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Help America Vote Act Training and Technical Assistance to Assist Protection and Advocacy Systems to Establish or Improve Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families, Office of Administration
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  • Original Grant - Jun 10, 2004
Applications Due:

Jul 8, 2004
Received By

total funding: $347,935
max award: $347,935
min award: $86,984
cost sharing, matching: No
number of awards: 4
type of funding: Grant
Description:

This announcement is covered under the Help America Vote Act of 2002, Public Law (P.L.) 107-252, title II subtitle D, part 2, section 291 (42 U.S.C. 15461). Provisions under this section provide for the award of grants for Training and Technical Assistance to assist P & A Systems in: Promoting full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places; Developing proficiency in the use of voting systems and technologies as they affect individuals with disabilities; Demonstrating and evaluating the use of such systems and technologies by individuals with disabilities (including blindness) in order to assess the availability and use of such systems and technologies for such individuals; and At least one recipient must provide training and technical assistance for non-visual access. Objectives: Project funds must be used to provide training and technical assistance to Protection & Advocacy Systems in their promotion of self sufficiency and protection of the rights of individuals with disabilities as this affects the establishment or improvement of access to full participation in the voting process. Background The Help America Vote Act (HAVA), signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 29, 2002, contains three grant programs that will enable a grantee to establish, expand, and improve access to and participation in the election process by individuals with the full range of disabilities (e.g., visual impairments including blindness, hearing impairments including deafness, the full range of mobility impairments including gross motor and fine motor impairments, emotional impairments, and intellectual impairments). On January 23, 2004, with the passage of Pub. L. 108-199, Congress appropriated $9,941,000 for States to operate the Election Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities (EAID) grant program; $4,622,565 for payments for Protection and Advocacy systems, and $347,935 (7 percent) for payments to provide training and technical assistance to the Protection & Advocacy Systems with respect to the activities carried out under section 291 of the Help America Vote Act. HAVA assigned responsibility for the EAID to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary), who has assigned responsibility for carrying out this program to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Within ACF, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is responsible for the administration of the EAID grant program. This announcement pertains to the 7 percent of Protection and Advocacy Systems funds to be used for grants to entities that will provide technical assistance to Protection and Advocacy Systems. Goals of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is located within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). ADD shares goals with other ACF programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Purpose of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) is the lead agency within ACF and HHS responsible for planning and administering programs to promote the self-sufficiency and protect the rights of persons with developmental disabilities. ADD administers the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (the DD Act). The DD Act provides for funding to States to provide advocacy, promote consumer oriented systems change and capacity building activities, and facilitate network formations. The four programs funded under the DD Act are: (1) State Councils on Developmental Disabilities that engage in advocacy, capacity building and systematic change activities. (2) Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) that protect the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities. (3) The National Network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, (UCEDD) that engages in training, outreach and dissemination activities. (4) Projects of National Significance (PNS), including Family Support Grants that support the development of family-centered and directed systems for families of children with disabilities, including children with developmental disabilities. (5) In addition to responsibilities under the DD Act, ADD has been given the responsibility by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for three grant programs authorized under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), Pub. L. 107-252. This announcement is for the HAVA Training and Technical Assistance to Assist Protection and Advocacy Systems to Establish or Improve Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities program.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Quasi-Public Nonprofit Institution/Organization
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Special District Governments
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities_Grants for Protection and Advocacy Systems

More Information:

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/HHS-2004-ACF-ADD-DH-0002.html

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Margaret Schaefer

Address Info:

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

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