Foreign Public Health Construction

PHSA Section 307(b)(10) authorizes the award of grants or cooperative agreements to public or nonprofit private institutions or agencies in foreign countries to acquire, lease, construct, alter, or renovate facilities in their country in furtherance of activities authorized under Public Health Service
Act Section 307(a), which includes: (1) biomedical research, health care technology, and the health services research and statistical analysis authorized under 42 U.S.C.

Section 242k and 42 U.S.C.

Subchapter VII; and (2) biomedical research, health care services, health care research, or other related activities in furtherance of the activities, objectives or goals authorized under the Tom Lantos and Henry J.

Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008, 22 U.S.C.

7601.

Awards are limited to real property projects, and can not include any other CDC assistance program activities.


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



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Support for Construction Projects, Modernization Projects, and Minor Alteration and Renovation Projects only.

Construction Projects include construction of a new building of any dollar value, alteration and renovation of any dollar value that changes the footprint of an existing building, acquisition of an existing building of any dollar value, and permanently-installed trailers and modular units.

Modernization Projects are limited to alteration and renovation that does not change the footprint of an existing building, and is limited to a single project in excess of $500,000 or an aggregate of multiple projects for a single facility that total in excess of $500,000.

Minor Alteration and Renovation Projects are limited to alteration and renovation that does not change the footprint of an existing building, and is limited to a single project of $500,000 or less or an aggregate of multiple projects for a single facility that total $500,000 or less.

All projects are subject to requirements for recipient responsibilities, project manager duties, property title and insurance, project signage, fixed equipment, budget, international use of funds, construction assurance statement, and public policy.

Prior approval of individual project design and specifications, contracts, and phases is required.

Funding is accompanied by a liability disclaimer.

Technical assistance may be provided.

Construction and Modernization Projects are subject to additional requirements for notice of federal interest, leased facilities, mortgages, construction insurance, allowable costs, completion, post-completion facility usage, property disposal, and real property status reporting.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

An eligible applicant must: (1) Be a public or nonprofit private institution or agency in a foreign country; and (2) Be located in the same foreign country as the Project.

An eligible project must: (1) Be located in the same foreign country as the Recipient; (2) Be limited to approved Construction, Modernization, and Minor Alteration and Renovation activities; and (3) Result upon completion is a facility that is for use by recipient personnel only, and not for use by any U.S.

Government personnel; and (4) Fulfill a purpose of Public Health Service Act Section 307(a).

Sub-recipients are not authorized.

Beneficiary Eligibility

An eligible applicant must: (1) Be a public or nonprofit private institution or agency in a foreign country; and (2) Be located in the same foreign country as the Project. An eligible project must: (1) Be located in the same foreign country as the Recipient; (2) Be limited to approved Construction, Modernization, and Minor Alteration and Renovation activities; and (3) Result upon completion is a facility that is for use by recipient personnel only, and not for use by any U.S. Government personnel; and (4) Fulfill a purpose of Public Health Service Act Section 307(a). Sub-recipients are not authorized.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must download application forms from www.Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.Grants.gov. Applicants that do not have access to the Internet or have difficulty accessing the forms on-line should contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office, Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIMS), Telephone (770)488-2700, Email: PGOTIM@cdc.gov.

Applicants must be responsive to the specific requirements in the funding opportunity announcement. Application forms available at www.Grants.gov include the SF 424 (Application for Federal Assistance); the SF 424-C (Budget Information - Construction Programs); the SF 424-D (Assurances - Construction Programs); the GG Lobbing Form (Certification Regarding Lobbying for applications over $100,000); the SF-LLL Disclosure of Lobbing Activities (for applications over $100,000, if required); the Project Narrative Attachment; and the Budget Narrative Attachment. OMB Circular No. A-102 does not apply.

Award Procedures

Applications that are complete and responsive will be evaluated for technical merit and receive support. CDC will not review incomplete or non-responsive applications. Applications that are complete and responsive will undergo an objective review process, receive a written critique, and be scored according to the published review criteria. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act (PHSA), Section 307(b)(10), 42 U.S.C. 242l, as amended., Title PHS, Section 307b10.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Applications are due by the date established in the funding opportunity announcement.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirement.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Individual projects will be incrementally funded in phases with lump sum awards. The initial project period will not exceed five years. Payments are made on an advance or reimbursement basis, as specified in the award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are required as part of the review and approval process for individual project phases.

For completed Construction and Modernization Projects, an annual Real Property Status Report is required for the duration of federal interest in the project.

Financial Status Reports on expenditures for each budget period and for the overall project period are required.

A quarterly Cash Transaction Report is required.

A quarterly Cash Transaction Report is required.

As noted in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. In accordance with HHS policy, foreign recipients are subject to the same audit requirement as commercial organizations specified in 45 CFR 74.26(d).

Records

Record retention and access requirements for records are specified in 45 CFR 74.53.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $2,000,000; FY 11 est $200,000,000 - FY10 - $2,000,000 Est. to fund one award (Haiti); FY11 - $200,000,000 Est. for
multiple awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

New program with no awards to date.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 74. HHS Grants Policy Statement (http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/hhspolicy.htm).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Nick Farrell, 1600 Clifton Rd NE (Mailstop D69), Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: NFarrell@cdc.gov Phone: (404) 639-7866.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based on the criteria cited in the funding opportunity announcements.



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