Global AIDS


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.

Office - Sherry Smallwood, Branch Chief, International Branch, (770)488-2632, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.
Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

G02.13.03
HIV/AIDS



Program Accomplishments

To date the President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief has provided treatment to 1,358,500 people which equates to 3,192,439 years of life gained. In addition, 6,637,600 people are receiving are receiving care worldwide.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.

No funds shall be used to distribute sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic use of any illegal drug.

Funds may be spent for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, operating costs including supplies, fuel for transportation, utilities, staff training costs including registration fees and purchase and rental of training related equipment, renovation of clinical or lab facilities; and purchase of HIV testing reagents, test kits and laboratory equipment for HIV testing and services.

Equipment may be purchased if deemed necessary to accomplish program objectives; however, prior approval by CDC officials must be requested in writing.

All requests for funds contained in the budget shall be stated in U. S. dollars.

Once an award is made, CDC will not compensate foreign grantees for currency exchange fluctuations through the issuance of supplemental awards.

The costs that are generally allowable in grants to domestic organizations are allowable to foreign institutions and international organizations, with the following exception: With the exception of the American University, Beirut, and the World Health Organization (WHO), Indirect Costs will not be paid (either directly or through sub-award) to organizations located outside the territorial limits of the United States or to international organizations regardless of their location.

The applicant may contract with other organizations under this program; however the applicant must perform a substantial portion of the activities (including program management and operations, and delivery of prevention services for which funds are required).

You must obtain an annual audit of these CDC funds (program-specific audit) by a U. S. - based audit firm with international branches and current licensure/authority in-country, and in accordance with International Accounting Standards or equivalent standard(s) approved in writing by CDC.

A fiscal Recipient Capability Assessment may be required, prior to or post award, in order to review the applicant's business management and fiscal capabilities regarding the handling of U. S. Federal funds.

Prostitution and Related Activities The U. S. Government is opposed to prostitution and related activities, which are inherently harmful and dehumanizing, and contribute to the phenomenon of trafficking in persons.

Any entity that receives, directly or indirectly, U. S. Government funds in connection with this document (recipient) cannot use such U. S. Government funds to promote or advocate the legalization or practice of prostitution or sex trafficking.

Nothing in the preceding sentence shall be construed to preclude the provision to individuals of palliative care, treatment, or post-exposure pharmaceutical prophylaxis, and necessary pharmaceuticals and commodities, including test kits, condoms, and, when proven effective, microbicides.

A recipient that is otherwise eligible to receive funds in connection with this document to prevent, treat, or monitor HIV/AIDS shall not be required to endorse or utilize a multisectoral approach to combating HIV/AIDS, or to endorse, utilize, or participate in a prevention method or treatment program to which the recipient has a religious or moral objection.

Any information provided by recipients about the use of condoms as part of projects or activities that are funded in connection with this document shall be medically accurate and shall include the public health benefits and failure rates of such use.

In addition, any foreign recipient must have a policy explicitly opposing, in its activities outside the United States, prostitution and sex trafficking, except that this requirement shall not apply to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organization, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative or to any United Nations agency, if such entity is a recipient of U. S. government funds inconnection with this document.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Competition is limited, or single eligibility by authorizing legislation.

Beneficiary Eligibility

This is only for non-research and research activities supported by CDC/ATSDR. For the definition of research, please see the CDC web site at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/ads/opspoll1.htm.

Credentials/Documentation

Your narrative should address activities to be conducted over the entire project period, and must include the following items in the order listed: 1) Organizational Experience; 2) Goals and Objectives; 3) Plan of Action; 4) Management plan, staffing, and infrastructure; and 5) Budget.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 5161. Application forms and instructions are available on the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIM) staff at; Telephone: (770) 488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to you. Submit the original and two hard copies of your application by mail or express delivery service to: Technical Information Management, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Applications may not be submitted electronically at this time.

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

Applications must be received in the CDC Procurement and Grants Office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date.

Authorization

Sections 307 and 317(k)(2), Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 242l and 247b(k)(2), as amended; United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003, Public Law 108-25, 22 U.S.C. 7601.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Renewals are made by competitive applications and Reviews.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Matching funds are not required for this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

From one to five years. 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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

You must provide CDC with an original, plus two hard copies of the following reports: 1) Interim progress report, due not less than 90 days before the end of the budget period.

The progress report will serve as your non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: a.

Current Budget Period Activities Objectives; b.

Current Budget Period Financial Progress; c.

New Budget Period Program Proposed Activity Objectives; d.

Budget; e.

Measures of Effectiveness; and f.

Additional Requested Information.

2) Annual progress report, due 30 days after the end of the budget period.

This report should detail all activities proposed for that budget period and their current status.

Explanation for any activities not completed within the budget period should be included.

3)Financial status report, no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period.

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

Audits

Foreign recipients are subject to audit requirements specified in 45 CFR 74.26(d). A non-Federal audit is required, if during the recipients fiscal year, the recipient expended a total of $500,000.00 or more under one or more HHS awards (as a direct recipient and/or as a subrecipient) . The recipient either may have (1) A financial related audit (as defined in the Government Auditing Standards, GPO stock #020-000-00-265-4) of a particular award in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, in those case where the recipient receives awards under only one HHS program; or, if awards are received under multiple HHS programs, a financial related audit of all HHS awards in accordance with Government Auditing Standards; or (2) An audit that meets the requirements contained in OMB Circular A-133. Please forward a copy of the completed audit to the following address: Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Attn: Grants Management Officer, 2920 Brandywine Road, MS-K75, Atlanta, GA 30341. If your audit was completed in accordance with number two (2) above, in addition to the address listed above, you are required to send a copy of the audit report to: Department of Health & Human Services, National External Audit Review Center Lucas Place, Room 514, 323 West 8th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Records

Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $499,757,780; FY 08 est $706,323,427; and FY 09 est $1,124,382,010.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$75,000 to $5,000,000.

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

Sherry Smallwood, Branch Chief, International Branch, (770)488-2632, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Headquarters Office

Not applicable.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff, and for responsiveness by the National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP). Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified that their application did not meet submission requirements. An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications.



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