Dáil Éireann - Volume 609 - 08 November, 2005
Written Answers. - Child Care Services.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
503. Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if an application for funding of €39,500 to complete a child care project at a centre (details supplied) in County Kilkenny will be approved; if a response to the application will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32555/05]
Mr. McDowell Mr. McDowell
Mr. McDowell: The community-based group in question was approved capital grant assistance of €392,555 under the equal opportunities child care programme some time ago. The group was also approved staffing grant assistance of €304,737 which will be continued to the end of December 2007 as the group continues to deliver a child care service in accordance with its pre-agreed targets.
I understand from inquiries I have made that the group has recently submitted an application to my Department for additional capital funding of €39,500. This application has been forwarded to Area Development Management, ADM, Limited, which is engaged to assess all EOCP grant applications on behalf of my Department. Following the assessment by ADM, this application will be considered by the programme appraisal committee, PAC, which is chaired by my Department, before a decision is made in relation to funding. The group will be informed of the decision in due course.
Dáil Éireann 609 Written Answers. Child Care Services.