University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service

To pay the Federal share of the cost of administration and operation of interdisciplinary centers that: (1) Provide interdisciplinary training for personnel concerned with developmental disabilities; (2) provide community service activities that include training and technical assistance and may include
direct services, e.g., family support, individual support, educational, vocational, clinical, health and prevention; (3) conduct research (basic and applied), evaluation and analysis of public policy in areas affecting individuals with developmental disabilities; and (4) disseminate information as a national and international resource.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

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.

Office - None.

Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. $ 570,000   2019-07-012024-06-30
University Of Rochester $ 570,000   2019-07-012024-06-30
University Of Wisconsin System $ 570,000   2019-07-012024-06-30
University Of Tennessee $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Guam $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Alaska Anchorage $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Tennessee $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
University Of Alaska Anchorage $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30
Louisiana State University System $ 570,000   2018-07-012023-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Fiscal Year 2016: $38,618. Fiscal Year 2017: Fiscal Year 2017: $38,619. Fiscal Year 2018: No Current data available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate the Center and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for support from other sources.

Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate a training facility, maintenance and housekeeping personnel, overhead expenses, and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for support from other sources.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Existing Centers; A public or nonprofit entity which is associated with, or is an integral part of a college or university and which provides at least: interdisciplinary training; demonstration of exemplary services, technical assistance, research and dissemination of findings.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment, their families, and personnel and trainees providing services to them.

Credentials/Documentation

Assurance of maintenance of effort; statement of financial resources, especially other federally-assisted programs; identification of personnel needs and resources as found in developmental disabilities State Plans for the applicant's service area; evaluation of present training programs and utilization of space in the facility; and capability of informing researchers and others in development of services related research. Eligible candidate designated in the previous fiscal year as a Center. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application forms are available from the DHHS Central Office. Completed application forms and narrative should be sent to the State Developmental Disabilities Council, Designated State Agency and Protection and Advocacy agency for review and comment. The standard application forms, as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program.

Award Procedures

Applications are evaluated by outside peer reviews and grants are awarded at the DHHS AIDD Central Office. Recommendations for funding are made by the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 Title I, Section 151, Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C 15061-15066., Title 1, Section 151, Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C 15061-15066.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 45 to 90 days.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.

Renewals

Same as Application Procedure.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Title I, Subpart D, Public Law 106-402. Matching Requirements: Percent: 75%. If project activities or products target individuals with developmental disabilities who live in an urban or rural poverty area, the Federal share may not exceed 90 percent of the project's necessary costs. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

University Centers awards are made for 5 years with a 12-month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

An annual progress report is required.

Final progress report is required upon project completion.

Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant applications.

An annual progress report is required.

A Final progress report is required upon project completion.

Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant specifications.

Grantees receive technical assistance through on-site compliance reviews and other supports.

Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant applications.

An annual progress report is required.

A Final progress report is required upon project completion.

Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant specifications.

Grantees receive technical assistance through on-site compliance reviews and other supports.

Audits

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. 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. Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Records

Records must be maintained for 3 years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 16 $38,619,000; FY 17 est $38,619,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

All Centers receive the same award amount. FY 2016 award amount was $547,000 per Center.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations are published in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1388.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services.

Headquarters Office

Pam O'Brien 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Pamela.O'Brien@acl.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 795-7417

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

University Centers must address the provisions of the Act and regulations. Geographic dispersion. University Affiliation.



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