Not Eligible for STEAP Grant Funding

Expenditures that cannot be funded by STEAP Grant funds:

  • Programmatic expenditures or recurring budget expenditures are not eligible for STEAP or any other state bond program.  However, some projects, while generally capital in nature, should not be funded with State bond money for various public policy reasons including but not limited to administrative improvements.
  • The following expenditures are not eligible for reimbursement in construction, acquisition or development projects:  ceremonial or entertainment expenses; publicity; bonus payments; reserves; charges in excess of the lowest responsible bid where competitive bidding is required unless prior approval is obtained; deficits or overdrafts; interest charged; any judgment for damages arising from the project; fines and penalties; municipal salaries or employee expenses.
  • Project components not allowable for STEAP fund payment:  Furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E).  FF&E includes movable furniture, fixtures or other equipment that have no permanent connection to the structure of a building or utilities.  Examples of FF&E include desks, chairs, computers, electronic equipment, tables, bookcases and partitions.
  • Goods and/or services purchased and/or provided before the contract start date, or after the contract end date will not be funded without advance written approval of the administering agency.
  • STEAP funds cannot be used to represent the required “match” portion for another state grant.