(a)  If the grant recipient wishes to appeal disallowed expenditures of CSBG funds, the appeal shall be made in writing within 30 days of notification of disallowed expenditures and shall contain a clear statement of the issue or issues which the grant recipient wishes to have considered in the appeal.  The grant recipient may include with the appeal statements any supporting facts or arguments which the grant recipient feels should be considered.  Appeals should be addressed to the Office.

(b)  The Director of the Office shall designate an official to review the appeal, together with any comments submitted by the Office (a copy of which shall be simultaneously sent to the grant recipient).  In his/her discretion, the reviewing official may offer the grant recipient an informal hearing at which Office officials may also be heard.  The decision shall be made within 30 days of the hearing, or within 30 days of receipt of the appeal by the reviewing official if there is no hearing, and shall be final unless the grant recipient wishes to appeal the decision.

(c)  If the grant recipient wishes to appeal the ruling, the grant recipient may appeal in writing to the Secretary of the Department.  The appeal must be made within 30 days after the decision of the hearing described in this Rule in Paragraph (b).  The hearing on the appeal will be conducted in accordance with the provisions set forth in 15 NCAC 01B Section .0200.


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

Eff. December 1, 1983;

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