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 to 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
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Administration For Community Living (Acl), Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
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, Title XII, Section 1253, Public Law -110-206.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State Grant Agencies
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals with disabilities and family members
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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.
Award Procedure
Formula awards are processed through a payment management system to the State.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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 are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.
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?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
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
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is voluntary. 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.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
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
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Yi-Hsin Yan
330 C Street, SW 1104-B
Washington, DC 20201 US
Phone: 202-795-7474
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 20$4,000,000.00; FY 21 est $4,000,000.00; FY 22 est $4,000,000.00; FY 19$3,986,139.00; FY 17$3,099,589.00; FY 18 est $4,000,000.00; FY 16$3,099,589.00; - no change
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
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.