Fiscal Year 2010: National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements (NCAs).
Fiscal Year 2011: NA.
Fiscal Year 2012: NA.
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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The purpose of the cooperative agreements is to provide training and technical assistance to HRSA grantees and to provide recommendations to HRSA regarding the effectiveness of HRSA programs and initiatives that address the needs of the underserved and targeted populations.
Examples of HRSA programs include, but are not limited to, State Offices of Rural Health, Primary Care Offices, Primary Care Associations, maternal and child health programs; local governments; health centers; and programs addressing health workforce, oral health, behavioral health and health information technology.
The cooperative agreements may also address program priorities for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit entities that can provide training and technical assistance on a national basis to HRSA grantees and must have effective organizational infrastructures and capacities (i.e., systems, leadership, resources) to carry out the proposed activities.
These organizations must have a proven ability to assess unmet needs and health disparities, and to plan activities to address these issues effectively.
Organizations must be national in scope and have established long term relationships with each of the following constituencies: State and local government entities such as Primary Care Offices, State Rural Health Associations (SRHA) and State Offices of Rural Health (SORH), and HRSA grantees such as health centers, Primary Care Associations, rural clinical service networks.
Applicants must also have significant experience with issues affecting the delivery of health care in States and local jurisdictions.
Such experience includes publications, policy briefs on key State health issues, and conducting health policy forums or meetings for State decision-makers, experts from government, private sector and academia.
Eligible beneficiaries include the following entities: Federal; Interstate; Intrastate; State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Non-Governmental -General; Minority group; Specialized group (e.g., health professionals, students, veterans); Small business (less than 500 employees); Private nonprofit institution/organization; Quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization; Anyone/general public; Native American Organizations; Health professional; Black; American Indian; Spanish origin; Asian; Other non-white; Migrant; U.S. citizen; Refugee/Alien; Veteran/Service; Person/Reservist (including dependents); Women; Disabled (ie., Deaf, Blind, Physically Disabled).
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.
A Notice of Award, signed by the Grants Management Officer, is sent via e-mail to the applicant"s Authorized Organization Representative.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Sections 241, 301 and Title III Sections 330(a) and 330(l) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended; and Section 711(b) of the Social Security Act as amended (42 U.S.C.912(b)).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Consult Section II of the funding opportunity announcement for the period of support. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Post Assistance Requirements
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information.
Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Reports must be submitted electronically via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter.
The report identifies cash expenditures against the authorized funds for the grant or cooperative agreement.
Go to www.dpm.psc.gov for additional information.
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information.
The Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required within 90 days of the end of each budget period.
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information on performance monitoring required.
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. Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for information.
Grantees are required to maintain accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award 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.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $1,235,000; FY 12 $1,235,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range of financial assistance: $200K to $575K. Up to four (4) awards are expected to be made.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Lynnette S. Araki, M.P.H.
Office of Planning, Analysis and Evaluation
Health Resources and Services Administration
Parklawn Bldg., Room 10-49
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: 301-443-6204; Mobile: 301-252-6908
Lynnette S. Araki, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20895 Email: LAraki@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443-6204 Fax: (301) 443-2286.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Review Criteria are outlined in Section V of the funding opportunity announcement.
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