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Content provided by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
93.551 Abandoned Infants

FEDERAL AGENCY:

ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, Section 104, Public Law 100-505, as amended, Public Law 104-235, 42 U.S.C. 670.
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To develop, implement and operate projects that demonstrate how to: (1) Prevent the abandonment of infants and young children exposed to HIV/AIDS and drugs, including the provision of services to family members for any conditions that increased the probability of abandonment of an infant or young child; (2) identify and address the needs of abandoned infants, especially those born with AIDS and those exposed to drugs; (3) assist these children to reside with their natural families, if possible, or in foster care; (4)recruit, train and retain foster parents; (5) carry out residential care programs for abandoned children and children with AIDS; (6) established programs of respite care for families and foster families; (7) recruit and train health and social services personnel to work with families, foster families and residential care staff; and (8) prevent the abandonment of infants and young children by providing needed resources through model programs. This program also funds technical assistance, including training, with respect to the planning, development and operation of the projects.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Funds may be used to accomplish any of the stated program objectives.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   State or local governments; federally- recognized Indian Tribal governments; U.S. Territories and possessions; and nonprofit organizations and universities.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Infants and children impacted by HIV/AIDS and or substance abuse, their parents, families, and other caretakers.

Credentials/Documentation:   Requirements will be specified in pertinent Federal Register Announcements.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   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 Procedure:   Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application information.

Award Procedure:   Review is conducted by at least three non-federal professionals. Final funding decision will be made by Commissioner, ACYF.

Deadlines:   Deadlines for applications will be published in the Federal Register as part of the Announcement of Availability of Funds. Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   From 60 to 180 days.

Appeals:   None.

Renewals:   Contact Headquarters Office listed below about renewals.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Grantees are required to show in the cost of the project a minimum cost sharing of 10 percent of the total project cost.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Grants will be made for a period up to 48 months.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Financial reports are required semi-annually; program progress reports are required semi-annually; a final report and an expenditure report are required no later than 90 days after the completion of the project.

Audits:   Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR 74 and 92.

Records:   Records must be maintained for 3 years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-1536-0-1-506.

Obligations:   (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $12,182,000; FY 02 est $12,202,000; and FY 03 est $12,205,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
In FY 2015 awards ranged from $475,000 to $1,060,000 with an average of $499,682.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
In fiscal year 2001, 33 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that 36 grants will be awarded in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Contact Headquarters Office listed below for available literature.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  
Jan Rothstein
330 C Street, S.W.,
Room 3519C,
Washington, District of Columbia 20447
Email: jan.rothstein@acf.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 401-5073 Fax: (202) 401-5073

Web Site Address:  
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cb

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Demonstration projects designed to prevent the abandonment of drug-affected and HIV positive infants and young children; to maintain family stability and to reunify and strengthen families impacted by substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; service demonstration projects designed to provide comprehensive, coordinated and community-based social support services to clients in a location accessible to the target population; training projects designed to train a wide range of service providers, including health care, social service and substance abuse treatment professionals, case management and permanency planning staff, hospital, respite care providers, biological parents and caregiving relatives, and foster and adoptive parents; To provide support for family caregivers and provide therapeutic services in a recreational setting for HIV-infected or affected children and young people.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

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