ACL Centers for Independent Living

 

To support a Statewide network of centers for independent living (centers or CILs) and provide financial assistance to centers that comply with the standards and assurances in section 725(b) and (c) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act) consistent with the design included in the State Plan for Independent Living for establishing a statewide network of centers. Centers are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agencies that are operated in local communities by individuals with disabilities and provide an array of IL services that are designed to enhance independence and productivity of individuals with significant disabilities and to promote their full inclusion and integration into the mainstream of American society.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.432
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title VII, Chapter 1, Part C., Title VII,, Part C, Section 725
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Private non-profit organizations. An eligible agency under the CIL program is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agency or a state agency in states in which no eligible private non-profit organization applies for a grant. A State's allotment for IL Part C funds is determined according to a population-based formula. To the extent funds are available, the Rehabilitation Act requires the Administrator to make awards based on a statutory order of priorities to the extent funds are available: (1) The Administrator shall support existing centers for independent living, as described in subsection (c), that comply with the standards and assurances set forth in section 725, at the level of funding for the previous year. (2) The Administrator shall provide for a cost-of-living increase for such existing centers for independent living. (3) The Administrator shall fund new centers for independent living, as described in subsection (d), that comply with the standards and assurances set forth in section 725.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals with significant disabilities as defined in section 7(21)(B) of the Rehabilitation Act. This refers to an individual with a severe physical or mental impairment whose ability to function independently in the family or community or whose ability to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment is substantially limited and for whom the delivery of independent living services will improve the ability to function, continue functioning, or move toward functioning independently in the family or community or to continue in employment, respectively.
Credentials/Documentation
Not applicable.
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. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. 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. 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. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applications should be submitted according to instructions specified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement found at www.grants.gov
Award Procedure
New awards are made based upon the results of a competitive peer review process of applications.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Projects may be continued based on the determination that the center has met the standards and assurances under section 725(b) and (c) of the Rehabilitation Act, and the availability of funds. Amounts of continuation awards are subject to the availability of appropriations.
How are proposals selected?
Selection criteria for this program may be found in the Funding Opportunity Announcement at http://www.grants.gov
How may assistance be used?
Federal funds awarded under this program, the CIL program, are used for the establishment and operation of centers for independent living which offer a wide range of independent living (IL) services. Services must include independent living core services which are (1) information and referral services, (2) independent living skills training, (3) peer counseling, including cross-disability peer counseling, (4) individual and systems advocacy and (5) services that (i) facilitate the transition of individuals with significant disabilities from nursing homes and other institutions to home and community-based residences, with the requisite supports and services; (ii) provide assistance to individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions so that the individuals may remain in the community; and (iii) facilitate the transition of youth who are individuals with significant disabilities, who were eligible for individualized education programs under section 614(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1414(d)), and who have completed their secondary education or otherwise left school, to post-secondary life. As appropriate, IL services may include a combination of any other independent living services specified in Section 7(18) of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 721(b) of the Rehabilitation Act specifies that not less than 1.8 percent and not more than two percent of Federal funds appropriated for the CIL program must be reserved each fiscal year to provide training and technical assistance to centers for independent living and eligible agencies under grants, contract or cooperative agreements with entities who have experience in the operation of centers for independent living.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
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. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal 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. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year.
Records
Records related to grant funding, compliance and performance must be maintained for a period of three years after completion of the grant activity and the final financial report is submitted or until all audit questions are resolved
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Existing projects are approved on an annual basis with funding on a twelve month basis. New projects are funded for three years with funding approved on a 12-month basis. Annually
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Corinna Stiles
330 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20201 US
corinna.stiles@acl.hhs.gov
Phone: 202-795-7446
Website Address
http://www.acl.gov/Programs/AoD/ILA/Index.aspx
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0142-0-1-506
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 17$78,305,000.00; FY 18 est $88,305,000.00; FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$78,125,432.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 


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