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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education,
Research, and Service
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Facilities and Construction Act of 1963, Title I, Part B, 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 Act of
1984; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, as
amended, Title I, Section 100, Public Law 98-527; 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. 6061
defray the cost of administration and operation of programs that: (1) Provide
interdisciplinary training for personnel concerned with developmental
disabilities; (2) demonstrate community service activities that include
training and technical assistance and may include direct services, e.g.,
family support, individual support, personal assistance services, educational,
vocational, clinical, health and prevention; (3)conduct research (basic and
applied), evaluation and analysis of public policy in areas affecting
individuals with developmental disabilities; and (4) disseminate information
as a national and international resource.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate a
training facility, maintenance and housekeeping personnel, overhead expenses,
and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training
programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for
support from other sources.
Applicant Eligibility: A public or nonprofit entity which is
associated with, or is an integral part of a college or university and which
provides at least: interdisciplinary training; demonstration of exemplary
services, technical assistance, research and dissemination of findings.
Beneficiary Eligibility: Individuals of all ages with developmental
disabilities attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment, their
families, and personnel and trainees providing services to them.
Credentials/Documentation: Assurance of maintenance of effort;
statement of financial resources, especially other federally-assisted programs;
identification of personnel needs and resources as found in developmental
disabilities State Plans for the applicant's service area; evaluation of present
training programs and utilization of space in the facility; and capability of
informing researchers and others in development of services related research.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination: No preapplication form is required.
Consultation and assistance in preparing application is available at the DHHS
Central Office. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure: Application forms are available from the DHHS
Central Office. Completed application forms and narrative should be sent to the
State Developmental Disabilities Council, Designated State Agency and Protection
and Advocacy agency for review and comment. The standard application forms, as
furnished by DHHS must be used for this program.
Award Procedure: Applications are evaluated by outside peer reviews
and grants are awarded at the DHHS ADD Central Office. Recommendations for
funding are made by the Headquarters Office.
Deadlines: Contact DHHS Central Office for future deadline
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 45 to 90 days.
Appeals: Appeals are processed in accordance with regulations in 45
CFR, Part 16.
Renewals: Same as Application Procedure.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory
formula. Federal share of project grant awarded may not exceed 75 percent of the
necessary cost of project, except that if project activities or products target
individuals with developmental disabilities who live in an urban or rural area,
the Federal share may not exceed 90 percent of the project's necessary costs.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: University Centers awards are
made for a 12-month budget period.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-annual progress reports are required. Fiscal reports are
required as prescribed by grant specifications. Final progress report is
required upon project completion.
Audits: Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45
CFR 74 and 92.
Records: Records must be maintained for 3 years.
Account Identification: 75-1536-0-1-506.
Obligations: (Grants and Contracts) FY 01 $21,800,000; FY 02 est
$24,000,000; and FY 03 est $24,000,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance:
All Centers receive the same award amount. FY 2016 award amount was $547,000 per Center.
In fiscal year 2001 grants were awarded to 61 UCDDs. It is estimated that 61
awards will be made to the 61 University Centers in fiscal year 2002 and
fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations are published in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 1388.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
Pam O'Brien Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Pamela.O'Brien@acl.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 795-7417
Web Site Address:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Grants were funded to assist in the operation of public or nonprofit
facilities which are associated with a college or university and provide
training programs and delivery of services for persons with developmental
disabilities. In addition, training grants in such areas as early
intervention, supporting elderly people with developmental disabilities,
community-based service programs, positive behavior management programs,
assistive technology, Americans with Disabilities Act, community transition
and projects of special concern to the University Centers which are developed
in consultation with the State Developmental Disabilities Council were
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
University Centers must address the provisions of the Act and regulations.