PPHF2013: State Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Programs financed in part by 2013 PPHF

To assist State and local health authorities and other health related organizations in controlling communicable diseases, chronic diseases and disorders, and other preventable health conditions.

Investigations and evaluation of all methods of controlling or preventing disease and disability are
carried out by providing epidemic aid, surveillance, technical assistance, consultation, and program support; and by providing leadership and coordination of joint national, State, and local efforts.

Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program is to improve healthful eating and physical activity to prevent and control obesity and other chronic diseases by building and sustaining statewide capacity, and implementing population based strategies and interventions.

ACA funding: Policy Education -- To ensure public policy leaders have the tools and knowledge to support improvements in the public health infrastructure so that the public health system is prepared to respond to both acute and chronic threats relating to the Nation"s health.


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

To support capacity building, program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and surveillance for current and emerging chronic disease conditions related to preventing obesity and other chronic diseases..

To achieve the program goals of increasing health related physical activity through population based approaches; improve those aspects of dietary quality most related to population burden of chronic disease and unhealthy child development and decreasing prevalence of obesity through prevention of excess weight gain and maintenance of healthy weight loss.



Eligibility is limited to state health departments and the District of Columbia because they are uniquely qualified to develop and implement statewide surveillance systems to define and monitor nutrition and physical activity risk factors and the burden of obesity and other chronic diseases throughout the state, to develop and implement a comprehensive statewide nutrition, physical activity, and obesity plan (state plan), to provide overall state coordination of nutrition and physical activity promotion and obesity control activities among partners, to direct and oversee statewide interventions within overarching state policies, and to monitor critical aspects of obesity and the evaluation of the state plan.

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.

No part of any appropriated funds used under this cooperative agreement shall be used other than for normal and recognized executive legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television, or video presentation designed to support or defeat legislation pending or proposed before the Congress or any State or local legislature, including city councils or ballot initiatives except in presentation to the Congress or any State or local legislature, including city councils, tself.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to state health departments because they are uniquely qualified to develop and implement statewide surveillance systems to define and monitor nutrition and physical activity risk factors and the burden of obesity and other chronic diseases throughout the state, to develop and implement a comprehensive statewide nutrition, physical activity, and obesity plan (state plan), to provide overall state coordination of nutrition and physical activity promotion and obesity control activities among partners, to direct and oversee statewide interventions within overarching state policies, and to monitor critical aspects of obesity and the evaluation of the state plan.

ACA funding: Conduct policy education aimed at strengthening public health infrastructure and performance including: 1) training/education about health reform as it relates to improvement of public health infrastructure investments; 2) networking between jurisdictions to ensure peer support and intra-jurisdictional learning about the role of public health in health reform; and 3) technical assistance in policy development that supports public health goals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

States, political subdivisions of States, local health authorities, and individuals or organizations with specialized health interests will benefit. Colleges, universities, private non-profit and public nonprofit domestic organizations, research institutions, faith-based organizations, and managed care organizations for some specific programs such as Diabetes.

Credentials/Documentation

For other grantees, costs will be determined by HHS regulations 45 CFR 74, Subpart Q. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. 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

After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public, initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. However, applicants are encouraged to call CDC for programmatic technical assistance prior to the development and submission of their assistance application.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act , Title 42, Section 243, 247b(k)(2); and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k) 2311, section 4201
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Section 241, 243, 247b(k)(2) and 301; and Title IV Section 4002 Public Health and Prevention Fund.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 90 to 120 days. If additional support is desired to continue a project beyond the approved project period, an application for competing continuation must be submitted for review in the same manner as a new application. Projects are renewable for periods of 1 to 3 years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching Requirements: Cost sharing is recommended from non-Federal sources in an amount not less than $1 for each $4 of Federal funds awarded.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for a 12-month budget period within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedure established by the grantee institution with DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cost Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Notice of Award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Interim reporting requirements may be delineated in the FOA.

Progress reports are required annually.

Interim reporting requirements may be delineated in the FOA.

Financial status reports are required annually.

Progress reports are required annually.

Upon completion of the project, performance reports are required.

Interim reporting requirements may be delineated in the FOA.

Financial status and progress reports are required annually.

Upon completion of the project, final financial status and performance reports are required.

Upon completion of the project, final financial status reports are required.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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 addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $17,386,884; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published in the application kit and identified on the notices of award. PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 94-50,000 (Revised) April l, 1994. Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 72.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Linda Barnes 4770Buford Hwy, NE, NCCDPHP, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: lbarnes@cdc.gov Phone: 404-867-9697

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research and demonstration projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation"s health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, boards of education and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed. Additional criteria will be listed in individual funding opportunity announcements.



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