7 CFR 25.621 - Ineligible grant purposes.
Grant funds may not be used:
(a) As a source of local matching funds required for other federal grants;
(b) To fund political activities;
(c) To duplicate current services or replace or substitute for financial support provided from other sources. If the current service is inadequate, however, grant funds may be used to augment financial support or service levels beyond what is currently provided;
(d) To pay costs of preparing the application package for designation under this program;
(e) To pay costs of a project which were incurred prior to the execution date of the applicable memorandum of agreement;
(f) To pay for assistance to any private business enterprise which does not have at least 51 percent ownership by those who are either citizens of the United States or reside in the United States after being legally admitted for permanent residence;
(g) To pay any judgment or debt owed to the United States;
(h) To assist in the relocation of businesses;
(i) To support or promote gambling; or
(j) For political lobbying.