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Block Grants for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Each allotment is available for obligation and expenditure during the fiscal year it was allotted through the end of the subsequent fiscal year. Payments are made through the Electronic Transfer System.

Formula and Matching Requirements

The formula for the allocation of funds is cited in 42 U.S.C. 300x-33. Allotments to the States are based upon weighted population factors and, for equity purposes, a measure reflecting the differences that exist between the State involved and other States in the cost of providing authorized services. Territories shall receive funds based on the civilian population of the Territory as indicated by the most recent available data divided by the aggregate civilian population of the Territories, but not less than $50,000. The Secretary shall each fiscal year reserve for the Territories of the United States, 1.5 percent of the amounts appropriated for these purposes.

Note:
A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.