ARRA Prevention and Wellness Leveraging National Organizations

•Providing resources and promoting prevention efforts to ARRA Communities Putting Prevention to Work funded communities through the national organizations systems and networks.


•Sustaining
community prevention efforts beyond Recovery Act CPPW funding;
•Supporting a National Prevention Media Initiative through co-branding and augmenting HHS-developed media campaigns in communities.


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.

Ms. Julie Moreno
Office of Public Health and Science
200 Independence Avenue 701-H
Washington, DC 20201
202-401-9581
Julie.Moreno@hhs.gov.


Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to support reasonable program purposes including staffing, travel, supplies, and services.

Grant funds may not be used for: Building alterations or renovations; Construction; Fund-raising activities; Job training; Political education and lobbying; Vocational rehabilitation.

Grant funds may not be used for: Building alterations or renovations; Construction; Fund-raising activities; Job training; Political education and lobbying; Vocational rehabilitation.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Must have an established (two years or longer) national outreach infrastructure with an existing focus on population based approaches such as policy, systems, and environmental change in the areas of tobacco, obesity, nutrition, and/or physical activity.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Public and Privte Non-Profit Institutions
U.S. Citizen (all ages).

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. 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. To receive consideration, applications must be received by the Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) c/o Grant Application Center, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22209, no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Applications that are electronically submitted through www.Grants.gov or www.GrantSolutions.Gov will be accepted until 11:00 P.M. Eastern Time on this date. Applications will not be accepted by fax, nor will the submission deadline be extended. The application due date requirement specified in the announcement supersedes the instructions in the OPHS-1. Applications which do not meet the deadline will be returned to the applicant unread

Award Procedures

Applications will be reviewed by a pier objective review panel. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Director of the Office makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Grant Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

This program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k) 2) and 42 U.S.C. 300k-1, 300 sec.1701 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended., Section 1701, 42 U.S.C 300k-1, 300.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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

24 months from start date of grant award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under the Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an award is made.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Financial status reports are due at the end of each budget period, and a final status report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

Quarterly Progress reports are required and a final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the 2 year project period.

Cash disbursement reports are due prior to receipt of funds or within designated time frame.

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.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their designated authorized officials shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, sub-grantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 09 $0; FY 10 est $10,000,000; FY 11 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$0-$1.2M per award; total available $10Million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

The Notice of Grant Award will contain and reference applicable regulations.
Information on HHS Grants Policy Statement and 45 CFR Part 74 can be found here: http://www.hhs.gov/asrt/og/aboutog/grantsnet.html
Information on ARRA terms and conditions can be found here: http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/grantscontracts/recoverytermsconditions.html

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Ms. Julie Moreno
Office of Public Health and Science
200 Independence Avenue 701-H
Washington, DC 20201
202-401-9581
Julie.Moreno@hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West Tower Building Suite 550
1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: 2404538822 Fax: 2404538823

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
WORK PLAN (30 points)
ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY AND STRUCTURE (20 POINTS)
STAFFING AND MANAGEMANT PLAN (15 POINTS)
PROGRAM REPORTING REQUIREMENTS & EVALUATION PLAN (15 POINTS)
SUSTAINABILITY (10 POINTS)
BUDGET (SF 424A) AND BUDGET NARRATIVE (10 POINTS).



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