Affordable Care Act (ACA) Health Profession Opportunity Grants

To provide education and training to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: The grants to be funded in FY 2017 are non-competing continuation grants for those grants that were competitively awarded in FY 2015.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Rogue Community College District $ 8,758,608   2015-09-302020-09-29
Social Services, South Carolina Department Of $ 8,029,432   2015-09-302020-09-29
Edmonds Community College $ 8,971,764   2015-09-302020-09-29
Social Services, Missouri Department Of $ 8,959,446   2015-09-302020-09-29
Workplace Inc, The $ 8,349,792   2015-09-302020-09-29
Community Action Project Of Tulsa County, Inc. $ 7,837,707   2015-09-302020-09-29
Alamo Community College District $ 9,000,000   2015-09-302020-09-29
Commerce, Kansas Department Of $ 9,000,000   2015-09-302020-09-29
Pima County Community College District $ 8,936,119   2015-09-302020-09-29
Schenectady County Community College $ 9,000,000   2015-09-302020-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: In FY 2016, 32 grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2017: It is anticipated that 32 grants will be awarded in FY 2017. Fiscal Year 2018: It is anticipated that 32 grants will be awarded in FY 2018.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds may be used to provide education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to either experience labor shortages or be in high demand.

Funds may be used for participant supportive services, including financial aid, child care, and case management.

Section 2005(a) (other than paragraph (6)) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C § 1397d(a)) applies to grants awarded in this program to the same extent and in the same manner as such section applies to payments to States under this Title XX of the Social Security Act (the Social Services Block Grant).

All funds are set aside for discretionary activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An eligible applicant is a State, an Indian tribe or tribal organization, an institution of higher education, a local workforce investment board established under section 117 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered under the National Apprenticeship Act or a community-based organization.

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

Non-profit organizations applying for funding are required to submit proof of their non-profit status. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

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. Complete application instructions were given in the Funding Opportunity Announcements (Nos. HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FY-0952 and HHS-2015-ACF-OFA-FX-0951).

Award Procedures

Grant applications are reviewed and evaluated by objective review panels using the criteria given in the Funding Opportunity Announcement. Each panel is made up of experts with knowledge and experience in the area under review.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

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. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program uses the project period system of funding. Projects are programmatically approved for support in their entirety, but are funded in annual increments called budget periods. Through a competitive process HPOG projects are approved for five year project periods. Each new budget period begins September 30. In general, funding for each budget period must be obligated within the budget period. Recipients are required to submit a non-competing continuation application and semi-annual performance progress reports as a prerequisite for approval and funding of each subsequent budget period within the approved project period. Funding for each budget period is contingent on satisfactory progress, the availability of funds, and the continued best interests of the Federal government. 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

Grantees must submit semi-annual performance progress reports.

Each semi-annual progress report is due no later than 30 days after the end of the reporting period.

Grantees must 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.

The SF 425 FFR will be used to report Financial Status and Cash Transactions.

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

Grantees must submit semi-annual performance progress reports.

Each semi-annual progress report is due no later than 30 days after the end of the reporting period.

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.

The SF 425 FFR will be used to report Financial Status and Cash Transactions.

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

Federal staff primarily use the semi-annual performance progress reports for the purpose of performance monitoring.

Actual progress is compared to projected outcomes.

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.

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

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $71,920,000; FY 17 est $64,555,000; and FY 18 est $71,920,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The range is $889,896 - $3,000,000. The average is 2,247,500.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Specific program requirements are contained in the Funding Opportunity Announcement 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

Stanley Koutstaal 330 C ST SW, Suite 3026 Washington DC 20201 , Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: stanley.koutstaal@acf.hhs.gov Phone: 202-401-5457 Fax: 202-205-5887

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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