(This Policy Directive Obsoletes PD #02-01-ELI and CD #01-15)
This Directive could be useful to figure out what level of sign-off you need to get special grants out of HRA. The directive advises that: "The level of approval will depend on the amount. As the dollar amount of the SI grant increases, the level of approval required will be higher."The PD explains that:
"HRA requires different levels of supervisor’s approval for special grants based on dollar amounts and issuance codes of additional needs grants for Cash Assistance (CA) cases. With the exception of Special Grant Codes 41 (Utility Grant to Prevent Turn Off of Restore Utility Services [Mismanagement]) and 99 (Other), only one signature will be required for a Single Issuance grant (Single Issuance or SI) unless the dollar amount of the grant exceeds $999.99. The level of approval will depend on the amount. As the dollar amount of the SI grant increases, the level of approval required will be higher. The levels of approvals based on the amount of the CA grant:
• Up to $999.99: Approval of AJOS I required
• $1,000 to $1,999.99: Approval of AJOS II required
• $2,000 and over: Approval of the Admin JOS I required The revised Single Issue approval process places the responsibility on only one staff member for an approval level based on the dollar amount of the Single Issuance grant, thereby streamlining and expediting the case review and the issuance of a CA grant. The final signatory must review the case action and the related forms and approve."