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West Virginia Recycling Assistance Grant Fund. Managing Your 2010 Grant Administered by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Understanding Your Grant. Section I. Forms and Documents Grant Agreement Reporting Forms Budget Analysis Form

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West Virginia Recycling Assistance Grant Fund

Managing Your 2010 Grant

Administered by the

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection


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Understanding Your Grant

Section I. Forms and Documents

Grant Agreement

Reporting Forms

Budget Analysis Form

Request For Budget Modification (RG-5)

Section II. Getting Started

Receiving Your First Allotment

Accounting for Purchases

Section III. Purchases

Bidding Requirements

Lien Purchases

Insurance


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Understanding Your Grant

Section IV. Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Final Comprehensive Report

Section V. Accounting For Grant Funds

Preparing for On Site Visits

Grant Extensions

Budget Adjustments

Post Grant Requirements

Things to Remember


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Forms and Documents

Grant Agreement FormElectronic Award.docx

  • Agreement between your organization and the Department of Environmental Protection

  • Gives a brief description of how funds are to be spent

  • Shows how much money has been awarded and quarterly allotment amounts

  • Identifies certain requirements you must follow to remain in compliance


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Forms and Documents

Budget Analysis Form BudgetAnalysisForm.xls

  • Lists items requested in the original budget

  • Amounts approved for each line items


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Getting Started

Receiving Your First Allotment

  • Legislative Rule 33-10-12.7. “The grant recipient shall deposit the grant immediately upon receipt in a separate checking account….”

  • Account may be interest bearing or non-interest bearing

  • The department may waive this requirement if the grant recipient meets certain criteria:

    1. Minimal grant expenditures, AND

    2. Maintains high level of accountability and internal controls

    Note: Get the waiver in WRITING, otherwise recipient will be in violation of §33-10-12.7 of the legislative rule.


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Bidding Requirements

Purchases Over $5,000.00

  • Legislative Rule §33-10-12.9. “The grant recipient shall solicit sealed bids for all purchases which have an estimated value of five thousand dollars ($5,000) or more. Any attempts to segregate the project into sections having and estimated value of less than $5,000 may be cause for termination of grant.”

  • This includes but is not limited to equipment purchases and contracted services.


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Bidding Requirements

Purchases Over $5,000.00 Continued…

  • Class II legal ad must be placed in a newspaper with the largest circulation serving your general area

  • State Code 59-3-2.a. “…a class II legal advertisement shall be published once a week for two successive weeks…”

  • All advertising and bid information must be faxed or e-mailed to WVDEP for review and approval prior to purchase


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Equipment Purchases

Lien Process

  • A lien will be placed on all equipment exceeding $1,000 regardless of whether such equipment needs a title

  • The Department of Environmental Protection shall hold title on equipment as the first lien holder. The lien shall apply to equipment purchased with grant funds in whole or part

  • Upon receipt of equipment a security agreement will be signed by the grantee, notarized and mailed to WVDEP immediately

  • Lien will be perfected through the Secretary of State’s Office

  • Lien will be attached for a period of no less than five years


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Equipment Purchases

Insurance

  • All grant recipients must carry insurance on all equipment purchased with grant funds

  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection must be listed as loss payee with address included


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

  • Reporting Schedule

    Quarter Ending Report Deadline

    March 31, 2010 April 30, 2010

    June 30, 2010 July 31, 2010

    September 30, 2010 October 31, 2010

    December 31, 2010 January 31, 2011


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet ReportCoverSheet.xls

    Fill this form out last

    • Your organizations name

    • Quarter ending date

    • Check-off list


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3RG-3.xls

    • Contains organization and contact information

    • Brief summary of your accomplishments during the last 3 months

    • Brief summary of your projections and plans for the next 3 months


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3

  • RG-3ARG-3A.xls

    • Collection totals during the quarter

    • List of equipment purchased during the quarter


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following :

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3

  • RG-3A

  • RG-3B RG-3B.xls

    • Lists your original budget amounts and line items

    • Breakdown of expenditures made during the quarter


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3

  • RG-3A

  • RG-3B

  • RG-3CRG-3C.xls

    • Breakdown of hours worked and tasks completed

    • Used only when wages are paid with grant funds


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3

  • RG-3A

  • RG-3B

  • RG-3C

  • Expenditure Cover Sheets ExpenditureCoverSheet.xls

    • Information about each purchase, contains a copy of the check along with an itemized invoice


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3

  • RG-3A

  • RG-3B

  • RG-3C

  • Expenditure Cover Sheets

  • Supporting Documents

    • Bank statements from Each Month in the quarter

    • Solid Waste Authority’s monthly meeting minutes (applicable to SWA’s only)


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Reporting

Quarterly Reports

Each report must contain the following:

  • Report Cover Sheet

  • RG-3

  • RG-3A

  • RG-3B

  • RG-3C

  • Expenditure Cover Sheets

  • Supporting Documents

    Failure to comply with these reporting requirements will cause future

    grant allotments to be held until you are in compliance.


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Reporting

Final Comprehensive Report

  • Used to evaluate your recycling program during the entire grant period

  • Any grant funds remaining in the grant account as of March 1, 2011 must be returned to the Department of Environmental Protection.

  • A check must be attached to the Final Comprehensive Report.

  • Report deadline: on or before March 31, 2011


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Accounting For Grant Funds

Preparing for On Site Visits

Some items you will want to have on hand are:

  • Expenditure Ledgers

  • Minutes of the Organization’s Meetings

  • Bids and Related Information

  • Original Invoices / Titles

  • Payroll Sheets and Work Logs

  • Cancelled Checks / Deposit Tickets and Bank Statements

  • Check Book

  • Equipment Made Available for Inspections

  • Records of Recyclable Materials Collected and Marketed (weight tickets)

  • Last Independent Auditor’s Report


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Accounting For Grant Funds

Grant Extensions

  • Extensions to spend grant funds or to file reports after deadlines are no longer available.


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Accounting For Grant Funds

Budget Adjustments

  • Legislative Rule 33-10-12.8. “The department shall consider requests for a change in budget only if the change does not materially alter the original grant proposal approved by the grant review committee and the adjustment is a result of conservative spending allowing any excess to be rebudgeted. All requests shall be made in writing on or before December 31 of the grant period.”

  • Must be submitted on an RG-5 form and include a letter of justification requesting the change RG-5 Budget Modification Form.xls


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Post Grant Requirements

Record Retention and Reporting

  • All financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records relating to the grant shall be retained for a period of five years

  • All grant records shall be made available to DEP upon request at any time during the retention period.

  • Provisions of WV Code §12-4-14 require nongovernmental grant recipients to submit to the granting agency a copy of the recipient’s independent audit report or a sworn statement of expenditures, whichever may apply.


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Recycling Grant Contacts

REAP Staff

  • Sandy Rogers, State Recycling Coordinator

    • Phone (304) 926-0499 ext. 1004

  • ********, Environmental Resources Specialist

    • Phone (304) 926-0499 ext.

  • Lisa Facemyer, Office Assistant

    • Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1002 or 1-800-322-5530

      Sub Grants Unit Staff

  • Gary Rogers, Environmental Resources Specialist

    • Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1115

  • Patrick Park, Sub Grants Manager

    • Phone: (304) 926-0499 ext. 1479


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