Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (448)

Brendan Smith


448. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total funding on an annual basis allocated to Cavan County Council for the housing adaptation grants scheme for older people and people with a disability schemes from 2008 to 2013 inclusive; the actual draw-down of such funding by the Cavan County Council on a yearly basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13105/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

My Department’s involvement with the Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability relates primarily to the recoupment of a proportion of local authority expenditure on the payment of individual grants. These schemes, introduced in November 2007, are funded by 80% recoupments available from my Department together with a 20% contribution from the resources of the local authority.

Details of the initial Exchequer allocations to Cavan County Council for the years 2008 – 2013 , together with the amounts recouped to the Council over that period are set out in the following table :

Cavan Co. Co.







Initial Exchequer Allocation




€1, 500,000



Amount recouped

€1, 007,408



€ 1,176,998