Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Questions (449)

Brendan Smith


449. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the total funding on a yearly basis allocated to Monaghan 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 Monaghan Council on a yearly basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13106/13]

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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 Monaghan County Council over the period 2008-2013, together with the amounts recouped to the Council over that period, are set out in the following table:

Monaghan Co. Co.







Initial Exchequer Allocation




€1, 250,000

€ 1,200,000


Amount recouped

€ 1,236,946

€ 1,173,169

€ 1,353,219

€ 1,232,862

€ 1,202,542