Funded projects include research projects including interdisciplinary evaluation of elderly back pain treatment outcomes by medical doctors and chiropractors; chiropractic treatment and exercise for geriatric patients with low back pain; and chiropractic treatment and exercise for geriatric patients with neck pain.
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.
In FY 07 and FY08, four continuation awards were be made. In FY 09, 4 new awards are anticipated.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grant and contract funds may be used for personnel, equipment, supplies, domestic travel, consultants and guest lecturers, rental of space, renovations, and other costs directly related to the project as described in the approved application.
Program funds may not be used for patient care costs, construction of facilities, acquisition of land, foreign travel, or support of students, including fellowships, stipends, tuition, fees, or travel allowances.
To be eligible for a Chiropractic Demonstration Project, the applicant shall be: a health professions school, an academic health center, or public or private nonprofit accredited schools of chiropractic.
Health professionals will benefit.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded for coverage under E.O.
Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov website at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all Federal grant opportunities. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Headquarters Office.
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 755(b)(3), 42 U.S.C. 294e, as amended; Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998; Public Law 105-392.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 5 to 6 months from receipt of application.
At the end of the initial project period, competing continuation applications may be submitted for up to five years of support.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project periods are for 5 years.
Post Assistance Requirements
The Uniform Progress Report (UPR) must be submitted annually.
Financial status reports are required within 90 days after the end of each budget period.
A final progress report and financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after 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 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.
All records must be maintained until expiration of 3 years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. If questions remain following the 3-uear period, such as those raised as a result of an audit or an on-going enforcement action, recipients must retain records until the matter is completely resolved.
FY 07 $1,802,228; FY 08 $1,817,438; and FY 09 est $1,817,438.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$234,633 to $798,345; $446,242.
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, as applicable.
Regional or Local Office
Jerald Katzoff, Program Officer, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Room 9A-21, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-4443.
Grants Management Office: Rick Goodman, Director, Division of Grants Management Operations, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16. Health Services Branch: (301) 443-2385; Research and Training Branch: (301) 443-3099; Government and Special Focus Branch: (301) 443-3288.
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) Need; (2) Response; (3) Evaluative Measures; (4) Impact; (5) Resources/Capabilities; and (6) Support Requested.