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CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
Current Year: Grants: $l, 000,000,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $l, 000,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To make grants to States and Tribes to assist low- income families with child care and to: (1) to allow each State maximum flexibility in developing child care programs and policies that best suit the needs of children and parents within State; (2) to promote parental choice to empower working parents to make their own decisions on the child care that best suits their family’s needs; (3) to encourage States to provide consumer education information to help parents make informed choices about child care; (4) to assist States to provide child care to parents flying to achieve independence from public assistance; and (5) to assist States in implementing the health, safety, licensing, and registration standards established in State regulations. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: The Chief Executive Officer of each grantee must designate a Lead Agency, the duties of which shall include developing a plan. In conjunction with the development of the plan, the lead agency must hold at least one public hearing with sufficient time and statewide distribution of the notice of such hearing, to allow the public an opportunity to comment on the provision of child care services under the plan. The lead agency must also coordinate the provision of services under the program with other Federal, State, and local childcare and early childhood development programs. Also, the lead agency must consult with appropriate representatives of units of general-purpose local government. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: The Lead Agency of each State, Territorial or Tribal Government desiring to receive an allotment for a fiscal year is required to submit a plan to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Each plan must contain certifications and assurances by the Chief Executive Officer of the Lead Agency that it will comply with the requirements of the Child Care and Development Fund and the applicable regulations. The plan must also contain information which includes: the provision of assurances regarding policies and procedures as stated in Section 658E(c)(2) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 as amended; an outline of the intended use of block grant funds; the provision of certification regarding payment rates as stated in Section 658E(c)(4) of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act; and the establishment of a sliding fee scale. 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99 specify additional requirements. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A- 110. Award Procedure: Grants are awarded after the receipt and approval of the plan by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families. Deadlines: Contact Headquarters Office listed below for deadline dates. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: The Department will review the plans for approval and will act on the plans within 90 days. Appeals: Guidelines for appeals of disapprovals for State, Territorial, and Tribal Government plans are specified in regulations, 45 CFR 99. Renewals: Plans for States, Tribes, and tribal organizations must be submitted every 2 years. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Preschool; (b) School; (c) Child (6-15); (d) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Persons are encouraged to communicate with the Regional Administrators, (See Appendix IV of Catalog for addresses of Regional Offices.) Contact: Barbara Binker, Director of Policy, Child Care Bureau, and ACYF. Telephone: (202) 690-
6782, Fax (202) 690-5600, bbinker@ACF.DHHS.gov. Headquarters Office: Child Care Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 330 ‘C’ Street, SW.. Washington, D.C. 20447. Telephone: (202) 690-6782. Use same number for FTS. Contact: Carmen R. Nazario.


COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM
Current Year: Grants: $l9,235,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$76,941,000 Total:$96,176,000
OBJECTIVES: To improve the health and nutritional status of low income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age of 6, and elderly persons through the



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donation of supplemental foods. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Application is made through submission of a State Plan of Program Operation and Administration as required by the Federal agency. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.’ An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-l02 must be used for this program by State and local government grantees only. Application Procedure: The State agency shall require each agency that desires approval as a local agency, to submit an application that contains sufficient information to enable the State agency to make a determination of eligibility for that agency The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. A-l 02 must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Individual participants may apply for program benefits at an approved local agency. Award Procedure: Funds are awarded by the Department to State agencies in accordance with the priorities and funding formulas set forth in program regulations and legislation, State agencies, in turn, distribute administrative funds to the local level. Deadlines: A State plan for the next fiscal year is required by August 15. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: A determination will be made within 30 days of submission of a completed plan. Appeals: Local agency appeals: The State agency provides a hearing appeal procedure for a local agency adversely affected by a State agency or local agency action. The right to appeal is granted whenever an action would adversely affect participation. Individual participant appeals: The State agency provides a hearing appeal procedure for any individual who receives a State or local agency action that results in denial of benefits under the program. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Women; (c) Infant (0-5); (d) Child (6-15);
(e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: See Food and Nutrition Service regional offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Food Distribution Division, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA
22302. Contact: Les Johnson, Director. Telephone: (703) 305-2680.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANTS SECTION 108 LOAN GUARANTEES Current Year: Grants: $0,000 Loans: $l, 261,000,000 Other: $0,000 Total: Sl, 261,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large-scale physical development projects. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Pre-application requirements are found in 24 CFR Section 570.704. Pre-submission requirements are similar to those applicable for the Community Development Block Grants Program. Proposed activities must be consistent with a unit of local government’s consolidated plan submitted for HUD’s Community Planning and Development Programs. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: Application requirements are found in 24
CFR Section 570.704. Award Procedure: Upon approval of an application, HUD will issue to the worthy applicant an offer of commitment to guarantee notes or other obligations issued by the applicant or its public agency designee. The commitment will be subject to compliance with applicable requirements and such conditions as HID may specify in the commitment document Furthermore, borrowers are required to pledge current and future CDBG funds as security for the loan guarantee. HID also requires that the loan guarantee be secured with other collateral. Deadlines: None; applications can be submitted at any time. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: None. Appeals: None. Renewals: Not Applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Moderate Income; (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Contact appropriate HUD Field Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Financial Management Division, Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW. Washington, DC 20410





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COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT
Current Year: Grants: $5,499,84l,000 Loans:$0,000 Othet$0,000 Total: $5,499,841,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient (particularly families who are attempting to transition off a State program carried out under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act) and (1) To provide services and activities having a measurable and potential major impact on causes of poverty in the community or those areas of the community where poverty is a particularly acute problems (2)To provide activities designed to assist low- income participants, including the elderly poor, to: (a) Secure and retain meaningful employment;
(b) attain an adequate education; (c) make better use of available income; (d) obtain and maintain adequate housing and a suitable living environment; (e) obtain emergency assistance through loans or grants to meet immediate and urgent individual and timely needs, including health services, nutritious food, housing, and employment-related assistance; (f) remove obstacles and solve problems which block the achievement of self-sufficiency; (g) achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community; and (h) make more effective use of other related programs; (3) to provide on an emergency basis for the provision of such supplies and services, nutritious foodstuffs, and related services, as may be necessary to counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition among the poor; (4) to coordinate and establish linkages between governmental and other social services programs to assure the effective delivery of such services to low-income individuals; and (5) to encourage the use of entities in the private sector of the community in efforts to ameliorate poverty in the community. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre- application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under EO. 12372. Application Procedure: Each State desiring to receive an allotment for a fiscal year is required to submit an application to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Each application must contain assurances by the Chief Executive Officer of the State that the State will comply with Section
675B of the Community Services Block Grant Act and also meet conditions enumerated in Section 675C. No funds may be allotted to the State unless the legislature of the State conducts public hearings on the proposed use and distribution of funds to be provided under the Act. The latter sets forth the general purpose for which funds will be used, restrictions on administrative expenses, provisions for transfer of funds to other programs, eligible recipients, board requirements for community action agencies and other nonprofit organizations, fiscal control, monitoring, and Federal investigation provisions, coordination between antipoverty programs in each community and certain prohibitions on political activities. The Chief Executive Officer of each State is also required to prepare and submit a plan to the Secretary of HHS describing how the State will carry out the assurances in Section 675c. This program is excluded from coverage under 45 CFR, Part 1050. Award Procedure: HHS determines the amount of hinds to be allocated as block grants to each State in accordance with the formula set forth in the Community Services Block Grant Act. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has the authority to apportion to the HHS through the course of a year the Congressional appropriation for block grants. Consistent with CMBs apportionment of funds, I-INS will assign allotments to the States through individual awards or a series of awards, normally on a quarterly basis. Deadlines: States may apply for hinds anytime during the fiscal year. Indian Tribes and organizations must apply by September 1 of each year to receive funds in the next Federal fiscal year.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable. Appeals: Funds may be withheld from any State, which does not utilize its allotment substantially in accordance with the provisions of the Community Services Block Grant Act, and the assurances provided in its application, this may be done only after adequate notice and an opportunity for a hearing conducted within the affected State. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Public nonprofit institution/organization; (b) Individual/Family; (c) Unemployed; (d) Low Income; (e) Senior Citizen
(60+); INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters
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and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 LeEnfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202) 401-9343.


COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT DISCRETIONARY AWARDS
Current Year: Grants:$48,552,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:548,552,000
OBJECTIVES: To support program activities of national or regional significance to alleviate the causes of poverty in distressed communities which promote: (1) full-time permanent jobs for poverty level project area residents; (2) income and/or ownership opportunities for low-income community members; (3) a better standard of living for rural low-income individuals in terms of water and waste-water treatment; and (4) national or regional programs designed to provide character building, sports and physical fitness activities for low- income youth. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in the State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The standard application forms as furnished by Dl-{HS and required by Title 45 CR, Part 74 must be wed. An environmental impact statement may be required for certain projects under this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12312,
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.’ An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in the State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The standard application forms as furnished by DHHS and required by Title 45 CFR, Part
74 must be used. An environmental impact statement may be required for certain projects under this program. Application Procedure: Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Announcements concerning the availability of funds, requests for applications, along with application form and assurance documents, are published in the Federal Register. Applications to the Office of Community Services for grants under the announcement should be addressed to: Director, Division of Discretionary Grants, OFM, Administration for Children and Families, 6th Floor, OFM/DGM, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Applicants are urged to inform and coordinate application submissions with State and local governments where such information and coordination is appropriate or necessary for the success of the program. This program is subject to the provisions of Title 45 CFR, Part 74 (non-governmental entities) or Part
92 (governmental entities). All applications for assistance under this program must contain: (1) SF424, Application for Federal Assistance; (2) SF-424A, Budget Information; (3) SF-424B, Assurances-Non-Construction Programs; (4) Certificate Regarding Drug Free Workplace Requirements; (5) Certification regarding environmental tobacco smoke; (6) Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters; and (7) Certification Regarding Lobbying. These must be accompanied by a detailed budget, and a program narrative submitted in accordance with the format detailed in the program announcement. Award Procedure: The Director, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families
(ACE), will make the final decision on all grant awards. Selection of applicants will be determined based on the review criteria outlined in the program announcement. Deadlines: For program deadlines, applicants should contact: Office of Community Services, ACE, 5th floor, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 90 days. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Unemployed; (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Thornell K. Page, Division of Community Discretionary Programs, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC
20441. Telephone: (202)401- 9345.


DIRECT HOUSING NATURAL DISASTER LOANS AND GRANTS
Current Year: Grants: $2,000 Loans: $54l 5,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $420,000
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natural disaster. Funds are only available to the extent that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not provide funds. For the purpose of administering these funds, natural disaster will only include those counties identified by a Presidential declaration. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No, A-I02 and E.0. 12372. Application Procedure: Applicants must file Form RD 4 10-4 at the RI-IS/RD county office serving the county where the dwelling is located. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-I 10. Award Procedure: the Community Development Manager gives final approval of the application. Deadlines: Applicants must file applications from the date of declaration designation and until supplemental appropriated funds are exhausted. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 30 to 60 days subject to the availability of funds, from the time the application is filed if no backlog of applications exists. Appeals: Applicants may request reconsideration at the local RD county office or may appeal adverse actions in accordance with RD instruction appeal procedure. Appeals may be filed within 30 days after the loan/grant applicants receive notification of the adverse decision. Renewals: Applicants may reapply at any time. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family;
(b) Anyone/general public; (c) Homeowner; (d) Land/Property Owner; (e) Low Income; (I) Rural; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult your local telephone directory under United States Department of Agriculture for RD county office number. If no listing, contact appropriate RD State Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Director, Single Family Processing Division, Rural Housing Service (RI-IS), Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1474.


EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS)
Current Year: Grants: $45,000,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total:$45,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To make funds available to States for processing, storage and distribution costs incurred by State and local agencies in providing food assistance to needy persons. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: (a) State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals);APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under P.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application
Procedure: Not necessary; all States are eligible to participate. However, this program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-l02. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-I 10. Award Procedure: Cash assistance is allocated among the States on the basis of poverty level households (60 percent) and of unemployed persons (40 percent). At a minimum, States must make 40 percent of the administrative grant available to local agencies or expend such funds on theft behalf. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: As required; 60 days or more. Appeals: None. Renewals: Not applicable. INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: See Food and Nutrition Service Regional Office contacts listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Food Distribution Division, FNS, USDA, Room 502, Park Office Center, 3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria,
VA 22302. Contact: Les Johnson, Director. Telephone: (703) 305-2680.


EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FOOD COMMODITIES)
Current Year: Grants: $590,000,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$90,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To make food commodities available to States for use in providing food assistance to needy persons. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: All States are eligible to participate, no applications necessary. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB No.



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Circular A-110. Award Procedure: Assistance is allocated among the States on the basis of poverty level households (60 percent) and of unemployed persons (40 percent). Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable. Appeals: None. Renewals: Federal/State agreements are ongoing and amended as necessary. Individuals are re-certified periodically. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Anyone/general public; (c) Unemployed; (d) Welfare Recipient; (e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: See Food and Nutrition Service Regional Office contacts listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Food Distribution Division, FNS, USDA, Room 502, Park Office Center,
3101 Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302. Contact: Las Johnson, Director. Telephone: (703)
305-2680.


EMPLOYMENT SERVICES AND JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
Current Year: Grants: $23,717,000 Loans: $0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $23,717,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide, foster, and promote job training and other services, which are most appropriately administered at the national level. Programs operate in more than one State and serve groups with particular disadvantages in the labor market. To promote and foster new or improved linkages between the network of Federal, State, and local employment, training, and human resource agencies and components of the private sector. To carry out other special Federal responsibilities under the Act. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None except as specified by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) for solicited proposals and applications. This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order No. 12372. Application Procedure: Solicited Proposals and Applications - Instructions regarding application procedures will be furnished in the solicitation; Unsolicited Proposals - Applicants should provide information (including documentation) justifying the need for the proposed activity and how it is consistent with the Act; a proposed statement of work which includes what is to be done, by and for whom, how and when, anticipated benefits, and should present a quarterly schedule of output; information regarding the applicant including capability to conduct and manage the proposed activity, and its organization and proposed project staffing; a detailed budget; and, when an activity is to include other entities in providing training, services, or employment opportunities, documentation of this commitment. Award Procedure: the ETA Office of Contracting usually determines Awards. Occasionally, ETA regional offices make awards. Award procedures will vary according to the purpose of the award. Deadlines: Unsolicited pre- applications - none. Solicited proposals and applications - ETA will indicate applicable deadlines in the solicitation, Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 45 to 90 days. Appeals: None. Renewals: Renewals are not automatic.
ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Refugee/Alien; (b) Veteran/Service person/Reservist (including dependents); (c) Unemployed; (d) Welfare Recipient; (e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Administrator, Office of Policy and Research, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Contact: Steven Wandner, Telephone: (202)
219-5677.


FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES
Current Year: Grants: $190,000 L.oans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $190,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide educational, counseling, comprehensive medical and social services necessary to enable individuals to freely determine the number and spacing of their children, and by so doing helping to reduce maternal and infant mortality, promote the health of mothers and children, and increase services to males. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre- application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372,
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs. An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her Stale for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is subject to the Public Health Systems Reporting Requirements. Application Procedure: The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45



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CFR 74 (for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations), and 45
CFR 92 (for state and local governments) must be used for this program. All other applicants should submit completed Form PHS-516l-l, (Revised 5/96). U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Giant Application, documenting the need for the grant and the proposed amount of the grant. The Regional Health Administrator has approval authority for the program. Contact should be made with the appropriate Regional Health Administrator (see name/address in Appendix IV) to obtain the Application Kit. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 74, 45 CFR 92, as well as OMB Circular No. A-102 (Administrative Guidelines for state and local governments) and OMB Circular No. A-I 10 (Administrative Guidelines for Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Nonprofit Organizations). Award Procedure: Following approval by the Regional Health Administrator, the Office of Grants Management for Family Planning Services prepares a Notice of Grant Award, secures necessary clearances and approval signatures, issues the Notice of Grant Award, enters the approved award in the grant payment process, and provides notification of grant approval to The public. Deadlines: Contact the Regional Offices for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 90 to 270 days. Appeals: None. Applicants may rework applications through consultation with regional staff. Renewals: Projects are generally given commitments of finding for 3 to 5 years. Projects must submit a continuation application each non- competitive year. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses). Headquarters Office: Program Contact: Sam Taylor, Acting Director, Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 4350 East-West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301)594-4000. Grants Management Contact: Grants Management Officer, Office of Grants Management, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 4350 East-West Highway, Suite
200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4012.


FAMILY SUPPORT PAYMENTS TO STATES ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS
Current Year: Grants: $208,500,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $208,500,000
OBJECTIVES: To set general standards for State administration; provide the Federal financial share to States and U.S. Territories for Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); provide child care so individuals can participate in approved education and training activities and to accept or maintain employment; provide temporary emergency assistance to families with children; provide aid to the aged, blind, and the permanently and totally disabled in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and monitor the performance and administration of These programs. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms, as furnished by DHHS and required by OMB Circular No. A-I 02 for State and local governments must be used for this program. Applications are available from the Administration for Children and Families (OFAIACF) Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.) This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Eligible individuals should apply directly to their State or local welfare agency. Slates should contact the OFAIACF Regional Administrators for application forms. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.) OFAIACF Regional Administrators have authority to approve applications and amendments; the Assistant Secretary holds disapproval authority for Children and Families. States contact HHS Regional Offices for applications for administrative funds. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-l 10. Award Procedure: Once an application is approved, States are awarded funds quarterly based on ACYF-approved estimates of maintenance assistance and administrative costs. Notification of awards must be made to the designated State agency. Individuals eligible for AFDC receive monthly subsistence checks from State welfare agencies. Childcare costs may be paid directly to participant or to the provider or through use of the childcare disregard. Deadlines: Individuals may apply anytime to theft local welfare agencies for Aid to Families with Dependent Children. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: State or local welfare agencies must have a time standard for notifying applicants of approval/disapproval; not over 45 days after application, except 60 days for aid to disabled. Appeals: Individuals denied assistance must be given a fair hearing on appeal (45 CFR, Chapter



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2, Section 205.10). State agencies may request a hearing before the Assistant Secretary for
Family Support regarding adverse decisions (45 CFR, Chapter 2, Section 201.14; 45 CFR, Part
16). Renewals: Persons receiving assistance must have a face-to-face interview and be reviewed for eligibility every 12 months, except that AFDC recipients must be reviewed and approved every
6 months with at least one face-to-face interview annually unless the State has an approved alternative method. State Plans once approved remain in effect but parts may be amended or revised. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Handicapped (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Crippled); (c) Physically Afflicted (e.g. TB, Arthritis, Heart Disease); (d) Mentally Disabled; (e) Infant (0-5); (f) Child (6-15); (g) Youth (16-21); (h) Welfare Recipient; (i) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Individuals needing assistance should contact the local welfare agency. States should contact OFAIACF Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog.) Headquarters Office: Office of the Director, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services,
5th Floor, Aerospace Building, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202)401-9275.

