Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program

The purpose of the proposed FY2012 REACH program is to support the implementation of projects to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

Program activities will focus on prevention of chronic diseases and conditions across multiple identified health areas, including: cardiovascular disease,
diabetes, breast and cervical cancer, infant mortality, asthma, and child and adult immunizations.

The program will build upon the body of knowledge from previous REACH programs.

The program is designed to fund national organizations and community-based organizations to implement sustainable evidence- and practice-based strategies in targeted populations.

Plans for FY2012 advance REACH s past and successes, provide rigorous evaluation and ensure that the practice-based evidence expands.

More specific goals within these broad goal areas will be provided in funding announcements.

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.

Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to support intensive approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by State or local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).

Eligible applicants also include 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 announcements.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program. Additionally, colleges, universities, private non-profit and public nonprofit domestic organizations, research institutions, and faith-based organization, states, political subdivisions of states, local health authorities, and individuals or organizations with specialized health interests will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification for funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-87. 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

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Pre-application coordination is not required. 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. 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.

Award Procedures

An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. 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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

This program is authorized under section 301(a) and 317(k)(2) Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k) and Title IV Section 4002 of the Affordable Care Act (PPHF).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 5 years with a 12 month budget period. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700.

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

Project period is for five years with a 12-month budget period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Notice of Award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

and.

Final financial status required 90 days after the end of a project period.

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 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. An organization that expends $500,000 or more in a year in Federal awards shall have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133, Audit of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award 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 requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 11 $0; FY 12 est $22,000,000; and FY 13 est $22,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

2,000,000 - 4,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 74.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Sandee Coulberson 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop K30, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email:

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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