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.
Fiscal Year 2016: OCSE awarded 54 grants in FY 2016. Fiscal Year 2017: OCSE awarded 54 grants in 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: OCSE anticipates 54 grants in FY 2018.
Uses and Use Restrictions
A State to which a grant is made under this section may not use the grant to supplant expenditures by the State for allowable activities, but shall use the grant to supplement such expenditures at a level at least equal to the level of such expenditures for fiscal year 1995.
All States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Guam.
Custodial and non-custodial parents.
The Governors have designated a single State agency to represent the State in carrying out this responsibility. 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. Applications are submitted every three years using the standard application form, as furnished by the Department of Health and Human Services. Application kits which contain the prescribed application forms and supplemental descriptive information on the access and visitation grant program are available from: The Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 5th Floor, 330 C. Street, SW., Washington DC 20201.
Official notice of approved grant applications is made through issuance of a Notice of Grant Award. This provides the amount of funds awarded, the purpose of the award, the terms and conditions of the award, the budget period for which support is given, the total project period, and the total grantee participation.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Social Security Act, Title IV, Part D, Section 469B, Public Law 104-193.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 120 days.
Governed by 45 CFR Part 16 - 'Procedures of the Department Grant Appeals Board'.
Extensions and continuations of grants are not available.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 10%. 10 percent of the total award. The award amount is based on the number of children in a State living with one biological parent as determined by the Census Bureau. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Funds are awarded for a two-year project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual reports are required.
Reports are required.
Annual progress reports are required.
Annual expenditure reports are required by Section 303.109.
Monitoring is done when the progress reports are reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
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.
Proper accounting records, identifiable by grant number and including all receipts and expenditures, must be maintained for 3 years. Subsequent to audit, they must be maintained until all questions are resolved.
(Formula Grants) FY 16 $10,000,000; FY 17 est $10,000,000; and FY 18 est $10,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
The amount of funding provided to each grantee is based on an allocation formula with a designated minimum amount provided in statute.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Grants Administration Policies and Application kits may be obtained from: Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 5th Floor, 330 C. Street S.W., Washington DC 20201.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for ACF Regional Offices.
Michelle Jadczak 330 C. Street S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 202 401-4578
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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