been deposited in a special fund for the assistance of minority business enterprises. Notice shall be made within five (5) days after the treasurer receives such funds.

(Effective June 20, 1990)

Sec. 46a-56 (d)-3. Notification of fund availability

When the commission intends to award any portion of the funds recovered pursuant to Section 46a-56 (d) of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended by Section 5 of Public Act 89-253, it shall publish a notice in the Connecticut Law Journal and other sources targeted to reach the attention of minority business enterprises. The notice shall state the amount of funds available, the deadline for applications, and shall invite all minority business enterprises to submit written proposals for the award of grants designed to advance the interests of the state in achieving equal contracting opportunity.

(Effective June 20, 1990)

Sec. 46a-56 (d)-4. Application procedure

Any minority person, including a business enterprise, interested in applying for funds made available by the commission shall submit an application containing the following information:

(1) the name and address of the enterprise;
(2) a detailed statement describing how the enterprise meets the criteria contained in Section 46a-56 (d), as amended by Section 5 of Public Act 89-253;
(3) a complete proposal for the expenditure of available funds; and
(4) a statement describing the benefits to the state' if the proposal is approved.

(Effective June 20, 1990)

Sec. 46a-56 (d)-5. Review of proposals

The commission shall review all applications to determine whether:

  1. the proposal will assist minority business enterprises;
  • the proposal is technically feasible, given the expertise the applicant currently has or is reasonably likely to acquire if awarded the grant;

  • the proposal creates employment or other opportunities for residents of the state; and

  • the proposal sufficiently advances the public good. In accordance with Sections 46a-54 (9), as amended by Section 2 of Public Act 89-332, and 46a-54 (12), as amended by Section 2 of Public Act 89-332, the commission may solicit the opinion of experts or hold hearings to evaluate the merits of any application.

  • (Effective June 20, 1990)

    Sec. 46a-56 (d)-6. Award of grants

    The commission may award a grant to any applicant meeting the requirements of Section 46a-56 (d)-5 only by a majority vote of its members present and voting.

    (Effective June 20, 1990)

    Sec. 46a-56 (d)-7. Monitoring and accounting
    (a) As a condition to receiving the grant, the applicant shall agree in writing to:

    1. faithfully implement the proposal as submitted to the commission;
    2. agree to periodic monitoring of the proposal by the commission; and
    3. provide the commission with a full and complete accounting prepared by an independent accountant of all funds received.

    (b) The commission may take appropriate action to enforce the provisions of Section 46a-56 (d}-7 (a).

    (Effective June 20, 1990)