Promoting Transparency and Accountability
The NC Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) reflects a strong, shared commitment to transparency and accountability regarding the use and impact of opioid settlement funds. Below is a brief overview on the types of reporting required under the MOA.
Local Spending Authorization Report
The Local Spending Authorization Report lets everyone know how a local government plans to make use of opioid settlement funds before they are spent. This report must be completed within 90 days of the passage of a budget or resolution/ordinance authorizing the expenditures of opioid settlement funds. The report details what strategies a local government plans to fund, in what amount, and for how long.
Option B Report and Recommendations
The Option B Report and Recommendations is required only for the local governments that elect to pursue Option B. Under Option B, a local government that engages in a collaborative strategic planning process resulting in a Report and Recommendations to the local governing body may then fund a strategy from the Exhibit A list or a longer list of strategies (Exhibit B) included in the national settlements. The Report and Recommendations must be uploaded within 90 days of the day they are submitted to the local governing body for consideration.
Annual Financial Report
In the Annual Financial Report, a local government reports on opioid settlement funds received, held, or spent on authorized strategies during a given fiscal year. The report is due 90 days after the end of the fiscal year.
Annual Impact Report
In the Annual Impact Report, a local government reports on the impact of the programs and strategies it funded with opioid settlement funds during the preceding fiscal year. The report is due within 90 days of the end of the fiscal year and includes brief progress reports and process, quality, and outcome measures.
Annual Status Survey
The Annual Status Survey is a short check-in survey administered at least once every year. The purpose of this report is to confirm wire transfers and update local government points of contact to enable efficient and effective communications.