Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Activity

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.

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Program Accomplishments

It is anticipated that in FY 2007 approximately 23 awards will be funded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Support for cooperative agreements for HIV activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public and private organizations, both nonprofit and for-profit (universities, colleges, research institutions and other public and private organizations); State and local governments, U.S.

Territories and possessions; including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries, small and minority businesses, and businesses owned by women.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Official health and education agencies, as well as individuals subject to AIDS.


Nonprofit institutions: Costs will be determined by HHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q, for nonprofit organizations and in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For-profit institutions: Costs will be determined by Federal Acquisition Regulations 48 CFR 31.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 the 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.

When indicated in individual program announcements, applications are subject to review in accordance with the National Health Planning and Resources Development Act, Public Law 93-641, as amended.

For the technical assistance component of this program, when indicated in individual program announcements, applications are eligible for coverage under E.O.


This program is eligible for coverage under the Public Health System Reporting Requirements.

Under these requirements, all community-based nongovernmental applicants must report to the appropriate State and/or local health agency as determined by the applicant.

Application Procedures

Applications are made in the form of an application, PHS-5161-1 or PHS 398, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The standard application forms, as furnished by CDC and required by 45 CFR, Parts 74 or 92, must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Parts 74 or 92, as appropriate.

Award Procedures

After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial award provides funds for first budget period (12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.


Contact Headquarters Office for application deadlines.


Public Health Service Act, Sections 301 (I), 307, 311, 317, 327, 352, and 1102, as amended, Public Law 95-626.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.


Applicants may resubmit application for next announcement or review.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

There are no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

From 1 to 5 years (renewable).

Post Assistance Requirements


Quarterly or end-of-year progress reports, and annual financial status reports.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "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 officials.


Financial records and supporting documents must be maintained for 3 years after the end of each budget period. If questioned, records must be kept until matters are settled.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants) FY 07 $2,336,241; FY 08 est $3,378,016; and FY 09 est $3,378,016.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is approximately $130,560 to $1,000,000; average is $153,650.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994; Administration of Grants, DHHS; 45 CFR, Part 74; Guidelines established by CDC for AIDS cooperative agreements.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Grants Management Contact: Cheryl Maddux, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 498-1911.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Based on the evaluation, criteria as stated in the Program Announcements.

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