PPHF 2018: Prevention Health and Health Services ? Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation?s Health ? financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to announce a program to strengthen the nation?s public health infrastructure, ensure a competent, current and connected public health system, and improve delivery of essential services through capacity building assistance (CBA).

CBA
is defined as activities that strengthen and maintain the infrastructure and resources necessary to sustain or improve system, organizational, community or individual processes and competencies.

CBA is delivered through technical assistance, training, information sharing, technology transfer, materials development, or funding that enables organizations to serve customers better and operate in a comprehensive, responsive, and effective manner.

The goal is to fund nongovernmental organizations that have the capability, expertise, resources, reach, and history of providing capacity building relevant to implementing the program?s key strategies, activities, and outcomes.

The program strategies include strengthening the capacities of health systems infrastructure; leadership and workforce; data and information systems; communication and information technology; partnerships; laws, regulations, and policies; and programs and services.

Capacity building efforts of this program are expected to strengthen and optimize the public health system and services to improve the nation?s health.
Related Programs93.424 NON-ACA/PPHF?Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health through National Nonprofit Organizations; 93.524 The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Capacity Building Assistance to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure and Performance

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.




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds will be used for costs associated with providing capacity building assistance to strengthen the infrastructure of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial public health agencies and other components of the public health system.

For the purposes of this program, ?other components of the public health system? refers to specific professional constituencies (i.e., epidemiologists, community health nurses, health education and promotion specialists tribal health leaders, chronic disease directors, health information specialists, Medicaid/Medicare Directors, state/local public health financial officials, etc.) or key components of the public health system (i.e., community and neighborhood health centers, public health and primary care delivery systems, community and faith-based organizations, public health and accreditation boards, public health institutes, primary care residency programs, health insurance consortia, family/social services programs, maternal/child health associations, etc.).

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies (including training materials), and services, such as contractual. Applicants will be required to participate, comply, and cooperate with CDC for any reporting requirements stipulated by, or mandated for, the receipt of funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Organizations deemed eligible to apply must also meet responsiveness criteria as outlined in the 'Additional Information on Eligibility' in CDC-RFA-OT18-1802.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Beneficiaries include state health departments; tribal health organizations; local health departments; the District of Columbia; U.S. Territories; and other components of the public health system. The general public will also serve as beneficiaries.

Credentials/Documentation

In order to meet responsiveness criteria, applicants will be required to provide the following documentation: · For the purpose of this program, a public health charge or mission is a statement of an entity's organized efforts to promote and protect the health of people and the communities where they learn, live, play, and work. Evidence of a public health charge or mission should be reflected in the applicant's articles of incorporation, bylaws, or signed board resolution. 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.

12372.

Application Procedures

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

Award Procedures

Phase I Review: All applications will be initially reviewed for eligibility and completeness by CDC Office of Grants Services. Complete applications will be reviewed for responsiveness by the Grans Management Officials and Program Officials. Non-responsive applications will not advance to Phase II Review. Applicants will be notified if their application does not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements. Phase II Review: An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in the ?Criteria? section of the NOFO. The applications will be compiled and reviewed according to the category for which applicants submitted their applications. Applicants will be notified electronically if the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements thirty (30) days after the completion of Phase II review. Phase III Review: In addition, the following factors may affect the funding decision during Phase II Review: ? Priority will be given to organizations that demonstrate national scope of work. National scope of work is defined as the mandated or approved authority to work across the 10 HHS Regions. Evidence of a national scope of work must be reflected in the applicant's articles of incorporation, bylaws, or signed board resolutions indicating approval to work on a national level. An additional 15 points will be added to the final score of applications that demonstrate national scope. ? Preference will be given to avoid duplication of CBA services to the same target populations. ? Preference may be given to the funding of applicants that propose to provide CBA services to target populations not served by higher ranking applicants. ? Preference will be given to ensure funding of organizations that provide CBA services to target populations not duplicated in other CDC funding mechanisms. CDC will provide justification for any decision to fund outside of ranked order of scores. Final funding determinations for core-funding will be based on application scores from the objective review panels and consideration for CDC?s funding preferences. Phase IV: Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans Organizations that are selected for core funding under the Phase III Review and Selection process will be eligible to submit Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans as part of a supplement to OT18-1802. Organizations will be eligible to submit proposals based on the Target Population Category and Target Population for which they were selected to provide CBA under the OT18-1802 initial competition. The supplement package detailing the CIO Project Plans and the submission process will be posted to grants.gov following selection and notification of organizations that will receive care funding. The award recipients will submit stand-alone proposals in response to a range of CBA projects that represent public health disciplinary areas and cross-cutting disciplines and/or topics. CIO Project Plans may also include limited CBA to international public health constituents where there is a benefit to U.S. public health efforts or to the U.S. public health system. Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans will be reviewed for eligibility, completeness and merit. Once submitted, all Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans will be initially reviewed for eligibility and completeness by the CDC Office of Grants Services and the Partnership Support Unit. Complete applications will be reviewed for responsiveness by the Grants Management Officials and Program Officials. Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans that are deemed non-responsive will not advance to the merit review. Organizations will be notified that their applications did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements. Merit review of Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans will involve an objective or technical review that evaluates complete, eligible proposals using criteria aligned with the three broad sections described earlier in the NOFO: ? Approach ? Evaluation and Performance Measurement ? Applicant?s Organizational Capacity Merit reviews that require an objective review will be evaluated using the scoring criteria set forth in the OT18-1802 Supplement. In the event a technical review is more efficient for the Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans (i.e., there is one proposal submitted for a particular CIO Project Plan), the technical review will be held in place of an objective review. Final funding determinations of Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans that require an objective review will be based on proposal scores from the merit review. When a technical review is used, Work Plans in Response to CIO Project Plans will not be scored. The proposals will receive feedback and guidance regarding required revisions in place of scoring.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

