Protecting and Improving Health Globally: Strengthening Public Health through Surveillance, Epidemiologic Research, Disease Detection and Prevention

CDC?s global health efforts are to assist Ministries of Health and other international partners to plan, effectively manage and conduct public health research in the intent of public health protection; achieve US Government program and international organization goals to improve health; including surveillance,

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intervention and prevention in global health programs that focus on leading causes of global health security, mortality, morbidity and disability including infectious diseases including bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases , non-communicable diseases, injury and violence, environmental health, generate and apply new knowledge to achieve public health goals and strengthen public health systems and capacity.

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.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Applications will be externally peer reviewed and evaluated based on the evidence submitted which specifically describes the applicant's abilities to meet the following criteria: (1) the plans to develop and implement the study describing how study participants will be identified, enrolled, tested and followed; (2) the ability to enroll and follow an adequate number of eligible study participants to assure proper conduct of the study.

This includes both demonstration of the availability potential study participants and the experience of the investigator in enrolling and following such persons; (3) the applicant's current activities in research, intervention and how they will be applied to achieving the objectives of the study; letters of support from cooperating organizations that demonstrate that nature and extent of such cooperation should be included; (4) the applicant's understanding of the research study objectives and, their ability, willingness and/or need to collaborate with CDC and researchers from other study sites in study design and analysis, including use of common forms, and sharing of specimens and data; (5) the plan to protect the rights and confidentiality of all participants and ensure adequate participation; (6) the size, qualifications and time allocation of the proposed staff and the availability of facilities to be used during the research study; (7) how the project will be administered to assure the proper management of the daily activities of the program; (8) the proposed schedule for accomplishing the activities of the research; including time frames; and (9) the quality of an evaluation plan which specifies methods and instruments to be used to evaluate the progress made in attaining research objectives. Recipients may only expand funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies and services, such as contractual Awardees may not generally use HHS/CDC/ATSDR funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Dependent on the FOA, eligibility may range from open, competitive, limited or single eligibility in accordance with authorizing legislation.

May include non-profit organizations who may be domestic, international or Ministries of Health. Domestic academic institutions, community organizations, universities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

This will benefit individuals worldwide, including in the U.S., through collaborations with the national Ministries of Health and other organizations/institutions. This is only for research activities supported by CDC/ATSDR. For the definition of research, please see http:/


Applicants should document the need for assistance, state objectives of the project, address the background, approach strategies and dissemination methods of the proposed work and provide budget with justifications for the different funds requested. Objectives should stay within the scope of the announcement. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to the 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.


Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Eligible applicants will be reviewed for completeness and responsiveness jointly by CDC?s Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and the Extramural Research Program Office(ERPO). In addition, eligible applicants will be externally peer reviewed by Special Emphasis Panel that consist of Subject Matter experts. Based on this merit review and a Secondary Review committee funding decisions will be made. Incomplete applicants will be notified that the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements.


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


42 U.S.C. Sec. 241, 242l.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


From 120 to 180 days. From 120 to 180 days.Renewals will require a yearly continuation application based upon availability of funds and programmatic compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

5 years with money given annually based on availability of funds. Restriction will be in place if all required documents are not submitted. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: annually depending on availability of funds.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual progress reports are required.

Federal financial reports are due at the completion of each budget period.

Per Funding Opportunity Announcement Part II: Reporting ? Awardees must submit an annual progress report end of every year; ongoing progress based on defined objectives for the year, a financial report is due along with this performance report.

The Annual Progress Report( due 120 days before the end of the budget period and serves as a continuation application.) Preapproved budget tracking and reconciliation as par to Progress Report Performance Measures( including outcomes).

A federal financial report is completed at the end of each budget period.

Performance is monitored throughout the project period by the Project officer in the program.

Technical assisstance is provided to resolve any ongoing issues for implemenatation of the project.

Periodic site visits are also conducted by agency for oversight and monitoring purposes.


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. Audit is based on the OMB circular A-133


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the 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 until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $189,100; FY 17 est $619,457; and FY 18 est $619,457 - This is a Research umbrella cooperative agreement with multiple funding streams.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Lata Kumar 1600, Cliton Road , Atlanta , Georgia 30047 Email: Phone: 4046397618

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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