HHS Programs for Disaster Relief Appropriations Act - Non Construction

 

As written in the Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, this program will fund disaster response and recovery, and other expenses directly related to Hurricane Sandy, which are in the FEMA-declared major disaster states, relevant to the following:

The Head Start program, but not including the base grant and not subject to allocation requirements of section 640(a) of the Head Start Act;
Social Services Block Grant, in addition to the entitlement grants;
Health services (including mental health services);
Costs of renovating, repairing, or rebuilding health care facilities, child care facilities, or other social services facilities;
Supporting the recovery of losses due to the hurricane at non-Federal biomedical or behavioral research facilities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.095
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Formula Grants; Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For Head Start and Social Services Block Grant, applicants must be current grantees. Applicants will be required to attest (at time of application) that funds requested will not be used for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. Terms and Conditions of the award will stipulate that the grantee must reimburse HHS for any costs that are subsequently covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. Definition: Self-Insurance is a formal plan, pursuant to law or regulation, in which amounts are set aside in a fund to cover losses of specified types and amounts, typically by a commercial insurance company. Appropriated funds are precluded from expenses that are or can be reimbursed by the formal self-insurance plan.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries must be those impacted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants will be required to attest (at time of application) that funds requested will not be used for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. Terms and Conditions of the award will stipulate that the grantee must reimburse HHS for any costs that are subsequently covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. 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
See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
Award Procedure
See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
Appeals
See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
Renewals
Renewals and extensions are not allowed, unless a waiver is received.
How are proposals selected?
See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
How may assistance be used?
These funds can be used for research, renovation and repair, constructions, training, and counseling to address the objectives identified in section 050. Funds appropriated in this paragraph shall not be available for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance;

Amounts are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985; and

In accordance with OMB guidance and the disaster appropriation, benefits of this project must be restricted to all or part of the FEMA declared major disaster states, which are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. All funds except those going to Social Services Block Grants or Head Start grantees, both through Administration for Children and Families.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
See individual FOAs for specific information on program reports. See individual FOAs for specific information on cash reports. See individual FOAs for specific information on progress reports. See individual FOAs for specific information on expenditure reports. See individual FOAs for specific information on performance monitoring.
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
All records must be maintained for at least three years after the end of the project period or until all audit or compliance issues are resolved, whichever is latest.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: See individual agencies for specific information.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
All funds awarded must be obligated and outlaid within a 24-month period after the award date. Automatic No Costs Extensions are prohibited. Procedures for requesting a waiver will be identified in the terms and conditions of the award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The project period and budget period will be up to 24 months. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for additional information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Gregg Ukaegbu 200 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: gregg.ukaegbu@hhs.gov Phone: 202-690-6574
Website Address
http://www.hhs.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0140-0-1-551 - Emergency Fund; 75-0846-0-1-552 - National Institutes of Health - OD; 75-1534-0-1-506 - Social Services Block Grant; 75-1536-0-1-506 - Head Start; 75-0862-0-1-552 - National Institute of Environmental Health Service.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $104,410,715; FY 15 est $68,754,273; and FY 16 est $0 - Agencies receiving funds are: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for specific information.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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