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Community residence development grants for alcoholism services
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 41
§ 41.53 Community residence development grants for alcoholism services.

(a) The commissioner of alcoholism and substance abuse services is
authorized, within appropriations made therefor, to make grants to local
governmental units and voluntary nonprofit agencies developing an
alcoholism community residence as defined in subdivision thirty-eight of
section 1.03 of this chapter. Such grants shall be limited to the
development costs incurred prior to the operation of a community
residence. Development costs which may be eligible for up to one hundred
percent reimbursement under this grant include:

(1) reasonable legal and other professional fees;

(2) initial staffing;

(3) up to six months rent;

(4) furniture; and

(5) reasonable rehabilitation costs within guidelines established by
the division of the budget.

(b) Application for grants shall be made in the manner and on forms
prescribed by the commissioner. The commissioner shall establish a
schedule, subject to the approval of the director of the division of the
budget, indicating the maximum development cost per bed for such
community residences. Such schedule 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 has direct
bearing on the level of development costs. The commissioner may also
establish varying rates based on the size of an eligible community

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

(d) No such grant will be awarded unless the community residence is
consistent with the local services plan, pursuant to this article.

(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.

(f) Payments pursuant to this section shall be made in lieu of state
aid for operating costs payable pursuant to any other provision of this