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
Active
Program Number
93.267
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
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.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and Territory-designated Protection and Advocacy Systems, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government, and Native American Organizations are eligible applicants for State PATBI funding.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 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 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. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.

All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.

Award Procedure
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications for allotments must fulfill statutory requirements.
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 the 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
The awardee will be required to submit performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see the program announcement and notice of award for details for each required report). The awardee must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter. A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) according to the following schedule: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/manage/technicalassistance/federalfinancialreport/ffrschedule.pdf. A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends. If applicable, the awardee must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends. New awards (“Type 1”) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110–252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170. Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient’s and subrecipient’s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html). Competing continuation awardees, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is 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.
Records
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting 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: Title Public Health Service Act, Chapter 1253.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period for these grants is up to 48 months. Each allotment is available for obligation over a 24-month period; payments are made through an Electronic Transfer System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. CDR Donelle McKenna, Program Director, Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury Program, Division of Services for Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 13-103, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301-443-9280; dmckenna@hrsa.gov.
Headquarters Office
Christina M. Turgel 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13-103, Rockville , Maryland 20857 Email: cturgel@hrsa.gov Phone: 3014435599
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0354-0-1-550.
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 Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.

HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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