New Policies and Procedural Requirements for Electronic Submission of State Plans, and Program and Financial Reporting Forms, for Mandatory Grant Programs
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), an Operating Division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the opportunity for public comment on our plan to implement required electronic submission of State plans, which includes applications as applicable; and programmatic and financial reporting forms, for mandatory grant programs. In accordance with the e- Government initiatives mandated by the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, ACF officially acknowledges that electronically generated and/or stored documents are recognized equivalents of an official paper grant file. Recognizing the equivalency of such documents eliminates duplicative effort and administrative burden for Federal grant applicants, recipients, and the awarding agency, by facilitating the submission and storage of official grant files. ACF has previously afforded recipients of mandatory State grant programs the option of submitting State plans, and programmatic and financial reporting forms, in both electronic and paper formats. This notice announces that recipients of mandatory State grant programs will now be required to submit State plans, and programmatic and financial reporting forms, electronically. The electronic portal used to support this effort is the ACF On-Line Data Collection (OLDC) system, which is available to State applicants and grantees at https:// extranet.acf.hhs.gov/oldcdocs/materials.html.
Announcement of the Award of Single-Source Expansion Supplement Grants to Eight Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS) Grantees
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Division of Adolescent Development and Support (DADS) announces the award of single-source expansion supplement grants to eight PREIS grantees for the purpose of expanding program participation and/or sites to support the increase of data necessary to determine the level of program effectiveness. In FY 2010, FYSB awarded 13 cooperative agreement grants under Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) number: OPHS/OAH/TPP PREP Tier 2-2010. Under this FOA, a total of $9.7 million was made available on a competitive basis to implement and test innovative strategies. Single-source program expansion supplement awards are made to the following PREIS grantees: