National Family Caregiver Support, Title VI, Part C, Grants To Indian Tribes And Native Hawaiians

To assist Indian Tribal Organizations in providing multifaceted systems of support services for: (1) Family caregivers; and (2) grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.

Services to be provided include: information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers
in gaining access to the services; individual counseling and caregiver training to assist the caregivers in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles; respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - Administration on Aging Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listings.)
Website Address

http://www.aoa.gov



Program Accomplishments

In fiscal years 2007 and 2008, it is estimated that 109 grants will be made to Tribal Organizations. Funds are provided to Indian Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations to provide multifaceted systems or support services for family caregivers and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This authority is for making grants to Indian Tribal Organizations under Title VI-C to enable the provision of multifaceted systems of support services for family caregivers; and for grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Indian Tribal Organizations and Native Hawaiian organizations with approved applications under Title VI, Parts A and B.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Family caregivers, grandparents, and older individuals who are relative caregivers will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Parts 74 and 92 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Standard application forms will be provided and may be used for this program.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Administration on Aging in the development of the application.

THis program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.

Application Procedures

Grant applications are submitted in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration on Aging (AoA) and will be published in the Federal Register. As specified in the program announcement, application forms and instructions may be obtained by writing to the U.S. Administration on Aging, Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Grants Management, Washington, DC 20001.

Award Procedures

After review and approval, notification of award will be issued to the grantee, along with appropriate notification to the public.

Deadlines

Grants are awarded as specified in guidelines published in the Federal Register.

Authorization

Older Americans Act, as amended, Public Law 106-501; Public Law 109-365, Title VI, Part C.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Grants are approved approximately 60 to 90 days from closing date or receipt of application.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with the HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 1326 and 1328.

Renewals

Renewals are issued as outlined in the program announcement published in the Federal Register.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

One year.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial status reports and program progress reports are required annually.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133, (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of State and Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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 is exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in OMB Circular No. A-133.

Records

Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0142-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $6,241,000; FY 08 $6,268,335; and FY 09 est $6,316,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$14,510 to $59,310; $31,048.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR Part 74, 45 CFR Part 92.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Administration on Aging Regional Administrator, Administration on Aging, Department of Health and Human Services, located at all HHS Federal Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listings.)

Headquarters Office

Yvonne Jackson, Office for American Indian, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiian Programs, Administration on Aging, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: (202) 357-3501. E-mail: Yvonne.Jackson@aoa.hhs.gov.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria are published in the Federal Register.



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