Returning Unspent COVID-19 Grants
Any unspent COVID-19 Capitation related grants for the 20/21 School Year should be returned by schools to the Department’s bank account by electronic funds transfer by 30th September 2021.
The Department have clarified that schools do not need to look at the overspend or underspend on these grants separately. If one or more of these grants was underspent, this underspent amount can be offset against overspend in another grant. The amount to be returned is the overall underspent amount.
One lodgement covering all grants (Enhanced Cleaning, PPE, and Covid Aide as appropriate) should be made. See Appendix 1 for further details on this.
How to record the payment to the Department in the accounts
|5801||COVID Aide Grant Wages Expense|
|5802||COVID Capitation for PPE Grant Expense|
|5804||COVID Capitation for Cleaning Wages Expense|
|5805||COVID Capitation for Cleaning Non Wages Expense|
Calculating Unspent COVID-19 Grants
This Unspent COVID Grant Calculator can help you calculate how much unspent COVID-19 Capitation should be returned.
COVID REFUNDS DETAILS
|Department Bank Account details||
|Message/Legend to be used for the account to which the payment is being lodged||COVIDREFUND immediately followed by School Roll No. e.g. COVIDREFUND31245A|
|Email address to which details of funds being returned should be firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Details for inclusion in the email||
There is no requirement to return the unspent COVID-19 minor works grant at this time