Adolescent Family Life_Demonstration Projects

To establish innovative, comprehensive, and integrated approaches to the delivery of care services for pregnant and parenting adolescents with primary emphasis on adolescents who are under 17 years of age.

To promote abstinence from sexual relations through provision of age-appropriate education
on sexuality and decision-making skills as the most effective method of preventing adolescent pregnancy and avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Projects to provide care services, prevention services, or both care and prevention services to eligible persons; projects to coordinate, integrate, and provide linkages among providers of care, prevention, and other services for eligible persons; projects to provide supplemental services where these services are not adequate or not available to eligible persons and which are essential to the care of pregnant adolescents and to the prevention of adolescent sexual relations and adolescent pregnancy; and projects which test new approaches to providing care and prevention services which are national in scope.


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

None.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds for services under this program can only be used to: (1) Provide care services, prevention services, or both care and prevention services to eligible persons; (2) coordinate integrate and provide linkages among providers of care, prevention, and other services for eligible persons; (3) provide supplemental services to eligible persons in the community when existing services are not adequate or not available and are essential to the care of pregnant adolescents and/or to the prevention of adolescent sexual activity and adolescent pregnancy; (4) plan for the administration, evaluation, and coordination of pregnancy prevention services and programs of care for pregnant adolescents and adolescent parents to further the objectives of this legislation; and (5) fulfill assurances required for grant approval.

Funded projects may not provide or subcontract for the provision of abortions or abortion counseling or referral (with exceptions).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public (including city, county, regional, and State government) organizations; and private nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For prevention services: non-pregnant adolescents and their families. For care services: pregnant adolescents, infants, adolescent parents, and their families. Primary emphasis should be given to unmarried adolescents 17 years of age and under.

Credentials/Documentation

A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allowability of costs charged to the grant will be determined in accordance with the following Cost Principles: OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

There is no preapplication coordination requirement.

The Governor(s) of the State(s) in which the project is to be located is to be given 60 days in which to review and comment on applications for funding under this authority.

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.

This program is subject to the Public Health Systems Reporting Requirements.

Application Procedures

Application kits may be requested by calling (240) 453-8822 or writing to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications should be submitted to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications must be prepared using Form OPHS-1. This form is available in Adobe Acrobat format at the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm . The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) provides multiple mechanisms for the submission of applications. Applicants will receive notification via mail from the OPHS Office of Grants Management confirming the receipt of applications submitted using any of these mechanisms. Applications submitted to the OPHS Office of Grants Management after the deadlines will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant unread. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via the electronic submission mechanisms specified below. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review. While applications are accepted in hard copy, the use of the electronic application submission capabilities provided by the OPHS e-Grants system or the Grants.gov Web site Portal is encouraged. Information about this system is available on the OPHS e-Grants Web site, https://egrants.osophs.dhhs.gov.

Award Procedures

All applications and proposals are read by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Grant Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.

Deadlines

Contact the Headquarters Office for application deadlines or visit our web page at www.opa.osophs.dhhs.gov .

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Title XX, Section 2003, Public Law 104-193, Public Law 98-512, 42 U.S.C. 300z-2, as amended; Public Laws 101-517; and Public Law 95-35.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 3 to 5 months.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

Renewal awards may be approved pending availability of funding, and evidence of satisfactory progress and compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Federal participation is limited to 70 percent of total project costs for the first and second years and decreases in each subsequent year of funding.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may not exceed 5 years (subject to the availability of funds). Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under the Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an award is made.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees must submit annual and final progress and evaluation reports.

Expenditure reports are required 90 days after the end of each budget period.

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 $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

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Grants) FY 07 $25,000,000; FY 08 est not available: and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$250,000 to $375,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

None.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Ms. Johanna Nestor, Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-2828. Grants Management Contact: Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20853, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals must contain care and/or prevention services requirements specified in the statute. Priority will be given to applicants who: (1) Serve an area (a) where there is a high incidence of adolescent pregnancy, (b) where the incidence of low-income families is high, and (c) where the availability of programs for adolescents as specified in this act is low; (2) show evidence (a) for care services, of ability to deliver wide range of required services on single-site or network basis, or (b) for prevention services, ability to provide services targeted to population; (3) will utilize to maximum extent possible (a) existing programs and facilities, and (b) other sources of funding; (4) can demonstrate community commitment to the project; (5) have involved community in developing the project; (6) will demonstrate innovative approaches; and (7) demonstrate the reasonableness of the estimated cost considering the anticipated results.



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