7 CFR 1778.31 - Performing development.
(a) Applicable provisions of subpart C of part 1780 of this chapter will be followed in performing development for grants made under this part.
(b) After filing an application in accordance with § 1778.21 and when immediate action is necessary, the State Program Official may concur in an applicant's request to proceed with construction before funds are obligated provided the RUS environmental requirements are complied with. The applicant must be advised in writing that:
(1) Any authorization to proceed or any concurrence in bid awards, contract concurrence, or other project development activity, is not a commitment by the Agency to provide grant funds under this part.
(2) The Agency is not liable for any debt incurred by the applicant in the event that funds are not provided under this part.