§ 24.207(g) Expenditure of relocation funds by displacee does not constitute Federal financial assistance.
A new requirement was added in § 24.207(g) to codify the longstanding practice and understanding that relocation benefits are not to be considered Federal financial assistance. This is an important distinction in situations where replacement properties are acquired by displaced persons.
EXAMPLE: The action of a displaced person renting a replacement dwelling does not cause the present occupant of that replacement dwelling to gain eligibility for any relocation benefits. Likewise, the construction of a new home or business by a displaced person does not require NEPA or other actions because relocation funds are used in this effort.