Capacity Building Assistance to Strengthen Public Health Immunization Infrastructure and Performance

This program will improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and/or quality of immunization practices by strengthening the immunization information technology infrastructure, building capacity for public health department insurance billing, and expanding immunization delivery partnerships so that more children,

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adolescents, and adults are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.

The specific objectives may include but are not limited to:
1.

Develop strategic plans for billing for immunization services in health department clinics;
2.

Enhance interoperability between electronic health records (EHRs) and Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and reception of HL7 standard messages in IIS;
3.

Develop a vaccine ordering module in an immunization information system that interfaces with CDC s VTrckS vaccine ordering and management system;
4.

Vaccine barcode improvement to improve the system functions to capture data from 2-D barcodes on vaccine vials and syringes as well as improve data capture from the Vaccine Information Statements;
5.

Improve vaccine management, storage and handling at provider and grantee level;
6.

Use immunization information systems to improve adolescent vaccination coverage;
7.

Conduct hepatitis B vaccination pilot to reduce the incidence of acute hepatitis B infection among adults through targeted hepatitis B vaccination of adults who present for medical care in high risk settings or who have behaviors that increase their risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection;
8.

Conduct school vaccination assessment evaluation to implement substantial improvements in the quality of kindergarten coverage and exemption data collected at state and local levels while building state and local area capacity;
9.

Use immunization information systems to conduct small area analysis of vaccination coverage.

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.


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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting immunization programs directed toward vaccine-preventable diseases, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above and through CDC allowable and unallowable expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to the current 64 CDC Immunization Program grantees and some program areas have more specific criteria.

Private individuals; private, nonprofit agencies; and Indian tribes are not eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any U.S. state, political subdivision and U.S. territories (as described above), and other public entities will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 225 (OMB Circular No. A-87) for state and local governments. 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 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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for non-profit, non-governmental organizations. Applicants must download supplemental application forms from www.Grants.gov. Supplemental applications must be submitted electronically at www.Grants.gov.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms online, 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.

HHS/CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: TTY 770-488-2783.

Award Procedures

All applications that are complete and responsive to competitive supplemental grant and cooperative agreement announcements will undergo an objective review process, receive a written critique and be scored according to published review criteria. 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 CDC Grants Management Officer.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

This program is authorized under Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sections 247b), as amended; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), Title IV, Sections 4002, (Prevention and Public Health Fund) for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs. This program is funded in part by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF-2012).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement and are subject to the availability of funds under Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act or under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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

Financial assistance is available for a 12-month budget period and 24-month project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding opportunity announcement.

Funded applicants must provide a Monthly Progress Report within 30 days after the award and monthly thereafter.

An Annual Progress Report is due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Final Progress Report are due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

No expenditure reports are required.

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 the 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 audits requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Records must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and General Accounting Office (GAO). The grantee is to also ensure that the sub-recipients receiving CDC funds also meet these requirements (if total Federal grant or grants funds received exceed $500,000). The grantee should include this requirement in all sub-recipient contracts.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the program 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $34,206,585; FY 13 Estimate Not Available; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available - No funds are planned for current fiscal year 2013. Future year funding is subject to the availability of funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $25,000 to $900,000 with an average of approximately $300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 55b. Guidelines are available for 45 CFR 92 and HHS Grants Policy statement at http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/hhspolicy.htm.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Aaron Borrelli 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS A-19, Atlanta, Georgia 30033 Email: aborrelli@cdc.gov Phone: 4046398715

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified if the application did not meet submission requirements.

CDC will conduct a review to evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in Section V. Application Review Information within the individual funding announcement. Applicants will be notified if their application did not meet program requirements.



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