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Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) in the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funds for the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) for Protection and Advocacy Systems (P&As). The P&A system, as established under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 15001) works to protect the legal and human rights of individuals with disabilities. The purpose of the funds awarded under this announcement is to provide T/TA to the nationwide network for P&A systems to assist with their promotion of full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities. HAVA activities implemented by the P&As include assistance to individuals with disabilities to register to vote, cast a vote, and access polling places and to develop proficiency in the use of voting systems and technologies, as well as support of policies, procedures and practices that assist individuals with disabilities in such activities. The T/TA projects awarded under this announcement shall support P&As in technical assistance activities. In order to assess the availability and use of voting systems and technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities (including blindness), the T/TA projects may support training in the use of such systems and technologies by individuals with disabilities (including blindness). At least one award recipient shall be responsible for providing T/TA to the P&As for non-visual access.
- Letter of Intent: June 1, 2017
- Application: July 12, 2017
Eligible applicants are public and private nonprofit entities (42.U.S.C. 15461). An entity is eligible to receive funds if the entity (A) is a public or private nonprofit entity with demonstrated experience in voting issues for individuals with disabilities; (B) is governed by a board with respect to which the majority of its members are individuals with disabilities or family members of such individuals or individuals who are blind; and (C) submits to ACL an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as ACL may require. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive awards under this announcement.
Award Ceiling: $220,410 Per Project Period
Award Floor: $127,000 Per Project Period
Project Period: 24-month project with two 12-month budget periods