Cooperative Agreements to Improve the Health Status of Minority Populations

To provide support for activities which have the potential to improve the health status and/or quality of life of racial/ethnic minorities, with the objective of reducing the excessive burden and death borne by minority and disadvantaged populations in the United States.

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Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

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.

Office - None.

Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations Tower Building, Suite 600, 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852.

Telephone at (240) 453-8444 Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Hispanic-serving Health Professions Schools, Inc. $ 525,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association $ 525,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
National Hispanic Medical Association $ 2,087,663   2012-09-012015-08-31
Hispanic Association Of Colleges And Universities $ 2,342,500   2012-09-012015-08-31
Association Of American Indian Physicians, Inc. $ 525,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
Morehouse School Of Medicine, Inc., The $ 1,790,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
Association Of Asian/pacific Community Health Organizations $ 525,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
Mhp Salud $ 525,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
Asian And Pacific Islander American Health Forum $ 525,000   2012-09-012015-08-31
Hispanic Association Of Colleges And Universities $ 2,590,314   2011-06-012015-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No grants funded. Fiscal Year 2017: It is not anticipated that grants will be awarded. Fiscal Year 2018: It is not anticipated that grants will be awarded.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for support of projects or activities consistent with the mission of the Office of Minority Health.

Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of on-going Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or supplementation of on-going project activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public and private nonprofit entities may apply.

Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Members of the minority and disadvantaged groups: Blacks; Hispanics; American Indians; Alaska Natives; Asian/American Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these.

Credentials/Documentation

Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission. 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. All open grant opportunities are posted on www.grants.gov. Additional information may be requested by calling 240-453-8822 or writing to: Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852.

Award Procedures

Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of grant award will be issued.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

OMH is authorized to conduct this program under 42 U.S.C. Section 300 u-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Varies, but a project period is generally limited to 5 years or less. Within a project period, continuation applications must be submitted annually on a noncompeting basis for each year of support.

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

The cooperative agreements will have a project period not to exceed 5 years, with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the award is issued. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Program reports are required.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to Payment Management Services 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Progress reports are required quarterly for each budget period.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions..

A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

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

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR Part 75.361 grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Available(Exp: grant program ended 8/31/2015); FY 17 Estimate Not Available(Exp: grant program ended 8/31/2015); and FY 18 Estimate Not Available(Exp: grant program ended 8/31/2015) - No grants were awarded under this program in FY '15, FY '16 or FY '17.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Grant program ended in 2015.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Program Management Contact: Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations Tower Building, Suite 600, 1101 Wootton Parkway Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone at (240) 453-8444 Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; (2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidence in the proposed implementation plan; (3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.



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