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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The use of these funds is to support state and Resource Center efforts to deploy evidence-based self-management education programs that empower older and/or disabled adults with chronic conditions to maintain and improve their health.
State grant funds may be used to 1) implement or continue evidence-based CDSME programs, and 2) develop an integrated, sustainable service system that can be used to systematically deliver evidence-based CDSME programs, including an effective State-level aging and public health leadership, partnerships to embed CDSME programs into ongoing delivery systems, a delivery infrastructure/ capacity to provide programs throughout the State, centralized or coordinated processes for recruitment, intake, referral, registration/ enrollment, a quality assurance program and ongoing data systems and procedures, and business planning and financial sustainability activities.
Funds may also be used for travel at a national grantee meeting and to meet all training, licensing, fees or other requirements, associated with the selected CDSME program to ensure compliance with all the requirements stipulated by the authorizing entity.
The following activities are not fundable: Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings, Basic research (e.g.
scientific or medical experiments), Continuation of existing projects without expansion, and Pre-award costs.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Eligible applicants for the state cooperative agreements included State Units on Aging and State Public Health departments in all U.S.
states and territories; however, priority consideration was given to:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢The State Units on Aging and State Public Health departments within the 48 U.S.
states and territories that previously received and successfully completed either an AoA Evidence-Based Disease and Disability Prevention Grant or a Recovery Act Communities Putting Prevention to Work CDSMP grant.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Among the 47 Recovery Act CDSMP grantees, agencies that successfully reached their CDSMP completer target goal by 3/30/12.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Agencies that have made substantial progress towards developing sustainable financing strategies to continue to offer CDSME programs beyond the grant period.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢Eligible applicants for the National Resource Center are public or private non-profit organizations with substantial demonstrated successful experience and expertise in providing leadership at the national level to state units on aging, state public health departments, area agencies on aging, and other local aging, disability, public health and community-based organizations related to the implementation and sustaining of chronic disease self-management education programs and other evidence-based programs targeted to older adults and adults with disabilities.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢The technical assistance expert must have the following minimum qualifications: be a certified/registered health care practitioner (e.g., M.D., R.N, Pharm.D.) with at least 5 years experience working in a management role within the health care field; have knowledge and expertise in the aging services network, program development and business processes, opportunities afforded to the network through the Affordable Care Act, managed health care, Medicare and Medicaid, CMS reimbursement policy, and Federally Qualified Health Center operations.
The ultimate beneficiaries of this funding opportunity are older and disabled adults with chronic conditions residing with the States and Territories. Applicants must identify and select a specific targeted population(s) including at least one low-income, minority, rural, limited English speaking or other underserved older and/or disabled group.
The application must include a letter of support from the State s Governor, and letter of commitment from the co-lead State Unit on Aging (SUA) or State Public Health (SPH) department. The SUA/ SPH letter of commitment should describe the department s commitment to substantive contributions in the planning and implementation of the project. The OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
Only one application will be accepted from each state or territory and a letter of support from the Governor and letter of commitment from the co-lead State agency must be included with the application.
Applications must include a description of existing partnerships including those with agencies that have multiple delivery sites, the involvement of the Aging Network (area agencies on aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, senior centers and other provider agencies) and other local agencies, existing partnerships and statewide systems that provide community-based services and supports to older and/or disabled adults, and how this effort will be coordinated and/or integrated with existing CDSME program licensed organizations and other community-based prevention programs being delivered to older and disabled adults in the State.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Grant applications for Federal assistance (Nonconstruction programs) are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration for Community Living. Application materials will be published on the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov ) or the ACL website (www.acl.gov). ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov.
Notification of Award will be issued to the grantee.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Title IV, Section 4002 of the Affordable Care Act (Prevention and Public Health Fund).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days. Please consult www.ACL.gov for future Program Announcements.
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
Cooperative agreements will be made for a 3 year period, depending upon funding availability. Grant extensions are available and may be requested from the grantee s Project Officer. The method of awarding/ releasing assistance is by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees will be expected to report on the numbers of workshops, sites, participants and completers.
Effective March 1, 2011,ACL requires the submission of the SF-425 (Federal Financial Report).
The reporting cycle will be reflected in the Notice of Award.
The ACL program progress report is due semi-annually from the start date of the award and is due within 30 days of the reporting period end date.
The final progress report and SF-425 reports are due 90 days after the end of the project period.
The suggested content and format for these reports will be available to grantees post award administration.
Grantees are required to complete the federal cash transactions portion of the SF-425 within the Payment Managements System as identified in their award documents for the calendar quarters ending 3/31, 6/30, 9/30, and 12/31 through the life of their award.
In addition, the fully completed SF-425 will be required as denoted in the Notice of Award terms and conditions.
Grantees are also expected to comply with the semi-annual reporting requirements related to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Grantees are required to complete the federal cash transactions portion of the SF-425 within the Payment Managements System.
Semi-annual progress reports will be required.
The PPHF requires quarterly reporting on cash expenditures.
Grantees will be expected to develop a quality assurance plan including performance indicators and a process for ongoing performance monitoring.
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 must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
(Salaries) FY 12 $9,585,320; FY 13 est $6,833,404; and FY 14 est $10,000,000 - $200,000 - $575,000 per year for state grants
$790,000 - $1M for Resource Center
$100,000 for technical assistance contract - Task Order Through GSA MOBIS - SIN 874-1 - Fixed Price.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$200,000 - $575,000 per year for state grants
$790,000 - $1M for Resource Center
$100,000 for technical assistance contract.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
All grantees must comply with all requirements specified for grants funded through the Prevention and Public Health fund. Grantees also must comply with polices outlined in HHS Grants Policy Statement located at http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/grantinformation/hhsgps107.pdf
Regional or Local Office
None. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
Washington, DC 20201
Attn: Michele Boutaugh
Michele Boutaugh U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Michele.Boutaugh@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 404-562-7578
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Cooperative agreements will be awarded on a competitive basis. Specific details for evaluating applications are published as part of the program announcement. Major emphases are: 1) documented need, 2) expected reach , outcomes and impact , 3) organizational capacity, 4) coordination and partnerships, and 5) level of integration with the state s long term supports and services and health systems.