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Family Violence Prevention and Services/Grants for Battered Women's Shelters_Grants to States and Indian Tribes

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

State allocations must be (expended) by States and Indian tribes by the end of the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the grant was received.

Formula and Matching Requirements

(1) Each State shall be allotted for payment in a grant authorized under section 303(a), $600,000, with the remaining funds to be allotted to each State in an amount that bears the same ratio to such remaining funds as the population of such State bears to the population of all States; (2) Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands shall be allotted not less than one eighth of 1 percent of the amounts available for grants under section 303(a) for the fiscal year for which the allotment is made; and (3) to carry out section 303(b) the Secretary shall make available not less than 10 percent of such amounts to make grants to Indian Tribes, tribal organizations and nonprofit private organizations approved by an Indian Tribe. No grant may be made to any entity other than a State or an Indian Tribe unless the entity provides for the following non-Federal matching local share: with respect to an entity operating an existing program under this title, not less than 20 percent, with respect to a new program under this title, not less than 35 percent. The local share maybe cash or in-kind, may not include any Federal funds other than provided under this title.

A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.

Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.

In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.

Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.