Help America Vote Act (HAVA)

The summary for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Administration for Community Living, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Help America Vote Act (HAVA): The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) in the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 funds authorized under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, Pub. Law 107-252, Title II, Subtitle D, Part 5, section 291 (42 United States Code (U.S.C.) 15461).
Provisions under this section provide for the award of grants for Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) to assist Protection and Advocacy Systems (P & As) in promoting full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places; developing proficiency in the use of voting systems and technologies as they affect individuals with disabilities; demonstrating and evaluating the use of such systems and technologies by individuals with disabilities (including blindness) in order to assess the availability and use of such systems and technologies for such individuals; and providing T/TA for non-visual access. (At least one recipient must provide T/TA assistance in this area.)
Help America Vote Act (HAVA) programs are designed to establish and improve participation in the election process for individuals with a full range of disabilities. In each eligible state and territory, seven percent of HAVA funds are set aside for Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As) to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to participate in every step of the voting process. After receiving technical assistance, P&As may inform others on the availability of accessible voting equipment and its use. The funds should be used to provide Training and Technical Assistance to the P&As in their promotion of full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, including registering to vote, casting a vote, and accessing polling places.
Federal Grant Title: Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
Federal Agency Name: Administration for Community Living
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACL-AIDD-DH-0095
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.618
CFDA Descriptions: Voting Access for Individuals with Disabilities-Grants for Protection and Advocacy Systems
Current Application Deadline: May 26, 2015 Electronically submitted application
Original Application Deadline: May 26, 2015 Electronically submitted application
Posted Date: Mar 24, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 24, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 25, 2015
Total Program Funding: $347,218
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $247,218
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants include the Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Non-profits with 501 (c) (3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), Non-profits without 501 (c) (3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education) and Private institutions of higher education.
Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement. Faith-based organizations are encouraged to review the ACF Policy on Grants to Faith-Based Organizations at: http: //www.acf.hhs.gov/acf-policy-on-grants-to-faith-based-organizations. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
http://www.acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx
Grant Announcement Contact
Melvenia Wright Melvenia.Wright@acl.hhs.gov
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Administration for Community Living 202-357-3436
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