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Fiscal Year 2000 Family Violence Prevention and Services Program-National Domestic Violence Hotline; Availability of Funds and Request for Applications

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AGENCY:

Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), DHHS.

ACTION:

Notice of the availability of funds and request for applications to establish and operate the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

SUMMARY:

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS), announces the availability of funds in fiscal year (FY) 2000 for the award of one cooperative agreement on a competitive basis to operate a national, toll-free telephone hotline to provide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence. This announcement contains all of the application materials needed to apply for this cooperative agreement.

The purpose of the national domestic violence hotline is to provide information and referral services, counseling, and assistance to victims of domestic violence, their children and other family members, and others affected by such violence and to enable them to find safety and protection in crisis situations. The successful applicant will be required to provide telephonic assistance on a 24 hour-per-day, seven day-a-week basis throughout the continental United States, and in Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

Closing Date: The closing date for submission of applications is May 17, 2000. Applications postmarked after the closing date will be classified as late. Applicants are cautioned to request a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark or to obtain a legibly dated receipt from a commercial carrier or U.S. Postal Service. Private metered postmarks shall not be accepted as proof of timely mailing. Detailed application submission instructions, including the addresses where applications must be received, are found in Part IV of this announcement.

Mailing Address: Applications should be mailed to Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management/OCSE, 4th Floor Aerospace Center, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW Washington, DC 20447; Attention: Application for Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

Number of Copies Required: One signed original application and four copies should be submitted at the time of initial submission. (OMB-0970-0062, expiration date 10/31/2001.)

Acknowledgment of Receipt: An acknowledgment will be mailed to all applicants with an identification number which will be noted on the acknowledgment. This number must be referred to in all subsequent communications with OCS concerning the application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks after the application deadline, applicants must notify ACF by telephone (202) 401-5103. Applicant should also submit a mailing label for the acknowledgment. (Note: To facilitate receipt of this acknowledgment from ACF, applicant should include a cover letter with the application containing an E-mail address and facsimile (FAX) number if these items are available to applicant.)

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of State Assistance, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447. Contact: William Riley, (202) 401-5529.

For a Copy of the Announcement, Contact: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, 5th Floor West, Washington DC 20447. Telephone: (202) 401-4787.

In addition, the announcement will be accessible on the OCS website for reading or printing at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/​programs/​ocs under “Funding Opportunities”.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This program announcement consists of four parts. Part I provides information on the legislative authority applicable to this announcement and background information on the proposed national domestic violence hotline. Part II describes the minimum requirements for the design of the hotline that the applicant must address in its Start Printed Page 14575application. Part III describes the evaluation criteria. Part IV provides information and instructions for the development and submission of an application.

The forms to be used for submitting an application follow Part IV. Please copy and use these forms in submitting an application under this announcement. No additional application materials are available or needed to submit an application.

Applicants should note that the cooperative agreement to be awarded under this program announcement is subject to the availability of funds.

Part I: General Information

A. Legislative Authority

Title III of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, (Pub. L. 98-457, 42 U.S.C. 10401, et seq.) is entitled the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (the Act). The Act was first implemented in FY 1986, was reauthorized and amended in 1992 by Pub. L. 102-295, and was reauthorized and amended for fiscal years 1996 through 2000 by Pub. L. 103-322, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Crime Bill), signed into law on September 13, 1994. The Act was most recently amended by Pub. L. 104-235, the “Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendment of 1996.”

Section 316 of the Crime Bill, the Violence Against Women Act, authorized a grant award for up to five years to provide for the operation of a national, toll-free telephone hotline to provide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.

B. Conceptual Framework and Scope of Services

The prevalence of family violence is widespread and its effective prevention and treatment requires coordination and collaboration among a broad range of legal, justice system, health, and social service providers, and advocates at the Federal, State and local levels.

To serve the wide range of expected calls effectively, the hotline must have expertise about domestic violence and services to victims of domestic violence. The staff also must understand the importance of using appropriate linkages with State and local resources to serve callers to the hotline. The benefits of a highly visible national hotline to victims and others will be directly related to the productive working relationships and coordinated provision of services between and among the hotline and State and local hotlines and other services and resources.

Calls to the hotline may range from the urgent and life-threatening to calls for general reference information. The target population to be served by the hotline is specified in the statute as “victims of domestic violence”. The hotline should be prepared to respond to the broad range of violence that occurs in the context of family and intimate relationships, domestic violence, spouse abuse, partner abuse, battering of women, sexual assault, date rape, and acquaintance rape. The hotline also will serve those less directly affected by such abuse, e.g., relatives, children of victims and other family members, friends, neighbors, perpetrators and batterers, other concerned individuals, and the general public.

In terms of the scope of the services provided by the hotline, the statute requires the provision of “information and assistance” and “counseling and referral services”. Therefore, the applicants’ proposed design and plan for operating the hotline and responding to callers is important. However, the hotline is not expected to provide extended or long-term counseling or therapy services. The fuller discussion of a problem and consideration of options is done most appropriately at the local level, given the variation in laws and services available among the States and localities.

Because domestic violence often contributes to isolation, helplessness, loss of self-esteem, and dependence, a self-help and empowerment model of services is needed. Such a model:

  • Protects and assures safety for all victims and other family members;
  • Builds on the strengths and resources of individuals and families;
  • Offers options and support for independent decision-making based on specific individual and family needs and circumstances; and
  • Assists individuals and families to obtain protection and needed services that are respectful of cultural and community characteristics.

Finally, we recognize that there is an inter-relationship between alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health (ADM) problems and domestic violence. Alcohol abuse has been demonstrated to contribute to violent behavior. Moreover, the abuse of alcohol coupled with other drugs is even more likely to be associated with severe battering incidents than is alcohol by itself. Victims of and or witnesses to domestic violence also may experience psychological consequences or turn to substance abuse to ameliorate their pain. In addition to the physical trauma resulting from acts of physical abuse, battered women suffer from a number of mental health consequences, including higher levels of depression, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide attempts, and low self-esteem. Many of the mental health consequences of spousal violence result from chronic intimidation and fear, which are often as significant as the actual, acts of physical aggression. Witnessing spousal violence contributes to the cycle of violence outside the home. There is an increased likelihood of child abuse in homes where there has already been spouse abuse.

C. Eligible Applicants

Any private nonprofit agency, organization, institution, Tribal organization, or combination thereof, is eligible to apply for these funds. The applicant nonprofit entity must submit documentation of its experience and capability to operate a 24 hour, 365 days a year, domestic violence hotline. Any nonprofit organization submitting an application must also submit proof of its nonprofit status in its application at the time of submission. Proof of nonprofit status can be accomplished by providing a copy of the applicant's listing in the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) most recent list of tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code, or by providing a copy of the currently valid IRS tax exemption certificate, or by providing a copy of the articles of incorporation bearing the seal of the State in which the corporation or association is domiciled.

D. Availability of Funds

As authorized by section 316 of the Act, the Office of Community Services will award one cooperative agreement in FY 2000 for a maximum of $1,957,000 for the implementation of the toll-free rational domestic violence hotline. The source of these funds will be the Crime Bill Trust Fund.

Non-competitive continuation grant awards for each of years two through five (FYs 2001-2004) are projected to be $2,000,000 per fiscal year subject to the availability of funds.

E. Duration of Project

The Office of Community Services will award one grant, as a cooperative agreement, for up to five years (60-month project period). The initial grant award will cover a 12-month budget period. Application for continuation funding beyond the initial 12-month budget period, but within the 60-month project period, will be considered in subsequent years on a non-competitive basis, subject to the approval of the Secretary, the availability of funds, the Start Printed Page 14576satisfactory performance of the grantee, and the determination that the continued funding and support of the project would be in the best interest of the government.

F. Cooperative Agreement

The Office of Community Services intends to support the national toll-free hotline through a cooperative agreement. A cooperative agreement is Federal financial aid in which substantial Federal involvement is anticipated. The responsibilities of the Administration for Children and Families and of the successful applicant will be identified and incorporated into the cooperative agreement during pre-award negotiations. It is anticipated that ACF responsibilities will not change the project requirements found in Part II of this announcement.

The grantee will outline a plan of interaction with OCS for implementation under a cooperative agreement including, as appropriate, activities involving Federal staff. The plan under the cooperative agreement will describe the general and specific responsibilities of the grantee and the grantor as well as foreseeable joint responsibilities. A schedule of tasks will be developed and agreed upon in addition to any special conditions relating to the implementation of the hotline.

Part II: Project Requirements

Requirements for Project Implementation

The following requirements must be met by the grantee and addressed in the application:

1. All funds received by the grantee pursuant to Section 316 of the Act must be used to establish and operate a national toll-free, telephone hotline to provide information and assistance to victims of domestic violence.

