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.
In FY 05, 57 grant awards were made to States and Territories. It is estimated that 57 grant awards will be made to States and Territories in FY 06.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used to plan for, develop outreach strategies for, and carry out services for individuals with traumatic brain injury as authorized in the Section 1253 of the PHS Act .Grant funds must supplement, not supplant, nonfederal funds available in the State in which the protection and advocacy system is established.
Grants are directly awarded to the system established in the State to protect and advocate the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, as outlined in the "Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000," as amended October 30, 2000 by Public Law 106-420 (45 USC 6041 et seq.).
Grants are also available to the Protection and Advocacy Organization established to serve the Native American Consortium.
Individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.
Grants are directly awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to the system established in the State to protect and advocate the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, as outlined in the "Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000", as amended April 16, 2008 by the "Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008."
Sections 1253, 300d-531, of the Public Health Service Act, Title V, 42 U.S.C. 290aa, et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Formula provisions are stated in the authorizing legislation, Section 1253 of the Public Health Service Act. Subject to appropriated funding, allotments are equal to an amount bearing the same ratio to the total amount appropriated for the fiscal year involved as the population of the State in which the grantee is located bears to the population of all States. State allotments (including the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) will be no less than $50,000 and no U.S. Territory, including a protection and advocacy system serving the American Indian consortium, shall be no less than $20,000.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Each allotment is available for obligation over a 24-month period; payments are made through an Electronic Transfer System.
Post Assistance Requirements
Each protection and advocacy system that receives payment shall report according to the Uniform Reporting System established under the cooperative agreement between the Administrator, HRSA, and the Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities."
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.
All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
(Grants) FY 07 $2,970,000; FY 08 $2,947,590; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$20,000 to $117,267; $52,105.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable.
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Janie Martin-Heppel, Program Officer, Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury Program, Division of Services for Children with Special Healthcare Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18A-18, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301-443-2370.
Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch; Telephone: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch; Telephone: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch; Telephone: (301) 443-3288.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications for allotments must fulfill statutory requirements.