Prevention Public Health Fund 2012: Viral Hepatitis Prevention

Program activities under this funding will allow for CDC to partner with multiple organizations to benefit individuals by substantially reducing viral hepatitis transmission, identifing those that are chronically infected and linking infected individuals with treatment if appropriate.

Specifically,
the program activities may include but are not limited to:

1.

Increasing the proportion of persons living with HCV and HBV who are aware of their infection and referred for prevention and clinical care services.

2.

Expanding and improving efforts to develop and disseminate viral hepatitis training and educational materials targeting the public and private sector health care professionals to build capacity to assess, test and medically manage populations at risk for chronic HCV and HBV infection.

3.

Supporting state and local health departments and other organizations in linking HCV infected persons to community health centers, clinics serving injection drug users, and other health organizations seeing individuals potentially infected with chronic viral hepatitis.



4.

Additional support will be provided for program monitoring, evaluation, capacity building, and technical assistance.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available


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 - None.

Viral Hepatitis Program Contact: Jeffrey L.

Efird, MPA, Deputy Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop G-37, Atlanta, Georgia, 30333.

Email: jle1@cdc.gov

Grants Management Contact: Carla Harper, Grants Management Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-15, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone 770-488-2439, Email: CHarper@cdc.gov.
Website Address

http://www.Grants.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for costs associated with establishing and maintaining a prevention and control program directed towards prevention of viral hepatitis infections and its manifestations.

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and program purposes including personnel, travel, supplies and services, such as reducing transmission of HBV and HCV, preventing and delaying the progress of chronic infection, as well as education and training of the general public and health care providers.

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 in another party or provider who is eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants include State or local governments or their Bona Fide Agents, public and private nonprofit organizations, for profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith based organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Indian tribes, and Indian tribal organizations.

Additional guidance may be provided in individual program announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The individual will benefit from the objectives of this program.

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 not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants must download application forms from www.Grants.gov. 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 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

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 Grants Management Officer and emailed to the program director and a hard copy mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Sections 301(a) and 317N of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Section 241(a) and 247b-15) as amended; and Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement and are subject to the availability of funds 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

Project period is for 1 year with 12-month budget period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is awarded through Notice of Grant Awards to funded applicants.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Not Applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other reports 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

09-2950-2-0-121 - Direct Category A funding:Viral Hepatitis.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 12 $6,500,000; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - This funding is PPHF funding for 1 year only, for FY 2012. There were 42 awards made in FY 2012, and this project has been continued in FY 2013 under another project, CFDA number 93.270.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $30,000 to $500,000 with an average of $150,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

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

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Viral Hepatitis Program Contact: Jeffrey L. Efird, MPA, Deputy Director, Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop G-37, Atlanta, Georgia, 30333. Email: jle1@cdc.gov

Grants Management Contact: Carla Harper, Grants Management Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-15, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone 770-488-2439, Email: CHarper@cdc.gov.

Headquarters Office

Elizabeth Wolfe 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: eow1@cdc.gov Phone: (404) 639-8531

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH), NCHHSTP. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicant will be notified that 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 and Submission information, subsection "Evaluation Criteria" within the individual funding opportunity announcement.



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