2. In establishing the hotline, the private, nonprofit entity shall:

  • Contract with a carrier for the use of a toll-free telephone line;
  • Employ, train, and supervise personnel to answer incoming calls and provide counseling and referral services on a 24-hour-a-day basis;
  • Assemble and maintain a current database of information relating to services for victims of domestic violence to which callers may be referred throughout the United States, including information on the availability of shelters that serve battered women and their children; and
  • Publicize the hotline to potential users throughout the United States.

3. To be approved by the Secretary, the application must include a complete description of the applicant's plan for the operation of a national domestic violence hotline, including description of:

  • The training program for hotline personnel;
  • The hiring criteria for hotline personnel;
  • The methods for the creation, maintenance, and updating of a resource database;
  • A plan for publicizing the availability of the hotline;
  • A plan for providing service to non-English speaking callers, including hotline personnel who speak Spanish; and
  • A plan for facilitating access to the hotline by persons with hearing impairments.

4. The applicant must demonstrate that it has:

  • Nationally recognized expertise in the operation of a domestic violence hotline and a record of high quality service to victims of domestic violence, including a demonstration of support from advocacy groups, such as domestic violence State coalitions or recognized national domestic violence groups; and
  • A commitment to diversity, and to the provision of services to ethnic, racial, and non-English speaking minorities, in addition to older individuals and individuals with disabilities.

5. The applicant must demonstrate knowledge of the field, including the range of services and the resources available for domestic violence victims, their children and family members, perpetrators and batterers, and other concerned individuals, including services and resources relating to substance and mental health problems; State and Indian tribal domestic violence laws, including the availability of legal protection; and the barriers affecting access to such services, resources and protection.

6. The applicant must demonstrate experience in providing high-quality crisis intervention, information and referral, and counseling services and support to battered women, their children, other domestic violence victims, their family and friends, batterers, and the general public through a national toll-free hotline.

7. The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health problems to incidents of domestic violence and the ability to make appropriate referrals to callers.

8. The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of the need for a national hotline for domestic violence victims, including a description of the function and limitation of the current network of national and State crisis hotlines, information lines, and State victims' referral services.

9. The applicant must provide a plan and demonstrated ability to build, maintain, and keep current a comprehensive database of resource information, including the full range of services available in local communities, the types of legal protection and services available in different States and localities, and the capability to access information.

10. The applicant must provide a detailed description of:

  • The telecommunications and computer technology that is or will be employed to establish and support the hotline, including all management functions, referral functions, resource database management functions, monitoring functions, and overall project administration and quality control, including periodic reporting to HHS;
  • The design and operation of the telephone system that will be used to provide the service; its capacity and its limitations, including information such as the capacity to facilitate the number of incoming calls, call conferencing, automatic call referral to local providers, and service integration with computers;
  • The methods that will be used to ensure that the national hotline is a confidential crisis intervention and the specific provisions that will be in place to safeguard the confidentiality of callers and ensure the proper handling of confidential or sensitive information;
  • The personnel recruitment, hiring, and training program (i.e., a description of an initial and ongoing training plan for staff and volunteers should be included in this section) that will ensure the delivery of quality crisis intervention, information and referral, assistance, and counseling services to diverse populations;
  • The specific emergency response and crisis protocol to be used, the ability to conference call (or “patch”) a caller to a local domestic violence, legal services, or mental health or substance abuse program when appropriate, and the plans for minimizing such problems as crank/obscene calls and busy signals; and
  • The methods the applicant will use to provide for the development, maintenance, and updating of a comprehensive resource database (distributed to the maximum extent appropriate); the technical capacity to link with other State and local databases in order to maintain an extensive and current resource locator or listing; the Start Printed Page 14577ability to facilitate communication among service providers to assist the provision of services; and how the information on best practices gathered through various inventories will be used to assist victims of family violence.

11. The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of the technological requirements of such a project and include a detailed timeline to provide the following services nationally:

  • 24-hour/365 days per year access;
  • Direct access to English and Spanish-speaking personnel at all times and provision for services to other non-English speaking callers and the hearing impaired;
  • Personnel (paid staff and volunteers) trained in crisis intervention, information and referral, and counseling skills;
  • Comprehensive database of current information;
  • The ability to connect callers directly to local programs or services when appropriate;
  • Emergency response protocol for callers in immediate danger; and
  • Appropriate confidentiality safeguards; and data collection and data management capability sufficient to support program administration, reporting, monitoring, and an ongoing quality assessment of the hotline service.

12. The applicant must provide a plan to coordinate, work with, and provide hotline services and data resource and referrals that make maximum use of existing domestic violence programs and resources, including, but not limited to, local and State-wide domestic violence hotlines, State Domestic Violence Coalitions, State Sexual Assault Coalitions, shelter programs, emergency services, legal services programs, national domestic violence resource centers, other existing national hotlines, and other national organizations; resources related to child abuse and youth endangerment, ADM problems, and perpetrators and batterers programs. The applicant must provide support to State and local domestic violence hotlines in response to demands generated by the national public awareness campaign.

13. The applicant must provide a description of the quality assurance system it will use to assess regularly the quality of the services being provided by the hotline and the extent to which the goals and objectives of the service are being met. The quality assurance system also must include actions to address identified problems.

14. The applicant must provide a comprehensive plan to publicize the hotline to a national audience, including efforts to ensure promotion through the national media and through targeted outreach to racially and ethnically diverse communities, older individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

15. The applicant must demonstrate the ability to staff, financially support, and programmatically administer a national project of this scope.

16. The author(s) of the application must be clearly identified together with a description of his or her current relationship to the applicant organization and any future project role he or she may have if the project is funded.

17. The applicant must provide an assurance that any information collected as a part of this grant will become the property of the Federal Government.

18. The applicant must provide an assurance that it will work with the Federal Project Officer to identify the information that will be compiled based on incoming calls including compilation of information on both maternal and child victims of domestic violence and individual and situational factors characterizing violent and abusive behavior.

19. The applicant must provide an assurance that it will comply with the grant administration requirements in 45 CFR part 74.

Part III: Evaluation Criteria

The five criteria that follow will be used to review and evaluate how each applicant has addressed the requirements stated in Part II and should be used in developing the program narrative. The point values following each criterion heading indicate the maximum numerical weight that each section will be given in the review process.

1. Need for the Project (10 Points)

Provide a detailed discussion of the need for a national domestic violence hotline of the scope being proposed. Provide a detailed analysis of the available data related to the problem being addressed (both domestic violence in general and the specific lack of a national domestic violence hotline); the strengths and limitations of other national and local crisis intervention and victim services hotline/referral services available, and the “state-of-the-art” relative to the problem being addressed by the proposal.

2. Goals and Objectives (10 Points)

Clearly state the project goals and objectives. Objectives should be stated in concrete, measurable terms which clearly identify the population(s) to be served, the type, quality, and level of service to be provided, the timeline for the establishment and delivery of services, and other project benchmarks. The anticipated demand for hotline services during the initial start-up period and a projection of the demand on an ongoing basis should be discussed, with supporting documentation. Describe the precise location of the project.

3. Approach (30 Points)

Provide a sound workable plan of action (approach) which details: How the proposed work will be accomplished; how each task relates to the project's goals and activities; identifies the key staff member responsible for the specific tasks; provides a chart indicating the timetable for completing each task, the phasing in of the tasks over time, the lead staff person, and the time committed to the task; cites factors which might accelerate or decelerate the work; justifies the approach selected over other approaches; makes maximum use of existing facilities and resources and off-the-shelf technology; describes and supports any unusual features of the project, such as design or technological innovations, reductions in cost or time, or extraordinary social or community involvement; and provides projections of the accomplishments to be achieved and identifies the activities for which Federal technical assistance, advice, or guidance as the project is implemented is anticipated and would be acceptable.

4. Results and Benefits Expected (20 Points)

Identify, in specific terms, the results and benefits to be derived from the project and relate each result and benefit to a specific objective. Indicate the aggregate number of calls expected to be received and individuals to be assisted on an annual basis, e.g., the expected volume of calls in such service areas as crisis counseling, immediate referrals to shelters, or the number of referrals made in response to non-English speaking callers. Indicate the anticipated impact on and the subsequent benefit of the national hotline to victims of domestic violence and on the existing network of State and local shelters and services. Identify the kinds of data to be collected, maintained, and updated, and discuss the criteria to be used to assure the quality of the services provided.

5. Level of Effort (30 Points)

Expertise, Commitment, and Support. The extent to which the applicant has nationally recognized expertise in the Start Printed Page 14578area of domestic violence and a record of high quality service to victims of domestic violence, including a demonstration of support from advocacy groups, such as State Domestic Violence Coalitions or recognized national domestic violence groups; the extent of the applicant's commitment to diversity, and to the provision of service to ethnic, racial, and non-English speaking minorities, older individuals, and individuals with disabilities.

