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Developmental Disabilities Basic Support and Advocacy Grants
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Facilities and Construction Act of 1963, Title I, Public Law 88-164, as
amended; Public Laws 91-517, 94- 103, 95-602; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation
Act of 1981, as amended, Public Law 97-35; Developmental Disabilities
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, Title I, Section 100, Public Law 98-527, as
amended; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act
Amendments of 1987, Public Law 100-146; Developmental Disabilities Assistance
and Bill of Rights Act of 1990, Public Law 101-496; Developmental Disabilities
Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1994, Public Law 103- 230; Developmental
Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law
104-183; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000,
Public Law 106-402, 42 U.S.C. 6022-6029 and 42 U.S.C. 6042-6045.
enable individuals with developmental disabilities to become independent,
productive, integrated and included into their communities. Funding under
these programs is to assist States in the development of a plan for a
comprehensive and coordinated system of services and other activities to
enhance the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their
families to their maximum potential, and to support a system which protects
the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
(1) Allotments under the basic developmental disabilities formula grant
program may be used by States for priority area and other activities,
including administrative costs, to build capacity, to refocus existing
services, and to advocate to better meet the needs of individuals with
developmental disabilities. The designated State agency in each State
receives, accounts for and disburses funds, and provides for required
assurances and other administrative support services on behalf of the State
Developmental Disabilities Council, which carries out the priority area
activity and other activities under an approved triennial State Plan. This
plan and corresponding budget is developed and administered by the State
Developmental Disabilities Council. Federal funds may be expended for up to
half the cost of the functions of the designated State agency under this
program, but may not exceed five percent of a State's allotment or $50,000,
whichever is less. (2) Allotments under the protection and advocacy program
may be used to assist States in supporting a system which will have authority
to pursue legal and other remedies to protect the rights of individuals with
developmental disabilities within the State.
Applicant Eligibility: State grant agencies are the designated State
agencies of the respective States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Virgin
Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa. Under the basic
developmental disabilities program, the designated State agency must not provide
or pay for services to individuals with developmental disabilities, unless it
has held such designation continuously since June 30, 1988. The State can only
receive funding under the basic developmental disabilities program if it is also
participating in the protection and advocacy program. The agency designated to
implement the State system under the protection and advocacy program cannot
provide or pay for services to individuals with developmental disabilities, and
that agency must have authority to obtain access to records of individuals with
developmental disabilities, and laws that prohibit such access must have been
inapplicable by October 31, 1991.
Beneficiary Eligibility: To be eligible for a grant, an agency must be
designated to administer the program on behalf of the State. The Basic Program
benefits individuals with developmental To be eligible for a grant, an agency
must be designated to administer the program on behalf of the State. The Basic
Program benefits individuals with developmental disabilities through systems
change. The Protection and Advocacy system benefits individuals with
developmental disabilities. Developmental disability is defined here as a severe
chronic disability of an individual that is attributable to mental, physical, or
a combination of impairments, is manifested before age 22, that is likely to
continue indefinitely, that results in substantial functional limitations in
three or more of the following major life activities (self-care, receptive and
expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for
independent living, and economic self-sufficiency), and that reflects an
individual's lifelong need for services. Infants and children from birth to age
9, inclusive, are included if they have a developmental delay or condition with
a high probability of resulting in developmental disabilities if services are
Credentials/Documentation: Costs will be determined in accordance with
45 CFR 74 and 92.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: 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. Standard
application forms as furnished by DHHS must be used.
Application Procedure: Basic Support: Requests for allotments are
submitted in the form of a State plan, which must be submitted not less than
every 5 years, and must address all of the requirements of the Statute.
Protection and Advocacy: Application is made by the State's submission of a
description of the Protection and Advocacy system in the State and appropriate
assurances as required by law, and by annual submission statement on the goals
Award Procedure: Basic Support: Requests for allotments are submitted
in the form of a State plan, which must be submitted not less than every 5
years, and must address all of the requirements of the Statute. Protection and
Advocacy: Application is made by the State's submission of a description of the
Protection and Advocacy system in the State and appropriate assurances as
required by law, and by annual submission statement on the goals and priorities.
Deadlines: Not applicable.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.
Appeals: Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in
45 CFR, Part 16.
Renewals: Automatic, under approved application.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Allocation Criteria and/or
Mathematical Calculations: Two-thirds (2/3) of the amount appropriated is
allotted to each State according to the ratio the population of each State bears
to the population of the United States, weighted by the relative per capita
income for each State. One-third (1/3) of the amount appropriated is allotted to
each State according to the ratio of beneficiaries in the State receiving
benefits under Childhood Disabilities Beneficiary Program, related to the age 18
to 65 population of the State as bearing on the national total of such
population, weighted by the total population of the State. The data used to
compute allotments are supplied annually by the Social Security Administration
and the U.S. Department of Commerce, for the three most recent consecutive years
for which satisfactory data are available. The Federal share of projects
supported under the State Plan may not exceed 75 percent, except for projects
whose activities or products target individuals with developmental disabilities
who live in urban or rural poverty areas, which may not exceed 90 percent of the
aggregate necessary costs of such project of activities, and in the case of
projects or activities undertaken by the Council or Council staff to implement
State plan priority, activities may be up to 100 percent of the aggregate
necessary cost of such activities. No match is required for Protection and
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Funds provided under allotments
must be obligated by states by the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal
year for which appropriations were received. Such obligation must be liquidated
by the end of the following fiscal year. Payments are made through Electronic
Transfer System or, when such is not practicable, on basis of payment requests
from the State to meet current needs.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-annual financial status reports and annual program
performance reports for Protection and Advocacy and Basic Support grant programs
Audits: Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45
CFR 74 and 92.
Records: Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall
be retained beyond the 3-year period if all findings have not been resolved.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations: (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $100,800,000; FY 02 est
$104,800,000; and FY 03 est $104,800,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Basic Support:
Protection and Advocacy: $175,000.
In fiscal years 2001, 112 grants were awarded. It is anticipated that the same
number of grants will be awarded in fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
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.
Regional or Local Office: Contact the Regional Administrator,
Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of
the Catalog for list of addresses.)
Headquarters Office: Director, Program Operations Division,
Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and
Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW.,
Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202) 690- 5962. Contact: Ray Sanchez. FTS is
Web Site Address: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/add.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
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