FARM OPERATING LOANS
Current Year: Grants: $0,000 Loans: $l, 832,083,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $1,832,083,000
OBJECTIVES: To enable operators of not larger than family farms through the extension of credit and supervisory assistance, to make efficient use of their land, labor, and other resources, and to establish and maintain financially viable fanning and ranching operations. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None required. However, an informal conference with the local county office staff is recommended. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102 and E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Applicants file Form FSA 410-I, Application for Direct Loan Assistance, with supporting information, at the local county office of the Farm Service Agency for direct loans or Form FSA 1980-25 with the prospective lender for loan guarantees. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-I 10. Award Procedure: Certification as to eligibility is made by the local county committee (unless that responsibility has been delegated to the Agency credit officials) and an approval determination is made by a FSA official as to loan feasibility and soundness, and whether there is adequate collateral to secure any loan. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: The loan approval official approves or disapproves a completed application within 60 days on a direct loan application and 30 days on a guaranteed loan application. Appeals: Applicants for direct and guaranteed loans, may appeal adverse action taken. The applicant is given an opportunity to appeal the decision to the National Appeals Division. The applicant may, in the final step of the appeals process, request a review by the Director, National Appeals Division, and Washington, DC. For guaranteed loans, both the lender and the applicant must request the appeal. Renewals: Applicants may reapply at any time. Applicants denied assistance through the appeal process must establish that substantial change has occurred, since the denial decision. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); (c) Profit organization; (d) Farmer/Rancher/Agriculture Producer; (e) Land/Property Owner; (1) Youth (16-2 1); (g) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Contact the appropriate FSA State Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency. Director, Loan Making Division, Ag Box 0522, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1632.

FOOD STAMPS
Current Year: Grants:$17,936,166,000 Loans:$O,000 Other:$O,000 Total:517,936,l66,000
OBJECTIVES: To improve diets of low-income households by increasing their food purchasing ability. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372 and OMB Circular No. A-102. Application Procedure: The Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended (Public Law 95-113), requires each State agency to submit to the Food and Nutrition Service for approval, a plan of operation specifying the manner in which the Food Stamp Program will be conducted in every political subdivision within the State. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Award



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Procedure: The Secretary of Agriculture designates each State agency that operates the program upon submission of a request. Deadlines: The authority to continue the Food Stamp Program has been extended through September 30. 2002. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Full implementation of the nationwide mandate was completed in fiscal year 1975, except for certain Indian reservations, which continued in the Food Distribution Program. Appeals: There are no appeals. Renewals: Program continues once approved, unless there is a substantial failure to comply with regulations or withdrawal on the part of the State. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Unemployed; (c) Welfare Recipient (d) Pension Recipient; (e) Low income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: See the Food and Nutrition Service Regional Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Deputy Administrator, Food Stamp Program, Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture, Alexandria, VA
22302. Contact: Susan Carr Gossman, Deputy Administrator, Food Stamp Program, Telephone:
(703) 305-2026.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
Current Year: Grants:$87,272,000, Loans:$0,000 Other.$0.000 Total:$87,272,000
OBJECTIVES: The Foster Grandparent Program provides grants to qualified agencies and organizations for the dual purpose of engaging persons 60 older, particularly those with limited incomes, in volunteer service to meet critical community needs; and to provide a high quality volunteer experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers. Program funds are used to support Foster Grandparents in providing supportive, person to person service to children with exceptional or special needs. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Organizations interested in exploring the possibility of developing a local FOP project should contact the appropriate Corporation for National Service State Program Office. The application forms (modified by the Corporation for National Service with OMB approval), as furnished by the Corporation for National Service and required by OMB Circular No. A-102, must be used for this Program. This Program is eligible for coverage under E.0. 12372,
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the Program for review. Application Procedure: Applications are submitted to the Corporation for National Service State Program Office. This Program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-
110 and A-l02 for State and local governments. Award Procedure: the Corporation for National Service awards Grants. States will be notified of awards through the Federal Assistance Awards Data System (FAADS). Deadlines: Contact the Corporation for National and Community Service State Office for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: 120 days after receipt of application by the Corporation for National Service. Appeals: No formal appeals for denial of initial grant application, but regulations provide for hearings on terminations and suspensions, and opportunity to show cause in cases of denial of refunding. Renewals: Grant renewal applications, usually required annually, are submitted 120 days prior to the end of the current budget period. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) State; (b) Local; (c) Public nonprofit institution/organization; (d) Private non-profit institution/organization; (e) Infant (0-5); (1) Child (6-
15); (g) Senior Citizen (60+); (h) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Corporation for National Service as listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog under the Corporation for National Service. Headquarters Office: National Senior Service Corps, Foster Grandparent Program, Corporation for National Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. Telephone: (202) 606-5000 ext. 181 and 1-100424-8867.
GAINING EARLY AWARENESS AND READINESS FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Current Year: Grants: $120,000,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $120,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To encourage eligible entities to provide or maintain a guarantee to eligible low- income students who obtain a secondary diploma (or its recognized equivalent), of the financial assistance necessary to permit the students to attend an institution of higher education; and supports eligible entities in providing additional counseling, mentoring, academic support, outreach, and supportive services to elementary and middle schools, and secondary school students who are at risk of dropping out of school; and information to students and their parents




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about the advantages of obtaining a postsecondary education and the college financing options for the students and their parents. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under Executive Order 12372,
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his/her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: In any fiscal year in which funds are available for new awards, the Department of Education publishes a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications and establishing a deadline date. An application package is available from the Office of Higher Education Programs. Copies are available on the web page and will also be mailed upon request. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-l10. Award Procedure: Peer review panels composed of representatives from public and private higher education, State, and local education agencies having expertise in elementary, secondary, and higher education are designated to review applications. Deadlines: The deadline date is published in the Federal Register. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Notification usually is made within 4 months of the deadline for submission of applications. Appeals: None. Renewals: Applications for renewal of multi-year projects are processed and funded before those for new projects. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Minority group; (c) Anyone/general public; (d) Student/Trainee; (e) Black; (f) American Indian; (g) Spanish Origin; (h) Oriental; (i) Other Non-White; (j) U.S. Citizen; (k) Women (I) Youth (16-21); (in) Low Income; (n) Education (9-12); (o) Education (13±);INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs. 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Portals Building, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20202-
5131. Contact: Karen W. Johnson on (202) 708-8596. Fax: (202) 708-9046.

GRANTS FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
OBJECTIVES: To promote long-term economic development and assist in the construction of public works and development facilities needed to initiate and support the creation or retention of permanent jobs in the private sector in areas experiencing substantial economic distress. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: The Economic Development Representative (EDR) or other appropriate EDA official will meet with the applicant and community leaders to explore the applicability of the proposed project for EDA funding. If deemed appropriate, a proposal will be requested, After reviewing the proposal, the EDR and or the regional office will notify the applicant if EDA will accept an application. If the project appears viable, a pre-application conference with regional office personnel may be arranged at EDA’s discretion. If EDA invites a formal application, the OMB-approved application form furnished by EDA must be used. An environmental impact assessment is necessary for this program. After a review of the environmental impact assessment is completed, an environmental impact statement may also be required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.G. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs,” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review, Application Procedure: Applicants should contact the EDR servicing the State in which the project is located or other appropriate EDA Official. An Economic Development Representative or other appropriate EDA Official assigned as coordinator of the project for EDA will provide necessary forms and assistance to interested applicants, Award Procedure: Grant applications invited from eligible applicants are approved by the regional offices, and announced by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Deadlines: Generally, the applicants are given 30 days after their applications have been invited to submit the formal application. Range of Approval Disapproval Time: Normally within 60 days of acceptance of a fully completed application. Appeals: None, Renewals: None, ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Unemployed; (b) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Refer to Appendix TV of the Catalog for EDA Regional Office addresses, Headquarters Office: David L, McClain, Director Public Works Division, Economic Development Administration, Room 1-17326, Herbert C. Hoover Building, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, Telephone: (202) 482-5265.



