Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety

To reduce the number of drowning and drain entrapment-related injuries and deaths associated with pools and spas by providing assistance for prevention education and safety standard enforcement.


Grants for this Program


Agency - Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually.

CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard.

Website Address

http://www.cpsc.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Award funds must be used to achieve three goals: hire and train personnel for implementation and enforcement of standards under the recipient State or local government s swimming pool and spa safety law; educate pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about the standards; and educate pool owners, pool operators, and other members of the public about the standards under the swimming pool and spa safety law and about the prevention of drowning or entrapment of children using swimming pools and spas.

Fifty percent of award funds must be used to hire and train personnel for implementation and enforcement.
Research, construction, or renovation is not permitted.


No pre-award costs.

FY 15 est.

$1,000,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Grant awards will be determined in accordance with CFR 2, Parts 255 (OMB Circular A-87), and OMB Circular No.

A-102.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local, U.S. Territories/Possessions, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Consumers.

Credentials/Documentation

To be eligible for an award under this program, an applicant shall demonstrate that it has enacted a State statute or local ordinance or code, or has amended an existing State statute or local ordinance or code, that meets the requirements specified in title XIV - Pool and Spa Safety Bill (15 U.S. C. 8001), Sections 1405 and 1406 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Taking into consideration the objective review committee, the CPSC program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act, Title XIV, Public Law 110-140, 15 U.S.C 8004-8005.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issued for additional information.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grant funds will be awarded for 1 year budget/project periods. Refer to the relevant funding opportunity announcement for additional information on how assistance is awarded/ released. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grant funds will be awarded for 1 year budget/project periods. Refer to the relevant funding opportunity announcement for additional information on how assistance is awarded/ released.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issues for additional information.

Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issues for additional information.

Refer to the applicable funding opportunity announcement(s) issues for additional information.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

61-0100-0-1-554.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $0; and FY 15 est $1,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Not Applicable.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the Provisions of OMB Circular A-87 (2 CFR Part 225), OMB Circular A-102 (2 CFR Part 215), OMB Circular A-110, and OMB Circular A-133

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ann Piesen 4330 East West Hwy
, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Email: apiesen@cpsc.gov Phone: (301) 504-7261

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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