Affordable Care Act National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program-Network Implementation

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a nationwide tracking network to obtain integrated health and environmental data and use it to provide information in support of actions that improve the health of communities.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2010: National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program; Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-EH09-907.

Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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

This program provides funding to the states to establish their tracking network.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Consistent with appropriation legislative history which began the Tracking initiative in FY 2002, states and local government health departments or their Bona Fide Agents.

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. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Pre-application coordination is not required.

This program is eligible for coverage under Executive Order 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.".

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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. It is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments. The standard application forms must be used for this program.

Applicants must register their organizations through www.Grants.gov, the official agency-wide E-grant website, at least 30 days prior to submitting their applications. Registration information is located on the "Get Registered" screen of www.Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.Grants.gov . Electronic applications will be considered as having met the deadline if the application has been successfully made available to CDC for processing from Grants.gov on the deadline date. The application package can be downloaded from www.Grants.gov. Applicants can complete the application package off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov Web site. The applicant must submit all application attachments using a PDF file format when submitting via Grants.gov. Directions for creating PDF files can be found on the Grants.gov Web site. Use of file formats other than PDF may result in the file being unreadable by staff.

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 CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, CDC.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k)(2)(42 U.S.C. 247b), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), section 4002(42 U.S.C. 300u-11).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 3 years with 12-month budget periods.

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

Project period is for 3 years with 12-month budget periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Terms are with in the Notice of Award which is a binding agreement between the grantee and the funding agency and comes from the Procurement and Grants Office.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Semi-annual and annual progress reports are required.

Final Financial Status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Site visits to ensure program integrity may also be conducted by CDC.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Semi-annual and annual progress reports are required.

Final Financial Status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Site visits to ensure program integrity may also be conducted by CDC.

Semi-annual and annual progress reports are required.

Final Financial Status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Site visits to ensure program integrity may also be conducted by CDC.

Semi-annual and annual progress reports are required.

Final Financial Status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Site visits to ensure program integrity may also be conducted by CDC.

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. An organization that expends $500,000 or more in a year in Federal Awards shall have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133, Audit of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

Records

Records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $9,600,000; FY 12 $9,600,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Approximate Average Award is $700,000. This amount is for the first 12-month budget period, and includes both direct and indirect costs. Floor of Individual Award Range is $ 500,000. Ceiling of Individual Award Range is $900,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

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

Criteria for selection of applicants are listed in the funding opportunity announcement.



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