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GREAT LAKES HUMAN HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH
Current Year: Grants: $2,2 13,000 Loans: $0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $2,213,000
OBJECTIVES: To (I) Build upon and amplify the results from past and on-going research in the Great Lakes basin; (2) develop information, databases and research methodology that will provide tong-term benefit to human health effects research in the Great Lakes basin; (3) develop direction for future health effects research; (4) provide state local health officials: the concerned public and their medical health care professionals; (5) in concert with State and local health offices increase the public awareness regarding the potential health implications of the toxic pollution problem in the Great Lakes basin; and (6) coordinate as necessary with relevant Public Health Service (PBS) research programs and activities, including those of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Indian Health Service (INS), as well as the Environmental Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Stale and local health departments, to ameliorate adverse public health impacts of persistent toxic substances in the Great Lakes basin, APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None, An environmental impact statement is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E. 0.12372, ft Application Procedure: Applicants must use application Form 5161-1, Application packets are available from: Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. By formal agreement, the CDC Grants Management Branch will act on behalf of ATSDR on this matter. Award Procedure: The Assistant Administrator, ATSDR, has final authority to approve funding of applications, When an application is approved for funding, the Grants Management Officer, CDC, acting as agent for ATSDR, will prepare a Notice of Grant Award. Deadlines: Contact the Headquarters Office identified below for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately 60 to 90 days. Appeals: None, Renewals: Awards are made for project periods of I to 3 years with 12-month budget periods. Renewals awards cannot be made beyond the project period without competition. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) individual/Family; (b) Minority group; (c) Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); (d) American Indian; (e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. # Headquarters Office: Program Contacts: Dr. Heraline F. Hicks, Division of Toxicology, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mail Stop E-29, Atlanta, Georgia
30333. Telephone: (404) 639-6300 or 6306. Fax: 404-639-6315, E-mail address: MAYI@cdc.gov and HFH2@cdc,gov. Grants Management Contact: Ms. Lisa Garbarino, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920
Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: (770) 488-2710, Fax: (770) 488-
2777.

HEALTH CAREERS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Current Year: Grants: $27,799,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $27,799.000
OBJECTIVES: The HCOP program strives to develop a more competitive applicant pool to build diversity in the health professions. The program’s goal is to provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete, enter, and graduate from health professions schools, allied health professions schools, graduate programs in behavioral and mental health, and programs for the training of physician assistants. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.G. 12372, Application Procedure: The new URL
(Uniform Resource Locator) for the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr) Grants Page is
“hftp://www.hrsa.dhhs.gov/bhpr/grants.html’, The BHPr uses Adobe Acrobat to publish grant documents on the Web page. In order to download, view and print these grants documents, you need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This can be obtained without charge from the Internet by going to the Adobe Web page (“http://www.adobe.com”) and downloading the version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader which is appropriate for your operating system, i.e., Windows, Unix, Macintosh, etc. A set of more detailed instructions on how to download and use the Adobe Acrobat Render can be found on the BHPr Grants Web page under “Notes on this WWW Page.”



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Applicants are encouraged to obtain application materials from the World Wide Web via the Internet. Award Procedure: a Notice of Grant Award issued from Headquarters Office makes Notification in writing. Deadlines: Application deadlines are available on the World Wide Web at address: http://w-ww.hrsa.dhhs.govThhpr/grants.htnil, Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 6 to 8 months. Appeals: None, Renewals: Progress reports must be submitted each year beginning with the second year of support. Competitive continuations maybe submitted during the terminal year of support. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a)Student/Trainee; (b) Individual/Family;
(c) U.S. Citizen; (d) Moderate Income; (e) Low Income; (1) Unemployed; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Program Contact: CAPT Richard C. Vause, Jr. PA-C, Project Officer, Program Coordination Branch, Division of Disadvantaged Assistance, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Room
8A-09, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-2100. Grants Management Contact: Mr. John Westcott, Grants Management Officer, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Parklawn Building, Room 8C-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-6857.

HEALTH CENTERS GRANTS FOR RESIDENTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING
OBJECTIVES: To improve minority access to primary care services and reduce infant mortality by enabling grantees, directly or through contracts, to provide to residents primary health services, including health screening, and health counseling and education services. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: The pre-application coordination is not required. This program is eligible for coverage under EO. 12372
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his/her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The single point of contact for the State may be obtained from the Office of Grants Management, Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), HRSA, 11th Floor, 4350 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4260. This program is subject to the requirements of the Public Health System Impact Statement. Application Procedure: Application forms are available from the HRSA Grants Application Center, 40 West Gude Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, 1-888-300-4772. All applicants must prepare Form, PHS 5161, and Application for Federal Assistance (non-construction), fully documenting the need for and the proposed amount of the grant. This program is subject to the grants administration provision of DHHS Regulations at 45 CFR, Part 92 (for State and local governments) and 45 CFR, Part 74
(for nonprofit private organizations), as appropriate. Applications are subject to review pursuant to
45 CFR 100. Award Procedure: Applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of experts in the provision of health services to residents of public housing. After selection for funding by the Director, BPHC, the Office of Grants Management, BPHC, will make grant awards. Deadlines: Contact HRSA Field Office for deadline date. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 90 days. Appeals: None. Renewals: None. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Contact the HRSA Field offices. Headquarters Office: Program Contact: Director, Division of Programs for Special Populations, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA, 4350 East-West Highway, 9th Floor, Bethesda, MD
20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4420. Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, 11th Floor, 4350
East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4235.

HOUSING APPLICATION PACKAGING GRANTS
Current Year: Grants: $l,405,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $l ,405,000
OBJECTIVES: To package single family housing applications for very low- and low-income rural residents in colonials and designated counties who wish to buy, build, or repair houses for their own use and to package applications for organizations wishing to develop rental units for lower income families. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Grantees shall



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submit SF424 “Application for Federal Assistance” and other material requested by the Agency. Grantees must submit packages for SFH loans/grants to the appropriate RD office servicing the designated county and/or colonials. All other packages are submitted to the appropriate district office. The forms and coordination of packaging activities should be made with the appropriate district and county offices. Award Procedure: the State Director makes Awards. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: the State Director makes the determination. Grantees must attend training each year in order to quali1~’ for assistance. A copy of a current “Certificate of Training” pertaining to the type of application package must be submitted. Appeals: Appeal rights are available under 7 CFR 3550.4. Renewals: Grantees may reapply and packages may be submitted after the annual housing application packaging orientation and training is held, and a
“Certificate of Training” is issued. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Local; (b) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult your local telephone directory under United States Department of Agriculture for RD county office number. If no listing, contact appropriate Rural Development State Office listed in the Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Director, Single Family Housing Processing Division, Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1474.

INDIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS
Current Year: Grants:$623,533,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$623,533,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide Federal assistance for Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the tight of tribal self-governance, and for other purposes. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Not applicable. Award Procedure: Not applicable. Deadlines: Not applicable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Minority group;
(c) Moderate Income; (d) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Inquiries should be addressed to the Administrator, Office of Native American Programs at the appropriate field office (see Catalog Address Appendix IV for HIJD Office of Native American Programs field office addresses in Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Oklahoma City and Anchorage). Headquarters Office: National Office of Native American Programs, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3390, Box 90, Denver, CO 80202. Telephone: (303) 675-1600.

INDIAN SOCIAL SERVICES GENERAL ASSISTANCE
Current Year: Grants:$69,500,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:S0,000 Total:$69,500,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide financial assistance for basic needs of needy eligible Indians who reside on or near reservations, including those Indians living under Bureau of Indian Affairs service area jurisdictions, when such assistance is not available from State or local public agencies. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None. Application Procedure: A verbal or written request for assistance to the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or area representative or designated tribal authority. Award Procedure: Assistance is provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs agency or area office or contracted tribal program. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Generally within 10 days depending upon applicant’s needs and the extent of investigation required. Decisions will take no longer than 45 days. Appeals: An appeal from a decision at the local Indian agency level may be taken to the Area Director; an appeal from the Area Director to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs under the procedures contained in 25 CFR Part 2 “Appeals from Administrative Actions.” Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) American Indian; (b) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Information can be secured from the Agency Superintendents and from Area Directors (see Catalog Appendix IV for addresses). Applications for general assistance are made at the local agency or tribal level. Headquarters Office: Division of Social Services, Office of Tribal Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MS 4641 MIB, 1849 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20245. Contact: Larry R. Blair. Telephone: (202) 208- 2721.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS
Current Year: Grants: $55,500,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $5,500,000 OBJECTIVES: To promote the ability of welfare recipients and other low-income individuals and families to



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become financially self- sufficient by awarding grants to certain nonprofit organizations and community development corporations that will create new employment and business opportunities through: self-employment; micro-enterprise; new business ventures; and the expansion of existing businesses through technical and financial assistance that will result in full- time permanent jobs for eligible participants. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre- application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.G. 12372,
‘intergovernmental Review of Federal Program.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the Slate requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: All information and forms required to prepare a grant are published in the Federal Register. Copies of the program announcement are available from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202)
401-5282. All information needed to submit an application for funding consideration is provided through a Request for Proposal published in the Federal Register. Award Procedure: Official notice of approved grant applications is made through issuance of a Financial Assistance Award, Official notice of an accepted application proposal is made trough award of a grant. Deadlines: Established when grants are solicited. Deadlines for grants are announced in the Federal Register as past of the solicitation of applicants. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to
365 days. Generally, solicited grants will be acted upon within ISO days. Appeals: Appeals are processed in accordance with HITS regulations in CFR Part 16. Renewals: No-cost extensions are available if formally applied for and approved. If an application is recommended for approval for 1 or more years, the grantee must submit each year a formal request for an extension accompanied by a progress report which will be evaluated prior to a reconsideration of continuation. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Unemployed; (b) Welfare Recipient; (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Nolan Lewis, Division of Community Discretionary Programs, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services,
370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202) 401-5282.

LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP
Current Year: Grants: $25,000,000 Loans: $ 0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $25,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide grants to The States for use in programs of financial assistance to eligible postsecondary students. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: For technical assistance for States regarding the State application, refer to OMB Circular No. 1840-0099. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: The designated State student scholarship or grant assistance agency in each State annually applies for State allotments/re-allotments of funds; refer to OMB Circular No, 1840-0099. Eligible students annually apply to their State of residence for a grant under this program, if the State has received an allotment. Student applicants must follow the application procedures as directed by each State and must demonstrate substantial financial need to receive a grant. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A- 110. Award Procedure: The Office of Student Financial Assistance awards grants to State student scholarship or grant assistance agencies for making grants or providing work-study financial assistance to students. Deadlines: Application forms are mailed annually to eligible State agencies at least a month before the closing date which is published annually in the Federal Register. Students must submit an application according to deadlines established by the participating States. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 30 to 45 days. Appeals: Appeals of final disapprovals can be made to the Secretary and may be subject to judicial review. Renewals: New State applications are required annually. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Student/Trainee; (b) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Program description and a List of State student scholarship or assistance agencies available in the Education Department regional offices. Program is administered from the Departments headquarters. Headquarters Office: Policy Development Division, Policy, Training, and Analysis Service, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Department of Education, Grants Branch, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington. DC 20202-5~7.



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Contact: Harold McCullough. Telephone: (202) 708-8242.

LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE
Current Year: Grants: $l, l00,000,000 Loans: $0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $l 100,000,000
OBJECTIVES: Energy Assistance Block Grants: To make Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grants available to States and other jurisdictions to assist eligible households to meet the costs of home energy. Supplemental Leveraging Incentive Funds may be awarded to reward Slates and other jurisdictions that provide additional benefits arid services to LIHEAP- eligible households beyond what could be provided with Federal funds. Up to 25 percent of the leveraging incentive funds may be set aside for LIHEAP grantees that provide services through community-based nonprofit organizations to help LIHEAP-eligible households reduce their energy vulnerability under the Residential Energy Assistance Challenge Option Program (REACH). Training and Technical Assistance: To provide training and technical assistance to States and other jurisdictions administering the LIHEAP block grant program. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Energy Assistance Block Grants: Requirements for applications are set forth in Section 2605 of the authorization. There is no required format for applications but a model plan application is available. Prospective grantees may contact the Office of Community Services Headquarters Office for assistance. (See information Contacts below.) Prospective grantees for leveraging incentive funds or REACH funds must submit applications in a format prescribed by HHS. Instructions will be issued if emergency contingency funds are released. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Training and Technical Assistance: Requirements that apply to each request for proposals vary and are published in the Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily. Application Procedure: Energy Assistance Block Grants: Applications are submitted by the chief executive officer of a State, Indian Tribe (recognized by the Federal government or a State government), tribal organization, or Territory, or his designee. Applications contain assurances prescribed by law and a plan describing how certain assurances will be carried out, and other information specified by law. Separate applications are required to qualify for leveraging incentive funds and REACH funds. Instructions will be issued if emergency contingency funds are released. Households wishing to apply for benefits should contact the local welfare agency or community action agency for information regarding the agency administering the program in their jurisdiction. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular Nos. A-102 and A-I 10. Training and Technical Assistance: Requirements that apply to each request for proposals vary and are published in the Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily. Award Procedure: Energy Assistance Block Grants: the Office of Community Services Headquarters Office makes Grants upon receipt of a complete application. Leveraging incentive funds and REACH funds will be awarded based on applications submitted by grantees. Instructions will be issued if emergency contingency funds are released. Training and Technical Assistance: Procedures that apply to each request for proposals vary and are published in the Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily. Deadlines: Energy Assistance Block Grants: No deadline has been established (other than the end of the fiscal year for which funds are sought) for receipt of State or Territorial applications. Tribal applications must be submitted by September 1 prior to the fiscal year for which the funds are sought, unless the State in which a tribe is located agrees to a later date. Leveraging incentive fund reports are due by November 30 of each year. Deadlines for REACH applications will beset by program announcements each year. Training and Technical Assistance: Deadlines pertaining to each request for proposals vary and are published in The Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily. Contact Headquarters office listed below for further information. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Energy Assistance Block Grants: The Department reviews plan for completeness and will act on the plans submitted as quickly as possible. Leveraging incentive and REACH applications will be reviewed and acted upon as quickly as possible. Training and Technical Assistance: Range of time varies, depending upon the nature and complexity of a request for proposals. Appeals: Energy Assistance Block Grants: Grantees may request a hearing regarding repayment of funds or withholding of funds under Section 2608 of the authorization. Training and Technical Assistance: Not applicable for unsuccessful applicants for grants or cooperative agreements. For contracts, officers may object to a contract award by filing a protest with the contracting officer or higher authority. The notification issued by the contracting



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office to unsuccessful bidders contains the procedures and time frame for filing a protest. Renewals: Energy Assistance Block Grants: Annual applications are required. Separate annual applications are also required for leveraging incentive funds and REACH funds. Instructions will be issued if emergency contingency funds are released. Training and Technical Assistance: Award periods may vary and are published in the Federal Register or Commerce Business Daily. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS:Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Janet M. Fox, Director, Division of Energy Assistance, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Telephone: (202) 401-9351. FAX: (202) 401-5718.

LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER CLINICS
Current Year: Grants:$2,000,000 Loans:S0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$2,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide matching grants to organizations providing: (1) representation of low- income taxpayers in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or (2) programs to inform individuals for whom English is a second language about their tax rights and responsibilities. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. Application Procedure: Each Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic applicant must complete a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Application Package. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular Na. A-110. Award Procedure: IRS reviews applications and selects grant recipients. Deadlines: Annual notice of funds availability, published in the Federal Register, announces deadline dates for submission of applications. Deadline dates are generally thirty (30) days subsequent to the notice publication date. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Grant selections are generally made sixty (60) days after the application submission deadline. Appeals: None. Renewals: Multi-year grants can be awarded for terms of up to three (3) years. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: None. Headquarters Office: Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics, Program Manager, Internal Revenue Service, 5000 Ellin Road, Lanham, MD 20706. Telephone: 202-283-0197.

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSES
Current Year: Grants: $2,600,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $2,600,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide management and technical assistance and access to capital and other forms of financial assistance and business training and counseling through qualified individuals, public or private organizations to 8(a) certified firms and other existing or potential businesses which are economically and socially disadvantaged; businesses operating in areas of high unemployment or low income; firms owned by low-income persons; or participants in activities authorized by Sections 7(i), 7(j) and 8(a) of the Small Business Act. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: An applicant’s mailing list requirements will be provided upon request. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Application proposal forwarded to District Office Director for appropriate geographic area. (See Appendix IV under Small Business Administration for a listing of field Offices.) The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by OMB Circular No. State and local governments must use A-102 for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-l 10. Award Procedure: Decisions the Office of Procurement makes an acceptance and Grants Management based upon recommendations of the Associate Administrator for 8(a) Business Development or his/her designee. The Grants Management Officer notifies successful applicants by Notice of Award. Decisions on services from lending and financial institutions and sureties, and business training and counseling will be made by the Associate Administrator for 8(a) Business Development. Deadlines: As announced within individual “Request for Application Proposals.” Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Variable. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Contact the Federal agency. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Small business; (b) Profit organization; (c) Private non-profit institution/organization; (d) Small Business Person; (e) Moderate Income; (1) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: SBA District Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office:




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MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES BLOCK GRANT TO THE STATES
Current Year: Grants: $576,227,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $576,227,000
OBJECTIVES: To enable States to maintain and strengthen their leadership in planning, promoting, coordinating and evaluating health care for pregnant women, mothers, infants, and children and children with special health care needs in providing health services for mothers and children who do not have access to adequate health care. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.0. 12372. Application Procedure: Annual submission of a State application and Annual Report are required prior to allocation of funds. Award Procedure: Funds are allocated to States by way of the Letter of Credit system subsequent to the review and approval of the State application and Annual Report. Deadlines: July 15th each year. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 1 to 2 months. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Funds will be made available annually to any State submitting an acceptable application. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); (c) Women; (d) Infant (0-5); (e) Child (6-15); (f) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. # Headquarters Office: Central Office Contacts: Program Contact: Division of State and Community Health, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 18-31, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-2204. Grants Management Contact: Grants Management Branch, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 18-12, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-1440.

