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
Funds may be used to support public health system research approaches to public health preparedness and response described in Section "0.50" above.
The use of and use restrictions are as follows:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable public health preparedness and response research activities, and program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual arrangements with research partners or consultants.
Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.
Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.
Eligible applicants for this project are accredited Schools of Public Health, as required by section 319F-2(d) of the Public Health Service Act.
Only schools accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health are eligible.
The general public, and federal state, local, and tribal public health preparedness programs that protect the public from all-hazards will benefit from the objectives of this program.
Applicants must provide documentation of current accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health to confirm eligibility. Applicants must document how the proposed research would address stated objectives of the program, outline the research methods to be followed, and provide a budget justification for funds. OMB Circular A-21 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
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.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Information on the submission of applications was obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. The standard application forms were used for this program as furnished by the Public Health Service and requirement by OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions.
Applications that were complete and responsive to the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) were evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate external peer review group convened by OPHPR in accordance with the review criteria stated in the FOA.
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 Grants Management Officer.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Public Health Service Act, Section 319F(d)(7) , 42 U.S.C 247d-6(d)(7) ; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Title IV, Section 4002, Public Law 111-148.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Renewal will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 5 years with 12 month budget periods. Applications were obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is for 5 years with 12-month budget periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Notice of Award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.
No cash reports are required.
Annual and semiannual progress reports are required.
Financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of each budget eriod.
Performance monitoring is maintained by oversight of Project Officers.
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 grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award 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 requirements.
(Project Grants) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2011 Actual: $1,147,000 to $1,509,000 FY 2011 Avg - $1,250,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 74 for higher education, hospitals, or other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations.
Regional or Local Office
Van A. King OPHPR
1600 Clifton Road
, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 404-639-5276
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
The following criteria were considered in making funding decisions:
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Scientific merit of the proposed program project as determined by peer review
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Availability of funds
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Relevance of program priorities and the priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Preference for funding research program projects that address one or more federal, state, local, or tribal public health preparedness priority themes as determined by COTPER.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Preference for funding to achieve coverage of a range of priority themes for public health preparedness and emergency response systems research.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Preference for funding meritorious applications that leverage expertise from a broad range of disciplines to address a theme for public health preparedness and emergency response systems research.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Preference for funding to achieve a geographical or regional distribution of awarded programs.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¢ Preference for funding to achieve a balance for addressing preparedness and emergency response research needs in both urban and rural communities.
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