Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program


To create and strengthen a system of services and supports that maximizes the independence, well-being, and health of people with TBI across the lifespan and all other demographics, their family members, and support networks.

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
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Health Service Act, Title XII, Section 1252 (42 USC 300d-52) 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(a), PL 110-206. 2014 (P.L.113-196). (P.L. 115-377)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State, territorial governments, and federally recognized Indian Tribal governments and Native American organizations are the only eligible applicants for funding. The application for a TBI State Partnership Program Mentor State Grant may only come from the state agency designated by the Chief Executive Officer of the state as the lead agency for TBI within the state, territory, or Indian tribal government. Only one application from each state, territorial government, federally recognized Indian tribal government or Native American organization may enter the review process and be considered for a TBI State Partnership Program Grant.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State, Individuals with TBI and their families, including those in high risk groups, such as children and youth, older adults, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, military service members and veterans, and people in the criminal justice system.
Applicants should review the individual ACL 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. 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. ACL requires all applicants to apply electronically through All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the ACL program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Award Procedure
Application forms are submitted through a centralized depository and received by the awarding agency, Administration for Community Living. Applicants generally apply under a program announcement indicating all the necessary application procedures to be followed.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are reviewed by nonfederal consultants who make recommendations to the Administrator of Community Living. The Administrator will approve projects which best promote the purposes of TBI grants.
How may assistance be used?
Project grants to States are to improve access to health and other Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related services for people of all ages across the United States. Any State seeking TBI grant funds is required to agree to establish or have an advisory board within the appropriate health department of the State or within another department as designated by the Chief Executive Officer of the State. The Board's composition as specified must include representatives of the involved State agencies; public and nonprofit private health related organizations; disability advisory or planning groups; members of an organization or foundation representing individuals with TBI; State and local injury control programs if they exist, and a substantial number of individuals with TBI and their family members. People with TBI should comprise 50% of the Advisory Board. These grants are to be used in building a statewide system to assure access to comprehensive and coordinated TBI services. Grants can address a wide range of activities and should reflect gaps or needed system change identified through the TBI state plan. Funds under this announcement may not be used for the following purposes: construction projects or for pre-award costs (reimbursement is not given for costs incurred prior to receiving the award) or to support primary injury prevention initiatives, research initiatives, or the provision of direct services. For any available grant funds in excess of $10,000,000, distribution of grants will be at the discretion of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and will be made according to the criteria communicated to the States via a grant solicitation.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 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 3-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 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. Cost Sharing/Matching is required for this program per § 1252(c) of the Public Health Service Act. The State or Territory must agree to make available non-Federal contributions in an amount that is not less than $1 for each $2 of Federal funds provided under the grant. Non-Federal funds may be cash or in-kind and fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services. State, Territorial or Indian Tribal government contributions may not include any amounts provided by the Federal government. The match, as required by the TBI legislation, must come from State or local sources and may be governmental or non-governmental resources.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made annually in accordance with the project period method of awarding grants. Payments are made through a Letter of Credit or Cash Demand System. Project periods are for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. 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. 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
Administration for Community Living - Administation on Disabilities
Headquarters Office
Dana Fink
330 C St SW
Washington, DC 20201 USA
Phone: (202) 795-7604
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 22$11,887,000.00; FY 23 FY 24 FY 20$11,321,000.00; FY 21 est $11,321,000.00; FY 19$11,291,000.00; FY 17$4,734,432.00; FY 18 est $5,090,467.00; FY 16$4,984,432.00; - Program transferred from HRSA to ACL 6-1-16(Project Grants) FY 22 FY 23 est $5,835,009.00; FY 24 Estimate Not Available -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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