Laboratory Leadership, Workforce Training and Management Development, Improving Public Health Laboratory Infrastructure

This program addresses the ?Healthy People 2010? focus areas of: #8 ? Environmental Health, #10 ? Food Safety, #11 ? Health Communication, #13 ? HIV, #14 ? Immunization and Infectious Diseases, # 17 - Medical Product Safety, #20 - Occupational Safety and Health, #23 ? Public Health Infrastructure,
#24 - Respiratory Diseases and #25 ? Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Its major objective is to improve public health laboratory infrastructure, maintain a competent and trained laboratory workforce, promote laboratory leadership activities to ensure future laboratory leaders, ensure laboratory preparedness for emerging infectious diseases or other biologic and chemical public health threats, promote technology transfer to ensure up-to-date technologies for the testing laboratory, and to enhance communication linkages between state and local public health laboratories, and the clinical laboratory testing community.

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.
Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Public Health And Environment, Colorado Department Of $ 500,000   2018-09-302020-09-29
University Of Massachusetts $ 600,000   2018-09-302020-09-29
State Health Services, Texas Department Of $ 596,249   2018-09-302020-09-29
Department Of Health Utah $ 596,871   2018-09-302020-09-29
Health, Tennessee Dept Of $ 500,000   2018-09-302020-09-29
Health Research, Inc. $ 599,549   2018-09-302020-09-29
Health And Environment, Kansas Department Of $ 446,899   2018-09-302020-09-29
State Health Services, Texas Department Of $ 146,057   2017-09-302019-09-29
Health, New Jersey Department Of $ 150,000   2017-09-302019-09-29
Health, Florida Department Of $ 150,000   2017-09-302019-09-29



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The purpose of the program is to enhance the work of public health laboratories in the U. S. and abroad.

The program aims to promote quality public health laboratory practice, improve public health laboratory infrastructure, strengthen the public health laboratory system, and to develop a well-trained public health laboratory workforce in the U. S. and globally.

It also aims to ensure laboratory preparedness for emerging infectious diseases or other biologic and chemical public health threats, promote technology transfer to ensure up-to-date technologies for the testing laboratory, and enhance communication linkages between state and local public health laboratories and the clinical laboratory testing community Improvement of public health laboratory infrastructure, state-of-the-art training for the nation's laboratorians to be prepared in dealing with public health threats, improving laboratory leadership capabilities, enhancing inter-laboratory communications.

There are no restrictions. Additionally, Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding will be used to expand the existing Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) Laboratory Fellowship Program by supporting additional fellowships through the cooperative agreement between CDC and APHL in Fiscal Year 2011.

This project will receive ACA funding for future Fiscal Years-Subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Assistance will be provided only to APHL.

CDC approved single eligibility of this award.

This group is the appropriate and only qualified organization to address the activities described under this program announcement.

Application may be submitted by the APHL consistent with the single eligibility justification that follows.

State governments, specifically State public health laboratories, particularly any organization representing state public health laboratories and having an established training network.

In regards to Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding will be limited solely to the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), the current partner in the cooperative agreement with CDC.

Beneficiary Eligibility

This project represents the front line defense against health threats to the nation's public. The nation's public is the ultimate recipient of benefits from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For all other nonprofit grantees, cost will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74 Subpart Q. For-profit organizations' costs are determined in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, 48 CFR 31. 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. To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 5161. Application forms and instructions are available on www.grants.gov and/or the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIM) staff at: 770-488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to you.

Award Procedures

Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 317(k)(3) of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. 247b (k)(3), as amended. Sections 307 and 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. 242l and 247b (k)(2), as amended, Executive Order N/A, Title 42, Part 247b(k)(3), Section 317(k)(3); Funding is appropriated under Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), Title IV, Section 4002 (Prevention and Public Health Fund) in Fiscal Year 2011 only. In addition, Under Section 5314, Fellowship Training in Public Health (Part E of title VII of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.294n et seq., as amended by as amended by section 5206, is further amended by Sec. 778), CDC is authorized to expand existing fellowship training programs in the critical areas of applied public health epidemiology, public health laboratory science and public health informatics.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From two to three months.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Throughout the project period, CDC's commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government.

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

Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with project periods of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Each funded applicant must provide CDC with an interim progress reports via www.grants.gov: 1.

The first interim progress report is due at mid year and will serve as the non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: a.

Standard Form (?SF?) 424S Form.

b.

SF-424A Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs.

c.

Budget Narrative.

d.

Indirect Cost Rate Agreement.

e.

Project Narrative.

2.

The second report is due no later than 90 days after the end of the budget period.

This report should include a detailed description of specific projects and activities conducted, measurable outcomes achieved and public health impact resulting from projects conducted during the reporting period.

3.

Annual progress report, due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

These reports must be submitted to the attention of the Grants Management Specialist.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Interim progress report, no less than 90 days before the end of the budget period.

The progress report will serve as your non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: current budget period activities objectives, current budget period financial progress, new budget period program proposed activity Objectives, budget, additional requested information, and measures of effectiveness;.

Financial status report and annual progress report, no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period; and Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. A-133 audits. Financial status report and annual progress report, no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period; and Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period

Records

Financial and personnel records including financial awards, financial status reports, interim reports, and final reports must be maintained for a period of seven years.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $1,711,259; FY 17 est $1,810,677; and FY 18 est $1,810,677

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Robert Reynolds 4770 Buford Highway, F45, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: VIO9@cdc.gov Phone: 770-488-0563

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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