Office of Community Services, ACF, DHHS.
Announcement of the availability of funds and request for applications under the Office of Community Services Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Funds Program.
The Office of Community Services (OCS) announces its Family Violence Prevention and Services discretionary funds program for fiscal year (FY) 2002. Funding for grants under this announcement is authorized by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, Public Law 102-295, as amended, governing discretionary programs for family violence prevention and services. Applicants should note that the award of grants under this program announcement is subject to the availability of funds. This announcement contains all forms and instructions for submitting an application.
The closing date for submission of applications is February 11, 2002. Applications postmarked after the closing date will be classified as late. Applicants are cautioned to request a legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark or to obtain a legibly dated receipt from a commercial carrier or U.S. Postal Service. Private metered postmarks shall not be accepted as proof of timely mailing. Detailed application submission instructions, including the addresses where applications must be received, are found in Part IV of this announcement.
Hand delivered applications are accepted during the normal working hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at the Family Violence Operations Center: 1815 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209 between Monday and Friday (excluding Federal holidays). (Applicants are cautioned that express/overnight mail services do not always deliver as agreed.)
Applications should be mailed to Family Violence Operations Center, 1815 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209; Attention: Application for Family Violence Prevention and Services Program.
Number of Copies Required: One signed original application and four copies are required at the time of initial submission. (OMB-0970-0062, expiration date 01/29/2002.)
Acknowledgement of Receipt: An acknowledgement will be mailed to all applicants with an identification number which will be noted on the acknowledgement. This number must be referred to in all subsequent communications with OCS concerning the application. If an acknowledgment is not received within three weeks after the application deadline, applicants must notify the Family Violence Operations Center by telephone at (703) 351-7676. The applicant should also submit a mailing label for the acknowledgement.
To facilitate receipt of this acknowledgement from ACF, applicant should include a cover letter with the application containing an e-mail address and Start Printed Page 64438facsimile (FAX) number if these items are available to the applicant.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of State Assistance, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447. Telephone Sunni Knight, (202) 401-5319, James Gray, (202) 401-5705, William Riley (202) 401-5529, or Shena Williams, (202) 205-5932.
For a Copy of the Announcement Contact: Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC, 20447. Telephone Shena Williams, (202) 205-5932. Our Web site address is: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs under “Funding Opportunities”.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
The Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, announces that applications are being accepted for funding for FY 2002 projects on:
FV-01-01—Public Information/Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention of Family Violence; and
FV-02-02—Collaborative Efforts between Faith-Based Organizations and Domestic Violence Organizations.
This program announcement consists of four parts:
Part I provides information on the family violence prevention and services program and the statutory funding authority applicable to this announcement.
Part II describes the priority areas under which applications for FY 2002 family violence funding are being requested.
Part III describes the applicable evaluation criteria.
Part IV provides other information and instructions for the development and submission of applications.
Part I. Introduction
Title III of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, (Pub. L. 98-457, 42 U.S.C. 10401, et seq.) is entitled the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (the Act). The Act was first implemented in FY 1986, was reauthorized and amended in 1992 by Pub. L. 102-295, and was amended and reauthorized for fiscal years 1996 through 2000 by Pub. L. 103-322, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and by Pub. L. 104-235, the “Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act Amendment of 1996.” The Act was most recently amended by the “Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000” (Pub. L. 106-386, 10/28/2000).
The purpose of this legislation is to assist States in supporting the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects to prevent incidents of family violence and provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents.
We expect to fund two priority areas in FY 2002:
Public Information/Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention of Family Violence
1. The purpose of the public information/community awareness projects is to assist in the continued development of state/local public information and community awareness campaign projects and activities that assist in preventing family violence. These projects should provide information on resources, facilities, other individuals seeking assistance, and service alternatives available to family violence victims and their dependents, community organizations, local school districts, and others.
Collaborative Efforts Between Faith-Based Organizations and Domestic Violence Organizations
2. The purpose of this priority area is to support collaborative efforts that would enhance the response to a battered woman whose initial point of contact for help was with a member of a faith-based organization. Further, this priority area seeks to support the development of credible and helpful information from faith-based organizations in order to increase the involvement and leverage from this vital segment of the community.
Part II. Fiscal Year 2002 Family Violence Projects
1. Priority Area FV01-01. Public Information and/or Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention of Family Violence
Based on the positive response to prior year public information and community awareness grants, ACF will again make these grants available in FY 2002.
Previous public information/community awareness grants have stimulated the development of a number of very effective informational programs and activities at the local levels. They have assisted community organizations to focus on and emphasize prevention; helped make available public service announcements and descriptive program brochures in several different languages, including Russian and Vietnamese; and assisted in the implementation of conflict resolution activities in elementary, middle, and high school curricula. The continuation of these grant awards will help assure that individuals, particularly those within minority communities, are aware of available alternatives and resources for the intervention and prevention of family violence.
