Technical Assistance and Provision for Foreign Hospitals and Health Organizations

To provide support for a quality of care improvement project based in a partner healthcare institution around the world, to provide continuing education and refresher training to physicians and other staff at hospitals and other Health Organizations around the world, and strengthen support and relations
with Ministers of Public Health (MOPH).

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: Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Instituto Conmemorativo Gorgas $ 329,764   2017-09-292022-09-28
Fundacion Mexico-estados Unidos Para La Ciencia, A.c. $ 450,000   2017-09-292022-09-28
Pan American Health Organization Inc $ 250,000   2019-09-302021-03-29
World Health Organization $ 545,000   2017-09-292021-03-28
World Health Organization $ 510,000   2017-09-292020-12-28
World Health Organization $ 511,000   2016-09-302020-09-29
Pasteur Foundation $ 1,950,000   2014-09-302019-09-30
Pasteur Foundation $ 3,156,000   2014-09-302019-09-30
Pan American Health Organization Inc $ 424,969   2016-09-302019-09-29
Pan American Health Organization Inc $ 208,272   2016-09-302019-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to cover costs of: personnel; consultants; grant related office supplies and software; grant related travel (domestic only); educational, promotional and evaluation materials; and other grant related costs.

Funds shall not be used to fund direct health care services or equipment for patients (e.g., diagnostic tests, screening equipment, treatment, etc.).

Also, funds may not be used for: building alterations or renovations, construction, screening supplies or equipment, incentives and prizes, food, fund raising activities, political education and lobbying, and other activities that are not grant related.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility

Citizens of the world.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All grant announcements are posted on

Award Procedures

Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be incomplete or arrive after the deadline will be returned without comment. Accepted applications will be reviewed for technical merit in accordance with HHS policies. Applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of experts. Funding decisions will be determined by the Director, Office of Global Health Affairs and will take into consideration the recommendations and ratings of the review panel; program needs, and stated preferences.


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


The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, appropriated funds to HHS for carrying out Title III of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act). Public Law 111-8, 123 Stat. 524, 777 (March 11, 2009). b. Pursuant to Section 307(a)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 242l(a)(2), HHS is authorized to participate with other countries in cooperative endeavors in biomedical research, health care services, health care research, or other related activities in furtherance of the activities, objectives or goals authorized under the Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008 (PEPFAR Reauthorization Act). The purpose of the PEPFAR Reauthorization Act, 22 U.S.C. Section 7603, is ?to strengthen and enhance United States leadership and the effectiveness of the United States response to the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria pandemics and other related and preventable infectious diseases as part of the overall United States health and development agenda.? , 42 U.S.C 242l(a)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 30 to 60 days. Approximately 60 days from the application deadline date.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days. Support is recommended for a specified project period (5 years), and is not generally considered for renewal beyond that period.

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

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. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual Program reports are required.

Cash Reports are due on a minimum basis of quarterly.

Progress reports are required for each budget period.

Financial status reports are due at the end of each budget period.

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


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.


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, 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



(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$650,000.00 to $7,900,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 75. 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: Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Headquarters Office

Julie Schafer 200 Independence Ave., SW,, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Phone: 202-205-1435

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be screened by OGHA staff for completeness and for responsiveness to the program guidance. Applicants should pay strict attention addressing these criteria, as they are the basis upon which applications will be judged. Those applications judged to be non-responsive or incomplete will be returned to the applicant without review. Applications that are complete and responsive to the guidance will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group specifically convened for this solicitation and in accordance with HHS policies and procedures. As part of the initial merit review, all applications will receive a written critique. All applications recommended for approval will be discussed fully by the ad hoc peer review group and assigned a priority score for funding. Eligible applications will be assessed according the following criteria: Technical Approach 45 points; Experience and Capabilities of the Organization 45 points; and Facilities and Resources 10 points.

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