Strengthening Emergency Care Delivery in the United States Healthcare System through Health Informat

To assist in planning or developing emergency care health information and promotion activities, documents or materials that focus on strengthening emergency care and service delivery and the development of regionalized, coordinated and accountable systems of emergency care in the United States that can

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address both daily demands and those resulting from a public health emergency or disaster.

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.

Website Address

http://www.phe.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may only be used for planning health information and promotion activities and materials that are related to strengthening emergency care delivery and the development of regionalized, coordinated and accountable systems of emergency care.

Grants funds may not be used for basic research (e.g.

scientific or medical experiments.).

When appropriated and apportioned, all funds available will be used for discretionary grant awards.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued under this CFDA program for any proof of certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. OMB Circular A-122 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 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. Applicants should review the individual Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued under this CFDA program for any proof of certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. OMB Circular A-122 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Applications that successfully proceed through initial screening (as outlined in the FOA) will be objectively reviewed based upon the review criteria specified in the FOA. Applications selected for funding will be processed and the applicant notified in writing through the issuance of a Notice of Grant Award from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Deadlines

Aug 30, 2012 Applicable deadlines and due dates are specified in the funding opportunity announcement.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Section 1703 (a), 42 U.S.C. Section 300u-2.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. From 30 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements. This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are from 6 months and up to 5 years. Budget periods are from 6 months and up to 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardee is issued a Notice of Grant Award, a legal document that informs the awardee that a grant award has been made. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released:. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardee may draw down funds in advance of the incursion of expenditure (up to three days) from the Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit program reports, also known as Program Progress Reports.

Recipients must report cash transaction data via the Payment Management System (PMS) using the cash transaction data elements captured on the Federal Financial Report (FFR), Standard Form (SF) 425.

The FFR SF425 cash transaction report is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Grantees are required to submit Program Progress Reports at the completion of each milestone as well as a final Program Progress Report.

ASPR requires financial reporting through the Federal Financial Report (FFR), Standard Form 425.

Reports are due semi-annually within 30 days after the first 6 month period and within 90 days of the budget period end date.

Performance monitoring of awardees is completed by ASPR program staff.

Specific reporting conditions will be outlined in the terms and conditions of the Notice of Award and may vary.

Recipients must report cash transaction data via the Payment Management System (PMS) using the cash transaction data elements captured on the Federal Financial Report (FFR), Standard Form (SF) 425.

The FFR SF425 cash transaction report is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Specific reporting conditions will be outlined in the terms and conditions of the Notice of Award and may vary.

Grantees are required to submit program reports, also known as Program Progress Reports.

Specific reporting conditions will be outlined in the terms and conditions of the Notice of Award and may vary.

ASPR requires financial reporting through the Federal Financial Report (FFR), Standard Form 425.

Reports are due semi-annually within 30 days after the first 6 month period and within 90 days of the budget period end date.

Performance monitoring of awardees is completed by ASPR program staff.

Specific reporting conditions will be outlined in the terms and conditions of the Notice of Award and may vary.

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

Records must be kept available for 3 years after submission of the final expenditure report.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0140-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 12 $50,000; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kristen Finne Office of Policy and Planning, Division of Health Systems Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services, O"Neill Federal Building, 200 C Street SW, 1St Floor, Cube C1A04, Washington, District of Columbia , 20024, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: kristen.finne@hhs.gov Phone: 202-631-2013

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Discretionary awards are subject to objective review. Reviewers will individually evaluate and score applications based upon the review criteria specified in the funding opportunity announcement. Scored applications will be ordinally ranked. The highest ranked applications will receive priority consideration for award within available funding.



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