FY13 Announcement of the Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or Adoption Grant Projects

The increasing success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has enabled some infertile couples to create embryos through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) that are then cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.

If a couple becomes pregnant without using all of the stored embryos, they may choose


to donate the remaining embryos for use by other infertile couples.

Embryo donation is a relatively new process in which individuals with extra frozen embryos agree to release the embryos for use by another woman who wishes to achieve pregnancy.

The recipient can be either known or anonymous to the donor(s).OPA intends to fund at least one project in each of two distinct categories:? Category 1 (Embryo Adoption and/or Donation Public Awareness Campaign) public awareness projects (including those that provide education for professionals who work in traditional adoption or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to equip them with the specific knowledge and skills to support the unique needs of embryo donors and recipients; and ? Category 2 (Embryo Adoption and/or Donation Administrative or Medical Services) projects which provide administrative or medical services (including counseling) to patients who are in the process of embryo donation/adoption as well as those who may initiate a process of embryo donation or adoption in the near future.

Entities may apply for both categories of funding; however, a separate application is required for each category identified in this announcement.

For the purposes of this announcement, embryo donation and/or adoption is defined as the donation of frozen embryo(s) from one party to a recipient who wishes to bear and raise a child or children.
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FY13 Announcement of the Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or Adoption Grant Projects

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Applications are encouraged from organizations that are currently operating programs that have the capability of providing services (including counseling) to people who are considering embryo donation and/or adoption.

Moreover, applications are encouraged from organizations that have the capability to conduct a rigorous evaluation of the funded project.

Only agencies and organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply.

Eligible applicants include public agencies, non-profit organizations or for-profit organizations.

Educational institutions—including academic medical centers and/or their affiliated clinics—are eligible to apply for this grant.

American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are also eligible to apply.

One agency must be identified as the applicant organization and this agency will have legal responsibility for the project.

Additional agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants, subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they assist in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of the recipients.

Applicants should note that section 45 CFR Part 74.81 of the DHHS Uniform Administrative Requirements indicate that, except for awards under certain small business programs, no grant funds may be paid as profit to any recipient even if the recipient is a commercial organization.

Profit is any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs.

Only those organizations or agencies that demonstrate the capability of providing the proposed services and that meet the requirements of this announcement will be considered for awards.

Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for these embryo donation and/or adoption grant projects.

Please note, however, that grant funds may not be used for inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction, and proselytization.

If an organization engages in such activities, they must be offered separately in time or location from the grant program and participation must be voluntary for program beneficiaries.

In providing services and outreach related to program services, a funded entity may not discriminate against current or prospective program beneficiaries on the basis of religion, a religious belief, a refusal to hold a religious belief, or a refusal to actively participate in a religious practice.

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