Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Special Interest

This RFA will provide supplemental funding to Prevention Research Centers, to design, test, and disseminate effective prevention research strategies in chronic disease prevention and control in the areas of: Access to Health Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Environmental Health, Health-Related
Quality of Life and Well-Being, Nutrition and Weight Status, Physical Activity, Social Determinates of Health, Tobacco Use, and others.

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits cooperative agreement applications from applicant organizations that propose to (1) focus on the major causes of death and disability, with an emphasis on underserved and vulnerable populations (2) improve public health practice through community-based participatory research, and (3) design, test, disseminate, or translate effective public health programs at the state and community level.

Specific objectives are to:

• Evaluate the effectiveness of Community Health Workers (CHW s) in improving client outcomes such as adherence, compliance, health behaviors, and other health metrics.
• Strengthen local evaluation capacity of Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) communities across the United States.
• Use reviews from the Community Guide to propose research questions for one or more priority gaps to build the evidence base for community actions that primarily address interventions in nutrition, obesity, physical activity, and tobacco use.

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

SIP project funds may be used for cost associated with planning, data collection, organizing, and the implementation of program elements related to the objectives identified in 050 above.

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual.

Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.

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 to apply for funding.

Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.



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 to apply for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Only applicants who have applied for and have been selected as Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement DP-09-001 are eligible to compete for Special Interest Projects (SIPS) supplemental funding.

Competition is limited to Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement PA DP-09-001 because they are uniquely positioned to perform, oversee, and coordinate community-based participatory research that promotes the field of prevention research due to their established relationships with community partners.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must have applied for and been selected as Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement DP-09-001. Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the proposed 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

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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Application Procedure: Applicants must download application forms from www.Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.Grants.gov. HHS/CDC grants policies as described in the HHS Grants Policy Statement will apply to the applications submitted and awards made in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIMS) staff. For this, or further assistance, contact PGO-TIMS: Telephone (770) 488-2700, Email: PGOTIM@cdc.gov.

Award Procedures

Applications that are complete and responsive will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit. CDC will not review incomplete and non-responsive applications. Applications that are complete and responsive will undergo a peer review process, receive a written critique and be scored according to the published review criteria. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NGA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NGA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer. The award will provide funds for the budget period of 12 months and the NGA will indicate allocation of Federal funds by budget categories and special conditions, if any. The project period for this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is 12 months.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Executive Order This program is authorized under Section 4002 of the ACA, Prevention and Public Health Fund, Section 1706 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300u-5, and Section 317(k)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. None.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

No renewals; the project period is 12 months.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

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

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project period is 12 months with one budget period of 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final progress report are required.

The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final progress report are required.

The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.

An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final progress report are required.

The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.

No performance monitoring is 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. 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

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 $9,800,000; FY 12 $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 per award for an average award of $445,450.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92 at http://www.hhs.gov/opa/grants/toolsdocs/45cfr92.html.
HHS/CDC grants policies as described in the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Joyner Sims University Office Park
Davidson Building, Room 1093
2858 Woodcock Blvd., Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: jsims2@cdc.gov Phone: 7704883043 Fax: 770-488-8046

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

CDC will complete a review to evaluate responsive applications according to criteria provided in Section V of the Application Review Information of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Applicants will be notified of the evaluation results.



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