Staff Background and Organizational Experience. The adequacy of the staffing pattern for the proposed project, how the individual responsibilities are linked to project tasks, and the contributions to be made by key staff. Each collaborating or cooperative organization, individual consultant, or other key individuals who will work on the project should be listed along with a description of the nature of their effort or contribution.

Competence of Staff. The background and experience of the project director and key project staff and the history and accomplishments of the organization; the qualifications of the project team including any experience with similar projects; the variety of skills, relevant educational background, and the ability to effectively manage the project and to coordinate activities with other agencies. One or two pertinent paragraphs on each key member are preferred to vitae/resumes. However, vitae/resumes may be included.

Adequacy of Resources. The adequacy of the available resources and organizational experience with regard to the tasks of the proposed project. List the financial, physical, and other resources already committed by other public and private agencies and institutions, if any. Explain how these organizations will participate in the day to day operations of the project. Letters from these agencies and organizations identifying and discussing the specifics of their commitment and participation must be included in the application.

Budget. Relate the proposed budget to the level of effort required to obtain the project objectives. Demonstrate that the project's costs are reasonable in view of the anticipated results.

Collaborative Efforts. The additional anticipated private sector resources that may be available to support or enhance the overall program. Discuss in detail and provide documentation for any proposed collaborative or coordinated efforts with other public and private agencies or organizations. Identify these agencies or organizations and explain how their participation will enhance the project. Letters from these agencies and organizations must be included discussing their interest and/or commitment in supporting this project, the stage of the planning and decision-making, and the expected level of resource commitment.

Part IV: Other Information and Instructions for the Development and Submission of Applications

A. Required Notification of the State Single Point of Contact

This program is covered under Executive Order 12372, (E.O.) “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,” and 45 CFR part 100, “Intergovernmental Review of Department of Health and Human Services Program and Activities.” Under the E.O., States may design their own processes for reviewing and commenting on proposed Federal assistance under covered programs.

All States and territories, except Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, American Samoa and Palau, have elected to participate in the E.O. process and have established a Single Point of Contact (SPOCs). Applicants from these twenty-three jurisdictions need take no action regarding E.O. 12372. Applicants for projects to be administered by Federally recognized Indian Tribes are also exempt from the requirements of E.O. 12372. Otherwise, applicants should contact their SPOCs as soon as possible to alert them of the prospective applications and receive any necessary instructions. Applicants must submit any required material to the SPOCs as soon as possible so that OCS can obtain and review SPOC comments as part of the award process. It is imperative that the applicant submit all required materials, if any, to the SPOC and indicate the date of this submittal (or the date of contact if no submittal is required) on the Standard Form 424, item 16a.

Under 45 CFR 100.8(a)(2), a SPOC has 60 days from application deadline to comment on proposed new or competing continuation awards.

SPOCs are encouraged to eliminate the submission of routine endorsements as official recommendations. Additionally, SPOCs are requested to differentiate clearly between mere advisory comments and those official State process recommendations that may trigger the “accommodate or explain” rule.

When comments are submitted directly to ACF, they should be addressed to: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Office of Grants Management/OCSE, 4th Floor Aerospace Center, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447.

A list of the Single Point of Contact for each State and Territory is included at the end of this announcement.

B. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Department is required to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval any reporting and recordkeeping requirements in regulations, including program announcements. This program announcement does not contain information requirements beyond those approved for ACF grant applications under OMB Control Number 0970-0062, expiration date 10/31/2001. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

C. Application Submission

The closing date and time for submittal of applications under this program announcement is found at the beginning of this program announcement under “Closing Date”. Applications postmarked after the closing date will be classified as late.

Deadline: Mailed applications shall be considered as meeting an announced deadline if they are either received on or before the deadline date or sent on or before the deadline date and received by ACF in time for the independent review to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management/OCSE, 4th Floor West, Aerospace Center, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447; Attention: Application for Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.

Applicants are cautioned to request a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark or to obtain a legibly dated receipt from a commercial carrier or U.S. Postal Service. Private Metered postmarks shall not be acceptable as proof of timely mailing.

Applications handcarried by applicants, applicant couriers, or by overnight/express mail couriers shall be considered as meeting an announced deadline if they are received on or before the deadline date, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., EST, Start Printed Page 14579and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management/OCSE, ACF Mailroom, 2nd Floor Loading Dock, Aerospace Center, 901 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, between Monday and Friday (excluding Federal holidays). The address must appear on the envelope/package containing the application with the note: Attention: Application for Family Violence Prevention and Services Program. (Applicants are again cautioned that express/overnight mail services do not always deliver as agreed.)

ACF cannot accommodate transmission of applications by fax or through other electronic media. Therefore, applications transmitted to ACF electronically will not be accepted regardless of date or time of submission and time of receipt.

Late Applications: Applications which do not meet the criteria above are considered late applications. ACF shall notify each late applicant that its application will not be considered in the current competition.

Extension of Deadlines: ACF may extend the deadline for all applicants because of acts of God such as floods and hurricanes, or when there is widespread disruption of the mails. A determination to waive or extend deadline requirements rests with the Chief Grants Management Officer.

D. Instructions for Preparing the Application and Completing Application Forms

1. SF 424

The SF 424 and certifications have been reprinted for your convenience in preparing the application. You should reproduce single-sided copies of these forms from the reprinted forms in the announcement, typing your information onto the copies.

At the top of the Cover Page of the SF 424, enter the single priority area number under which the application is being submitted. An application should be submitted under only one priority area.

2. SF 424A—Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs

With respect to the 424A, Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs, Sections A, B, C, E, and F are to be completed. Section D does not need to be completed.

In order to assist applicants in correctly completing the SF 424 and 424A, detailed instructions for completing these forms are contained on the forms themselves. See the Instructions accompanying the attached SF 424A, as well as the instructions set forth below.

Section A—Budget Summary

Lines 1-4

Column (a) Line 1—Enter OCS FVPS Program.

Column (b) Line 1—Enter 93.592.

Columns (c) and (d)—Not Applicable.

Columns (e), (f) and (g)—For lines 1 through 4, enter in appropriate amounts needed to support the project for the entire project period.

Line 5

Enter the figures from Line 1 for all columns completed, (e), (f), and (g).

Section B—Budget Categories

This section should contain entries for OCS funds only. For all projects, the first budget period will be entered in Column (1).

Allocability of costs is governed by applicable cost principles set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45, Parts 74 and 92.

Budget estimates for administrative costs must be supported by adequate detail for the grants officer to perform a cost analysis and review. Adequately detailed calculations for each budget object class are those which reflect estimation methods, quantities, unit costs, salaries, and other similar quantitative detail sufficient for the calculation to be duplicated. For any additional object class categories included under the object class other, identify the additional object class(es) and provide supporting calculations.

Supporting narratives and justifications are required for each budget category, with emphasis on unique/special initiatives; large dollar amounts; local, regional, or other travel; new positions; major equipment purchases; and training programs.

A detailed itemized budget with a separate budget justification for each major item should be included as indicated below:

Line 6a

Personnel—Enter the total costs of salaries and wages.

Justification—Identify the project director and staff. Specify by title or name the percentage of time allocated to the project, the individual annual salaries and the cost to the project (both Federal and non-Federal) of the organization's staff who will be working on the project.

Line 6b

Fringe Benefits—Enter the total costs of fringe benefits unless treated as part of an approved indirect cost rate which is entered on Line 6j.

Justification—Enter the total costs of fringe benefits, unless treated as part of an approved indirect cost rate. Provide a breakdown of amounts and percentages that comprise fringe benefit costs.

Line 6c

Travel—Enter total cost of all travel by employees of the project. Do not enter costs for consultant's travel.

Justification—Include the name(s) of traveler(s), total number of trips, destinations, length of stay, mileage rate, transportation costs and subsistence allowances. Traveler must be a person listed under the personnel line or employee being paid under non-federal share. (Note: Local transportation and Consultant travel costs are entered on Line 6h.)

Line 6d

Equipment—Enter the total costs of all equipment to be acquired by the project. Equipment means an article of nonexpendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of (a) the capitalization level established by the organization for financial statement purposes, or (b) $5,000. (Note: If an applicant's current rate agreement was based on another definition for equipment, such as “tangible personal property $500 or more”, the applicant shall use the definition used by the cognizant agency in determining the rate(s). However, consistent with the applicant's equipment policy, lower limits may be set.)

Justification—Equipment to be purchased with Federal funds must be required to conduct the project, and the applicant organization or its subgrantees must not already have the equipment or a reasonable facsimile available to the project.

Line 6e

Supplies—Enter the total costs of all tangible personal property other than that included on line 6d.

Justification—Provide a general description of what is being purchased such as type of supplies: office, classroom, medical, etc. Include equipment costing less than $5,000 per item.

Line 6f

Contractual—Enter the total costs of all contracts, including (1) procurement contracts (except those which belong on other lines such as equipment, supplies, etc.) and (2) contracts with secondary Start Printed Page 14580recipient organizations including delegate agencies and specific project(s) or businesses to be financed by the applicant.

