HHS Programs for Disaster Relief Appropriations Act Construction

As written in the Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, this program will fund disaster response and recovery, and other expenses directly related to Hurricane Sandy, which are in the FEMA-declared major disaster states, relevant to the following:
Costs of renovating, repairing, or rebuilding health
care facilities, child care facilities, or other social services facilities; and
Supporting the repair or rebuilding of non-Federal biomedical or behavioral research facilities.


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.

Website Address

http://www.hhs.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

These funds can be used for research, renovation and repair, constructions, and training to address the objectives identified in section 050.

Funds appropriated in this paragraph shall not be available for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance;

Amounts are designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985; and

In accordance with OMB guidance and the disaster appropriation, benefits of this project must be restricted to all or part of the FEMA declared major disaster states, which are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for additional information.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants will be required to attest (at time of application) that funds requested will not be used for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance.

Terms and Conditions of the award will stipulate that the grantee must reimburse HHS for any costs that are subsequently covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries must be those impacted by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants will be required to attest (at time of application) that funds requested will not be used for costs that are reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. Terms and Conditions of the award will stipulate that the grantee must reimburse HHS for any costs that are subsequently covered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, under a contract for insurance, or by self-insurance. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information on environmental impact information, intergovernmental review, and other preapplication coordination.

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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information on OMB circulars and application procedures.

Award Procedures

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information on awards procedures.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, Public Law 113-2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information.

Appeals

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information.

Renewals

Renewals and extensions are not allowed, unless a waiver is received.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Unless noted otherwise in the Funding Opportunity Announcement, all funds awarded must be obligated and outlaid within a 24-month period after the award date. Automatic No Costs Extensions are prohibited. Procedures for requesting a waiver will be identified in the terms and conditions of the award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: The project period and budget period will be up to 24 months. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for additional information.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for additional information on program reports.

See individual FOAs for additional information on cash reports.

See individual FOAs for additional information on progress reports.

See individual FOAs for additional information on expenditure reports.

See individual FOAs for additional information on performance monitoring.

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. See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for additional information on audits.

Records

All records must be maintained for at least three years after the end of the project period or until all audit or compliance issues are resolved, whichever is latest.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0846-0-1-552.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $66,400,000 - Construction grants through National Institutes of Health.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kathy Killian 200 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Kathy.killian@hhs.gov Phone: 202-205-1226

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See individual Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information.



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