15A NCAC 18B .0106       ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR MOSQUITO CONTROL ACTIVITIES

(a)  Funds for mosquito control activities shall be allocated in accordance with the provisions of this Rule.

(1)           Surveillance is the monitoring of adult and immature mosquitoes, their predators and pathogens, and environmental factors associated with them.

(2)           Control measures eligible for state financial aid include surveillance, water management, chemical control, biological control, and community education.

(b)  Ten percent of all state funds in mosquito control activities may be held in reserve for the first half of the fiscal year for possible use on an emergency basis, or as a contingency fund to be used for special investigations or reports, laboratory services, and other needed services associated with operational programs.

(c)  If sufficient state funds are available, the amount provided by local appropriations and other allowable credits for mosquito surveillance and control activities shall be matched on a one‑to‑one basis.

(d)  If sufficient state aid is unavailable for matching on a one‑to‑one basis, state aid is to be allocated as follows:

(1)           Of the state funds available for water management activities, the first thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) of local appropriations and allowable credits for proposed water management activities shall be matched on a one‑to‑one basis;

(2)           If sufficient state funds for water management activities are not available to match the first thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), then the first twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) shall be matched on a one‑to‑one basis;

(3)           If sufficient state funds for water management activities are not available to match the first thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) or twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), then the first ten thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be matched on a one‑to‑one basis;

(4)           Of the state funds available for surveillance, chemical control, biological control and community education activities, the first five thousand dollars ($5,000) of local appropriations and allowable credits for such proposed activities shall be matched on a one‑to‑one basis; and

(5)           Any remaining state aid shall be allocated on a pro‑rata basis as provided in Paragraph (e) of this Rule.

(e)  Remaining portions will be determined by allocations on a pro‑rata basis by dividing the total remaining state aid available [after satisfying the first thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), matching requirement for water management activities per program and the first five thousand dollars ($5,000) matching requirement for all other activities per program] by the total remaining local appropriations and allowable credits (above that matched on a one‑to‑one basis) proposed by local programs.

(f)  Simple pro‑rata distribution of funds shall be used when sufficient funds are unavailable for the allocation procedures provided in this Rule.

(g)  Allocation computations shall include projected and budgeted monetary amounts for equipment credits.

(h)  Cumulative totals for sub‑contract work for approved water management activities shall not exceed 10 percent of the total of all funds designated for one‑to‑one matching.  When the cumulative total requested allocations exceed this amount, needs data and work plans shall be reviewed to determine which contract programs will receive priority.

(i)  In addition to the criteria contained in Rule .0108 of this Section, the following guides shall be applied in determining whether work performed on water management projects is entitled to reimbursement: No state funds shall be paid on a matching basis for water management unless the work has been performed in accordance with the directions of a representative of the Department.  Payment shall not be made for work performed during any month unless performed in accordance with an approved work plan and until a report has been received from the local governmental unit with supporting documents required by the Department, showing work performed, expenditures made, and facilities utilized, except that an advance payment as determined by the Department, may be made pending the availability of local and state funds that have been appropriated.  The amount of such advance payments shall be deducted from subsequent state funds that are due on a matching basis later in the fiscal year.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑347;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. December 5, 1977;

Amended Eff. September 1, 1990; January 1, 1986; July 1, 1982; January 1, 1980.