Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health: Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Projects fi

The purpose of the proposed FY2012 REACH program is to support the implementation of projects to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities.

Recipients funded through this FOA will develop and implement replicable and scalable strategies to assure that population-wide policy, systems, and environmental
(PSE) changes to reduce obesity and hypertension also decrease health disparities in these morbid outcomes in their jurisdiction.

The program will build upon the body of knowledge from previous REACH programs.

The program is designed to fund organizations that have a partnership with a local community-based organization, a local public health department (or tribal organization), and a university/academic institution.

Plans for FY2012 advance and expand REACH s past program successes and ensure that the practice-based evidence expands.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to support intensive approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section "0.50" above.

The use of and use restrictions are as follows:
• Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease.
• Recipients may not use funds for research.
• Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
• Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
• 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.
• Recipients may not use funds for construction.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by State or local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau).

Eligible applicants also include public and private nonprofit organizations, for profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Indian tribes, and Indian tribal organizations.

Additional guidance may be provided in individual program announcements.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program. Additionally, colleges, universities, private non-profit and public nonprofit domestic organizations, research institutions, and faith-based organization, states, political subdivisions of states, local health authorities, and individuals or organizations with specialized health interests will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification for funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-87. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Pre-application coordination is not required.

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.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

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. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-110. Information on the submission of applications may be 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 must be used for this program as furnished by the Public Health Service and requirement by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants.

Award Procedures

An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. 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.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

This program is authorized under section 301(a) and 317(k)(2) Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k) and Title IV Section 4002 Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 5 years with a 12 month budget period. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project period is for five years with a 12-month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Annual or semiannual progress reports are required.

Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Final financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

No performance monitoring is required.

Audits

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.

Records

Records: 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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $12,300,000; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0 - This is a 36-month budget/project period all funding received in FY12.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Expected:
1,500,000 - 4,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 74.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Rebecca Bunnell 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K40, NCCDPHP, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: rrb7@cdc.gov Phone: 770-488-2524 Fax: 770-488-5964

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be funded to ensure the inclusion of a range of geographic area, types of strategies and outcome measures, communities of varying sizes, and inclusion of populations and areas with a high burden of chronic diseases. Applicants are required to demonstrate a partnership with a local community-based organization, local public health department (or tribal organization), and a university/academic partner. Applications may be selected to ensure that populations and geographic areas with the highest burden of disease and/or health disparities are reached. Additional criteria will be listed in individual funding opportunity announcements.



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