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) 2017 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 (HHS-ACL)
Grant Categories: Income Security and Social Services
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2017-ACL-AOD-HAVA-0231
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.618
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 12th, 2017
Original Application Deadline: July 12th, 2017
Posted Date: May 18th, 2017
Creation Date: May 18th, 2017
Archive Date: August 11th, 2017
Total Program Funding: $347,410
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $220,410
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $127,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: May 24th, 2017
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
Foreign entities are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
https://www.acl.gov/grants/applying-grants
Grant Announcement Contact
Melvenia Wright
Melvenia.Wright@acf.hhs.gov

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