CSELS Partnerships: Enhancing Public Health laboratories

The activities under this cooperative agreement are aligned with the following Healthy People 2020 overarching objectives: Global Health, Environmental Health, Food Safety, Immunizations and Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV, Health Communication and Health Information Technology,
Preparedness, Public Health Infrastructure, and Occupational Safety and Health.

The major objective is to enhance and strengthen the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad.

The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories.

These areas include the following: improving public health laboratory infrastructure, increasing the capacity through workforce development, promoting quality laboratory practices, expanding and improving health security, promoting and supporting informatics, and enhancing communication linkages.

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.

For program technical assistance, contact:
Angela Banks, Senior Project Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MS E56, 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Telephone: 404-498-6461
E-mail: zwv0@cdc.gov

For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact:
Terrian Dixon Grants Management Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
CDC Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road, MS K70
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: 770-488-2774
E-Mail: thd4@cdc.gov.
Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting public health laboratory infrastructure programs, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above.



The purpose of the program is to enhance the work of public health laboratories in the U. S. and abroad.

The program aims to promote quality public health laboratory practice, improve public health laboratory infrastructure, strengthen the public health laboratory system, and to develop a well-trained public health laboratory workforce in the U. S. and globally.

It also aims to ensure laboratory preparedness for emerging infectious diseases or other biologic and chemical public health threats, promote technology transfer to ensure up-to-date technologies for the testing laboratory, and enhance communication linkages between state and local public health laboratories and the clinical laboratory testing community Improvement of public health laboratory infrastructure, state-of-the-art training for the nation"s laboratorians to be prepared in dealing with public health threats, improving laboratory leadership capabilities, enhancing inter-laboratory communications.

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting public health laboratory infrastructure programs, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above.



The purpose of the program is to enhance the work of public health laboratories in the U. S. and abroad.

The program aims to promote quality public health laboratory practice, improve public health laboratory infrastructure, strengthen the public health laboratory system, and to develop a well-trained public health laboratory workforce in the U. S. and globally.

It also aims to ensure laboratory preparedness for emerging infectious diseases or other biologic and chemical public health threats, promote technology transfer to ensure up-to-date technologies for the testing laboratory, and enhance communication linkages between state and local public health laboratories and the clinical laboratory testing community Improvement of public health laboratory infrastructure, state-of-the-art training for the nation"s laboratorians to be prepared in dealing with public health threats, improving laboratory leadership capabilities, enhancing inter-laboratory communications.

This award will be used for direct assistance funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Those that have experience with enhancing and strengthening the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad.

The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Those that have experience with enhancing and strengthening the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad. The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For all other nonprofit grantees, cost will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74 Subpart Q. For-profit organizations" costs are determined in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, 48 CFR 31. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A letter of intent is required for this funding opportunity agreement.

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 5161. Application forms and instructions are available on www.grants.gov and/or the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIM) staff at: 770-488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to you.

Award Procedures

Applications will be evaluated for completeness and responsiveness by the agency program and CDC Procurement and Grants Office(PGO). CDC will not review incomplete and non-responsive applications. After review and approval, a notice of grant award (NoA) will be prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and the NoA will indicate support recommended for the remainder of the project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.

Deadlines

Jul 01, 2014 to Jun 30, 2020: Start Dates: July 1, 2015 End Dates: June 30, 2020.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k)(2), 42 U.S.C 247b(k)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Cooperative agreement project periods are 1 to 5 years. Subject to availability of funds, after initial awards, projects may be renewed non-competitively contingent upon satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports) and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.

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 a 12-month budget period with project periods of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 30 days after the end of each budget period.

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Quarterly expenditure reports required, no more than 30 days after the end of each quarter.

No cash reports are required.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 30 days after the end of each budget period.

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Quarterly expenditure reports required, no more than 30 days after the end of each quarter.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 30 days after the end of each budget period.

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

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Quarterly expenditure reports required, no more than 30 days after the end of each quarter.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine HHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Records

Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine HHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550 - Cooperative Agreement.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 Not Seperately Identifiable; FY 14 est $27,000,000; and FY 15 est $27,000,000 - FY 2016 est 27.5 million, FY 2017 est. 28 million, FY 2018 est. 28.5 million, FY 2019 est. 29 million, FY 2020 est. 29.5 million, total est. 169.5 million.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Subject to avail funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

42 CFR 52; basic grant administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable, 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

See Regional Agency Offices. For program technical assistance, contact:
Angela Banks, Senior Project Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
MS E56, 1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
Telephone: 404-498-6461
E-mail: zwv0@cdc.gov

For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact:
Terrian Dixon Grants Management Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
CDC Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road, MS K70
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: 770-488-2774
E-Mail: thd4@cdc.gov.

Headquarters Office

Angela Banks, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E21, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: zwv0@cdc.gov Phone: (404) 498-6399.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the FOA consists of determination of the scientific and technical merit by objective or peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of DHHS. Refer to the FOA for additional review criteria. The budget is not scored.



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