NEW APPROACH ANTI-DRUG GRANTS
Current Year: Grants:$40,000,000 Laans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:S40,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To use a comprehensive, coordinated neighborhood/community-based approach to eliminate drug-related and other crime problems on the premises and in the vicinity of low- income housing, which may be privately or publicly owned and is financially supported or assisted by public or nonprofit private entities. To emphasize and facilitate the partnership of owners/operators of eligible housing with Federal and local law enforcement as well as other units of general local government and other stakeholders to address crime in an assisted project or in an entire neighborhood, which may have more than one, assisted housing project. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted in accordance with the requirements in the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) published in the Federal Register. Award Procedure: HUD field offices will conduct a threshold review of each application to determine that it meets the submission requirements of the NOFA. All applications, which meet the threshold requirement, will be rated according to the selection criteria. An applicant must receive a score of at least 70 points out of the maximum of 102 points under this competition. This includes two EZJEC bonus points, which are described in the NOFA. After assigning points to each eligible application, HUD will rank the applications in order of points scored on a national basis. Awards will be made in ranked order until all funds are expended. Deadlines: Deadlines are specified in the NOFA. Application deadline is firm as to date and hour. Applications received after the deadline will be treated as ineligible. A faxed copy of application is unacceptable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Specified in the NOFA. Appeals: As permitted in 24 CFR Past 84/85 and grant agreement. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Private non-profit institution/organization; (c) Low Income; 33 INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: For application materials, contact the Super-NOFA Information Center at I -800-HUD-8929 TTY 1-800-2209), also available on the Internet through the HUD web site at www.HUD.gov. For program policy and other guidance, contact the HUD Virginia State Office at Richmond at 3600 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230-4920. Telephone: (804) 278-4504, extension 3027. Headquarters Office:




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Development, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-1197.

PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING
Current Year: Grants:$2,858,691,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$2,858,697,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide and operate cost-effective, decent, safe and affordable dwellings for lower income families through an authorized local Public Housing Agency (PHA). APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Execution of Cooperative Agreement between local government and local P1-IA. Sites are subject to review by the chief executive officer of the unit of local government in accordance with Section 213 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. An environmental assessment pursuant to NEPA is required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under EO. 12372,
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Projects approved after September 30, 1986, are covered under OMB Circular No. A- l02, except those provisions of the circular, which OMB has granted waivers. Application Procedure: PHAs may submit a full proposal (HUD-52483- A) which includes, but is not limited to a project description, development method, offer of sale of real property, site information and financial feasibility pursuant to 24 CFR Part 941 and Handbook 7417.1 REV-I and, if applicable, additional statutory or policy requirements governing the funds provided for the particular fiscal year. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-i 10. Award Procedure: Usually the HUD Field Office Manager makes final decision to approve individual applications. Deadlines: PHA Applications may be submitted at any time; PHA applications must be amended or resubmitted to meet current year funding notice requirements when issued. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately 60 days from the deadline for applications for processing applications/proposals. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Handicapped (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Crippled); (c) Physically Afflicted (e.g. TB, Arthritis, Heart Disease); (d) Senior Citizen (60+); (e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: HUD Field Office listed in the Catalog Address Appendix IV that has jurisdiction over the area in which the dwellings are to be located. Headquarters Office: Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-0950.

PUBLIC HOUSING COMPREHENSIVE GRANT PROGRAM
Current Year: Grants: $2,950,360,000 Loans:$0,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $2,950,360,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide funds to improve the physical condition and upgrade the management and operation of existing Public Housing projects to assure that they continue to be available to serve low- income families. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: PHAs consult informally with HUD Field Offices regarding their annual submissions. This program is covered under the uniform administrative rules for Federal grants. This program is excluded from coverage under E.0. 12372. Application Procedure: Annual submissions to be made in accordance with requirements of 24 CFR Part 968. Subparts A and C, and the COP Guidebook 7485.3 0. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Award Procedure: The HUD Field Office approves annual formula funding and related budgets and notifies HUD Headquarters of funding approval. Deadlines: The MUD Field Office has a maximum 75-day review period for the annual submission. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Funding approvals are made by the end of the Federal fiscal year (September 30). Appeals: PHAs are notified by HUD Field Offices if an annual submission is not approvable. Renewals: PHAs may self-execute time extensions to complete their approved programs, where the need to extend is based on reasons outside of their control. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Homeowner (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACT’S: Regional or Local Office: Inquiries should be addressed to the Public Housing Director of the appropriate HUD Field Office (see Catalog Address Appendix IV for HUD Field Office addresses and States under each Field Office’s jurisdiction). Headquarters Office: Assistant Secretary for Public and




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RURAL RENTAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS
Current Year: Gtants:$583,397,000 Loans:$0,000 Other-.$0,000 Total:$583,397,000
OBJECTIVES: To reduce the tenant contribution paid by low-income families occupying eligible Rural Rental Housing (RRH), Rural Cooperative Housing (RRH), and Farm Labor Housing (LH) projects financed by the Rural Housing Service (RHS) through its Sections 515, 514 and 516 loans and grants. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: [‘reapplication Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under EO. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.’ An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is excluded from coverage under 7 CFR 3015 or 3016. Application Procedure: Eligible borrowers will initiate the processing by submitting Form RD 1944-25, “Request for Rental Assistance”. Applications shall then be reviewed under the procedure set forth in Exhibit E of RD Instruction
1930-C. This program is excluded from coverage under 7 CFR 3015 or 3016. Award Procedure: After the Rural Development Manager has reviewed the application; it is given final approval by the State Director. The State Director will determine the number of rental assistance units to be given from the total of units that were allocated to the State. Projects maybe eligible for rental assistance for up to 100 percent of the number of units in the project. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 30 to 90 days from the time Form RD 1944-25, “Request for Rental Assistance” is filed. Appeals: Applicant may request reconsideration on the basis of pertinent facts concerning the application under the provisions of RD Instruction 1900-B. Renewals: Rental assistance contracts for new as well as existing projects may be renewed for an additional 5 years at the end of the original contract subject to the availability of funds. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Senior Citizen (60+); (c) Low Income; (d) Rural; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult your local telephone directory for Rural Development district office number, If no listing, contact the appropriate Rural Development State office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Director, Multi-family Housing Portfolio Management Division, Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1600.

RURAL RENTAL HOUSING LOANS
Current Year: Grants:$0,000 Loans:$14.321,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $l 14,321,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide economically designed and constructed rental and cooperative housing and related facilities suited for rural residents. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
[‘reapplication Coordination: Applications are subject to an environmental impact assessment. An environmental impact statement is required for this program when there is a significant impact on the environment. ‘lids program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. This program is excluded from coverage under 7 CFR 3016. Application Procedure: The application will be on SF 424.2 ‘Application for Federal Assistance” which may be submitted to the Rural Development county office where the housing will be located but should be submitted to the office having jurisdiction. Appropriate attachments such as preliminary market data, cost estimates, and financial statement and plans, if available, should be included, as per RD 1944-E exhibit A. This program is excluded from coverage under 7 CFR 3016. Award Procedure: State Director makes Award. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 90 to 200 days. Appeals: Applicant may request reconsideration on the basis of pertinent facts concerning the application. Renewals: Applicants may reapply at any time. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family;
(b) Handicapped (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Crippled); (c) Senior Citizen (604-); (d) Moderate Income; (e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult your local telephone directory for Rural Development county or district office number. If no listing, get in touch with appropriate Rural Development State office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters



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Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone; (202) 720-1604.

