ADD Program Regulations
- Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), Projects of National Significance, State Councils on Developmental Disabilities, State Protection and Advocacy Systems, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDDs)
- Program Regulations
- Program Regulations
Part 1386—Formula Grant Programs (DDC and P&A)
Subpart C—Federal Assistance to State Developmental Disabilities Councils.
1386.30 State plan requirements.
1386.31 State Plan submittal and approval.
1386.32 Periodic reports: Federal assistance to State Developmental Disabilities Councils.
1386.33 Protection of employees' interest.
1386.34 Designated State Agency.
1386.35 Allowable and non-allowable costs for Federal Assistance to State Developmental Disabilities Councils.
1386.36 Final disapproval of the State plan or plan amendments.
(a) In order to receive Federal financial assistance under this Subpart, each State Developmental Disabilities Council must prepare and submit to the Secretary, and have in effect, a State Plan which meets the requirements of Sections 122 and 124 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 6022 and 6024) and these regulations. Development of the State Plan and applicable annual amendments are responsibilities of the State Developmental Disabilities Council. The Council will provide opportunities for public input during the planning and development of the State Plan and will consult with the Designated State Agency to determine that the plan is not in conflict with applicable State laws and to obtain appropriate State Plan assurances.
(b) Failure to comply with State plan requirements may result in loss of Federal funds as described in Section 127 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 6027).
(c) The State plan may be submitted in any format the State selects as long as the items contained in the Act are addressed. The plan must:
(1) Identify the program unit(s) within the Designated State Agency responsible for helping the Council to obtain assurances and fiscal and other support services.
(2) Identify the priority areas selected by the Council and by the State in which 65% of Federal allotment will be expended.
(3) Where applicable, describe activities in which the State's Developmental Disabilities Council, Protection and Advocacy System agency, and University Affiliated Program(s) collaborate to remove barriers or address critical issues within the State and bring about broad systems changes to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities and, as appropriate, individuals with other disabilities.
(d) The State plan must be reviewed at least once every three years.
(1) The State Plan may provide for funding projects to demonstrate new approaches to direct services which enhance the independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion into the community of individuals with developmental disabilities. Direct service demonstrations must be short-term and include a strategy to locate on- going funding from other sources. For each demonstration funded, the State Plan must include an estimated period of the project's duration and a brief description of how the services will be continued without Federal developmental disabilities program funds. Council funds may not be used to fund on-going services which should be paid for by the State or other sources.
(2) The State plan may provide for funding of other projects or activities, including but not limited to, studies, evaluation, outreach, advocacy, self-advocacy, training, community supports, public education, and prevention. Where extended periods of time are needed to achieve desired results, these projects and activities need not be time-limited.
(f) The State Plan must contain assurances that:
(1) The State will comply with all applicable Federal statutes and regulations in effect during the time that the State is receiving formula grant funding;
(2) The human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities will be protected consistent with Section 110 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 6009).
(3) Buildings used in connection with activities assisted under the Plan must meet all applicable provisions of Federal and State laws pertaining to accessibility, fire, health and safety standards.
(4) The State Developmental Disabilities Council shall follow the requirements of Section 124(c) (8), (9) and (10) of the Act regarding budgeting, staff hiring and supervision and staff assignment. Budget expenditures must be consistent with applicable State laws and policies regarding grants and contracts and proper accounting and bookkeeping practices and procedures. In relation to staff hiring, the clause "consistent with State law" in Section 124(c)(9) means that the hiring of State Developmental Disabilities Council staff must be done in accordance with State personnel policies and procedures except that a State shall not apply hiring freezes, reductions in force, prohibitions on staff travel, or other policies, to the extent that such policies would impact staff or functions funded with Federal funds and would prevent the Council from carrying out its functions under the Act.
(Information collection requirements contained in paragraph (c) under control number 0980-0162 and paragraph (e) under control number 0980-0139 are approved by the Office of Management and Budget)
[49 FR 11779, Mar. 27, 1984, as amended at 52 FR 44847, Nov. 20, 1987; 54 FR 47985, Nov. 20, 1989; 61 FR 51159, Sept. 30, 1996]
(a) The Council shall issue a public notice about the availability of the proposed State Plan or State Plan amendment(s) for comment. The Notice shall be published in formats accessible to individuals with developmental disabilities and the general public (e.g., tape, diskette, public forums, newspapers) and shall provide a 45 day period for public review and comment. The Council shall take into account comments submitted within that period and respond in the State Plan to significant comments and suggestions. A summary of the Council's response to State Plan comments shall be submitted with the State Plan and made available for public review. This document shall be made available in accessible formats upon request.
