Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women's Shelters and Related Assistance/Grants to Indian Tribal Organizations (Including Alaska Native Villages), 1726-1732 [E7-372]

Download as PDF 1726 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. all comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 4, 2007. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 07–109 Filed 1–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters and Related Assistance/ Grants to Indian Tribal Organizations (Including Alaska Native Villages) sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Program Office: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). Program Announcement Number: HHS– 2007–ACF–ACYF–FVPS–0124. Announcement Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters and Related Assistance/ Grants to Indian Tribal Organizations (including Alaska Native Villages). CFDA Number: 93.671. Due Date for Applications: February 15, 2007. Executive Summary: This announcement governs the proposed award of formula grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal organizations. The purpose of these grants is to assist Tribes in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents. This announcement sets forth the application requirements, the application process, and other administrative and fiscal requirements for grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007. Grantees are to be mindful that although the expenditure period for grants is a two-year period, an application is required every year to provide VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 continuity in the provision of services. (See Section II. Award Information, Expenditure Periods.) I. Description Legislative Authority: Title III of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 98–457, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 10401 et seq.) is entitled the ‘‘Family Violence Prevention and Services Act’’ (FVPSA). FVPSA was first implemented in FY 1986. The statute was subsequently amended by P.L. 100–294, the ‘‘Child Abuse Prevention, Adoptions, and Family Services Act of 1988;’’ further amended in 1992 by P.L. 102–295; and then amended in 1994 by P.L. 103–322, the ‘‘Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.’’ FVPSA was amended again in 1996 by P.L. 104–235, the ‘‘Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act’’ (CAPTA) of 1996; in 2000 by P.L. 106–386, the ‘‘Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act,’’ and amended further by P.L. 108– 36, the ‘‘Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003.’’ FVPSA was most recently amended by P.L. 109–162, the ‘‘Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005’’ and by P.L. 109–271, which was enacted on August 17, 2006. FVPSA may be found at 42 U.S.C. 10401 et. seq. Background The purpose of this legislation is to assist States and Tribes or Tribal organizations in supporting the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects to prevent incidents of family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents. During FY 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made 241 grants to States and Tribes or Tribal organizations. HHS also made 53 family violence prevention grant awards to non-profit State domestic violence coalitions. In addition, HHS supports the Domestic Violence Resource Center Network (DVRN). DVRN consists of the National Resource Center for Domestic Violence (NRC) and four Special Issue Resource Centers (SIRCs). The four SIRCs are: The Battered Women’s Justice Project, the Resource Center on Child Custody and Protection, the Resource Center for the Elimination of Domestic Violence Against Native Women (Sacred Circle), and the Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The purpose of NRC and the SIRCs is to provide resource information, training, and technical assistance to Federal, PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State, and Indian Tribal agencies; local domestic violence prevention programs; and other professionals who provide services to victims of domestic violence. In February, 1996, HHS funded the National Domestic Violence Hotline (Hotline) to ensure that every woman and man has access to information and emergency assistance wherever and whenever it is needed. The Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free service that provides crisis assistance, counseling, and local shelter referrals to women across the country. Hotline counselors also are available for non-English speaking persons and for people who are hearingimpaired. The Hotline number is 1– 800–799–SAFE (7233); the TTY number for the hearing impaired is 1–800–787–3224. General Grant Program Requirements For Tribes or Tribal Organizations Definitions Tribes and Tribal organizations should use the following definitions in carrying out their programs. The definitions are found in section 320 of FVPSA. Family Violence: Any act, or threatened act, of violence, including any forceful detention of an individual, which: (a) Results or threatens to result in physical injury; and (b) is committed by a person against another individual (including an elderly person) to whom such person is, or was, related by blood or marriage, or otherwise legally related, or with whom such person is, or was, lawfully residing. Indian Tribe and Tribal organization: Have the same meanings given such terms in section 450b of Title 25. Shelter: The provision of temporary refuge and related assistance in compliance with applicable State law and regulation governing the provision, on a regular basis, of shelter, safe homes, meals, and related assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents. Related assistance: The provision of direct assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents for the purpose of preventing further violence, helping such victims to gain access to civil and criminal courts and other community services, facilitating the efforts of such victims to make decisions concerning their lives in the interest of safety, and assisting such victims in healing from the effects of the violence. Related assistance includes: (a) Prevention services such as outreach and prevention services for victims and their children, assistance to children who witness domestic violence, employment training, E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES parenting, and other educational services for victims and their children, preventive health services within domestic violence programs (including services promoting nutrition, disease prevention, exercise, and prevention of substance abuse), domestic violence prevention programs for school-age children, family violence public awareness campaigns, and violence prevention counseling services to abusers; (b) Counseling with respect to family violence, counseling or other supportive services provided by peers individually or in groups, and referral to community social services; (c) Transportation, technical assistance with respect to obtaining financial assistance under Federal and State programs, and referrals for appropriate health-care services (including alcohol and drug abuse treatment), but shall not include reimbursement for any health-care services; (d) Legal advocacy to provide victims with information and assistance through the civil and criminal courts, and legal assistance; or (e) Children’s counseling and support services, child care services for children who are victims of family violence or the dependents of such victims, and children who witness domestic violence. The Importance of Coordination of Services The affect of domestic violence includes physical injury and death of primary or secondary victims, psychological trauma, isolation from family and friends, harm to children witnessing or experiencing violence in homes in which the violence occurs, increased fear, reduced mobility and employability, homelessness, substance abuse, and a host of other health and related mental health consequences. The physical and cultural obstacles existing in much of Indian country compound the basic dynamics of domestic violence. Barriers such as the isolation of vast rural areas, the concern for safety in isolated settings, and the transportation requirements over long distances, heighten the need for the coordination of the services through an often limited delivery system. In a project intended to broaden the reach of the Indian Tribal domestic violence communities, the Indian Health Service (IHS) and FVPSA-funded programs have collaborated to oversee the development of domestic violence community projects. These projects are designed to develop improved health care responses to domestic violence and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 to facilitate collaboration between the local health care system and local Indian Tribal domestic violence advocacy programs (including Alaskan Village programs). In this effort, IHS also is collaborating with representatives of Mending the Sacred Hoop, Cangleska, Inc., and the Family Violence Prevention Fund to provide training, technical assistance, and oversight to the pilot projects. To help bring about a more effective response to the problem of domestic violence, HHS urges Tribes and Tribal organizations receiving funds under this grant announcement to coordinate activities under this grant with other new and existing resources for the prevention of domestic violence. Annual Tribal Grantee Conference FVPSA administrators should plan to attend the annual Tribal Grantee Conference. A subsequent Program Instruction and/or Information Memorandum will advise the Tribal FVPSA Administrators of the date, time, and location of the grantee conference. Client Confidentiality FVPSA programs must establish or implement policies and protocols for maintaining the safety and confidentiality of the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It is essential that the confidentiality of adult victims and their children receiving FVPSA services be protected. Consequently, when providing statistical data on program activities, individual identifiers of client records will not be used (section 303(a)(2)(E)). II. Funds Available For FY 2007, HHS will make available for grants to designated State agencies 70 percent of the amount appropriated under section 310(a)(1) of the FVPSA, which is not reserved under section 310(a)(2). In this separate announcement, HHS will allocate 10 percent of the foregoing appropriation to Tribes and Tribal organizations for the establishment and operation of shelters, safe houses, and the provision of related services. HHS also plans to make 10 percent of the foregoing appropriation available to State domestic violence coalitions to continue their work within the domestic violence community by providing technical assistance and training and advocacy services, among other activities, to local domestic violence programs to encourage appropriate responses to domestic violence within the States. Five percent of the amount appropriated under section 310(a)(1) of PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1727 the FVPSA, which is not reserved under section 310(a)(2), will be available in FY 2007 to continue the support for the NRC and the four SIRCs. Additional funds appropriated under FVPSA will be used to support other activities, including training and technical assistance, collaborative projects with advocacy organizations and service providers, data collection efforts, public education activities, research and other demonstration projects, as well as the ongoing operation of the Hotline. Native American Tribal Allocations Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible for funding under this program if they meet the definition of ‘‘Indian Tribe’’ or ‘‘Tribal organization’’ at 25 U.S.C. 450b, and if they are able to demonstrate their capacity to carry out family violence prevention and services programs. Any Tribe that believes it meets the eligibility