Air Force Medical Research and Development

To enhance the health, safety, readiness, and performance of Air Force personnel through applied medical research and advanced development executed largely through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with civilian educational and research institutions/organizations.




Related Programs12.420 Military Medical Research and Development
Grants for this Program


Agency - Department of Defense

The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States through five major areas: peacekeeping and war-fighting efforts, Homeland Security, evacuation and humanitarian causes.

Website Address

http://www.af.mil




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients are required to conform to their accepted research protocol and are usually required to submit some form of annual or project report.

Project support is limited to research and development aimed at sustaining or enhancing the technology base or understanding a biological- medical process, thereby providing a technological edge in solving complex biological-medical problems and countering future military medical threats.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must be an institution/organization.

Applications will not be accepted from individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Applicants must be an institution/organization. Applications will not be accepted from individuals.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial and managerial capability as well as a certification of compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws, ordinances and regulations. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Merit-based competitive procedures are utilized in accordance with notices of funding opportunities, such notices are typically called Program Announcements (PAs) or Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs). Proposals are evaluated by in-house committee and extramural review committees against the evaluation criteria listed in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcement (PA). The final stage of evaluation is the establishment of an order of merit in which all competing proposals are ranked on the basis of their respective military relevance and scientific merit evaluations. Award amount will be negotiated with those proposals recommended for funding. Awards depend upon the availability of funds and the priority which the Air Force determines to exist at the time of award.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

10 U.S.C. 2358.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 120 to 180 days. Once a grant or cooperative agreement is awarded, any follow-on research proposal is treated as a new request. Follow-on work should allow for the review time noted above.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance programs are normally available for work efforts that will be concluded within 3 years (36 months) from the date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments are made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will comply with the DoD Grant and Agreement Regulations (DoDGARs).

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Federal Financial Report In-Progress Review Program Management Review Interim and Final Performance Report Reports of Government Furnished Property in possession of or acquired by the awardee.

Federal Financial Report.

Federal Financial Report In-Progress Review Program Management Review Interim Performance Report.

Federal Financial Report.

Periodic Program Performance review in the form of Program Management Reviews on an annual basis as well as In-Progress Reviews that are scheduled on an ad-hoc / as needed basis.

Interim performance reports.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

Record keeping requirements are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the award, which will include appropriate provisions related to recipient records that are required by the DoDGARs.

Financial Information

Account Identification

97-0130-7-1-833 - DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM AIR FORCE RDTE.

Obigations

(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 15 $3,410,625; FY 16 est $3,200,000; and FY 17 est $6,150,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Projects from $50,000.00 to $5,000,000.00. Average award is $750,000.00.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs) provide program information, applicable regulations, and guidance for submitting applications. The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the Grants.gov website.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

BRIAN D. MCCARTY 7700 ARLINGTON BLVD SUITE 3NW200, FALLS CHURCH, Virginia 22042 Email: brian.d.mccarty2.civ@mail.mil Phone: (703) 681-7111

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals are selected for funding based on the evaluation criteria listed in the Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs). The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the Grants.gov website.


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