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SECTION 41.37
Community residence and residential treatment facility for children and youth development grants
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 41
§ 41.37 Community residence and residential treatment facility for

children and youth development grants.

(a) The commissioner of the office of mental health or the
commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities is
authorized, within appropriations made therefor, to make grants to local
governmental units and voluntary nonprofit agencies developing a
community residence as defined in subdivision twenty-eight of section
1.03 of this chapter. The commissioner of the office of mental health is
authorized, within appropriations made therefor, to make grants to
voluntary nonprofit agencies developing a residential treatment facility
for children and youth. Such grants shall be limited to the development
costs incurred prior to the operation of a community residence or a
residential treatment facility for children and youth, or for
development costs incurred to expand the capacity to provide services at
such residences and facilities.

Development costs which may be eligible for up to one hundred percent
reimbursement under this grant include:

1. reasonable professional fees and other fees for services which are
necessary for project development;

2. initial staffing;

3. up to six months rent, construction loan or permanent mortgage
payments, together with other necessary costs associated with rental or
ownership of property;

4. reasonable and necessary fees paid to secure financing;

5. furniture; and

6. reasonable rehabilitation costs.

(b) Application for grants shall be made in the manner and on forms
prescribed by the appropriate commissioner. Each commissioner shall
establish schedules, subject to the approval of the director of the
division of the budget, indicating the maximum development cost per bed
for such community residences and residential treatment facilities for
children and youth. Such schedules may include varying rates for
distinct geographic areas of the state, if in the determination of the
commissioner the location of an eligible community residence or
residential treatment facility for children and youth has direct bearing
on the level of development costs. The commissioner may also establish
varying rates based on the size of an eligible community residence or
residential treatment facility for children and youth.

(c) No grant will be awarded by the commissioner if the projected per
bed development cost for the community residence or residential
treatment facility for children and youth exceeds the schedule
established in subdivision (b) of this section.

(d) No such grant will be awarded unless there is prior approval by
the local governmental unit of the area in which such community
residence or residential treatment facility for children and youth is to
be located.

(e) The state comptroller, or his legally authorized representative,
is authorized and empowered to examine the books and accounts of the
offices relating to program development grants and from time to time to
examine the books and accounts of each local governmental unit or
voluntary nonprofit agency receiving such grants, including its
receipts, disbursements, contracts, leases, loans and any other moneys
relating to its financial operation.