Child Development and, Surveillance, Research and Prevention

This funding supports State health agencies, universities, and public and private nonprofit organizations in planning, implementing, coordinating, or evaluating programs related to promoting optimal child health and development outcomes of all children by the detection, prevention, and management of

credit: Healthy People 2020
factors that may lead to developmental delays or disorders, or increased morbidity, and by promoting optimal developmental practices within families and other systems that interact with youth.

Programs may include the following activities: (1)conducting epidemiologic research or surveillance in the area of child development, developmental disabilities, children mental health or neurobehavioral disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Tourette syndrome (TS) and related comorbidities; (2)support the improvement of infant and child health and developmental outcomes by establishing resources for both professionals and the public regarding what is known the impact, epidemiology, and interventions for child development, ADHD and TS and related comorbidities;(3) providing a national, State or local platform in the area of child development, developmental disabilities, children s mental health and neurobehavioral disorders prevention that focuses on improving early identification of and intervention for children with ADHD, TS, and other co-occurring conditions, so children and families can receive the services and support they need;(4) conducting etiologic studies of child development, children s mental health, and neurobehavioral disorders such as ADHD and TS using population based approaches to enhance existing research or surveillance programs to better address research questions, monitor changes in prevalence and contributing factors, and inform policy and program activities;(5) employing epidemiological methods to set priorities, build capacity and direct health promotion interventions for persons with or at risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, mental disorders or neurobehavioral disorders; (6) Conduct population based research that describes comorbidities and associated burden of ADHD and TS disseminating data and health information; (7)employing strategies to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in child development and in the identification of ADHD and TS and related comorbid conditions; (8) Fund and support a National Public Health Practice and Resource Center for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; (9) Fund and Support a National Public Health Practice and Resource Center for Tourette Syndrome;(10) Fund and support projects that promote optional child development and health for all children.

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.


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to strengthen, expand, build upon or enhance epidemiologic research, surveillance, health promotion, education, and prevention/intervention activities that contribute to the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Development and Disabilities, Division of Human Development and Disabilities.

Funds may be used to improve and strengthen State and local public health infrastructure by providing technical assistance to other appropriate health agencies organizations, special groups or coalitions.

Funds may be used to support capacity building, program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and surveillance for optimal child health and development outcomes, developmental disabilities, children s mental health, and neurobehavioral disorders including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette syndrome, and other co-occurring conditions.

Projects may include health promotion, education and training, prevention and intervention of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Tourette syndrome.

Funds may also be used to coordinate and the dissemination of prevention information to the general public, target populations, state, and local agencies, and public and private sector organizations in the United States.

Funds may not be used for advocacy initiatives.

Funds May not be used for construction.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

N/A.

Beneficiary Eligibility

In addition to the eligible applicants, other groups who will receive benefits from the program include persons with or at-risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, mental disorders, or neurobehavioral disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette syndrome and the conditions that co-occur with them; family members of persons with or at-risk for developmental delays, developmental disabilities, mental disorders, or neurobehavioral disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Tourette syndrome and the conditions that co-occur with them; minority populations, including Spanish speaking populations, infants, children, youth, adults; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; individual and families; educators, health care professionals, Private nonprofit institution/organizations and others.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

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. OMB Circular A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. To apply for this funding opportunity, use application form PHS389 (OMB number 0925-0001 rev. 5/2001). Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the Grants.gov website. This program is subject to the provisions set forth in 45 CFR 92, for State and Local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.

Award Procedures

After review and approval, a Notice of Award from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) is prepared and signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer (GMO), and mailed to the recipient officer identified in the application, along with appropriate notification to the public. The initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 month) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of the project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.

Cooperative Agreement competitive and single eligibility awards are determined by an internal objective committee review process at CDC. Research project grant competitive awardees are determined by an external peer review. At such times, awards will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the respective Program Announcement, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC. The notice of award will indicate financial support for the first budget year, allocations of Federal funds by budget category, and special conditions if any.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Sections 317 (k) (2) and 317 (c) of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. Sections 247b (k) (2) and 247b-4 as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Project periods are from 1-5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants.gov. Throughout project periods, CDC s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds and evidence of satisfactory progress by recipient as documented in the required reports. If additional support is desired to continue a project beyond the approved project period, an application for competing continuation must be submitted for review in the same manner as a new application. Projects are renewable for periods of 1 to 4 years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for 12-month budget periods within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedures established by the grantee institution with DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cost Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Progress Reports are submitted 90 days after the end of the budget period and covers budget period progress.

Final Progress report which covers the project period is due 90 days after the end of the project period.

Federal Financial Reports (FFR) is required 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Semiannual or annual progress reports are required.

Annual Progress reports and federal Financial Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

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

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities.

A plan of proposed activities is required annually.

The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements.

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Semiannual or annual progress reports are required.

Annual Progress reports and Federal Financial Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

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

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities.

A plan of proposed activities is required annually.

The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

: The National Center for Birth Defects and Development Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objects of collaborative activities.

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

There is a 3-year record retention requirement, records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with the HHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0958-1-1-550.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $1,000,000 - FY2015: $1,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The FY14 range is dependent upon funding availability. Awards amounts may range from $300,000 to 1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ruth Perou 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: rperou@cdc.gov Phone: 404-498-3005

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

In general, applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific and technical merit, with attention given to such areas as (1) the degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and merit of overall application relative to the types of projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation s health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; are reviewed based on evaluation criteria explicit in the respective Program Announcements. Applications must address demonstrated program need, the magnitude of the problem, the management work plan, collaborative associations, and the approach toward setting and meeting overall project objectives and time frames. These future competitive applications would also be evaluated on the capacity of the applicant to demonstrate effective collaborations with other agencies and data sources critical to preventing secondary conditions, identifying and addressing health promotion needs for persons with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Tourette Syndrome (TS), denoting the capacity of the project to address minority and low income populations, Spanish speaking populations, co-occurring conditions, and offering sound proposals that reflect the understanding of the epidemiologic and surveillance research.



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