2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 27 - Public Assistance.
Article 8 - Community Action
Section 27-8-4 - Financial assistance for community action agencies.

27-8-4. Financial assistance for community action agencies.

A.     The secretary may provide financial assistance to community action agencies for the planning, conduct, administration and evaluation of community action programs as described in the Community Action Act [27-8-1 NMSA 1978] in accordance with state and federal law and regulations.   

B.     No funds provided pursuant to Subsection A of this section shall be distributed to a community action agency unless the agency has submitted to the secretary a plan on the proposed use of the funds and the secretary has approved that plan.   

C.     Subject to applicable federal law or regulation, community action agencies shall be eligible to receive federal funds, including but not limited to community services block grant funds, which have been previously designated as antipoverty funds.   

D.     Each community action agency receiving funds pursuant to this section shall report annually to the secretary concerning the use of the funds.   

E.     The secretary shall provide annually for an audit of funds distributed pursuant to this section to community action agencies and shall make any requirements necessary to insure fiscal responsibility and accountability and effective, efficient handling of funds.   

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