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Recipients of Section 3-covered funding ensure compliance and the compliance of their contractors/subcontractors with the Section 3 requirements, as outlined in 24 CFR §135.32.

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, (12 U.S.C. 1701u) requires the GLO to ensure that training, employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall be directed, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing federal, state and local laws and regulations, to low- and very low-income persons.

Section 3 Plans

A Section 3 Plan is a tool which Subrecipients and Grantees (for both housing and non-housing) may utilize to help direct their Section 3 efforts. The GLO does not approve individual plans. However, Subrecipients and Grantees may submit their plan to the GLO for review and feedback. Plans submitted for review are evaluated with respect to how many of the Best Practices from the GLO Section 3 Policy are included. Submitted plans are posted on the website to assist other communities in their efforts to comply with the Section 3 requirements. A higher or lower number of Best Practices may or may not be an indication of how successful a community will be with meeting the Section 3 numerical goals. The following is a link to the Section 3 policy that may serve as a guide.

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