Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement

This program will provide funding to improve tribal health systems quality, effectiveness, and efficiency in the delivery of public health services to American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The intent is to provide support to optimize the quality and performance of tribal public health systems,

credit:
tribal public health practice and services, tribal public health partnerships, and tribal public health resources.



Specifically, assistance will be provided in the following two Priority Areas: (1) tribal public health capacity building, and (2) performance evaluation and monitoring of programs.

Through this FOA, CDC seeks to fund eligible federally recognized tribes and/or tribally designated organizations, whose mission is to improve the health status of Native people to provide capacity building in strengthening tribal health systems, and evaluating and monitoring awarded tribal public health capacity building projects in the AI/AN communities.

Specific objectives and outcomes may/will include but are not limited to:
1) Decrease burden of disease over a five year period among AI/AN ;
2) Increase efficiencies and effectiveness of tribal public health systems;
3) Increase quantity and quality of tribal public health services and cost effectiveness;
4) Increase dissemination of proven interventions for tribal public health services to AI/AN persons;
5) Increase adoption of effective strategies among Tribal public health systems implementation, cultural adaption, and fidelity factors with evidence based models.

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.cdc.gov


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for allowable costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting the implementation of The Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement (CBQI) program elements described in Section (050) above in compliance with HHS/CDC allowable expenses.

Per CDC-RFA-OT13-1303, Part II Section D.15 "Funding Restrictions", page 30.

Detailed budget restrictions will be detailed and specified in corresponding most recent Notice of Award.

This award is funded from OSTLTS base appropriated funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

This program will provide funding to improve tribal health systems quality, effectiveness, and efficiency in the delivery of public health services to American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN).

The intent is to provide support to optimize the quality and performance of tribal public health systems, tribal public health practice and services, tribal public health partnerships, and tribal public health resources.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Infrastructure and Tribal Entities and Organizations as described/listed in Section (080) Eligibility Requirements, above.

Credentials/Documentation

All eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:
1) Have experience effectively working with AI/AN populations, and
2) Have the ability to methodically and efficiently reach tribal members in AI/AN communities.

All eligible applicants must describe their experience in effectively delivering AI/AN culturally-specific programs and have a proven record of demonstrated success in monitoring and evaluation of the same AI/AN culturally-specific programs. 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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110.

Award Procedures

Phase I Review: Eligible applications will be initially reviewed for completeness by the CDC s Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff.
In addition, eligible applications will be jointly reviewed for responsiveness by CDC OSTLTS and PGO. Incomplete and/or non-responsive applications to the eligibility criteria will not advance to Phase II review. Applicants will be notified that the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements. Phase II Review: An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in the criteria section of the FOA. Applicants will be notified electronically if the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements thirty (30) days after the completion of Phase II review. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO). The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized CDC Grants Management Officer.

Deadlines

Sep 01, 2013 to Aug 31, 2018 Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate for application deadlines or refer to most recent CDC-RFA-OT13-1303 FOA Announcement.

Authorization

This program is authorized under section 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act [42 USC 247(b)(k)(2), as amended]. In addition, this program is authorized under Executive Order 13175 [http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/101569]. AR-15: Proof of Non-profit Status applies.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Within 60 to 90 days after publication on Grants.gov.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals for FY2014-2018 will require a yearly continuation application based upon availability of funds and programmatic compliance.

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

Financial assistance is available for 12-months (In Five 12-month budget periods), within the five-year project period. Funds Released: As specified in most recent Notice of Award: Lump sum upon completing program activities. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Per Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-OT13-1303, Part II Section F.3 "Reporting", page 36, and as additionally specified/detailed/listed in most recent corresponding Notice of Award.

No cash reports are required.

Awardees must submit one report per year; ongoing performance measures data, administrative reports, and a final performance and financial report.

The Annual Performance Report (due 120 days before the end of the budget period and serves as a continuation application).

Preapproved budget tracking and reconciliation as part of Progress Report.

Performance Measures (including outcomes) - Awardees must report on performance measures for each budget period and update measures, if needed.

Performance Measure Reporting: Awardees is required to submit performance measures at least annually.

CDC may require more frequent reporting of performance measures, as needed.

Performance measure reporting should be limited to the collection and reporting of data.

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 accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that receive financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Audit info.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $585,000; and FY 14 est $585,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Subject to the availability of Funds; Fiscal Year: 2013-2018, Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $585,000, Approximate Average Award: $97,500, Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $2,925,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Per Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-OT13-1303, additional applicable HHS/CDC regulations, and requirements specified, detailed, listed in most recent corresponding Notice of Award.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kimberly Cantrell Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy, NE MS: E70
, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: klw6@cdc.gov Phone: 404-498-0411

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

As specified in Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-OT13-1303, Section Part II.E, Pages 32-34, Application Review and Selection Process listed and summarized in Award Procedure Section (093) above.



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