Demonstration Projects to Address Health Professions Workforce Needs


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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds can be used to provide education and training to eligible individuals interested in entering the healthcare field.

This funding must be used to provide education and training for occupations in the health care field.

The occupations must pay well, either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

Eligible individuals are individuals receiving assistance under the State TANF program or other low income individuals as described by the applicant.

At least three grants must be awarded to an eligible Indian Tribe, Tribal Organization or Tribal College or University.

The entire $80,000,000 will be used for discretionary grants.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This demonstration project is to provide low-income individuals with opportunities for education, training, and career advancement to address health professions workforce needs.

Eligible individuals may obtain education and training for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligible individual beneficiaries are individuals receiving assistance under the State TANF program; or other low-income individuals described by the eligible entity in its application for a grant under this section.

Credentials/Documentation

To be determined. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

To be determined.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have consulted with the State agency responsible for administering the State TANF program, the local workforce investment board in the area in which the project is to be conducted (unless the applicant is such board), the State workforce investment board established under section 111 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and the State Apprenticeship Agency recognized under the Act of August 16, 1937 (commonly known as the "National Apprenticeship Act ) (or if no agency has been recognized in the State, the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor) and that the project will be carried out in coordination with such entities.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

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 Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. None.

Award Procedures

Grant applications are reviewed by a panel of non-federal professionals with expertise in the field.

Deadlines

Jun 01, 2010 to Jun 30, 2010 The deadline for the receipt of applications is stated in the Program Announcement.

Authorization

Social Security Act, Title XX , Section 2008, Public Law 111-148, 42 U.S.C 1397.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 60 to 90 days. Each year following the initial competitive funding, non-competitive continuation applications will be received and processed within 60-90 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. None.
This program does not have MOE requirements. None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are available for not less than one year and not more than five years. Renewal funding for multiple-year grants is dependent upon grantee performance and availability of funds.
Budget period: September 29, 2010 - September 30, 2011 (one year budget period ). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are drawn down by grantees on a periodic basis, typically each month.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

An eligible entity awarded a grant to conduct a demonstration project under this program shall submit interim reports to the Secretary on the activities carried out under the project and a final report on such activities upon the conclusion of the entities participation in the project.

Such reports shall include assessments of the effectiveness of such activities with respect to improving outcomes for the eligible individuals participating in the project and with respect to addressing health professions workforce needs in the areas in which the project is conducted.

The grantees shall submit an annual Financial Status Report (FSR).

An FSR is due no later than 90 days after the end of the applicable 12 month period and failure to submit these timely could affect future funding.

Until HHS has migrated to the SF 425 FFR, award recipients will utilize the SF 269-Financial Status Report and the SF 272-Cash Transaction Report.

The report is an accounting of expenditures under the project that year.

An eligible entity awarded a grant to conduct a demonstration project under this program shall submit interim reports to the Secretary on the activities carried out under the project and a final report on such activities upon the conclusion of the entities participation in the project.

Such reports shall include assessments of the effectiveness of such activities with respect to improving outcomes for the eligible individuals participating in the project and with respect to addressing health professions workforce needs in the areas in which the project is conducted.

The grantees shall submit an annual Financial Status Report (FSR).

An FSR is due no later than 90 days after the end of the applicable 12 month period and failure to submit these timely could affect future funding.

Until HHS has migrated to the SF 425 FFR, award recipients will utilize the SF 269-Financial Status Report and the SF 272-Cash Transaction Report.

The report is an accounting of expenditures under the project that year.

No performance monitoring is required.

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. This Circular is issued pursuant to the Single Audit Act of 1984, Public Law 98-502, and the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996, Public Law 104-156. It sets forth standards for obtaining consistency and uniformity among Federal agencies for the audit of States, local governments, and non-profit organizations expending Federal awards

Records

All financial records are to be maintained for 3 years after termination of the project or until audit is completed, whichever comes first.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-1534-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $80,000,000; FY 11 est $80,000,000 - None.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range is $2,000,000 - $5,000,000. The grant average is $3,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Specific program requirements are contained in the Funding Opportunity Announcement, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement. The HHS Grants Policy Statement can be found at: http://www.hhs.gov/asrt/og/aboutog/grantsnet.html

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Robin Y. McDonald, 370 L"Enfant Proemade, S.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20447 Email: Robin.McDonald@acf.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 401-5587.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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