ACL Assistive Technology State Grants for Protection and Advocacy

To support protection and advocacy services through the systems established to provide protection and advocacy services under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act for the purpose of assisting in the acquisition, utilization, or maintenance of assistive technology or assistive
technology services for individuals with disabilities.

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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Clare Barnett, Program Specialist, Administration on Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury, Office of Program Support, 330 C Street, SW, Suite 1130-C, Washington, DC 20201.

Telephone: (202) 795-7301; Email: clare.barnett@acl.hhs.gov.
Website Address

http://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Executive Office Of The Commonwealth Of Puerto Rico $ 50,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Guam Legal Services Corporation $ 30,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Disability Rights Montana $ 50,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Ohio Disability Rights Law And Policy Center, Inc $ 139,103   2020-10-012022-09-30
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc $ 118,846   2020-10-012022-09-30
Disability Rights Texas $ 345,058   2020-10-012022-09-30
Protection & Advocacy Project, North Dakota $ 50,000   2020-10-012022-09-30
Disability Rights Pennsylvania $ 152,347   2020-10-012022-09-30
Disability Rights Washington $ 90,619   2020-10-012022-09-30
Disability Rights Vermont, Inc. $ 50,000   2020-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to support protection and advocacy services related to assistive technology services and devices.

This program is subject to non-supplanting requirements and must use a restricted indirect cost rate that is referenced under 34 CFR 76-564-76.569.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Designated protection and advocacy agencies in States and outlying areas only.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Persons with disabilities who may benefit from assistive technology services and devices.

Credentials/Documentation

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

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The standard application forms are furnished by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Rehabilitation Services Administration. Contact the Program Office for more information.

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by Department of Health and Human Services staff.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 5 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

The grantee may appeal to the Office of Administrative Law/Judges (34 CFR part 81).

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: Matching Requirements: Funds are distributed on a State population basis, with a minimum annual grant of $50,000. Territories receive a minimum of $30,000. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Annual Formula Grants. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic Transfer. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic Transfer.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual progress reports are required.

Quarterly cash reports are required.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Annual expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal 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. Nonfederal 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 45 CFR Part 75.500.

Records

As stated in grant or contract terms and conditions, the awardee shall mail accounts, records, and other evidence pertaining to all costs incurred, review other applicable credits acquired under this grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $4,450,000; FY 17 est $4,450,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

no data available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Contact the Program Office for this information.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Clare Barnett, Program Specialist, Administration on Community Living, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury, Office of Program Support, 330 C Street, SW, Suite 1130-C, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (202) 795-7301; Email: clare.barnett@acl.hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

LaDeva T. Harris 330 C Street, SW, Suite 1139-A, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: ladeva.harris@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7360

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Contact the Program Office for information.


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