Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna (460)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

460. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the amount allocated in 2019 to local authorities for the housing adaptation grant for persons with a disability, housing aid for older persons and mobility aids grants for council owned properties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28830/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I recently announced the 2019 funding allocations to local authorities for the Disabled Persons Grants (DPG) Scheme for adaptations and extensions to existing social homes 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. Some €15 million is being made available under the scheme in 2019, an increase of over €1 million on 2018 levels. On top of this exchequer funding, the local authority makes a further 10% contribution in respect of these grants.

Details of the 2019 allocations to each local authority are outlined in the table. It is a matter for local authorities to prioritise the works to be funded under the scheme in their area, in the context of available funding and in line with the terms of the DPG scheme.

My Department will also further review 2019 allocations and funding drawdown later this year with a view to considering the allocation of additional funding should it become available. It will be open to local authorities to seek additional funding, once their allocation is fully expended and the relevant funding recouped from the Department.

Table: DPG Funding Allocations 2019

Local Authority

Department Contribution 90%

Local Authority Contribution 10%

Total (Department & LA Contribution)

Carlow County Council

€205,000

€22,778

€227,778

Cavan County Council

€230,000

€25,556

€255,556

Clare County Council

€350,000

€38,889

€388,889

Cork City Council

€2,000,000

€222,222

€2,222,222

Cork County Council

€1,000,000

€111,111

€1,111,111

Donegal County Council

€400,000

€44,444

€444,444

Dublin City Council

€2,375,000

€263,889

€2,638,889

Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council

€255,000

€28,333

€283,333

Fingal County Council

€625,000

€69,444

€694,444

Galway City Council

€450,000

€50,000

€500,000

Galway County Council

€350,000

€38,889

€388,889

Kerry County Council

€300,000

€33,333

€333,333

Kildare County Council

€450,000

€50,000

€500,000

Kilkenny County Council

€225,000

€25,000

€250,000

Laois County Council

€220,000

€24,444

€244,444

Leitrim County Council

€175,000

€19,444

€194,444

Limerick City and County Council

€1,275,000

€141,667

€1,416,667

Longford County Council

€200,000

€22,222

€222,222

Louth County Council

€260,000

€28,889

€288,889

Mayo County Council

€150,000

€16,667

€166,667

Meath County Council

€245,000

€27,222

€272,222

Monaghan County Council

€200,000

€22,222

€222,222

Offaly County Council

€205,000

€22,778

€227,778

Roscommon County Council

€205,000

€22,778

€227,778

Sligo County Council

€325,000

€36,111

€361,111

South Dublin County Council

€500,000

€55,556

€555,556

Tipperary County Council

€500,000

€55,556

€555,556

Waterford City and County Council

€210,000

€23,333

€233,333

Westmeath County Council

€225,000

€25,000

€250,000

Wexford County Council

€515,000

€57,222

€572,222

Wicklow County Council

€450,000

€50,000

€500,000

Total

€15,075,000

€1,675,000

€16,750,000