criteria should provide supportive documentation in its application and a request for inclusion on the list of eligible Tribes. (See Section IV. Application Requirements for Tribes or Tribal Organizations.) In computing Tribal allocations, ACF will use the latest available population figures from the Census Bureau. If Census Bureau data are unavailable, ACF will use figures from the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA’s) Indian Population and Labor Force Report. Because section 304 of FVPSA specifies a minimum base amount for State allocations, ACF has set a base amount for Tribal allocations. Since FY 1986, it has been, in practice, that the establishment of a base amount has facilitated ACF’s efforts to make a fair and equitable distribution of limited grant funds. Due to the expanded interest in the prevention of domestic violence and in the provision of services to victims of family violence and their dependents, an increasing number of Tribal applications have been received over the past several years. In order to ensure the continuance of an equitable distribution of family violence prevention and services funding in response to the increased number of Tribes that apply, the funding formula for the allocation of family violence funds has been adjusted. Tribes that meet the application requirements and whose reservation and surrounding Tribal Trust Lands’ population is: • Less than or equal to 1,500 will receive a minimum base amount of $1,500; E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 1728 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices • Between 1,501 and 3,000 will receive a minimum base amount of $3,000; • Between 3,001 and 4,000 will receive a minimum base amount of $4,000; and, • Between 4,001 and 5,000 will receive a minimum base amount of $5,000. The minimum base amounts are computed in relation to the Tribe’s population and the progression of an additional $1,000 per 1,000 persons if the population range continues until the Tribe’s population reaches 50,000. Tribes with a population of 50,000 to l00,000 will receive a minimum of $50,000, and Tribes with a population of 100,001 to 150,000 will receive a minimum of $100,000. Once the base amounts have been distributed to the Tribes that have applied for FVPSA funding, the ratio of the Tribe’s population to the total population of all the applicant Tribes is then considered in allocating the remainder of the funds. ACF has accounted for the variance in actual population and scope of the FVPSA programs with the distribution of a proportional amount plus a base amount to the Tribes. Under the previous allocation plan, ACF did not have a method by which to consider the variance in Tribal census counts. As in previous years, Tribes are encouraged to apply as consortia for the FVPSA funding. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Expenditure Periods FVPSA funds may be used for expenditures on and after October 1 of each fiscal year for which they are granted, and will be available for expenditure through September 30 of the following fiscal year, i.e., FY 2007 funds may be used for expenditures from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2008. Funds are available for obligation through September 30, 2008 and must be liquidated by September 30, 2009. Re-allotted funds, if any, are available for expenditure until the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year that the funds became available for reallotment. FY 2007 grant funds that are made available to Tribes and Tribal organizations through reallotment must be expended by the grantee no later than September 30, 2008. III. Eligibility Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible for funding under this program if they meet the definition of ‘‘Indian Tribe’’ or ‘‘Tribal organization’’ set forth in section 450B of Title 25 and if they are able to demonstrate their capacity to VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 carry out a family violence prevention and services program. Any Tribe or Tribal organization that believes it meets the eligibility criteria and should be included in the list of eligible Tribes should provide supportive documentation and a request for inclusion in its application. (See Application Content Requirements below.) As in previous years, Tribes may apply singularly or as a consortium. In addition, a non-profit private organization, approved by a Tribe for the operation of a family violence shelter or program on a reservation is eligible for funding. Additional Information on Eligibility D–U–N–S Requirement All applicants must have a D&B Data Universal Numbering System (D–U–N–S) number. On June 27, 2003, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register a new Federal policy applicable to all Federal grant applicants. The policy requires Federal grant applicants to provide a D–U–N–S number when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements on or after October 1, 2003. The D–U–N–S number will be required whether an applicant is submitting a paper application or using the governmentwide electronic portal, Grants.gov. A D– U–N–S number will be required for every application for a new award or renewal/continuation of an award, including applications or plans under formula, entitlement, and block grant programs, submitted on or after October 1, 2003. Please ensure that the applicant has a D–U–N–S number. To acquire a D–U–N–S number at no cost, call the dedicated toll-free D–U–N–S number request line at 1–866–705–5711 or request a number online at http:// www.dnb.com. IV. Application Requirements for Tribes and Tribal Organizations The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average six hours per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and reviewing the collection information. The project description is approved under the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0970–0280, which expires October 31, 2008. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Form and Content of Application Submission The application from the Tribe or Tribal organization must be signed by the Chief Executive Officer or Tribal Chairperson of the applicant organization. Each application must contain the following information or documentation: 1. The name of the organization or agency and the Chief Program Official designated as responsible for administering funds under FVPSA and coordinating related programs, and the name, telephone number, and fax number, if available, of a contact person in the designated organization or agency. 2. A copy of a current resolution stating that the designated organization or agency has the authority to submit an application on behalf of the individuals in the Tribe(s) and to administer programs and activities funded under this program (section 303(b)(2)). 3. A description of the procedures designed to involve knowledgeable individuals and interested organizations in providing services under FVPSA (section 303(b)(2)). For example, knowledgeable individuals and interested organizations may include: Tribal officials or social services staff involved in child abuse or family violence prevention, Tribal law enforcement officials, representatives of State coalitions against domestic violence, and operators of family violence shelters and service programs. 4. A description of the applicant’s operation of, and/or capacity to carry out, a family violence prevention and services program. This might be demonstrated in ways such as the following: (a) The current operation of a shelter, safe house, or family violence prevention program; (b) The establishment of joint or collaborative service agreements with a local public agency or a private nonprofit agency for the operation of family violence prevention activities or services; or (c) The operation of social services programs as evidenced by receipt of ‘‘638’’ contracts with BIA; Title II Indian Child Welfare grants from BIA; Child Welfare Services grants under Title IV– B of the Social Security Act; or Family Preservation and Family Support grants under title IV–B of the Social Security Act. 5. A description of the services to be provided, how the applicant E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES organization plans to use the grant funds to provide the direct services, to whom the services will be provided, and the expected results of the services. 6. Documentation of the procedures that assure the confidentiality of records pertaining to any individual who has been provided family violence prevention or treatment services by any program assisted under FVPSA (section 303(b)(2)). 7. The Employee Identification Number (EIN) of the applicant organization submitting the application. Assurances Each application must contain the following assurances: (a) That not less than 70 percent of the funds shall be used for immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents and not less than 25 percent of the funds distributed shall be used to provide related assistance (section 303(g)). (b) That any grants made to an entity other than a State or Tribe will meet the matching requirements in section 303(f), i.e., not less than 20 percent of the total funds provided for a project under Chapter 110 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code with respect to an existing program, and with respect to an entity intending to operate a new program under this title, not less than 35 percent. The local share will be cash or in-kind; and the local share will not include any Federal funds provided under any authority other than this chapter (section 303(f)). (c) That grant funds made available under FVPSA will not be used as direct payment to any victim or dependent of a victim of family violence (section 303(d)). (d) That no income eligibility standard will be imposed on individuals receiving assistance or services supported with funds appropriated to carry out FVPSA (section 303(e)). (e) That the address or location of any shelter or facility assisted under FVPSA will not be made public, except with the written authorization of the person or persons responsible for the operations of such shelter (section 303(a)(2)(E)). (f) That a law or procedure has been implemented for the eviction of an abusing spouse from a shared household (section 303(a)(2)(F)). (g) That all grants, programs or other activities funded by the State in whole or in part with funds made available under FVPSA will prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, handicap, sex, race, color, national origin or religion (section 307). (h) That the applicant will comply with the applicable Departmental VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 recordkeeping and reporting requirements and general requirements for the administration of grants under 45 CFR Part 92. Certifications All applications must submit or comply with the required certifications found in the Appendices as follows: Anti-Lobbying Certification and Disclosure Form (See Appendix A): Applicants who have used non-Federal funds for lobbying activities in connection with receiving assistance under this announcement shall complete a disclosure form, if applicable, with their applications (approved by OMB under control number 0348–0046). Applicants should sign and return the certification with their application. Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke (See Appendix B): Applicants must also understand they will be held accountable for the smoking prohibition included within P.L. 103–227, Title XII Environmental Tobacco Smoke (also known as the Pro-Children Act of 1994). A copy of the Federal Register notice, which implements the smoking prohibition is included with the forms. By signing and submitting the application, applicants are providing the certification and need not mail back the certification with the application. Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (See Appendix C): The signature on the application by the chief program official attests to the applicant’s intent to comply with the Drug-Free Workplace requirements and compliance with the Debarment Certification. The Drug-Free Workplace certification does not have to be returned with the application. These certifications also may be found at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofs/ forms.htm. Notification Under Executive Order 12372 The review and comment provisions of the Executive Order (E.O.) and Part 100 do not apply. Federally recognized Tribes are exempt from all provisions and requirements of E.O. 12372. Applications should be sent to: Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and Families, Attention: William D. Riley, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 8402, Washington, DC 20024. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1729 V. Approval/Disapproval of a Tribal or Tribal Organization Application The Secretary of HHS will approve any application that meets the requirements of FVPSA and this announcement. The Secretary will not disapprove an application except after reasonable notice of the Secretary’s intention to disapprove has been provided to the applicant and after a six-month period providing an opportunity for the applicant to correct any deficiencies. The notice of intention to disapprove will be provided to the applicant within 45 days of the date of the application. VI. Reporting Requirements Performance Reports A performance report must be filed with HHS describing the activities carried out, and including an assessment of the effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the grant. A section of this performance report must be completed by each grantee or sub-grantee that performed the direct services contemplated in the application certifying performance of such services. Consortia grantees should compile performance reports into a comprehensive report for submission. The Performance Report should include the following data elements: Funding—The total amount of the FVPSA grant funds awarded; the percentage of funding used for shelters, and the percentage of funding used for related assistance and services. Shelters—The number of shelters and shelter programs (safe homes/motels, etc.) assisted by FVPSA program funding. Data elements should include: • The number of shelters • The number of women sheltered • The number of young children sheltered (birth-12 years of age) • The number of teenagers and young adults sheltered (13–17 years of age) • The number of men sheltered • The average length of stay • The number of women, children, teens, and others who were turned away because shelter was unavailable • The number of women, children, teens, and others who were referred to other shelters due to lack of space Types of individuals served—Record information by numbers and percentages of the total population served. Individuals and special populations served should include: • The elderly • Individuals with physical challenges Related assistance and services—List the types of related assistance and services provided to victims and their E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 1730 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices family members by indicating the number of women, children, and men who have received services. Services and assistance may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Individual counseling • Services to children • Crisis intervention hotline • Information and referral • Batterers’ support services • Legal advocacy services • Transportation • Services to teenagers • Emergency child care • Training and technical assistance • Housing advocacy Volunteers—List the total number of volunteers and hours worked. Service referrals—List the number of women, children, and men referred for the following services: • Physical abuse • Alcohol abuse • Drug abuse • Batterer intervention services • Child abuse • Witnessed abuse • Emergency medical intervention • Law enforcement intervention The performance report should include narratives of success stories about services provided and the positive impact on the lives of children and families. Examples may include the following: • An explanation of the activities carried out, including an assessment of the major activities supported by the family violence funds; what particular priorities within the Tribe or Tribal organization were addressed; and what special emphases were placed on these activities; A description of the specific services and facilities that the applicant program funded, contracted with, or otherwise used in the implementation of its program, e.g., shelters, safe houses, related assistance, programs for batterers; • An assessment of the effectiveness of the direct service activities contemplated in the application; • A description of how the needs of under-served populations, including those persons geographically isolated, were addressed; and • A description and assessment of the prevention activities supported during the program year, e.g., community education events, and public awareness efforts. Performance reports for Tribes and Tribal organizations are due at the end of every calendar year (December 29). Performance reports should be sent to: Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and Families, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 Administration for Children and Families, Attn: William Riley, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 8402, Washington, DC 20024. Financial Status Reports Grantees must submit annual Financial Status Reports. The first SF– 269A is due December 29, 2007. It covers expenditures from date of award through September 30, 2007. The interim SF–269A is due December 29, 2008. The final SF–269A is due December 29, 2009. SF–269A can be found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/grants/grantsforms.html. Completed reports may be mailed to: Rachel Hickson, Division of Mandatory Grants, Office of Grants Management, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447. Grantees have the option of submitting their reports online through the Online Data Collection (OLDC) system at the following address: https://extranet.acf.hhs.gov/ssi/. The Division of Mandatory Grants can assist grantees with access to OLDC. Failure to submit reports on time may be a basis for withholding grant funds, suspension, or termination of the grant. In addition, all funds reported after the obligation period will be recouped. VII. Administrative and National Policy Requirements Tribes and Tribal Organizations will comply with the applicable Departmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements and general requirements for the administration of grants under 45 CFR part 92. Direct Federal grants, sub-award funds, or contracts under this ACF program shall not be used to support inherently religious activities such as religious instruction, worship, or proselytization. Therefore, organizations must take steps to separate, in time or location, their inherently religious activities from the services funded under this program. Regulations pertaining to Equal Treatment for FaithBased Organizations, which includes the prohibition against Federal funding of inherently religious activities, can be found at the HHS Web site at http:// www.hhs.gov/fbci/regs.html. Faith-based and community organizations may reference the ‘‘Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering with the Federal Government’’ at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ government/fbci/guidance/index.html. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VIII. Other Information For Further Information Contact: Shena Williams at (202) 205–9532 or email at swilliams1@acf.hhs.gov; William D. Riley at (202) 401–5529 or e-mail at wriley@acf.hhs.gov; or Millicent Crawford at (202) 205–7746 or e-mail at mcrawford@acf.hhs.gov. Dated: January 4, 2007. Joan E. Ohl, Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families. Appendices: Required Certifications A. Certification Regarding Lobbying B. Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke C. Drug-Free Workplace Requirements Appendix A—Certification Regarding Lobbying Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative Agreements The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that: (1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of an agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement. (2) If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, ‘‘Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,’’ in accordance with its instructions. (3) The undersigned shall require that the language of this certification be included in the award documents for all subawards at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly. This certification is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices Statement for Loan Guarantees and Loan Insurance The undersigned states, to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, that: If any funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a loan, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, ‘‘Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,’’ in accordance with its instructions. Submission of this statement is a prerequisite for making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure. lllllllllllllllllllll Signature lllllllllllllllllllll Title lllllllllllllllllllll Organization Appendix B—Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke Public Law 103–227, Part C Environmental Tobacco Smoke, also known as the Pro Children Act of 1994 (Act), requires that smoking not be permitted in any portion of any indoor routinely owned or leased or contracted for by an entity and used routinely or regularly for provision of health, day care, education, or library services to children under the age of 18, if the services are funded by Federal programs either directly or through State or local governments, by Federal grant, contract, loan, or loan guarantee. The law does not apply to children’s services provided in private residences, facilities funded solely by Medicare or Medicaid funds, and portions of facilities used for inpatient drug or alcohol treatment. Failure to comply with the provisions of the law may result in the imposition of a civil monetary penalty of up to $1000 per day and/or the imposition of an administrative compliance order on the responsible entity. By signing and submitting this application the applicant/grantee certifies that it will comply with the requirements of the Act. The applicant/grantee further agrees that it will require the language of this certification be included in any subawards which contain provisions for the children’s services and that all subgrantees shall certify accordingly. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Appendix C—Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements This certification is required by the regulations implementing the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988: 45 CFR Part 76, Subpart, F. Sections 76.630(c) and (d)(2) and 76.645(a)(1) and (b) provide that a Federal agency may designate a central receipt point for STATE-WIDE AND STATE AGENCYWIDE certifications, and for notification of criminal drug convictions. For the Department of Health and Human Services, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 the central point is: Division of Grants Management and Oversight, Office of Management and Acquisition, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 517–D, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Instructions for Certification) 1. By signing and/or submitting this application or grant agreement, the grantee is providing the certification set out below. 