Management of surplus funds

Recovery of Funds

Under the Terms and Conditions of funding service providers are required to return any unexpended funds to the Department. Unexpended funds arise when the ECE grant has not been fully spent.

The Department will subsequently raise an invoice for the return of the unspent funds which will be forwarded to your service. Surplus of funds are to be returned to the Department by cheque or deposit into the Department’s bank account (payment details will be detailed on the invoice) within 30 days of the invoice date.

Offsets against Future Payments

Start Strong Long Day Care Service Providers cannot offset any unexpended funds against any future payments. Unexpended funds must be returned to the Department.


Start Strong Long Day Care funding must be acquitted through this program.

Requirements relating to the transfer of a service are stipulated in the Start Strong Long Day Care Funding Arrangement.

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