The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Affordable Care Act) authorizes Community Tr

Community Transformation Grants - To reduce death and disability from the five leading causes of death through the prevention and control these conditions and their risk factors.

Recipients will select from a menu of interventions across the health and wellness spectrum, each of which can prevent
or control chronic conditions.

Each recipient will choose interventions that will help to achieve health equity, eliminate disparities, and improve the health of all groups.

More specific goals within these broad goal areas will be provided in funding announcements


National Dissemenation and Support for Community Transformation Grants - TTo support the efforts of the CTG program by funding national non-governmental organizations with a network of community based organizations.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Both programs - Funds may be used to support intensive approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section "0.50" above.

The use of and use restrictions are as follows:
• Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease.
• Recipients may not use funds for research.
• Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
• Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
• The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

The use of and use restrictions are as follows:
• Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease.
• Recipients may not use funds for research.
• Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
• Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
• The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by State or local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).

Eligible applicants also include public and private nonprofit organizations, for profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Indian tribes, and Indian tribal organizations.

Additional guidance may be provided in individual program announcements.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification for funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Executive Order 12372 may apply to the Community Transformation Grants, but does not applo to the National Dissemenation Support for Community Transformation Grants.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

Applicable to both programs - An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. 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

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

Authorization

This program is authorized under section 301(a) and 317(k)
(2) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k) 2311, sec 4201.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Both programs will be subject to satisfactory performance as documented through semi-annual progress reports, Project Officer oversight documentation and availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Community Transformation Grants are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods.
Natioonal Dissemenation and Support for Community Transformation Grants are for 1-4 years with 12 month budget periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Notice of Award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Applicable to both programs - Annual and semiannual progress reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Applicable to both programs - Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Applicable to both programs - Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a budget period.

Programmatic performatnc monitoring is a requirement of these cooprative agreements.

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

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42 requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0094-3-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $107,600,000; FY 12 Estimate Not Available - Community Transformation Grants $102,600,000 and
National Dissementation and Support for Community Transformation Grants $5,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Community Transformation Grants Expected: $50,000 - $500,000
National Dissementation and Support for Community Transformation Grants Expected - $350,000 - 3,500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92 and 74

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

John R. Lehnherr, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop K40 , Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: jrl5@cdc.gov Phone: (770) 488-5402 Fax: (770) 488-5971.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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