Justification—Attach a list of contractors, indicating the names of the organizations, the purposes of the contracts, the estimated dollar amounts, and selection process of the awards as part of the budget justification. Also provide back-up documentation identifying the name of contractor, purpose of contract, and major cost elements.

Note 1:

Whenever the applicant/grantee intends to delegate part of the program to another agency, the applicant/grantee must submit Sections A and B of this Form SF-424A, completed for each delegate agency by agency title, along with the required supporting information referenced in the applicable instructions. The total costs of all such agencies will be part of the amount shown on Line 6f. Provide draft Request for Proposal in accordance with 45 CFR part 74, appendix A. All procurement transactions shall be conducted in a manner to provide, to the maximum extent practical, open and free competition.

Note 2:

Contractual cannot be a person—must be an organization, firm, etc. Enter Consultant cost on Line 6h.

Line 6g

Construction—Not applicable.

Line 6h

Other—Enter the total of all other costs. Such costs, where applicable, may include, but are not limited to, insurance, food, medical and dental costs (non-contractual), fees and travel paid directly to individual consultants, local transportation (all travel which does not require per diem is considered local travel), space and equipment rentals, printing and publication, computer use training costs including tuition and stipends, training service costs including wage payments to individuals and supportive service payments, and staff development costs.

Line 6j

Indirect Charges—Enter the total amount of indirect costs. This line should be used only when the applicant currently has an indirect cost rate approved by DHHS or other Federal agencies.

Line 6k

Totals—Enter the total amount of Lines 6i and 6j.

Line 7

Program Income—Enter the estimated amount of income, if any, expected to be generated from this project. Separately show expected program income generated from OCS support and income generated from other mobilized funds. Do not add or subtract this amount from the budget total. Show the nature and source of income in the program narrative statement.

Justification—Describe the nature, source and anticipated use of program income in the Program Narrative Statement.

Section C—Non-Federal Resources

This section is to record the amounts of Non-Federal resources that will be used to support the project. Non-Federal resources mean other than OCS funds for which the applicant has received a commitment. Provide a brief explanation, on a separate sheet, showing the type of contribution, broken out by Object Class Category, (See SF-424A, Section B.6) and whether it is cash or third party in-kind. The firm commitment of these required funds must be documented and submitted with the application in order to be given credit in the Criterion.

Except in unusual situations, this documentation must be in the form of letters of commitment or letters of intent from the organization(s)/individuals from which funds will be received.

Line 8

Column (a)—Enter the project title.

Column (b)—Enter the amount of cash or donations to be made by the applicant.

Column (c)—Enter the State contribution.

Column (d)—Enter the amount of cash and third party in-kind contributions to be made from all other sources.

Column (e)—Enter the total of columns (b), (c), and (d).

Lines 9, 10 and 11

Leave Blank.

Line 12

Carry the total of each column of Line 8, (b) through (e). The amount in Column (e) should be equal to the amount on Section A, Line 5, Column (f).

Justification—Describe third party in-kind contributions, if included.

Section F—Other Budget Information

Line 21

Direct Charges—Include narrative justification required under Section B for each object class category for the total project period.

Line 22

Indirect Charges—Enter the type of DHHS or other Federal agency approved indirect cost rate (provisional, predetermined, final or fixed) that will be in effect during the funding period, the estimated amount of the base to which the rate is applied and the total indirect expense. Also, enter the date the rate was approved, where applicable. Attach a copy of the approved rate agreement.

Line 23

Provide any other explanations and continuation sheets required or deemed necessary to justify or explain the budget information.

3. Project Summary Description

Clearly mark this separate page with the applicant name as shown in item 5 of the SF 424, and the title of the project as shown in item 11 of the SF 424. The summary description should not exceed 300 words. These 300 words become part of the computer database on each project.

Care should be taken to produce a summary description which accurately and concisely reflects the application. It should describe the objectives of the project, the approaches to be used and the outcomes expected. The description should also include a list of major products that will result from the proposed project, such as software packages, materials, management procedures, data collection instruments, training packages, or videos (please note that audiovisuals should be closed captioned). The project summary description, together with the information on the SF 424, will constitute the project “abstract.” It is the major source of information about the proposed project and is usually the first part of the application that the reviewers read in evaluating the application.

4. Program Narrative Statement

The Program Narrative Statement is a very important part of an application. It should be clear, concise, and address the specific requirements mentioned under the priority area description in Part II. The narrative should also provide information concerning how the application meets the evaluation criteria using the following headings:

(a) Need for the Project;

(b) Goals and Objectives;

(c) Approach;

(d) Results and Benefits; and

(e) Level of effort.

The specific information to be included under each of these headings is described in Part III, Evaluation Criteria.

The narrative should be typed double-spaced on a single-side of an 81/2″ x 11″ plain white paper, with 1″ margins on Start Printed Page 14581all sides. All pages of the narrative (including charts, references/footnotes, tables, maps, exhibits, etc.) must be sequentially numbered, beginning with “Objectives and Need for the Project” as page number one. Applicants should not submit reproductions of larger size paper, reduced to meet the size requirement.

The length of the application, including the application forms and all attachments, should not exceed 60 pages. A page is a single side of an 81/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Applicants are requested not to send pamphlets, maps, brochures or other printed material along with their application as these pose photocopy difficulties. These materials, if submitted, will not be included in the review process if they exceed the 60-page limit. Each page of the application will be counted to determine the total length.

5. Organizational Capability Statement

The Organizational Capability Statement should consist of a brief (two to three pages) background description of how the applicant organization (or the unit within the organization that will have responsibility for the project) is organized, the types and quantity of services it provides, and/or the research and management capabilities it possesses. This description should cover capabilities not included in the Program Narrative Statement. It may include descriptions of any current or previous relevant experience, or describe the competence of the project team and its demonstrated ability to produce a final product that is readily comprehensible and usable. An organization chart showing the relationship of the project to the current organization should be included.

6. Assurances/Certifications

Applicants are required to file an SF 424B, Assurances—Non-Construction Programs, and the Certification Regarding Lobbying. Both must be signed and returned with the application. In addition, applicants must certify their compliance with: (1) Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; and (2) Debarment and Other Responsibilities; and (3) Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke. These certifications are self-explanatory. Copies of these assurances/certifications are reprinted at the end of this Application Kit and should be reproduced as necessary. A duly authorized representative of the applicant organization must certify that the applicant is in compliance with these assurances/certifications. A signature on the SF 424 indicates compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Requirements, and Debarment and Other Responsibilities, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke certifications.

E. The Application Package

Each application package must include an original and four copies of the complete application. Each copy should be stapled securely (front and back if necessary) in the upper left-hand corner. All pages of the narrative (including charts, tables, maps, exhibits, etc.) must be sequentially numbered, beginning with page one. In order to facilitate handling, please do not use covers, binders or tabs. Do not include extraneous materials as attachments, such as agency promotion brochures, slides, tapes, film clips, minutes of meetings, survey instruments or articles of incorporation.

Applicants should include a self-addressed stamped acknowledgment card. All applicants will be notified automatically about the receipt of their application. If acknowledgment of receipt of your application is not received within three weeks after the deadline date, please notify ACF by telephone at (202) 401-5103.

F. Post-Award Information and Reporting Requirements

Following approval of the applications selected for funding, notice of project approval and authority to draw down project funds will be made in writing. The official award document is the Financial Assistance Award which provides the amount of Federal funds approved for use in the project, the project and budget periods for which support is provided, the terms and conditions of the award, the total project period for which support is contemplated, and the total required financial grantee participation.

General Conditions and Special Conditions (where the latter are warranted) which will be applicable to grants, grantees will be subject to the provisions of 45 CFR part 74 or 92.

Grantees will be required to submit quarterly progress and semi-annual financial reports (SF 269) throughout the project period, as well as a final progress and financial report within 90 days of the termination of the project.

Grantees are subject to the audit requirements in 45 CFR parts 74 (non-governmental), 92 (governmental), OMB Circular A-133 and OMB Circular A-128. If an applicant does not request indirect costs, it should anticipate in its budget request the cost of having an audit performed at the end of the grant period.

Section 319 of Public Law 101-121, signed into law on October 23, 1989, imposes prohibitions and requirements for disclosure and certification related to lobbying on recipients of Federal contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and loans. It provides exemptions for Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations. Current and prospective recipients (and their subtier contractors and/or grantees) are prohibited from using Federal funds, other than profits from a Federal contract, for lobbying Congress or any Federal agency in connection with the award of a contract, grant, cooperative agreement or loan. In addition, for each award action in excess of $100,000 (or $150,000 for loans) the law requires recipients and their subtier contractors and/or subgrantees (1) To certify that they have neither used nor will use any appropriated funds for payment to lobbyists; (2) to disclose the name, address, payment details, and the purpose of any agreements with lobbyists whom recipients or their subtier contractors or subgrantees will pay with profits or nonappropriated funds on or after December 22, 1989 and (3) to file quarterly up-dates about the use of lobbyists if material changes occur in their use. The law establishes civil penalties for noncompliance.

