ARRA - Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Pediatric Research Network Program

As funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), to carry out special maternal and child health (MCH) projects of regional and national significance; to conduct training and research; to conduct genetic disease testing, counseling, and information development and dissemination
programs; for grants relating to hemophilia without regard to age; and for the screening of newborns for sickle cell anemia, and other genetic disorders and to support comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic and treatment centers.


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.

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.
Website Address

http://www.hrsa.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Training grants are made to institutions of higher learning for training personnel for health care and related services for mothers and children.

Research grants are for the purpose of research activities which show promise of a substantial contribution to the advancement of maternal and child health services.

Genetic grants are for genetic disease testing, counseling and information development and dissemination.

Hemophilia grants are for the support of centers which provide hemophilia diagnostic and treatment services.

Other special project grants are designed to support activities of a demonstration nature which are designed to improve services for mothers and children.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

As funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), to carry out special maternal and child health (MCH) projects of regional and national significance.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For research grants: public or private nonprofit agencies and organizations engaged in research in MCH or CSHCN programs.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 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.

Award Procedures

All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

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

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Annual basis.

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

Awards are made on an annual basis for the duration of the grant period, and payments are made through an Electronic Transfer System or Cash Demand System. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

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.

Annual program reports, annual program service reports and special reports as required.

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.

Annual program reports, annual program service reports and special reports as required.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

Annual financial status reports, annual program service reports and special reports as required.

All projects funded with ARRA funds are subject to special quarterly reporting requirements as outlined in Section 1512 of the Recovery Act.

Annual program reports, annual financial status reports, annual program service reports and special reports as required.

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

Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award 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 09 $0; FY 10 est $3,500,000; FY 11 est $0 - ARRA funding for FY2010 only.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

3,500,000.

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.

HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. 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.

Headquarters Office

Stella Yu, Sc.D, MPH Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 18A- -55, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: syu@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443- 2207

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

General criteria are described in Program Regulations 45 CFR 51, and specific criteria are included in the program guidance materials provided with application kits. Contact Central Office for details.



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