Advancing System Improvements to Support Targets for Healthy People 2010

To improve surveillance/information systems that allow tracking of program progress on HP 2010 objectives at the grantee level.

To develop and implement a plan to sustain the program after OWH funding ends.

To use a public health systems approach to improve performance on two or more HP
2010 objectives that target women and/or men in Focus Areas 1, Access to Quality Health Services, 3-Cancer, 5-Diabetes, 7-Educational and Community-Based Programs, and 12-Heart Disease and Stroke.

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.

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.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

none.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Women and men across the life span.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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.

Application Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

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.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Project period is for 3 year.

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

Project period is not to exceed 3 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

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.

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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-550.

Obigations

(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.

Information Contacts

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.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov 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.



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