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|
|Puerto Rico Department Of The Family||$ 16,174,317||   ||2020-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration||$ 644,023||   ||2020-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Virgin Island Department Of Human Services||$ 542,282||   ||2020-10-01||2021-09-30|
|Owens Valley Career Development Center||$ 15,294,116||   ||2019-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Social Services, California Department Of||$3,634,299,375||   ||2019-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Puerto Rico Department Of The Family||$ 102,373,214||   ||2019-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Virgin Island Department Of Human Services||$ 3,554,000||   ||2019-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration||$ 4,686,000||   ||2019-10-01||2020-09-30|
|Human Services, Hawaii Department Of||$ 98,578,402||   ||2018-10-01||2019-09-30|
|Health And Human Services, Nevada Department Of||$ 43,762,394||   ||2018-10-01||2019-09-30|
Fiscal Year 2016: Three grants were awarded in FY 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: It is anticipated that three grants will be awarded in FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: It is anticipated that three grants will be awarded in FY 2018.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Cash payments are made to eligible needy aged, blind, or disabled persons in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
These payments are to cover costs for food, shelter, clothing, and other daily living needs recognized as necessary by each Territory's program.
In addition, an individual must be at least age 65 to receive assistance for the aged; must be determined blind to receive aid to the blind; or must be at least 18 years of age and totally disabled to receive aid to the permanently and totally disabled.
Agencies must operate under Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) approved plans and agreements, which must comply with all Federal statutory and regulatory requirements governing these programs.
The applicant must be needy -- i.e., meet specific income and resource requirements.
In addition, the individual must be at least age 65 to receive assistance for the aged; must be determined blind to receive aid to the blind; or must be at least 18 years of age and totally disabled to receive aid to the permanently and totally disabled.
The beneficiary must be needy -- i.e., meet specific income and resource requirements. In addition, the individual must be at least age 65 to receive assistance for the aged; must be determined blind to receive aid to the blind; or must be at least 18 years of age and totally disabled to receive aid to the permanently and totally disabled. These programs also have specific unearned and earned income disregards that are applied in determining the amount of assistance payable.
Federal funds must go to a certified Territorial welfare agency. Individuals must meet all eligibility requirements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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. Eligible individuals should apply directly to their Territorial or local welfare agency. The Territories should contact the Regional Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program managers for application forms. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.) Territories contact the Regional TANF program manager for applications for administrative funds. OFA/Regional TANF program managers have authority to approve applications and amendments; disapproval authority is held by the Director of the Office of Family Assistance, in the Administration for Children and Families.
Once an application is approved, Territories are awarded funds quarterly based on ACF-approved estimates of maintenance assistance and administrative costs. Notification of awards must be made to the designated Territorial agency. Eligible individuals receive monthly subsistence checks from Territorial welfare agencies.
Social Security Act, Title XVI, 42 U.S.C 1351.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 30 to 60 days. Welfare agencies must have a time standard for notifying applicants of approval/disapproval; not over 45 days after application, except 60 days for aid to the disabled.
From 90 to 120 days. Individuals denied assistance must be given a fair hearing on appeal (45 CFR, Chapter 2, Section 205.10). Territorial agencies may request a hearing before the Assistant Secretary for Family Support regarding adverse decisions (45 CFR, Chapter 2, Section 201.14; 45 CFR, Part 16).
> 180 Days. The agency must conduct periodic reviews to determine whether conditions justifying eligibility still exist.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title XVI. Matching Requirements: Program funds are provided based on a formula linked to the number of recipients receiving benefits each month. Administrative costs are matched at 50%. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Individuals receive support from the Territorial or local welfare agency until they no longer meet the eligibility requirements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments to eligible individuals are paid monthly.
Post Assistance Requirements
No program reports are required.
Cash reports are not applicable.
No progress reports are required.
Territorial claims must be submitted quarterly to receive Federal matching funds.
No performance monitoring is required.
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.
Territories must maintain records which substantiate eligibility determination and grants that are made.
(Formula Grants) FY 16 $32,969,628; FY 17 est $33,000,000; and FY 18 est $33,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The range for these three Territories is $707,436 and $30,560,246 with an average of $10,829,401.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
ACF regulations are published in the Federal Register, 45 CFR 200 et seq.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Region II (NJ, NY, PR, VI): Frank Ceruto, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, New York Regional Office, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114, New York, NY 10278. Telephone: (212) 264-2890, ext. 133. Region IX (AZ, CA, GU, HI, NV): Julie Fong, Regional Program Manager, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, San Francisco Regional Office, 90 7th Street, Ninth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. Telephone: (415) 437-7579.
Susan Golonka Office of the Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Susan.Golonka@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-401-4731 Fax: 202-205-5887
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