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Receipt and disbursement of federal funds
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 61
§ 61.01 Receipt and disbursement of federal funds.

(a) The commissioner or his authorized representative may receive,
use, or distribute federal financial or technical assistance to support
construction, research, staffing, or other programs or activities in
mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, or drug addiction
appropriated under federal health, mental health, or developmental
disabilities legislation or regulations or under other federal
legislation or regulations which provide assistance to the mentally
disabled, including but not limited to vocational rehabilitation
programs, alcoholism programs, drug addiction programs, poverty
programs, or special programs for children or the aged.

(b) The commissioner may promulgate rules and regulations to implement
any provision of state or federal law involving the receipt, use, or
disbursement of federal financial or technical assistance.

(c) The department of taxation and finance shall be the custodian of
federal financial assistance granted or allocated to the department by
the United States. Funds shall be paid out on the audit and warrant of
the comptroller on the certificate of the commissioner or his authorized

(d) Subject to the rules and regulations of the commissioner, any
funds made available to the department by the United States or by
another state agency as a federal allotment to be administered by the
department may be disbursed by it to a local government, voluntary
non-profit agency, educational agency, or person properly authorized to
receive funds in fulfillment of the purposes of appropriate federal or
state legislation for the provision of services, construction of
facilities, research, staffing, training, or related programs or