ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
AND HUMAN SERVICES
and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act of 1986, 42
U.S.C. 10801, et seq., as amended; Public Health Services Act, Title
V, 42 U.S.C. 290aa, et seq ; Developmental Disabilities Assistance
and Bill of Rights Act, as amended, October 30, 2000, Public Law
106-420, 42 U.S.C. 6041 et seq.
enable the expansion of the Protection and Advocacy system established
in each State to: (1) Protect and advocate the rights of individuals
with mental illness, (2) investigate incidents of abuse and neglect
of individuals with mental illness if the incidents are reported
to the system or if there is probable cause to believe that the
incidents occurred, (3)investigate incidents of serious injury and
deaths in public and private care and treatment facilities and non-medical
community-based facilities for children and youth, and (4)to receive
reports of all serious injuries and deaths related to incidents
of seclusion and restraint in public and private care and treatment
facilities in the States and Territories.
Formula Grants. Place Cursor Here for Definition
AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
may be used to assist in meeting the costs of planning, developing,
expanding, and implementing activities to support attainment of
the protection and advocacy goals. Grant funds must supplement,
not supplant, nonfederal funds available in the State in which the
protection and advocacy system is established. Not more than 10
percent of an allotment can be used for providing technical assistance
and training for staff, and a system which is a public entity cannot
be required by the State to obligate more than 5 percent of the
allotment for administrative expenses.
Eligibility: State and local government agencies,
public or private organizations designated by the Governor under
Part C of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of
Rights Acts as systems to protect and advocate the rights of persons
with developmental disabilities in that State.
Eligibility: Individuals with significant
mental illness or severe emotional impairment (children) who are
at risk for abuse, neglect, or civil rights violations while residing
in care or treatment facilities have service priority. Persons
with significant mental illness and severe emotional impairment
living in the community, including their own home, may be served
as determined by their state protection and advocacy systems PAIMI
program funded priorities and objectives and available resources.
includes persons who are in the process of being admitted to a
facility rendering care or treatment, persons being transported
to such a facility, or persons who are involuntarily confined
in a municipal detention facility, jails, or prisons.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87
for State and local governments. For other grantees, costs will
be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR, Part
74, Subpart Q.
Coordination: Not applicable. This program is
excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Written requests for allotments,
accompanied by appropriately executed assurances, must be submitted
every 4 years, at time of re-authorization, to the Grants Management
Officer, Center for Mental Health Services, Room 13-103, Parklawn
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. This program
is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, although
most of the provisions of 45 CFR 92 apply to this program, modified
application forms specified by 45 CFR 92 are required.
Procedure: Grants are directly awarded by
the Center for Mental Health Services to the system established
in the State to protect and advocate the rights of persons with
developmental disabilities, as outlined in the "Developmental
Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000", as amended
October 30, 2000 by Public Law 106-420 (45 USC 6041 et seq.)
Contact Headquarters Office for application deadlines.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
and Matching Requirements: Formula provisions
are stated in the authorizing Act, Public Law 106-420, at Section
112. Allotments are based equally on each State's population and
each State's population weighted by relative per capital income
except that no State's allotment (including the District of Columbia
and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) will be less than $260,000
and no U.S. Territory's allotment will be less than $139,300.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Each allotment
is available for obligation over a 24-month period; payments are
made through an Electronic Transfer System.
By January 1, an annual report must be submitted in accordance with
the requirements stated in the authorizing Act (Public Law 106-420)
at Section 105(a) (7) and Section 114. Financial status reports
are required annually within 90 days after grant period until all
funds are liquidated.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit
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 are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133. In addition, 45 CFR 74.26 requires that
for-profit recipients and subrecipients have an audit performed
in accordance with Government Auditing Standards or Circular No.
Records must be retained for at least 3 years after the date of
submission of required financial status reports.
(Grants) FY 01 $29,400,000; FY 02 est $29,400,000; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
From $190,400 to $2,657,883; Average: $384,248.
In fiscal year 2001, 57 grant awards were made to all States and
Territories. It is estimated that 57 grant awards will be made to
all States and Territories in fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000,
(Rev.) April 1, 1994, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking FR 59739: 64367ff,
Dec. 14, 1994, 45 CFR 92 Uniform Administrative Requirements for
Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments;
45 CFR 74 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Awards and Subawards
to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Nonprofit
Organizations, and Commercial Organizations.
or Local Office: Not applicable.
Office: Program Contact: Ms. Karen S. Armstrong,
Program Officer, Protection and Advocacy Program, Division of
State and Community Systems Development, Center for Mental Health
Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration,
Department of Health and Human Services, Room 15C26, Parklawn
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301)
443-3667. Grants Management Contact: Ms. LouEllen M. Rice, Grants
Management Officer, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health
and Human Services, Room 13-103, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-4456. Use the
same numbers for FTS.
Site Address: http://www.samhsa.gov
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applications for allotments must fulfill statutory requirements.