Emergency System for Advance Registration of Health Professional Volunteers

Establish and maintain a national interoperable network of state systems, each system being maintained by a State or group of States, for the purpose of verifying the credentials, certifications, licenses, accreditations, relevant training, and hospital privileges of health care professionals who volunteer
to provide health services during a public health emergency.

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.

Jennifer Hannah, Team Lead, ESAR-VHP, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services, 395 E Street, S.W., Suite 1075, Washington, DC, 20024; Phone (202) 245-0722.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used for ESAR-VHP related activities only.

Grant funds may be used to meet the ESAR-VHP Compliance Requirements and requirements in the ESAR-VHP Technical and Policy Guidelines, Standards and Definitions (Guidelines).

Grant funds may also be used to support activities related to the integration of the local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and state ESAR-VHP programs.

Grants funds may not be used for construction and/or major rehabilitation of building.

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

Local (includes State-designated lndian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals: Health/Medical.

U.S.

Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Health/Medical

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; U.S. Territories; Major Metropolis (over 250,000)

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual ASPR funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained through Grants.gov - FIND. Applicants should visit Grants.gov - FIND for the funding opportunity announcement and Grants.gov - APPLY to download application materials to complete and submit their applications in accordance with the funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

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 Award from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

Deadlines

Sep 25, 2009: Applicable deadlines and due dates are specified in the funding opportunity announcement.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title III, Section 319I, as amended , Public Law 107-188, 42 U.S.C 247d-7b.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. None.

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 limited up to 60 months. Budget periods are limited up to 12 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardee is issued a Notice of Award, a legal document that informs the awardee that a grant award has been made. Awardee may draw down funds in advance of the incursion of an expenditure (up to three days) from the Payment Management System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit annual Program Progress Reports and annual Financial Status Reports (SF-269) as well as final Program Progress Reports and final Financial Status Reports (SF-269).

Report formats and submission requirements are outlined in the funding opportunity announcement.

No cash reports are required.

Grantees are required to submit annual Program Progress Reports and annual Financial Status Reports (SF-269) as well as final Program Progress Reports and final Financial Status Reports (SF-269).

Report formats and submission requirements are outlined in the funding opportunity announcement.

Grantees are required to submit annual Program Progress Reports and annual Financial Status Reports (SF-269) as well as final Program Progress Reports and final Financial Status Reports (SF-269).

Report formats and submission requirements are outlined in the funding opportunity announcement.

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

(Project Grants (Discretionary)) FY 08 $0; FY 09 est $3,442,000; FY 10 est $3,522,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $60,000 per award.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Jennifer Hannah, Team Lead, ESAR-VHP, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services, 395 E Street, S.W., Suite 1075, Washington, DC, 20024; Phone (202) 245-0722.

Headquarters Office

Stephen L. Daniels 395 E Street, S.W.
Room 1075.43, Washington 20024 Email: Stephen.Daniels@hhs.gov Phone: (202) 245-0961

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

All applications will be evaluated by an Objective Review Committee to determine the extent to which the applicant documents the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Approach, Work Plan and Activities; (3) Project Outcomes, Evaluation/Dissemination; and (4) Level of Effort.



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