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
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.
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 office, 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. At least 50 percent of award funds must be used to hire and train personnel for implementation and enforcement. Refer to the specific Funding Opportunity Announcement for any additional restrictions. FY 15 est. $1,000,000.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issued for additional information. Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issued for additional information. Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issued for additional information. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
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. See the following for 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
Ann Piesen 4330 East West Hwy
, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (301) 504-7261
(Project Grants) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 est $1,000,000; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable
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