This priority area requires the development and implementation of an effective public information campaign that may be used, for example, by public and private agencies, schools, churches, boys and girls clubs, community organizations, and individuals.
Accurate information is critical to any community awareness strategy and activity. How information is communicated must be modified where communication barriers may exist because of perceived or real language differences and cultural insensitivity. OCS seeks to continue to provide victims, their dependents, perpetrators, and others in the community with knowledge of the service options available.
State and local public agencies, Territories, and Native American Tribes and Tribal Organizations who are, or have been, recipients of Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grants; State and local private non-profit agencies experienced in the field of family violence prevention; and public and private non-profit educational institutions, community organizations, community-based coalitions, faith-based organizations, and other entities that have designed and implemented family violence prevention information activities or community awareness strategies.
Minimum Requirements for Project Design
In order to successfully compete under the priority area, the applicant should:
- Present a plan for community awareness and public information activities that clearly reflects how the applicant will target the populations at risk, including pregnant women; coordinate its implementation efforts with public agencies and other community organizations; and communicate with institutions active in the field of family violence prevention.
- Describe the proposed approach to the development of a public information campaign and identify the specific audience(s), community(s), and groups that will be targeted, including Start Printed Page 64439communities and groups with the highest prevalence of domestic violence.
Include, as critical elements in the plan:
- A set of achievable objectives and a description of the population groups, relevant geographic area, and the indicators to be used to measure progress and the overall effectiveness of the campaign;
- The intended strategies for test marketing the development plans, and assurances that effectiveness criteria will be implemented prior to the completion of the final plan;
- The development and use of non-traditional sources as community awareness or information providers (applicants should present specific plans for the use of local organizations, businesses and individuals in the distribution of information and materials);
- The identification of the media to be used in the campaign and the geographic limits of the campaign;
- How the applicant would be responsive and sensitive to minority communities and their cultural perspectives; and
- A description of the kind, volume, distribution, and timing of the proposed information with assurances that the public information campaign activities will not supplant or lower the current frequency of current public service announcements.
The length of the project should not exceed 12 months.
Federal Share of the Project
The maximum Federal share of the project will not exceed $35,000 for the 1-year project period. Applications for lesser amounts also will be considered under this priority area.
Successful applicants must provide at least 25 percent of the total cost of the project. The approved total cost of the project is the sum of the ACF share and non-Federal share. Applications for lesser amounts also will be considered under this priority area. Cash or in-kind contributions may meet the non-Federal share, although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions. If approved for funding, the applicant will be held accountable for commitments of non-Federal resources and failure to provide the required amount will result in a disallowance of unmatched Federal funds. Therefore, a project requesting $35,000 in Federal funds (based on an award of $35,000 per budget period) must include a match of at least $11,666 (25% of total project cost) for a total budget of $46,666.
Anticipated Number of Projects to be Funded
We anticipate that five projects will be funded at the maximum level. We may fund more than five projects if we receive acceptable applications for lesser amounts.
Priority Area FV-02-02, Collaborative efforts between Faith-Based/Spiritual Organizations and Domestic Violence Organizations
For many women across varying social and economic strata, churches, synagogues, or places of contemplation and spiritual connection may be the only sources of safe and confidential interaction. However, even in these settings of assumed trust and confidentiality, many women who seek counseling are hesitant to expose the nature and extent of their abuse because of fear, shame, guilt, or feelings of human or spiritual failure. Additionally, spiritual leaders, though dedicated to the principles of respect and human dignity for all people, are sometimes unable to recognize the characteristics and results of abusive relationships. Even when recognized, they often lack the resources and information available to provide support that would ensure protection and safety through the resolution of the problem.
Establishing a collaborative effort between faith-based organizations and domestic violence intervention services will help provide organizations with information about the availability of domestic violence intervention services, effectively create additional points of entry to services for victims of family violence, and expand and strengthen the network of knowledgeable service providers.
Some suggested activities applicable under this priority area are:
(a) Plan and implement training and the development of training materials that enable leaders of faith-based organizations to increase the capacity of the faith-based community to understand and appropriately respond to the complexities of domestic violence.
(b) Plan and implement a replicable domestic violence collaborative project that provides information on resources, facilities, and service alternatives to family violence victims and their dependents for use by faith-based organizations.
(c) Plan and implement a domestic violence information and awareness project related to specific population groups such as youth, elderly, disabled, or gay/lesbian/transgender individuals that provide information on the services available to these groups for intervention and prevention.
