Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ceisteanna (263)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

263. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the grant funding allocated to each local authority for the older persons and disabled persons grant schemes for council-owned homes in each of the years 2016 to 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27446/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department provides funding on an annual basis under the Disabled Persons Grants (DPGs) scheme to local authorities for adaptations and extensions to the existing social housing stock to meet the needs of local authority tenants. The scheme applies to works that are necessary to address the needs of older people or people with a disability. This may involve minor adaptations, such as stair-lifts, grabs -rails, showers, wet-rooms, ramps etc., but can also provide funding for more major adaptations such as extensions, for example in the case of overcrowding, or the installation of a downstairs bedroom or bathroom.

Under the DPG scheme, my Department also provides funding for Improvement Works in Lieu (IWIL's) to enable local authorities to repair, improve or extend privately owned houses that are occupied or intended to be occupied by approved housing applicants, as an alternative to the provision of local authority housing.

On top of the exchequer funding amounts, the local authority makes a further 10% contribution in respect of these grants. The detailed administration of these grants, including the assessment, approval and prioritisation of applications, is the responsibility of the local authorities.

Funding allocations are made annually following the overall evaluation of the work proposals and related funding requirements submitted by local authorities. Details of the funding allocations for each local authority during the period 2016 to 2018 are as follows:

Table A: 2016 DPG Allocations

Local Authority

Department Contribution 90%

Local Authority Contribution

10%

Total

(Department and LA contribution)

Carlow County Council

213,175

23,686

236,862

Cavan County Council

297,711

33,079

330,789

Clare County Council

240,293

26,699

266,992

Cork City Council

321,644

35,738

357,383

Cork County Council

728,238

80,915

809,153

Donegal County Council

382,240

42,471

424,711

Dublin City Council

1,957,006

217,445

2,174,452

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

County Council

320,623

35,625

356,247

Fingal County Council

448,978

49,886

498,864

Galway City Council

274,390

30,488

304,877

Galway County Council

275,663

30,629

306,292

Kerry County Council

351,171

39,019

390,190

Kildare County Council

402,053

44,673

446,726

Kilkenny County Council

235,072

26,119

261,191

Laois County Council

215,533

23,948

239,482

Leitrim County Council

134,100

14,900

149,000

Limerick City and County Council

940,417

104,491

1,044,908

Longford County Council

181,083

20,120

201,203

Louth County Council

440,227

48,914

489,141

Mayo County Council

301,656

33,517

335,173

Meath County Council

490,715

54,524

545,239

Monaghan County Council

76,410

8,490

84,900

Offaly County Council

239,114

26,568

265,682

Roscommon County Council

77,265

8,585

85,850

Sligo County Council

628,346

69,816

698,162

South Dublin County Council

430,133

47,793

477,926

Tipperary County Council

529,151

58,795

587,945

Waterford City and County Council

294,291

32,699

326,990

Westmeath County Council

197,724

21,969

219,693

Wexford County Council

119,172

13,241

132,413

Wicklow County Council

256,406

28,490

284,895

Total

12,000,000

1,333,333

13,333,333

Table B: 2017 DPG Allocations

Local Authority

Department Contribution

90%

Local Authority Contribution

10%

Total

(Department and LA contribution)

Carlow County Council

265,707

29,523

295,230

Cavan County Council

318,338

35,371

353,709

Clare County Council

274,702

30,522

305,224

Cork City Council

613,296

68,144

681,440

Cork County Council

811,365

90,152

901,517

Donegal County Council

304,047

33,783

337,830

Dublin City Council

1,405,175

156,131

1,561,306

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

County Council

327,488

36,388

363,876

Fingal County Council

374,218

41,580

415,798

Galway City Council

271,108

30,123

301,231

Galway County Council

313,776

34,864

348,640

Kerry County Council

255,299

28,367

283,666

Kildare County Council

394,879

43,875

438,754

Kilkenny County Council

304,047

33,783

337,830

Laois County Council

218,405

24,267

242,672

Leitrim County Council

207,992

23,110

231,102

Limerick City and County Council

567,547

63,061

630,608

Longford County Council

244,317

27,146

271,463

Louth County Council

453,985

50,443

504,428

Mayo County Council

261,011

29,001

290,012

Meath County Council

385,664

42,852

428,516

Monaghan County Council

158,269

17,585

175,854

Offaly County Council

280,519

31,169

311,688

Roscommon County Council

141,671

15,741

157,412

Sligo County Council

376,212

41,801

418,013

South Dublin County Council

533,685

59,298

592,983

Tipperary County Council

411,695

45,744

457,439

Waterford City and County Council

285,756

31,751

317,507

Westmeath County Council

242,884

26,987

269,871

Wexford County Council

354,467

39,385

393,852

Wicklow County Council

642,476

71,386

713,862

Total

12,000,000

1,333,333

13,333,333

Table C: 2018 DPG Allocations

Local Authority

Department

Contribution

90%

Local Authority Contribution

10%

Total

(Department and LA Contribution)

Carlow County Council

311,220

34,580

345,800

Cavan County Council

350,598

38,955

389,553

Clare County Council

481,412

53,490

534,903

Cork City Council

1,291,171

143,463

1,434,634

Cork County Council

740,601

82,289

822,890

Donegal County Council

466,102

51,789

517,891

Dublin City Council

1,544,921

171,658

1,716,579

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown

County Council

387,487

43,054

430,541

Fingal County Council

512,425

56,936

569,361

Galway City Council

367,881

40,876

408,757

Galway County Council

401,673

44,630

446,303

Kerry County Council

423,617

47,069

470,685

Kildare County Council

364,029

40,448

404,477

Kilkenny County Council

296,202

32,911

329,113

Laois County Council

326,003

36,223

362,225

Leitrim County Council

260,550

28,950

289,500

Limerick City and County Council

454,767

50,530

505,296

Longford County Council

296,075

32,897

328,972

Louth County Council

394,456

43,828

438,284

Mayo County Council

209,956

23,328

233,284

Meath County Council

359,543

39,949

399,492

Monaghan County Council

285,011

31,668

316,679

Offaly County Council

313,545

34,838

348,384

Roscommon County Council

314,390

34,932

349,322

Sligo County Council

475,265

52,807

528,072

South Dublin County Council

346,915

38,546

385,461

Tipperary County Council

591,707

65,745

657,453

Waterford City and County Council

318,674

35,408

354,083

Westmeath County Council

339,349

37,705

377,055

Wexford County Council

310,445

34,494

344,939

Wicklow County Council

464,010

51,557

515,567

Total

14,000,000

1,555,556

15,555,556