RURAL SELF-HELP HOUSING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Current Year: Grants:$26,000,000 Loans:$0,000 Other: $0,000 Total:$26,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide financial support for programs of technical and supervisory assistance tat will aid needy very low and low-income individuals and their families in carrying out mutual self-help housing efforts in rural areas. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as finished by the Federal agency and required by Departmental Regulations 3015 and 3016 must be used for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.’ An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program far review. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-l02. Application Procedure: Form SF424 is submitted to the District office of the Rural Development (RD) , including information attached to Pad IV, fully documenting the applicant’s experience, need for the grant and the proposed amount needed. Attachments relating to the size of the proposed project estimated cost budget and need are also required. This program is subject to provisions of Departmental Regulation 3015 and 3016. Award Procedure: the State Director makes Award. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 190 days from the time discussion begins. Appeals: Agency regulations providing customers with the rights for an informal review, mediation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR), or appeal to the National Appeals Division (NAD) are contained in 7 CFR Part
3550. NAD regulations are found at 7 CFR Part II. Requests for an informal review, mediation and ADR must be received within 30 days from the date of the adverse decision. Requests for an appeal to NAD must be received within 30 days of receipt of the adverse decision. Renewals: Applicants may reapply at anytime, if need to help low- income families build homes in rural areas by the mutual self-help method is clearly evidenced. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); (c) Low Income; (d) Rural; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult your local telephone directory for Rural Development District Office number, If no listing, contact the appropriate Rural Development State office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Director, Single-Family Housing Processing Division, Rural Housing Service (RI-IS), Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1474.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL FINANCIAL NEED
Current Year: Grants:$11,350,000 Loans:$0.000 Other:$0,000 Total: $l1,350,000
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12312. Application Procedure: New health professions schools apply to the Division of Student Assistance for an application to participate in this scholarship program. Students apply to the Financial Aid Office at their respective school. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-i IC. Award Procedure: Based upon the availability of funds, notices of awards are issued to the schools, which in turn select and issue the awards to the eligible students. Deadlines: Contact Headquarters Office for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 1 to 2 months. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Applications are required for new schools. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Student Trainee; (b) Low Income; (c) Education (13+); INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Program Contact: Bruce Baggett, Division of Student Assistance, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Parklawn Building, Room 8-34, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-4776. SECONDARY MARKET FOR NON-CONFORMING LOANS TO LOW-WEALTH BORROWERS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM

Current Year: Grants:$10,000,000 Loans: $0,000 Other-.$0,000 Total:S10,000.000





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OBJECTIVES: To enhance homeownership opportunities for low-wealth borrowers by enabling nonprofit intermediaries (including community Development Financial Institutions) to purchase non-conforming home loans from conventional lenders, document the performance of these pools of affordable mortgages, and thereby encourage the secondary market to expand purchases of, or investments in, loans made to low-income homebuyers. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under HO. 12372. Application Procedure: Applications must be submitted in accordance with requirements of the NOFA. Award Procedure: HUD will review each application that meets the requirements of the NOFA and assign points in accordance with the selection criteria listed in the NOFA. Deadlines: Deadlines are specified in the NOFA. The application deadline is firm as to date and hour. In the interest of fairness to all competing applicants, the Department will treat as ineligible for consideration any application that is received after the deadline. Applicants should take this practice into account and make early submission of their materials to avoid risk of loss of eligibility brought about by any unanticipated or delivery-related problems. A fax is not acceptable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not specified. Appeals: None. Renewals: None. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Minority group; (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: None Headquarters Office: Vance T. Monis, Office of Insured Single Family Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 7th Street, SW. Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-2700.

SELF-HELP HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Current Year: Grants:$27,500,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$27,500,000
OBJECTIVES: To facilitate and encourage innovative homeownership opportunities through the provision of self-help housing where the homebuyer contributes a significant amount of sweat equity toward the construction of the dwellings. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre- application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under HO. 12372. Application Procedure: Expressions of interest may only be submitted in response to solicitations appearing in the Federal Register. The Federal Register publication details the submission requirements. Award Procedure: Based upon the requirements published in the Federal Register Notice Of Funds Availability / Request for Expressions of Interest (NOFA/REI); respondents are notified of acceptance or rejection. Deadlines: As indicated in the Federal Register publication. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 90 days. Appeals: None. Renewals: Not applicable. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Minority group; (c) Consumer;
(d) Homeowner; (e) Land/Property Owner; (f) Moderate Income; (g) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: None. Headquarters Office: Office of Affordable Housing Programs, Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. Telephone: (202) 708-3226.

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME
Current Year: Grants:528,161 ,000,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$28,161,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To ensure a minimum level of income to persons who have attained age 65 or are blind or disabled, and whose income and resources are below specified levels. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Telephone or visit the local Social Security Office. Award Procedure: The individual (and representative payee, if any,) will be notified by mail of award or denial. Deadlines: None. Benefits are not paid prior to the month following the month of application. However, an emergency advance payment may be available in the month of filing the application. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable. Appeals: Telephone or visit the local Social Security Office. The appeal process ranges from a district office conference to a review by the Federal Courts. Appeals must be filed within 60 days of the date on which the applicant receives a written notice of unfavorable decision. Renewals: A re-determination of a person’s benefit amount and continuing eligibility will be made on a scheduled basis at periodic intervals. Unscheduled re-determinations are made when changes in circumstances are reported. The length of time between scheduled re-determination varies depending on the likelihood that the beneficiary’s situation may change in a way that affects payment amount or eligibility. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Handicapped (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Crippled);



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(c) Physically Afflicted (e.g. TB, Arthritis, Heart Disease); (d) Senior Citizen (60+); (e) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Office of Public Inquiries, Room 4100, Annex, Social Security Administration, Baltimore, MD 21235. Telephone: (410) 965-2736.

TEACHER QUALITY ENHANCEMENT GRANTS FOR STATES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Current Year: Grants:$75,000,000 Loans: $0,000 Other: $0,000 Total:575,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To improve student achievement; improve the quality of the current and future teaching force by improving the preparation of prospective teachers and enhancing professional development activities; hold institutions of higher education accountable for preparing teachers who have the necessary teaching skills and are highly competent in the academic content areas in which the teachers plan to teach, such as mathematics, science, English, foreign language, history, economics, art, civics, Government, and geography, including training in the effective uses of technology in the classroom; and recruit highly qualified individuals, including individuals from other occupations, into the teaching force. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre- application Coordination: This program is eligible under Executive Order 12372,
“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact their State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: In any fiscal year in which funds are available for new awards, the Department of Education publishes a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications and establishing a deadline date. An application package is available from the Office of Higher Education Programs. Copies are available on the web page and will also be mailed upon request. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-l 10. Award Procedure: Peer review panels composed of representatives from public and private higher education, State and local educational agencies with expertise in teacher education are designated to review applications. Deadlines: The deadline date is published in the Federal Register. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Notification usually is made with 4 months of the deadline for submission of applicants. Appeals: None. Renewals: Applications for renewal of multi-year projects are processed and funded before those for new projects. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Education Professional; (b) Student/Trainee;
(c) Welfare Recipient; (d) Moderate Income; (e) Low Income; (f) Major Metropolis (over 250,000);
(g) Other Urban; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Higher Education Programs, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, 600 Independence Avenue, SW., Portals Building, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20202-5131. Contact: Louis Venuto. Telephone:
(202) 708-8596.

TECHNICAL AND SUPERVISORY ASSISTANCE GRANTS
Current Year: Grants: $l ,234,000 Loans: $0,000 Other:$0,000 Total: $l ,234,000
OBJECTIVES: To assist low-income rural families in obtaining adequate housing to meet their families needs and/or to provide the necessary guidance to promote there continued occupancy of already adequate housing. These objectives will be accomplished through the establishment or support of housing delivery and counseling projects run by eligible applicants. This program is intended to make use of any available housing program that provides the low-income rural resident access to adequate rental properties or homeownership. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: No information. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Low Income;
(c) Rural; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Rural Development (RD) Community Program Manager of the area to be served by the Technical Supervisory Assistance project. If the Technical and Supervisory Assistance area encompasses more than one District office, the pre-application will be filed at the District office, which serves the area in which the grantees will provide the greatest amount of Technical Supervisory Assistance. Headquarters Office: Rural Housing Service (RHS), USDA, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720-1474.





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U.S. REPATRIATION PROGRAM
Current Year: Grants:$0,000 Loans: $1,000,000 Other: $0,000 Total: $1,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide temporary assistance, care, and treatment for individuals after their return to the United States from travel in a foreign country due to physical or mental illness, destitution, or because of war, the threat of war, or a similar crisis. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Repatriate informs consular office in country of departure that domestic assistance will be needed. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Repatriate presents identification and signs repayment agreement. Award Procedure: Repatriate may be provided cash, vouchers, in-kind assistance, transportation tickets, and direct payment of certain bills. Deadlines: Not applicable. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Initial assistance is made to the repatriate immediately at the time of application. Appeals: Not applicable. Renewals: Repatriate may request an extension of assistance beyond the normal limitation of 90 days. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Handicapped (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Crippled); (c) Physically Afflicted (e.g. TB, Arthritis, Heart Disease); (d) Mentally Disabled; (e) Infant (0-5); (f) Child (6-15); (g) Youth (16-21);
(h) Welfare Recipient; (i) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Sue Benjamin, Telephone:
(202) 401-4851.
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIVIDUALS FROM DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUNDS

Current Year: Grants:$359,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$359,000
OBJECTIVES: To provide service-conditioned scholarships to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds that agree to pursue undergraduate education at accredited institutions. Individuals must pursue a course of academic study, which prepares them for professions needed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH expects to facilitate interest of these individuals in pursuing careers in the biomedical/biobehavioral sciences and other professions need by the NIH. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Students must be given a fair summary of the rights and liabilities of applicants prior to application. This summary is included in the application packet. Applications are available directly from the program up to 6 weeks before the application deadline. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
12372. Applicants should request an application package from the NIH’s Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship, 7550 Wisconsin Avenue, Federal Building, Room 604, Bethesda, MD 20892-9121. Telephone: (800) 528-7689. Facsimile: (301) 480-5481. Application Procedure: Application, a signed contract, and other required information (as listed in the application packet) are submitted to the Program office. Once the administering Program Office receives an application package, preliminary eligibility will be determined and highly qualified applicants will be interviewed. The Undergraduate Scholarship Program Committee at a regularly scheduled meeting will make final determination of awards upon review. Award Procedure: Priority will be given to applicants who are prior recipients. The NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program Committee will review, rank, and approve or disapprove applications submitted for program participation. Criteria, which determine competitive ranking for awards may include: (1) career goal in biomedical/biobehavioral research; (2) academic performance; and (3) letters of recommendation. A student’s financial need alone does not affect selection. Applicants approved for award will be notified by the Program Director. The Secretary, and his/her designee will sign the service contract of approved applicants, provide a copy to the participant and under graduate institution notice of approved award amount. Payments for stipends and books may be made directly to the individual participant. Tuition and room/hoard payments are made to the college or university. Deadlines: Contact the Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: The approximate time for approval/disapproval is three (3) months. Appeals: None. Renewals: Annual renewal applications are required to extend the award. Extensions of the scholarship award are subject to availability of funds, acceptable academic and laboratory performance. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Minority group; (c) Specialized group (e.g. health professionals, students, veterans); (d) Anyone/general public; (e) Student/Trainee; (f) U.S. Citizen; (g) Low Income; INFORMATION




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CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Not applicable. Headquarters Office: Program and Business Contact: Marc S. Horowitz, J.D., Office of Loan Repayment and Scholarship, National Institutes of Health, 7550 Wisconsin Avenue, Federal Building, Room 604, Bethesda, MD 20892-
9121. Telephone: (800) 528-7689. Facsimile: (301) 480-5481.

VERY LOW-INCOME HOUSING REPAIR LOANS AND GRANTS
Current Year: Grants:$20,l95,000 Loans:S25,00l,000 Other: $0,000 Total:$45,l96,000
OBJECTIVES: To give very low-income rural homeowners an opportunity to make essential repairs to their homes to make them safe and to remove health hazards to the family or the community. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102 and E.O. 12372. Application Procedure: Applicants must file an application form at the RHS/Rural Development field office serving the county where the dwelling is located. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-l 10. Award Procedure: Delegated to Community Development Manager. Deadlines: None. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 30 to 60 days from time applications are filed if no backlog of applications exists. Applications for assistance far exceed available funding. There is generally a waiting list for funding. Appeals: Agency regulations providing customers with the rights for an informal review, mediation or alternative dispute resolution (ADR), or appeal to the National Appeals Division (NAD) are contained in 7 CFR Part
3550. NAD regulations are found at 7 CFR Part 11. Requests for an informal review, mediation and ADR must be received within 30 days from the date of the adverse decision. Requests for an appeal to NAD must be received within 30 days of receipt of the adverse decision. Renewals: Applicants may reapply at any time. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Homeowner, (b) U.S. Citizen; (c) Senior Citizen (60+); (d) Low Income; (e) Rural; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Consult your local telephone directory for Rural Development county office number, if no listing, contact the appropriate Rural Development State office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office: Director, Single-Family Housing Processing Division, Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone:
(202) 720-1474.

VOLUNTEERS IN SERVICE TO AMERICA
Current Year: Grants:$0,000 Loans:$0,000 Other:$73,000,000 Total:S73,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To supplement efforts of private, nonprofit organizations and Federal, State, and local government agencies to eliminate poverty and poverty-related problems by enabling persons from all walks of life and all age groups to perform meaningful and constructive service as volunteers. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: Application inquiry forms and assistance in applying for Volunteers maybe obtained through the appropriate Corporation for National Service State Office. The application form is submitted to the appropriate Corporation for National Service State Office. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the review process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: Prospective sponsors apply through Corporation for National Service State Offices. The Governor or other chief executive officer of the State concerned has the right to disapprove programs submitted within 45 days of their submission. Award Procedure: New renewal project applications are reviewed and judged by Corporation for National Service State Offices with final decisions rendered by the Corporation State Director. Deadlines: Contact the Corporation for National and Community Service State Office for project application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable. Appeals: No formal appeals for denial of initial project application; however, regulations provide for hearings on terminations and suspensions, and opportunity to show cause in cases of denial of refunding. Renewals: Renewal applications are required annually at least
115 days prior to the end of the project period. Renewals are subject to the same review procedures as new projects. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Individual/Family; (b) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: See Corporation for National Service Cluster and State Program Offices list in Appendix IV of the Catalog. Headquarters Office:



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Director of VISTA, Corporation for National Service, 1201 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20525. Telephone: (202) 606-5000 or toll-free 800-424-8867.

WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME PERSONS
Current Year: Grants:$154,100,000 Loans: $0,000 Other:$0,000 Total:$154,l00,000
OBJECTIVES: To insulate the dwellings of low-income persons, particularly the elderly and handicapped low-income, in order to conserve needed energy and to aid those persons least able to afford higher utility costs. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: The standard application forms as furnished by the Federal agency and required by
10 CFR 600. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, “Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires being followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Administrative procedures will be determined in accordance with 10 CFR 600 and with the Weatherization Program Guidelines (available from DOE offices). After notice and a public hearing, a State must adopt a final plan describing the proposed funding distribution and recipients. A copy of the final State plan must accompany the grant application. The DOE requires no pre-application form. Consultation and assistance will be available from the DOE in the preparation of the application. Application Procedure: Grant applications are submitted to the DOE office serving the applicant State. Award Procedure: DOE office staff will review Grant applications. Grant procedures will be accomplished in accordance with Federal government regulations. The DOE Office Director serving the Applicant State will make notification of grant awards. Deadlines: State applications must be received within 60 days from the date the State receives notification of eligibility to apply for funding. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Approximately 30 days. Appeals: if an application is disapproved, the DOE office Director shall issue a written notice, which will be sent to the applicant by registered mail. A public hearing will be held no later than 15 days after receipt of such notice. The DOE office Director will issue a final determination not later than 5 working days after the public hearing. In the event of an adverse final determination by the DOE office Director, the applicant may file a written appeal to the Secretary not later than 10 working days after receipt of the DOE office Director’s determination. The Secretary will have 21 working days to consider the appeal and if no action is taken the decision of the DOE office Director will stand. Renewals: Financial assistance will be provided from sums appropriated for any fiscal year only upon annual application. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Handicapped (e.g. Deaf, Blind, Crippled); (b) Senior Citizen (60+); (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Boston: Hugh Saussy. Telephone: (617) 565-9710. Philadelphia: Charles Baxter. Telephone: (215) 656-6954. Atlanta: Jim Powell. Telephone: (404) 347-2888. Chicago: Val Jensen. (312) 886-8575. Denver: Bill Becker. Telephone: (303) 275-4801. Seattle: Kathy M. Vega. Telephone: (206) 553-1132. Headquarters Office: Director, Office of State and Community Programs, Mail Stop EE-44, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Washington, DC 20585. Telephone: (202) 586-4074.

WELFARE REFORM RESEARCH EVALUATIONS AND NATIONAL STUDIES
Current Year: Grants:$ 15,000,000 Loans:$0,000 Other: $0,000 Total:$15,000,000
OBJECTIVES: To support research on the benefits, effects, and costs of different welfare reform interventions; to fund studies such as on the effects of different programs on welfare dependency, illegitimacy, teen pregnancy, employment rates, child well-being, and related areas; to assist in the development and evaluation of innovative approaches for reducing welfare dependency and increasing the well-being of minor children in welfare families; and to study and analyze outcome measures for evaluating the success of the States in moving individuals out of the welfare system into employment. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Pre-application Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, ‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.” An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Application Procedure: All information and forms required to prepare a grant or cooperative agreement application are




published in the Federal Register. Copies of the program announcements may be available on the Internet or from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, ACF, 7th Floor, 370
L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, D.C. 20447. All information needed to submit a proposal for a contract is provided through a Request for Proposal published in the Commerce Business Daily. Award Procedure: Official notice of approved grant or cooperative agreement is made through issuance of a Financial Assistance Award. Official notice of an accepted contract proposal is made through award of a contract. Deadlines: Deadlines for grants and cooperative agreements are announced in the Federal Register as part of the announcement. Deadlines for requests for contract proposals are specified in the Commerce Business Daily as part of the solicitation of proposals. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 365 days. Generally, solicited grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts will be acted upon within 120 days. Appeals: Appeals are processed in accordance with HHS regulations in 45 CFR Part 16. Renewals: Extensions and continuations are available if formally applied for and approved, If an application is recommended for approval for 2 or more years, the grantee or contractor must submit each year a formal request for continuation accompanied by a progress report which will be evaluated prior to a recommendation of continuation. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES: (a) Unemployed; (b) Welfare Recipient; (c) Low Income; INFORMATION CONTACTS: Regional or Local Office: Contact the appropriate ACF Regional Administrator. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for ACF Regional Offices.) # Headquarters Office: Karl Koerper, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, 7th Floor, Aerospace Building, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC
20447. Telephone: (202) 401-4535. Fax: (202) 205-3598, E-Mail: KKoerper@Acf.DHHS.Gov.


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