10a NCAC 97B .1001      GRANT AGREEMENT

(a)  Upon approval of the application by the Office, a written grant agreement shall be executed between the grant recipient and the Department. These Rules, the approved application, and any subsequent amendment to the approved application shall become a part of the grant agreement.

(b)  The grant agreement in its original form and all modifications thereto shall be kept on file in the office of the grant recipient for three years.

(c)  The following general policies and procedures for expenditure of funds awarded under grant agreements apply:

(1)           Approved grant agreements will specify the maximum amount of assistance which a grant recipient is eligible to receive.

(2)           If, at any time during the budget year, the Office determines that grant funds are being expended improperly, the Office may require the grant recipient to cease incurring costs.  Ineligible or other improper expenditures shall be reimbursed to the Office.  Under such conditions, the Office will notify the grant recipient regarding the action being taken, the reasons for the Office's actions, and the conditions and time within which corrective procedures shall be made.

(3)           Funds can be committed by a grant recipient only during its approved budget year, as specified on the approved grant agreement.  All financial obligations shall be satisfied within 90 days after the end of the budget year.

(4)           Conditions may be placed on a grant agreement.  Failure to meet a condition by the grant recipient may result in suspension or termination, in whole or part of the grant agreement.  When the conditions are met, the Office will notify the grant recipient and release any funds under the grant agreement.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑10; 143B‑276; 143B‑277; 143‑323(d);

Eff. December 1, 1983;

Amended Eff. October 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. April 25, 2015.