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Family Support Payments to States_Assistance Payments

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Assistance considerations...

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Individuals receive support from the Territorial or local welfare agency until they no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

Formula and Matching Requirements

Formula and Matching Requirements: Essentially the Federal share of expenditures for Old Age Assistance, Aid To The Blind, and Aid To The Permanently and Totally Disabled programs is equal to about 75 percent, not to exceed a maximum amount per recipient. However, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam. Thus, there is a statutory limit placed on the total payments each territory may receive in certain programs (the above-named Adult programs, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, and the Federal Foster Care, Adoption Assistance, and Independent Living Programs authorized under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act. If the Territory has not exceeded its ceiling amount for the fiscal year, then the Territory may also request and receive a Matching Grant. The amount of Matching Grant funds each Territory may receive is equal to 75 percent of the amount, if any, by which the Territory's expenditures for the current fiscal year under its TANF and IV-E programs exceed the sum of historical fixed amounts.

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.