Affordable Care Act (ACA) Prevention Center for Healthy Weight

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation (OPAE) announces the availability of funding for a cooperative agreement in fiscal year (FY) 2010 to support the Prevention Center for Healthy Weight (PC)
to plan, implement and manage a Healthy Weight Collaborative, and to provide technical assistance targeting all HRSA and DHHS grantees participating in the HRSA funded Healthy Weight Collaborative (HWC).

The authority for this program is Title V, Section 501(a)(2) Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.

701) and Section 4002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L.

111-148).

Aligning with Administration and Departmental activities related to Healthy Weight and HRSA s strategic plan, the mission of the HWC is to discover, develop, and disseminate evidence-based community-based and promising clinical interventions to prevent and treat obesity for children and families.

The cooperative agreement awardee will do the following:

• Plan, implement, and manage the HWC;
• Provide technical assistance to HRSA and DHHS grantees to improve approaches to prevent and treat overweight and obesity in their respective communities;
• Improve quality of care to prevent and treat overweight and obesity through understanding of quality improvement concepts, tools, and techniques;
• Support teams participating in the HWC; and
• Demonstrate a commitment to long-term sustainability of the project after the Federal period of support.

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.

Amanda Cash
HRSA/Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
5600 Fishers Lane, 10-49
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-0208.
Website Address

http://www.hrsa.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The cooperative agreement recipient will engage HRSA and DHHS grantees in a variety of activities that will build capacity at the community level to transfer knowledge, skills, and practical approaches to quality management around the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity for children and families.

The targeted audience for this program includes HRSA and DHHS grantees and is inclusive of safety net providers, health departments, community-based organizations, and other constituents and stakeholders in the HRSA and DHHS Program network.

Funds may not be used to support the following: the delivery of health care services, Construction, or Alteration or renovation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 USC 450(b)) is eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See above for additional information.

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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

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

Title V, Section 501(a)(2) Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 701) and Section 4002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 3 months after receipt of applications.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Applicants responding to this announcement may request funding for a project and budget period of up 18 months. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardee s 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

Status Reports:
1) Submit a Financial Report.

A financial report is required within 90 days of the end of each budget period.

It is submitted electronically through the HRSA EHBs.

The report is an accounting of expenditures under the project that year.

More specific information will be included in the award notice.
2) Submit a Progress Report(s).

Further information will be provided in the award notice.
3) Submit a Final Report.
A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.

The final report collects program-specific goals, core performance measurement data, awardee objectives and accomplishments, barriers encountered, and responses to summary questions regarding the awardee s overall experiences over the entire project period.

The final report must be submitted on-line by awardees in the Electronic Handbooks system at https://grants.hrsa.gov/webexternal/home.asp.

Submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System.

The report identifies cash expenditures against the authorized funds for the cooperative agreement.

The FFR Cash Transaction Reports must be filed within 30 days of the end of the quarter.

Failure to submit the report may result in the inability to access award funds.

Go to www.dpm.psc.gov for additional information.

Further information will be provided in the award notice.

A financial report is required within 90 days of the end of each budget period.

It is submitted electronically through the HRSA EHBs.

The report is an accounting of expenditures under the project that year.

More specific information will be included in the award notice.

Further information will be provided in the award notice.

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

Award recipients are required to maintain cooperative agreement accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the final Federal Financial Report. 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

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $5,000,000; FY 11 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

One Cooperative Agreement will be funded for approximately $5,000,000.

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, as applicable.

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. Amanda Cash
HRSA/Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
5600 Fishers Lane, 10-49
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-0208.

Headquarters Office

Amanda Cash 5600 Fishers Lane, 10-49

, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-0208

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Competing applications are reviewed by nonfederal objective review panels for technical merit recommendations. Approval of an application will be based on an analysis of the factors set forth in the application. See Section V - Application Review Information in the funding opportunity announcement.



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