State and local private non-profit agencies experienced in the field of family violence prevention in collaboration with private non-profit faith-based organizations, public and private non-profit educational/faith-based institutions, associations, or societies, and other entities that have designed and implemented activities related to the prevention of domestic violence as a faith-based issue.
Minimum Requirements for Project Design
This project requires the collaboration between a recognized domestic violence service provider or state domestic violence coalition with a church, synagogue, mosque, faith-based or spiritually-based organization or an organization representing multiple churches, synagogues, mosques, and/or other faith-based entities. Applicant's proposal should include a description of the collaborating domestic violence service provider's organization, domestic violence service experience, and organizational affiliation with the domestic violence community.
The applicant's proposal should address the following:
Demonstrate that the required collaboration has occurred in the preparation and planned implementation of the activities specified in the grant application; and demonstrate that the developed materials and/or training will incorporate guiding principles similar to the following:
- The safety of victims and children is a priority;
- The integrity and authority of each battered woman over her own life is to be respected;
- Perpetrators, not victims, must be held responsible for the abuse and for stopping it; and
- The confidentiality of client information must be ensured.
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- A set of identified objectives for training, outreach, and the development of training materials;
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- A description of the type, distribution and timing of information to be developed and distributed; and
- A description of any non-traditional informational sources, counseling practices, programs, or organizational linkages that might be utilized in the provision of services and information to persons in abusive situations who contact faith-based organizations.
The length of the project should not exceed 12 months.
Federal Share of the Project
The maximum Federal share of the project is not to exceed $37,500 for the 1-year project period. Applications for lesser amounts also will be considered under this priority area.
Successful applicants must provide at least 25 percent of the total cost of the project. The approved total cost of the project is the sum of the ACF share and non-Federal share. Cash or in-kind contributions may meet the non-Federal share although applicants are encouraged to meet their match requirements through cash contributions. If approved for funding, the applicant will be held accountable for commitments of non-Federal resources and failure to provide the required amount will result in a disallowance of unmatched Federal funds. Therefore, a project requesting $37,500 in Federal funds (based on an award of $37,500 per budget period) must include a match of at least $12,500 (25% of the total project cost) for a total budget of $50,000.
Anticipated Number of Projects To Be Funded
It is anticipated, subject to the availability of funds, that six projects will be funded at the maximum level; more than six projects may be funded depending on the number of acceptable applications for lesser amounts which are received.
Part III. Evaluation Criteria
Applicants must clearly identify the specific priority area under which they wish to have their applications considered, and tailor their applications accordingly. Previous experience has shown that an application which is broad and more general in concept than outlined in the priority area description is less likely to score as well as one which is more clearly focused and directly responsive to the concerns of that specific priority area.
Using the evaluation criteria below, a panel of at least three reviewers (primarily experts from outside the Federal government) will review each application. Applicants should ensure that they address each minimum requirement in the priority area description under the appropriate section of the Program Narrative Statement.
Reviewers will determine the strengths and weaknesses of each application in terms of the appropriate evaluation criteria listed below and provide comments and assign numerical scores. The point value following each criterion heading indicates the maximum numerical weight that each section may be given in the review process:
1. Need for the Project (10 points)
The extent to which the need for the project and the problems it will address have national and local significance; the applicability of the project to coordination efforts by national, Tribal, State and local governmental and non-profit agencies; its ultimate impact on domestic violence prevention services and intervention efforts, policies and practice; the relevance of other documentation as it relates to the applicant's knowledge of the need for the project; and the identification of the specific topic or program area to be served by the project. Maps and other graphic aids may be attached.
2. Goals and Objectives (10 points)
The extent to which the specific goals and objectives have national or local significance, the clarity of the goals and objectives as they relate to the identified need for and the overall purpose of the project, and their applicability to policy and practice. The provision of a detailed discussion of the objectives and the extent to which the objectives are realistic, specific, and achievable;
3. Approach (30 points)
The extent to which the application outlines a sound and workable plan of action pertaining to the scope of the project, and details about how the proposed work will be accomplished; relates each task to the objectives and identifies the key staff member who will be the lead person; provides a chart indicating the timetable for completing each task, the lead person, and the time committed; cites factors which might accelerate or decelerate the work, giving acceptable reasons for taking this approach as opposed to others; describes and supports any unusual features of the project, such as design or technological innovations, reductions in cost or time, or extraordinary social and community involvement; and provides for projections of the accomplishments to be achieved.