2. The certification set out below is a material representation of fact upon which reliance is placed when the agency awards the grant. If it is later determined that the grantee knowingly rendered a false certification, or otherwise violates the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act, the agency, in addition to any other remedies available to the Federal Government, may take action authorized under the Drug-Free Workplace Act. 3. For grantees other than individuals, Alternate I applies. 4. For grantees who are individuals, Alternate II applies. 5. Workplaces under grants, for grantees other than individuals, need not be identified on the certification. If known, they may be identified in the grant application. If the grantee does not identify the workplaces at the time of application, or upon award, if there is no application, the grantee must keep the identity of the workplace(s) on file in its office and make the information available for Federal inspection. Failure to identify all known workplaces constitutes a violation of the grantee’s drug-free workplace requirements. 6. Workplace identifications must include the actual address of buildings (or parts of buildings) or other sites where work under the grant takes place. Categorical descriptions may be used (e.g., all vehicles of a mass transit authority or State highway department while in operation, State employees in each local unemployment office, performers in concert halls or radio studios). 7. If the workplace identified to the agency changes during the performance of the grant, the grantee shall inform the agency of the change(s), if it previously identified the workplaces in question (see paragraph five). 8. Definitions of terms in the Nonprocurement Suspension and Debarment common rule and Drug-Free Workplace common rule apply to this certification. Grantees’ attention is called, in particular, to the following definitions from these rules: Controlled substance means a controlled substance in Schedules I through V of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and as further defined by regulation (21 CFR 1308.11 through 1308.15); Conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the Federal or State criminal drug statutes; Criminal drug statute means a Federal or non-Federal criminal statute involving the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, use, or possession of any controlled substance; PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1731 Employee means the employee of a grantee directly engaged in the performance of work under a grant, including: (i) All direct charge employees; (ii) All indirect charge employees unless their impact or involvement is insignificant to the performance of the grant; and, (iii) Temporary personnel and consultants who are directly engaged in the performance of work under the grant and who are on the grantee’s payroll. This definition does not include workers not on the payroll of the grantee (e.g., volunteers, even if used to meet a matching requirement; consultants or independent contractors not on the grantee’s payroll; or employees of subrecipients or subcontractors in covered workplaces). Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements Alternate I. (Grantees Other Than Individuals) The grantee certifies that it will or will continue to provide a drug-free workplace by: (a) Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee’s workplace and specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violation of such prohibition; (b) Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to inform employees about— (1) The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; (2) The grantee’s policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; (3) Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and (4) The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug abuse violations occurring in the workplace; (c) Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in the performance of the grant be given a copy of the statement required by paragraph (a); (d) Notifying the employee in the statement required by paragraph (a) that, as a condition of employment under the grant, the employee will— (1) Abide by the terms of the statement; and (2) Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace no later than five calendar days after such conviction; (e) Notifying the agency in writing, within 10 calendar days after receiving notice under paragraph (d)(2) from an employee or otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction. Employers of convicted employees must provide notice, including position title, to every grant officer or other designee on whose grant activity the convicted employee was working, unless the Federal agency has designated a central point for the receipt of such notices. Notice shall include the identification number(s) of each affected grant; (f) Taking one of the following actions, within 30 calendar days of receiving notice under paragraph (d)(2), with respect to any employee who is so convicted— E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 1732 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 9 / Tuesday, January 16, 2007 / Notices (1) Taking appropriate personnel action against such an employee, up to and including termination, consistent with the requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; or (2) Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency; (g) Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-free workplace through implementation of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) and (f). (B) The grantee may insert in the space provided below the site(s) for the performance of work done in connection with the specific grant: Place of Performance (Street address, city, county, state, zip code) lllllllllllllllllllll lllllllllllllllllllll Check if there are workplaces on file that are not identified here. Alternate II. (Grantees Who Are Individuals) (a) The grantee certifies that, as a condition of the grant, he or she will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in conducting any activity with the grant; (b) If convicted of a criminal drug offense resulting from a violation occurring during the conduct of any grant activity, he or she will report the conviction, in writing, within 10 calendar days of the conviction, to every grant officer or other designee, unless the Federal agency designates a central point for the receipt of such notices. When notice is made to such a central point, it shall include the identification number(s) of each affected grant. [FR Doc. E7–372 Filed 1–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters/Grants to States Program Office: Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). Program Announcement Number: HHS– 2007–ACF–ACYF–FVPS–0123. Announcement Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women’s Shelters/Grants to States. CFDA Number: 93.671. Due Date for Applications: February 15, 2007. Executive Summary: This announcement governs the proposed award of mandatory grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) to States VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:23 Jan 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 (including Territories and Insular Areas). The purpose of these grants is to assist States in establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to prevent family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents. This announcement sets forth the application requirements, the application process, and other administrative and fiscal requirements for grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007. I. Description Legislative Authority: Title III of the Child Abuse Amendments of 1984 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 98–457, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 10401 et seq.) is entitled the ‘‘Family Violence Prevention and Services Act’’ (FVPSA). FVPSA was first implemented in FY 1986. The statute was subsequently amended by Pub. L. 100–294, the ‘‘Child Abuse Prevention, Adoptions, and Family Services Act of 1988;’’ further amended in 1992 by Pub. L. 102–295; and then amended in 1994 by Pub. L. 103–322, the ‘‘Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.’’ FVPSA was amended again in 1996 by Pub. L. 104– 235, the ‘‘Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) of 1996;’’ in 2000 by Pub. L. 106–386, the ‘‘Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act,’’ and amended further by Pub. L. 108–36, the ‘‘Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003.’’ FVPSA was most recently amended by Pub. L. 109– 162, the ‘‘Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2005’’ and by Pub. L. 109–271, which was enacted on August 17, 2006.’’ FVPSA may be found at 42 U.S.C. 10401 et seq. Background The purpose of this legislation is to assist States and Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and non-profit private organizations approved by an Indian Tribe in supporting the establishment, maintenance, and expansion of programs and projects to prevent incidents of family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents. During FY 2006, 241 grants were made to States and Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, and non-profit private organizations approved by Indian Tribes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also made 53 family violence prevention grant U.S. awards to non-profit State domestic violence coalitions. In addition, HHS supports the National Resource Center for Domestic Violence (NRC) and four Special Issue PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Resource Centers (SIRCs). The four SIRCs are the Battered Women’s Justice Project, the Resource Center on Child Custody and Protection, Sacred Circle Resource Center for the Elimination of Domestic Violence Against Native Women, and the Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The purpose of NRC and SIRCs is to provide resource information, training, and technical assistance to Federal, State, and Native American agencies, local domestic violence prevention programs, and other professionals who provide services to victims of domestic violence. In February 1996, HHS funded the National Domestic Violence Hotline (Hotline) to ensure that every woman and man has access to information and emergency assistance wherever and whenever it is needed. The Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free service that provides crisis assistance, counseling, and local shelter referrals to women across the country. Hotline counselors also are available for non-English speaking persons and for people who are hearingimpaired. The Hotline number is 1– 800–799–SAFE (7233); the TTY number for the hearing-impaired is 1–800–787– 3224. General Grant Program Requirements Applicable to States Definitions States should use the following definitions in carrying out their programs. The definitions are found in section 320 of FVPSA. Family Violence: Any act or threatened act of violence, including any forceful detention of an individual, which: (a) Results or threatens to result in physical injury; and (b) is committed by a person against another individual (including an elderly person) to whom such person is or was related by blood or marriage or otherwise legally related or with whom such person is or was lawfully residing. Shelter: The provision of temporary refuge and related assistance in compliance with applicable State law and regulation governing the provision, on a regular basis, of shelter, safe homes, meals, and related assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents. Related assistance: The provision of direct assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents for the purpose of preventing further violence, helping such victims to gain access to civil and criminal courts and other community services, facilitating the efforts of such victims to make decisions concerning their lives in the interest of safety, and assisting such victims in E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered 
Women's Shelters and Related Assistance/Grants to Indian Tribal 
Organizations (Including Alaska Native Villages)

