Immunization Research, Demonstration, Public Information and Education_Training and Clinical Skills

To assist States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities to conduct research, demonstration projects, and provide public information on vaccine-preventable diseases and conditions.

Examples of Funded Projects

Columbia University, Emory University, Vanderbilt University, University of Rochester, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Various projects were implemented to evaluate methods of improving immunization levels. These projects included working with traditional and nontraditional partners, including national minority organizations, universities, and health officials of various political subdivisions. Research projects were funded to determine the occurrence and scientific basis for infrequent adverse events following vaccination.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for the costs associated with organizing and conducting these projects, and in certain circumstances, for purchasing vaccine.

Requests for direct assistance (i.e., "in lieu of cash") for personnel, vaccines, and other forms of direct assistance will be considered.

Funds may not be used to supplant existing immunization program activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Under Section 317(k) of the Public Health Service Act: States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Under Section 317(k) of the Public Health Service Act: States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities.


Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For nonprofit recipients, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74, Subpart Q.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not required.

Applications are subject to Executive Order 12372.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or officials 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

To apply for this funding opportunity, use application form PHS 398 (OMB number 0925-0001 rev. 5/2001). Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: Submit the signed original and five copies of your application by mail or express delivery service to: Technical Information Management, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. The standard application forms must be used for this program, as furnished by CDC and required by 45 CFR 92 for State and local governmental agencies, and by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.

Award Procedures

Applications that are complete and responsive to the announcement will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group convened by the NCIPC in accordance with the review criteria. As part of the initial merit review, all applications may: (1) Undergo a process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific merit, generally the top half of the applications under review, will be discussed and assigned a priority score; (2) receive a written critique; and (3)receive a second level review by the Science and Program Review Subcommittee (SPRS) of the Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (ACIPC). Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.


Contact Headquarters Office for application deadline.


Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k), 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(3), as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From three to six months.


Not applicable.


Project periods are for one to five years with 12-month renewals. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2716.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

There are no statutory or matching cost requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project period: Variable. Budget period: For 12 months.

Post Assistance Requirements


Subject to OMB clearance, quarterly narrative progress reports (including appropriate statistical data) are required 30 days after the end of each quarter.

Narratives should address progress or lack of progress in achieving project objectives, including methods being used to resolve problems.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.


"In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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."


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the program shall be retained for a minimum of three 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 PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $10,008,216; FY 08 $9,118,317; and FY 09 est $9,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$5,000 to $500,000; $185,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Mr. Michael Detmer, Management Officer, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E-05, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone: (404) 639-8900. Fax: (404) 639-8626. E-mail: Grants Management Contact: Sharron Orum, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3618, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-2716.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based on: (1) The extent of the problem; (2) the establishment of specific and measurable objectives to address the problem; and (3) the development of a sound operational plan which will ensure the implementation of each program element.

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