CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS): A Public Health Experience to Expose Undergraduates Interested in Minority Health to Public Health and the Public Health Professions

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to implement a national summer training program to introduce undergraduate and graduate students, including but not limited to those from under-represented and underserved racial and ethnic minority populations, to public health and biomedical sciences.

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.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are to be used for recruitment, orientation, training, placement, mentorship and follow-up tracking of undergraduate and graduate students.

Funds are not be used for research.

Indirect Cost are limited to 8%.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Funds are to be used for recruitment, orientation, placement, mentorship and follow-up tracking of undergraduate and graduate students.

Beneficiary Eligibility

OMHHE will collaborate with educational institutions, including those serving minority populations, to increase the knowledge, diversity, and skills of students in public health through internship and fellowship programs.


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

Award Procedures

Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of grant award will be issued.


Jun 01, 2017 The deadline for applications is 06/01/2017, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, at


Sections: 207(f), 301 and 1704 of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. Sections 209(f), 241, and 300u-3], as amended., Executive Order No applicable , 42 U.S.C.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


The project period is generally limited to 5 years. Within a project period, continuation applications must be submitted annually on a noncompeting basis for each year of support.

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

The cooperative agreements will have a project period not to exceed 5 years, with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the award is issued. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

The awardee must submit an annual performance report (APR) via no later than 120 days before the end of the budget period.

The annual FFR form (SF-425) is required and must be submitted 90 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the budget period ends.

The report must include only 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 unliquidated 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 by the due date may adversely affect the future funding of the project.

If the information cannot be provided by the due date, awardees are required to submit a letter of explanation to OGS and include the date by which the Grants Officer will receive information.

A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.


This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements. This program is covered under 45 CFR 75, Subpart F - Audit Requirements.


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, subgrantee, 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 75.361 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



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $2,745,067; FY 17 est $2,745,067; and FY 18 est $2,745,067

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$2,745,067 to $3,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Glynnis Taylor 2900 Woodcock Boulevard , Atlanta, Georgia 30013 Email: Phone: 7704881387

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Complete review criteria is published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) in Listed are the criteria used to review applications: (1) approach; (2) evaluation and performance measurement; and (3) applicant's organizational capacity to implement the approach.

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