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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
93.052 National Family Caregiver Support

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION ON AGING, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Older Americans Act, as amended, Public Law 106- 501, Title III, Part E and VI, Part C.
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To assist States, Territories and Indian Tribal Organizations in providing multifaceted systems of support services for: (1) Family caregivers; and (2) grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. Services to be provided include: information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to the services; individual counseling, and caregiver training to caregivers to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles; respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Formula Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

These two authorities are for making grants to States and Territories under Title III-E and to Indian Tribal Organizations under Title VI-C to enable the provision of multifaceted systems of support services for family caregivers; and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. Authority is provided under Title III-E to take up to four percent of the appropriations to carry out a program for making grants on a competitive basis to foster the development and testing of new approaches to addressing the needs of caregivers and for the evaluation and dissemination of the results of successful approaches. Authority also is provided under Title III-E to take up to one percent of the appropriations to carry out activities of national significance to promote quality and continuous improvement in the support provided to caregivers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Formula grants: State governments and U.S. Territories, with distribution to designated area agencies on aging through an approved State plan and intrastate funding formula. Project (Title III-E Discretionary) grants: public agencies and organizations such as State and local governments, private, public, and nonprofit organizations and institutions. Project (Title VI-C) grants: Indian Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations with approved applications under Title VI, Parts A and B.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Family caregivers, grandparents and older individuals who are relative caregivers will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation:   Formula Grants - Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. Project Grants (Title III-E) - Cost will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-122. Project Grants (Title VI-C). Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Formula Grants - This program is subject only to the State Plan Consolidation Section of E.O. 12372. State plans are covered under this Section, but Intergovernmental Consultation Review is excluded. Project Grants (Title III-E): the standard application forms as provided by DHHS must be used for this program. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Administration on Aging and the cognizant State Agency on Aging in the development of the application. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Project Grants (Title VI-C): standard application forms will be provided and may be used for this program. Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Administration on Aging in the development of the application.

Application Procedure:   Formula Grants - Application Procedures: Consult with the appropriate Regional Office for State application instruction. Project Grants (Title III-E) - Grant Application for Federal Assistance (Nonconstruction Programs) are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA) and will be published in the Federal Register. As specified in the program announcement, application forms and instructions may be obtained by writing to the Administration on Aging, Grants Management Division, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Cohen Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20201. Project Grants (Title VI-C) - Grant applications are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA) and will be published in the Federal Register. As specified in the program announcement, application forms and instructions may be obtained by writing to the Administration on Aging, Grants Management Division, 330 Independence Avenue, SW., Cohen Building, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20201.

Award Procedure:   Formula Grants - The Administration on Aging awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging. State agencies approve and award funds to substate level organizations, that they have designated. Project Grants (Title III-E and Title VI-C). After review and approval, notification of award will be issued to the grantee, along with appropriate notification to the public. Project Grants (Title III-E and Title VI-C). After review and approval, notification of award will be issued to the grantee, along with appropriate notification to the public.

Deadlines:   Formula Grants - Funds are awarded to State Agencies on Aging based on the Federal fiscal year. Project Grants (Title III-E and Title VI-C) or as specified in guidelines published in the Federal Register.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Formula Grants - States are entitled to these grants by statue. Project Grants (Title III-E and Title VI-C) - Approximately 60 to 90 days from closing date or receipt of application.

Appeals:   Formula Grants and Project Grants Under Title VI-C - Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR, Part 1321, and Section 2112 of Title 28, U.S.C. Project Grants (Title III-E) - None.

Renewals:   Formula Grants - State plans are submitted for a 2,3,or 4-year period, with annual revisions as necessary. Project Grants (Title III-E and Title VI-C) are as outlined in the program announcement published in the Federal Register.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Formula grants (Title III-E) -- are 75 percent Federal and 25 percent nonfederal. The nonfederal contribution may be in the form of cash or in-kind contributions, including plant, equipment, or services. Project Grants (Title III-E) - matching requirements as specified in the program announcement published in the Federal Register. Project Grants (Title VI-C) - no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   One year.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Financial status reports and program progress reports are required semi-annually for formula and project grants, including a final report at the end of each grant year.

Audits:   In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of State and Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards is exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.

Records:   Financial records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of expenditure reports and 5 years after final disposition of non-expendable property in accordance with the regulations at 45 CFR 74, Subpart D.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-0142-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Grants) FY 01 $123,978,706; FY 02 est $141,500,000; and FY 03 est $141,500,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
No Data Available.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2001, funds were provided to enable 56 States and area agencies on aging to provide multifaceted systems of support services for family caregivers and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers. In fiscal years 2002 and 2003, it is estimated that a similar number of grants will be made to states, area agencies on aging, and Tribal Organizations. Project Grants (Title III-E): Funds are provided to public agencies and organizations such as State and local governments, private, public and nonprofit organizations, institutions and federally recognized Indian Tribal Organizations or Native American Organizations. The purpose of the funds is to promote quality and continuous improvement in the support provided to family and other informal caregivers of older individuals through program evaluation, training, technical assistance, and research. Grants will be made on a competitive basis to foster the development and testing of new approaches to sustaining the efforts of families and other informal caregivers. Project Grants (Title VI-C): Funds are provided to Indian Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations to provide multifaceted systems or support services for family caregivers and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Formula and Project Grants: 45 CFR 75, 45 CFR 92.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Regional Agency Offices. Administration for Community Living Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listings.).

Headquarters Office:   Greg Link 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: greg.link@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-795-7386

Web Site Address:  
http://www.acl.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

None.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Proposals meeting all screening criteria will be reviewed and scored by assigning a maximum of 100 points across four criteria areas: (1) Purpose and need for assistance; (2) approach/method-work plan and activities; (3)outcomes/benefits/ impact; and (4) level of effort, program management and organization capacity. Projects (Title VI-C): As published in the Federal Register. Project Grants (Title III-E): Each application for Project grant funds shall contain a description of the purposes for which the applicant expects to expend grant funds. The description of purposes shall include: (1) Information relating to the programs and activities to be supported and the services to be provided; (2) the number of individuals that will receive services under the grant; (3) a description of intended expenditures, including the average costs of providing services to each individual; and (4) a description of the manner in which the programs and activities will be coordinated with any similar programs and activities of public and private entities. The application shall provide assurances of compliance documentation of required match, and contain specific information and agreements as required by the Administration on Aging. Project Grants (Title VI-C) are as published in the Federal Register.

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