    Program Office: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families 
(ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).
    Program Announcement Number: HHS-2007-ACF-ACYF-FVPS-0124.
    Announcement Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services/
Grants for Battered Women's Shelters and Related Assistance/Grants 
to Indian Tribal Organizations (including Alaska Native Villages).
    CFDA Number: 93.671.
    Due Date for Applications: February 15, 2007.

    Executive Summary: This announcement governs the proposed award of 
formula grants under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act 
(FVPSA) to Indian Tribes (including Alaska Native Villages) and Tribal 
organizations. The purpose of these grants is to assist Tribes in 
establishing, maintaining, and expanding programs and projects to 
prevent family violence and to provide immediate shelter and related 
assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents.
    This announcement sets forth the application requirements, the 
application process, and other administrative and fiscal requirements 
for grants in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007. Grantees are to be mindful that 
although the expenditure period for grants is a two-year period, an 
application is required every year to provide continuity in the 
provision of services. (See Section II. Award Information, Expenditure 
Periods.)

I. Description

    Legislative Authority: Title III of the Child Abuse Amendments of 
1984 (Public Law (Pub. L.) 98-457, 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 10401 
et seq.) is entitled the ``Family Violence Prevention and Services 
Act'' (FVPSA). FVPSA was first implemented in FY 1986. The statute was 
subsequently amended by P.L. 100-294, the ``Child Abuse Prevention, 
Adoptions, and Family Services Act of 1988;'' further amended in 1992 
by P.L. 102-295; and then amended in 1994 by P.L. 103-322, the 
``Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.'' FVPSA was amended 
again in 1996 by P.L. 104-235, the ``Child Abuse Prevention and 
Treatment Act'' (CAPTA) of 1996; in 2000 by P.L. 106-386, the ``Victims 
of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act,'' and amended further by 
P.L. 108-36, the ``Keeping Children and Families Safe Act of 2003.'' 
FVPSA was most recently amended by P.L. 109-162, the ``Violence Against 
Women Reauthorization Act of 2005'' and by P.L. 109-271, which was 
enacted on August 17, 2006.
    FVPSA may be found at 42 U.S.C. 10401 et. seq.

Background

    The purpose of this legislation is to assist States and Tribes or 
Tribal organizations in supporting the establishment, maintenance, and 
expansion of programs and projects to prevent incidents of family 
violence and to provide immediate shelter and related assistance for 
victims of family violence and their dependents.
    During FY 2006, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 
(HHS) made 241 grants to States and Tribes or Tribal organizations. HHS 
also made 53 family violence prevention grant awards to non-profit 
State domestic violence coalitions.
    In addition, HHS supports the Domestic Violence Resource Center 
Network (DVRN). DVRN consists of the National Resource Center for 
Domestic Violence (NRC) and four Special Issue Resource Centers 
(SIRCs). The four SIRCs are: The Battered Women's Justice Project, the 
Resource Center on Child Custody and Protection, the Resource Center 
for the Elimination of Domestic Violence Against Native Women (Sacred 
Circle), and the Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The 
purpose of NRC and the SIRCs is to provide resource information, 
training, and technical assistance to Federal, State, and Indian Tribal 
agencies; local domestic violence prevention programs; and other 
professionals who provide services to victims of domestic violence.
    In February, 1996, HHS funded the National Domestic Violence 
Hotline (Hotline) to ensure that every woman and man has access to 
information and emergency assistance wherever and whenever it is 
needed. The Hotline is a 24-hour, toll-free service that provides 
crisis assistance, counseling, and local shelter referrals to women 
across the country. Hotline counselors also are available for non-
English speaking persons and for people who are hearing-impaired. The 
Hotline number is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); the TTY number for the hearing 
impaired is 1-800-787-3224.

General Grant Program Requirements For Tribes or Tribal Organizations

Definitions
    Tribes and Tribal organizations should use the following 
definitions in carrying out their programs. The definitions are found 
in section 320 of FVPSA.
    Family Violence: Any act, or threatened act, of violence, including 
any forceful detention of an individual, which: (a) Results or 
threatens to result in physical injury; and (b) is committed by a 
person against another individual (including an elderly person) to whom 
such person is, or was, related by blood or marriage, or otherwise 
legally related, or with whom such person is, or was, lawfully 
residing.
    Indian Tribe and Tribal organization: Have the same meanings given 
such terms in section 450b of Title 25.
    Shelter: The provision of temporary refuge and related assistance 
in compliance with applicable State law and regulation governing the 
provision, on a regular basis, of shelter, safe homes, meals, and 
related assistance to victims of family violence and their dependents.
    Related assistance: The provision of direct assistance to victims 
of family violence and their dependents for the purpose of preventing 
further violence, helping such victims to gain access to civil and 
criminal courts and other community services, facilitating the efforts 
of such victims to make decisions concerning their lives in the 
interest of safety, and assisting such victims in healing from the 
effects of the violence. Related assistance includes:
    (a) Prevention services such as outreach and prevention services 
for victims and their children, assistance to children who witness 
domestic violence, employment training,

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parenting, and other educational services for victims and their 
children, preventive health services within domestic violence programs 
(including services promoting nutrition, disease prevention, exercise, 
and prevention of substance abuse), domestic violence prevention 
programs for school-age children, family violence public awareness 
campaigns, and violence prevention counseling services to abusers;
    (b) Counseling with respect to family violence, counseling or other 
supportive services provided by peers individually or in groups, and 
referral to community social services;
    (c) Transportation, technical assistance with respect to obtaining 
financial assistance under Federal and State programs, and referrals 
for appropriate health-care services (including alcohol and drug abuse 
treatment), but shall not include reimbursement for any health-care 
services;
    (d) Legal advocacy to provide victims with information and 
assistance through the civil and criminal courts, and legal assistance; 
or
    (e) Children's counseling and support services, child care services 
for children who are victims of family violence or the dependents of 
such victims, and children who witness domestic violence.

The Importance of Coordination of Services

    The affect of domestic violence includes physical injury and death 
of primary or secondary victims, psychological trauma, isolation from 
family and friends, harm to children witnessing or experiencing 
violence in homes in which the violence occurs, increased fear, reduced 
mobility and employability, homelessness, substance abuse, and a host 
of other health and related mental health consequences.
    The physical and cultural obstacles existing in much of Indian 
country compound the basic dynamics of domestic violence. Barriers such 
as the isolation of vast rural areas, the concern for safety in 
isolated settings, and the transportation requirements over long 
distances, heighten the need for the coordination of the services 
through an often limited delivery system.
    In a project intended to broaden the reach of the Indian Tribal 
domestic violence communities, the Indian Health Service (IHS) and 
FVPSA-funded programs have collaborated to oversee the development of 
domestic violence community projects. These projects are designed to 
develop improved health care responses to domestic violence and to 
facilitate collaboration between the local health care system and local 
Indian Tribal domestic violence advocacy programs (including Alaskan 
Village programs). In this effort, IHS also is collaborating with 
representatives of Mending the Sacred Hoop, Cangleska, Inc., and the 
Family Violence Prevention Fund to provide training, technical 
assistance, and oversight to the pilot projects.
    To help bring about a more effective response to the problem of 
domestic violence, HHS urges Tribes and Tribal organizations receiving 
funds under this grant announcement to coordinate activities under this 
grant with other new and existing resources for the prevention of 
domestic violence.

Annual Tribal Grantee Conference

    FVPSA administrators should plan to attend the annual Tribal 
Grantee Conference. A subsequent Program Instruction and/or Information 
Memorandum will advise the Tribal FVPSA Administrators of the date, 
time, and location of the grantee conference.

Client Confidentiality

    FVPSA programs must establish or implement policies and protocols 
for maintaining the safety and confidentiality of the victims of 
domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It is essential that 
the confidentiality of adult victims and their children receiving FVPSA 
services be protected. Consequently, when providing statistical data on 
program activities, individual identifiers of client records will not 
be used (section 303(a)(2)(E)).

II. Funds Available

    For FY 2007, HHS will make available for grants to designated State 
agencies 70 percent of the amount appropriated under section 310(a)(1) 
of the FVPSA, which is not reserved under section 310(a)(2). In this 
separate announcement, HHS will allocate 10 percent of the foregoing 
appropriation to Tribes and Tribal organizations for the establishment 
and operation of shelters, safe houses, and the provision of related 
services. HHS also plans to make 10 percent of the foregoing 
appropriation available to State domestic violence coalitions to 
continue their work within the domestic violence community by providing 
technical assistance and training and advocacy services, among other 
activities, to local domestic violence programs to encourage 
appropriate responses to domestic violence within the States.
    Five percent of the amount appropriated under section 310(a)(1) of 
the FVPSA, which is not reserved under section 310(a)(2), will be 
available in FY 2007 to continue the support for the NRC and the four 
SIRCs. Additional funds appropriated under FVPSA will be used to 
support other activities, including training and technical assistance, 
collaborative projects with advocacy organizations and service 
providers, data collection efforts, public education activities, 
research and other demonstration projects, as well as the ongoing 
operation of the Hotline.

