Dáil Éireann - Volume 686 - 30 June, 2009
Written Answers. - Housing Grants.
Deputy Michael McGrath Deputy Michael McGrath
Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government when payment will be made to a local authority (details supplied) in relation to a grant allocation for 2009. [25909/09]
Deputy Michael Finneran Deputy Michael Finneran
Deputy Michael Finneran: My Department’s involvement with the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability relates primarily to the recoupment of a proportion of local authority expenditure on the payment of individual grants. These schemes introduced in November 2007 are funded by 80% recoupment available from my Department, together with 20% contribution from the resources of the local authority. In the case of the old Disabled Persons’ and Essential Repairs Grants Schemes, these are funded by 67% recoupment, together with a 33% contribution from the resources of the local authority.
Recoupments are made on foot of certified expenditure claims submitted by local authorities. To date, a total of €64,361 has been recouped to Cork City Council from its 2009 allocation.
Dáil Éireann 686 Written Answers. Housing Grants.