Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program

To improve access to rehabilitation and other services for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their families with an emphasis on early diagnosis and intervention, and access to medical home and system of care.



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 - None.

Administration for Community Living - Independent Living Administration.
Website Address

http://www.acl.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Human Services, Colorado Department Of $ 1,030,943   2011-03-012014-10-31
Idaho State University $ 1,380,945   2006-08-012014-03-31
Health & Human Services, North Carolina Department Of $ 1,350,000   2006-04-012014-03-31
Indiana Family And Social Services Administration $ 1,351,196   2006-04-012014-03-31
Virginia Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services $ 1,368,600   2006-04-012014-03-31
Public Health, Iowa Department Of $ 1,350,000   2006-04-012014-03-31
Opportunities For Ohioans With Disabilities Agency $ 1,113,500   2006-04-012013-03-31
Health And Human Services, Maine Department Of $ 300,000   2008-04-012011-03-31
District Of Columbia, Government Of $ 283,143   2008-04-012011-03-31
Human Services, Colorado Department Of $ 0   2010-11-012011-02-28



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project grants to States are to improve access to health and other Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related services for people of all ages across the United States.

Any State seeking TBI grant funds is required to agree to establish or have an advisory board within the appropriate health department of the State or within another department as designated by the Chief Executive Officer of the State.

The Board's composition as specified must include representatives of the involved State agencies; public and nonprofit private health related organizations; disability advisory or planning groups; members of an organization or foundation representing individuals with TBI; State and local injury control programs if they exist, and a substantial number of individuals with TBI and/or their family members.

These grants are to be used in building a statewide system to assure access to comprehensive and coordinated TBI services.

Grants can address a wide range of activities and should reflect gaps or needed system change identified through the statewide TBI needs assessment.

Funds under this announcement may not be used for the following purposes: construction projects or for pre-award costs (reimbursement is not given for costs incurred prior to receiving the award) or to support primary injury prevention initiatives, research initiatives, or the provision of direct services.

For any available grant funds in excess of $10,000,000, distribution of grants will be at the discretion of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and will be made according to the criteria communicated to the States via a grant solicitation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State, Territorial governments, and Federally recognized Indian Tribal government and Native American organizations are eligible to apply for funding under the TBI grant program.

The application for Implementation Partnership funds may only come from the State agency designated as the lead for TBI services.

The State maternal and child health program is expected to be involved in the program.

Only one application from each State may enter the review process and be considered for an award under this program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals with TBI and their families, including those in high risk groups, such as children and youth, the elderly, Native Americans and Alaska Natives, military service members and veterans.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual ACL funding opportunity announcement 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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. ACL requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the ACL program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.

Award Procedures

Application forms are submitted through a centralized depository and received by the awarding agency, Administration for Community Living. Applicants generally apply under a program announcement indicating all the necessary application procedures to be followed.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title XII, Section 1252 (42 USC 300d-52) as amended by the Children?s Health Act of 2000, sec.1304, PL 106-310, as further amended by the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008, sec. 6(a), PL 110-206.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

No renewals; grants are approved for three to five years for TBI State Implementation Grants.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Cost Sharing/Matching is required for this program per § 1252(c) of the Public Health Service Act. The State or Territory must agree to make available non-Federal contributions in an amount that is not less than $1 for each $2 of Federal funds provided under the grant. Non-Federal funds may be cash or in-kind and fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services. State, Territorial or Indian Tribal government contributions may not include any amounts provided by the Federal government. The match, as required by the TBI legislation, must come from State or local sources and may be governmental or non-governmental resources. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made annually in accordance with the project period method of awarding grants. Payments are made through a Letter of Credit or Cash Demand System. Project periods are for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program Progress Reports are due semi-annually (within 30 days following each six month period), effective with the start date of the award.

This report must be submitted as a ?note? using an authorized GrantSolutions account.

Grantees are required to submit annual financial status reports (SF 425), which are due 30 days following each twelve month reporting period.

You must reconcile your cash accounts with your expenditures for the reporting period and submit a cumulative report each year.

A final report is due 90 days after the expiration date of the project period and must reconcile with the final cash portion reported on line 10c.

The awardee will be required to submit performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see the program announcement and notice of award for details for each required report).

The awardee must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter.

A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) according to the following schedule: http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Grantee_Info/Reporting.aspx .

A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.

If applicable, the awardee must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends.

New awards (?Type 1?) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.

L.

109?282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110?252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.

Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient?s and subrecipient?s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (FFATA details are available online at http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Grantee_Info/FFATA.aspx).

Competing continuation awardees, etc.

may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.

Grantees are required to submit annual financial status reports (SF 425), which are due 30 days following each twelve month reporting period.

You must reconcile your cash accounts with your expenditures for the reporting period and submit a cumulative report each year.

A final report is due 90 days after the expiration date of the project period and must reconcile with the final cash portion reported on line 10c.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0412-0-1-506.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $4,984,432; FY 17 est $4,734,432; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Program transferred from HRSA to ACL 6-1-16.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 to $250,000; average $249,252.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Administration for Community Living - Independent Living Administration.

Headquarters Office

Elizabeth Leef 330 C Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: elizabeth.leef@acl.hhs.gov Phone: (202) 475-2482

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed by nonfederal consultants who make recommendations to the Administrator of Community Living. The Administrator will approve projects which best promote the purposes of TBI grants. Review criteria: The following review criteria apply to State Grants: (1) The extent to which the State demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the problem ? inadequate access to rehabilitation and other services - and associated contributing factors to the problem; (2) The extent to which the State proposes a plan to address barriers to accessing rehabilitation and other services by engaging in the four identified program activities: information and referral services, professional training, screening, and resource facilitation; (3) The strength and effectiveness of the method proposed to monitor and evaluate progress towards goals and the project results as well as how data on persons served will be gathered; (4) The extent to which the State proposes a plan to continually assess the impact of grant activities on individuals with TBI and their families; (5) The extent to which project personnel are qualified by training and/or experience to implement and carry out the statewide plan objectives. (6) Reasonableness of the proposed budget, and effectiveness of the proposed plan to accomplish the goals and objectives the State has for its TBI program.



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