Native American Tribal Allocations

    Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible for 
funding under this program if they meet the definition of ``Indian 
Tribe'' or ``Tribal organization'' at 25 U.S.C. 450b, and if they are 
able to demonstrate their capacity to carry out family violence 
prevention and services programs.
    Any Tribe that believes it meets the eligibility criteria should 
provide supportive documentation in its application and a request for 
inclusion on the list of eligible Tribes. (See Section IV. Application 
Requirements for Tribes or Tribal Organizations.)
    In computing Tribal allocations, ACF will use the latest available 
population figures from the Census Bureau. If Census Bureau data are 
unavailable, ACF will use figures from the Bureau of Indian Affairs' 
(BIA's) Indian Population and Labor Force Report.
    Because section 304 of FVPSA specifies a minimum base amount for 
State allocations, ACF has set a base amount for Tribal allocations. 
Since FY 1986, it has been, in practice, that the establishment of a 
base amount has facilitated ACF's efforts to make a fair and equitable 
distribution of limited grant funds.
    Due to the expanded interest in the prevention of domestic violence 
and in the provision of services to victims of family violence and 
their dependents, an increasing number of Tribal applications have been 
received over the past several years. In order to ensure the 
continuance of an equitable distribution of family violence prevention 
and services funding in response to the increased number of Tribes that 
apply, the funding formula for the allocation of family violence funds 
has been adjusted.
    Tribes that meet the application requirements and whose reservation 
and surrounding Tribal Trust Lands' population is:
     Less than or equal to 1,500 will receive a minimum base 
amount of $1,500;

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     Between 1,501 and 3,000 will receive a minimum base amount 
of $3,000;
     Between 3,001 and 4,000 will receive a minimum base amount 
of $4,000; and,
     Between 4,001 and 5,000 will receive a minimum base amount 
of $5,000.
    The minimum base amounts are computed in relation to the Tribe's 
population and the progression of an additional $1,000 per 1,000 
persons if the population range continues until the Tribe's population 
reaches 50,000.
    Tribes with a population of 50,000 to l00,000 will receive a 
minimum of $50,000, and Tribes with a population of 100,001 to 150,000 
will receive a minimum of $100,000.
    Once the base amounts have been distributed to the Tribes that have 
applied for FVPSA funding, the ratio of the Tribe's population to the 
total population of all the applicant Tribes is then considered in 
allocating the remainder of the funds. ACF has accounted for the 
variance in actual population and scope of the FVPSA programs with the 
distribution of a proportional amount plus a base amount to the Tribes. 
Under the previous allocation plan, ACF did not have a method by which 
to consider the variance in Tribal census counts. As in previous years, 
Tribes are encouraged to apply as consortia for the FVPSA funding.

Expenditure Periods

    FVPSA funds may be used for expenditures on and after October 1 of 
each fiscal year for which they are granted, and will be available for 
expenditure through September 30 of the following fiscal year, i.e., FY 
2007 funds may be used for expenditures from October 1, 2006 through 
September 30, 2008. Funds are available for obligation through 
September 30, 2008 and must be liquidated by September 30, 2009.
    Re-allotted funds, if any, are available for expenditure until the 
end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year that the funds became 
available for re-allotment. FY 2007 grant funds that are made available 
to Tribes and Tribal organizations through reallotment must be expended 
by the grantee no later than September 30, 2008.

III. Eligibility

    Tribes and Tribal organizations are eligible for funding under this 
program if they meet the definition of ``Indian Tribe'' or ``Tribal 
organization'' set forth in section 450B of Title 25 and if they are 
able to demonstrate their capacity to carry out a family violence 
prevention and services program.
    Any Tribe or Tribal organization that believes it meets the 
eligibility criteria and should be included in the list of eligible 
Tribes should provide supportive documentation and a request for 
inclusion in its application. (See Application Content Requirements 
below.)
    As in previous years, Tribes may apply singularly or as a 
consortium. In addition, a non-profit private organization, approved by 
a Tribe for the operation of a family violence shelter or program on a 
reservation is eligible for funding.

Additional Information on Eligibility

D-U-N-S Requirement
    All applicants must have a D&B Data Universal Numbering System (D-
U-N-S) number. On June 27, 2003, the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) published in the Federal Register a new Federal policy applicable 
to all Federal grant applicants. The policy requires Federal grant 
applicants to provide a D-U-N-S number when applying for Federal grants 
or cooperative agreements on or after October 1, 2003. The D-U-N-S 
number will be required whether an applicant is submitting a paper 
application or using the government-wide electronic portal, Grants.gov. 
A D-U-N-S number will be required for every application for a new award 
or renewal/continuation of an award, including applications or plans 
under formula, entitlement, and block grant programs, submitted on or 
after October 1, 2003. Please ensure that the applicant has a D-U-N-S 
number. To acquire a D-U-N-S number at no cost, call the dedicated 
toll-free D-U-N-S number request line at 1-866-705-5711 or request a 
number online at http://www.dnb.com.

IV. Application Requirements for Tribes and Tribal Organizations

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13)

    Public reporting burden for this collection of information is 
estimated to average six hours per response, including the time for 
reviewing instructions, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and 
reviewing the collection information. The project description is 
approved under the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 
0970-0280, which expires October 31, 2008.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required 
to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a 
currently valid OMB control number.

Form and Content of Application Submission

    The application from the Tribe or Tribal organization must be 
signed by the Chief Executive Officer or Tribal Chairperson of the 
applicant organization.
    Each application must contain the following information or 
documentation:
    1. The name of the organization or agency and the Chief Program 
Official designated as responsible for administering funds under FVPSA 
and coordinating related programs, and the name, telephone number, and 
fax number, if available, of a contact person in the designated 
organization or agency.
    2. A copy of a current resolution stating that the designated 
organization or agency has the authority to submit an application on 
behalf of the individuals in the Tribe(s) and to administer programs 
and activities funded under this program (section 303(b)(2)).
    3. A description of the procedures designed to involve 
knowledgeable individuals and interested organizations in providing 
services under FVPSA (section 303(b)(2)). For example, knowledgeable 
individuals and interested organizations may include: Tribal officials 
or social services staff involved in child abuse or family violence 
prevention, Tribal law enforcement officials, representatives of State 
coalitions against domestic violence, and operators of family violence 
shelters and service programs.
    4. A description of the applicant's operation of, and/or capacity 
to carry out, a family violence prevention and services program. This 
might be demonstrated in ways such as the following:
    (a) The current operation of a shelter, safe house, or family 
violence prevention program;
    (b) The establishment of joint or collaborative service agreements 
with a local public agency or a private non-profit agency for the 
operation of family violence prevention activities or services; or
    (c) The operation of social services programs as evidenced by 
receipt of ``638'' contracts with BIA; Title II Indian Child Welfare 
grants from BIA; Child Welfare Services grants under Title IV-B of the 
Social Security Act; or Family Preservation and Family Support grants 
under title IV-B of the Social Security Act.
    5. A description of the services to be provided, how the applicant

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organization plans to use the grant funds to provide the direct 
services, to whom the services will be provided, and the expected 
results of the services.
    6. Documentation of the procedures that assure the confidentiality 
of records pertaining to any individual who has been provided family 
violence prevention or treatment services by any program assisted under 
FVPSA (section 303(b)(2)).
    7. The Employee Identification Number (EIN) of the applicant 
organization submitting the application.

Assurances

    Each application must contain the following assurances:
    (a) That not less than 70 percent of the funds shall be used for 
immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence 
and their dependents and not less than 25 percent of the funds 
distributed shall be used to provide related assistance (section 
303(g)).
    (b) That any grants made to an entity other than a State or Tribe 
will meet the matching requirements in section 303(f), i.e., not less 
than 20 percent of the total funds provided for a project under Chapter 
110 of Title 42 of the U.S. Code with respect to an existing program, 
and with respect to an entity intending to operate a new program under 
this title, not less than 35 percent. The local share will be cash or 
in-kind; and the local share will not include any Federal funds 
provided under any authority other than this chapter (section 303(f)).
    (c) That grant funds made available under FVPSA will not be used as 
direct payment to any victim or dependent of a victim of family 
violence (section 303(d)).
    (d) That no income eligibility standard will be imposed on 
individuals receiving assistance or services supported with funds 
appropriated to carry out FVPSA (section 303(e)).
    (e) That the address or location of any shelter or facility 
assisted under FVPSA will not be made public, except with the written 
authorization of the person or persons responsible for the operations 
of such shelter (section 303(a)(2)(E)).
    (f) That a law or procedure has been implemented for the eviction 
of an abusing spouse from a shared household (section 303(a)(2)(F)).
    (g) That all grants, programs or other activities funded by the 
State in whole or in part with funds made available under FVPSA will 
prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, handicap, sex, race, 
color, national origin or religion (section 307).
    (h) That the applicant will comply with the applicable Departmental 
recordkeeping and reporting requirements and general requirements for 
the administration of grants under 45 CFR Part 92.

