U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual
DESCRIPTIONS OF FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES
 
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FUNCTION CODE:   75 NAME:    Vendor Payments for Other Purposes
SECTOR:    General APPLIES TO:    Finance |X|    Employment | |
PUBLICATION CATEGORIES:    Social Services and Income Maintenance; Public Welfare; Vendor Payments
DEFINITION:    Payments under public welfare programs made directly to private vendors (i.e., individuals or nongovernmental organizations furnishing goods and services) for services and commodities, other than medical, hospital, and health care, on behalf of low-income or other needy persons unable to purchase such goods and services.
EXAMPLES:   Payments to private vendors for : funeral or burial services, food, clothing, home heating fuel, weatherization of homes, winter energy assistance, and the like.
EXCLUSIONS:   Direct payments to the benefited persons themselves (report at Other Cash Assistance Payments, code E68); administrative activities related to payments (report at Other Public Welfare, code 79); legal services and public defense including stipends to court-appointed attorneys (report at Judicial and Legal, code 25); reimbursements effected through tax credits for the benefited person (treat as a deduction to tax revenue); commodities or other services and assistance provided through a government's own agencies (report at function involved); rent subsidies to landlords including "Section 8" lower income housing assistance (report at Housing and Community Development, code 50).
REFERENCES: - To be added later -
 
OTHER NOTES:   Report any employment data related to these payments at Other Public Welfare, code 79.
 
DETAILED CODE LIST WITH COVERAGE OF DATA COLLECTION*
 
  General Purpose Governments
EXPENDITURES, DIRECT: Federal StateD.C. Large City-County Other LocalSpecial District
E75 Current Operations N YY Y YN
 
* Shows whether data are collected (Y) or not (N) for that type.

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