The program is authorized under Sections 317(k)(2) and 307 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sections 247b(k) and 247b-6), as amended. In addition, this program is authorized under sections 311 and 1703 of Public Health Service Act [42 USC 243 and 300 u-2, as amended]., Title IV, Section 4002, 42 U.S.C 242-243, 247.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days.

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

Financial assistance is available for a 12-month budget period, within the five-year project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

a.

Reporting: Reporting allows for continuous program monitoring and identifies successes and challenges that awardees encounter throughout the award.

Reporting is also necessary for awardees to apply for yearly continuation of funding.

In addition, reporting is helpful to CDC and awardees because it: ? Helps target support to awardees, particularly for cooperative agreements. ? Provides CDC with periodic data to monitor awardee progress towards meeting the NOFO outcomes and overall performance. ? Allows CDC to track performance measures and evaluation findings for continuous program improvement throughout the project period and to determine applicability of evidence-based approaches to different populations, settings, and contexts. ? Enables the assessment of the overall effectiveness and impact of the NOFO.

For organizations that receive PPHF funding, additional reporting is required.

These requirements will be communicated to awardees post-award. As described below, awardees must submit one report per year; ongoing performance measures data, administrative reports, and a final performance and financial report.

Below are the specific reporting requirements: b.

Annual Performance Report (due 120 days before the end of the budget period; serves as a continuation application).

This report must not exceed 35 pages, excluding work plan and administrative reporting.

Attachments are not permitted when submitting this report. This report must include the following: ? Performance Measures (including outcomes): Awardees must report on performance measures for each budget period and update measures, if needed. ? Evaluation Results: Awardees must report evaluation results for the work completed to date (including any impact data). ? Work Plan (maximum of 25 pages): Awardees should update the work plan each budget period. ? Successes  Awardees must report progress on completing activities outlined in the work plan.  Awardees must describe any additional successes (e.g., identified through evaluation results or lessons learned) achieved in the past year.  Awardees must describe success stories. ? Challenges  Awardees should describe any challenges that hinder achievement of both annual and project period outcomes, performance measures, or their ability to complete the activities in the work plan.

 Awardees must describe any additional challenges (e.g., identified through evaluation results or lessons learned) encountered in the past year. ? CDC Program Support to Awardees  Awardees should describe how CDC could assist them in overcoming any challenges to achieve both annual and project period outcomes and performance measures, and complete activities outlined in the work plan. ? Administrative Reporting (not subject to page limits)  SF-424A Budget Information-Non-construction Programs  Budget Narrative ? Must use the format outlined in Section IV.

Content and Form of Application Submission, Budget Narrative Section  Indirect Cost Rate Agreement During years 2?5, awardees may request up to 75% of their estimated unobligated funds to be carried forward into the next budget period.

The carryover request must: ? Express a bona fide need for permission to use an unobligated balance.

? Include a signed, dated, and accurate Federal Financial Report (FFR) for the budget period from which the fund will be transferred (can request up to 75% unobligated balances). ? Include a list of proposed activities, an itemized budget, and a narrative justification of those activities.

