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Title 45Subtitle BChapter II → Part 204

Title 45: Public Welfare


§204.1   Submittal of State plans for Governor's review.
§204.2   State plans—format.
§204.3   Responsibilities of the State.
§204.4   Grant appeals.

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 602(a)(44) and 1302 and sections 1, 5, 6, and 7 of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631.

§204.1   Submittal of State plans for Governor's review.

A State plan under title I, IV-A, IV-B, X, XIV, XVI(AABD) of the Social Security Act, section 101 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or title I of the Mental Retardation Facilities and Community Mental Health Centers Construction Act, must be submitted to the State Governor for his review and comments, and the State plan must provide that the Governor will be given opportunity to review State plan amendments and long-range program planning projections or other periodic reports thereon. This requirement does not apply to periodic statistical or budget and other fiscal reports. Under this requirement, the Office of the Governor will be afforded a specified period in which to review the material. Any comments made will be transmitted to the Family Support Administration with the documents.

(Sec. 1102, 49 Stat. 647 (42 U.S.C. 1302))

[39 FR 34542, Sept. 26, 1974, as amended at 53 FR 36579, Sept. 21, 1988]

§204.2   State plans—format.

State plans for Federally-assisted programs for which the Family Support Administration has responsibility must be submitted to the Administration in the format and containing the information prescribed by the Administration, and within time limits set in implementing instructions issued by the Administration. Such time limits will be adequate for proper preparation of plans and submittal in accordance with the requirements for State Governors' review (see §204.1 of this chapter).

(Sec. 1102, 49 Stat. 647, 42 U.S.C. 1302; sec. 7(b), 68 Stat. 658, 29 U.S.C. 37(b); sec. 139, 84 Stat. 1323, 42 U.S.C. 2677(b))

[38 FR 16872, June 27, 1973, as amended at 53 FR 36579, Sept. 21, 1988]

§204.3   Responsibilities of the State.

The State agency shall be responsible for assuring that the benefits and services available under titles IV-A, IV-D, and IV-F are furnished in an integrated manner.

[57 FR 30425, July 9, 1992]

§204.4   Grant appeals.

(a) Scope. This section applies to certain determinations (as set forth in part 16, appendix A, section C of this title), made with respect to direct, discretionary project grants awarded by the Family Support Administration, and such other grants or grant programs as the Administrator, with the approval of the Secretary, may designate. The statutory authority for current grant programs to which this section applies appears in the appendix to this section. This section is also applicable to determinations with respect to grants which were made under authority which has expired or been repealed since the grants were made, even though such authority does not appear in the appendix.

(b) Submission. (1) A grantee who has received notification, as described in §16.3 (b) and (c) of this title, of a determination described in part 16, appendix A, section C of this title, may request reconsideration by informing the Grants Appeals Officer as identified in the final adverse determination or otherwise designated by the Administrator, Family Support Administration, Washington, DC 20201 of the grantee's intent to contest the determination. The grantee's request for reconsideration must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the postmark date of the written notification of such determination, except when the Grant Appeals Officer grants an extension of time for good cause.

(2) Although the request need not follow any prescribed form, it shall clearly identify the question or questions in dispute and contain a full statement of the grantee's position with respect to such question or questions, and the pertinent facts and reasons in support of such position. The grantee shall attach to his submission a copy of the agency notification specified in §16.3(b) of this title.

(c) Action by the Administration on requests for reconsideration. (1) Upon receipt of such an application the Grant Appeals Officer will inform the grantee that:

(i) His request is under review, and

(ii) If no decision is received within 90 days of the postmark date of the grantee's request for reconsideration, the determination may be appealed to the Departmental Grant Appeals Board.

(2) The Grant Appeals Officer will reconsider the determination appealed from, considering any material submitted by the grantee and any other material necessary.

(3) If the response to the grantee is adverse to the grantee's position, the response will include notification of the grantee's right to appeal to the Departmental Grant Appeals Board.


This section is issued under sections 1, 5, 6, and 7 of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 18 FR 2053, 67 Stat. 631 and is applicable to programs carried out under the following authorities:

(1) Section 222(a) and (b) of the Social Security Amendments of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-603).

(2) Section 426 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 262).

(3) Section 707 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 907).

(4) Section 1110 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1310).

(5) Section 1115 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315).

(Secs. 1, 5, 6, 7 Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1953, 67 Stat. 631)

[40 FR 51443, Nov. 5, 1975, as amended at 53 FR 36579, Sept. 21, 1988]

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