The following are examples of projects funded under the cooperative agreement: 1) A database and resource directory was developed on viable violence and substance abuse services and resources; 2) A variety of education experiences were provided to youth and families to assist them in making positive life style choices and facilitating their educational pursuits; and 3) Community outreach services were provided to neighborhoods.
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 will be used to support a cooperative agreement for a family and community violence program to prevent minority related violence and improve health and human services to minorities.
Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of ongoing Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or supplantation of ongoing project activities.
Eligible Applicants: An institute of higher education representing 4-year undergraduate institutions and a 2 year tribal college historically identified as providing education primarily to minority students, or having a majority enrollment of minority students.
Minority families and communities will benefit.
Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission.
Aplication and Award Process
This program does not require any 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 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.
When indicated in an individual program announcement, applications are subject to review in accordance with the national 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.
Application kits may be requested by calling (240) 453-8822 or writing to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications should be submitted to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications must be prepared using Form OPHS-1. This form is available in Adobe Acrobat format at the following website: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm . The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) provides multiple mechanisms for the submission of applications. Applicants will receive notification via mail from the OPHS Office of Grants Management confirming the receipt of applications submitted using any of these mechanisms. Applications submitted to the OPHS Office of Grants Management after the deadlines will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant unread. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via the electronic submission mechanisms specified below. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review. While applications are accepted in hard copy, the use of the electronic application submission capabilities provided by the OPHS e-Grants system or the Grants.gov Web site Portal is encouraged. Information about this system is available on the OPHS e-Grants Web site, https://egrants.osophs.dhhs.gov .
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health makes final decisions to approve, hold, or reject individual grants or contracts. Applicants are notified regarding the final decision on each application and are furnished with a Notice of Grant Award for all projects approved.
To be considered for review, applications must be submitted by the established due date. Applications not meeting the deadline will be considered late and will be returned to the applicant unread.
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707(e)(1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
About 60 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The cooperative agreement will have a 4-year project period with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under a letter of credit. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the notice of grant award is issued.
Post Assistance Requirements
Semi-annual progress reports are required for the cooperative agreement with final performance report due 90 days after the end of the project period.
Financial status report is due 90 days after the end of the budget period with a final financial status report due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period.
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 note in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings. Property records must be retained in accordance with Public Health Service Policy Statement requirements.
(Grants) FY 07 est not available; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Cooperative Agreements: $7,400,000.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement.
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Ms. Cynthia H. Amis, Director, Division of Program Operations, Office of Minority Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444. Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: 1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; 2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidence in the proposed implementation plan; 3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; 4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and 5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.
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