Chapters receive one baseline funding payment each year, generally between September and January, in the month after the Chapter Annual Report has been received and the Chapter has been recertified by the State Office or Chapter Services Office. The payment is made via direct deposit to the Chapter's checking account. The amount of funding for each Chapter is a set formula ($2.75 per member for the total number of members in 2001) that has been the same since 2002, and is not tied to the current number of members nor the amount of membership funding received from those members. Baseline Funding replaced the former "dues share." Chapters may use the funds for any purpose deemed appropriate by their Board.