Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1750)

Dara Calleary

Question:

1750. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the amount allocated to each local authority under the CLÁR programme in each of the years 2017 to 2019; the amount paid to each local authority up to 31 August 2019 for each allocation in tabular form; the amount paid out to date out of the amount allocated to each local authority in each such year based on latest data to 31 August 2019 as a percentage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36264/19]

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Written answers (Question to Rural)

In 2017, I approved over €5.7 million in CLÁR funding to Local Authorities. To date, over €5.5 million of this funding has been drawn down; this equates to 97% of the total allocated to the Local Authorities.

In 2018, I approved over €9.2 million in CLÁR funding to Local Authorities. To date, almost €7.7 million of this funding has been drawn down; this equates to 83% of the total allocated to Local Authorities.

My Department is currently engaging with the Local Authorities to close off their 2017 and 2018 projects.

On 26th August, I announced funding of over €3.8 million for projects to be delivered through the Local Authorities under the 2019 CLÁR programme. No payments have yet been made in respect of these projects.

The details requested by the Deputy for each Local Authority are provided in the following tables.

It should be noted that funding under some CLÁR Measures is provided directly to applicant organisations and is not routed through the Local Authorities. This funding is not included in the figures provided below. However, details of all projects approved under the CLÁR programme are available at www.gov.ie/en/policy-information/91ba52-clar/.

Table 1: CLÁR 2017 Allocations and Payments

County

Amount Allocated CLÁR 2017

Total paid to 31.08.2019

% of allocation paid to 31.08.2019

Carlow

€178,760

€172,177

96.32%

Cavan

€288,731

€288,469

99.91%

Clare

€323,132

€323,132

100.00%

Cork

€195,600

€190,402

97.34%

Donegal

€70,590

€70,590

100.00%

Galway

€519,792

€519,492

99.94%

Kerry

€134,188

€134,188

100.00%

Kilkenny

€161,932

€161,932

100.00%

Laois

€51,395

€51,395

100.00%

Leitrim

€457,552

€457,552

100.00%

Limerick

€161,730

€160,925

99.50%

Longford

€238,417

€237,067

99.43%

Louth

€245,869

€155,370

63.19%

Mayo

€628,230

€621,637

98.95%

Meath

€104,000

€104,000

100.00%

Monaghan

€594,338*

€586,524

98.69%

Offaly

€186,954

€185,665

99.31%

Roscommon

€320,555

€311,516

97.18%

Sligo

€274,650

€271,746

98.94%

Tipperary

€191,258

€187,978

98.29%

Waterford

€313,365

€313,365

100.00%

Westmeath

€77,096

€77,096

100.00%

Wicklow

€33,300

€6,300

18.92%

Totals

€5,751,434

€5,588,519

97%

*includes payment for a project under Measure 4 of the 2017 Scheme (First Response Support) paid directly to Monaghan Local Authority.

Table 2: CLÁR 2018 Allocations and Payments

County

Amount Allocated CLÁR 2018

Total paid to 31.08.2019

% of allocation paid to 31.08.2019

Carlow

€337,707

€332,494

98.46%

Cavan

€551,489

€530,071

96.12%

Clare

€371,598

€370,865

99.80%

Cork

€611,191

€493,815

80.80%

Donegal

€461,841

€441,064

95.50%

Galway

€603,615

€465,987

77.20%

Kerry

€431,677

€115,800

26.83%

Kilkenny

€303,464

€281,900

92.89%

Laois

€508,313

€453,359

89.19%

Leitrim

€380,236

€294,236

77.38%

Limerick

€343,840

€343,540

99.91%

Longford

€414,181

€95,120

22.97%

Louth

€266,207

€219,324

82.39%

Mayo

€624,166

€393,763

63.09%

Meath

€226,440

€209,804

92.65%

Monaghan

€503,164

€500,666

99.50%

Offaly

€259,639

€259,638

100.00%

Roscommon

€312,465

€292,447

93.59%

Sligo

€376,895

€353,820

93.88%

Tipperary

€361,355

€332,999

92.15%

Waterford

€528,840

€528,839

100.00%

Westmeath

€324,867

€299,108

92.07%

Wicklow

€130,590

€62,190

47.62%

Totals

€9,233,780

€7,670,850

83%

Table 3: CLÁR 2019 Allocations and Payments

County

Amount Allocated CLÁR 2019

Total paid to 31.08.2019

% of allocation paid to 31.08.2019

Carlow

€68,550.00

0

0%

Cavan

€226,747.60

0

0%

Clare

€217,811.12

0

0%

Cork

€114,800.00

0

0%

Donegal

€196,129.00

0

0%

Galway

€264,300.00

0

0%

Kerry

€143,666.00

0

0%

Kilkenny

€114,770.00

0

0%

Laois

€115,200.00

0

0%

Leitrim

€279,665.82

0

0%

Limerick

€95,000.00

0

0%

Longford

€255,638.00

0

0%

Louth

€59,567.00

0

0%

Mayo

€340,010.00

0

0%

Meath

€56,880.00

0

0%

Monaghan

€270,245.41

0

0%

Offaly

€55,350.00

0

0%

Roscommon

€240,270.20

0

0%

Sligo

€230,003.00

0

0%

Tipperary

€145,000.00

0

0%

Waterford

€149,850.00

0

0%

Westmeath

€78,000.00

0

0%

Wicklow

€100,000.00

0

0%

Totals

€3,817,453

€0

0%