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Community Services Block Grant Discretionary Awards_Community Food and Nutrition

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Application Procedure:

(1) Formula Grants: None is required for the formula grant awards, since they are made as supplements to the existing Community Services Block Grant awards; however, if the intended use of funds is not consistent with its current block grant application, the State must submit an appropriate plan revision to OCS. All information and forms required to prepare a grant are published in the Federal Register. Copies of the program announcement are available from OCS Operations Center, 1815 North Fort Meyer Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209, telephone 1800/281-9519, ocs@lcgnet.com. In addition, this announcement is accessible for reading or downloading at:http://www.acf. hhs.gov/programs/ocs. All applications for assistance under this program component must contain: (1) SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance; (2) SF-424A, Budget Information; (3) a program narrative, submitted in accordance with the following format: (a) analysis of need; (b) project design/work program; (c) organizational experience in program area; (d) management history; (e) staffing and resources; and (f) staff responsibilities; (4) SF-424B, Assurances-Non-Construction Programs; (5) Certification Regarding Drug Free Work place Requirements; (6) Certification Regarding Debarment, Suspension, and Other Responsibility Matters; (7) Certification Regarding Lobbying; and certification regarding environmental tobacco smoke.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:

(1) Formula Grants: OCS determines the amount to be awarded to States in accordance with the formula set forth in the Community Services Block Grant Act, as amended. (2) Direct Grants: The Director, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, DHHS, will make the final decision on all grant awards. Selection of applicants will be determined based on the review and rating criteria outlined in the Program Announcement.

Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.