PPHF2013: Consortium for Tobacco Use Cessation Technical Assistance financed by solely by 2013 Preve

The purpose of this program is to develop a consortium for tobacco use cessation technical assistance.

The aim of the cessation consortium is to provide technical assistance to state tobacco control programs and other partners by translating the science of tobacco control cessation into public
health action to further increase the rate of cessation among tobacco users in the United States.

The funded organizations will accomplish this by providing technical assistance to state tobacco control programs and other partners to (1) promote comprehensive cessation strategies for state tobacco control programs, (2) enhance state quitline capacity, (3) promote comprehensive cessation coverage, and (4) promote health systems change.

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease and death in the United States.

More than half of smokers attempt to quit each year, but only 4-7% succeed.

Evidence-based cessation treatments, including individual, group, and telephone counseling and seven FDA-approved cessation medications, exist, but are underutilized.

This program is intended to increase the number of quit attempts and successful quit attempts, thereby increasing cessation and reducing tobacco use.


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.
Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting tobacco cessation technical assistance strategies.

CDC will have substantial involvement with the award recipient during performance of the funded activity.

Applicants must adhere to all CDC guidelines regarding allowable and unallowable expenses.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application.

If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public 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 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.

Award Procedures

All applications that are complete and responsive to competitive cooperative agreement announcement 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

Consolidation Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112-74, for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Department of Interior and Related Agencies; and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112-55 for the United States Department of Agriculture, and Related Agencies. Title IV section 4002 Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 120 to 180 days. All applications that are complete and responsive to competitive cooperative agreement announcement 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.

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 5 year project period.
Method of awarding and releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Reporting Requirements under Section 203 of the 2012 Enacted Appropriations Bill for the
Prevention and Public Health Fund, Public Law 111-5:

This award requires the recipient to complete projects or activities which are funded under the
2012 Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) and to report on use of PPHF funds provided
through this award.

Information from these reports will be made available to the public.
Recipients awarded a grant, cooperative agreement, or contract from such funds with a value of
$25,000 or more shall produce reports on a semi-annual basis with a reporting cycle of January 1
- June 30 and July 1 - December 31; and email such reports (in 508 compliant format) to the CDC
website (template and point of contact to be provided after award) no later than 20 calendar days
after the end of each reporting period (i.e.

July 20 and January 20, respectively).

Recipient
reports shall reference the notice of award number and title of the grant or cooperative
agreement.

and include a summary of the activities undertaken and identify any sub-grants or
sub-contracts awarded (including the purpose of the award and the identity of the subrecipient).

No cash reports are required.

Annual Progress reports are required.

Federal Financial Reports are required 90 Days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the budget period ends.

Annual Progress reports are 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.

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

75-0094-3-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $450,000; and FY 14 est $0 - Approximately $450,000 for FY2013 in cooperative agreement funding will be made available. Future year funding is subject to the availability of funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $75,000 to $450,000 with an average of approximately $112,500.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

www.cdc.gov/tobacco

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Steve Babb NCCDPHP, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MSK50, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: SBabb@cdc.gov Phone: 770-488-1172

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 Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 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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