POLICY FORBIDDING THE SUPPLANTING OF FEDERAL FUNDS
AND GRANT MONIES FOR LOCAL REVENUE
TheTannehill Board of Education assures the federal government that payments received from the federal government in the nature of grant programs shall be used solely for such programs and in accordance with the applicable grant regulations. The district will restrict fund uses to the purposes provided in the federal legislation creating the grant. Federal funds received will be used to supplement and, to the extent practical, increase the level of funds that would, in the absence of such federal funds, be made available from non-federal sources for the education of students participating in programs and projects assisted by the federal grants. In no case shall federal grant funds be used to supplant funds received by the district from non-federal sources. State and local funds will be used to provide services in federal grant projects and such services, taken as a whole, will be at least comparable to services provided in district projects that are not receiving federal grant program funds. Comparability applies to schools with more than one building for each grade span.
The school district shall receive federal funding for any fiscal year only if the Oklahoma State Department of Education finds that the local educational agency has maintained the school district’s fiscal effort in accordance with maintenance of effort requirements as outlined in section 8521 of ESSA.
The board delegates to the central administration the authority to sign federal grant "assurance statements" that are required for the receipt of federal funds.
Legal Reference: Sections 1118 and 8521 of ESSA