Certifications

    All applications must submit or comply with the required 
certifications found in the Appendices as follows:
    Anti-Lobbying Certification and Disclosure Form (See Appendix A): 
Applicants who have used non-Federal funds for lobbying activities in 
connection with receiving assistance under this announcement shall 
complete a disclosure form, if applicable, with their applications 
(approved by OMB under control number 0348-0046). Applicants should 
sign and return the certification with their application.
    Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke (See Appendix 
B): Applicants must also understand they will be held accountable for 
the smoking prohibition included within P.L. 103-227, Title XII 
Environmental Tobacco Smoke (also known as the Pro-Children Act of 
1994). A copy of the Federal Register notice, which implements the 
smoking prohibition is included with the forms. By signing and 
submitting the application, applicants are providing the certification 
and need not mail back the certification with the application.
    Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (See 
Appendix C): The signature on the application by the chief program 
official attests to the applicant's intent to comply with the Drug-Free 
Workplace requirements and compliance with the Debarment Certification. 
The Drug-Free Workplace certification does not have to be returned with 
the application.
    These certifications also may be found at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/
programs/ofs/forms.htm.

Notification Under Executive Order 12372

    The review and comment provisions of the Executive Order (E.O.) and 
Part 100 do not apply. Federally recognized Tribes are exempt from all 
provisions and requirements of E.O. 12372.
    Applications should be sent to: Family Violence Prevention and 
Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration on 
Children, Youth, and Families, Administration for Children and 
Families, Attention: William D. Riley, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 
8402, Washington, DC 20024.

V. Approval/Disapproval of a Tribal or Tribal Organization Application

    The Secretary of HHS will approve any application that meets the 
requirements of FVPSA and this announcement. The Secretary will not 
disapprove an application except after reasonable notice of the 
Secretary's intention to disapprove has been provided to the applicant 
and after a six-month period providing an opportunity for the applicant 
to correct any deficiencies.
    The notice of intention to disapprove will be provided to the 
applicant within 45 days of the date of the application.

VI. Reporting Requirements

Performance Reports

    A performance report must be filed with HHS describing the 
activities carried out, and including an assessment of the 
effectiveness of those activities in achieving the purposes of the 
grant. A section of this performance report must be completed by each 
grantee or sub-grantee that performed the direct services contemplated 
in the application certifying performance of such services. Consortia 
grantees should compile performance reports into a comprehensive report 
for submission.
    The Performance Report should include the following data elements:
    Funding--The total amount of the FVPSA grant funds awarded; the 
percentage of funding used for shelters, and the percentage of funding 
used for related assistance and services.
    Shelters--The number of shelters and shelter programs (safe homes/
motels, etc.) assisted by FVPSA program funding. Data elements should 
include:
     The number of shelters
     The number of women sheltered
     The number of young children sheltered (birth-12 years of 
age)
     The number of teenagers and young adults sheltered (13-17 
years of age)
     The number of men sheltered
     The average length of stay
     The number of women, children, teens, and others who were 
turned away because shelter was unavailable
     The number of women, children, teens, and others who were 
referred to other shelters due to lack of space
    Types of individuals served--Record information by numbers and 
percentages of the total population served. Individuals and special 
populations served should include:
     The elderly
     Individuals with physical challenges
    Related assistance and services--List the types of related 
assistance and services provided to victims and their

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family members by indicating the number of women, children, and men who 
have received services. Services and assistance may include, but are 
not limited to, the following:
     Individual counseling
     Services to children
     Crisis intervention hotline
     Information and referral
     Batterers' support services
     Legal advocacy services
     Transportation
     Services to teenagers
     Emergency child care
     Training and technical assistance
     Housing advocacy
    Volunteers--List the total number of volunteers and hours worked.
    Service referrals--List the number of women, children, and men 
referred for the following services:
     Physical abuse
     Alcohol abuse
     Drug abuse
     Batterer intervention services
     Child abuse
     Witnessed abuse
     Emergency medical intervention
     Law enforcement intervention
    The performance report should include narratives of success stories 
about services provided and the positive impact on the lives of 
children and families. Examples may include the following:
     An explanation of the activities carried out, including an 
assessment of the major activities supported by the family violence 
funds; what particular priorities within the Tribe or Tribal 
organization were addressed; and what special emphases were placed on 
these activities; A description of the specific services and facilities 
that the applicant program funded, contracted with, or otherwise used 
in the implementation of its program, e.g., shelters, safe houses, 
related assistance, programs for batterers;
     An assessment of the effectiveness of the direct service 
activities contemplated in the application;
     A description of how the needs of under-served 
populations, including those persons geographically isolated, were 
addressed; and
     A description and assessment of the prevention activities 
supported during the program year, e.g., community education events, 
and public awareness efforts.
    Performance reports for Tribes and Tribal organizations are due at 
the end of every calendar year (December 29). Performance reports 
should be sent to: Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, 
Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration on Children, Youth and 
Families, Administration for Children and Families, Attn: William 
Riley, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Room 8402, Washington, DC 20024.

Financial Status Reports

    Grantees must submit annual Financial Status Reports. The first SF-
269A is due December 29, 2007. It covers expenditures from date of 
award through September 30, 2007. The interim SF-269A is due December 
29, 2008. The final SF-269A is due December 29, 2009. SF-269A can be 
found at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/grantsforms.html.
    Completed reports may be mailed to: Rachel Hickson, Division of 
Mandatory Grants, Office of Grants Management, Administration for 
Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 
20447.
    Grantees have the option of submitting their reports online through 
the Online Data Collection (OLDC) system at the following address: 
https://extranet.acf.hhs.gov/ssi/. The Division of Mandatory Grants can 
assist grantees with access to OLDC.
    Failure to submit reports on time may be a basis for withholding 
grant funds, suspension, or termination of the grant. In addition, all 
funds reported after the obligation period will be recouped.

VII. Administrative and National Policy Requirements

    Tribes and Tribal Organizations will comply with the applicable 
Departmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements and general 
requirements for the administration of grants under 45 CFR part 92.
    Direct Federal grants, sub-award funds, or contracts under this ACF 
program shall not be used to support inherently religious activities 
such as religious instruction, worship, or proselytization. Therefore, 
organizations must take steps to separate, in time or location, their 
inherently religious activities from the services funded under this 
program. Regulations pertaining to Equal Treatment for Faith-Based 
Organizations, which includes the prohibition against Federal funding 
of inherently religious activities, can be found at the HHS Web site at 
http://www.hhs.gov/fbci/regs.html.
    Faith-based and community organizations may reference the 
``Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering 
with the Federal Government'' at http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/
fbci/guidance/index.html.

VIII. Other Information

    For Further Information Contact: Shena Williams at (202) 205-9532 
or e-mail at swilliams1@acf.hhs.gov; William D. Riley at (202) 401-5529 
or e-mail at wriley@acf.hhs.gov; or Millicent Crawford at (202) 205-
7746 or e-mail at mcrawford@acf.hhs.gov.

    Dated: January 4, 2007.
Joan E. Ohl,
Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families.

Appendices: Required Certifications

A. Certification Regarding Lobbying
B. Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke
C. Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

Appendix A--Certification Regarding Lobbying

Certification for Contracts, Grants, Loans, and Cooperative Agreements

    The undersigned certifies, to the best of his or her knowledge 
and belief, that:
    (1) No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be 
paid, by or on behalf of the undersigned, to any person for 
influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of an 
agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or 
an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with the awarding 
of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making 
of any Federal loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, 
and the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification 
of any Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
    (2) If any funds other than Federal appropriated funds have been 
paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to 
influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of 
Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a 
Member of Congress in connection with this Federal contract, grant, 
loan, or cooperative agreement, the undersigned shall complete and 
submit Standard Form-LLL, ``Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,'' in 
accordance with its instructions.
    (3) The undersigned shall require that the language of this 
certification be included in the award documents for all subawards 
at all tiers (including subcontracts, subgrants, and contracts under 
grants, loans, and cooperative agreements) and that all 
subrecipients shall certify and disclose accordingly. This 
certification is a material representation of fact upon which 
reliance was placed when this transaction was made or entered into. 
Submission of this certification is a prerequisite for making or 
entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, title 31, 
U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required certification 
shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000 and not 
more than $100,000 for each such failure.

