45 CFR 1388.5 - Program criteria—preparation of personnel.
(a) To be eligible to receive a grant under § 1388.2 for a Center, an entity shall submit to the Secretary, or his or her designee, an application at such time, in such manner, and containing such information, as the Secretary, or his or her designee, may require for approval.
(b) Each application shall describe a five-year plan that must include:
(1) Projected goal(s) related to one or more areas of emphasis described in § 1385.3 of this chapter for each of the core functions.
(2) Measures of progress.
(c) The application shall contain or be supported by reasonable assurances that the entity designated as the Center will:
(1) Meet the measures of progress;
(2) Address the projected goals, and carry out goal-related activities, based on data driven strategic planning and in a manner consistent with the objectives of subtitle D of the Act, that:
(i) Are developed in collaboration with the Consumer Advisory Committee established pursuant to paragraph (c)(5) of this section;
(ii) Are consistent with, and to the extent feasible complement and further, the Council goals contained in the State plan submitted under section 124 of the DD Act of 2000 and the goals of the Protection and Advocacy System established under section 143 of the DD Act of 2000; and
(iii) Will be reviewed and revised annually as necessary to address emerging trends and needs.
(3) Use the funds made available through the grant to supplement, and not supplant, the funds that would otherwise be made available for activities described in § 1388.2(a)(1) and (2).
(4) Protect, consistent with the policy specified in section 101(c) of the DD Act of 2000 the legal and human rights of all individuals with developmental disabilities (especially those individuals under State guardianship who are involved in activities carried out under programs assisted under subtitle D of the Act).
(5) Establish a Consumer Advisory Committee:
(i) Of which a majority of the members shall be individuals with developmental disabilities and family members of such individuals;
(ii) That is comprised of:
(A) Individuals with developmental disabilities and related disabilities;
(B) Family members of individuals with developmental disabilities;
(C) A representative of the State Protection and Advocacy System;
(D) A representative of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities;
(E) A representative of a self-advocacy organization described in section 124(c)(4)(A)(ii)(I) of the DD Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 15024(c)(4)(A)(ii)(I)); and
(F) Representatives of organizations that may include parent training and information centers assisted under section 671or 672 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1471, 1472), entities carrying out activities authorized under section 104 or 105 of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 3003, 3004), relevant State agencies, and other community groups concerned with the welfare of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
(iii) That reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the State;
(iv) That shall:
(A) Consult with the Director of the Center regarding the development of the five-year plan;
(B) Participate in an annual review of, and comment on, the progress of the Center in meeting the projected goals contained in the plan;
(C) Make recommendations to the Director of the Center regarding any proposed revisions of the plan that might be necessary; and
(v) Meet as often as necessary to carry out the role of the committee, but at a minimum twice during each grant year.
(6) To the extent possible, utilize the infrastructure and resources obtained through funds made available under the grant to leverage additional public and private funds to successfully achieve the projected goals developed in the five-year plan;
(7) Have a director with appropriate academic credentials, demonstrated leadership, expertise regarding developmental disabilities, significant experience in managing grants and contracts, and the ability to leverage public and private funds; and
(i) Allocate adequate staff time to carry out activities related to each of the core functions described in § 1388.3.
(8) Educate, and disseminate information related to the purpose of the DD Act of 2000 to the legislature of the State in which the Center is located, and to Members of Congress from such State.
(d) All applications submitted under this section shall be subject to technical and qualitative review by peer review groups as described under paragraph (d)(1) of this section.
(1) Each peer review group shall include such individuals with disabilities and parents, guardians, or advocates of or for individuals with developmental disabilities, as are necessary to carry out this section.
(1) The Federal share of the cost of administration or operation of a Center, or the cost of carrying out a training initiative, supported by a grant made under subtitle D of the Act may not be more than 75 percent of the necessary cost of such project, as determined by the Secretary, or his or her designee.
(2) In the case of a project whose activities or products target individuals with developmental disabilities who live in an urban or rural poverty area, as determined by the Secretary, or his or her designee, the Federal share of the cost of the project may not be more than 90 percent of the necessary costs of the project, as determined by the Secretary, or his or her designee.