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
Funds may be used to cover salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential travel expenses and other expenses related to the project.
Restricted Uses: Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or American Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment. Student support through stipends, tuition, and fees is not eligible for support.
Eligible applicants are collegiate schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, State or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S.
Department of Education.
In addition to the 50 states, only the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, the U.S.
Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are eligible to apply.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
Accredited schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities determined appropriate by the Secretary.
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 with 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 excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) through a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Section 811 of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 296j).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 120 to 180 days after receipt of applications.
Depending on Agency priorities and availability of funding, during the final budget year of the approved project period competing continuation applications may be solicited from interested applicants.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 2-year project period (starting FY17). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients draw down funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Post Assistance Requirements
Both program and financial reports are required.
The recipient will be required to annual performance and progress reports.
Cash reports are not applicable.
A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required according to the schedule in HRSA?s Application Guide.
A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.
If applicable, the recipient must 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 Notice of Funding Opportunity 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 (The FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html).
Competing continuation recipients, 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.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Review (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.
(Project Grants) FY 16 $29,134,346; FY 17 est $34,494,677; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 2015 ? Award range: $194,365-$700,000; average award of $532,029. FY 2016 ? Award range: $380,354 - $699,996; average award of $597,895 FY 2017 ? Award range: $263,079 - $700,000; average award of $638,790.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.
Regional or Local Office
Janice Young, AENT Project Officer, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce Division of Nursing and Public Health 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11N74A, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (301) 443-0791
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; (5) Support Requested; and (6) Diversity and Cultural Competence. In making grant awards under this Section, preference will be given to any qualified applicant with a project that will substantially benefit rural or underserved populations or help meet public health nursing needs in State or local health departments. This preference will only be applied to applications that rank above the 80th percentile of applications recommended for approval. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.