(1) Surveillance of HIV/AIDS and (2) sero surveillance studies and surveys.
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.
It is anticipated that in FY 2007 approximately 120 awards will be funded.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Grant funds may be used for salaries of staff conducting HIV/AIDS surveillance and sero surveillance activities, travel related to carrying out project activities and participating in national planning and implementation meetings, necessary supplies, computer software and hardware, and laboratory, data collection, and analysis costs.
Grant funds are to be additive to replace existing resources.
The governments, or their agents or instrumentalities, of any of the States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, territories or possessions of United States, including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries, and local governments who are current recipients of HIV/AIDS surveillance cooperative agreements.
Official health agencies will benefit.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
Aplication and Award Process
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.
Applications are made in the form of an application PHS-5161-1, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State and local governments.
After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award (Form 5152-1) indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.
Public Health Service Act, Sections 301(a), 311(b), and 317, as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
About 120 days after application submission.
Renewals may be approved for one to five years.
Formula and Matching Requirements
There are no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
From one to five years.
Post Assistance Requirements
Original and two copies of progress reports are due semiannually and must be submitted to the grants management office within 30 days after each reporting period.
For renewal applications, progress narratives should be submitted with the renewal application and cover progress from the preceding reporting period.
Annual financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.
Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a 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 noted 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 project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of three years after the end of each budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $67,774,469; FY 08 est $76,044,582; and FY 09 est $76,044,582.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$4,000 to $4,705,000; $579,650.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994; Administration of Grants, DHHS, 45 CFR 92; Application Instructions and Information and Program Guidance established by CDC for HIV/AIDS cooperative agreements.
Regional or Local Office
Grants Management Contact: Cheryl Maddux, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 498-1911.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
(1) Official health agencies which are current recipients of funds for HIV/AIDS surveillance activities; (2) need and background; and (3) a willingness to comply with applicable CDC sero surveillance protocols.
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