(b) The State plan must be submitted to the appropriate Regional Office of the Department 45 days prior to the fiscal year for which it is applicable. Unless State law provides differently, the State plan and amendments or related documents must be approved by the Governor or the Governor's designee as may be required by any applicable Federal issuances.
(c) Failure to submit an approvable State plan or amendment prior to the Federal fiscal years for which it is applicable may result in the loss of Federal financial Participation. Costs resulting from obligations incurred during the period of the fiscal year for which an approved plan is not in effect are not eligible for Federal financial Participation.
(d) The Commissioner must approve any State plan or plan amendment provided it meets the requirements of the Act and these regulations.
(e) Amendments to the State plan are required when substantive changes are contemplated in plan content.
[49 FR 11779, Mar. 27, 1984, as amended at 61 FR 51160, Sept. 30, 1996]
(a) The Governor or appropriate State financial officer must submit financial status reports on the programs funded under this Subpart according to a frequency interval which will be specified by the Administration for Children and Families. In no case will such reports be required more frequently than quarterly.
(b) Pursuant to Section 107(a) of the Act (U.S.C. 6006a), the State Developmental Disabilities Council shall submit an Annual Program Performance Report in a form that facilitates Council reporting of results of activities required under Sections 122 and 124 of the Act. The report shall be submitted to the appropriate Regional ACF office, by January 1 of each year.
[61 FR 51160, Sept. 30, 1996]
(a) Based on Section 122(c)(5)(K) of the Act (42 U.S.C. 6022(c)(5)(K), the State plan must assure fair and equitable arrangements to protect the interest of all institutional employees affected by actions under the plan to provide community living activities. Specific arrangements for the protection of affected employees must be developed through negotiations between the appropriate State authorities and employees or their representatives. Fair and equitable arrangements must include procedures that provide for the imPartial resolution of disputes between the State and an employee concerning the interpretation, application, and enforcement of protection arrangements. The State must inform employees of the State's decision to provide for community living activities.
(b) To the maximum extent practicable, fair and equitable arrangements must include provisions for:
(1) The preservation of rights and benefits;
(2) Guaranteeing employment to employees affected by action under the plan to provide alternative community living arrangements; and
(3) Employee training and retraining programs.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0980-0162)
[49 FR 11779, Mar. 27, 1984, as amended at 52 FR 44847, Nov. 20, 1987; 54 FR 47985, Nov. 20, 1989; 61 FR 51160, Sept. 30, 1996]
(a) The Designated State Agency shall provide the required assurances and other support services as requested by and negotiated with the Council. These include:
(1) Provision of financial reporting and other services as provided under Section 124(d)(3)(C) of the Act; and
(2) Information and direction, as appropriate, on procedures on the hiring, supervision and assignment of staff in accordance with State law.
(b) If the State Developmental Disabilities Council requests a review by the Governor (or legislature) of the Designated State Agency, the Council must provide documentation of the reason for change and recommend a preferred Designated State Agency.
(c) After the review is completed, a majority of the non-State agency members of the Council may appeal to the Assistant Secretary for a review of the designation of the designated State agency if the Council's independence as an advocate is not assured because of the actions or inactions of the designated State agency.
(d) The following steps apply to the appeal of the Governor's (or legislature's) designation of the Designated State Agency.
(1) Prior to an appeal to the Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, the State Developmental Disabilities Council, must give a 30 day written notice, by certified mail, to the Governor (or legislature) of the majority of non-State members' intention to appeal the designation of the Designated State Agency.
(2) The appeal must clearly identify the grounds for the claim that the Council's independence as an advocate is not assured because of the actions or inactions of the designated State agency.
(3) Upon receipt of the appeal from the State Developmental Disabilities Council, the Assistant Secretary will notify the State Developmental Disabilities Council and the Governor (or legislature), by certified mail, that the appeal has been received and will be acted upon within 60 days. The Governor (or legislature) shall within 10 working days from the receipt of the Assistant Secretary's notification provide written comments to the Assistant Secretary (with a copy sent by registered or certified mail to the Council) on the claims in the Council's appeal. Either Party may request, and the Assistant Secretary may grant, an opportunity for an informal meeting with the Assistant Secretary at which representatives of both Parties will present their views on the issues in the appeal. The meeting will be held within 20 working days of the submission of written comments by the Governor (or legislature). The Assistant Secretary will promptly notify the Parties of the date and place of the meeting.
