Medical Reserve Corps Small Grant Program

To support the development of Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units in communities throughout the United States to: (1) increase capacity at the community level to respond during emergencies which have medical consequences, and (2) improve public health in communities through volunteerism on an ongoing basis.

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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Capt.

Patrick Denis Deputy Director Division of Civilian Volunteeer MRC Office of the U. S. Surgeon General 1101 Wootton Pkwy.

Suite 184 Rockville, MD 20852 Phone 240-453-2828 Patrick.Denis@hhs.gov.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Health Foundation, (inc) $ 100,000   2016-09-302021-09-29
Public Health Foundation, (inc) $ 250,000   2016-09-302019-09-30
National Association Of County And City Health Officials $ 1,619,000   2015-09-012019-08-31
National Association Of County And City Health Officials $ 7,450,000   2015-09-012017-08-31
National Association Of County And City Health Officials $ 4,767,881   2014-12-062015-07-31
National Association Of County And City Health Officials $ 24,292,119   2010-08-012014-12-05
National Association Of County And City Health Officials $ 12,122,309   2006-08-012010-10-31
Middlesex, County Of (inc) $ 0   2002-09-302008-08-31
Palo Alto University, Inc. $ 41,746   2006-09-302008-03-31
North Mississippi Health Services $ 0   2003-09-302007-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for establishment of community-based, citizen volunteer Medical Reserve Corps.

Funds may be used for organizing, volunteer recruitment, assessment of risks and vulnerabilities, strategy development, planning, training, drills/practice, supplies and equipment.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants for this funding opportunity are national-level nonprofit organizations with significant local, state and national networking connections.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public.

Credentials/Documentation

Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission. Costs will be determined in accordance with 45 CFR 75/ 2 CFR 200. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.

Award Procedures

Final award decisions will be made by the Director of the Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. In making this decision, the Director will fund one cooperative agreement and will consider: (1) recommendations of the review panel; (2) reviews for programmatic and grants management compliance; (3) the reasonableness of the estimated cost to the government considering the available funding and anticipated results; and (4) the likelihood that the proposed project will result in the expected benefits.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 1703 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

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

This Cooperative Agreement will have a project period not to exceed 5 years, funds will be alloted on 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 procedures will be provided at the time of the award. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Progress reports are required monthly, quarterly and annually.

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

Cash reports are required for each cash withdrawal or transfer.

Progress reports are required for each budget period.

As of February 1, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will begin the transition from use of the SF-269, Financial Status Report (Short Form or Long Form) to the use of the SF-425 Federal Financial Report for expenditure reporting.

1.

Grantees must submit quarterly Federal Financial Reports due on one of the standard due dates by which cash reporting is required to be submitted to PMS or at the end of a calendar quarter.

The FFR is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. 2.

Also, grantees must submit an annual Federal Financial Report due 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

3.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions .

In addition to the required quarterly progress reports, a final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

In addition to the required progress reports, a final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

Audits

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200 PART F'Audit of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal 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. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt as noted in 2 CFR 200 PART F. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by HHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit finding(s).

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 Not Available; FY 17 est $4,000,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Only one Cooperative Agreement awarded at the amount of $3,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Capt. Patrick Denis Deputy Director Division of Civilian Volunteeer MRC Office of the U.S. Surgeon General 1101 Wootton Pkwy. Suite 184 Rockville, MD 20852 Phone 240-453-2828 Patrick.Denis@hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Virginia Simmons 200 C. St. O'Neill Bldg., Washington, District of Columbia 20024 Email: virginia.simmons@hhs.gov Phone: 202-260-0400

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) Implementation plan which describing linkages to existing community resources, the role the Medical Reserve Corps will most likely have, and the time frame for planning and implementation; 2) Management plan describing the organization's capabilities; 3) Evaluation plan describing program goals and how those goals will be assessed; 4) Supporting documentation detailing how the Medical Reserve Corps is connected to a Citizen Corps Council; and 5) Background on the adequacy of demonstrated knowledge of emergency medical response/care systems and utilization of volunteers.



Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Social Enterprises Address Housing Crises


Social Enterprises Address Housing Crises

Funding for social enterprises and housing associations are extremely lacking. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital points out that there is a need to “build bigger, more stronger, more resilient social enterprises” because they are “critical to growth and prosperity and quality of life in our community.”




Social Services Jobs

  Social Work Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs
  Foundation Related Jobs
  Substance Abuse Jobs
  Social Services Jobs





More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


Renewable Resources Extension Act and National Focus Fund Projects | Science | Foreign Investment Financing | Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH Grants) | Higher Education - Multicultural Scholars Grant Program |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2019 Copyright Michael Saunders