The State and local health departments use the community planning process to prioritize HIV prevention activities and provide service to affected populations.
The specific activities include: Counseling, Testing, Referral, and Partner Notification (CTRPN): Individual Level Intervention; Community Level Interventions; Public Information; Evaluation and Research; and Capacity Building.
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.
In FY 2005, 65 awards were funded. It is anticipated that in FY 2006 and 2007 approximately 68 awards will be funded.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Project funds may be used to support, develop, implement and evaluate primary and secondary HIV prevention programs implemented by State and local health departments.
States, and in consultation with State health authorities, political subdivisions of States including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries and U.S.
territories and possessions.
States, State health authorities, political subdivisions of States including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries and U.S. territories and possessions.
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 requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or officials designated as the single point of contact in the 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.
Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2722. The standard application forms, as furnished by CDC, must be used for this program.
After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.
Public Health Service Act, Section 317, 42 U.S.C. 247(b), as amended; Section 301, 42 U.S.C. 241, as amended; Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act of 1989, Public Law 100-436.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From three to six months.
Project periods are for one to five years with 12-month budget periods.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements. Although there are no statutory requirements, applicants must assume part of the project's cost and fiscal information must be provided in the narrative portion of the application.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The project period on these grants is one to five years and the budget period is 12 months.
Post Assistance Requirements
Annual narrative progress reports are required with the continuation application.
Statistical reports of HIV antibody counseling and testing activities are required 45 days after the end of each quarter.
Financial Status Reports are required no later than 90 days following the end of a budget period.
Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project shall be retained for at least 3 years or until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $330,987,422; FY 08 est $327,098,892; and FY 09 est $327,098,892.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$126,000 to $27,528,000; $4,634,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR Part 51. Guidelines are available in the application kit. PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 94- 50,000 (Revised) April 1, 1994.
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Nancy Haban, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop A-43, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone: (404) 639-0928. Grants Management Contact: Cheryl Maddux, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 498-1911.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications will be evaluated based on (1) satisfactory progress in meeting project objectives; (2) the extent to which the objectives for the new budget period are specific; (3) measurable, time phased, realistic, and consistent with National HIV Prevention Goals; (3) the extent to which proposed changes in methods of operation are appropriate and likely to improve prevention efforts; (4) evaluation plans which enhance the success of the project; (5) the availability of funds.