2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 27 - Public Assistance.
Article 8 - Community Action
Section 27-8-5 - Community action agencies; designation; powers.
27-8-5. Community action agencies; designation; powers.
A. A community action agency is a political subdivision of the state, a combination of political subdivisions or a public or private nonprofit agency that:
(1) has the power and authority to enter into contracts with public and private nonprofit agencies and organizations in fulfilling the purposes of the Community Action Act [27-8-1 NMSA 1978];
(2) is capable of planning, conducting, administering and evaluating a community action program;
(3) has a service area at least equivalent to the geographic boundaries of a county; and
(4) is designated a community action agency by the governor or by federal law or was officially designated a community action agency, community action program or limited purpose agency under the provisions of the federal Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 on September 30, 1981.
B. The governor is empowered to declare that an entity designated as a community action agency under Subsection A of this section is no longer a community action agency upon a determination that such entity is unable or unwilling to carry out its responsibilities under the Community Action Act.
C. A community action agency is empowered to:
(1) receive, administer and transfer funds in support of a community action program under the Community Action Act; and
(2) delegate powers to other agencies and programs subject to the powers of its governing board and its overall program responsibilities.
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