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(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.592, Family Violence Prevention and Services)

Dated: March 9, 2000.

Donald Sykes,

Director, Office of Community Services.

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Family Violence Prevention and Services Program; List of Attachments

Attachment B-1 Application for Federal Assistance

Attachment B-2 Budget Information—Non Construction Programs

Attachment B-3 Assurances—Non Construction Programs

Attachment C Certification Regarding Drug Free Requirements

Attachment D Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension

Attachment E Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Attachment F-1 Certification Regarding Lobbying

Attachment F-2 Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

Attachment G State Single Point of Contact Listing

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Instructions for the SF-424

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 45 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0043), Washington, DC 20503.

Please do not return your completed form to the Office of Management and Budget. Send it to the address provided by the sponsoring agency.

This is a standard form used by applicants as a required facesheet for preapplications and applications submitted for Federal assistance. It will be used by Federal agencies to obtain applicant certification that States which have established a review and comment procedure in response to Executive Order 12372 and have selected the program to be included in their process, have been given an opportunity to review the applicant's submission.

Item and Entry

1. Self-explanatory.

2. Date application submitted to Federal agency (or State if applicable) and applicant's control number (if applicable).

3. State use only (if applicable).

4. If this application is to continue or revise an existing award, enter present Federal identifier number. If for a new project, leave blank.

5. Legal name of applicant, name of primary organizational unit which will undertake the assistance activity, complete address of the applicant, and name and telephone number of the person to contact on matters related to this application.

6. Enter Employer Identification Number (EIN) as assigned by the Internal Revenue Service.

7. Enter the appropriate letter in the space provided.

8. Check appropriate box and enter appropriate letter(s) in the space(s) provided:

—“New” means a new assistance award.

—“Continuation” means an extension for an additional funding/budget period for a project with a projected completion date.

—“Revision” means any change in the Federal Government's financial obligation or contingent liability from an existing obligation.

9. Name of Federal agency from which assistance is being requested with this application.

10. Use the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number and title of the program under which assistance is requested.

11. Enter a brief descriptive title of the project. If more than one program is involved, you should append an explanation on a separate sheet. If appropriate (e.g., construction or real property projects), attach a map showing project location. For preapplications, use a separate sheet to provide a summary description of this project.

12. List only the largest political entities affected (e.g., State, counties, cities).

13. Self-explanatory.

14. List the applicant's Congressional District and any District(s) affected by the program or project.

15. Amount requested or to be contributed during the first funding/budget period by each contributor. Value of in-kind contributions should be included on appropriate lines as applicable. If the action will result in a dollar change to an existing award, indicate only the amount of the change. For decreases, enclose the amounts in parentheses. If both basic and supplemental amounts are included, show breakdown on an attached sheet. For multiple program funding, use totals and show breakdown using same categories as item 15.

16. Applicants should contact the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Federal Executive Order 12372 to determine whether the application is subject to the State intergovernmental review process.

17. This question applies to the applicant organization, not the person who signs as the authorized representative. Categories of debt include delinquent audit disallowances, loans and taxes.

18. To be signed by the authorized representative of the applicant. A copy of the governing body's authorization for you to sign this application as official representative must be on file in the applicant's office. (Certain Federal agencies may require that this authorization be submitted as part of the application.)

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Instructions for the SF-424A

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 180 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0044), Washington, DC 20503.

Please do not return your completed form to the Office of Management and Budget. Send it to the address provided by the sponsoring agency.

General Instructions

This form is designed so that application can be made for funds from one or more grant programs. In preparing the budget, adhere to any existing Federal grantor agency guidelines which prescribe how and whether budgeted amounts should be separately shown for different functions or activities within the program. For some programs, grantor agencies may require budgets to be separately shown by function or activity. For other programs, grantor agencies may require a breakdown by function or activity. Sections A, B, C, and D should include budget estimates for the whole project except when applying for assistance which requires Federal authorization in annual or other funding period increments. In the latter case, Sections A, B, C, and D should provide the budget for the first budget period (usually a year) and Section E should present the need for Federal Assistance in the subsequent budget periods. All applications should contain a breakdown by the object class categories shown in Lines a-k of Section B.

Section A. Budget Summary Lines 1-4 Columns (a) and (b)

For applications pertaining to a single Federal grant program (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog number) and not requiring a functional or activity breakdown, enter on Line 1 under Column (a) the Catalog program title and the Catalog number in Column (b).

For applications pertaining to a single program requiring budget amounts by multiple functions or activities, enter the name of each activity or function on each line in Column (a), and enter the Catalog number in Column (b). For applications pertaining to multiple programs where none of the programs require a breakdown by function or activity, enter the Catalog program title on each line Column (a) and the respective Catalog number on each line in Column (b).

For applications pertaining to multiple programs where one or more programs require a breakdown by function or activity, prepare a separate sheet for each program requiring the breakdown. Additional sheets should be used when one form does not provide adequate space for all breakdown of data required. However, when more than one sheet is used, the first page should provide the summary totals by programs.

Lines 1-4, Columns (c) through (g)

For new applications, leave Column (c) and (d) blank. For each line entry in Columns (a) and (b), enter in Columns (e), (f), and (g) the appropriate amounts of funds needed to support the project for the first funding period (usually a year).

For continuing grant program applications, submit these forms before the end of each funding period as required by the grantor agency. Enter in Columns (c) and (d) the estimated amounts of funds which will remain unobligated at the end of the grant funding period only if the Federal grantor agency instructions provide for this. Otherwise, leave these columns blank. Enter in columns (e) and (f) the amounts of funds needed for the upcoming period. The amount(s) in Column (g) should be the sum of amounts in Columns (e) and (f).

For supplemental grants and changes to existing grants, do not use Columns (c) and (d). Enter in Column (e) the amount of the increase or decrease of Federal funds and enter in Column (f) the amount of the increase or decrease of non-Federal funds. In Column (g) enter the new total budgeted amount (Federal and non-Federal) which includes the total previous authorized budgeted amounts plus or minus, as appropriate, the amounts shown in Column (e) and (f). The amount(s) in Column (g) should not equal the sum of amounts in Columns (e) and (f).

Line 5, Show the totals for all columns used.

Section B Budget Categories

In the column headings (1) through (4), enter the titles of the same programs, functions, and activities shown on Lines 1-4, Column (a), Section A. When additional sheets are prepared for Section A, provide similar column headings on each sheet. For each program, function or activity, fill in the total requirements for funds (both Federal and non-Federal) by object class categories.

Line 6a-i

Show the totals of Lines 6a to 6h in each column.

Line 6j

Show the amount of indirect cost.

Line 6k

Enter the total of amounts on Lines 6i and 6j. For all applications for new grants and continuation grants the total amount in column (5), Line 6k, should be the same as the total amount shown in Section A, Column (g), Line 5 .For supplemental grants and changes to grants, the total amount of the increase or decrease as shown in Columns (1)-(4), Line 6k should be the same as the sum of the amounts in Section A, Columns (e) and (f) on Line 5.

Line 7

Enter the estimated amount of income, if any, expected to be generated from thisproject. Do not add or subtract this amount from the total project amount. Show under the program narrative statement the nature and source of income. The estimated amount of program income may be considered by the Federal grantor agency in determining the total amount of the grant.

Section C. Non-Federal Resources

Lines 8-11

Enter amounts of non-Federal resources that will be used on the grant. If in-kind contributions are included, provide a brief explanation on a separate sheet.

Column (a)—Enter the program titles identical to Column (a), Section A. A breakdown by function or activity is not necessary.

Column (b)—Enter the contribution to be made by the applicant.

Column (c)—Enter the amount of the State's cash and in-kind contribution if the applicant is not a State or State agency. Applicants which are a State or State agencies should leave this column blank.

Column (d)—Enter the amount of cash and in-kind contributions to be made from all other sources.

Column (e)—Enter totals of Columns (b), (c), and (d).

Line 12

Enter the total for each of Columns (b)-(e). The amount in Column (e) should be equal to the amount on Line 5, Column (f), Section A.

Section D. Forecasted Cash Needs

Line 13

Enter the amount of cash needed by quarter from the grantor agency during the first year.

Line 14

Enter the amount of cash from all other sources needed by quarter during the first year.

Line 15

Enter the totals of amounts on Lines 13 and 14.

Section E. Budget Estimates of Federal Funds Needed for Balance of the Project

Lines 16-19

Enter in Column (a) the same grant program titles shown in Column (a), Section A. A breakdown by function or activity is not necessary. For new applications and continuation grant applications, enter in the proper columns amounts of Federal funds which will be needed to complete the program or project over the succeeding funding periods (usually in years). This section need not be completed for revisions (amendments, changes, or supplements) to funds for the current year of existing grants.

