93.632: Developmental Disabilities University Affiliated Programs

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Objectives: To defray the cost of administration and operation of programs that: (1) provide interdisciplinary training for personnel concerned with developmental disabilities; (2) demonstrate community service activities which include training and technical assistance and may include direct services, e.g., family support, individual support, personal assistance services, educational, vocational, clinical, health and prevention; (3) disseminate findings related to the provision of services to researchers and government agencies; and (4) generate information on the need for further service-related research.



Applicant Eligibility: A public or nonprofit entity which is associated with, or is an integral part of a college or university and which provides at least: interdisciplinary training; demonstration of exemplary services, technical assistance, and dissemination of findings.

Beneficiary Eligibility: Individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities attributable to a mental and/or physical impairment, their families, and personnel and trainees providing services to them.

Credentials/Documentation: Assurance of maintenance of effort; statement of financial resources, especially other federally-assisted programs; identification of personnel needs and resources as found in developmental disabilities State Plans for the applicant's service area; evaluation of present training programs and utilization of space in the facility; and capability of informing researchers and others in development of services related research.


Preapplication Coordination: No preapplication form is required. Consultation and assistance in preparing application is available at the DHHS Central Office. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure: Application forms are available from the DHHS Central Office. Completed application forms and narrative should be sent to the State Developmental Disabilities Council, Designated State Agency and Protection and Advocacy agency for review and comment. The standard application forms, as furnished by DHHS must be used for this program.

Award Procedure: Applications are evaluated by outside peer reviews and grants are awarded at the DHHS ADD Central Office. Recommendations for funding are made by the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines: Contact DHHS Central Office for future deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 45 to 90 days.

Appeals: Appeals are processed in accordance with regulations in 45 CFR, Part 16.

Renewals: Same as Application Procedure.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals: A University Affiliated Program must provide and be in compliance with performance standards that reflect the special needs of all individuals with developmental disabilities who are of various ages and address the objectives of the program.

Examples of Funded Projects: Grants were funded to assist in the operation of public or nonprofit facilities which are associated with a college or university and provide training programs and delivery of services for persons with developmental disabilities. In addition, training grants in the areas of early intervention programs, elderly people with developmental disabilities, community-based service programs, positive behavior management programs, assistive technology, Americans with Disabilities Act, community transition and projects of special concern to the University Affiliated Programs which are developed in consultation with the State Developmental Disabilities Council were supported.

Range & Average of Financial Assistance: $200,000 to $350,000; $200,000. Core support grants: $200,000 to $350,000; $200,000. Training Initiative Projects: $90,000.


93.632 PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In fiscal year 1996, core support grants were awarded to 60 University Affiliated Programs and one supplement was awarded to the Pacific Basin (American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). A total of 60 training initiative projects were awarded.



Type of Assistance: Project Grants.

Obligations: (Grants) FY 95 $18,979,174; FY 96 est $17,461,000; and FY 97 est $18,979,174.

Budget Account Number: 75-1536-0-1-506.

Authorization: Mental Retardation Facilities and Construction Act of 1963, Title I, Part B, Public Law 88-164, as amended, Public Laws 91-517, 94-103, 95-602; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended, Public Law 97-35; Developmental Disabilities Act of 1984; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, as amended, Title I, Section 100, Public Law 98-527; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act Amendments of 1987, Public Law 100-146, Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1990, Public Law 101-496; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 1994, Public Law 103-230, 42 U.S.C. 6061 - 6066.

Regulations, Guidelines, & Literature: Regulations are published in Chapter XIII of Title 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1388.


Regional or Local Office: None.

Headquarters Office: Division of Program Development, Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC 20201. Phone: (202) 690-5911. Contact: Gail Evans. FTS is not available.


Formula & Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. Federal share of project grant awarded may not exceed 75 percent of the necessary cost of project, except that if project activities or products target individuals with developmental disabilities who live in an urban or rural area, the Federal share may not exceed 90% of the project's necessary costs.

Length & Time Phasing of Assistance: UAP core and training projects initiative awards are made for a 12-month budget period; feasibility study awards are made for a 6-month period.

Uses & Use Restrictions: Salaries for administrators, coordinators, and others needed to operate a training facility, maintenance and housekeeping personnel, overhead expenses, and expenses required to start up new programs, and faculty for training programs who will meet critical manpower shortages and are not eligible for support from other sources.


Reports: Semi-annual progress reports are required. Fiscal reports are required as prescribed by grant specifications. Final progress report is required upon project completion.

Audits: Audits are conducted in accordance with the requirements in 45 CFR, Parts 74 and 92.

Records: Records must be maintained for 3 years.

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