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(1) Develop and implement the model described in the application; (2) provide complete curricula, i.e., topics, content, participant workbook, participant evaluation forms, pre/post instruments, and goals/objectives; (3) describe training, teaching methods and strategies, e.g., interactive exercises, facilitated discussion, lectures, video/films, community peers, etc., proposed to deliver modules. Describe the intervention format: one time session, series of sessions occurring beyond one day, one day session, etc.; (4) conduct outreach to local entities and community representatives. Identify locations for prevention education sites and identify community liaisons for assistance in identifying prospective women participants; (5) establish community partnerships through Memoranda of Understanding; (6) participate in the OWH Evaluation of HIV/AIDS program, submitting requested data as needed as well as participating in a site visit conducted by Evaluation Contractor; (7) participate in special meetings and projects/funding opportunities identified by the OWH; (8) adhere to all program requirements specified in this announcement and the Notice of Grant Award; (9) submit required quarterly progress, annual, and financial reports by the due dates stated in this announcement and the Notice of Grant Award; and (10) comply with the DHHS Protection of Human Subjects regulations (45 CFR Part 46), which require obtaining Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, if applicable.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used to cover costs of: personnel; consultants; grant related office supplies and software; grant related travel (domestic only); educational, promotional and evaluation materials; and other grant related costs.
Funds shall not be used to fund direct health care services or equipment for patients (e.g.
diagnostic tests, screening equipment, treatment, etc.).
Also, funds may not be used for: building alterations or renovations, construction, screening supplies or equipment, incentives and prizes, food, fund raising activities, political education and lobbying, and other activities that are not grant related.
The applicant must be a Public College or University; a Historically Black College or University; a Hispanic Serving Institution; a Tribal College or University; a Private Non-Profit Community-Based Organization; a Native American Tribal Organization; and/or a Faith-Based Community Organization serving underserved women.
Small businesses or organizations not in an official partnership with a qualified institution are not eligible for funding under this announcement.
Underserved women living in the Rural South; Young Women Attending Minority Institutions; Native/American Indian and Alaskan Native Women Living in Rural and Frontier Indian Country; Women Incarcerated and Newly Released Living with or at Risk for HIV/AIDS/STDs; and Women Living in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, will benefit from this program.
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 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.
The application kit to be made available under this notice will contain a listing of States that have chosen to set up a review system and will include a State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in the State for review.
Applicants (other than federally recognized Indian tribes) should contact their SPOCs as early as possible to alert them to the prospective applications and receive any necessary instructions on the State process.
For proposed projects serving more than one State, the applicant is advised to contact the SPOC of each affected State.
The due date for State process recommendations is 60 days after the application deadline.
The Office on Women's Health does not guarantee that it will accommodate or explain its responses to State process recommendations received after that date.
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 .
Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be incomplete or arrive after the deadline will be returned without comment. Accepted applications will be reviewed for technical merit in accordance with PHS policies. Applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of experts. Funding decisions will be determined by the Director, Division for Policy and Program Development, Office on Women's Health and will take into consideration the recommendations and ratings of the review panel; program needs, stated preferences; geographic location; and recommendations of DHHS Regional Women's Health Coordinators.
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.
This program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. 300u-2(a).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 90 days from the application deadline date.
Support may be requested for a total project period not to exceed 2 years.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Cost sharing and matching funds is not a requirement of this grant.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Support may be requested for a total project period not to exceed 2 years. Non-competing continuation awards of up to the amount specified in the announcement published in the Federal Register will be made subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees will submit quarterly an annual technical report that include a detailed discussion of the process, impact, outcome evaluation of the HIV Prevention Program and an annual Financial Status Report (SF-269) in accordance with provisions of the general regulations which apply under Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance, 45 CFR parts74 and 92.
An original and two copies of the annual report must be submitted by July 1.
The annual report will serve as the non-competing continuation application and must cover all activities for the entire budget year.
Therefore, this report must also include the budget request for the next grant year, with appropriate justification, and signatures, and must include a completed OPHS-1 Form.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 30, 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. 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.
FY 07 $0; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
This is a new program therefore the number of awards and the amounts are specified in the announcement published in the Federal Register, pending availability of funds.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions, the Federal Register announcement, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement (DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 90-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994); 45 CFR 100 applies.
Regional or Local Office
Office on Women's Health Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E Washington, DC 20201.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The applicant must be a Public College or University; a Historically Black College or University; a Hispanic Serving Institution; a Tribal College or University; a Private Non-Profit Community-Based Organization; a Native American Tribal Organization; and/or a Faith-Based Community Organization serving underserved women. Small businesses or organizations not in an official partnership with a qualified institution are not eligible for funding under this announcement. For specific details see the full announcement published in the Federal Register.
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