Family Planning_Personnel Training


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 - Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices.

(See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.)


Program Accomplishments

Support was given to 11 family planning training grantees in fiscal year 2007.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded to provide training to Title X project staffs; to improve utilization and career development of paraprofessional and paramedical manpower in family planning services, particularly in rural areas.

Funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any public entity (including city, county, local, regional, or State government) or nonprofit private entity located in a State (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau) is eligible to apply for a grant under this program.

Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Personnel delivering family planning services in Title X projects.

Credentials/Documentation

A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allow ability of costs charged to the grant will be determined in accordance with the following Cost Principles: OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for state and local governments, and OMB Circular No.A-122 for non-profit organizations.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

There are no requirements for coordination.

Informal preapplication consultation between prospective applicants and Office of Population Affairs staff is available upon request.

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

Application kits may be requested by calling (240) 453-8822 or writing to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications should be submitted to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications must be prepared using Form OPHS-1. This form is available in Adobe Acrobat format at the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm . The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) provides multiple mechanisms for the submission of applications. Applicants will receive notification via mail from the OPHS Office of Grants Management confirming the receipt of applications submitted using any of these mechanisms. Applications submitted to the OPHS Office of Grants Management after the deadlines will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant unread. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via the electronic submission mechanisms specified below. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review. While applications are accepted in hard copy, the use of the electronic application submission capabilities provided by the OPHS e-Grants system or the Grants.gov Web site Portal is encouraged. Information about this system is available on the OPHS e-Grants Web site, https://egrants.osophs.dhhs.gov .

Award Procedures

The Regional Health Administrator, DHHS, makes the final decision(s) to approve, hold, or reject individual applications. Applicants are notified regarding the final decision on each application. All projects funded are issued a Notice of Grant Award.

Deadlines

To be considered for review, applications must be submitted by the established due date. Applications not meeting the deadline will be considered late and will be returned to the applicant unread.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title X, Section 1003, 42 U.S.C. 300a-1; Family Planning Services and Population Research Act of 1970, Section 6(c), Public Law 91-572, 84 Stat. 1507, as amended; Appropriation Act of 1991, Public Law 101-517.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 180 days.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Projects are renewed, as required, based on submission of an application including a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are generally approved for a project period of 3-5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Expenditure report on annual basis.

Progress report to be submitted with continuation application.

Special reports as requested.

Audits

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.

Records

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53, and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $7,213,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$238,000 to $472,000; $355,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

42 CFR 59, 45 CFR 74, and 45 CFR 92. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Regional Health Administrator, DHHS Regional Offices. (See Appendix IV of the Catalog for addresses.)

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Ms. Susan Moskosky, Director, Office of Family Planning, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-2888. Grants Management Contact: Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20853, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated to determine which would best promote the purposes of the authorizing legislation, taking into account: (1) The increase in delivery of services to people, particularly low-income groups, with a high percentage of unmet need for family planning services; (2) the promise of the program to fulfill the family planning services needs of the area to be served; (3) capacity to use assistance rapidly and effectively; (4) the administrative and management capability and competence of the applicant; (5) competence of the project staff; and (6) compliance with pertinent regulations and guidelines.



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