The extent to which, when applicable, the application describes the evaluation methodology that will be used to determine if the needs identified and discussed are being met and if the results and benefits identified are being achieved;
4. Results and Benefits (20 points)
The extent to which the application identifies the results and benefits to be derived; the extent to which they are consistent with the objectives of the application; the extent to which the application indicates the anticipated contributions to policy, practice, and theory; and the extent to which the proposed project costs are reasonable in view of the expected results. The extent to which the application has identified, in specific terms, the results and benefits specific for target groups and human service providers, to be derived from implementing the proposed project; and has described how the expected results and benefits will relate to previous demonstration efforts.
5. Level of Effort: (30 Points)
Staffing pattern—Describe the staffing pattern for the proposed project, clearly linking responsibilities to project tasks and specifying the contributions to be made by key staff.
Competence of staff—Describe the qualifications of the project team including any experiences working on similar projects. Also, describe the variety of skills to be used, relevant educational background, and the demonstrated ability to produce final results that are comprehensible and usable. One or two pertinent paragraphs on each key member are preferred to resumes. However, resumes may be included in the ten pages allowed for attachments/appendices.
Adequacy of resources—Specify the adequacy of the available facilities, resources and organizational experience with regard to the tasks of the proposed project. List the financial, physical and other resources to be provided by other profit and nonprofit organizations. Explain how these organizations will participate in the day to day operations of the project.
Budget—Relate the proposed budget to the level of effort required obtaining project objectives and providing a cost/benefit analysis. Demonstrate that the project's costs are reasonable in view of the anticipated results.
Collaborative efforts—Discuss in detail and provide documentation for Start Printed Page 64441any collaborative or coordinated efforts with other agencies or organizations. Identify these agencies or organizations and explain how their participation will enhance the project. Letters from these agencies and organizations discussing the specifics of their commitment must be included in the application.
Authorship—The authors of the application must be clearly identified together with their current relationship to the applicant organization and any future project role they may have if the project is funded.
Applicants should note that non-responsiveness to the section designated as “Minimum Requirements for Project Design,” in the applicable priority areas, will result in a low evaluation score by the panel of expert reviewers.
CFDA: 93.592 Family Violence Prevention and Services: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, as amended.
Part IV: Other Information and Instructions for the Development and Submission of Applications
A. Required Notification of the State Single Point of Contact
This program is covered under Executive Order 12372, (EO) “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,” and 45 CFR part 100, “Intergovernmental Review of Department of Health and Human Services Program and Activities.” Under the EO, States may design their own processes for reviewing and commenting on proposed Federal assistance under covered programs.
All States and territories, except Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, American Samoa and Palau, have elected to participate in the EO process and have established a Single Point of Contact (SPOCs). Applicants from these twenty-three jurisdictions need take no action regarding EO 12372. Applicants for projects to be administered by Federally recognized Indian Tribes are also exempt from the requirements of EO 12372. Otherwise, applicants should contact their SPOCs as soon as possible to alert them of the prospective applications and receive any necessary instructions. Applicants must submit any required material to the SPOCs as soon as possible so that OCS can obtain and review SPOC comments as part of the award process. It is imperative that the applicant submit all required materials, if any, to the SPOC and indicate the date of this submittal (or the date of contact if no submittal is required) on the Standard Form 424, item 16a.
Under 45 CFR 100.8(a)(2), a SPOC has 60 days from application deadline to comment on proposed new or competing continuation awards.
SPOCs are encouraged to eliminate the submission of routine endorsements as official recommendations. Additionally, SPOCs are requested to differentiate clearly between mere advisory comments and those official State process recommendations that may trigger the “accommodate or explain” rule.
When comments are submitted directly to ACF, they should be addressed to: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Grants Management/OCSE, 4th Floor Aerospace Center, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447.
A list of the Single Point of Contact for each State and Territory is included at the end of this announcement.
B. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Department is required to submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval any reporting and recordkeeping requirements in regulations, including program announcements. This program announcement does not contain information requirements beyond those approved for ACF grant applications under OMB Control Number 0970-0062. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
C. Deadline for Submittal of Applications
The closing date and time for submittal of applications under this program announcement is found at the beginning of this program announcement under CLOSING DATE.
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 the date or time of submission and time of receipt.
Late applications: Applications, which do not meet the criteria above, are considered late applications. The 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 due to acts of God, such as floods, hurricanes or earthquakes; widespread disruption of the mails; or if ACF determines a deadline extension to be in the best interest of the Government. However, if ACF does not extend the deadline for all applicants, it may not waive or extend the deadline for any applicant.
D. Instructions for Preparing the Application and Completing Application Forms
1. SF 424
Single-sided copies of SF should be used.
At the top of the Cover Page of the SF 424, enter the single priority area number under which the application is being submitted. An application should be submitted under only one priority area.
2. SF 424A Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs
With respect to the 424A, Budget Information—Non-Construction Programs, Sections A, B, C, E, and F are to be completed. Section D does not need to be completed.
