Prevention and Public Health Fund (Affordable Care Act): Enhanced Surveillance for New Vaccine Preventable Disease

The purpose of the program is to support a network of sites that provide surveillance and data collection on new vaccine use, the impact of new and upcoming vaccines and other immunoprophylaxis, new vaccine policies / policies under consideration, through enhanced inpatient and Emergency Department(ED)
surveillance, applied epidemiologic research, and investigator-initiated investigations.

Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for NCIRD.

Outcomes: 1) To evaluate the impact of new or upcoming vaccines and other immunoprophylaxis, and new vaccine policies on disease in site populations.

2) To evaluate the impact of new vaccines and new vaccine policies / policies under consideration on administration of vaccines.

3) To understand the burden of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) or potentially VPDs in the population.

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.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, data collection, organizing, and the implementation of program elements.

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicant Eligibility: Higher Education Institutions: ? Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education ? Private Institutions of Higher Education The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education: ? Hispanic-serving Institutions ? Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) ? Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ? Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education ? Nonprofits (Other than Institutions of Higher Education) Governments ? State Governments ? County Governments ? City or Township Governments ? Special District Governments ? Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized) ? Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized) ? Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government ? U.S.

Territory or Possession Other ? Independent School Districts ? Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities ? Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) ? Faith-based or Community-based Organizations ? Regional Organizations ? Bona Fide Agents Entities must be States (or bona fide agents of States), political subdivision of States, or other public or non-profit private entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any U.S. state, political subdivision and U.S. territories (as described above), and other public entities will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, Local, and Indian Tribal governments. 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

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Applicants must download application forms from www.Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted electronically at www.Grants.gov. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIMS) staff. For this, or further assistance, contact PGO-TIMS: Telephone (770) 488-2700, Email: PGOTIM@cdc.gov.

Award Procedures

Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and emailed to the program director and a hard copy mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

This program is authorized under Sections 317, 317(k)(2), 318 and 318B of the Public health Service Act (42 U.S.C. Sections 247b, 247b(k)(2) and 247c), as amended; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), Title IV, Sections 4002, (Prevention and Public Health Fund) for expanded and sustained national investment in prevention and public health programs.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. Contact the headquarters, as appropriate, or the funding opportunity announcement for application deadlines.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement and are subject to the availability of funds under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Financial Assistance is available for a 12-month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding announcement.

In most cases, funded applicants must provide an interim and annual progress report.

Where applicable, the interim progress report is due no less than 90 days before the end of the specified budget period.

Where applicable, the Interim Progress Report (IPR) will serve as the non-competing continuation application.

Financial Status Reports (SF 425) are required no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Final financial status and progress reports are due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period.

No cash reports are required.

The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding announcement.

In most cases, funded applicants must provide an interim and annual progress report.

Where applicable, the interim progress report is due no less than 90 days before the end of the specified budget period.

Where applicable, the Interim Progress Report (IPR) will serve as the non-competing continuation application.

Financial Status Reports (SF 425) are required no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Final financial status and progress reports are due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period.

The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding announcement.

In most cases, funded applicants must provide an interim and annual progress report.

Where applicable, the interim progress report is due no less than 90 days before the end of the specified budget period.

Where applicable, the Interim Progress Report (IPR) will serve as the non-competing continuation application.

Financial Status Reports (SF 425) are required no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Final financial status and progress reports are due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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. 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

75-0943-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $6,699,986; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Future year funding is subject to the availability of funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $450,000 to $550,000 with an average of approximately $500,000. Supplemental award possible subject to all necessary procedures and approvals.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 55b. Guidelines are available. 45 CFR 92, and also HHS Grants Policy Statement at http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/hhspolicy.htm

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Thijuanie Lockhart 1600 Clifton Road , Atlanta, Georgia 30329 Email: tlockhart@cdc.gov Phone: 404-639-1305

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the Extramural Research Program Office (ERPO), NCHHSTP and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified the application did not meet submission requirements. CDC will conduct a review to evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in Section V. Application and Submission Information, subsection ?Evaluation Criteria? within the individual funding announcement. Applicants will be notified if their application did not meet program requirements.



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