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Allowable Use of Equipment

Tift County Federal Programs Handbook (2020): USE OF EQUIPMENT

Equipment must be used in the program or project for which it was acquired as long as needed, whether or not the project or program continues to be supported by the federal award, and the District will not encumber the property without prior approval of the federal awarding agency and the pass-through entity. 

During the time equipment is used on the project or program for which it was acquired, the equipment will also be made available for use on other projects or programs currently or previously supported by the federal government, provided that such use will not interfere with the work on the projects or program for which it was originally acquired.  First preference for other use must be given to other programs or projects supported by the federal awarding agency that financed the equipment. Second preference is given to programs or projects under federal awards from other federal awarding agencies.  Use for non-federally funded programs or projects is also permissible in accordance with the above requirements and as properly allocated among programs. 2 C.F.R. § 200.313(c)(2).

When no longer needed for the original program or project, the equipment may be used in other activities supported by the federal awarding agency, in the following order of priority: (1) activities under a federal award from the federal awarding agency which funded the original program or project; then (2) activities under federal awards from other federal awarding agencies.  

All Title I equipment is purchased for the sole purpose of supporting Title I work as evidenced through the CLIP and each school’s Title I School Improvement Plan. Title I equipment may not be used to support non-academic core content areas. Core content areas are defined as ELA, math, science, and social studies.

The school’s inventory designee should retain a register of the location of all Title I equipment and must ensure that Title I equipment is not removed from the facility unless approved by the Title I Director