Advancing System Improvements for Key Issues in Women's Health

To promote program and systems innovation, policy and performance management and strategic communications that will advance improvement for key issues in women's health.

Programs will use evidence-based methodologies to support model programs, inform and advance policies and educate the public
and professionals.

Evaluation and outcomes reporting will be integral activities.

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.

Program Management Contact: Office on Women's Health, DHHS 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E Washington, DC 2020 Telephone 202-690-7650 Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Young Men's Christian Association Of Greater Louisville, The $ 800,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
University Of Missouri System $ 776,484   2019-09-302022-09-29
Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative $ 799,252   2019-09-302022-09-29
Texas Health Research And Education Institute $ 800,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Carrie Steel-pitts Home Inc $ 798,444   2019-09-302022-09-29
Seattle Children's Hospital $ 799,875   2019-09-302022-09-29
Native American Community Academy Foundation $ 755,505   2019-09-302022-09-29
Pine Bluff, City Of $ 800,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
I Challenge Myself, Inc. $ 800,000   2019-09-302022-09-29
Lindsay Unified School District $ 800,000   2019-09-302022-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used to implement evidence-based strategies to achieve the HHS Office on Women's Health (OWH) program objectives.

Applicants should identify, test, evaluate and promote effective, sustainable programs, policies and strategic communications for women and girls.

Funds are to support reasonable program purposes including staffing, supplies, and services.

Funds may not be used for construction, building alterations or renovations; fund-raising activities; job training; political education and lobbying; vocational rehabilitation; or to supplant ongoing project activities.

Funds may not be used for equipment, printing, food, and/or medical treatment outside of the funding announcement requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit organizations must provide evidence of tax-exempt status.

When projects involve the collaborative efforts of more than one organization or require the use of services or facilities not under the direct control of the applicant, written assurances of specific support or agreements must be submitted by the affected parties.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All women and girls, adults and children, including those underserved and minority populations, usually residing in the U.S., including Bone Fide territories, cities and islands.


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. Application kits may be obtained by accessing at Applications are submitted in response to specific announcements published on Grants.Gov. All applications must be submitted using the Department of Health and Human Services forms as specified in the announcement. Each announcement provides specific additional instructions regarding the contents of the narrative description of the project, budget justification, evaluation criteria and other required information.

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. Applications that fail to meet the screening criteria will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. 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 made by the OWH and will take into consideration the recommendations and ratings of the review panel; program objectives and needs; stated preferences in the announcement; geographic location; and recommendations based on a pre-award site visit, if conducted. Official notice of approved application is made through the issuance of a Notice of Grant Award or a Notice of Cooperative Agreement.


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


42 U.S.C. 300u-2(a), 42 U.S.C 300u-2(a).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days. Refer to FOA. Approximately 30 - 90 days from the application deadline due date.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days. Project period ranges from 3 to 5 years. Extensions to the project period may be made if deemed appropriate by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation and approved by the grants manager.

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

Grants and cooperative agreements are generally funded on a 12-month basis, with an overall period of performance generally 3-5 years. Support beyond the first year is contingent upon acceptable evidence of satisfactory progress, continuing program relevance, and the availability of funds. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are expected to report all data by sex, race and age.

Routine Program Reports are required twice a year, although the Program Officer reserves the right to require a different schedule to align reporting periods or to request more/less frequent reporting based on performance or program scheduling issues.

The final program report will be summative.

An edited version will accompany the final Financial Status Report.

Reports must be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions (or other system if required by extenuating circumstances).

Federal Cash Transaction Reports SF425 are due quarterly and must be submitted electronically through the Payment Management Services system.

Progress reports are required quarterly to meet requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act.

The Program Officer reserves the right to require a different schedule to align reporting periods.

Grantees are expected to report all data by sex, race and age.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.

Quarterly Progress reports, yearly progress reports, and site visit reports are requirements of OWH grants and cooperative agreements.


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.


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, sub-grantee, 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 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a project 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



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $5,926,431; FY 17 est $9,534,078; and FY 18 est $5,859,960

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$500,000 - $2,200,000 for 1 - 3 grants; $200,000 - $300,000 for up to 5 grants.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 74 and 92. 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

See Regional Agency Offices. Program Management Contact: Office on Women's Health, DHHS 200 Independence Avenue, SW Room 712E Washington, DC 2020 Telephone 202-690-7650 Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The rating criteria and the weight attached to each criterion is included in the Federal Register announcement that requests project proposals. The criteria typically include such concerns as the significance and usefulness of the project; the appropriateness of the intervention/measurement methodology and design; the qualifications of personnel and the sponsoring organization; and the likelihood that the work plan and budget will produce the intended results.

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