Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Request for Applications under the Office of Community Services' Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program.
The Office of Community Services announces that competing applications will be accepted for new grants pursuant to the Secretary's authority under Section 674(b) of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act, as amended by the Community Opportunities, Accountability, and Training, and Educational Services (Coats) Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, (Pub. L. 105-285). This program announcement consists of seven parts. Part A provides information on the legislative authority and defines terms used in the program announcement. Part B describes the purposes of the program, the priority areas that will be considered for funding, and which organizations are eligible to apply in each priority area. Part C provides details on application prerequisites, anticipated amounts of funds available in each priority area, estimated number of grants to be awarded, and other grant-related information. Part D provides information on application procedures including the availability of forms, where to submit an application, criteria for initial screening of applications, and project evaluation criteria. Part E provides guidance on the content of an application package. Part F provides instructions for completing an application. Part G details post-award requirements.
Closing Date: The closing date for submission of applications is July 19, 2000. Applications postmarked after the closing date will be classified as late. Applications that are handcarried will be classified as late if they are received after 4:30 p.m., EST, on the deadline date. 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 addresses where applications must be sent are found in Part D of this program announcement.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Margaret Washnitzer, Director, Division of State Assistance, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447 (202) 401-9343. This program announcement is accessible on the OCS web site for reading or downloading at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs/kits1.htm
Additional copies of this program announcement can be obtained by calling (202) 401-4787.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number is “93.570.” This Program announcement title is “Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity-Building Program.”
1. Legislative Authority
Section 674(b)(2) of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Act of 1981, (Pub. L. 97-35) as amended by the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998, (Public Law 105-285) authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to utilize a percentage of appropriated funds for training, technical assistance, planning, evaluation, performance measurement, monitoring to correct programmatic deficiencies of eligible entities, reporting and data collection activities related to programs or projects carried out under the CSBG Act . The Secretary may carry out these activities through grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements. For the purpose of improving program quality (including quality of financial management practices), management information and reporting systems, and measurement of program results, and for the purpose of ensuring responsiveness to identified local needs, the Secretary is required to distribute funds directly to eligible entities, or statewide or local organizations or associations with demonstrated expertise in providing training to individuals and organizations on methods of effectively addressing the needs of low-income families and communities. The Secretary may carry out the remaining activities through appropriate entities.
The process for determining the technical assistance, training and capacity-building activities to be carried out must (a) ensure that the needs of Community Action Agencies and programs relating to improving program quality, including financial management practices, are addressed to the maximum extent feasible; and (b) incorporate mechanisms to ensure responsiveness to local needs, including an on-going procedure for obtaining input from State and national networks of eligible entities. Thus, the CSBG Monitoring and Assessment Task Force (MATF) continues to focus on implementation of the Results-Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) system to increase program quality and management within the Community Services Network. The Task Force has taken a comprehensive Start Printed Page 35354approach to monitoring including establishing national goals and outcome measures; reviewing data needs relevant to these outcome measures; and assessing technical assistance and training provided toward capacity building within the Community Services Network.
2. Definitions of Terms
For purposes of the FY 2000 CSBG Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program, the following definitions apply:
Eligible entity means any organization that was officially designated as a community action agency (CAA) or a community action program under Section 673(1) of the Community Services Block Grant Act, as amended by the Human Services Amendments of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-252), and meets all the requirements under Section 676B of the CSBG Act, as amended by the Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998. All eligible entities are current recipients of Community Services Block Grant funds, including migrant and seasonal farmworker organizations that received CSBG funding in the previous fiscal year. In cases where eligible entity status is unclear, a final determination will be made by OCS/ACF.
Performance Measure is a tool used to objectively assess how a program is accomplishing its mission through the delivery of products, services, and activities.
Outcome Measures are indicators, which focus on the direct results one wants to have on customers.
Results-Oriented Management and Accountability System (ROMA) is a partnership approach to the administration of the Community Services Block Grant program. It involves setting goals and strategies for developing plans and techniques that focus on a results-oriented performance based model for management.
Training is an educational activity or event which is designed to impart knowledge, understanding, or increase the development of skills. Such training activities may be in the form of assembled events such as workshops, seminars, or conferences or programs of self-instructional activities.
Technical assistance is an activity, generally utilizing the services of an expert (often a peer), aimed at enhancing capacity, improving programs and systems, or solving specific problems. Such services may be provided proactively to improve systems or as an intervention to solve specific problems. Telephone or other communications systems may provide services on-site.
State means all of the States and the District of Columbia. Except where specifically noted, for purposes of this program announcement, it also means Territory.
Territory refers to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Local service providers are local public or private non-profit agencies that receive Community Services Block Grant funds from States to provide services to, or undertake activities on behalf of, low-income people.
Nationwide refers to the scope of the technical assistance, training, data collection, or other capacity-building projects to be undertaken with grant funds. Nationwide projects must provide for the implementation of technical assistance, training or data collection for all or a significant number of States, and the local service providers who administer CSBG funds.
Statewide refers to training, technical assistance and other capacity-building activities undertaken with grant funds and available to one or more Community Action Agencies in a State, as needed and appropriate.
Community Services Network refers to the various organizations involved in planning and implementing programs funded through the Community Services Block Grant or providing training, technical assistance or support to them. The network includes local Community Action Agencies and other eligible entities; State CSBG offices and their national association; CAA State, regional and national associations; and related organizations which collaborate and participate with Community Action Agencies and other eligible entities in their efforts on behalf of low-income people.
Program technology exchange refers to the process of sharing expert technical and programmatic information, models, strategies and approaches among the various partners in the Community Services Network. This may be done through written case studies, guides, seminars, technical assistance, and other mechanisms.
Capacity-building refers to activities that assist Community Action Agencies and other eligible entities to improve or enhance their overall or specific capability to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate programs efficiently and effectively to produce results. This may include upgrading internal financial management or computer systems, establishing new external linkages with other organizations, improving board functioning, adding or refining a program component or replicating techniques or programs piloted in another local community, or other cost effective improvements.
Regional Networks refers to CAA State Associations within a region.
Part B—Purposes/Program Priority Areas
The principal purpose of this T&TA funding is to stimulate and support planning, training, technical assistance and data collection activities that strengthen the Community Services Network. New and revised techniques and tools are needed to fundamentally change the way the Network does business on a daily basis.
