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G in "GRaSPP" stands for what?

General fund

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Purpose of the general fund

Accounts for the general activities of a government that are not accounted for by any other fund

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Examples of general fund activities

-Admin and general services of the government

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What to remember about the revenue sources and expenditure types of the general fund

-Has the largest variety of revenues in a governmental unit
-Has the largest share of expenditures in a governmental unit

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Types of revenue sources of the general fund

-Taxes (property taxes, franchise and public service)
-Public safety and regulation (fees, fines, license and permit revenues)
-Intergovernmental (shared or grant revenues)
-Charges for services
-Other revenues (investment earnings)

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Types of expenditures of the general fund

-General government
-Public safety
-Culture and recreation

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The assets and liabilities of the general fund consist of _______ items

Current items only

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How are fixed assets accounted for in the general fund?

As expenditures

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R in "GRaSPP" stands for what?

Revenue (Special) Fund

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Purpose of the special revenue fund

-Revenues and expenditures that are legally restricted or committed
-Life of the fund may be limited or unlimited

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Expendable Trust Activities definition

-Examples: scholarship and endowment funds
-Principal and income are expended over the life so they are depleted at the end

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Expendable Trust Activities should be accounted for how?

In a special revenue fund

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The rule of thumb for the use of the correct fund with grants is:

-If government monitoring, special revenue fund
-If non-monitoring, agency trust fund

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S in "GRaSPP" stands for what?

Service (debt) fund

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Purpose of the service (debt) fund

Accumulation of resources and payment of currently due principal on "LT general obligation debt" by setting aside cash and cash equivalents

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What does the debt service fund pay off?

The debt of the GRaSPP funds

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What does the debt service fund NOT pay off?

The debt of the SE-PAPI funds

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What is NOT used under the debt service fund?

Encumbrances

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Expenditure timing under the debt service fund

P&I expenditures recorded when they are legally payable per the bond agreement
-There is no profit motive, so no matching principle

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Is there an allocation between principal and interest under the debt service fund?

NO! both are expenditures

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Is there an accrual of interest expenditure or interest payable?

NO!

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Is there any amortization or premium of a bond discount?

NO!

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Debt Service Fund closing entries

-Reverse for same amount established at beginning
-Close activity for actual amount

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1st P in "GRaSPP" stands for what?

Projects (Capital) Fund
(think: purchasing department)

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Purpose of the projects (capital) fund

For the construction or purchase or leasing of significant fixed assets used by GRaSPP only (not by SE-PAPI)

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What is the life of the capital projects fund?

Should be short- limited to a construction period of 1-3 years

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Revenues and Other Financing Sources for the Capital Projects Fund

-Investment earnings
-Tax revenues
-Capital grants
-Special assessments

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Capital grants definition

Monies received in advance

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How capital grants are recorded

As a liability, expended as earned

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Restrictive VS. Unrestrictive grant money treatment

Restrictive = Deferred until earned
Unrestrictive = revenue now (recognized immediately)

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Special Assessments definition

Taxes or fees levied against property owners who will directly benefit from the project (sidewalks and street lights)

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If government is potentially liable for the special assessment debt, they should:

Account for the capital project and debt related transactions through the appropriate governmental or proprietary fund

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If government is NOT potentially liable for the special assessment debt, they should:

-Report the transactions in an agency fund AND
-Exclude assets and liabilities from government-wide presentations

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What is NOT recorded in the capital projects fund?

Bond liability

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2nd P in "GRaSPP" stands for what?

Permanent funds

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Purpose of the permanent fund

Used to report resources that are legally restricted to the extent that only earnings and not principal may be used

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Example of a Permanent Fund

Something that is for the benefit of the public
(example: a public cemetery perpetual care fund)

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What is NOT used under the permanent fund?

Encumbrances

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What two governmental funds (GRaSPP) do not record encumbrances?

-Debt service fund
-Permanent fund