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Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness

PAIMI
Number: 93.138
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
93.138 Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
Federal Agency (030):
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Authorization (040):
Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act of 1986, 42 USC 10801 et seq; Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, as amended October 30, 2000, , 42 U.S.C 6041 et seq.
Objectives (050):
To enable the expansion of the Protection and Advocacy system established in each State to: (1) Protect and advocate the rights of individuals with mental illness; (2) investigate incidents of abuse and neglect of individuals with mental illness if the incidents are reported to the system or if there is probable cause to believe that the incidents occurred; (3) investigate incidents of serious injury and deaths in public and private care and treatment facilities and non-medical community-based facilities for children and youth; and (4) to receive reports of all serious injuries and deaths related to incidents of seclusion and restraint in public and private care and treatment facilities in the States and Territories.
Types of Assistance (060):
FORMULA GRANTS
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Funds may be used to assist in meeting the costs of planning, developing, expanding, and implementing activities to support attainment of the protection and advocacy goals. Grant funds must supplement, not supplant, nonfederal funds available in the State in which the protection and advocacy system is established. Not more than 10 percent of an allotment can be used for providing technical assistance and training for staff, and a system which is a public entity cannot be required by the State to obligate more than 5 percent of the allotment for administrative expenses.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
State, local, and territory government agencies, public or private organizations designated by the Governor under Part C of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Acts as systems to protect and advocate the rights of persons with developmental disabilities in that State.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
Individuals with significant mental illness or severe emotional impairment (children) who are at risk for abuse, neglect, or civil rights violations while residing in care or treatment facilities have service priority. Persons with significant mental illness and severe emotional impairment living in the community, including their own home, may be served as determined by their state protection and advocacy systems PAIMI program funded priorities and objectives and available resources includes persons who are in the process of being admitted to a facility rendering care or treatment, persons being transported to such a facility, or persons who are involuntarily confined in a municipal detention facility, jails, or prisons.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-110 for non-profit organizations. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedures (092):
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. An annual application is required in accordance with 42 CFR Part 51.
Award Procedure (093):
Grants are directly awarded by the Center for Mental Health Services to the system established in the State to protect and advocate the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, as outlined in the "Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000", as amended October 30, 2000 by Public Law 106-420 (45 USC 6041 et seq.) .
Deadlines (094):
Oct 01, 2012
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
Statutory Formula: Title 42, Part 51, Public Law 106-420.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Each allotment is available for obligation over a 24-month period; payments are made through an Electronic Transfer System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
By January 1, an annual report must be submitted in accordance with the requirements stated in the authorizing Act (Public Law 106-420) at Section 105(a) (7) and Section 114. Federal Financial Report (FFR-425) is due 90 days after the end of the project period. SF-425 is due quarterly to the Division of Payment Management. Progress reports are not applicable. Federal Financial Report (FFR-425) is due 90 days after the end of the project period. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
Records must be retained for at least 3 years after the date of submission of required Federal Financial Reports (FFR-425).
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Formula Grants) FY 12 $35,513,612; FY 13 est $33,571,479; and FY 14 est $33,571,479
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
$217,900 - $2,986,452; $588,973.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: It is estimated 57 awards will be made. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
45 CFR 1386 Subpart B (DD regulations) and 42 CFR 51 (PAIMI regulations), Notice of Proposed Rulemaking FR 59739: 64367ff, December 14, 1994, 45 CFR 92 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments; 45 CFR 74 Uniform Administrative Requirements for Awards and Subawards to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Nonprofit Organizations, and Commercial Organizations.
Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Virginia Simmons 1 Choke Cherry Road, Rm. 7-1091, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: virginia.simmons@samhsa.hhs.gov Phone: 240-276-1422 Fax: 240-276-1430
Website Address (153):
http://www.samhsa.gov .
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Applications for allotments must fulfill statutory requirements.