§ 203.83. Grants for nonmandatory in-service training programs.
(a) The Commission will provide grants only for actual expenses incurred by political subdivisions for providing nonmandatory in-service training programs to police officers within this Commonwealth in accordance with the act and this chapter.
(1) Allowable nonmandatory in-service training expenses shall be limited to the following:
(i) Instructors. Reasonable expenditures.
(ii) Services. Reasonable expenditures for rental and contractual services.
(iii) Supplies. Expenditure for necessary supplies for course instruction not including nonexpendable equipment purchases.
(iv) Administration. Reasonable expenditures for developing and implementing the training program. This expenditure will not exceed 5% of the total grant amount unless otherwise approved by the Commission or In-Service Training Committee. This expenditure may not exceed 10% of the total grant amount.
(2) The Commission has the discretion to approve additional expenditures not explicitly provided for in this chapter. Expenses which are not approved by the Commission shall be borne by the political subdivision providing the training program. Law enforcement officers employed by a law enforcement agency not eligible for reimbursement under the act may attend nonmandatory in-service training courses after the law enforcement agency pays the tuition established for the course to the Commission.
(b) The Commission has the authority to establish the maximum amount of funds which may be granted to each county for providing nonmandatory in-service training to police officers. The allocation will be based on the number of police officers employed in the county.
(c) The Commission will disburse moneys approved for nonmandatory in-service training grants in the following manner:
(1) The Commission will disburse one half of the grant to the political subdivision within 45 days of the Commissions approval, except for good cause.
(2) To receive the remaining grant moneys, the political subdivision shall submit a final audit and course roster to the Commission within 120 days following the conclusion of the training course. Requests for reimbursement will not be considered after 120 days following the conclusion of the training course.
(3) The Commission has the discretion to request an independent audit of the political subdivision to verify its actual nonmandatory training expenditures prior to disbursing the remaining grant amount.
(d) Nonmandatory in-service training grant funds that have been disbursed to a political subdivision in error or as a result of an unauthorized or improper request for reimbursement shall immediately be returned to the Commission. A political subdivision which fails to comply with the Commissions demand for the return of funds in accordance with this section shall be ineligible for further funding from the Commission until the funds are returned.
(e) The allocation of grants for nonmandatory in-service training programs shall be contingent upon the availability of funds appropriated for the programs.
The provisions of this § 203.83 amended under 53 Pa.C.S. Chapter 21, Subchapter D.
The provisions of this § 203.83 amended October 12, 2001, effective October 13, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 5706. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (223405) to (223406).
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