The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.
|Recipient||Amount||Start Date||End Date|
|Kansas Department For Aging And Disability Services||$ 3,000,000||   ||2015-07-01||2021-06-30|
|Health, Mississippi State Department Of||$ 3,000,000||   ||2018-06-01||2021-05-31|
|Health And Welfare, Idaho Department Of||$ 515,348||   ||2018-06-01||2021-05-31|
|Health Services, Wisconsin Department Of||$ 0||   ||2018-06-01||2021-05-31|
|Health, Department Of||$ 2,969,612||   ||2012-12-17||2019-12-16|
|Senior People With Disabilities Service Oregon||$ 2,870,209||   ||2013-07-29||2019-07-28|
|Ohio Department Of Medicaid||$ 1,365,464||   ||2015-01-22||2019-04-21|
|Health, Hawaii Department Of||$ 795,742||   ||2012-12-17||2018-12-16|
|Human Services, Minnesota Department Of||$ 3,000,000||   ||2012-08-30||2018-07-31|
|Community Health, Georgia Dept Of||$ 1,863,718||   ||2012-07-25||2018-07-24|
Uses and Use Restrictions
CMS is conducting a nationwide program that will identify efficient, effective and economical procedures for long term care facilities and providers to conduct background checks on prospective direct patient/resident access employees.
In order to participate in this nationwide program, a State must guarantee that it will make available non-Federal funds to cover a portion of the cost to be incurred by the State to carry out the program in their State.
CMS is inviting proposals from all States and U.S.
territories to be considered for inclusion in this National Background Check Program.
Federal matching funds are available to all States and U.S.
Beneficiary Eligibility: These facilities and providers include skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice care providers, long-term care hospitals, personal care service providers, adult day care providers, residential care providers, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded (ICFs/MR) and other entities that provide long-term care services, as specified by each participating State.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Participating States must guarantee non-Federal funds to cover a portion of the cost to conduct the program in their State. CMS will provide a three-to-one match for these funds to each grantee up to a maximum of $3 million for newly applying states and $1.5 million for states that previously participated in the pilot program. The participating State must require fingerprint checks as part of the criminal background check for all direct patient access employees. The participating State must have a plan to implement the program (a) statewide and (b) in all long term care entities specified in Section 6201 of the ACA, although the State may phase-in the program over a multi-year period, and the phase-in may be accomplished by geographical location, provider type, or other factors determined by the State.
This is not a competitive grant. All applying States that provide an application that is scored by the Federal technical panel at 70.2 out of the possible 101 points or greater shall receive a grant. Applications that score below 70.2 points will not be included as grantees. Funding for this program shall become effective upon CMS approval application. Grants will be awarded to every State that meets the qualifications and terms of agreement described in this solicitation. This includes providing a satisfactory application that meets all provisions of the Law and scores at least 70.2 points or greater (out of 101) from the Federal technical panel review. Grantees may expect to begin receiving funds within 30 days from the Notice of Grant Award.
Jun 01, 2010 to Jun 30, 2011: Deadline to apply under this solicitation is June 30, 2011. CMS continues to provide open solicitations to states to apply for funding under the program. Applications for the grant solicitation are accepted on a flowing basis and acted on every 30 days.
The Affordable Care Act , Title VI, Part III, Section 6201, Public Law 111-148.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Matching requirements as specified in Section 6201 (a) (5) of the Affordable Care Act: (A) NEWLY PARTICIPATING STATES.? (i) IN GENERAL.?As part of the application submitted by a State under paragraph (1)(A)(iii), the State shall guarantee, with respect to the costs to be incurred by the State in carrying out the nationwide program, that the State will make available (directly or through donations from public or private entities) a particular amount of non-Federal contributions, as a condition of receiving the Federal match under clause (ii). (ii) FEDERAL MATCH.?The payment amount to each State that the Secretary enters into an agreement with under paragraph (1)(A) shall be 3 times the amount that the State guarantees to make available under clause (i), except that in no case may the payment amount exceed $3,000,000. (B) PREVIOUSLY PARTICIPATING STATESH. R. 3590?607 (i) IN GENERAL.?As part of the application submitted by a State under paragraph (1)(B)(iii), the State shall guarantee, with respect to the costs to be incurred by the State in carrying out the nationwide program, that the State will make available (directly or through donations from public or private entities) a particular amount of non-Federal contributions, as a condition of receiving the Federal match under clause (ii). (ii) FEDERAL MATCH.?The payment amount to each State that the Secretary enters into an agreement with under paragraph (1)(B) shall be 3 times the amount that the State guarantees to make available under clause (i), except that in no case may the payment amount exceed $1,500,000 . This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 36 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees must also agree to respond to requests that are necessary for the evaluation of the ?National Background Check Program? grant efforts to satisfy the statutory requirements for the Federal evaluation enumerated in Section 6201 of the ACA and provide data on key elements of their Background Check Program grant activities.
This will include detailed information on the number of background checks requested by various providers, information gathered in the course of background checks, employment decisions made based on this information and their rationale, whether prospective employees challenge the results of adverse decisions and the outcomes of these challenges.
It will also include cost accounting information of sufficient quality to allow reliable calculation of the costs of the various components of the background checks programs.
Grantees must agree to fully cooperate with any Federal evaluation of the program and provide quarterly or semi-annually any required program progress and financial reports in a form prescribed by CMS (including the SF-269a, Financial Status Report forms).
These reports will be designed to outline how grant funds were used and to describe program progress, as well as barriers and measurable outcomes.
CMS will provide a format for reporting.
Progress reports are not applicable.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Following the awarding of the grants, grantees must submit an operational protocol.
The operational protocol must describe in detail the policies and procedures that the State will follow during the program period.
The operational protocol should detail the responsibilities of the providers included in the program; the State government personnel and any additional responsible parties (e.g., contractors) involved in the program.
Those who receive grant awards will be provided further detail as to the expected contents of the operational protocol prior to or during the first grantee meeting.
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.
No Data Available.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,200,000; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$1.5 million to $3 million.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR Parts 74 and 92, Cost Principles, the HHS Grant Policy Statement, OMB Cost Principles, Request for Application (RFA) and Terms and Conditions of Award.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Debra Spears CMCS/SCG/DNH.
Melissa Rice 7500 Security Blvd., Baltimore, Maryland 21244 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 410-786-3270
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The criteria are as specified in Section 6201 (a) (1) of the Affordable Care Act: (1) AGREEMENTS.? H. R. 3590?604 (A) NEWLY PARTICIPATING STATES.?The Secretary shall enter into agreements with each State? (i) that the Secretary has not entered into an agreement with under subsection (c)(1) of such section 307; (ii) that agrees to conduct background checks under the nationwide program on a Statewide basis; and (iii) that submits an application to the Secretary containing such information and at such time as the Secretary may specify. (B) CERTAIN PREVIOUSLY PARTICIPATING STATES.?The Secretary shall enter into agreements with each State? (i) that the Secretary has entered into an agreement with under such subsection (c)(1), but only in the case where such agreement did not require the State to conduct background checks under the program established under subsection (a) of such section 307 on a Statewide basis; (ii) that agrees to conduct background checks under the nationwide program on a Statewide basis; and (iii) that submits an application to the Secretary containing such information and at such time as the Secretary may specify .
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