Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities - Prevention and Surveillance

To work with State health agencies and other public and private and nonprofit organizations in planning, development, implementation, coordination, or evaluation of programs or other activities related to improved birth outcomes, prevention of birth defects and developmental disabilities and the improvement

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of infant and child health and developmental outcomes .

To provide a national, State or local focus for the prevention of conditions in persons with birth defects and developmental disabilities; to employ epidemiological methods to set priorities, build capacity and direct health promotion interventions for persons with birth defects or developmental disabilities; to expand public health training opportunities through fellowships to introduce geneticists, epidemiologists, and clinicians to public health practice through education, training and career-enhancing experiences.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2009: Awards include the Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ADDM) Network; the National Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE); the National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS) Birth Defects Research Centers; enhancement/development for state birth defects surveillance systems; development of guidelines and education materials; public health conference support; public health genetics training.



Funding Opportunity Number DD06-601 Enhancing current Capacity for Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Development Disabilities from a Public Health Perspective.

Fiscal Year 2010: Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DD10-1001 Population-Based Birth Defects Surveillance and Utilization of Surveillance Data by Public Health Programs

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DD10 1002; Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DD09 908; (New) Reducing Risks for an Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy (AEP) in High Risk Women Attending Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Clinics in Urban Settings.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available


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.




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2009: It is estimated that around 200 applications or continuations will be received. Fiscal Year 2010: Approximately 60 awards will be granted in fiscal year 2010. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to strengthen, to expand, to build upon or to enhance research, surveillance, health promotion, education, prevention/intervention activities that contribute to the mission and activities of the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Funds may be used to improve and strengthen State and local public health infrastructure by providing technical assistance to other appropriate health agencies, organizations, special groups or coalitions.

Funds may be used to support capacity building, program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and surveillance for birth defects, developmental disabilities infant and child health and developmental outcomes, including related health promotion, education and training, prevention/intervention.

Funds may also be used to coordinate the dissemination of prevention information to the general public, target populations and among state and local agencies and public and private sector organizations in the United States.

Funds may not be used for direct curative or rehabilitative services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

N/A.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; Consumer; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; Individual/Family; Private nonprofit institution/organizations and others.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification of funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandy wine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-2700.

Funding announcements will be posted on www.grants.gov. Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the Grants.gov web site, at the following Internet address: www.grants.gov. Submit the final application using the www.grants.gov website.

Award Procedures

After review and approval, a Notice of Award from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) is prepared and signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and mailed to the recipient officer identified in the application, along with appropriate notification to the public. The initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.

Cooperative agreement awards and grants, competitive and single eligibility, are determined by an internal objective committee review process at CDC, including peer reviews for research activities. Awards will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the respective Funding Opportunity Announcements, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act , Executive Order 317(k)(2), Title 42, Part 241(a), Section 301(a), 42 U.S.C 247b(k)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. Throughout project periods, CDC s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds and evidence of satisfactory progress by recipient as documented in the required reports. If additional support is desired to continue a project beyond the approved project period, an application for competing continuation must be submitted for review in the same manner as a new application. Projects are renewable for periods of 1 to 4 years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for 12-month budget periods within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedure established by the grantee institution with DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cost Request System. Methods of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly draw down, lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly or semiannual progress reports are required.

Annual Progress reports and Financial Status Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities.

A plan of proposed activities is required annually.

The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Quarterly or semiannual progress reports are required.

Annual Progress reports and Financial Status Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities.

A plan of proposed activities is required annually.

The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit 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 from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records

There is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with the HHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $34,337,927; FY 10 est $1,500,000; FY 11 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY 10 range is dependent upon funding availability. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $1.5M.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR Part 51b. Guidelines are available in the application kit. The HHS Grants Policy Statement can be found online at: http://www.hhs.gov/asrt/og/grantinformation/hhsgps107.pdf

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Brenda Silverman, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: exv9@CDC.GOV Phone: (404) 498-3911.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

In general, applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and merit of the overall application relative to the types of projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation"s health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.



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