State Grants for Protection and Advocacy Services

To make grants to Protection and Advocacy systems as established in each State for the purpose of enabling such systems to provide services to individuals with traumatic brain injury which may include:
(1) information, referrals, and advice; (2) individual and family advocacy; (3) legal representation;
and (4) specific assistance in self-advocacy.
Related Programs93.631 Developmental Disabilities Projects of National Significance; 93.632 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service

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.

Central Office: 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. Email: clare.barnett@acl.hhs.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Disability Rights North Carolina $ 96,790   2017-10-012019-09-30
Disability Rights Texas $ 233,569   2017-10-012019-09-30
Disability Rights Florida, Inc. $ 177,592   2017-10-012019-09-30
Disability Law Center Of Virginia $ 83,395   2017-10-012019-09-30
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. $ 98,053   2017-10-012019-09-30
Ohio Disability Rights Law And Policy Center, Inc $ 108,121   2017-10-012019-09-30
Disability Rights Pennsylvania $ 117,153   2017-10-012019-09-30
Equip For Equality Inc $ 117,287   2017-10-012019-09-30
Disability Rights California $ 321,491   2017-10-012019-09-30
Disability Advocates Inc $ 170,897   2017-10-012019-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to plan for, develop outreach strategies for, and carry out services for individuals with traumatic brain injury as authorized in Section 1253 of the PHS Act.

Grant funds must supplement, not supplant, nonfederal funds available in the State in which the protection and advocacy system is established.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State Grant Agencies.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals with disabilities and family members.

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 not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Cost will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 75. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Formula awards are processed through a payment management system to the State.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title XII, Section 1253 as amended by the Children?s Health Act of 2000, sec 1304, PL 106-310, as further amended by the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008, sec 6(b), PL 110-206.Title XII, Section 1253, Title XII, Section 1253.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Appeals

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

Renewals

Automatic, under approved application.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Title I Programs for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Public Law 106-402. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Match is only for the Council. No match is required for Protection Advocacy Traumatic Brain Injury allotments. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project period is four (4) years. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the ?State PATBI Program? in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Yearly SF-425.

Progress reports due every 6 months.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Grantees are required to maintain grant according records for 4 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 4-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 4-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1536-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $3,099,589; FY 17 est $3,099,589; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $20,000 to $145,583; Average is $50,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74 and 92, Grant Administrative Requirements; and Program Regulations in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Regulations, Parts 1385 and 1386.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Central Office: 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. Email: clare.barnett@acl.hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Yi-Hsin Yan 330 C Street, SW 1104-B, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Yi-Hsin.Yan@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7474

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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