Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation

WISEWOMAN is intended to improve the cardiovascular health of low-income, uninsured and under-insured women, ages 40-64, who are participants in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

Supplements to Public Law 101-354 expand the preventive health services provided

through NBCCEDP to: (1) include screenings regarding blood pressure and cholesterol, and health education; (2) provide appropriate referrals for medical treatment of women receiving services pursuant to screenings; (3) ensure, to the extent practicable, the provision of appropriate follow-up services; and (4) evaluate activities conducted under paragraphs (1) and (2) through appropriate surveillance or program-monitoring 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.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.
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Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds can be used for salaries for personnel to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the program activities; for contracts or agreements with clinical entities to provide the cardiovascular screenings; risk reduction counseling; diagnostic office visits for abnormal screening values; contracts or agreements with community based organizations to provide health education and lifestyle support programs, or to improve the health of the physical environment (for example to improve access to healthy food, physical activity, or decrease tobacco exposure); or other activities that promote or support healthy behaviors and improved cardiovascular health in women.

Funds can be used to pay for activities or expendable equipment necessary to provide the services outlined here, including self-blood pressure monitoring equipment and counseling to enhance medication adherence.

Funds can be used to develop and maintain data collection systems to collect and report bio-measures and behavior information and for monitoring systems to augment control of hypertension.

Funds cannot be used for research or construction or for ongoing medical treatment of participants.

In accordance with Public Law 101-354 and its amendments, at least 60 percent of cooperative agreement funds awarded must be used to provide direct client services for eligible women.

Direct client services include screening; health education/lifestyle intervention sessions; diagnostic tests; laboratory fees; tracking; follow-up; and support services to maximize participation in screening and lifestyle intervention sessions.

No more than 40 percent of cooperative agreement funds can be used to support the following: program management and planning; data management, which includes using data to track due dates or attendance at appointments; quality assurance/quality improvement; public education initiatives; professional development; partnerships; community engagement; evaluation; and administration.

Administrative costs are limited to no more than 10% of the total amount awarded.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be recipients of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Low Income, uninsured or under-insured women.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must download supplemental application forms from www.Grants.gov. Supplemental applications must be submitted electronically at www.Grants.gov.
If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms online, contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office, Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIMS) staff. For this, or further assistance, contact PGO-TIMS: Telephone: 770-488-2700, email: PGOTIM@cdc.gov.
HHS/CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: TTY 770-488-2783

Award Procedures

All applications submitted by the deadline that are complete and responsive to competitive supplemental grant and cooperative agreement announcements will undergo an objective review process, receive a written critique and be scored according to published review criteria. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized CDC Grants Management Officer.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


a. This program is authorized under sections 1501-1510 [42 U.S.C. 300k, 42 U.S.C. 300l, 42 U.S.C. 300m, 42 U.S.C. 300n, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-1, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-2, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-3, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-4, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-4a, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-5] of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. WISEWOMAN must follow the legislative requirements detailed in these sections.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days.


Not Applicable.


From 120 to 180 days. Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement, program performance including meeting program requirements and performance measures, submission of an acceptable request for continuation funding and are subject to the availability of funds.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 40.%. Recipient financial participation is required for this program in accordance with the authorizing legislation. Section 1502(a) and (b)(1), (2), and (3) of the PHS Act, as amended, requires matching funds from non-Federal sources in an amount not less than one dollar for every three dollars of Federal funds awarded under this program. However, Title 48 of the US Code 1469a (d) requires DHHS to waive matching fund requirements for Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands up to $200,000.
The match requirement may include third-party in-kind contributions, as well as expenditures from the grantee. The matching funds may be cash, in-kind or donated services or equipment. Public Law 93-638 authorizes tribal organizations contracting under the authority of Title I to use funds received under the Indian Self-Determination Act as matching funds. Matching funds may not include: 1) payment for treatment services or the donation of treatment services; 2) services assisted or subsidized by the Federal government; or 3) the indirect or overhead costs of an organization. All costs designated as meeting the match requirement must be documented by the applicant and will be subject to audit. Documentation of appropriate matching is to be provided in the detailed budget and narrative justification.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Financial assistance is available for a 12-month budget period and 48-month project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding opportunity announcement.

An Annual Progress Report is due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Federal Financial Reports (SF 425) and Final Progress Report are due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

In addition, minimum data elements will be submitted not more than twice a year.

Cash reports are not applicable.

An Annual Progress Report is due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

The Annual Progress Report will describe successes, challenges and progress toward meeting program goals and objectives and program measures.

An annual Federal Financial Report is due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

A final FFR is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

Through the annual progress report, programs will describe progress in meeting program goals, objectives and performance measures.


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.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the 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 45 CFR 92.42.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $16,000,000; and FY 14 est $16,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $500,000 to $2,000,000 with an average of approximately $780,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Deborah Borbely 4770 Buford Hwy, MS F-72, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: dvc2@cdc.gov Phone: 770-488-8404

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Phase I Review: All eligible applications will be initially reviewed for completeness by the CDC s Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff. In addition, eligible applications will be jointly reviewed for responsiveness by the CDC NCCDPHP and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance to Phase II review. Applicants will be notified that the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements.
Phase II Review: An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in the criteria section of the FOA. Applicants will be notified electronically if the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements thirty (30) days after the completion of Phase II review. Applications will be funded in order by score and rank determined by the review panel.

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