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Statement for Loan Guarantees and Loan Insurance

    The undersigned states, to the best of his or her knowledge and 
belief, that:
    If any funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for 
influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any 
agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or 
an employee of a Member of Congress in connection with this 
commitment providing for the United States to insure or guarantee a 
loan, the undersigned shall complete and submit Standard Form-LLL, 
``Disclosure Form to Report Lobbying,'' in accordance with its 
instructions. Submission of this statement is a prerequisite for 
making or entering into this transaction imposed by section 1352, 
title 31, U.S. Code. Any person who fails to file the required 
statement shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than 
$10,000 and not more than $100,000 for each such failure.
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Appendix B--Certification Regarding Environmental Tobacco Smoke

    Public Law 103-227, Part C Environmental Tobacco Smoke, also 
known as the Pro Children Act of 1994 (Act), requires that smoking 
not be permitted in any portion of any indoor routinely owned or 
leased or contracted for by an entity and used routinely or 
regularly for provision of health, day care, education, or library 
services to children under the age of 18, if the services are funded 
by Federal programs either directly or through State or local 
governments, by Federal grant, contract, loan, or loan guarantee. 
The law does not apply to children's services provided in private 
residences, facilities funded solely by Medicare or Medicaid funds, 
and portions of facilities used for inpatient drug or alcohol 
treatment. Failure to comply with the provisions of the law may 
result in the imposition of a civil monetary penalty of up to $1000 
per day and/or the imposition of an administrative compliance order 
on the responsible entity. By signing and submitting this 
application the applicant/grantee certifies that it will comply with 
the requirements of the Act.
    The applicant/grantee further agrees that it will require the 
language of this certification be included in any subawards which 
contain provisions for the children's services and that all 
subgrantees shall certify accordingly.

Appendix C--Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

    This certification is required by the regulations implementing 
the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988: 45 CFR Part 76, Subpart, F. 
Sections 76.630(c) and (d)(2) and 76.645(a)(1) and (b) provide that 
a Federal agency may designate a central receipt point for STATE-
WIDE AND STATE AGENCY-WIDE certifications, and for notification of 
criminal drug convictions. For the Department of Health and Human 
Services, the central point is: Division of Grants Management and 
Oversight, Office of Management and Acquisition, Department of 
Health and Human Services, Room 517-D, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20201.

Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements (Instructions 
for Certification)

    1. By signing and/or submitting this application or grant 
agreement, the grantee is providing the certification set out below.
    2. The certification set out below is a material representation 
of fact upon which reliance is placed when the agency awards the 
grant. If it is later determined that the grantee knowingly rendered 
a false certification, or otherwise violates the requirements of the 
Drug-Free Workplace Act, the agency, in addition to any other 
remedies available to the Federal Government, may take action 
authorized under the Drug-Free Workplace Act.
    3. For grantees other than individuals, Alternate I applies.
    4. For grantees who are individuals, Alternate II applies.
    5. Workplaces under grants, for grantees other than individuals, 
need not be identified on the certification. If known, they may be 
identified in the grant application. If the grantee does not 
identify the workplaces at the time of application, or upon award, 
if there is no application, the grantee must keep the identity of 
the workplace(s) on file in its office and make the information 
available for Federal inspection. Failure to identify all known 
workplaces constitutes a violation of the grantee's drug-free 
workplace requirements.
    6. Workplace identifications must include the actual address of 
buildings (or parts of buildings) or other sites where work under 
the grant takes place. Categorical descriptions may be used (e.g., 
all vehicles of a mass transit authority or State highway department 
while in operation, State employees in each local unemployment 
office, performers in concert halls or radio studios).
    7. If the workplace identified to the agency changes during the 
performance of the grant, the grantee shall inform the agency of the 
change(s), if it previously identified the workplaces in question 
(see paragraph five).
    8. Definitions of terms in the Nonprocurement Suspension and 
Debarment common rule and Drug-Free Workplace common rule apply to 
this certification. Grantees' attention is called, in particular, to 
the following definitions from these rules:
    Controlled substance means a controlled substance in Schedules I 
through V of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and as 
further defined by regulation (21 CFR 1308.11 through 1308.15);
    Conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo 
contendere) or imposition of sentence, or both, by any judicial body 
charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the 
Federal or State criminal drug statutes;
    Criminal drug statute means a Federal or non-Federal criminal 
statute involving the manufacture, distribution, dispensing, use, or 
possession of any controlled substance;
    Employee means the employee of a grantee directly engaged in the 
performance of work under a grant, including: (i) All direct charge 
employees; (ii) All indirect charge employees unless their impact or 
involvement is insignificant to the performance of the grant; and, 
(iii) Temporary personnel and consultants who are directly engaged 
in the performance of work under the grant and who are on the 
grantee's payroll. This definition does not include workers not on 
the payroll of the grantee (e.g., volunteers, even if used to meet a 
matching requirement; consultants or independent contractors not on 
the grantee's payroll; or employees of subrecipients or 
subcontractors in covered workplaces).

Certification Regarding Drug-Free Workplace Requirements

Alternate I. (Grantees Other Than Individuals)

    The grantee certifies that it will or will continue to provide a 
drug-free workplace by:
    (a) Publishing a statement notifying employees that the unlawful 
manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a 
controlled substance is prohibited in the grantee's workplace and 
specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for 
violation of such prohibition;
    (b) Establishing an ongoing drug-free awareness program to 
inform employees about--
    (1) The dangers of drug abuse in the workplace;
    (2) The grantee's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace;
    (3) Any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee 
assistance programs; and
    (4) The penalties that may be imposed upon employees for drug 
abuse violations occurring in the workplace;
    (c) Making it a requirement that each employee to be engaged in 
the performance of the grant be given a copy of the statement 
required by paragraph (a);
    (d) Notifying the employee in the statement required by 
paragraph (a) that, as a condition of employment under the grant, 
the employee will--
    (1) Abide by the terms of the statement; and
    (2) Notify the employer in writing of his or her conviction for 
a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace no 
later than five calendar days after such conviction;
    (e) Notifying the agency in writing, within 10 calendar days 
after receiving notice under paragraph (d)(2) from an employee or 
otherwise receiving actual notice of such conviction. Employers of 
convicted employees must provide notice, including position title, 
to every grant officer or other designee on whose grant activity the 
convicted employee was working, unless the Federal agency has 
designated a central point for the receipt of such notices. Notice 
shall include the identification number(s) of each affected grant;
    (f) Taking one of the following actions, within 30 calendar days 
of receiving notice under paragraph (d)(2), with respect to any 
employee who is so convicted--

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    (1) Taking appropriate personnel action against such an 
employee, up to and including termination, consistent with the 
requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; or
    (2) Requiring such employee to participate satisfactorily in a 
drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program approved for such 
purposes by a Federal, State, or local health, law enforcement, or 
other appropriate agency;
    (g) Making a good faith effort to continue to maintain a drug-
free workplace through implementation of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), 
(d), (e) and (f).
    (B) The grantee may insert in the space provided below the 
site(s) for the performance of work done in connection with the 
specific grant:
    Place of Performance (Street address, city, county, state, zip 
code)
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here.

Alternate II. (Grantees Who Are Individuals)

    (a) The grantee certifies that, as a condition of the grant, he 
or she will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, 
dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance in 
conducting any activity with the grant;
    (b) If convicted of a criminal drug offense resulting from a 
violation occurring during the conduct of any grant activity, he or 
she will report the conviction, in writing, within 10 calendar days 
of the conviction, to every grant officer or other designee, unless 
the Federal agency designates a central point for the receipt of 
such notices. When notice is made to such a central point, it shall 
include the identification number(s) of each affected grant.

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