Public Health Service Evaluation Funds

To carry out evaluations (including longitudinal evaluations) of teen pregnancy prevention approaches.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: $357,345 awarded for a fully funded 2 year project period from FY16-FY18.

Fiscal Year 2017: The current grantee is exploring new questions in the area of teen pregnancy prevention through analyses of existing data from the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and is focusing on programs implemented with middle school youth.

The purpose of this project is to enhance understanding of interventions designed to reduce teen pregnancy and existing disparities and to continue to increase available evidence.

The final report is expected in June 2018.

Fiscal Year 2018: The final report is expected in June 2018.


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.

Amy Feldman Farb, Evaluation Specialist, Office of Adolescent Health, 240-453-2836, Amy.Farb@hhs.gov.
Website Address

http://www.hhs.gov/oah




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Oregon Health & Science University $ 501,116   2020-09-302022-09-29
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles $ 959,140   2020-09-302022-09-29
University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston $ 620,746   2020-09-302022-09-29
Child Trends Inc $ 1,092,000   2020-09-302022-09-29
Education, Training, And Research Associates-$ 6,987   2016-07-012018-06-30
Education, Training, And Research Associates $ 357,345   2016-07-012018-06-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

OAH is interested in research, evaluation and statistics projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the organization and the teen pregnancy prevention field.

Under this announcement, OAH could consider research and evaluation projects that futher the understanding of what works, for whom and how in the field of teen pregnancy prevention and expectant and parenting youth.

OAH would also consider grant applications that include research that can be carried out in a short period of tme with limited resources, such as secondary data analyses using program and evaluation data OAH is in possession of or TPP related data that the grantee could obtain quickly.

OAH will not provide funds under this announcement for projects that consist solely of program delivery or the provision of services.

There is approximately $500,000 available for up to 2 cooperative agreements.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Nonprofit, for profit, small businesses, community based organizations, faith based organizations, universities, hospitals, state and local governments, US territories and possessions, tribal entities, native American organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Researchers, Policymakers, Teens, Parents.

Credentials/Documentation

A non-profit organization must provide evidence of its non-profit status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 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. This application may be found on www.grants.gov by CFDA search and must be submitted electronically through grants.gov.

Award Procedures

All applications and proposals are read by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Adolescent Health. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days. Support may be requested for a total project period of 2 years. Extensions to the project period may be made if deemed appropriate by the Office of Adolescent Health and approved by the Office of Grants Management.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Availability of funds is limited to the project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual progress reports are due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports are required to be filed with the Division of Payment Management.

Progress reports are required semi-annually each year of the grant.

Annual progress reports are due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

SF425 Federal Financial Reports are required to be submitted to the Office of Grants Management quarterly with an annual FFR due 90 days after the end of the budget period.

FFR's must be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.

Performance monitoring is conducted by office staff (project officers) via monthly conference calls, email communication, progress reports, and site visits (when funds are available for travel).

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.

Records

Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings. HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their designated authorized officials 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 budget 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 records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings. HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their designated authorized officials 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 budget 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

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $357,345; FY 17 est $1,500,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$357,345 awarded for a fully funded 2 year project period from FY16-FY18.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Amy Feldman Farb, Evaluation Specialist, Office of Adolescent Health, 240-453-2836, Amy.Farb@hhs.gov.

Headquarters Office

Brenda Donaldson 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550 , Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Brenda.Donaldson@hhs.gov Phone: 240-453-8822

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

An objective review committee scored applications based on 5 criteria categories: 1. Significance, 2. Research Design and Methods, 3. Capacity and Experience of the Applicant and Applicant Organization, 4. Project Management and Work Plan, 5. Budget and Budget Narrative.



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