If more than four lines are needed to list the program titles, submit additional schedules as necessary.

Line 20

Enter the total for each of the Columns (b)-(e). When additional schedules are prepared for this Section, annotate accordingly and show the overall totals on this line.

Section F. Other Budget Information

Line 21

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Line 22

Enter the type of indirect rate (provisional, predetermined, final or fixed) that will be in effect during the funding period, the estimated amount of the base to which the rate is applied, and the total indirect expense.

Line 23

Provide any other explanations or comments deemed necessary.

Assurances—Non-Construction Programs

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0040), Washington, DC 20503.

Please do not return your completed form to the office of management and budget send it to the address provided by the sponsoring agency.

Note:

Certain of these assurances may not be applicable to your project or program. If you have questions, please contact the awarding agency. Further, certain Federal awarding agencies may require applicants to certify to additional assurances. If such is the case, you will be notified.

As the duly authorized representative of the applicant, I certify that the applicant:

1. Has the legal authority to apply for Federal assistance and the institutional, managerial and financial capability (including funds sufficient to pay the non-Federal share of project cost) to ensure proper planning, management and completion of the project described in this application.

2. Will give the awarding agency, the Comptroller General of the United States and, if appropriate, the State, through any authorized representative, access to and the right to examine all records, books, papers, or documents related to the award; and will establish a proper accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards or agency directives.

3. Will establish safeguards to prohibit employees from using their positions for a purpose that constitutes or presents the appearance of personal or organizational conflict of interest, or personal gain.

4. Will initiate and complete the work within the applicable time frame after receipt of approval of the awarding agency.

5. Will comply with the intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4728-4763) relating to prescribed standards for merit systems for programs funded under one of the 19 statutes or regulations specified in Appendix A or OPM's Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (5 C.F.R. 900, Subpart F).

6.Will comply with all Federal statutes relating to nondiscrimination. These include but are not limited to: (a) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin; (b) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1683, and 1685-1686), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; (c) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps; (d) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6107), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age; (e) the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-255), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of drug abuse; (f) the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-616), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination on the basis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism; (g) §§ 523 and 527 of the Public Health Service Act of 1912 (42 U.S.C. §§ 290 dd-3 and 290 ee 3), as amended, relating to confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records; (h) Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 3601 et seq.), as amended, relating to nondiscrimination in the sale, rental of financing of housing; (i) any other nondiscrimination provisions in specific statute(s) under which application for Federal assistance is being made; and, (j) the requirements of any other nondiscrimination statue(s) which may apply to the application.

7. Will comply, or has already complied, with the requirements of Titles II and III of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-646) which provide for fair and equitable treatment of persons displaced or whose property is acquired as a result of Federal or federally-assisted programs. These requirements apply to all interests in real property acquired for project purposes regardless of Federal participation in purchases.

8. Will comply, a applicable, with provisions of the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1508 and 7324-7328) which limit the political activities of employees whose principal employment activities are funded in whole or in part with Federal funds.

9. Will comply, as applicable, with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 276a to 276a-7), the Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. §276c and 18 U.S.C. § 874), and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 327-333), regarding labor standards for federally-assisted construction subagreements.

10. Will comply, if applicable, with flood insurance purchase requirements of Section 102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-234) which requires recipients in a special flood hazard area to participate in the program and to purchase flood insurance if the total cost of insurable construction and acquisition is $10,000 or more.

11. Will comply with environmental standards which may be prescribed pursuant to the following: (a) Institution of environmental quality control measures under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190) and Executive Order (EO) 11514; (b) notification of violating facilities pursuant to EO 11738; (c) protection of wetlands pursuant to EO 11990; (d) evaluation of flood hazards in floodplains in accordance with EO 11988; (e) assurance of project consistency with the approved State management program developed under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1451 et seq.); (f) conformity of Federal actions to State (Clean Air) Implementations Plans under Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act of 1955, as amended (42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq.); (g) protection of underground sources of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, as amended (P.L. 93-523); and, (h) protection of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (P.L. 93-205).

12. Will comply with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (16 U.S.C. §§ 1271 et seq.) related to protecting components or potential of the national wild and scenic rivers system.

13. Will assist the awarding agency in assuring compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. § 470), EO 11593 (identification and protection of historic properties), and the Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. §§ 469a-1 et seq.).

14. Will comply with P.L. 93-348 regarding the protection of human subjects involved in research, development, and related activities supported by this award of assistance.

15. Will comply with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-544, as amended, 7 U.S.C. §§ 2131 et seq.) pertaining to the care, handling, and treatment of warm blooded animals held for research, teaching, or other activities supported by this award of assistance.

16. Will comply with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 4801 et seq.) which prohibits the use of lead-based paint in construction or rehabilitation of residence structures.

17. Will cause to be performed the required financial and compliance audits in accordance with the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 and OMB Circular No. A-133, “Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.”

18. Will comply with all applicable requirements of all other Federal laws, executive orders, regulations, and policies governing this program.

Signature of Authorized Certifying Official

Applicant Organization

Title

Date Submitted

Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

This certification is required by the regulations implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988: 45 CFR Part 76, Subpart, F. Sections 76.630(c) and (d)(2) and 76.645(a)(1) and (b) provide that a Federal agency may designate a central receipt point for STATE-WIDE AND STATE AGENCY-WIDE certifications, and for notification of criminal drug convictions. For the Department of Health and Human Services, Start Printed Page 14588the central pint is: Division of Grants Management and Oversight, Office of Management and Acquisition, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 517-D, 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201.

Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Instructions for Certification)

1. By signing and/or submitting this application or grant agreement,the grantee is providing the certification set out below.

2. The certification set out below is a material representation of fact upon which reliance is placed when the agency awards the grant. If it is later determined that the grantee knowingly rendered a false certification, or otherwise violates the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace, Act, the agency, in addition to any other remedies available to the Federal Government, may take action authorized under the Drug-Free Workplace Act.

3. For grantees other than individuals. Alternate I applies.

4. For grantees who are individuals, Alternate II applies.

5. Workplaces under grants, for grantees other than individuals, need not be identified on the certification, If known, they may be identified in the grant application. If the grantee does not identify the workplaces at the time of application, or upon award, if there is no application, the grantee must keep the identity of the workplace(s) on file in its office and make the information available for Federal inspection. Failure to identify all known workplaces constitutes a violation of the grantee's drug-free workplace requirements.

6. Workplace identifications must include the actual address of buildings (or parts of buildings) or other sites where work under the grant takes place. Categorical descriptions may be used (e.g., all vehicles of a mass transit authority of State highway department while in operation, State employees in each local unemployment office, performers in concert halls or radio studios).

7. If the workplace identified to the agency changes during the performance of the grant, the grantee shall inform the agency of the change(s), if it previously identified the workplaces in question (see paragraph five).

8. Definitions of terms in the Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment common rule and Drug-Free Workplace common rule apply to this certification. Grantees' attention is called, in particular, to the following definitions from these rules:

Controlled substance means a controlled substance in Schedules I through V of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and as further defined by regulation (21 CFR 1308.11 through 13208.15);

Conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the Federal or State criminal drug statutes;

Criminal drug statute means a Federal or non-Federal criminal statute involving the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, use, or possession of any controlled substance;

Employee means the employee of a grantee directly engaged in the performance of work under a grant, including: (i) All direct charge employees; (ii) All indirect charge employees unless their impact or involvement is insignificant to the performance of the grant; and, (iii) Temporary personnel and consultants who are directly engaged in the performance of work under the grant and who are on the grantee's payroll. This definition does not include workers not on the payroll of the grantee (e.g., volunteers, even if used to meet a matching requirement; consultants or independent contractors not on the grantee's payroll; or employees of subrecipients or subcontractors in covered workplaces).

Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

Alternate I. (Grantees Other Than Individuals)

The grantee certifies that it will or will continue to provide a drug-free workplace by:

(a) Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee's workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition;

(b) Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about—

(1) The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;

(2) The grantee's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;

(3) Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and

(4) The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace;

(c) Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph (a);

(d) Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (a) that, as a condition of employment under the grant, the employee will—

(1) Abide by the terms of the statement; and

(2) Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace no later than five calendar days after such conviction;

(e) Notifying the agency in writing, within ten calendar days after receiving notice under paragraph (d)(2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction. Employers of convicted employees must provide notice, including position title, to every grant officer or other designee on whose grant activity the convicted employee was working, unless the Federal agency has designated a central point for the receipt of such notices. Notice shall include the identification number(s) of each affected grant;

(f) Take one of the following action, within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under paragraph (d)(2), with respect to any employee who is so convicted—

(1) Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination, consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; or

(2) Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency;

(g) Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f).

(B) The grantee may inset in the space provided below the site(s) for the performance of work done in connection with the specific grant:

Place of Performance (Street address, city, county, state, zip code)

Check if there are workplaces on file that are not identified here.

