Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (117)

Simon Harris

Ceist:

121 Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the reason a list for housing adaption grants (details supplied) remains closed; when funding will be made available to facilitate these works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23164/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

The Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes are funded by 80% recoupment available from my Department together with a 20% contribution from the resources of the local authority. It is a matter for each local authority to decide on the specific level of funding to be directed to each of the various grant measures, and to manage the operation of the schemes in their areas from within their allocation.

Exchequer allocations totalling over €54 million were notified to local authorities under the grant schemes on 28 February 2012. Of this, some €763,835 was allocated to Wicklow County Council. To date none of this funding has been drawn down.