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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used to implement evidence-based strategies to achieve the applicants and the Office on Women"s Health (OWH), OWH"s program objectives.
Funds may not be used for construction, building alterations, equipment, printing, food, and medical treatment.
Women and men across the life span.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application kits may be obtained by accessing Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov.
Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be incomplete or arrive after the deadline will be returned without comment. Accepted applications will be reviewed for technical merit in accordance with HHS policies. Applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of experts. Funding decisions will be made by the OWH and will take into consideration the recommendations and ratings of the review panel; recommendations made based on the pre-award site visit; program needs, stated preferences; and, geographic location.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
42 U.S.C. 300u-2(a), 42 U.S.C 300u-2(a).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days. Approximately 90 days from the application deadline due date.
> 180 Days. Project period is for 3 year.
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
Project period is not to exceed 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual Program reports are required.
Cash Reports are due on a minimum basis of quarterly.
Progress reports are required quarterly.
Financial status reports are due quarterly.
A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $2,537,500; FY 13 est $2,000,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$100,000 to $575,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Program Management Contact:
Office on Women"s Health, DHHS
200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E Washington, DC 2020
Grants Management Contact:
Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550,
Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
To be considered for review, applications must be received by the Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Grants Management by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date published in the Dates section of the FR. Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be in compliance will be reviewed for technical merit by a technical panel composed of experts with experience with sex and gender programs, program management, service delivery, outreach, health education, Healthy People 2000 and/or Healthy People 2010, leadership development, and program assessment in accordance with DHHS policy. The technical review of the applications will consider the following factors: Factor 1: Background and Implementation Plan (30 points). Factor 2: Strength of the Public Health System/Collaborative Partnership (Partnership Plan) (20 points). Factor 3: Management Plan (20 points). Factor 4: Evaluation Plan (20 points). Sustainability Plan (10 points) Details regarding the elements to be addressed within each Factor are available in the FR notice.