(4) The Assistant Secretary will review the issue(s) and provide a final written decision within 60 days following receipt of the State Developmental Disabilities Council's appeal. If the determination is made that the Designated State Agency should be redesignated, the Governor (or legislature) must provide written assurance of compliance within 45 days from receipt of the decision.
(5) During any time of this appeals process the State Developmental Disabilities Council may withdraw such request if resolution has been reached with the Governor (or legislature) on the designation of the Designated State Agency. The Governor (or legislature) must notify the Assistant Secretary in writing of such an occurrence.
(e) The designated State agency may authorize the Council use or contract with State agencies other than the designated State agency to perform functions of the designated State agency.
[61 FR 51160, Sept. 30, 1996]
Sec. 1386.35 Allowable and non-allowable costs for Federal Assistance to State Developmental Disabilities Councils.
(a) Under this Subpart, Federal financial Participation is available in costs resulting from obligations incurred under the approved State plan for the necessary expenses of the approved State plan for the necessary expenses of the State Council, the administration and operation of the State plan, and training of personnel.
(b) Expenditures which are not allowable for Federal financial Participation are:
(1) Costs incurred by institutions or other residential or non- residential programs which do not comply with the Congressional findings with respect to the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities in Section 110 of the Act (42 U.S.C. 6009).
(2) Costs incurred for activities not provided for in the approved State plan; and
(3) Costs not allowed under other applicable statutes. Departmental regulations or issuances of the Office of Management and Budget.
(c) Expenditure of funds which supplant State and local funds will be disallowed. Supplanting occurs when State or local funds previously used to fund activities in the developmental disabilities State Plan are replaced by Federal funds which are then used for the same purpose. However, supplanting does not occur if State or local funds are replaced with Federal funds for a Particular activity or purpose in the approved State Plan if the State or local funds are then used for other activities or purposes in the approved State Plan.
(d) For purposes of determining aggregate minimum State share of expenditures, there are three categories of expenditures:
(1) Expenditures for projects or activities carried out directly by the Council and Council staff, as described in Section 125A(a)(2) of the Act, require no non-Federal aggregate Participation.
(2) Expenditures for projects with activities or products targeted to urban or rural poverty areas but not carried out directly by the Council and Council staff, as described in Section 125A(a)(2) of the Act, shall have non-Federal Participation of at least 10% in the aggregate.
(3) All other activities not directly carried out by the Council and Council staff, shall have non-Federal Participation of at least 25% in the aggregate.
(e) The Council may vary the non-Federal Participation required on a project by project, activity by activity basis (both poverty and non- poverty activities), including requiring no non-Federal Participation from Particular projects or activities as the Council deems appropriate so long as the requirement for aggregate non-Federal Participation is met.
[49 FR 11779, Mar. 27, 1984, as amended at 52 FR 44847, Nov. 20, 1987; 54 FR 47985, Nov. 20, 1989; 61 FR 51161, Sept. 30, 1996]
The Department will disapprove any State plan or plan amendment only after the following procedures have been complied with:
(a) The State plan has been submitted to the appropriate HHS Regional Office, and the Regional Office and State have been unable to resolve their differences.
(b) The Regional Office has prepared a detailed written analysis of its reasons for recommending disapproval and has transmitted its analyses and all other relevant material to the Commissioner, and has provided the State Council and State agency with copies of the material.
(c) The Commissioner, after review of the records and the recommendation of the Regional Office, has determined whether the State plan, in whole or in Part, is not approvable. Notice of this determination has been sent to the State and contains appropriate references to the records, provisions of the statute and regulations, and all relevant interpretations of applicable laws and regulations. The notification of the decision must inform the State of its right to appeal in accordance with 45 CFR Part 1386, Subpart D.
(d) The Commissioner's decision has been forwarded to the State Council and agency by certified mail with a return receipt requested.
(e) A State has filed its request for a hearing with the Assistant Secretary within 21 days of the receipt of the decision. The request for a hearing must be sent by certified mail to the Assistant Secretary. The date of mailing the request is considered the date of filing if it is supported by independent evidence of mailing, otherwise the date of receipt shall be considered the date of filing.
[49 FR 11779, Mar. 27, 1984, as amended at 61 FR 51161, Sept. 30, 1996]
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