Anti-Doping Activities

ONDCP Anti-Doping Activities Competitive Grant A.

Program Description The United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act, 21 U.S.C.

§§ 2001 et seq.

provides that the United States Anti-Doping Agency shall–1) serve as the independent anti-doping organization

for the amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and be recognized worldwide as the independent national anti-doping organization for the United States;2) ensure that athletes participating in amateur athletic activities recognized by the United States Olympic Committee are prevented from using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the Agency;3) implement anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication programs to prevent United States Amateur Athletes participating in any activity recognized by the United States Olympic Committee from using performance-enhancing drugs or prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the Agency;4) serve as the United States representative responsible for coordination with other anti-doping organizations coordinating amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee to ensure the integrity of athletic competition, the health of the athletes, and the prevention of use by United States amateur athletes of performance-enhancing drugs or prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the Agency.21 U.S.C.

§ 2001(b)(1) – (4).

The grantee is required to provide continued support of anti-doping efforts to educate athletes on the dangers of drug use and eliminate doping in amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

Specifically, the grantee is required to provide support for athlete drug testing programs, research initiatives, educational programs and efforts to inform athletes of the rules adopted governing the use of prohibited substances outlined in the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code); and provide support for legal efforts to enforce compliance with the Code and adjudicate athlete appeals involving doping violations.The United States is committed to ensuring the health of its Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic athletes and supports strict adherence to anti-doping in sport through testing, adjudication, education, and research as performed by nationally recognized oversight authorities.

B.

Federal Award InformationONDCP expects to award one Federal grant for Anti-Doping Activities in April 202 1. All applications and awards are subject to such additional requirements expressed in governing law and regulations, including the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards codified at 2 CFR Part 20 0. ONDCP expects that it will make an award of financial assistance from this announcement in the form of a grant.

Substantial involvement of ONDCP is not anticipated.Applications for renewal or supplementation of existing projects are eligible to compete with applications for new Federal awards.Pre-application coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under Executive Order 1237 2. Upon approval by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, an award letter and terms and conditions will be sent to the grantee.

This program has no statutory formula.This program has no matching requirements.This program has no Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirements.Estimated Amount and Length of Award Grant Amount:
$14,000,00 0. Project Period:
12 months C.

EligibilityThe anti-doping efforts must be accomplished by an agency that:
(1) Is an independent anti-doping organization for the amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee; (2) Ensures that athletes participating in amateur athletic activities recognized by the United States Olympic Committee are prevented from using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency; (3) Implements anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication programs to prevent United States amateur athletes participating in any activity recognized by the United States Olympic Committee from using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency; and (4) Serves as the United States representative responsible for coordination with other anti-doping organizations coordinating amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee to ensure the integrity of athletic competition, the health of the athletes and the prevention of use of performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency.Application Content:
Proof of Eligibility:
Applicant must be able to serve as the United States representatives responsible for coordination with other anti-doping organizations coordinating amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

Applicant must be recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the official anti-doping agency for the United States.

Technical Expertise and Experience:
Applicants must justify how the organization, its mission, and its submitted plan will contribute to the anti-doping goals and objectives of ONDCP as described within this announcement.

In addition, applicants must include the organization’s relevant experience and ability to effectively support the efforts of the United States Olympic Committee to provide healthy and drug free Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic athletes, and support the strict adherence to anti-doping in sports through effective testing, adjudication, education, and research as performed by nationally recognized oversight authorities.Program Narrative:
The narrative must respond to the announcement and each of the specified criteria in Section C.

The program narrative should be double-spaced, using standard 12-point font, with 1-inch margins and should not exceed 20 pages.

Please number pages in the following manner:
“1 of 20,” “2 of 20,” etc.1) Budget Detail Worksheet and Budget Narrative:
Applicant must provide an itemized budget for the award period.

Applicant must submit budget worksheets and budget narrative in one file.

At a minimum, the following categories need to be addressed:
Personnel, Fringe Benefits, Overtime, Travel, Facilities, Services, Equipment, Supplies, Consultant and Contracts, and Other Costs.

For this grant other costs include International Testing of specimens, Registrations Fees for States, and International Anti-doping Logistical Support.

These must be itemized as well.

The budget narrative should thoroughly and clearly describe every category of expense listed in the worksheet.

Proposed budgets are expected to be complete, reasonable and allowable, cost-effective, and necessary for project activities.

The narrative should be mathematically sound and correspond with the information and figures provided in the budget detail worksheet.

The narrative should explain how costs were calculated and how they are relevant to the completion of the proposed project.2) Performance Measures:
The awardee will be required to provide ONDCP with quarterly progress reports on any required performance areas.3) What an Application Must Include:
Applicants should anticipate that if they fail to submit an application that contains all of the specified elements, it may negatively affect the review of their application; and should a decision be made to make an award, it may result in the inclusion of diverse conditions that preclude the recipient from accessing or using award funds pending satisfaction of the conditions.

Moreover, applicants should anticipate that applications that are determined to be nonresponsive to the announcement, or that do not include the application elements that ONDCP considers to be critical, will neither proceed to peer review nor receive further consideration.

The following are considered to be critical:
Eligibility, Program Narrative, and Budget Detail Worksheet and Narrative.The SF-424 is a required standard form used as a cover sheet for submission of pre-applications, applications, and related information.

This funding opportunity is not subject to Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review.

(In completing the SF-424, applicants are to make the appropriate selection in response to question 19, indicating that the “Program is not covered by E.O.

1237 2. ”)Each applicant is required to (i) be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) before submitting its application; (ii) provide a valid DUNS number in its application; (iii) continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by ONDCP; and (iv) maintain current FAPIIS information (if applicable).

ONDCP will not make an award until an applicant has fully complied with all applicable pre-award requirements.

If the applicant has not fully complied by the time ONDCP is ready to make award, ONDCP may determine that the applicant is not qualified to receive the award, and use that determination as a basis for making an award to another applicant.4) Submission Dates and Times:
Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.

All applications are due to be submitted and in receipt of a successful validation message in Grants.gov by April 22, 202 1. 5) Limitation on Use of Award Funds for Employee Compensation; Waiver:
With respect to any award in excess of $250,00 0. 00 made under this announcement, recipients may not use Federal funds to pay total cash compensation (salary plus cash bonuses) to any employee of the award recipient at a rate that exceeds 110% of the maximum annual salary payable to a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service (SES) at an agency with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System for that year (this limitation does not apply to non-profit organizations specifically named at Appendix VIII to 2 C.F.R.

Part 200).

The salary table for SES employees is available at www.opm.gov/salary - tables.

Note:
A recipient may compensate an employee at a greater rate, provided the amount in excess of this compensation limitation is paid with non-Federal funds.

The limitation expressed herein is a budgetary limitation – that is, ONDCP will not reimburse salaries above the amount expressed.

The ONDCP Director may exercise discretion to waive, on an individual basis, the limitation on compensation rates allowable under award.

An applicant requesting a waiver should include a detailed justification in the budget narrative of the application.

Unless the applicant submits a waiver request and justification with the application, the applicant should anticipate that ONDCP will request the applicant to adjust and resubmit the budget.

The justification should include the particular qualifications and expertise of the individual, the uniqueness of the service the individual will provide, the individual’s specific knowledge of the program or project being undertaken with award funds, and a statement explaining that the individual’s salary is commensurate with the regular and customary rate for an individual with his/her qualifications and expertise, and for the work to be done.E.

Application Review Information 1) Eligibility:
ONDCP encourages applications from non-Federal entities with expert knowledge and extensive experience as an independent anti-doping organization for the amateur athletic competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

Applicants must have experience in programs that ensure that athletes participating in amateur athletic activities recognized by the United States Olympic Committee are prevented from using performance enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency.

Applicant must be able to implement anti-doping education, research, testing, and adjudication programs to prevent United States amateur athletes participating in any activity recognized by the United States and of the committee from using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency.2) Merit Criteria:
The merit of each application will be based on review of the following, with respect to scores, as addressed:
a) Initial Evaluation CriteriaApplications will not be further considered that fail to demonstrate the organization’s expert knowledge and extensive experience in anti-doping requirements, techniques, and application of programs to determine compliance.

Applicants must be recognized or be acceptable by the United States Olympic Committee.

b) Specific Selection CriteriaProgram Design and Implementation (50 points of 100):
Describe the overall goals, objectives, and how the applicant intends to meet all of the deliverables for the requirements of the United States Olympic Committee.

Identify strategies for designing and implementing all deliverables described herein including implementation of anti-doping education, research, testing and adjudication programs to prevent United States amateur athletes participating in any activity recognized by the United States Olympic Committee from using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency.

A timeline must be included for completing tasks and a responsible entity/person should be identified.

This entity will serve as the United States representative responsible for coordination with other anti-doping organizations coordinating amateur competitions recognized by the United States Olympic Committee to ensure the integrity of athletic competition, the health of the athletes and the prevention of use of performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency.

Capabilities and Competencies (30 points of 100):
Describe how the applicant has expert knowledge and extensive experience in establishing and accomplishing strategies to provide for a healthy competitive amateur athlete, free of performance-enhancing drugs.

Applicants must also describe how they have served as an essential partner in assisting the United States Olympic Committee or any other amateur body in ensuring athletes competing are not using performance-enhancing drugs or other prohibited performance-enhancing methods adopted by the agency.Budget and Budget Narrative (10 points of 100):
Provide a proposed budget and budget narrative that is reasonable and allowable, cost-effective, and necessary for project activities.

ONDCP may enter into negotiations where the budget and the budget narrative fail to demonstrate price reasonableness and/or price realism.Performance Measure Data Collection (10 points of 100):
Describe the process the applicant will use to research, collect, and analyze successes in preventing athletes from using performance-enhancing drugs, testing athletes for performing enhancing drugs, educating athletes about the dangers of using performance-enhancing drugs and coordinating with other anti-doping organizations to ensure the integrity of athletic competition.

This should include measures of adhering to timelines and meeting deliverable schedules.ONDCP will review the risk posed by applicants by using publicly available information in the OMB-designated integrity and performance system accessible through SAM prior to making a Federal award.ONDCP will review applications against the established evaluation criteria and make an award to the responsive applicant determined to offer the best value to ONDCP and the President’s National Drug Control Program.

Related Programs

Anti-Doping Activities

Executive Office of the President


Agency:

Office: Office of National Drug Control Policy

Estimated Funding: $20,000,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 21-574

Additional Information of Eligibility:
This supplemental funding opportunity announcement is a single-source eligibility to the only recipient under this award.

The only applicant eligible to apply is the Association for Public Health Laboratories (APHL) because of the specialized skills and abilities to enhance the capacity of public health laboratories (PHLs).

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf21574

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
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Date Posted:
2021-03-22

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2021-05-22



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