Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: PPHF - Affordable Care Act Projects

To: (1) To maintain, and operate academic-based centers for high-quality research and demonstration with respect to health promotion and disease prevention; (2) to establish linkages, where applicable, between ongoing, basic research in a wide array of fields and applied research in disease prevention
and health promotion; (3) to bring the knowledge and expertise of academic health centers to bear on practical public health problems; (4) to field test and rigorously evaluate more cost-effective methods and strategies for preventing unnecessary illness and promoting good health; (5) to shorten the time lag between the development of new and proven effective disease prevention and health promotion techniques and their widespread application, and; 6) to involve the community in the development, conduct, and implementation of prevention research.

Prevention Research Centers will: (1) focus on the major causes of death and disability, with an emphasis on underserved and vulnerable populations (2) improve public health practice through community-based participatory research, and (3) design, test, disseminate, or translate effective public health programs at the state and community level.

Funding will support key elements of (1) infrastructure and administration, (2) community engagement and partnerships, (3) communication and dissemination, (4) training and education, (5) evaluation, (6) a community-based participatory core research project, and -- for some Prevention Research Centers, 7) special interest projects (SIPS).

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 may be used for cost associated with planning, data collection, organizing, and the implementation of program elements related to the objectives identified in 050 above.

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

Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.

The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible to apply for funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Only applicants who have applied for and have been selected as Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement DP-14-001 are eligible to apply for the annual continuation funding for the core award and Special Interest Project (SIPS) awards.

Funding is limited to Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement PA DP-14-001 because they are uniquely positioned to perform, oversee, and coordinate community-based participatory research that promotes the field of prevention research due to their established relationships with community partners.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Academic health centers, scientist/researchers, operational public health programs, targeted high risk groups, selected demonstration areas, and the general public.


Applicants must have applied for and been selected as Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement DP-14-001. Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the proposed 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

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. Application Procedure: The CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) will provide a Prevention Research Center (PRC) Program Guidance document to eligibility applicants entitled ?How to Prepare the PRC Non-Competing Continuation Application and Progress Report.? Applicants must manually submit an annual continuation application to PGO by the deadline provided in the Program Guidance document. If the applicant has difficulty, 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:

Award Procedures

CDC will not review incomplete and non-responsive continuation applications for core awards and Special Interest Projects (SIPS) awards. Applications that are complete and responsive will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by the CDC Scientific Collaborator for the project, the CDC Project Officer for the Prevention Research Center, and a Scientific Program Official within the CDC Extramural Research Program Office. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NGA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NGA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer. The award will provide funds for the budget period of 12 months and the NGA will indicate allocation of Federal funds by budget categories and special conditions, if any. The project period for continuation funding is 12 months.


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


Executive Order This program is authorized under Section 4002 of the ACA, Prevention and Public Health Fund, Section 1706 of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300u-5, and Section 317(k)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days. None.


Not Applicable.


No renewals; the project period is 12 months.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

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

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project period is 12 months with one budget period of 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.

Post Assistance Requirements


An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final progress report are required.

The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.

Cash reports are not applicable.

An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final progress report are required.

The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.

An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final progress report are required.

The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.

No performance monitoring is required.


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.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award 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 requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $19,084,000; FY 17 est $19,083,950; and FY 18 est $19,084,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92 at HHS/CDC grants policies as described in the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

John Avery Francis 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 7704886384

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

CDC will complete a review to evaluate responsive applications according to criteria provided in Section V of the Application Review Information of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Applicants will be notified of the evaluation results.

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