In addition, there are specific changes in the CSBG Act as amended in 1998 that mandate that OCS implement data collection and performance measurement systems by Fiscal Year 2001. The system developed under the leadership of OCS is called the Results-Oriented Management and Accountability system (ROMA). Technical assistance and training activities described in this program announcement are also impacted by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-62), which requires that Federal programs describe expected program outcomes, and by the National Monitoring and Assessment Task Force (MATF) established by the Director of the Office of Community Services (OCS) to develop and implement a process (ROMA) to assist the Community Services Network to manage for results. Thus, the importance of strong technical assistance, training, planning and data collection is essential to ensure a results-oriented strategy for the management and delivery of services to low-income people.
OCS is soliciting applications that implement these legislative mandates in a systematic manner on a nationwide, statewide or local basis, as appropriate to the priority area. OCS believes that identifying training and technical assistance needs requires substantial involvement of eligible entities working in partnership at local, State and national levels. OCS also anticipates that the recipients of awards under the FY 2000 Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program can be expected to implement the approved project(s) without substantial Federal agency involvement and direction. Therefore, funds will be provided in the form of grants.
Activities under Sub-Priority Areas 1.1, National Training and Technical Assistance, and 2.4, Strengthening CAA Capacity on Legal Issues Toward Start Printed Page 35355Problem Solving will be carried out under a continuation grant in FY 2000 without further competition, and are included in the Availability of Funds section of this announcement. The National Association of Community Action Agencies is the grantee for Sub-Priority Area 1.1 and CAPLAW for Sub-Priority Area 2.4.
Priority areas of the Office of Community Services' Fiscal Year 2000 Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program are as follows:
Priority Area 1.0: Training and Technical Assistance for the Community Services Network
1.1 National Training and Technical Assistance
1.2 Statewide Partnership Grants to Implement ROMA
1.3 Technical Assistance for Special Initiatives
1.4 Technical Assistance to Measure Civic/Social Capital Development
1.5 Leadership Development
This priority area addresses the development and implementation of coordinated, comprehensive, nationwide or, where appropriate, statewide training and/or technical assistance programs to assist State CSBG staff, staff of State and regional organizations representing eligible entities, and staff of local service providers which receive funding under the CSBG Act, to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to plan, administer, implement, monitor, and evaluate programs designed to ameliorate the causes of poverty in local communities. Proposals should include a description of how the applicant will collaborate with State CSBG staff and local service providers.
Sub-Priority Area 1.1: National Training and Technical Assistance
Training and technical assistance under this sub-priority area are being supported as a continuation grant in FY 2000 and, therefore, will not be competed.
Sub-Priority Area 1.2: Statewide Partnership Grants To Implement ROMA
The purpose of this sub-priority area is to provide training and technical assistance to Community Action Agencies in implementing ROMA State CAA Associations, in partnership with State CSBG Administrators, are eligible to apply for grants under this sub-priority area. An applicant will be considered under this sub-priority area only if 90 percent of the CAAs in the State have begun implementing ROMA at the time the applicant's proposal is written. All eligible entities must provide evidence that there has been coordination with the appropriate State CSBG office in developing their applications. OCS is particularly interested in train-the-trainer curricula and implementation strategies. Consideration will be given to partnerships, which have demonstrated statewide train-the-trainer capacity and wish to broaden their outreach to other selected States. These statewide grants will be awarded to one entity per State.
Eligible applicants: State CAA Associations, in partnership with State CSBG Administrators.
Sub-Priority Area 1.3: Technical Assistance for Special Initiatives
Issues of crime, violence, drug abuse, unemployment, poverty, family breakdown, and inadequate education and training of many young people to attain productive employment in an increasingly technological labor market, threaten the safety and viability of many urban communities. Grantees funded under this sub-priority area will provide technical assistance to CAAs to assist them in developing and implementing collaborative community-wide strategies, effective organizational working relationships, and special initiatives among CAAs and other organization(s) focusing on issues of crime, violence, family breakdowns, drug abuse and poverty in a culturally sensitive way. Emphasis will be on assisting CAAs to assist in developing minority leadership and bring together the various community, business, labor, voluntary, educational, civil rights, and governmental sectors required to develop model local strategies to improve conditions in low-income, urban communities. Applicants are encouraged to develop applications in collaboration with at least one other national private, non-profit organization, which has a substantial track record in formulating strategies to improve conditions in low-income urban communities. This nationwide training and technical assistance program should be designed as a 3 year project. Funding for years 2 and 3 will be contingent upon the availability of funds and the agency's priorities.
Eligible applicants: Private non-profit organizations in collaboration with a national organization.
Sub-Priority Area 1.4: Technical Assistance to Measure Civic/Social Capital Development
Civic capital refers to the relationships and affiliations—social networks, norms, obligations, expectations, and information channels—that enable community stakeholders to coordinate their resources to address mutual problems. Empirical studies suggest that improvements in community conditions and the social, economic, and physical well-being of residents are closely associated with the extent of civic capital in that community. Communities experiencing socio-economic distress typically lack strong neighborhood institutions and associations that serve as centers for civic activity; residents suffer isolation, disengaged from the broader society, supportive institutions, and one another.
Elements of the ROMA Community Goals and Community Scaling Tool reflect the important role of CAAs in developing civic capital. Historically, CAAs provided a nexus for individuals and community organizations to engage in mutual problemsolving. In more recent years, funding requirements and scarce resources shifted CAA priorities toward delivering direct services.
OCS seeks to promote community action network efforts in conceiving and implementing strategies that strengthen civic capital within communities. OCS will fund one or more projects that address this issue in a pragmatic, practitioner-oriented manner, providing operational tools for CAAs. Proposals may focus on: (1) Identifying lessons from case studies of current community-based efforts to enhance civic capital; (2) preparing a manual on planning, organizing, and undertaking various approaches to civic capital development in different community contexts; (3) assessing the roles and relationships among community organizations, neighborhood governance systems, and local government in developing civic capital; (4) preparing and utilizing measures of civic capital; (5) undertaking demonstration projects to increase participation of community residents in civic activity; or (6) other projects which help CAAs to advance the field of civic capital development. Applications from partnerships of organizations with collective experience in development, operation, documentation, and evaluation of comprehensive community-building initiatives are encouraged. Such collaborations may include: CAAs, community groups and associations, schools, religious institutions, service providers, policy research institutes, local foundations, or already formed community partnerships which team with national organizations, e.g., Free to Grow Initiative which focuses on building stronger communities as a way Start Printed Page 35356to battle a variety of substance abuses with Head Start and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Applicant CAAs should have a demonstrated ability to bring multiple stakeholders together in order to address common issues or problems and experience in the use of scales to measure community-level outcomes. Applicants should include a plan that describes how results will be shared with the Community Services Network.
Eligible applicants: Community Action Agencies or CAAs in partnership with other organizations/institutions.
Sub-Priority Area 1.5: Leadership Development
Periodically institutions and organizations need to change if they are to remain vital. The ability to recognize this need and to facilitate the development of new visions to bring about change is called leadership. No matter how large or small an organization, it needs leadership to survive. OCS is interested in funding effective models of leadership training specifically adapted to the needs of the CAA network in the new millennium. The proposed model needs to have the capacity to serve a two or three region area, meeting both rural and urban needs. Applicants will be funded for three years and must be able to provide leadership training to all State and local CAA Directors and State CAA Directors and Board Chairpersons in the region during that period. Training must be in depth and focus on the changing face of poverty in the new millennium. The curriculum should cover effective new interventions; strategic planning around community needs, developing and managing performance based systems and outcome measurement, (ROMA); staff training, organizing and managing fiscal accountability systems, boards of directors development and governance and program specific modules to cover large programs such as Head Start, WIC, LIHEAP, etc.
Proposals should include: a description of which multi-regional setting is to be served; a plan for how a third of the targeted audience will be recruited and served; examples of the various curriculum and faculty to be used; commitments for partnerships with institutions of higher learning, if any. Commitments for innovative matching funding up to 20%; a description of an advisory panel mechanism to guide the project; and performance goals and measurement.
Eligible applicants: CAAs, private non-profits organization, or CAA Association/State partnerships.
Priority Area 2.0: CAA Capacity Building
2.1 Collection, Analysis and Dissemination of Information on the CSBG Activities Nationwide
2.2 Local Capacity Building
2.3 Peer-to-Peer Intervention
2.4 Strengthening CAA Capacity to Address Legal Issues
This priority area addresses activities to assist Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to enhance their ability to plan, manage, deliver and evaluate programs to achieve results. This includes support for the continuation and improvement of: (a) CSBG voluntary data collection, analysis, dissemination and utilization; (b) program and management techniques; (c) computer skills and electronic networking; (d) peer-to-peer intervention to avert CAA crisis management; and (e) legal assistance to assist Community Action Agencies to further the understanding (i.e., special initiatives) of legal frameworks.
Sub-Priority Area 2.1: Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination of Information on CSBG Activities Nationwide
The purpose of this sub-priority area is to fund a project to improve the collection, analysis, dissemination and utilization of data and information on CSBG activities and effective approaches to ameliorating poverty. This includes the development of a CSBG data collection instrument and a plan for the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on FY 1998, and FY 1999 programs on a nationwide basis through a process that relies on Voluntary State cooperation. The information should be comprehensive enough and disseminated in such formats as to enable State and local service providers to improve their planning, management and delivery of services and to assure that the general public has a clear understanding of those programs and their outcomes. Of particular importance is the continued knowledge building and development of the concepts and technologies of results-oriented management in order to meet the requirements of the CSBG Act as amended in 1998 and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. This priority also includes computer technology for Community Action Agencies and other partners in the Community Services Network for two specific objectives: (1) Their ability to participate in the information highway, and (2) their ability to use and disseminate data, research, and information regarding poverty issues, particularly activities and outcomes of the Community Services Network.
The project developed under this sub-priority area should be for a three-year period.
Eligible applicants: Private non-profit organizations with demonstrated expertise in data collection on a nationwide basis and knowledge of and experience with the Community Services Network.
Sub-Priority Area 2.2: Local Capacity Building
The purpose of this sub-priority area is to promote management efficiency and program productivity. It is essential that local CAAs and other partners in the Community Services Network share effective program/management techniques and information systems technology being used and/or developed by eligible entities to address various aspects of poverty and the implementation of ROMA by the Community Services Network. Grants under this sub-priority area will be made to Community Action Agencies to promote local CAA capacity building. Activities may include sharing of model needs assessment tools; sharing of effective data processing innovations; development of effective community organizing techniques; development of effective self assessment tools; demonstration of scaling techniques; use of tracking systems; internal and external communication networks; effective integration of information systems; and sharing successful leveraging strategies. Applicants must include a plan that describes how the results will be shared with the larger Community Services Network.
Eligible applicants: Community Action Agencies
Sub-Priority Area 2.3: Peer-to-Peer Crisis Intervention
The purpose of this sub-priority area is to strengthen the fiscal and management capacity of eligible entities. OCS will fund several organizations to develop and implement strategies to provide coordinated, timely peer-to-peer technical assistance and crisis aversion intervention strategies for CAAs which have identified themselves as experiencing programmatic, administrative, board, and/or fiscal management problems. Such technical assistance should be designed to prevent fiscal and management problems from deteriorating into crisis situations that could threaten the capacity of CAAs to provide quality services to their communities or give rise to possible termination. In a written Start Printed Page 35357agreement with selected CAAs, the applicant will coordinate and deploy the technical assistance resources of experienced individuals within the Community Services Network or other agencies which administer similar programs to assist low-income individuals in the identification and resolution of problems, through necessary actions, including training, to ensure that relevant and timely assistance is provided. Such assistance may be requested to assist the agency in resolving adverse program monitoring or audit findings, improve or upgrade financial management systems, prevent losses of funds, avert serious deterioration of the board of directors, or other immediate assistance to CAAs as requested. To the extent feasible, the applicant will be expected to develop an expert technical assistance resource bank of experienced individuals from the Community Services Network who may be deployed to provide peer technical assistance.
Eligible applicants: Community Action Agencies and other eligible entities and statewide organizations or associations of Community Action Agencies.
Sub-Priority Area 2.4: Strengthening CAA Capacity To Address Legal Issues
Technical assistance under this sub-priority area is being supported as a continuation grant in FY 2000 and, therefore, will not be competed.
Priority Area 3.0: State CSBG Capacity Building
This priority area addresses special activities to State CSBG Administrators to enhance their capacity to assist eligible entities in strengthening their administrative and programmatic capabilities to resolve special structural, financial and programmatic problems.
Sub-Priority Area 3.1: Special Technical Assistance
States are required under the Community Services Block Grant Act to determine whether eligible entities meet the performance goals, administrative standards, financial management requirements and other requirements of the States and to conduct regular on-site reviews of eligible entities. When a State determines that an eligible entity has a deficiency that must be corrected, the CSBG legislation mandates that the State offer an eligible entity training and technical assistance, if appropriate, to help correct such a deficiency. States may support this T&TA with the CSBG funds remaining after it has made grants to eligible entities. However OCS recognizes that in some instances the problem to be addressed may be of such a complex or pervasive nature that it cannot be adequately addressed with the resources available to the State CSBG Administrator.
The purpose of this Sub-Priority Area is to provide funding to States to support interventions in cases where an eligible entity is in a crisis situation. The goal of this sub-priority area is to stabilize eligible entities in crisis and to correct programmatic deficiencies to preclude the need for termination hearings and proceedings. The CSBG legislation mandates that States provide training and technical assistance prior to any termination procedures. It also requires States to carry out corrective activities and to monitor all eligible entities at least every three years.
Applications for funding under this sub-priority area may be submitted at any time prior to August 31, 2000. Application should include a description of the major problems; indication of who will provide the technical assistance, i.e., peer, State, consultant, other; an agreed upon timetable with the “at risk” entity for assistance; and an abstract which summarizes the activities covered in this priority area.
Since the CSBG Act mandates that the Secretary assist States in carrying out activities to address corrective actions, States submitting applications under this Sub-Priority Area will not be competing with other States for funding. Applicants who supplement the funding provided under this Sub-Priority with other State funds will be looked upon favorably.
OCS will review each application based on the Criteria for Review and Evaluation of Applications Submitted under Sub-Priority Area 3.1 found in Part D of this Program Announcement. Applications receiving a score of 80 or more will be considered for funding.
Eligible Applicants: State CSBG Administrators
Part C—Application Prerequisites
1. Eligible Applicants
See individual sub-priority areas in Part B.
2. Availability of Funds
The total amount of funds available for grant awards in FY 2000 is expected to be $2,350,000 of which $700,000 is committed for continuation grants. Amounts expected to be available and numbers of grants under each sub-priority area stated in Part B are as follows:
|Sub-priority area||Approx. funds available||Estimated number of grants|
|1.1 National Training and Technical Assistance (CB) 1||500,000||1.|
|1.2 Statewide Partnership Grants to Implement ROMA Goals (RM)||600,000||Approximately 8 grants.|
|1.3 TA for Special Initiatives (UI)||100,000||1.|
|1.4 TA to Measure Civic/Social Capital Development (CS)||250,000||Approximately 2 grants.|
|1.5 Leadership Development (LD)||200,000||Approximately 2 grants.|
|2.1 Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination of Information on CSBG Activities Nationwide (IS)||450,000||1.|
|2.2 Local Capacity-Building (CP)||300,000||Approximately 10 grants.|
|2.3 Peer-to-Peer Crisis Intervention (PP)||500,000||Approximately 3 grants.|
|2.4 Strengthening CAA Capacity to Address Legal Issues (LF) 1||200,000||1.|
|3.1 Special Technical Assistance (ST)||400,000||Approximately 20 grants.|
|Total||2,400,000||Approximately 49 grants.|
|1 Represent continuation grants in the amount of $700,000.|
3. Project and Budget Periods
For projects included in the FY 2000 CSBG T&TA Program Announcement, the project and budget periods are 12 months with the exception of grants under Sub-Priority Area 1.3 Technical Assistance for Special Initiatives, 1.5 Leadership Development and 2.1 which will be made for a 12 month budget period and a three year project period. Continuation grants under Sub-Priority Areas 1.1 and 2.4 will be made for 12-month budget periods. Future funding will be contingent upon the availability of funds and the agency's priorities. Start Printed Page 35358
4. Project Beneficiaries
The overall intended beneficiaries of the projects to be funded under the FY 2000 CSBG T&TA Program Announcement are the various “partners” in the Community Services Network. Specific beneficiaries are indicated under each sub-priority area in Part B. It is the intent of OCS, through funding provided under this program announcement, to significantly strengthen the capacity of State and regional CAA associations to provide technical assistance and support to local service providers; to strengthen the capacity of State CSBG offices to collect and disseminate accurate and reliable data and to provide support for local service providers; and to enhance the capacities of local service providers themselves. The ultimate beneficiaries of improved program management, data and information collection and dissemination, and service quality of local service providers are low-income individuals, families, and communities.
5. Sub-Contracting or Delegating Projects
OCS will not fund any project where the role of the applicant is primarily to serve as a conduit for funds to organizations other than the applicant. This prohibition does not bar the making of subgrants or subcontracting for specific services or activities needed to conduct the project. However, the applicant must have a substantive role in the implementation of the project for which funding is requested.
6. Number of Projects in Application
Separate applications must be made for each sub-priority area. An applicant will receive only one grant in a sub-priority area and no more than two grants under this FY 2000 CSBG T&TA Program Announcement. Applicants that receive more than one grant for a common budget and project period must be mindful that salaries and wages claimed for the same persons cannot collectively exceed 100% of total annual salary. The sub-priority area must be clearly identified by title and number.
7. Project Evaluations
Each application must include an assessment or self evaluation to determine the degree to which the goals and objectives of the project are met, such as client satisfaction surveys, administration of simple before/after tests of knowledge with comparison of scores to show grasp of teaching points, simple measures of the results of service delivery, and others as appropriate. Goal setting and goal measurement should be the framework for evaluation. Goals, to the extent suitable, should be impact-oriented.
Part D—Application Procedures
1. Availability of Forms
Applications for awards under the FY 2000 CSBG T&TA Program must be submitted on Standard Forms (SF) 424, 424A, and 424B. Part F and the attachments to this program announcement contain all the instructions and forms required for submission of an application. These forms may be photocopied for use in developing the application.
Part F also contains instructions for the project narrative. The project narrative must be submitted on plain bond paper along with the SF-424 and related forms.
A copy of this program announcement is available on the Internet through the OCS web site at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs/kits1.htm.
If the kit cannot be accessed through the OCS web site, it can be obtained by writing or telephoning the office listed under the section entitled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION at the beginning of this program announcement.
Refer to the section entitled “Closing Date” at the beginning of this program announcement for the last day on which applications should be submitted.
Mailed applications shall be considered as meeting the announced deadline if they are received on or before deadline date or postmarked on or before the deadline date and received by ACF in time for the independent review. Mailed applications must be sent to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management/OCSE, Aerospace Building, 4th Floor, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447.
Attention: CSBG Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program
Applicants must ensure that a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark or a legibly dated, machine produced postmark of a commercial mail service is affixed to the envelope/package containing the application(s). To be acceptable as proof of timely mailing, a postmark from a commercial mail service must include the logo/emblem of the commercial mail service company and must reflect the date the package was received by the commercial mail service company from the applicant. Private metered postmarks shall be acceptable as proof of timely mailing. (Applicants are cautioned that express/overnight mail services do not always deliver as agreed.)
Applications hand-carried by applicants, applicant couriers, or by other representatives of the applicant shall be considered 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, 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 a note: Attention: CSBG Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity-Building Program.
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 or submission and time of receipt. Applications, once submitted, are considered final and no additional materials will be accepted.
Late applications. Applications that 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, hurricanes, etc., or when there is widespread disruption of the mail service. Determinations to extend or waive deadline requirements rest with ACF's Chief Grants Management Officer.
3. Number of Copies Required
One signed original application and four copies should be submitted.
4. Designation of Sub-Priority Area
The first page of the SF-424 must contain in the lower right-hand corner a designation indicating under which sub-priority funds are being requested. For example, if you are applying for Sub-Priority Area 2.2—Local Capacity Building, you must have a designation of 2.2 in the lower right-hand corner. Without this clear designation, your proposal may not be reviewed correctly.
5. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Public Law 96-511, the Department is required to submit to OMB for review and approval any reporting and record keeping Start Printed Page 35359requirements in regulations, including program announcements. This program announcement does not contain information collection requirements beyond those approved for ACF grant applications under OMB Control Number 0970-0062, which expires October 31, 2001.
6. Intergovernmental Review
This program is covered under Executive Order 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs” and 45 CFR part 100, “Intergovernmental Review of Department of Health and Human Services Programs and Activities.” Under the Order, States may design their own processes for reviewing and commenting on proposed Federal assistance under covered programs.
All States and Territories except Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the Republic of Palau have elected to participate in the Executive Order process and have established Single Points 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 a 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 424A, item 16a.
Under 45 CFR 100.8(a)(2), a SPOC has 60 days from the application deadline date 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 clearly differentiate between mere advisory comments and those Official State process recommendations which they intend to 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 Points of Contact for each State and Territory is included as Attachment I to this program announcement.
7. Application Consideration
Applications that meet the screening requirements in Sections 8.a. and 8.b. below will be reviewed competitively. Such applications will be referred to reviewers for a numerical score and explanatory comments based solely on responsiveness to program guidelines and evaluation criteria published in this announcement.
Persons outside of the OCS unit that would be directly responsible for programmatic management of the grant will review applications. The results of these reviews will assist OCS in considering competing applications. Reviewers' scores will weigh heavily in funding decisions but will not be the only factors considered. Applications will be ranked and generally considered in order of the average scores assigned by reviewers. However, highly ranked applications are not guaranteed funding since other factors deemed relevant may be considered including, but not limited to, the timely and proper completion of projects funded with OCS funds granted in the past five years; comments of reviewers and government officials; staff evaluation and input; geographic distribution; previous program performance of applicants; compliance with grant terms under previous DHHS grants; audit reports; investigative reports; and applicant's progress in resolving any final audit disallowance's on OCS or other Federal agency grants.
OCS reserves the right to discuss applications with other Federal or non-Federal funding sources to ascertain the applicant's performance record.
8. Criteria for Screening Applications
a. Initial Screening
All applicants will receive a written acknowledgment with an assigned identification number. This number, along with any other identifying codes, must be referenced in all subsequent communications concerning the application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks after the deadline date, please notify ACF by telephone at (202) 401-5103.
All applications that meet the published deadline for submission will be screened to determine completeness and conformity to the requirements of this Announcement. Only those applications meeting the following requirements will be reviewed and evaluated competitively. Others will be returned to the applicants with a notation that they were unacceptable.
(1) The application must contain a Standard Form 424 “Application for Federal Assistance” (SF-424), a budget (SF-424A), and signed “Assurances” (SF-424B) completed according to instructions published in Part F and Attachments A, B, and C of this program announcement.
(2) A project narrative must also accompany the standard forms.
(3) The SF-424 and the SF-424B must be signed by an official of the organization applying for the grant that has authority to obligate the organization legally.
b. Pre-Rating Review
Applications, which pass the initial screening, will be forwarded to reviewers and/or OCS staff to verify, prior to the programmatic review, that the applications comply with this program announcement in the following areas:
(1) Eligibility: Applicant meets the eligibility requirements found in Part B. Applicant also must be aware that the applicant's legal name as required on the SF 424 (item 5) must match that listed as corresponding to the Employer Identification Number (Item 6).
(2) Duration of Project: The application contains a project that can be successfully implemented in the project period.
(3) Target Populations: The application clearly targets the specific outcomes and benefits of the project to State staff administering CSBG funds, CAA State or regional associations, and/or local providers of CSBG-funded services and activities. Benefits to low-income consumers of CSBG services also must be identified.
(4) Program Focus: The application must address the purpose of the sub-priority area under which funding is being requested.
An application may be disqualified from the competition and returned to the applicant if it does not conform to one or more of the above requirements.
c. Evaluation Criteria
Applications that pass the pre-rating review will be assessed and scored by reviewers. Each reviewer will give a numerical score to each application reviewed. These numerical scores will be supported by explanatory statements on a formal rating form describing major strengths and weaknesses under each Start Printed Page 35360applicable criterion published in this announcement.
The in-depth evaluation and review process will use the following criteria coupled with the specific requirements contained in Part B.
Criteria for Review and Evaluation of Applications Submitted Under This Program Announcement
(1) Criterion I: Need for Assistance: (Maximum 20 Points)
(a) The application documents that the project addresses vital needs related to the purposes stated under the appropriate sub-priority area discussed in this program announcement (Part B) and provides statistics and other data and information in support of its contention. (0-10 points).
(b) The application provides current supporting documentation or other testimonies regarding needs from State CSBG Directors, local service providers and/or State and Regional organizations of local service providers. (0-10 points)
(2) Criterion II: Work Program: (Maximum: 30 Points)
The work program is results-oriented, appropriately related to the legislative mandate and specifically related to the sub-priority area under which funds are being requested.
Applicant addresses the following: Specific outcomes to be achieved; performance targets that the project is committed to achieving, including reasons for not setting lower or higher target levels and how the project will verify the achievement of these targets; critical milestones which must be achieved if results are to be gained; organizational support including priority this project has for the agency; past performance in similar work; and specific resources contributed to the project that are critical to success.
Applicant defines the comprehensive nature of the project and methods that will be used to ensure that the results can be used to address a statewide or nationwide project as defined by the priority area.
(3) Criterion III: Significant and Beneficial Impact: (Maximum 15 Points)
Applicant adequately describes how the project will assure long-term program and management improvements and have advantages over other products offered to achieve the same outcomes for State CSBG offices, CAA State and/or regional associations, and/or local providers of CSBG services and activities.
The applicant indicates the types and amounts of public and/or private resources it will mobilize, how those resources will directly benefit the project, and how the project will ultimately benefit low-income individuals and families.
If proposing a project with a training and technical assistance focus, applicant indicates the number of organizations and/or staff it will impact.
If proposing a project with a data collection focus, applicant provides a description of the mechanism it will use to collect data, how it can assure collections from a significant number of States, and the number of States willing to submit data to the applicant.
If proposing to develop a symposium series or other policy-related project(s), the applicant identifies the number and types of beneficiaries.
Methods of securing participant feedback and evaluations of activities are described in the application.
(4) Criterion IV: Evidence of Significant Collaborations: (Maximum 10 Points)
Applicant describes how it will involve partners in the Community Services Network in its activities. Where appropriate, applicant describes how it will interface with other related organizations.
If subcontracts are proposed, documentation of the willingness and capacity for the subcontracting organization(s) to participate is described.
(5) Criterion V: Ability of Applicant to Perform: (Maximum 20 Points)
(a) The applicant demonstrates that it has experience and a successful track record relevant to the specific activities and program area that it proposes to undertake.
If applicant is proposing to provide training and technical assistance, it details its competence in the specific program priority area and as a deliverer with expertise in the specific fields of training and technical assistance on a nationwide basis.
If applicable, information provided by these applicants also addresses related achievements and competence of each cooperating or sponsoring organization. (0-10 points)
(b) Applicant fully describes, for example in a resume, the experience and skills of the proposed project director and primary staff showing specific qualifications and professional experiences relevant to the successful implementation of the proposed project. (0-10 points)
(6) Criterion VI: Adequacy of Budget: (Maximum 5 Points)
(a) The resources requested are reasonable and adequate to accomplish the project. (0-3 points)
(b) Total costs are reasonable and consistent with anticipated results. (0-2 points)
Part E—Contents of Application and Receipt Process
1. Contents of Application
A cover letter containing an e-mail address and a facsimile (FAX) number, if available, should accompany the application. This will facilitate receipt of an acknowledgment from ACF that the application has been received. (See Part D., 8.a.)
Each application should include one original and three additional copies of the following:
a. A completed Standard Form 424 which has been signed by an official of the organization applying for the grant who has authority to obligate the organization legally. The applicant must be aware that, in signing and submitting the application for this award, it is certifying that it will comply with the Federal requirements concerning the drug-free workplace and debarment regulations set forth in Attachments D and E.
b. “Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs” (SF-424A). (Attachment B)
c. A completed, signed and dated “Assurances—Non-Construction Programs” (SF-424B). (Attachment C)
d. Drug-free Certification. (The applicant is certifying that it will comply with this requirement by signing and submitting the SF-424.) (Attachment D)
e. Debarment Certification. (Attachment E)
f. Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke. (The applicant is certifying that it will comply with this requirement by signing and submitting the SF-424.) (Attachment F)
g. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, SF-LLL. Complete, sign and date form, as appropriate. (Attachment G)
h. A Project Abstract of 500 words or less. The abstract should provide a succinct description of the project need, goals, and a summary of work plan and the proposed impact.
i. A Project Narrative consisting of the following elements preceded by a consecutively numbered table of contents that will describe the project in the following order:
(i) Need for Assistance
(ii) Work Program Start Printed Page 35361
(iii) Significant and Beneficial Impact
(iv) Evidence of Significant Collaborations
(v) Ability of Applicant to Perform
(vi) Appendices including proof of non-profit status, such as IRS determination of non-profit status, where applicable; relevant sections of by-laws, articles of incorporation, and/or statement from appropriate State CSBG office which confirms eligibility; resumes; Single Point of Contact comments, where applicable; any partnership/collaboration agreements; etc.
The original must bear the signature of the authorizing official representing the applicant organization.
The total number of pages for the entire application package should not exceed 35 pages, including appendices. Pages should be numbered sequentially throughout.
If appendices include photocopied materials, they must be legible.
Applications should be two-hole punched at the top center and fastened separately with a compressor slide paper fastener or a binder clip. The submission of bound applications or applications enclosed in a binder are specifically discouraged.
Applications must be submitted on white 81/2 × 11-inch paper only since OCS may find it necessary to duplicate them for review purposes. They must not include colored, oversized or folded materials; organizational brochures or other promotional materials; slides; films; clips; etc. They will be discarded if included.
Part F—Instructions for Completing Application Package
(Approved by the OMB under Control Number 0970-0062, expiration date 10/31/2001.)
The standard forms attached to this program announcement shall be used when submitting applications for all funds under this announcement.
It is recommended that the applicant reproduce the SF-424 (Attachment A), SF-424A (Attachment B), SF-424B (Attachment C) and that the application be typed on the copies. If an item on the SF-424 cannot be answered or does not appear to be related or relevant to the assistance requested, the applicant should write “NA” for “Not applicable.”
The application should be prepared in accordance with the standard instructions in Attachments A and B corresponding to the forms, as well as the specific instructions set forth below:
1. SF-424 “Application for Federal Assistance”
1. For the purposes of this program announcement, all projects are considered “Applications”; there are no “Pre-Applications.”
5 and 6. The legal name of the applicant must match that listed as corresponding to the Employer Identification Number. Where the applicant is a previous Department of Health and Human Services grantee, enter the Central Registry System Employee Identification Number (CRS/EIN) and the Payment Identifying Number, if one has been assigned, in the Block entitled “Federal Identifier” located at the top right hand corner of the form.
7. If the applicant is a non-profit corporation, enter “N” in the box and specify “non-profit corporation” in the space marked “Other.” Proof of non-profit status such as IRS determination, articles of incorporation, or by-laws, must be included as an appendix to the project narrative.
8. For the purposes of this announcement, all applications are “New”.
9. Enter “DHHS-ACF/OCS”.
10. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number for the OCS program covered under this announcement is “93.570”.
