Enhancing Public Health Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorder through the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

The purpose of this NOFO is to enhance the capacity of surveillance programs to implement a population-based, multiple source surveillance program for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The project will fund sites to participate in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network

and will enhance surveillance activities at both prior and newly participating sites through two funding components.

Component A is required for all applicants, while applying for Component B funding is optional.

Component A funds surveillance of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 4-year-old and 8-year-old children.

Component A activities include:
adhere to standardized ADDM Network methodology; renew or establish agreements for access to BOTH health and education data sources (electronic and paper records); staff training and continued education; report clean, de-identified data with vital records/census linkages to CDC; submit at least two manuscripts; engage partners and stakeholders in activities aimed at increasing use of ADDM data; and create and implement a strategic plan for performance monitoring and evaluation.

Component B funds conducting follow-up at age 16 years of children abstracted for ASD at age 8 years in 2010 and 2012, including collecting data on characteristics, functioning, and educational service delivery (including transition planning).

These data will inform public health strategies to improve identification and services for children with ASD.
Related Programs

Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Surveillance, Research, and Prevention

Department of Health and Human Services

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Centers for Disease Control - NCBDDD

Estimated Funding: $20,400,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are federally recognized tribes defined under the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act (Public Law 103-454; for list see https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2018-01907) or presidential executive order.

Organizations of federally recognized tribes, such as the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission, that have delegated authority to represent federally recognized tribes on matters relating to listed, candidate, or proposed species, are also eligible to apply.

Organizations of federally recognized tribes are required to provide supporting documentation demonstrating that they do have delegated authority from tribal officials and that the delegated authority is for the type of activity being proposed in the application.

Federal agencies or institutions are not eligible to receive Federal assistance under this notice.

In addition, NOAA and NMFS employees shall not provide assistance in writing applications, write letters of support for any application, or otherwise confer any unfair advantage on a particular application.

However, proposed activities can involve collaboration with current NMFS programs and NMFS employees, and NMFS employees can submit letters verifying that they would collaborate on a particular project if funded.

Applicants not meeting these eligibility criteria will not be considered for funding under this solicitation.

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