University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service
To pay the Federal share of the cost of administration and operation of interdisciplinary centers that: (1) Provide interdisciplinary training for personnel concerned with developmental disabilities; (2) provide community service activities that include training and technical assistance and may include direct services, e.g., family support, individual support, educational, vocational, clinical, health and prevention; (3) conduct research (basic and applied), evaluation and analysis of public policy in areas affecting individuals with developmental disabilities; and (4) disseminate information as a national and international resource.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: 36,679,000. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current data available. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available
Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 Title I, Section 151, Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C 15061-15066. , Title I, Section 151, Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C 15061-15066.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Existing Centers; A public or nonprofit entity which is associated with, or is an integral part of a college or university and which provides at least: interdisciplinary training; demonstration of exemplary services, technical assistance, research and dissemination of findings.
Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment, their families, and personnel and trainees providing services to them.
Assurance of maintenance of effort; statement of financial resources, especially other federally-assisted programs; identification of personnel needs and resources as found in developmental disabilities State Plans for the applicant's service area; evaluation of present training programs and utilization of space in the facility; and capability of informing researchers and others in development of services related research. Memorandum of Understanding with the University. Eligible candidate designated in the previous fiscal year as a Center. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application forms are available from the DHHS Central Office. Completed application forms and narrative should be sent to the State Developmental Disabilities Council, Designated State Agency and Protection and Advocacy agency for review and comment. The standard application forms, as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program.
Applications are evaluated by outside peer reviews and grants are awarded at the DHHS AIDD Central Office. Recommendations for funding are made by the Headquarters Office.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 45 to 90 days.
Appeals are processed in accordance with regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.
Same as Application Procedure.
How are proposals selected?
University Centers must address the provisions of the Act and regulations. Geographic dispersion. University Affiliation.
How may assistance be used?
Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate the Center and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for support from other sources. Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate a training facility, maintenance and housekeeping personnel, overhead expenses, and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for support from other sources.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
An annual progress report is required. Final progress report is required upon project completion. Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant applications. An annual progress report is required. A Final progress report is required upon project completion. Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant specifications. Grantees receive technical assistance through on-site compliance reviews and other supports.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.
Records must be maintained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title I, Subpart D, Public Law 106-402.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 75.%. If project activities or products target individuals with developmental disabilities who live in an urban or rural poverty area, the Federal share may not exceed 90 percent of the project's necessary costs.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
University Centers awards are made for 5 years with a 12-month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Pam O'Brien Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20201, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Pamela.O'Brien@acl.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 690-7989
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $36,679,000; FY 15 est $37,674,000; and FY 16 est $38,619,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
All Centers receive the same award amount. FY 2013 award amount was $535,000 per Center.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations are published in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1388.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available