Prevention and Public Health Fund (Affordable Care Act) Capacity Building Assistance to Strengthen P

Program activities under this funding will support efforts to transition immunization programs supported by Section 317 funding to the healthcare environment being transformed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Section 317 grantees manage the public health force that implements and supports immunization
practices in the public and private sectors.

Additionally, the importance of monitoring the effectiveness and impact of vaccines is critical for maintaining an immunization program that is scientifically and programmatically sound.

The specific objectives may include but are not limited to:
1.

Enhance interoperability between electronic health records and immunization information systems and reception of Health Level 7 (HL7) standard messages into IIS.
2.

Develop a vaccine ordering module in an immunization information system that interfaces with CDC"s VTrckS vaccine ordering and management system.
3.

Develop and/or implement strategic plans for billing for immunization services in health department clinics to enable programs to increase program revenue, reach additional populations, provide recommended vaccines that are not currently offered, and address under-vaccinated populations.
4.

Plan and implement adult immunization programs to improve adult immunization rates by establishing collaborations with employers and pharmacies and other healthcare entities to expand adult vaccination activities.
5.

Enhance the sustainability of school-located vaccination (SLV) to make SLV programs successful, efficient, and sustainable through new technologies and innovative systems and third-party payer billing to recover program costs.

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.

Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting immunization programs directed toward vaccine-preventable diseases, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above and through CDC allowable and unallowable expenses.

See above.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to existing grantees under the Immunization Program (CFDA 93.268) which includes all 50 U.S.

states, the District of Columbia, local health departments (Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio) and U.S.

territories (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau).

Private individuals, private nonprofit agencies, and Indian tribes are not eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any U.S. state, political subdivision and U.S. territories (as described above), and other public entities will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds. Costs will be determined in accordance with 2 CFR 225 (OMB Circular No. A-87) for state and local governments. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Pre-application coordination is not 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.

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for non-profit, non-governmental organizations. 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 fo