AEP Questions and Answers
This is a collection of questions that are most frequently asked of the AEP Office. They are organized by topic area and will be updated as needed.
You are not obligated to allow them to join, or to reduce others to fund them. Any decisions to add or fund a member must voted on and approved at the consortium level. It may be an item to discuss at the next meeting, where a vote can occur to allow them to rejoin the consortium and fund them. If the vote does not pass, the situation is resolved. Legislation states no member shall receive an allocation less than the previous year, unless agreed upon. Although a member is willing, no other members have agreed to give up funding. But the Consortium would have to vote to approve adding the new member as a part of the consortium, whether funding is being given by someone or not.
It's a consortium-level action, so neither the State, nor TAP, will get involved as long as the voting process for the consortium is followed.