In order to assist applicants in correctly completing the SF 424 and 424A, detailed instructions for completing these forms are contained on the forms themselves. See the Instructions accompanying SF 424A, as well as the instructions set forth below.
Section A—Budget Summary
Column (a) Line 1—Enter OCS FVPS Program.
Column (b) Line 1—Enter 93.592.
Columns (c) and (d)—Not Applicable.
Columns (e), (f) and (g)—For lines 1 through 4, enter in appropriate amounts needed to support the project for the entire project period.
Enter the figures from Line 1 for all columns completed, (e), (f), and (g).
Section B—Budget Categories
This section should contain entries for OCS funds only. For all projects, the first budget period will be entered in Column (1).
Allocability of costs is governed by applicable cost principles set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 45, parts 74 and 92.
Budget estimates for administrative costs must be supported by adequate detail for the grants officer to perform a cost analysis and review. Adequately detailed calculations for each budget object class are those which reflect Start Printed Page 64442estimation methods, quantities, unit costs, salaries, and other similar quantitative detail sufficient for the calculation to be duplicated. For any additional object class categories included under the object class other, identify the additional object class(es) and provide supporting calculations.
Supporting narratives and justifications are required for each budget category, with emphasis on unique/special initiatives; large dollar amounts; local, regional, or other travel; new positions; major equipment purchases; and training programs.
A detailed itemized budget with a separate budget justification for each major item should be included as indicated below:
Personnel— Enter the total costs of salaries and wages.
Justification— Identify the project director and staff. Specify by title or name the percentage of time allocated to the project, the individual annual salaries and the cost to the project (both Federal and non-Federal) of the organization's staff who will be working on the project.
Fringe Benefits— Enter the total costs of fringe benefits unless treated as part of an approved indirect cost rate, which is entered on Line 6j.
Justification— Enter the total costs of fringe benefits, unless treated as part of an approved indirect cost rate. Provide a breakdown of amounts and percentages that comprise fringe benefit costs.
Travel— Enter total cost of all travel by employees of the project. Do not enter costs for consultant's travel.
Justification— Include the name(s) of traveler(s), total number of trips, destinations, length of stay, mileage rate, transportation costs and subsistence allowances. Traveler must be a person listed under the personnel line or employee being paid under non-federal share. (Note: Local transportation and Consultant travel costs are entered on Line 6h.)
Equipment— Enter the total costs of all equipment to be acquired by the project. Equipment means an article of non-expendable, tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost which equals or exceeds the lesser of (a) the capitalization level established by the organization for financial statement purposes, or (b) $5,000. [Note: If an applicant's current rate agreement was based on another definition for equipment, such as “tangible personal property $500 or more”, the applicant shall use the definition used by the cognizant agency in determining the rate(s). However, consistent with the applicant's equipment policy, lower limits may be set.]
Justification— Equipment to be purchased with Federal funds must be required to conduct the project, and the applicant organization or its subgrantees must not already have the equipment or a reasonable facsimile available to the project.
Supplies— Enter the total costs of all tangible personal property other than that included on line 6d.
Justification— Provide a general description of what is being purchased such as type of supplies: Office, classroom, medical, etc. Include equipment costing less than $5,000 per item.
Contractual— Enter the total costs of all contracts, including (1) procurement contracts (except those which belong on other lines such as equipment, supplies, etc.) and (2) contracts with secondary recipient organizations including delegate agencies and specific project(s) or businesses to be financed by the applicant.
Justification— Attach a list of contractors, indicating the names of the organizations, the purposes of the contracts, the estimated dollar amounts, and selection process of the awards as part of the budget justification. Also provide back-up documentation identifying the name of contractor, purpose of contract, and major cost elements.
Whenever the applicant/grantee intends to delegate part of the program to another agency, the applicant/grantee must submit Sections A and B of this Form SF-424A, completed for each delegate agency by agency title, along with the required supporting information referenced in the applicable instructions.
The total costs of all such agencies will be part of the amount shown on Line 6f. Provide draft Request for Proposal in accordance with 45 CFR part 74, Appendix A. All procurement transactions shall be conducted in a manner to provide, to the maximum extent practical, open and free competition.
Contractual cannot be a person—must be an organization, firm, etc. Enter Consultant cost on Line 6h.
Construction— Not applicable.
Other— Enter the total of all other costs. Such costs, where applicable, may include, but are not limited to, insurance, food, medical and dental costs (non-contractual), fees and travel paid directly to individual consultants, local transportation (all travel which does not require per diem is considered local travel), space and equipment rentals, printing and publication, computer use training costs including tuition and stipends, training service costs including wage payments to individuals and supportive service payments, and staff development costs.
