Public Health Preparedness and Response Science, Research, and Practice

The overall goal of this program is to conduct research and related public health preparedness and response (PHPR) program activities to build the scientific evidence base for public health preparedness, response, and recovery (PHPRR).

Scientific research that addresses PHPR program priorities
supports agency efforts to improve and enhance the nation s health security.

This program is intended to support this research, dissemination of research findings and products, translation of new science-based evidence to practice in the public health preparedness and response system, and the evaluation of effective application of science for improved practice as well as other programs, projects, or activities to advance preparedness science.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds will be used to support public health preparedness and response science and research that may include; 1) conduct of applied interdisciplinary public health research designed to examine and strengthen the practices, functions, structure, capabilities, and/or performance of organizations involved in preparing for and responding to any and all potential public health threats and hazards; 2) develop, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies for disseminating and translating research findings, products, and knowledge for improving PHPRR systems, practices, and functions; 3) develop and execute proposals to implement evidence-based PHPRR practice interventions in conjunction with evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of the intervention; 4) rapid response research that will inform ongoing response to and recovery from any disaster or public health emergency.



Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable public health preparedness, response, and recovery research, evaluation, dissemination, and translation activities, and program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual arrangements with practice partners, research partners, or consultants.

• Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
• Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.


• Funds may not be used for construction or renovation of buildings.
• The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants may include public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and governments and their agencies, such as: public nonprofit organizations private nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Indian tribes, Indian tribal organizations, 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

Eligible beneficiaries may include public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and governments and their agencies, such as: public nonprofit organizations private nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Indian tribes, Indian tribal organizations, 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).

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any proof of certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures (where applicable) and provide a budget justification of funds requested. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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. Funding Opportunity Announcements for this program are posted on www.Grants.gov, the official federal agency wide e-grant Web site. Application forms and instructions specific to each announcement are posted at that site. Organizations must submit applications via Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/), the online portal to find and apply for grants across all Federal agencies. Applications must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System number as the universal identifier when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements. The D&B number can be obtained by calling (866) 705-5711 or through the web site at http://www.dnb.com/us/.

Award Procedures

After review and approval of an application, as outlined in the FOA, successful applicants will receive a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NGA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NGA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 247b, Section 317(k)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods, as outlined in the FOA. Throughout the project period, CDC"s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government, and any other specific considerations noted in the FOA.

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

Financial assistance is provided for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods, subject to availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Equipment inventory (three months after end of project); invention statement (annual) and reprints and copies of resulting publications.

Federal Financial Report cash transaction reports (FFR SF-425) must be filed in the Payment Management System (PMS) within 30 days of the end of each quarter.

Interim progress report (annual), annual progress report, and final performance report (three months after end of project).

Financial status reports (annual), no later than 90 days after the end of each specified period.

Site visits performed as needed/required.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Bi-Annual and Annual.

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. None.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $3,685,000; and FY 15 est $3,685,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No data available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Van A. King 1600 Clifton Road
MS D-29
, Atlanta , Georgia 30029-4018 Email: vbk5@cdc.gov Phone: 4046395276

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention being given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as the significance for and relevance to preparedness practice, innovation, generalizability, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research, evaluations, demonstrations, assessments, and special projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed activities; (3) feasibility and likelihood of producing meaningful results from the activities proposed, analytic approach, and evaluation procedures; (4) overall match between the proposed programs and the nation"s health security priorities and needs; and (5) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.



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