Innovations in Applied Public Health Research

To foster the new knowledge necessary to develop, enhance, and disseminate effective public health services, programs, and policies that improve health and quality of life for the population.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

FY 07: New funding for Translation Research (R18), Public Health Dissertation Research (R36), Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards (K01), Translation Worksite Health Promotion Research (R01); Continuation funding for Institutional Research Training Grants (T01), Centers of Excellence in Health Marketing and Health Communication (P01), and Centers of Excellence in Public Health Informatics (P01).

Uses and Use Restrictions

Applied public health research provides the critical new knowledge to address the CDC Health Protection Goals and identified priority research needs.

Research is focused on improving public health practices to maximize positive health outcomes and impacts.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and by governments and their agencies, such as: Public nonprofit organizations Private nonprofit organizations, For profit organizations, Small, minority, women-owned businesses, Universities, Colleges, Research institutions, Hospitals, Community-based organizations, Faith-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Indian tribes, Indian tribal organizations, State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau), Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiary will be to public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and by governments and their agencies, such as: Public nonprofit organizations Private nonprofit organizations, For profit organizations, Small, minority, women-owned businesses, Universities, Colleges, Research institutions, Hospitals, Community-based organizations, Faith-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Indian tribes, Indian tribal organizations, State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau), Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States).

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, present their approach to meeting the objectives, and outline the methods of operation. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application forms and SF424 (R&R) Application Guide located at: http://www.grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp or applications must be prepared using the most current PHS 398 research grant application instructions and forms. The PHS 398 application instructions are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html. Applicants are required to have a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to apply for a grant from the Federal Government. The DUNS number is a nine-digit identification number, which uniquely identifies business entities. Obtaining a DUNS number is easy and there is no charge. To obtain a DUNS number, access www.dunandbradstreet.com or call 1(866) 705-5711.

Award Procedures

Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NGA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NGA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.

Deadlines

Electronic applications must be successfully received by Grants.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. local time (of the applicant institution/organization) on the application submission/receipt date(s). Paper applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the application submission/receipt date(s).

Authorization

Section 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2), as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 150 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Throughout the project period, CDC's commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with project periods of up to 3 years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual progress report, (PHS 2590, OMB Number 0925-0001, http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/2590/2590.htm) is due no less than 90 days before the end of the budget period.

The progress report will serve as the non-competing continuation application.

Financial status report is due no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Final financial and performance reports due, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt for Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, these grants are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $26,839,324; FY 08 est $27,000,000; and FY 09 est $27,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $35,000 / yr. to $1.6 million / yr.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92 For more information on the Code of Federal Regulations, see the National Archives and Records Administration at the following Internet address: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

For general questions about this program, contact: Dr. Juliana Cyril, Associate Director for Policy and Peer Review, CDC, Office of Public Health Research, 1600 Clifton Rd., MS D-72, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: (404) 693-4639 or Mattie Jackson, Grants Management Specialist, CDC, Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-2696.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications that are complete and responsive to the FOA will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group convened by the Office of Public Health Research, CDC in accordance with the review criteria. As part of the initial merit review, all applications may: Undergo a process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific merit, generally the top half of the applications under review, will be discussed and assigned a priority score and receive a written critique.



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