ASPR Science Preparedness and Reponse Grants

To conduct preparedness and response research that will inform the ongoing response to, and recovery from disasters.



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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, ASPR, HHS.
Website Address

http://www.phe.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Research on environmental exposure: such as health risk from mold, toxic exposure, flooding of hospitals.

Research on resilience factors Surveys regarding decision making during response and recovery.

How can social media be or is being used for response and recovery activities for preparedness and response activities?.

Funding under this CFDA can only be used for preparedness and response research that will inform the ongoing response to, and recovery from, disasters.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Research on environmental exposure: such as health risk from mold, toxic exposure, flooding of hospitals.

Research on resilience factors Surveys regarding decision making during response and recovery.

How can social media be or is being used for response and recovery activities for preparedness and response activities?.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Domestic, foreign and international 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. 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

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act section 301 and 1702 of the PHS Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applicable Applicable deadlines and due dates are specified in the funding opportunity announcement.

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.

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. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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.

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.

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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 Progress Reports at the completion of each milestone as well as a final Program Progress Report.

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.

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.

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

Performance monitoring of awardees is completed by ASPR program staff.

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. 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

All 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 $0; FY 13 est $25,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, ASPR, HHS.

Headquarters Office

Diane DiEuliis HHS Headquarters,
200 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: diane.dieuliis@hhs.gov Phone: 202.260.6119

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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