Local authorities have been told how much they are being paid towards the cost of providing disabled facilities grants (DFG).
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has written to local authority Chief Executives setting out the amount of their DFG capital allocation and the linked conditions, notably Clause 4
4. Any money paid under this grant determination must only be used for the specific purpose of providing adaptations for disabled people who qualify under the scheme (or any other social care capital projects where otherwise agreed as above).
The payment will arrive in local authority bank accounts on the 15th May, potentially at the same time as other receipts.
The total national fund is now £505 million and is processed via the Better Care Fund in line with the recently published 2019-20 Better Care Fund Policy Framework (opens new window).