Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention and Control

To assist State and local health agencies, health related organizations and other governmental and nongovernmental organizations in their efforts to decrease the incidence of new infections of hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses and to decrease risks for chronic liver disease including cirrhosis

credit: City of Chicago Division of STI/HIV/AIDS
and liver cancer in persons with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections.

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

G02.04
Cancer
G02.13.02
Hepatitis
G02.13.03
HIV/AIDS



Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2008, 62 awards were made to state and local health departments, community, regional and national organizations to conduct focused hepatitis prevention activities in health care settings and public health programs targeting at risk populations for viral hepatitis. The primary goals of these programs are to decrease the incidence of new infections of hepatitis A virus (HAV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) (primary prevention) and to decrease risks for chronic liver disease, including cirrhosis and liver cancer, in persons with chronic HBV infection or chronic HCV infection (secondary prevention). An additional 7 awards were made to state and local health departments to conduct surveillance activities.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for costs associated with establishing and maintaining a hepatitis prevention program for the management and coordination of activities directed towards prevention of viral hepatitis infections including the identification, counseling and referral for medical management of persons with chronic HBV or HCV infection and integration of viral hepatitis prevention services into health care and public health services for adults at risk for viral hepatitis.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education); Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education); For-profit organizations (other than small business); Small, minority, and women-owned businesses; Universities; Colleges; Research institutions; Hospitals; Community-based organizations; Faith-based organizations; Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal; governments; American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations; Alaska Native health corporations; Urban Indian health organizations; Tribal epidemiology centers; State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau); Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States).

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.

Credentials/Documentation

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 justification of funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not Required.

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

Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. The standard application forms must be used for this program as furnished by the Public Health Service and requirement by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations and A-102 for governmental entities.

Award Procedures

After review and approval of an application, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.

Deadlines

Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.

Authorization

Section 301 and 317N of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 241 and 247b-15.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 3 to 6 months.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Support is recommended for a specified project period not to exceed 5 years.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly or semiannual progress reports are required.

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.

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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

Property records must be retained in accordance with the HHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

FY 07 $8,135,000; FY 08 est $9,500,000; and FY 09 est $8,500,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$50,000 to $100,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR Part 51b. Guidelines are available in the application kit. HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Wendy Watkins, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, N.E., Mailstop G-37, Atlanta, GA 30333 Telephone: (404) 718-8540. Grants Management Contact: Roslyn Curington, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 Corporate Square, Room 1044, Atlanta, GA 30329. Mailstop E15. Telephone: (404) 639-8864.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based on: (1) Agreements between all agencies providing professional and/or supportive care, either voluntarily or for fees; (2) a description of the approach that will be used to provide prevention case management services; and (3) a description of how services will complement/expand existing agency primary and secondary services and specific criteria published in program guidance.



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