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
Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting public health laboratory infrastructure programs, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above.
CDC s rules on allowable expenses must be followed.
Eligibility is limited to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), a private nonprofit organization and the current grantee.
CDC approved single eligibility of this award.
This group is the appropriate and only qualified organization to address the activities described under the program announcement.
Students/trainees and any U.S. state, political subdivision and U.S. territories (as described above), and other public entities will benefit.
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 215 (OMB Circular No. A-122). OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is required.
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. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. To apply for this funding opportunity use application Form PHS 5161. Application forms and instructions are available on www.grants.gove and/or the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIMS) staff at 770-488-2700. Applicantion forms can be mailed to you.
Successful applicants 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, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Public Health Service Act, Section 317, 42 U.S.C 247b; Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act , Title IV, Section 4002.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement and are subject to the availability of funds under Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act or under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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
Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with project periods of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements
Each funded applicant must provide CDC with an interim progress reports via www.grants.gov: 1.
The first interim progress report is due at mid year and will serve as the non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: a.
Standard Form ("SF") 424S Form.
SF-424A Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs.
Indirect Cost Rate Agreement.
The second report is due no later than 90 days after the end of the budget period.
This report should include a detailed description of specific projects and activities conducted, measurable outcomes achieved and public health impact resulting from projects conducted during the reporting period.
Annual progress report, due 90 days after the end of the budget period.
These reports must be submitted to the attention of the Grants Management Specialist.
No cash reports are required.
The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding opportunity announcement.
Interim progress report are required no less than 90 days before the end of the budget period.
The progress report will serve as your non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: current budget period activities objectives, current budget period financial progress, new budget period program proposed activity objectives, budget, additional requested information, and measures of effectiveness.
Financial status report and annual progress report, no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period; and Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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 and personnel records including financial awards, financial status reports, interim reports, and final reports must be maintained for a period of seven years.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 12 $28,000,000; FY 13 est $45,000,000; and FY 14 est $45,000,000 - Future year funding is subject to the availability of funds.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards will range from approximately $1 million to $3 million with an average of approximately $2 million.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 55b. Guidelines are available for 45 CFR 92 and HHS Grants Policy statement at http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/hhspolicy.htm
Regional or Local Office
SABRINA M. HARPER 1600 CLIFTON ROAD
CDC, OSELS, ATLANTA, Georgia 30333 Email: SMH0@CDC.GOV Phone: 4044981307
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Applications are reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS) and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified if the application did not meet submission requirements.
CDC conducts a review to evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in Section V. Application Review Information within the individual funding announcement. Applicants will be notified if their application did not meet program requirements.
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