Total Direct Charges— Enter the total of 6a through 6h.
Indirect Charges— Enter the total amount of indirect costs. This line should be used only when the applicant currently has an indirect cost rate approved by DHHS or other Federal agencies.
Totals— Enter the total amount of Lines 6i and 6j.
Program Income— Enter the estimated amount of income, if any, expected to be generated from this project. Separately show expected program income generated from OCS support and income generated from other mobilized funds. Do not add or subtract this amount from the budget total. Show the nature and source of income in the program narrative statement.
Justification— Describe the nature, source and anticipated use of program income in the Program Narrative Statement.
Section C—Non-Federal Resources
This section is to record the amounts of Non-Federal resources that will be used to support the project. Non-Federal resources mean other than OCS funds for which the applicant has received a commitment. Provide a brief explanation, on a separate sheet, showing the type of contribution, broken out by Object Class Category, (See SF-424A, Section B.6) and whether it is cash or third party in-kind. The firm commitment of these required funds must be documented and submitted with the application in order to be given credit in the Criterion.
Except in unusual situations, this documentation must be in the form of letters of commitment or letters of intent from the organization(s)/individuals from which funds will be received.
Column (a)—Enter the project title.
Column (b)—Enter the amount of cash or donations to be made by the applicant.
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Column (d)—Enter the amount of cash and third party in-kind contributions to be made from all other sources.
Column (e)—Enter the total of columns (b), (c), and (d).
Lines 9, 10 and 11:
Carry the total of each column of Line 8, (b) through (e). The amount in Column (e) should be equal to the amount on Section A, Line 5, Column (f).
Justification— Describe third party in-kind contributions, if included.
Section F—Other Budget Information
Direct Charges—Include narrative justification required under Section B for each object class category for the total project period.
Indirect Charges—Enter the type of DHHS or other Federal agency approved indirect cost rate (provisional, predetermined, final or fixed) that will be in effect during the funding period, the estimated amount of the base to which the rate is applied and the total indirect expense. Also, enter the date the rate was approved, where applicable. Attach a copy of the approved rate agreement.
Provide any other explanations and continuation sheets required or deemed necessary to justify or explain the budget information.
3. Project Summary Description
Clearly mark this separate page with the applicant name as shown in item 5 of the SF 424, and the title of the project as shown in item 11 of the SF 424. The summary description should not exceed 300 words. These 300 words become part of the computer database on each project.
Care should be taken to produce a summary description which accurately and concisely reflects the application. It should describe the objectives of the project, the approaches to be used and the outcomes expected. The description should also include a list of major products that will result from the proposed project, such as software packages, materials, management procedures, data collection instruments, training packages, or videos (please note that audiovisuals should be closed captioned). The project summary description, together with the information on the SF 424, will constitute the project “abstract.” It is the major source of information about the proposed project and is usually the first part of the application that the reviewers read in evaluating the application.
4. Program Narrative Statement
The Program Narrative Statement is a very important part of an application. It should be clear, concise, and address the specific requirements mentioned under the priority area description in Part II. The narrative should also provide information concerning how the application meets the evaluation criteria using the following headings:
(a) Need for the Project;
(b) Goals and Objectives;
(d) Results and Benefits; and
(e) Level of Effort.
The specific information to be included under each of these headings is described in Part III, Evaluation Criteria.
The narrative should be typed double-spaced on a single-side of an 81/2″ x 11″ plain white paper, with 1″ margins on all sides. All pages of the narrative (including charts, references/footnotes, tables, maps, exhibits, etc.) must be sequentially numbered, beginning with “Objectives and Need for the Project” as page number one. Applicants should not submit reproductions of larger size paper, reduced to meet the size requirement.
The length of the application, including the application forms and all attachments, should not exceed 60 pages. A page is a single side of an 81/2″ x 11″ sheet of paper. Applicants are requested not to send pamphlets, maps, brochures or other printed material along with their application as these pose photocopy difficulties. These materials, if submitted, will not be included in the review process if they exceed the 60-page limit. Each page of the application will be counted to determine the total length.
5. Organizational Capability Statement
The Organizational Capability Statement should consist of a brief (two to three pages) background description of how the applicant organization (or the unit within the organization that will have responsibility for the project) is organized, the types and quantity of services it provides, and/or the research and management capabilities it possesses. This description should cover capabilities not included in the Program Narrative Statement. It may include descriptions of any current or previous relevant experience, or describe the competence of the project team and its demonstrated ability to produce a final product that is readily comprehensible and usable. An organization chart showing the relationship of the project to the current organization should be included.
