Affordable Care Act - National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program-Network Implementation

The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a nationwide tracking network to obtain integrated health and environmental data and use it to provide information in support of actions that improve the health of communities.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

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

This program provides funding to the states to establish their tracking network.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Consistent with appropriation legislative history which began the Tracking initiative in FY 2002, states and local government health departments or their Bona Fide Agents.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.


Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification for funds requested. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Pre-application coordination is not required.

This program is eligible for coverage under Executive Order 12372, ?Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.?.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. It is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments. The standard application forms must be used for this program. Applicants must register their organizations through, the official agency-wide E-grant website, at least 30 days prior to submitting their applications. Registration information is located on the ?Get Registered? screen of Applications must be submitted electronically at . Electronic applications will be considered as having met the deadline if the application has been successfully made available to CDC for processing from on the deadline date. The application package can be downloaded from Applicants can complete the application package off-line, and then upload and submit the application via the Web site. The applicant must submit all application attachments using a PDF file format when submitting via Directions for creating PDF files can be found on the Web site. Use of file formats other than PDF may result in the file being unreadable by staff.

Award Procedures

An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. 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, CDC.


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


Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k)(2)(42 U.S.C. 247b), Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), section 4002(42 U.S.C. 300u-11).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 3 years with 12-month budget periods.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and 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

Project period is for 3 years with 12-month budget periods. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Terms are with in the Notice of Award which is a binding agreement between the grantee and the funding agency and comes from the Procurement and Grants Office.

Post Assistance Requirements


Semi-annual and annual progress reports are required.

Final Financial Status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Site visits to ensure program integrity may also be conducted by CDC.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Progress reports are not applicable.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


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. An organization that expends $500,000 or more in a year in Federal Awards shall have a single or program-specific audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133, Audit of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.


Records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Comments added: Program was funded fully by Affordable Care Act (ACA)/Preventive and Public Health Fund (PPHF) for FY2012, FY2013 and FY2014.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Approximate Average Award is $700,000. This amount is for the first 12-month budget period, and includes both direct and indirect costs. Floor of Individual Award Range is $ 500,000. Ceiling of Individual Award Range is $1,100,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Michelle Canady CDC, NCEH, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3717 Email: Phone: 770-488-0711

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Criteria for selection of applicants are listed in the funding opportunity announcement.

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