Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Program


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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852.
Website Address

http://www.hhs.gov/oah


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

A wide range of evidence-based programs are eligible for these funds.

Grants are available to funding medically accurate and age appropriate programs that reduce teen pregnancy.

Of the $100 million appropriated, $75 million must be used for programs that have been proven effective through rigorous evaluation to reduce teenage pregnancy, behavioral risk factors underlying teenage pregnancy, or other associated risk factors.

The remaining $25 million must be used for research and demonstration grants to develop, replicate, refine, and test additional strategies for preventing teenage pregnancy.

Funds are to support reasonable program purposes including staffing, travel, supplies, and services.

Grant funds may not be used for: Building alterations or renovations; Construction; Fund-raising activities; Job training; Political education and lobbying; Vocational rehabilitation.

Grant funds may not be used for: Building alterations or renovations; Construction; Fund-raising activities; Job training; Political education and lobbying; Vocational rehabilitation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public (including city, county, regional, and State government) organizations and private nonprofit entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Teenagers in the US.

Credentials/Documentation

A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allowability 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-122 for nonprofit organizations. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program does not require preapplication coordination.

The Governor(s) of the State(s) in which the project is to be located is to be given 60 days in which to review and comment on applications for funding under this authority.

This program is subject to the Public Health Systems Reporting Requirements.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Requests for the standard Grant Application Form OPHS-1 and instructions for submission should be directed to Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8822. A signed original and two copies of the application are to be sent to the above address. Applications are screened upon receipt for completeness, responsiveness and conformance to the program announcement. Those applications judged to be unacceptable based on this initial screening will be returned. 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. While applications are accepted in hard copy, the use of the electronic application submission capabilities provided by the OPHS GrantSolutions system or the Grants.gov Web site Portal is encouraged. Information about these systems is available on the OPHS GrantSolutions Web site (https:// www.grantsolutions.gov), the Grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov), or may be requested from the OPHS Office of Grants Management at (240) 453-8822.
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.
Application Form PHS-398 (Rev. May 1995) for Research Grants should be submitted. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR, Part 74, (for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations), and 45 CFR, Part 92, (for State and local governments), must be used for this program. Applications are reviewed and evaluated by a group composed primarily of nonfederal scientists. The review is conducted by a panel of experts in the specific study area proposed. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 74, 45 CFR, Part 92, and OMB Circular No. A-102 (administrative guidelines and standards for states and local governments), and OMB Circular No. A-110 (administrative guidelines and standards for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations).

Award Procedures

All applications and proposals are read by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Adolescent Health. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Grant Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.

Deadlines

Apr 01, 2010 to Jun 01, 2010

Authorization

The statutory authority for awards under this Funding Opportunity Announcement is contained in Division D, Title II of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-117).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. From 3 to 5 months.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewal awards may be approved pending availability of funding, and evidence of satisfactory progress and compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. No matching requirement.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may not exceed 5 years (subject to the availability of funds). Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under the Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an award is made. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Financial status reports are due at the end of each budget period, and a final financial status report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

Progress reports are required for each budget period.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

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.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.

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 records 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

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $100; FY 11 est $100 - (Grants) FY 2010 New program estimate $100 million.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Evidence-based Programs:
$400,000 to $600,000
$600,000 to $1,000,000
$1,000,000 to $1,500,000

Research and Demonstration Program:
$400,000-$600,000
$600,000-$1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8449.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals must contain prevention services requirements specified in the statute. Priority will be given to applicants who: (1) Serve an area (a) where there is a high incidence of adolescent pregnancy, (b) where the incidence of low-income families is high, and (c) where the availability of programs for adolescents as specified in this act is low; (2) show evidence (a) for care services, of ability to deliver wide range of required services on single-site or network basis, or (b) for prevention services, ability to provide services targeted to population; (3) will utilize to maximum extent possible (a) existing programs and facilities, and (b) other sources of funding; (4) can demonstrate community commitment to the project; (5) have involved community in developing the project; (6) will demonstrate replication and innovative programs; and (7) demonstrate the reasonableness of the estimated cost considering the anticipated results.



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