Aboriginal Recipient Funding Agreement

These funding approaches provide additional flexibility for transfers to Aboriginal beneficiaries, and flexible and blocking approaches include multi-year funding agreements to support and reflect stable and permanent relationships. The second element relates to advances and their relationship to recipients` annual reports. With respect to advance payments, the general requirement of the directive is that department heads must be required to account for them in a timely manner by recipients to ensure that advances are spent for authorized purposes and that unpaid balances are appropriate in the hands of beneficiaries, taking into account the recipient`s cash requirements. However, many funding agreements with Aboriginal beneficiaries require only annual financial reports. Where a service has found that annual financial information is adequate and sufficient to support control and accountability obligations, it should be encouraged as a means of reducing the administrative burden on beneficiaries and services. However, annual financial information does not support the ongoing monitoring of undated advance balances, as required by the directive. As a result, the directive provides that conditions that allow transfers to Aboriginal beneficiaries may include an element that explicitly allows advances to be made in a fiscal year to account for a recipient`s financial information only on an annual basis. Standardization involves the implementation of common processes, systems or procedures for the management and delivery of transfers. When an individual recipient receives assistance through a number of transfer programs, the administrative burden has increased considerably when the management procedures for each of these programs are very different, for example. B application procedures, reporting process or payment process. To the extent that such processes can be harmonized, there is potential to reduce administrative burden for both beneficiaries and services.

In addition, standardization can reduce the repeated collection of the same basic data from applicants. The policy requires assistant directors to be able to harmonize the management of transfer procedures, procedures and requirements within their departments and, where possible, to achieve efficiencies in the management of transfer programs for applicants, beneficiaries and departments. Where a division has a current financing relationship with a recipient on the basis of annual financing agreements, the Division may consider creating a contractual right in the financing agreements to recover, as compensation, any amount repayable or repayable by the recipient to the amounts payable under a subsequent agreement. This avoids repayments and outstanding interest. A transfer program can be directed to a wide range of beneficiaries that may contain other levels of government.