New York General Municipal Law
Sec. § 99-H
Participation in Federal Programs


1.

As used in this section the term “municipal corporation” shall mean a county, city, town, village, school district, or board of cooperative educational services of this state or a board of higher education in a city having a population of one million or more.

2.

Any municipal corporation shall have power, either individually or jointly with one or more other municipal corporations, to apply for, accept and expend funds made available by the federal government either directly or through the state, pursuant to the provisions of any federal law, which is not inconsistent with the statutes or constitution of this state, in order to administer, conduct or participate with the federal government in programs relating to the general welfare of the inhabitants of such municipal corporation. Any such municipal corporation is authorized to appropriate and expend such sums as are required to administer, conduct or participate in any such programs and may perform any and all acts necessary to effectuate the purposes of any such programs.

3.

Any municipal corporation, either individually or jointly with one or more other municipal corporations, may enter into agreements with private, non-profit agencies which are authorized to apply for and accept funds made available by the federal government pursuant to the provisions of any federal law, which is not inconsistent with the statutes or constitution of this state, in order to administer, conduct or participate with the federal government in programs relating to the general welfare of the inhabitants of such municipal corporation. Such agreements may provide that funds, services, or facilities will be made available by any such municipal corporation or municipal corporations to such private, non-profit agency upon such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by such municipal corporation or municipal corporations, in order to defray that portion of the cost of any program administered by any such private, non-profit agency which is not paid for by funds made available by the federal government. Such private, non-profit agency shall file annually with each such municipal corporation with which it has entered into such an agreement or at such more frequent periods as may be required by such municipality, a financial report with respect to such program or programs and shall make available for inspection or audit by each such municipal corporation, its books, records and other data. No funds, services, or facilities shall be made available by a municipal corporation to a private, non-profit agency pursuant to the provisions of this subdivision unless such agency has obtained approval of its program as required by law, and its program is designed to serve an area within the municipal corporation or municipal corporations with which it has entered into such an agreement.

4.

The provisions of this section shall be in addition to and not in substitution for or in limitation of any other authorization to apply for, accept and expend funds made available by the federal government either directly or through the state, and it is not intended by this section to repeal by implication any existing provision of law.
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