Denali Commission--Transfer of Funds Made Available through the Federal Transit Administration's Appropriations
B-319189: Nov 12, 2010
Agencies are prohibited from transferring funds absent statutory authority. 31 U.S.C. 1532. The Secretary of Transportation has specific statutory authority to transfer to the Denali Commission (Commission) funds appropriated to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for capital projects. These transfers should not be made using Economy Act agreements. Delays in the transfer of the funds from FTA to the Commission did not constitute deferrals under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. Funds made available to the Commission from funds appropriated to FTA become available for obligation by the Commission when the Department of the Treasury transfers the funds to the Commission's appropriation account.