Applicants are required to file an SF 424B, Assurances—Non-Construction Programs, and the Certification Regarding Lobbying. Both must be signed and returned with the application. In addition, applicants must certify their compliance with:
Drug-Free Workplace Requirements; and
Debarment and Other Responsibilities; and
Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
These certifications are self-explanatory. Copies of these assurances/certifications are reprinted at the end of this Application Kit and should be reproduced as necessary. A duly authorized representative of the applicant organization must certify that the applicant is in compliance with these assurances/certifications. A signature on the SF 424 indicates compliance with the Drug Free Workplace Requirements, and Debarment and Other Responsibilities, and Environmental Tobacco Smoke certifications.
E. The Application Package
Each application package must include an original and four copies of the complete application. Each copy should be stapled securely (front and back if necessary) in the upper left-hand corner. All pages of the narrative (including charts, tables, maps, exhibits, etc.) must be sequentially numbered, beginning with page one. In order to facilitate handling, please do not use covers, binders or tabs. Do not include extraneous materials as attachments, such as agency promotion brochures, slides, tapes, film clips, minutes of meetings, survey instruments or articles of incorporation.
Applicants should include a self-addressed stamped acknowledgement card. All applicants will be notified automatically about the receipt of their application. If acknowledgement of receipt of your application is not received within three weeks after the deadline date, please notify to Family Violence Operations Center by telephone at (703) 351-7676.
F. Post-Award Information and Reporting Requirements
Following approval of the applications selected for funding, notice of project approval and authority to draw down project funds will be made in writing. The official award document is the Financial Assistance Award Start Printed Page 64444which provides the amount of Federal funds approved for use in the project, the project and budget periods for which support is provided, the terms and conditions of the award, the total project period for which support is contemplated, and the total required financial grantee participation.
General Conditions and Special Conditions (where the latter are warranted) which will be applicable to grants, grantees will be subject to the provisions of 45 CFR part 74 or 92.
Grantees will be required to submit semi-annual financial reports (SF 269) throughout the project period, as well as a final progress and financial report within 90 days of the termination of the project.
Grantees are subject to the audit requirements in 45 CFR parts 74 (non-governmental), 92 (governmental), and OMB Circular A-133. If an applicant does not request indirect costs, it should anticipate in its budget request the cost of having an audit performed at the end of the grant period.
Section 319 of Public Law 101-121, signed into law on October 23, 1989, imposes prohibitions and requirements for disclosure and certification related to lobbying on recipients of Federal contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and loans. It provides exemptions or Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations. Current and prospective recipients (and their subtier contractors and/or grantees) are prohibited from using Federal funds, other than profits from a Federal contract, for lobbying Congress or any Federal agency in connection with the award of a contract, grant, cooperative agreement or loan. In addition, for each award action in excess of $100,000 (or $150,000 for loans) the law requires recipients and their subtier contractors and/or subgrantees (1) To certify that they have neither used nor will use any appropriated funds for payment to lobbyists; (2) to disclose the name, address, payment details, and the purpose of any agreements with lobbyists whom recipients or their subtier contractors or subgrantees will pay with profits or 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.Start Signature
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 93.592, Family Violence Prevention and Services)
Dated: December 7, 2001.
Clarence H. Carter,
Director, Office of Community Services.
List of Attachments
Attachment A—Certification Regarding Lobbying
Attachment B—Certification Regarding Debarment
Attachment C—Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Attachment D—Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace
Attachment E—State Single Point of Contact
Certification Regarding Lobbying
Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative Agreements
The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:
(1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of an agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
(2) If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, “Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,” in accordance with its instructions.
(3) The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
Statement for Loan Guarantees and Loan Insurance
The undersigned states, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that:
If any funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a loan, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, “Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,” in accordance with its instructions. Submission of this statement is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
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Instructions for Completion of SF-LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
This disclosure form shall be completed by the reporting entity, whether subawardee or prime Federal recipient, at the initiation or receipt of a covered Federal action, or a material change to a previous filing, pursuant to title 31 U.S.C. section 1352. The filing of a form is required for each payment or agreement to make payment to any lobbying entity for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with a covered Federal action. Complete all items that apply for both the initial filing and material change report. Refer to the implementing guidance published by the Office of Management and Budget for additional information.
1. Identify the type of covered Federal action for which lobbying activity is and/or has been secured to influence the outcome of a covered Federal action.
2. Identify the status of the covered Federal action.
3. Identify the appropriate classification of this report. If this is a followup report caused by a material change to the information previously reported, enter the year and quarter in which the change occurred. Enter the date of the last previously submitted report by this reporting entity for this covered Federal action.
4. Enter the full name, address, city, State and zip code of the reporting entity. Include Congressional District, if known. Check the appropriate classification of the reporting entity that designated 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 organization level below agency name, if known. For example, Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard.
