Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety
To reduce the number of drowning and drain entrapment-related injuries and deaths of children associated with pools and spas by providing assistance for prevention education and safety standard enforcement.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act, Title XIV, Public Law 110-140, 15 U.S.C. 8004-8005
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Local governments, including a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (whether or not incorporated as a non-profit corporation under State law), any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government. To be eligible for an award under this program, an applicant shall demonstrate that it has enacted a State statute or local ordinance or code, or has amended an existing State statute or local ordinance or code, that meets the requirements specified in title XIV - Pool and Spa Safety Bill (15 U.S. C. 8001), Sections 1405 and 1406 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Grant awards will be determined in accordance with CFR 2, Parts 255 (OMB Circular A-87), and OMB Circular No. A-102.
State, local, U.S. Territories/Possessions, Consumers
To be eligible for an award under this program, an applicant shall demonstrate that it has enacted a State statute or local ordinance or code, or has amended an existing State statute or local ordinance or code, that meets the requirements specified in title XIV - Pool and Spa Safety Bill (15 U.S. C. 8001), Sections 1405 and 1406 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Taking into consideration the objective review committee, the CPSC program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issued for additional information.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Award funds must be for the following activities to implement enforcement and education programs to prevent the drowning and drain entrapments of children in pools and spas:
1) To hire and train enforcement personnel for implementation and enforcement of standards under the state or local swimming pool and spa safety law. At least 50 percent of funding must be used for this purpose.
2) To educate:
a. pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about the standards; and
b. pool owners, pool operators, and other members of the public about the standards under the swimming pool and spa safety law and about the prevention of drowning or entrapment of children using swimming pools and spas.
3) Defray administrative costs associated with such training and education programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record 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 requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grant funds will be awarded for 1 year budget/project periods. Refer to the relevant funding opportunity announcement for additional information on how assistance is awarded/ released Grant funds will be awarded for 1 year budget/project periods. Refer to the relevant funding opportunity announcement for additional information on how assistance is awarded/ released.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
4330 East West Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814 US
(Project Grants) FY 15 est $1,000,000.00; FY 16 est $781,536.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the Provisions of OMB Circular A-87 (2 CFR Part 225), OMB Circular A-102 (2 CFR Part 215), OMB Circular A-110, and OMB Circular A-133, as applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects