Blood Disorder Program: Prevention, Surveillance, and Research

To work with State health agencies and other public and private and nonprofit organizations in planning, development, implementation, coordination, or evaluation of programs or other activities related to improved blood disorders.

To provide a national, State or local focus for the prevention
of conditions in persons with blood disorders; to employ epidemiological methods to set priorities, build capacity and direct health promotion interventions for persons with blood disorders; to expand public health training opportunities through fellowships to introduce geneticists, epidemiologists, and clinicians to public health practice through education, training and career-enhancing experiences.

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.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
American Thrombosis And Hemostasis Network, Inc. $ 17,400,000   2015-09-302020-09-29
Cooley's Anemia Foundation, Inc $ 600,000   2014-09-302019-09-29
Hemophilia Federation Of America, Inc. $ 2,200,000   2014-09-302019-09-29
National Blood Clot Alliance $ 1,460,180   2014-09-302019-09-29
National Hemophilia Foundation, Inc., The $ 2,372,000   2014-09-302019-09-29
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to strengthen, to expand, to build upon or to enhance surveillance, health promotion, education and training, prevention/intervention activities that contribute to the mission and activities of the Division of Blood Disorders.

Funds may be used to improve and strengthen State and local public health infrastructure by providing technical assistance to other appropriate health agencies, organizations, special groups or coalitions.

Funds may be used to support capacity building, program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and surveillance for blood disorders outcomes, including related health promotion, education and training, and prevention/intervention.

Funds may also be used to coordinate the dissemination of prevention information to the general public, target populations and among state and local agencies and public and private sector organizations in the United States.

Funds may not be used for direct curative or rehabilitative services.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

N/A.

Beneficiary Eligibility

N/A.

Credentials/Documentation

Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification for funds requested. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Office of Grants Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. Funding announcements will be posted on www.grants.gov. Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the Grants.gov web site, at the following Internet address: www.grants.gov. Submit the final application using the www.grants.gov website.

Award Procedures

After review and approval, a Notice of Award from the CDC Office of Grant Services is prepared and signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and mailed to the recipient officer identified in the application, along with appropriate notification to the public. The initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. Cooperative agreement awards and grants, competitive and single eligibility, are determined by an internal objective committee review process at CDC, including peer reviews for research activities. Awards will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the respective Notice of Funding Opportunity, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act Sections 301, 301(a), 311, and 317C (42 U.S.C. Sections 241, 241(a), 237b-4, 243, 247-4, and 247b-4, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. From 90 to 120 days. After review and approval, a Notice of Award from the CDC Office of Grants Services is prepared and signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and mailed to the recipient officer identified in the application, along with appropriate notification to the public. The initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. Cooperative agreement awards and grants, competitive and single eligibility, are determined by an internal objective committee review process at CDC, including peer reviews for research activities. Awards will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the respective Notice of Funding Opportunity, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Office of Grants Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. Throughout project periods, CDC?s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds and evidence of satisfactory progress by recipient as documented in the required reports. If additional support is desired to continue a project beyond the approved project period, an application for competing continuation must be submitted for review in the same manner as a new application. Projects are renewable for periods of 1 to 4 years.

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

Assistance is available for 12-month budget periods within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedure established by the grantee institution with DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cost Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Progress reports are required annually.

A plan of action is required annually.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are required annually.

A plan of action is required annually.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each specified funding period.

Final financial status and progress reports are required 90 days after the end of a project.

Progress reports are required annually.

A plan of action is required annually.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required annually.

A plan of action is required annually.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are required annually.

A plan of action is required annually.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each specified funding period.

Final financial status and progress reports are required 90 days after the end of a project.

Progress reports are required annually.

A plan of action is required annually.

No expenditure reports are required.

No performance monitoring is required.

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. 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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the cooperative agreement program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases, records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0958-1-1-550.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $5,958,045; FY 17 est $6,960,136; and FY 18 est $6,960,136

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

FY18 funding is dependent upon funding availability. Award amounts range from $5,0000 to $4,300,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR Part 51b. Guidelines are available in the application kit.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Kendall Anderson 1600 Clifton Road, NE MS-E64, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: kra0@cdc.gov Phone: 404-498-3950

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

In general, applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and merit of the overall application relative to the types of projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation's health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.



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