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Title V/MCH Block Grant
     Federal Grants Management
Federal Grants Management and other helpful resources.
 
The MCH Block Grant is authorized under the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 and codified at 42 USC 701-709.  The implementing regulations for this and other HHS block grant programs are published at 45 CFR 96.   Under 45 CFR 96.30, a State may adopt its own written fiscal and administrative requirements for expending and accounting for block grant funds.  The Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues circulars regarding federal awards.  DHHS adheres to the federal OMB Circular A-102 (the ‘common rule’) and the cost principles issued in OMB Circular A-87.  
 
Subrecipient also must comply with federal regulations. 
  • The MCH Block Grant is authorized under the 1981 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.  The implementing regulations for this and other HHS block grant programs are published at 45 CFR 96.  
  • Those regulations include both specific requirements and general administrative requirements for the covered block grant programs in addition to 45 CFR part 92 (the HHS implementation of the A-102 Common Rule). 
  • Under 45 CFR 96, a State may adopt its own written fiscal and administrative requirements for expending and accounting for block grant funds.  Nebraska DHHS chooses to defer to the federal OMB Circulars rather than a state version for requirements for cost and administrative principles.  Subrecipients of Nebraska’s Title V / MCH Block Grant, and DHHS as recipient, must adhere to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars.  The OMB Circulars pertain to cost principles, administrative requirements, and audit requirements, as applicable by type of entity:
 Cost Principles 
Administrative Requirements
  • OMB A-102 State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments
  • OMB A-110 Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations
Audit Requirements
  • OMB A-133 States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations

 
Although there are six grant circulars, the Subrecipient is covered by only three of them.  The following guide should be used to identify the OMB Circulars relevant to the Subrecipient by type of entity:
 
States, Local Governments, and Indian Tribes follow:
  • OMB A-87 for cost principles
  • OMB A-102 for administrative requirements, and
  • OMB A-133 for audit requirements
Educational Institutions (even if part of a State or local government) follow:
  • OMB A-21 for cost principles
  • OMB A-110 for administrative requirements, and
  • OMB A-133 for audit requirements
Non-Profit Organizations follow:
  • OMB A-122 for cost principles
  • OMB A-110 for administrative requirements, and
  • OMB A-133 for audit requirements

Power Point Slides

PDFThe Basics of Federal Grants Management Session 1 (August 19, 2008)
PDFThe Basics of Federal Grants Management Session 2 (August 20, 2008)
PDFBasics of Cost Allowability Session 3 (August 26, 2008)
PDFBasics of Cost Allowability Session 4 (August 27, 2008)
PDFRisk Assessment for Federal Grant Programs Session 5 (September 3, 2008)
PDFDeveloping Internal Controls for Grant Programs Session 6 (September 10, 2008)

 

 
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