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Block Grants for Community Mental Health Services

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Post assistance requirements...

Reports

As part of the application, each State must submit an Implementation Report that describes the State's progress in implementing the State's Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services Plan for the preceding fiscal year and a report of the purposes for which the grant received for the preceding fiscal year were expended, including a description of the activities of the State under the program and the recipients of the funds. The State must provide for independent peer review to assess the quality, appropriateness and efficacy of treatment services provided in the State to individuals under the program involved, ensure that not fewer than 5 percent of the entities providing services in the State under the program are reviewed and that the 5 percent are representative of the total population of such entities.

Note: This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, 45 CFR 74.26 requires that for-profit recipients and subrecipients have an audit performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards or OMB Circular No. A-133.

Note: This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency. The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133. These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year, as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period, rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).

Records

Each State must maintain records which are consistent with their State laws and requirements.

Note: This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require. Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office. For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C. For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.