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Payments and Grants Comments

Hava Funding

Maintenance of Expenditure (MOE) Proposed Policy as Amended on 2-19-10. Comment period closed April 19, 2010.

Comments Submitted:

Proposals in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance from the EAC

Part 9421: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Color, or National Origin (.doc 67KB)

Part 9422: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Age (.doc 74KB)

Part 9423: Uniform and Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments (.doc 264KB); Comment period closed February 23, 2009

Maintenance of Effort Funding (MOE) Advisory

Submitted by Vice Chair Donetta Davidson

Proposed MOE Advisory 09-001 (PDF 66KB)

Comments Submitted:

Accessible Voting Technology Initiative, Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing and Post-Election Audit Initiative

EAC solicited public comment on two draft grant announcements to fund the development of pre-election logic and accuracy testing and post-election audit processes and research on accessible voting technology. The 45-day public comment period began September 1 and ended October 15, 2009.

The Accessible Voting Technology Initiative grant would award up to $5 million to fund research and technology adoption to make voting systems (including paper ballots) more accessible to all voters and make the entire election process more welcoming and accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The Voting System Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing and Post-Election Audit Initiative grant would award $1 million in grants to develop and document processes for coordinating quality and cost-effective voting system pre-election logic and accuracy testing (L&A) and post-election audits. Deliverables for the competition will be materials (e.g., tool kits, guides, best practices) that will be shared widely with other election officials.

The draft grant announcements set forth funding parameters that include the scope of work, eligibility requirements and qualifications, selection criteria and other related details.


State Plans

Draft Guidelines on Material Changes in the Administration of HAVA State Plans (PDF 50KB) Comment period closed August 11, 2008