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CSBG IM No. 61 Carry Over Funds FY 2001

Published: May 30, 2001
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Guidance, Policies, Procedures, Information Memorandums (IM)



TO:  State Community Services Block Grant Program Officials








SUBJECT:  FY 2001 CSBG Carryover Funds








PURPOSE:  This Informational Memorandum contains the Community Services Block Grant Program Carryover Provisions Pursuant to H.R. 3061, Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2002








BACKGROUND:  Reference Section 675(C) of the CSBG Act (P.L. 105-285) Regarding Uses of Funds, Subsection (3) Recapture and Redistribution of Unobligated Funds








DISCUSSION:  Language in Section 675(C)(3) of the CSBG Act permit States the discretion to recapture and redistribute unobligated funds in excess of 20 percent of the amount distributed to an "eligible entity" to another eligible entity or to a private, nonprofit organization. However, the Appropriations Act (H.R. 3061) contains new language which supercedes the language in Section 675 (C)(3) of the enabling legislation. States are now required to continue to recapture and/or redistribute FY 2001 CSBG funds to "eligible entities" in accordance with the requirement in Section 675(C)(a)(1) of the CSBG Act which require that, "to the extent Community Services Block Grant funds are distributed as grants by a State to eligible entities provided under the Act, and have not been expended by such entity, the funds shall remain with such entity for carryover into the next fiscal year for expenditure by such entity for program purposes."








Comments and inquiries regarding this Information Memorandum may be sent to: Jane Golden, Program Assistant, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families,
Office of Community Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade. S.W.,
Washington, DC 20447. Telephone (202) 401-9380




Margaret Washnitzer, D.S.W.
Division of State Assistance
Office of Community Services