Alternate II. (Grantees Who Are Individuals)

(a) The grantee certifies that, as a condition of the grant, he or she will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in conducting any activity with the grant;

(b) If convicted of a criminal drug offense resulting from a violation occurring during the conduct of any grant activity, he or she will report the conviction, in writing, within 10 calendar days of the conviction, to every grant officer or other designee, unless the Federal agency designates a central point for the receipt of such notices. When notice is made to such a central point, it shall include the identification number(s) of each effected grant. [55 FR 21690, 21702, May 25, 1990]

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters—Primary Covered Transactions

Instructions for Certification

1. By signing and submitting this proposal, the prospective primary participant is providing the certification set out below.

2. The inability of a person to provide the certification required below will not necessarily result in denial of participation in this covered transaction. The prospective participant shall submit an explanation of why it cannot provide the certification set out below. The certification or explanation will be considered in connection with the department or agency's determination whether to enter into the transaction. However, failure of the prospective primary participant to furnish a certification or an explanation shall disqualify such person from participation in this transaction.

3. The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when the department or agency determined to enter into this transaction. If it is later determined that the prospective primary participant knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or Start Printed Page 14589agency may terminate this transaction for cause of default.

4. The prospective primary participant shall provide immediate written notice to the department or agency to which this proposal is submitted if at any time the prospective primary participant learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances.

5. The terms covered transaction, debarred, suspended, ineligible, lower tier covered transaction, participant, person, primary covered transaction, principal, proposal, and voluntarily excluded, as used in this clause, have the meanings set out in the Definitions and Coverage sections of the rules implementing Executive Order 12549. You may contact the department or agency to which this proposal is being submitted for assistance in obtaining a copy of those regulations.

6. The prospective primary participant agrees by submitting this proposal that, should the proposed covered transaction be entered into, it shall not knowingly enter into any lower tier covered transaction with a person who is proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, debarred, suspended, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this covered transaction, unless authorized by the department or agency entering into this transaction.

7. The prospective primary participant further agrees by submitting this proposal that it will include the clause titled “Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion-Lower Tier Covered Transaction,” provided by the department or agency entering into this covered transaction, without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions.

8. A participant in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective participant in a lower tier covered transaction that it is not proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from the covered transaction, unless it knows that the certification is erroneous. A participant may decide the method and frequency by which it determines the eligibility of its principals. Each participant may, but is not required to, check the List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs.

9. Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render in good faith the certification required by this clause. The knowledge and information of a participant is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings.

10. Except for transactions authorized under paragraph 6 of these instructions, if a participant in a covered transaction knowingly enters into a lower tier covered transaction with a person who is proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, suspended debarred, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency may terminate this transaction for cause or default.

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters—Primary Covered Transactions

(1) The prospective primary participant certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief, that it and its principals:

(a) Are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded by any Federal department of agency;

(b) Have not within a three-year period preceding this proposal been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property;

(c) Are not presently indicted for or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity (Federal, State or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (1)(b) of this certification; and

(d) Have not within a three-year period preceding this application/proposal had one or more public transactions (Federal, State or local) terminated for cause or default.

(2) Where the prospective primary participant is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, such prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal.

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions

Instructions for Certification

1. By signing and submitting this proposal, the prospective lower tier participant is providing the certification set out below.

2. The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was entered into. If it is later determined that the prospective lower tier participant knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government the department or agency with which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.

3. The prospective lower tier participant shall provide immediate written notice to the person to which this proposal is submitted if at any time the prospective lower tier participant learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or had become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances.

4. The terms covered transaction, debarred, suspended, ineligible, lower tier covered transaction, participant, person, primary covered transaction, principal, proposal, and voluntarily excluded, as used in this cause, have the meaning set out in the Definitions and Coverage sections of rules implementing Executive Order 12549. You may contact the person to which this proposal is submitted for assistance in obtaining a copy of those regulations.

5. The prospective lower tier participant agrees by submitting his proposal that, [[Page 33043]] should the proposed covered transaction be entered into, it shall not knowingly enter into any lower tier covered transaction with a person who is proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, debarred, suspended, declared ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this covered transaction, unless authorized by the department or agency with which this transaction originated.

6. The prospective lower tier participant further agrees by submitting this proposal that it will include this clause titled “Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transaction,” without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions.

7. A participant in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective participant in a lower tier covered transaction that it is not proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions, unless it knows that the certification is erroneous. A participant may decide the method and frequency by which it determines the eligibility of its principals. Each participant may, but is not required to, check the List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs.

8. Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render in good faith the certification required by this clause. The knowledge and information of a participant is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings.

9. Except for transactions authorized under paragraph 5 of these instructions, if a participant in a covered transaction knowingly enters into a lower tier covered transaction with a person who is proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, suspended, debarred, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency with which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.

Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility an Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions

(1) The prospective lower tier participant certifies, by submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily Start Printed Page 14590excluded from participation in this transaction by any Federal department or agency.

(2) Where the prospective lower tier participant is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, such prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal.

Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Public Law 103227, Part C Environmental Tobacco Smoke, also known as the Pro Children Act of 1994, requires that smoking not be permitted in any portion of any indoor routinely owned or leased or contracted for by an entity and used routinely or regularly for provision of health, day care, education, or library services to children under the age of 18, if the services are funded by Federal programs either directly or through State or local governments, by Federal grant, contract, loan, or loan guarantee. The law does not apply to children's services provided in private residences, facilities funded solely by Medicare or Medicaid funds, and portions of facilities used for inpatient drug or alcohol treatment. Failure to comply with the provisions of the law may result in the imposition of a civil monetary penalty of up to $1000 per day and/or the imposition of an administrative compliance order on the responsible entity. By signing and submitting this application the applicant/grantee certifies that it will comply with the requirements of the Act.

The applicant/grantee further agrees that it will require the language of this certification be included in any subawards which contain provisions for the children's services and that all subgrantees shall certify accordingly.

Certification Regarding Lobbying

Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative Agreements

The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:

(1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of an agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.

(2) If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, “Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,” in accordance with its instructions.

(3) The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.

Statement for Loan Guarantees and Loan Insurance

The undersigned states, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:

If any funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a loan, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL “Disclosure form to Report Lobbying,” in accordance with its instructions. Submission of this statement is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.

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Attachment F-2

Instructions for Completion of SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities

This disclosure form shall be completed by the reporting entity, whether subawardee or prime Federal recipient, at the initiation or receipt of a covered Federal action, or a material change to a previous filing, pursuant to title 31 U.S.C. section 1352. The filing of a form is required for each payment or agreement to make payment to any lobbying entity for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with a covered Federal action. Complete all items that apply for both the initial filing and material change report. Refer to the implementing guidance published by the Office of Management and Budget for additional information.

1. Identify the type of covered Federal action for which lobbying activity is and/or has been secured to influence the outcome of a covered Federal action.

2. Identify the status of the covered Federal action.

3. Identify the appropriate classification of this report. If this is a followup report caused by a material change to the information previously reported, enter the year and quarter in which the change occurred. Enter the date of the last previously submitted report by this reporting entity for this covered Federal action.

4. Enter the full name, address, city, State and zip code of the reporting entity. Include Congressional District, if known. Check the appropriate classification of the reporting entity that designates if it is, or expects to be, a prime or subaward recipient. Identify the tier of the subawardee, e.g., the first subawardee of the prime is the 1st tier. Subawards include but are not limited to subcontracts, subgrants and contract awards under grants.

5. If the organization filing the report in item 4 checks “Subawardee,” then enter the full name, address, city, State and zip code of the prime Federal recipient. Include Congressional District, if known.

6. Enter the name of the Federal agency making the award or loan commitment. Include at least one organizational level below agency name, if known. For example, Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard.

7. Enter the Federal program name or description for the covered Federal action (item 1). If known, enter the full Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for grants, cooperative agreements, loans, and loan commitments.

8. Enter the most appropriate Federal identifying number available for the Federal action identified in item 1 (e.g., Request for Proposal (RFP) number; Invitation for Bid (IFB) number; grant announcement number; the contract, grant, or loan award number; the application/proposal control number assigned by the Federal agency). Include prefixes, e.g., “RFP-DE-90-001.”

9. For a covered Federal action where there has been an award or loan commitment by the Federal agency, enter the Federal amount of the award/loan commitment for the prime entity identified in item 4 or 5.

10. (a) Enter the name, address, city, State and zip code of the lobbying registrant under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 engaged by the reporting entity identified in item 4 to influence the covered Federal action.

(b) Enter the full names of the individual(s) performing services, and include full address if different from 10(a). Enter Last Name, First Name, and Middle Initial (MI).

11. The certifying official shall sign and date the form, print his/her name, title, and telephone number.

According to the Paperwork Reduction Act, as amended, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. The valid OMB control number for this information collection is OMB No. 0348-0046. Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0348-0046), Washington, DC 20503.