7. Enter the Federal program name or description for the covered Federal action (item 1). If known, enter the full Catalog of federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for grants, cooperative agreements, loans, and loan commitments.
8. Enter the most appropriate Federal identifying number available for the Federal action identified in item 1 (e.g., Request for Proposal (RFP) number; Invitation for Bid (IFB) number; grant announcement number; the contract, grant, or loan award number; the application/proposal control number assigned by the Federal agency). Include prefixes, e.g., “RFP-DE-90-001.”
9. For a covered Federal action when 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 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.
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 or had a civil judgment rendered against them for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property;
(c) Are not presently indicted for or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity (Federal, State or local) with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (1)(b) of this certification; and
(d) Have not within a three-year period preceding this application/proposal had one or more public transactions (Federal, State or local) terminated for cause or default.
(2) Where the prospective primary participant is unable to certify to any of the statements in this certification, such prospective participant shall attach an explanation to this proposal.
Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility and Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions
Instructions for Certification
1. By signing and submitting this proposal, the prospective lower tier participant is providing the certification set out below.
2. The certification in this clause is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was entered into. If it is later determined that the prospective lower tier participant knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government the department or agency with which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.
3. The prospective lower tier participant shall provide immediate written notice to the person to which this proposal is submitted if at any time the prospective lower tier participant learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or had become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances.
4. The terms covered transaction, debarred, suspended, ineligible, lower tier covered transaction, participant, person, primary covered transaction, principal, proposal, and voluntarily excluded, as used in this 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 Covered Transaction,” without modification, in all lower tier covered transactions and in all solicitations for lower tier covered transactions.
7. A participant in a covered transaction may rely upon a certification of a prospective participant in a lower tier covered transaction that it is not proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, debarred, suspended, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from covered transactions, unless it knows that the certification is erroneous. A participant may decide the method and frequency by which it determines the eligibility of its principals. Each participant may, but is not required to, check the List of Parties Excluded from Federal Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs.
8. Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render in good faith the certification required by this clause. The knowledge and information of a participant is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings.
9. Except for transactions authorized under paragraph 5 of these instructions, if a participant in a covered transaction knowingly enters into a lower tier covered transaction with a person who is proposed for debarment under 48 CFR part 9, subpart 9.4, suspended, debarred, ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction, in addition to other remedies available to the Federal Government, the department or agency with which this transaction originated may pursue available remedies, including suspension and/or debarment.
Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, Ineligibility an Voluntary Exclusion—Lower Tier Covered Transactions
(1) The prospective lower tier participant certifies, by submission of this proposal, that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible, or voluntarily 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.
Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke
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 routinely owned or leased or contracted for by an entity and used routinely or regularly for provision of health, day care, education, or library services to children under the age of 18, if the services are funded by Federal programs either directly or through State or local governments, by Federal grant, contract, loan, or loan guarantee. The law does not apply to children's services provided in private residences, facilities funded solely by Medicare or Medicaid funds, and portions of facilities used for inpatient drug or alcohol treatment. Failure to comply with the provisions of the law may result in the imposition of a civil monetary penalty of up to $1000 per day and/or the imposition of an administrative compliance order on the responsible entity. By signing and submitting this application the applicant/grantee certifies that it will comply with the requirements of the Act.
The applicant/grantee further agrees that it will require the language of this certification be included in any subawards which contain provisions for the children's services and that all subgrantees shall certify accordingly.
Certification Regarding 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 point is: Division of Grants Management and Oversight, Office of Management and Acquisition, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 517-D, 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201.
Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Instructions for Certification)
1. By signing and/or submitting this application or grant agreement, the grantee is providing the certification set out below.
2. The certification set out below is a material representation of fact upon which reliance is placed when the agency awards the grant. If it is later determined that the grantee knowingly rendered a false certification, or otherwise violates the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act, the agency, in addition to any other remedies available to the Federal Government, may take action authorized under the Drug-Free Workplace Act.
3. For grantees other than individuals, Alternate I applies.
4. For grantees who are individuals, Alternate II applies. Start Printed Page 64448
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.
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. OMB's point of contact for the SPOC list is Fredrick J. Charney (202) 395-3993 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This listing is also published in the Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance biannually
October 5, 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, NW. Suite 1200, Washington, DC 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) Start Printed Page 64449414-0479, Contact: Cherie Trainor, (850) 414-5495.
Deborah Stephens, Coordinator, Georgia State Clearinghouse, 270 Washington Street, SW.—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) 751-4834, 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.
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) 558-3248.
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.
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*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; New York; 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 Supplemental Information
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