Social Security State Grants for Work Incentives Assistance to Disabled Beneficiaries

To comply with the Ticket-to-Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act legislation passed in December 1999, permitting the SSA to make payments to each State to the protection and advocacy system established for the purpose of providing services to disabled beneficiaries who want to work.



Agency - Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration advances the economic security of the nation's people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.

Website Address

http://www.ssa.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Native American Disability Law Center, Inc. $ 31,068   2018-08-012024-07-31
Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc. $ 260,602   2018-10-012023-09-30
Disability Rights California $ 878,070   2018-10-012023-09-30
Ohio Disability Rights Law And Policy Center, Inc $ 355,820   2018-10-012023-09-30
Michigan Protection & Advocacy Service, Inc $ 327,210   2018-10-012023-09-30
Disability Rights North Carolina $ 293,140   2018-10-012023-09-30
Disability Rights Florida, Inc. $ 490,576   2018-10-012023-09-30
Disability Advocates Inc $ 638,012   2018-10-012023-09-30
Disability Rights Texas $ 475,882   2018-10-012023-09-30
Disability Rights Pennsylvania $ 406,512   2018-10-012023-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded to organizations to: (1) Provide information and advice about obtaining vocational rehabilitation and employment services; and (2) Provide advocacy or other services that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries with disabilities may need to secure, maintain, or regain gainful employment.

Grant funds may not be used for construction or major renovation of buildings.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants applying for grant funds are limited to State protection and advocacy systems established pursuant to Part C of Title I of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All individuals within the State who are entitled to SSDI or eligible for SSI benefits based on disability or blindness.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs and administrative requirements for grantees will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 200. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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. The standard application forms furnished by SSA must be used for this program. When grant opportunities are available, SSA sends a letter to the applicable protection and advocacy agency. Application kits that contain the prescribed application forms and supplemental descriptive information on the priority areas are available from the Internet site at www.grants.gov. SSA grant program announcements and application information also can be obtained from the Grants Management Team, Office of Operations Contracts and Grants (OOCG), Office of Acquisition and Grants (OAG), Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Budget, Finance, Quality, and Management (DCBFQM), Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21235. Contacts: Dionne Mitchell, 410-965-9534. To be considered for a grant, all applicants must complete the prescribed application forms and submit them to the Grants Management Team. The application shall be executed by an individual authorized to act for the applicant agency or organization who will assume the obligations imposed by the terms and conditions of the cooperative agreement.

Award Procedures

OAG provides a Notice of Grant Award as official notice for approved applications. The notice indicates award amount, the purpose of the award, award terms and conditions, the budget period, the anticipated project period, and the awardee's cost-sharing requirement.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Social Security Act, Title 1, Section 1150, Public Law 106-170, 1860 Stat. 1887-1891.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Generally, 3 to 6 months after the closing date established in the Federal Register announcement.

Appeals

There are no formal appeal procedures. If an application is not approved, the reasons will be stipulated in the denial notice.

Renewals

Grants can be continued via formal application, which is subject to approval. If an application is recommended for approval for 2 or more budget periods, the awardee must submit a formal request for funding continuation each year. Continuation applications are evaluated prior to a recommendation of additional funding.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Funds are usually granted for a period of 12 to 17 months. Funds, however, can be granted for a minimum of 3 months, and up to a maximum of 60 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees receive notification from our online grant management system.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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. Grantees must follow the audit procedures found in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F.

Records

Awardees must maintain financial records, supporting documents, statistical records and all other records pertinent to an award for 3 years after the end of the project. In the event of an audit, records must be maintained until all questions are resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

28-8704-0-7-999.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $6,725,001; FY 17 est $6,725,000; and FY 18 est $6,725,001

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range, $50,000 to $319,000 average $107,496.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Dionne J. Mitchell Social Security Administration Office of Acquisition and Grants 1540 Robert M. Ball Building 6401 Security Boulevard , Baltimore, Maryland 21235 Email: dionne.mitchell@ssa.gov Phone: 4109659534

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Generally, applications are evaluated on the following criteria: (1) capability; (2) relevance and adequacy of project design; (3) resources and management; and (4) quality assurance.



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