B-271607 June 3, 1996
B-271607: Jun 3, 1996
That is "to remain available until expended". The period of availability of appropriated funds is the period of time in which the administering agency has to obligate the funds. You asked that we provide our opinion about statutory language that is involved in a dispute between the Institute for Technology Development (ITD) in the State of Mississippi and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Department of Commerce. We learned that EDA grants to ITD have spawned a number of disputes that have resulted in protracted litigation. We have been informally advised by EDA that the specific question you asked is not directly involved in the ongoing litigation. 000 is for a grant to the Institute for Technology Development in the State of Mississippi . . . ." 98 Stat. at 1372 (emphasis added).