Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
While there are no restrictions precluding States from proposing demonstrations that operate for less than the total length of the demonstration, scoring preference will be given to States that propose to participate for the duration of the demonstration. Funding for the demonstration is available from fiscal year 2001 through fiscal year 2006. If any Federal funding remains available after 2006, payments may be made to the States until funding is depleted or through fiscal year 2009.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Funding will be distributed to the demonstration States as quarterly payments equal to the Federal medical assistance percentage of the expenditures of the States on medical assistance provided to workers with potentially severe disabilities at the normal service match rate. Administrative expenses will be paid with 100 percent demonstration funding.
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.