Attachment G

State Single Point of Contact Listing Maintained by OMB

In accordance with Executive Order #12371, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,” Section 4, “the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) shall maintain a list of official State entities designated by the States to review and coordinate proposed Federal financial assistance and direct Federal development.” This attached listing is the OFFICIAL OMB LISTING. This listing is also published in the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance biannually

August 23, 1999—OMB State Single Point of Contact Listing*

Arizona

Joni Saad

Arizona State Clearinghouse

3800 N. Central Avenue

Fourteenth Floor

Phoenix, Arizona 85012

Telephone: (602) 280-1315

FAX: (602) 280-8144

Arkansas

Mr. Tracy L. Copeland

Manager, State Clearinghouse

Office of Intergovernmental Services

Department of Finance and Administration

515 W. 7th St., Room 412

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

Telephone: (501) 682-1074

FAX: (501) 682-5206

California

Grants Coordination

State Clearinghouse

Office of Planning & Research

1400 Tenth Street, Room 121

Sacramento, California 95814

Telephone: (916) 445-0613

FAX: (916) 323-3018

Delaware

Francine Booth

State Single Point of Contact

Executive Department

Office of the Budget

540 S. Dupont Highway—Suite 5

Dover, Delaware 19901

Telephone: (302) 739-3326

FAX: (302) 739-5661

District of Columbia

Charles Nichols

State Single Point of Contact

Office of Grants Mgmt. & Dev.

717 14th Street, N.W. Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20005

Telephone: (202) 727-1700 (direct)

(202) 727-6537 (secretary)

FAX: (202) 727-1617

Florida

Florida State Clearinghouse

Department of Community Affairs

2555 Shumard Oak Blvd.

Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100

Telephone: (850) 922-5438

FAX: (850) 414-0479

Contact: Cherie Trainor (850) 414-5495

Georgia

Deborah Stephens, Coordinator

Georgia State Clearinghouse

270 Washington Street, S.W.—8th Floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Telephone: (404) 656-3855

FAX: (404) 656-7901

Illinois

Virginia Bova, State Single Point of Contact

Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs

James R. Thompson Center

100 West Randolph, Suite 3-400

Chicago, Illinois 60601

Telephone: (312) 814-6028

FAX: (312) 814-1800

Indiana

Renee Miller

State Budget Agency

212 State House

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2796

Telephone: (317) 233-2971 (directline)

FAX: (317) 233-3323

Iowa

Steven R. McCann

Division for Community Assistance

Iowa Department of Economic Development

200 East Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Telephone: (515) 242-4719

FAX: (515) 242-4809

Kentucky

Kevin J. Goldsmith, Director

Sandra Brewer, Executive Secretary

Intergovernmental Affairs

Office of the Governor

700 Capitol Avenue

Frankfort, Kentucky 40601Start Printed Page 14593

Telephone: (502) 564-2611

FAX: (502) 564-0437

Maine

Joyce Benson

State Planning Office

184 State Street

38 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

Telephone: (202) 287-3261

FAX: (202) 287-6489

Maryland

Linda Janey

Manager, Plan & Project Review

Maryland Office of Planning

301 W. Preston Street—Room 1104

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2365

Staff Contact: Linda Janey

Telephone: (410) 767-4490

FAX: (410) 767-4480

Michigan

Richard Pfaff

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

660 Plaza Drive—Suite 1900

Detroit, Michigan 48226

Telephone: (313) 961-4266

FAX: (313) 961-4869

Mississippi

Cathy Mallette

Clearinghouse Officer

Department of Finance and Administration

550 High Street

303 Walters Sillers Building

Jackson, Mississippi 39201-3087

Telephone: (601) 359-6762

FAX: (601) 359-6758

Missouri

Lois Phol

Federal Assistance Clearinghouse

Office of Administration

P.O. Box 809

Jefferson Building, 9th Floor

Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

Telephone: (314) 751-4834

FAX: (314) 751-7819

Nevada

Department of Administration

State Clearinghouse

209 E. Musser Street, Room 220

Carson City, Nevada 89710

Telephone: (702) 687-4065

FAX: (702) 687-3983

Contact: Heather Elliot (702) 687-6367

New Hampshire

Jeffrey H. Taylor

Director, New Hampshire Office of State Planning

Attn: Intergovernmental Review Process

Mike Blake

21/2 Beacon Street

Concord, New Hampshire 03301

Telephone: (603) 271-2155

FAX: (603) 271-1728

New Mexico

Nick Mandell

Local Government Division

Room 201 Bataan Memorial Building

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87503

Telephone: (505) 827-3640

FAX: (505) 827-4984

New York

New York State Clearinghouse

Division of the Budget

State Capitol

Albany, New York 12224

Telephone: (518) 474-1605

FAX: (518) 486-5617

North Carolina

Jeanette Furney

North Carolina Department of Administration

116 West Jones Street—Suite 5106

Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-8003

Telephone: (919) 733-7232

FAX: (919) 733-9571

North Dakota

North Dakota Single Point of Contact

Office of Intergovernmental Assistance

600 East Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0170

Telephone: (701) 224-2094

FAX: (701) 224-2308

Rhode Island

Kevin Nelson, Review Coordinator

Department of Administration

Division of Planning

One Capitol Hill, 4th Floor

Providence, Rhode Island 02908-5870

Telephone: (401) 277-2656

FAX: (401) 277-2083

South Carolina

Omeagia Burgess

State Single Point of Contact

Budget and Control Board

Office of State Budget

1122 Ladies Street—12th Floor

Columbia, South Carolina 29201

Telephone: (803) 734-0494

FAX: (803) 734-0645

Texas

Tom Adams

Governor's Office

Director, Intergovernmental Coordination

P.O. Box 12428

Austin, Texas 78711

Telephone: (512) 463-1771

FAX: (512) 936-2681

Utah

Carolyn Wright

Utah State Clearinghouse

Office of Planning and Budget

Room 116 State Capitol

Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

Telephone: (801) 538-1027

FAX: (801) 538-1547

West Virginia

Fred Cutlip, Director

Community Development Division

W. Virginia Development Office

Building #6, Room 553

Charleston, West Virginia 25305

Telephone: (304) 558-4010

FAX: (304) 558-3248

Wisconsin

Jeff Smith

Section Chief, Federal/State Relations

Wisconsin Department of Administration

101 East Wilson Street—6th Floor

P.O. Box 7868

Madison, Wisconsin 53707

Telephone: (608) 266-0267

FAX: (608) 267-6931

Wyoming

Sandy Ross

State Single Point of Contact

Department of Administration and Information

2001 Capitol Avenue, Room 214

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-5492

FAX: (307) 777-3696

Territories

Guam

Joseph Rivera, Acting Director

Bureau of Budget and Management Research

Office of the Governor

P.O. Box 2950

Agana, Guam 96932

Telephone: (671) 475-9411 or 9412

FAX: (671) 472-2825

Puerto Rico

Jose Caballero-Mercado, Chairman

Puerto Rico Planning Board

Federal Proposals Review Office

Minillas Government Center

P.O. Box 41119

San Juan, Puerto Rico 00940-1119

Telephone: (787) 727-4444

(787) 723-6190

FAX: (787) 724-3270

North Marina Islands

Mr. Alvaro A. Santos, Executive Officer

Office of Management and Budget

Officer of the Governor

Saipan, MP 96950

Telephone: (670) 664-2256

FAX: (670) 664-2272

Contact person: Ms. Jacoba T. Seman, Federal Programs Coordinator

Telephone: (670) 664-2289

FAX: (670) 664-2272

Virgin Islands

Nellon Bowry

Director, Office of Management and Budget

#41 Norregade Emancipation Garden

Station, Second Floor

Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802

Please direct all questions and correspondence about intergovernmental review to: Linda Clarke Telephone (809) 774-0750 FAX: (809) 776-0069.

If you would like a copy of this list faxed to your office, please call our publications office at: (202) 395-9068

*In accordance with Executive Order #12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,” this listing represents the designed State Single Points of Contact. The jurisdictions not listed no longer participate in the process BUT GRANT APPLICANTS ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT EVEN IF YOUR STATE, TERRITORY, COMMONWEALTH, ETC DOES NOT HAVE A “STATE SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT.” STATES WITHOUT “STATE SINGLE POINTS OF CONTACT” INCLUDE: Alabama, Alaska; American Samoa; Colorado; Connecticut; Hawaii; Idaho; Kansas; Louisiana; Massachusetts, Minnesota; Montana; Nebraska; New Jersey; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Palau; Start Printed Page 14594Pennsylvania; South Dakota; Tennessee; Vermont, Virginia; and Washington. This list is based on the most current information provided by the States. Information on any changes or apparent errors should be provided to the Office of Management and Budget and the State in question. Changes to the list will only be made upon formal notification by the State. Also, this listing is published biannually in the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance.

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