Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) 2011 Grant in Eastern Visayas

The Local Government Support Fund is intended to defray part of the decrease of the local government units’ Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) this 2012. This would be released only to provinces, cities, and municipalities which have passed the DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH).

Recipient LGUs would be granted not more than 50% of their corresponding decrease in IRA after DILG has reviewed and approved their one-page project proposals which should be submitted along with a copy of the LGU’s Annual Investment Plan (AIP), or a resolution from the Sanggunian identifying the project/s to be funded by the LGSF. Once the DILG Regional Office has determined the soundness of the project, it shall endorse the same to the DBM for fund processing.

Proposed projects shall be used as capital expenditures to augment their respective approved 2012 AIP for implementation of any OR combination of the following projects only:
a. Rural electrification
b. Local roads connecting national roads
c. Arterial farm-to-market roads and bridges
d. Local economic enterprises
e. Flood control and drainage; and
f. To support the following priority projects of the National Government, such as :
• Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
i. Achieve universal primary education
• Construction of pre-school/kindergarten/day-care centers
ii. Reduced child mortality and improve maternal health
• Construction of water supply and sanitation system
• Procurement of medical equipment
• Construction/repair/rehabilitation of rural health units (RHUs) and birthing centers
• Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010
i. Repair, rehabilitation and reconstruction of school buildings, irrigation system, flood control and roads and bridges in areas/communities affected by calamities
ii. Acquisition of Basic Emergency Response Equipment
iii. For relief operations and assistance to victims of calamities
• Solid Waste Management Act of 2000
i. Construction, rehabilitation and expansion of existing material recovery facility (MRF). The purchase of dump trucks/garbage trucks shall be excluded.

In the case of municipalities, the LGSF allocation may be used, aside from the above-mentioned projects, for the following purposes:
• Medical assistance
• Livelihood assistance
• Other social services (e.g. assistance to indigent/displaced persons or families), and
• Financial subsidy to LGUs as specified in page 979 of the General Appropriations Act of 2011

The regional total in Eastern Visayas is 170.6 million pesos for 35 LGUs, with the following breakdown:
• Provinces: (4 Provinces) 60M
• Cities: 90M (3 cities)
• Municipalities: (28) 20.6M

• Total for SGH 2nd Wave is 77.5 M pesos for 11 LGUs
• Total for SGH 3rd wave is 93.1M with 24 LGUs

By geographical area,
• P101.9 M for 11 LGUs in Leyte (including Leyte province, Tacloban and Ormoc cities)
• P8.3M for 7 LGUs in Biliran (including provincial government)
• P20.2M for 8 LGUs (including provincial gov't.)in Eastern Samar
• P16.8M for 3 LGUs (including provincial gov't) in Northern Samar
• P22M for 4 LGUs (including Maasin City) in Southern Leyte
• P1.4M for 2 municipalities in Samar






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