PART III. OBTAINING FEDERAL GRANTS.
§8-32-3. Power to secure federal grants for certain nonprofit
(a) Notwithstanding any statutory or charter provisions to the
contrary, every municipality is, subject to the provisions and
limitations set forth in subsections (b) and (c) of this section,
hereby empowered and authorized to make application for, receive
and accept grants from the federal government, or any agency
thereof, for, on behalf of and for use by a nonstock, nonprofit
corporation chartered under the laws of this state, or licensed to
do business in this state, for charitable, patriotic or
philanthropic or other public purposes and operating within the
corporate limits of said municipality. The Legislature hereby
finds that the support of such nonstock, nonprofit corporations is
for the general welfare of the public and is a public purpose.
This section is enacted in view of this finding and shall be
liberally construed in the light thereof.
(b) No federal funds received by a municipality under the
authority of this section shall be disbursed by any such nonstock,
nonprofit corporation unless and until the expenditure thereof has
been approved by the governing body of such municipality, and such
corporation shall upon demand at any time make a full and complete
accounting of all such funds to such governing body.
(c) Under no circumstances whatever shall any action taken by
any municipality under the authority of this section give rise to or create any indebtedness on the part of such municipality, the
governing body of such municipality, any member thereof or any
municipal official or employee.