Developmental Disabilities Projects of National Significance

 

To provide for grants, contracts and cooperative agreements for projects of national significance that create opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to directly and fully contribute to, and participate in, all facets of community life; and support the development of national and State policies that reinforce, promote the self-determination, independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all facets of community life.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.631
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROJECT GRANTS
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 8,317,000. Fiscal Year 2015: 8,857,000. Fiscal Year 2016: 14,500,000.
Authorization
Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, Title I, Section 161, Public Law 106-402, 42
U.S.C 15081-15083.
, Title I, Section 161, Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C 15081-15083.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
In general, any State, local, public or private nonprofit organization or agency may apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
In general, any State, local, public or private nonprofit organization or agency may apply.
Credentials/Documentation
Proof of community need and consistency with developmental disabilities State Plans. Proof of nonprofit status. Compliance with statutes, regulations, and approval of State agency and DHHS/ACF Regional Offices. Costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 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. Forms and instructions for project grants are available from HHS Central Office and the appropriate DHHS-ACF Regional Office. Forms and instructions for projects of national significance grants are available at www.grants.gov. One signed original and two copies of the grant application are required, including all attachments, and must be submitted to the address specified in the application kit. Three additional copies would be useful to facilitate processing. In addition, concurrently, one (1) copy of the application should be submitted to the applicant's DD State Council and two (2) copies to the appropriate State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for review and comment as per Executive Order 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." (Addresses for State Developmental Disabilities Councils and SPOCs are included in the application kit.) The application must be signed by an individual authorized to act for the applicant agency and to assume for the agency the obligations imposed by the terms and conditions of the grant award including the regulations for the Projects of National Significance Grants Program.
Award Procedure
Applications are reviewed and recommendations made by the Central Office, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Successful applicants are notified through the issuance of a Financial Assistance Award which sets forth in writing the amount of funds granted, the purpose of the grant, the terms and conditions of the grant award, the effective date of the award, the budget period for which support is given and the total grantee participation. The initial award, when applicable, also specifies the project period for which support is contemplated.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Varies, from 60 to 180 days according to the type of program being requested.
Appeals
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 16.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
No application can be approved unless it shows/provides evidence of its non-profit status. Project's proposed design is complete and feasible, and includes measurable objectives and an evaluation component. Project does not supplant activities that are funded under other Federal programs. Competing grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated against criteria that are specified in each published funding opportunity announcement.
How may assistance be used?
PNS Uses and Restrictions: Project grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements are approved for personnel, equipment, travel, supplies, etc. Duplicative Federal assistance is precluded. Uses include: (1) Family support activities; (2) Projects that educate policy makers; (3) projects that conduct data collection and analysis; (4) projects that provide technical assistance for developing information and referral systems; (5) Federal interagency initiatives; (6) technical assistance to self-advocacy organizations of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities; (7) projects that enhance opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds; (8) projects that address the needs of aging individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities; (9) projects concerning the transition of youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities from school to work and to adult life; and (10) other projects of national significance. Funds are not awarded solely for direct service delivery, construction, or for the continuation or expansion of existing projects, but rather for projects which are considered innovative and likely to have significant national impact.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Progress reports are required for each budget period. A Final progress report is required 90 days after the end of project period. Expenditure reports are required for each budget period. Performance monitoring includes review of reports and site visits as required.
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. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Records
Records must be maintained for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Matching requirements are specified in each published funding opportunity announcement.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods for grants are specified in each published funding opportunity announcement. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services; 1 Massachusetts Ave, NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20201.
Headquarters Office
Ophelia McLain, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services; 1 Massachusetts Ave, NW., Washington, District of Columbia 20201 , Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: ophelia.mclain@acl.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 690-7025.
Website Address
http://www.acl.gov/Programs/AIDD/Index.aspx
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 14 $8,317,000; FY 15 est $8,857,000; and FY 16 est $14,500,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range is $50,000 to $500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations are published in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1387.
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