Maine Revised Statutes

§5327. Allocation of Community Services Block Grant funds

1. Distribution of Community Services Block Grant funds.  In accordance with Title 5, section 1670, the division shall administer and distribute to community action agencies Community Services Block Grant funds received from the Federal Government. The division may expend up to but not more than 5% of the block grant per fiscal year to carry out its administrative functions under this chapter.
[ 1995, c. 502, Pt. D, §14 (AMD) .]
2. Community action agencies; priority.  Of the amount passed through to local agencies, community action agencies must receive first priority in the allocation of Community Services Block Grant funds. These funds must be distributed according to a formula determined annually as follows.
A. Twenty percent of the amount passed through to local agencies must be divided equally among all designated agencies. [1991, c. 780, Pt. DDD, §14 (NEW).]
B. The balance of the funds must be distributed according to rules adopted by the division. [1995, c. 502, Pt. D, §14 (AMD).]
[ 1995, c. 502, Pt. D, §14 (AMD) .]
3. Block grant proposals.  Proposals for Community Services Block Grant funds submitted to the Legislature by the division in accordance with Title 5, section 1670 must be developed and must:
A. Include a description of current allocation of Community Services Block Grant funds and how the plan proposes to change that allocation; [1991, c. 780, Pt. DDD, §14 (NEW).]
B. Retain the absolute minimum necessary for administrative costs; and [1991, c. 780, Pt. DDD, §14 (NEW).]
C. Provide for maximum flexibility within community action agencies for the use of Community Services Block Grant funds. [1991, c. 780, Pt. DDD, §14 (NEW).]
[ 1995, c. 502, Pt. D, §14 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1991, c. 780, §DDD14 (NEW). 1995, c. 502, §D14 (AMD).