Thursday, 7 March 2013

Ceisteanna (170)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

170. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he has finalised the allocations to local authorities for private housing grants for 2013; the grants schemes to be covered by these allocations; and if he will provide a breakdown of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 allocations by grants scheme and by local authority. [12257/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 are funded by 80% recoupments available from my Department together with a 20% contribution from the resources of the local authority. The suite of grants include three separate grant measures: the Mobility Aids Grant scheme with grants of up to €6,000, the Housing Aid for Older People scheme with grants of up to €10,500 and the Housing Adaptation Grant for People with a Disability with grants of up to €30,000, depending on household income.

The schemes are administered by the local authorities and it is a matter for each local authority to apportion the funding between the various grant measures. Allocations for 2013 in respect of these grant schemes were announced on Friday 1 March 2013 and details of these, together with the additional information sought in relation to allocations in 2011 and 2012, are set out in the following table.

Local Authority

2011 Allocation

2012 Allocation

2013 Allocation

Carlow

€1,349,014

€1,349,014

€747,078.97

Cavan 

€1,879,903

€1,625,000

€1,038,155.24

Clare

€3,000,000

€1,445,000

€1,445,000.00

Cork

€6,250,364

€6,250,364

€4,561,159.71

Donegal

€3,100,769

€2,448,146

€827,280.49

D’Laoghaire/Rathdown

€1,165,228

€1,110,602

€731,197.36

Fingal

€2,072,365

€2,072,365

€1,588,467.61

Galway

€2,387,900

€2,375,000

€1,644,386.59

Kerry

€3,459,023

€3,257,865

€1,445,971.16

Kildare

€3,563,545

€2,025,000

€2,025,000.00

Kilkenny

€1,867,500

€1,867,500

€1,406,161.86

Laois

€1,146,093

€1,084,827

€260,923.46

Leitrim

€990,189

€576,305

€65,953.25

Limerick

€1,719,225

€1,473,454

€1,473,455.00

Longford

€1,260,000

€1,243,575

€687,674.34

Louth

€1,345,716

€1,186,266

€1,103,144.70

Mayo

€2,724,401

€2,575,216

€2,575,216.25

Meath

€1,464,096

€997,208

€487,123.12

Monaghan

€1,319,083

€1,152,172

€837,210.57

North Tipperary

€1,607,181

€1,200,000

€425,757.37

Offaly

€2,059,313

€1,125,000

€625,000.00

Roscommon

€2,562,790

€1,009,251

€709,956.68

Sligo

€997,800

€997,684

€276,983.80

South Dublin

€3,084,098

€2,728,308

€1,213,986.05

South Tipperary

€3,125,000

€3,111,713

€1,087,988.81

Waterford

€1,238,324

€994,766

€414,024.05

Westmeath

€1,143,266

€988,155

€435,722.48

Wexford

€2,603,404

€2,566,772

€1,210,764.56

Wicklow

€1,151,969

€954,794

€567,117.69

Cork City

€2,707,916

€1,749,741

€1,749,741.25

Dublin  City

€11,361,211

€10,629,459

€4,932,319.56

Galway City

€1,024,632

€928,352

€301,280.08

Limerick City

€1,525,000

€1,525,000

€1,010,884.61

Waterford  City

€790,310

€740,282

€348,841.83

Sligo Borough Council

€418,084

€385,844

(with Sligo Co Co figure for 2013)

Question No. 171 answered with Question No. 155.