The applicant must submit the Annual Performance Report via www.grants.gov 120 days before the end of the budget period.

c.

Performance Measure Reporting: CDC programs must require awardees to submit performance measures at least annually.

CDC may require more frequent reporting of performance measures.

Performance measure reporting should be limited to the collection and reporting of data.

CDC programs should specify reporting frequency, required data fields, and format for awardees at the beginning of the award. As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities.

These performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project.

d.

Federal Financial Reporting: The Annual Federal Financial Report (FFR) SF 425 is required and must be submitted through eRA Commons within 90 days after the end of each budget period.

The FFR should only include those funds authorized and disbursed during the timeframe covered by the report.

The final FFR must indicate the exact balance of unobligated funds and may not reflect any un-liquidated obligations.

There must be no discrepancies between the final FFR expenditure data and the Payment Management System?s (PMS) cash transaction data.

Failure to submit the required information in a timely manner may adversely affect the future funding of this project.

If the information cannot be provided by the due date, you are required to submit a letter explaining the reason and date by which the Grants Management Officer will receive the information.

e.

Final Performance and Financial Report: At the end of the five-year project period, awardees should submit a final report to include a final financial and performance report.

This report is due 90 days after the end of the project period and should not exceed 40 pages.

At a minimum, this report must include the following: ? Performance Measures (including outcomes): Awardees should report final performance data for all performance measures for the project period. ? Evaluation results: Awardees should report final evaluation results for the project period. ? Impact/Results: Awardees should describe the impact/results of the work completed over the project period, including success stories. ? The completed FFR (SF-425). The report should be emailed to the CDC Project Officer and the GMS listed in ?Agency Contacts? section of the FOA.

Reporting Requirements under Section 203 of the 2012 Enacted Appropriations Bill for the Prevention and Public Health Fund, Public Law 111-5: This award requires the recipient to complete projects or activities which are funded under the 2018 Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) and to report on use of PPHF funds provided through this award.

Information from these reports will be made available to the public.

Recipients awarded a grant, cooperative agreement, or contract from such funds with a value of $25,000 or more shall produce reports on a semi-annual basis with a reporting cycle of January 1 - June 30 and July 1 - December 31; and email such reports (in 508 compliant format) to the CDC website (template and point of contact to be provided after award) no later than 20 calendar days after the end of each reporting period (i.e.

July 20 and January 20, respectively).

Recipient reports shall reference the notice of award number and title of the grant or cooperative agreement, and include a summary of the activities undertaken and identify any sub-grants or sub-contracts awarded (including the purpose of the award and the identity of the sub-recipient).

No later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, starting with the quarter ending December 31, 2018 and reporting by January 10, 2019, the recipients must submit a calendar quarter cash transaction report (SF-272 or top portion of the SF-425 Financial Report Form) to the Payment Management System (PMS).

CDC programs must require awardees to submit performance measures at least annually.

CDC may require more frequent reporting of performance measures.

Performance measure reporting should be limited to the collection and reporting of data.

CDC programs should specify reporting frequency, required data fields, and format for awardees at the beginning of the award.

As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities.

These performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project.

Annual financial reporting is required via the Federal Financial Reporting document.

Performance Measures (including outcomes)?awardees must report on performance measures for each budget period and update measures as least annually.

CDC may require more frequent reporting of performance measures.

Performance measure reporting should be limited to the collection and reporting of data.

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 must be available for review or audit by appropriate officials of the Federal agency, pass-through entity, and General Accounting Office (GAO). The grantee is to also ensure that the sub-recipients receiving CDC funds also meet these requirements (if total Federal grant or grants funds received exceed $500,000). The grantee should include this requirement in all sub-recipient contracts.

Records

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

75-0959-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 17 $0; FY 18 est $120,000,000; and FY 19 est $120,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

The approximate average award ranges for the 12-month budget period are $2 million for Category A, up to $1 million for Category B and up to $500,000 for Category C. This average is based on funding provided during funding strategy 1, as outlined in CDC-RFA-OT18-1802.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 55b. Guidelines are available for 45 CFR 92, and also HHS Grants Policy Statement at http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/hhspolicy.htm Evaluation activities such as submission of annual reports and site visit participation will be required to ensure awardees adhere to the program guidelines and regulations. Detailed report requirements are described in CDC-RFA-OT18-1802.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Samuel Taveras 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS: K-90, Altanta, Georgia 30345 Email: OSTLTSPartnersNOFO@cdc.gov Phone: 770-488-1523 Fax: 770-488-1600

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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