Abandoned Infants

 

Section 50 - To develop, implement and operate projects to demonstrate methods to: (1) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children, including the provision of services to members of the family for any condition that increases the probability of abandonment of an infant or young child; (2) identify and address the needs of abandoned infants and young children; (3) assist abandoned infants and young children to reside with their natural families or in foster care, as appropriate; (4) recruit, train and retain foster families for abandoned infants and young children; (5) carry out residential care programs for abandoned infants and young children, who are unable to reside with their natural families or to be placed in foster care; (6) carry out programs of respite care for families and foster families of infants and young children described in subsection (b); (7) recruit and train health and social services personnel to work with families, foster care families and residential care programs for abandoned infants and young children; and (8) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children, and to care for the infants and young children who have been abandoned, through model programs providing health, educational, and social services at a single site in a geographic area in which a significant number of infants and young children described in subsection (b) reside (with special consideration given to applications from entities that will provide the services of the project through community-based organizations). This program also funds technical assistance, including training, with respect to the planning, development and operation of the projects described in Section 101.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.551
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Children and Families
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: In FY 2014, 21 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: In FY 2015, it is estimated that 21 grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, it is estimated 21 grants will be awarded.
Authorization
Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 101, Public Law 100-505, as amended.; Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 101 of Public Law 111-320, the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2010., Section 101, 42 U.S.C 670.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State or local governments; federally- recognized Indian Tribal governments; U.S. Territories and possessions; and nonprofit organizations and universities.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Infants and young children impacted by HIV/AIDS and or substance abuse, their parents, families, and other caretakers.
Credentials/Documentation
Requirements will be specified in pertinent Federal Register Announcements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application procedure can be obtained at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/index.html or by contacting Headquarters Office, listed below, for application information.
Award Procedure
Applications for funding are reviewed and scored by at least three non-federal subject matter experts. Final funding decision will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Three to six months.
Appeals
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations at 45 CFR Part 16.
Renewals
Multi-year projects are funded on an annual basis through submission of a non-competing continuation application. Continuation of funding is subject to availability of funds, submission of program and financial reports, and grantee performance.
How are proposals selected?
Contact Headquarters Office for specific criteria.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to accomplish any of the stated program objectives. Project funds may not be used for construction.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Grantees are required to submit semi-annual program reports. Final reports are due 90 days after completion of the grant.

Grantees are required to submit semi-annual financial reports. Final financial reports are due 90 days after the completion of the grant. Financial reporting is conducted via the SF-425. Progress reports are included in program reports. Expenditures are reported as part of the financial report. Performance monitoring is described in program reporting.
Auditing
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.
Records
Records must be maintained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula for matching.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be made for a period up to 48 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant awards are managed by a payment management system that manages grant payment requests, drawdowns, and disbursements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Jan Rothstein 1250 Maryland Ave, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: jan.rothstein@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 401-5073 Fax: (202) 401-5073
Website Address
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb.
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $10,493,328; FY 15 est $10,510,000; and FY 16 est $10,434,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $475,000 to $1,060,000 with the average award being $499,682.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Demonstration projects designed to prevent the abandonment of drug-affected and HIV positive infants and young children; to maintain family stability and to reunify and strengthen families impacted by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; service demonstration projects designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated and community-based social support services to clients in a location accessible to the target population; to provide support for family caregivers, and provide therapeutic services in a recreational setting for HIV-infected or affected children and young people. Fiscal Year 2015: Demonstration projects designed to prevent the abandonment of drug-affected and HIV positive infants and young children; to maintain family stability and to reunify and strengthen families impacted by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; service demonstration projects designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated and community-based social support services to clients in a location accessible to the target population; to provide support for family caregivers, and provide therapeutic services in a recreational setting for HIV-infected or affected children and young people. Fiscal Year 2016: No data is available to date.

 



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