State Grants for Protection and Advocacy Services

 

To make grants to Protection and Advocacy systems as established in each State for the purpose of enabling such systems o provide services to individuals with traumatic brain injury which may include:
(1) information, referrals, and advice, (2) individual and family advocacy, (3) legal representation, and (4) specific assistance in self-advocacy.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.873
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Title XII, Section 1253 as amended by the Children’s Health Act of 2000, sec 1304, PL 106-310, as further amended by the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008, sec 6(b), PL 110-206., Title XII, Section 1253.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
state Grant Agencies.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individual/family disabled.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. 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. Cost will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 75. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program,
2 CFR 200, Subpart E – Cost Principles applies to this program.
Award Procedure
Formula awards are processed through a payment management system to the State.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Appeals
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.
Renewals
Automatic, under approved application.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to plan for, develop outreach strategies for, and carry out services for individuals with traumatic brain injury as authorized in Section 1253 of the PHS Act. Grant funds must supplement, not supplant, nonfederal funds available in the State in which the protection and advocacy system is established.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Program reports are not applicable. Yearly 425. Progress reports due every 6 months. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
Not Applicable.
Records
Grantees are required to maintain grant according records for 4 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 4-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 4-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. Title I Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Public Law 106-402. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Match is only for the Council. No match is required for Protection Advocacy Traumatic Brain Injury allotments. This program does not have MOE requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period is four (4) years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the “State PATBI Program” in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Clare Barnett, Program Specialist, Administration on Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury, Office of Program Support, 1 Massachusettes Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (202) 357-3426;
Email: clare.barnett@acl.hhs.gov.
Headquarters Office
Yi-Hsin Yan 1 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20001 Email: yi-hsin.yan@aoa.hhs.gov Phone: 2023573436
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 14 $3,099,593; FY 15 est $3,099,593; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Based on FY 14
Range is $20,000 to $145,583; Average is $50,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74 and 92, Grant Administrative Requirements; and Program Regulations in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Regulations, Parts 1385 and 1386.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.