Special Programs for the Aging, Title VII, Chapter 2, Long Term Care Ombudsman Services for Older Individuals

The principal role of this Ombudsman Program is to investigate and resolve complaints made by or on behalf of residents of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

Ombudsmen also promote policies and practices needed to improve the quality of care and life in long-term care facilities
and educate both consumers and providers about residents' rights and good care practices.

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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices.

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

http://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Human Services, Vermont Agency Of $ 76,418   2018-10-012020-09-30
Social And Health Services, Washington State Department Of $ 326,590   2018-10-012020-09-30
Aging, Idaho Commission On $ 76,418   2018-10-012020-09-30
Aging & Long-term Services Department, New Mexico $ 98,799   2018-10-012020-09-30
Aging, Maryland Department Of $ 264,536   2018-10-012020-09-30
Elderly Affairs, Rhode Island Dept Of $ 76,418   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health And Senior Services, Missouri Department Of $ 289,263   2018-10-012020-09-30
Indiana Family And Social Services Administration $ 297,832   2018-10-012020-09-30
Health And Human Services, New Hampshire Dept Of $ 76,418   2018-10-012020-09-30
Aging, California Department Of $ 1,600,345   2018-10-012020-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are awarded to States to develop or strengthen service systems through designated State Agencies on Aging, Area Agencies on Aging and other entities.

Funds under this Title and Chapter are included in State aging plans covering 2, 3, or 4 years, with annual revisions as necessary, submitted for approval to the Assistant Secretary for Aging.

Funds must be used to design and implement programs for the provision of long-term care ombudsman services for individuals living in long-term care facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All States and U.S.

Territories which have State Agencies on Aging designated by the governors.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals residing in long-term care facilities or requiring assistance in entering or transferring from such facilities.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicable costs and administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with Part 75 of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not 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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Consult the appropriate Regional Office for State application instructions. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for listing).

Award Procedures

The Administration for Community Living awards funds through a statutory formula to State Agencies on Aging.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended, Section 702 (a).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

States and territories are entitled to these grants by statute.

Appeals

Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR 16.

Renewals

Applications are submitted for a 2-, 3-, or 4-year period and revised as necessary.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory Formula: This program has minimum funding requirements, see funding agency for further details. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

One year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Federal Financial Report, SF-425.

Federal Financial Report,SF-425.

as noted in the Program Announcement.

SF-425.

as noted in the Program Announcement.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year. Except as noted in 45 CFR Part 75.500.

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

(Formula Grants) FY 16 $15,837,665; FY 17 est $15,814,316; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY15 Range: $9,829 - $1,618,546; Average: $280,824.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 92 and 45 CFR 1324 (renumbered effective July 1, 2016)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Administrator, Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.).

Headquarters Office

Louise Ryan Dept of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living 330 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Louise.Ryan@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 206-615-2514

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Awards are made on a non-competitive basis.



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