11. In addition to a brief descriptive title of the project, the following priority area designations must be used to indicate the priority and sub-priority areas for which funds are being requested:
RM—Sub-Priority Area 1.2—Statewide Partnership Grants to Implement ROMA Goals
UI—Sub-Priority Area 1.3—TA to Develop Special Initiatives Between CAAs and Organizations Addressing Urban Problems of Low-Income People
CS—Sub-Priority Area 1.4—TA to Measure Civic/Social Capital Development
LD—Sub-Priority Area 1.5—Leadership Development
IS—Sub-Priority Area 2.1—Collection, Analysis, and Dissemination of Information on CSBG Activities Nationwide
CP—Sub-Priority Area 2.2—Local Capacity Building
PP—Sub-Priority Area 2.3—Peer-to-Peer Crisis Intervention
ST —Sub-Priority Area 3.1—Special Technical Assistance
The title is “Office of Community Services” Discretionary CSBG Awards—Fiscal Year 2000 Training, Technical Assistance, and Capacity-Building Programs.”
15a. For purposes of this announcement, this amount should reflect the amount requested for the entire project period.
15b-e. These items should reflect both cash and third party in-kind contributions for the total project period.
2. SF-424A—“Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs”
See instructions accompanying the form as well as the instructions set forth below:
In completing these sections, the Federal budget entries will relate to the requested OCS Training and Technical Assistance Program funds only, and Non-Federal will include mobilized funds from all other sources—applicant, State, and other. Federal funds, other than those requested from the Training and Technical Assistance Program, should be included in Non-Federal entries.
Sections A and D must contain entries for both Federal (OCS) and non-Federal (mobilized).
Section A—Budget Summary
Col. (a): Line 1—Enter “OCS Training and Technical Assistance Program”.
Col. (b): Line 1—Enter “93.570”.
Col. (c) and (d): Not Applicable.
Col. (e)-(g): For lines 1 enter in column (e), (f) and (g) the appropriate amounts needed to support the project for the entire project period.
Line 5—Enter the figures from Line 1 for all columns completed under (e), (f), and (g).
Section B—Budget Categories
This section should contain entries for OCS funds only. For all projects, the first budget period of 12 months will be entered in Column #1. Allowability of costs is governed by applicable cost principles set forth in 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92.
A separate itemized budget justification should be included to explain fully and justify major items, as indicated below. The budget justification should immediately follow the Table of Contents.
Column 5: Enter total requirements for Federal funds by the Object Class Categories of this section.
Line 6a-Personnel: Enter the total costs of salaries and wages.
Justification: Identify the project director. 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 Start Printed Page 35362and 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.
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.
Line 6d-Equipment: Enter the total costs of all non-expendable personal property to be acquired by the project. Equipment means tangible non-expendable personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit.
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. The justification also must contain plans for future use or disposal of the equipment after the project ends.
Line 6e-Supplies: Enter the total costs of all tangible personal property (surplus) other than that included on line 6d.
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 (noncontractual), 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 6-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 the Department of Health and Human Services or other Federal agencies. With the exception of States and local governments, applicants should enclose a copy of the current approved rate agreement if it was negotiated with a Federal agency other than the Department of Health and Human Services. For an educational institution, the indirect costs on training grants will be allowed at the lesser of the institution's actual indirect costs or 8 percent of the total direct costs.
If the applicant organization is in the process of initially developing or renegotiating a rate, it should immediately upon notification that an award will be made, develop a tentative indirect cost rate proposal based on its most recently completed fiscal year in accordance with the principles set forth in the pertinent DHHS Guide for Establishing Indirect Cost Rates, and submit it to the appropriate DHHS Regional Office.
It should be noted that when an indirect cost rate is requested, those costs included in the indirect cost pool cannot be budgeted or charged as direct costs to the grant.
Line 6-Totals: The total amount shown in Section B, Column (5), should be the same as the amount shown in Section A, line 5, column (e).
Line 7-Program Income: Enter the estimated amount of income, if any is 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.
Column 5: Carry totals from column 1 to column 5 for all line items.
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 refer to 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 Categories, 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.
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.
Col. (a): Enter the project title.
Col. (b): Enter the amount of cash or donations to be made by the applicant.
Col. (c): Enter the State contribution.
Col. (d): Enter the amount of cash and third party in-kind contributions to be made from all other sources.
Col. (e): Enter the total of column (b), (c), and (d). Lines 9, 10, and 11 should be left 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, and column (f).
Justification: Describe third party in-kind contributions, if included.
Section D—Forecasted Cash Needs
Line 13—Enter the amount of Federal (OCS) cash needed for this grant for first year and by quarter, during the first 12-month budget period.
Line 14—Enter the amount of cash from all other sources needed by quarter during the first year.
Line 15—Enter the total of Lines 13 and 14 for all columns.
Section E—Budget Estimates of Federal Funds Needed for Balance of the Project
To be completed by applicants applying for funds for a three year project period.
Section F—Other Budget Information
Line 21—Include narrative justification required under Section B for each object class category for the total project period.
Line 22—Enter the type of HHS 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 if it was negotiated with a Federal agency other than the Department of Health and Human Services.
Line 23—Provide any other explanations and continuation sheets required or deemed necessary to justify or explain the budget information.
3. SF-424B “Assurances Non-Construction”
Applicant must sign and return the “Assurances” found at Attachment C with its application.
4. Project Narrative
Each narrative section of the application must address one or more of the focus areas described in Part B and follow the format outlined below:
a. Need for Assistance
b. Work Program
c. Significant and Beneficial Impact
d. Evidence of Significant Collaborations
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Part G—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 indicates, 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, and the total project period for which support is contemplated.
In addition to the standard terms and conditions which will be applicable to grants, grantee will be subject to the provisions of 45 CFR parts 74 (non-governmental) and 92 (governmental) and OMB Circulars A-122 and A-87.
Grantees will be required to submit quarterly progress and financial reports (SF-269) as well as a final progress and financial report.
Grantees are subject to the audit requirements in 45 CFR parts 74 (non-governmental) and 92 (governmental) and OMB Circulars A-128 and A-133.
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 purpose of any agreements with lobbyists whom recipients or their subtier Contractors or subgrantee will pay with profits or non-appropriated 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. See Attachment F for certification and disclosure forms to be submitted with the applications for this program.
Public Law 103-227, Part C. Environmental Tobacco Smoke, also known as the Pro-Children Act of 1994 (Act), requires that smoking not be permitted in any portion of any indoor facility owned or leased or contracted for by an entity and used routinely or regularly for the 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 States or local governmental by Federal grant, contract, loan or loan guarantee. The law does not apply to facilities funded solely by Medicare of Medicaid funds, and portions of facilities used for in-patient 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 $1,000 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 requirement of the Act. The applicant/grantee further agrees that it will require the language of this certification be included in any sub-awards, which contain provisions for children's services and that all subgrantees shall certify accordingly.
