The following are examples of activities funded under the cooperative agreements: 1) provide through the establishment of an American Indian Alaska Native Research Network a means by which American Indian and Alaskan Native researchers can network, collaborate and seek support; 2) to educate and increase provider sensitivity about cultural practices and their influence on patient compliance with medication and therapeutic treatment interventions; and 3) reduce the prenatal HIV transmission among African American women of child bearing age and their care providers through health promotion and education.
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.
n FY 2006 and FY 2007 (9) continuation awards will be supported.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds are to be used for support of projects or activities consistent with the mission of the Office of Minority Health.
Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of on-going Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or supplementation of on-going project activities.
Public and private nonprofit entities may apply.
Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.
Members of the minority and disadvantaged groups: Blacks; Hispanics; American Indians; Alaska Natives; Asian/American Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these.
Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission.
Aplication and Award Process
This program does not require preapplication coordination.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
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 .
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of grant award will be issued.
To be considered for review, applications must be submitted by the established due date. Applications not meeting the deadline will be considered late and will be returned to the applicant unread.
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707 (e) (1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The cooperative agreements will have a project period not to exceed 5 years, with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the award is issued.
Post Assistance Requirements
Semi-annual or quarterly progress reports may be required with a final performance report due 90 days after the end of the project period.
A Financial Status Report is due 90 days after the end of each budget period with a final Financial Status Report is due 90 days after the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "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 addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings.
(Grants-Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $7,842,317; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$25,000 to $614,000; $186,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement.
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Ms. Cynthia H. Amis, Director, Division of Program Operations, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444. Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: 1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; 2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidence in the proposed implementation plan; 3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; 4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and 5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.
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