Preventive Health Services_Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, Demonstrations, and Public Inform

To develop, improve, apply, and evaluate methods for the prevention and control of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) through demonstrations and applied research; to develop, improve, apply, and evaluate methods and strategies for public information and education
about syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other STD, and to support professional (including appropriate allied health personnel) STD education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities.

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.



Program Accomplishments

In fiscal year 2001, funds supported grants for the following activities: demonstration projects to develop alternative service modes for STD diagnosis and treatment and to develop innovative methods for syphilis control, applied research projects supporting research into treatment, complication and outcome of congenital syphilis, development of treatment and control strategies for chlamydia, development of diagnostic test evaluations for genital warts; development of control programs for human papiloma virus, behavioral research into barriers to condom usage in high-risk populations and a public and professional educational initiative to support a clinic based prevention project among high-risk ethnic groups. In fiscal year 2001, 10 grants were awarded to support STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. It is estimated that 10 awards will be made in fiscal year 2002 and 10 awards will be made in fiscal year 2003.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used for: (1) The costs associated with planning, organizing, and conducting applied research, demonstrations, and education programs; (2) professional (including appropriate allied health personnel) STD education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities; and (3) to reimburse individuals asked to be participants in the applied research.

Such reimbursements must be submitted for specific approval.

Grant funds may not be used for supplanting funds supporting existing STD control services provided by a State or locality.

Proposals for applied research involving human subjects must follow current Public Health Service (PHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on human experimentation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any State, political subdivisions of States, and any other public or private nonprofit institutions including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any State, political subdivisions of States, and any other public or private nonprofit institutions including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should document the need for assistance, 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. For other grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart Q.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not applicable.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

To apply for this funding opportunity, use application form PHS 398 (OMB number 0925-0001 rev. 5/2001). Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. Submit the signed original and five copies of your application by mail or express delivery service to: Technical Information Management, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. The standard application forms 5161 must be used for the program as furnished by CDC and required by 45 CFR 92 for state and local governments and by 45 CFR 74 for nongovernmental applicants. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments, must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations, as appropriate.

Award Procedures

Applications that are complete and responsive to the announcement will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group convened by the NCIPC in accordance with the review criteria listed above. As part of the initial merit review, all applications may: 1) Undergo a process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific merit, generally the top half of the applications under review, will be discussed and assigned a priority score; 2) receive a written critique; and 3) receive a second level review by the Science and Program Review Subcommittee (SPRS) of the Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (ACIPC). Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NGA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NGA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.

Deadlines

Contact the Headquarters Office for application deadlines.

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Section 318b, 42 U.S.C. 247c, as amended; Disease Control Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-449; Disease Control Amendments of 1976, Public Law 94-317; Health Services and Centers Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-626; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended, Public Law 97-35; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1988, Public Law 100-202.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From three to four months.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Same as in Application Procedure.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

None.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project period: From one to five years; budget period: 12 months.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Quarterly and annual performance reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each specified reporting period.

Final financial status and progress reports are required 90 days after the end of a project.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant 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 PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $5,727,536; FY 08 est $4,685,883; and FY 09 est $4,810,883.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$288,422 to $575,096; $492,713.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 51b. Guidelines are available. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994, is available.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Dr. John Douglas, Director, Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop E-02, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone: (404) 639-8260. Fax: (404) 639-8609. Grants Management Contact: Cheryl Pressley, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (404) 639-8164.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated on the need for the proposal and its potential benefit(s) to STD control; possible effects upon local STD control programs; consistency with national program goals; specific and measurable objectives; a workable and meaningful plan for evaluation; and a sound operational plan that ensures the proposal can be carried out to reach stated objectives.



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