Attachment H indicates the regulations that apply to all applicants/grantees under this program.Start Signature
Dated: May 25, 2000.
Director, Office of Community Services.
CSBG Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program; List of Attachments
A—Application for Federal Assistance, SF 424
B—Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs, SF 424A
C—Assurances—Non-Construction Programs, SF 424B
D—Certification Regarding Drug-Free Work Place
F—Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke
G—Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, SF-LLL
H—Listing of Regulations Applicable to All Grantees
I—Listing of State Single Points of ContactStart Printed Page 35364 Start Printed Page 35365
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 you 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 preapplication 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 and opportunity to review the applicant's submission.
Item: and Entry
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 this 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).
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.)Start Printed Page 35366 Start Printed Page 35367 Start Printed Page 35368
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 (0348/004), Washington, DC.
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 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 in 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 Columns (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 lines 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 this project. 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 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 Estimate 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—Use this space to explain amounts for individual direct object class cost categories that may appear to be out of the ordinary or to explain the details are required by the Federal grantor agency.
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.
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 15 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, searching existing Start Printed Page 35369data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or any 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.
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 not 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 or 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 project 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 of OPM's Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (5 CFR 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 or financing of housing; (i) any other nondiscrimination provisions in the specific statute(s) under which application for Federal assistance is being made; and, (j) the requirements of any other nondiscrimination statute(s) which may apply to the application.
7. Will comply, or has already complied, with the requirements of Title 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, as 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 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) Implementation 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 components 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
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, the 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 Start Printed Page 35370reliance 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 or 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;
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) Taking one of the following actions, 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 insert 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 affected 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 this 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 agency may terminate this transaction for cause or 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. Start Printed Page 35371
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 or agency;
(b) Have not within a three-year period preceding this proposal been convicted of a 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 indicated 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 transactions, debarred, suspended, ineligible, lower tier covered transaction, participant, person, primary covered transaction, principal, proposal, and voluntarily excluded, as used in this clause, 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 this 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 Transaction,” without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions.
7. A participation 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 and 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 excluded 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.Start Printed Page 35372
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.Start Printed Page 35373 Start Printed Page 35374
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 data 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/proposed 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 full 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.
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 loan, the entering into 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 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.
Attachment H—DHHS Regulations Applicable to Grants
The following DHHS regulations apply to all applicants/grantees under the CSBG Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity-Building Program.
Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations
Part 16—Procedures of the Departmental Grant Appeals Board
Part 74—Administration of grants (non-governmental)
Part 74—Administration of Grants (State and local Governments and Indian Tribal affiliates):
74.26 Non-Federal Audits
74.27 Allowable Costs for Hospitals and Other Non-profit Organizations
74.90 Final Decisions in Disputes
74.32 Real Property
74.34 Equipment and
74.24 General Program Income
Part 74—20-28 Fiscal Management
Part 74—40-48 Procedure Standards
Part 74—50-53 Reports and Records
Part 75—Informal Grant Appeal Procedures
Part 76—Debarment and Suspension from Eligibility for Financial Assistance, Subpart—Drug Free Workplace Requirements
Part 80—Non-discrimination Under Programs Receiving Federal Assistance through the Department of Health and Human Services, Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Part 81—Practice and Procedures for Hearings Under Part 80 of this Title
Part 84—Non-discrimination on the Basis of Start Printed Page 35375Handicap in Programs
Part 86—Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in the admission of individuals to training programs
Part 91—Non-discrimination on the Basis of Age in Health and Human Services Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance
Part 92—Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to States and Local Governments (Federal Register, March 11, 1988)
Part 93—New Restrictions on Lobbying
Part 100—Intergovernmental Review of Department of Health and Human Services Programs and Activities
Attachment I—State Single Point of Contact Listing Maintained by OMB
In accordance with Executive Order #12372, “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*
Joni Saad, Arizona State Clearinghouse, 3800 N. Central Avenue, Fourteenth Floor, Phoenix, Arizona 85012, Telephone: (602) 280-1315, Fax: (602) 280-8144
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
Grants Coordination, State Clearinghouse, Office of Planning & Research, 1400 Tenth Street, Room 121, Sacramento, California 95814, Telephone: (916) 445-0613, Fax: (916) 323-3018
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 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
Deborah Stephens, Coordinator, Georgia State Clearinghouse, 270 Washington Street, S.W.—8th Floor, Atlanta, Georgia 30334, Telephone: (404) 656-3855, Fax: (404) 656-7901
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
Renee Miller, State Budget Agency, 212 State House, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2796, Telephone: (317) 232-2971 (directline), Fax: (317) 233-3323
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
Kevin J. Goldsmith, Director, Sandra Brewer, Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Governor, 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Telephone: (502) 564-2611, Fax: (502) 564-0437
Joyce Benson, State Planning Office, 184 State Street, 38 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333, Telephone: (207) 287-3261, Fax: (207) 287-6489
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
Richard Pfaff, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, 660 Plaza Drive—Suite 1900, Detroit, Michigan 48226, Telephone: (313) 961-4266, Fax: (313) 961-4869
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
Lois Pohl, Federal Assistance Clearinghouse, Office of Administration, P.O. Box 809, Jefferson Building, 9th Floor, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102, Telephone: (314) 4834, Fax: (314) 751-7819
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
Jeffrey H. Taylor, Director, New Hampshire Office of State Planning, Attn: Intergovernmental Review Process, Mike Blake, 2 1/2 Beacon Street, Concord, New Hampshire 03301, Telephone: (603) 271-2155, Fax: (603) 271-1728
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 State Clearinghouse, Division of the Budget, State Capitol, Albany, New York 12224, Telephone: (518) 474-1605, Fax: (518) 486-5617
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 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
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
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
Tom Adams, Governors Office, Director, Intergovernmental Coordination, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, Texas 78711, Telephone: (512) 463-1771, Fax: (512) 936-2681
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
Fred Cutlip, Director, Community, Development Division, W. Virginia Development Office, Building #6, Room 553, Charleston, West Virginia 25305, Telephone: (304) 558-4010, Fax: (304) 558-3248Start Printed Page 35376
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
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
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
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 Mariana Islands
Mr. Alvaro A. Santos, Executive Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Office 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
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 designated 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; Pennsylvania; 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.End Further Info End Preamble
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