ARRA Preventive Medicine Residency Program

To promote the post-graduate education of physicians in preventive medicine and public health as funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).



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.

Elsie Quinones, Acting Chief, Geriatrics and Public Health Branch, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-36, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: 301-443-5244 and Email: equinones@hrsa.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: In FY 07, 5 competing awards were made. Five continuation awards were made in FY08. Fiscal Year 2009: To be determined. Fiscal Year 2010: To be determined.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are intended to assist in meeting the costs of planning and developing new preventive medicine programs; maintaining or improving existing residency training programs in preventive medicine; and providing financial assistance to residents enrolled in such programs.

Grants may not be used for construction or for the provision of direct patient services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public nonprofit institution/organization (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Health/Medical.

Other public institution/organization: Health/Medical

Beneficiary Eligibility

Health Professional; Education Professional

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. HRSA is requiring applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All applicants must submit in this manner unless the applicant is granted a written exemption from this requirement in advance by the Director of HRSA s Division of Grants Policy. Grantees must request an exemption in writing from DGPClearances@hrsa.gov, and provide details as to why they are technologically unable to submit electronically though the Grants.gov portal.

Applications are generally solicited by a program announcement in the HRSA Preview. Applications and required forms for this program can be obtained at HRSAGAC@hrsa.gov or by visiting www.hrsa.gov/grant. Application information may also be found by visiting www.grants.gov. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee which will make funding recommendations to the Associate Administrator for the Bureau of Health Professions. The Associate Administrator has the authority to make final selections for awards.

Award Procedures

Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Grant Award issued from the Headquarters Office.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) , Public Law 111-5.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Competitive continuation applications may be submitted during the final budget period of the approved project period. Applications must be submitted in accordance with instructions and deadlines for competitive applications.

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

Funding is available for up to 2 years. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Notice of Grant Award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act." Additionally, a Uniform Summary Progress Report must be submitted for a second or subsequent budget period within the approved project period.

A final progress report and final financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act." Additionally, a Uniform Summary Progress Report must be submitted for a second or subsequent budget period within the approved project period.

A final progress report and final financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act." Additionally, a Uniform Summary Progress Annual Financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of each budget period.

A final progress report and final financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after the end of the project period.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act." Additionally, a Uniform Summary Progress Report must be submitted for a second or subsequent budget period within the approved project period.

Annual Financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of each budget period.

A final progress report and final financial status report must be submitted within 90 days after 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. 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 receive 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

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record 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

75-0351-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 08 $1,198,894; FY 09 est $1,198,894; FY 10 est $1,198,894 - Estimated ARRA Funding for FY 09 and FY 10 $4 million.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$211,825 to $250,000; $236,735 average.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Elsie Quinones, Acting Chief, Geriatrics and Public Health Branch, Division of Diversity and Interdisciplinary Education, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9-36, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301-443-5244 and Email: equinones@hrsa.gov.

Headquarters Office

Rick Goodman 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11A-16, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-2728

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Competing applications are reviewed by consultants for technical merit recommendations based on the potential effectiveness of the proposed project in carrying out the training purposes of section 768 of the PHS Act. Approval of any application will be based on an analysis of the following factors: PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - purpose, need and rationale, project plan, project management, fiscal plan, trainee diversity, and project effectiveness. For applicants who are currently funded grantees or applicants who are not currently funded, but have received funding within the previous four years, reviewers will examine the progress report summary to determine the current or prior project"s: impact on preventive medicine education both locally and nationally; ability to carry out grant-specific objectives and BHPr performance objectives; and dissemination activities.



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