Affordable Care Act Program for Early Detection of Certain Medical Conditions Related to Environment


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.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

This program provides screening, health education, and outreach services for residents of a geographic area subject to declared public health emergencies under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility as defined by the authorizing legislation.
• A hospital or community health center.
• A Federally qualified health center.
• A facility of the Indian Health Service.
• A National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
• An agency of any State or local government.
• A nonprofit organization.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Eligibility as defined by the authorizing legislation.
• A hospital or community health center.
• A Federally qualified health center.
• A facility of the Indian Health Service.
• A National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center.
• An agency of any State or local government.
• A nonprofit organization.

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, Institutions of Higher Education, Other non-profits and Community Organizations and Hospitals also 45 CFR part 92, State, Local and Tribal Governments. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

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

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 ATSDR. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), acting as agent for ATSDR.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 10323(b) amends Title XX of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397 et seq.) to establish a "Program for Early Detection of Certain Medical Conditions Related to Environmental Health Hazards." (Section 2009 of the Social Security Act, as amended)(42 U.S.C.1397h). Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), section 10323 (b) (Section 2009 of the Social Security Act, as amended)(42 U.S.C. 1397h).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 90 to 120 days. Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12 month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acting as agent for ATSDR. Telephone: (770) 488-2700.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

May be requested on a quarterly basis.

May be requested on a quarterly basis.

May be requested on a quarterly basis.

May be requested on a quarterly basis.

May be requested on a quarterly basis.

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

Detailed and accurate records of travel expenditures, personnel hours and all other costs will be retained for ten years in accordance with HHS "Superfund Financial Management and Recordkeeping Guidance for Federal Agencies." Such documents may be required to provide the basis of cost recovery actions or other litigation. Additionally, this documentation must be available for audit or verification upon the request of the Inspector General. 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 10 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

75-0944-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 09 $0; FY 10 $0; FY 11 $3,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Expected: $2,000,000 - 3,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 74 and 45 CFR Part 92.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Caroline Gardner, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS F61, Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717 Email: ctg8@cdc.gov Phone: (770) 488-0572.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Additional criteria will be listed in individual funding opportunity announcements.



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