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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
This program will support national organizations that represent the following groups: State/Territorial Health Department Officials, Local County and City Health Department Officials, State Medicaid Directors, and State Legislatures to address cross-cutting, publicly-funded health program integration and health access issues identified by the states and local governments and entities.
Specifically, under the NOSLO program, each award recipient will be responsible for carrying out activities tailored to its own constituency?s needs (i.e., its target audience).
The NOSLO cooperative agreements are multi-faceted and include opportunities for policy information exchange and collaboration, as well as for providing training and technical assistance to state and local governments and their political subdivisions, health centers, other HRSA grantees, and other health care entities to address the needs of the underserved and targeted populations.
Eligible applicants include nonprofit service and/or membership organizations that can provide training and technical assistance on a national level to strengthen the infrastructure capacities of states and local government entities.
Eligible beneficiaries include the following entities: Federal; Interstate; Intrastate; State; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Other public institution/organization; Non-Governmental ?General; Minority group; Specialized group (e.g., health professionals, students, veterans); Small business (less than 500 employees); Private nonprofit institution/organization; Quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization; Anyone/general public; Native American Organizations; Health professional; Black; American Indian; Spanish origin; Asian; Other non-white; Migrant; U.S. citizen; Refugee/Alien; Veteran/Service; Person/Reservist (including dependents); Women; Disabled (ie., Deaf, Blind, Physically Disabled).
Applicants should review the individual HRSA notice of funding opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants should review the individual HRSA Notice of Funding Opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov.
A Notice of Award, signed by the Grants Management Officer, is sent via e-mail to the applicant's Authorized Organization Representative.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Sections 311(a) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Consult the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the period of support. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Post Assistance Requirements
Refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional information.
Cash reports are not applicable.
The awardee will be required to submit performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see the program announcement and notice of award for details for each required report).
The award recipient must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter.
A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) according to the following schedule: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/manage/technicalassistance/federalfinancialreport/ffrschedule.pdf.
A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.
If applicable, the award recipient submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends.
New awards (?Type 1?) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.
109?282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110?252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.
Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient?s and subrecipient?s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html).
Competing continuation award recipient, etc.
may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.
Expenditure reports are not applicable.
Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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. Refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for information.
Grantees are required to maintain accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award 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.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $2,604,216; FY 17 est $3,500,000; and FY 18 est $3,128,575
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
In FY 2017, approximately $3,500,000 is expected to fund four (4) recipients. Applicants can request funding for a ceiling amount of up to $875,000 total costs (includes both direct and indirect/facilities and administrative costs).
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Lynnette S. Araki, 5600 Fishers Lane, Parklawn Room 10C-03, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: LAraki@hrsa.gov Phone: (301) 443-6204 Fax: (301) 443-2286.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Review Criteria are outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity.