Voting Access For Individuals With Disabilities-Grants For Protection And Advocacy Systems
ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Help America Vote Act, Title II, Subtitle D, Part 5, Section 291; Public Law 107-252.
Grants are awarded to: (1) establish, expand and improve access to and participate in the election process by individuals with a full range of disabilities; and (2) provide training and technical assistance to P&As to establish or improve voting access for individuals with disabilities.
Types of Assistance
Formula Grants; Project Grants.
Uses and Use Restrictions
To assist States to ensure full participation in the electoral process of individuals with disabilities. Funds are available until expended.
States and Territories who have a Protection and Advocacy System in place in accordance with the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000.
Individuals with full-range of disabilities.
Cost will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92.
Application and Award Process
This program is not eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs."
Assurances as required by law.
Funds will be awarded annually in accordance with announcement or application instructions.
As specified in announcement or application instructions.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 16.
Formula and Matching Requirements
The statistical factor used for fund distribution is the resident population in each State. No State or Territory will receive less than $70,000 and $35,000 respectively. There is no matching requirement. T/TA awards for P&As a 7% set-aside of total funding amount.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are awarded annually.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual program and annual financial status reports are required.
Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements of 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92.
Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if all findings have not been resolved.
(Grants) FY 07 $4,491,900; FY 08 $4,916,000; and FY 09 est $4,916,000. T&TA P&A set-aside: FY 07 $338,100; FY 08 $340,000; and FY 09 est $340,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
P&As $70,000 or $30,000.
FY 07 55 grants to P&As and 2 grants for T&TA set-aside for a total of 57. Funding of 57 grants will continue in FY 08 and we anticipate 57 grant awards in FY 09.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR Parts 74 and 92, Grant Administrative Requirements.
Regional or Local Office
Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201. Contact: Melvenia Wright. Telephone: (202) 690-5557.
Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. Contact: Melvenia Wright. Telephone: (202) 690-5557.
Web Site Address
93.617, Voting Access For Individuals With Disabilities-Grants To States
Examples of Funded Projects
Criteria for Selecting Proposals