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.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Funds may be used for personnel costs, consultant costs, fringe benefits, travel, equipment, supplies, contractual, data collection activities, indirect costs and other expenses.
Restricted Uses: Indirect costs under training awards to organizations other than State, local or American Indian tribal governments will be budgeted and reimbursed at 8 percent of modified total direct costs rather than on the basis of a negotiated rate agreement, and are not subject to upward or downward adjustment.
Funds under this announcement may not be used for the following purposes: ? Student support including tuition, stipends, scholarships, fees, bonuses, student salaries and travel; ? Subsidies or paid release time for project trainees/participants; ? Payment of temporary personnel replacement costs for the time trainees/participants are away from usual worksite during involvement in project activities; and ? Accreditation, credentialing, licensing, continuing education, and franchise fees and expenses; preadmission costs, student books and fees; promotional items and memorabilia; food and drinks; and animals laboratories.
Eligible applicants for this cooperative agreement represent a consortia or a partnership of entities such as a health professions school and a healthcare facility (e.g., between multiple health professions education programs and at least one team-based practice setting as a central partner) identified in the Public Health Service Act, Sec.
747(a) and Sec.
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible.
Please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional information.
Please refer to the Notice of Funding Opportunity for additional information on beneficiary eligibility.
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted with an application package. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Environmental impact information is not required for this program.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All eligible, qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions. Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Section 747(a) and Section 831 of the Public Health Service Act.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Approximately 120 - 180 days after receipt of applications.
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Percent: 25%. Applicants must provide non-Federal matching funds of not less than twenty-five percent of the federal award to ensure an institutional commitment to the project funded under the grant. Such non-Federal funds may be provided directly by the applicant or through donations from public or private entities and may be in cash or in-kind, fairly evaluated, including plant, equipment, or services. This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. The recipient must agree to maintain non-federal funding for grant activities at a level which is not less than expenditures for such activities during the fiscal year prior to receiving the award.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This funding opportunity provides support for a 5-year project period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Recipients drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS), the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Post Assistance Requirements
Both program and financial reports are required.
The recipient will be required to submit annual performance and progress reports.
A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) is required according to the schedule in HRSA?s Application Guide.
A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends.
If applicable, the recipient must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends.
New awards (?Type 1?) issued under this notice of funding opportunity are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub.
109?282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110?252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170.
Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient?s and subrecipient?s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (The FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html).
Competing continuation recipients may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award.
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.
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years from the date they submit the FFR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award 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.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $787,691; FY 17 est $90,000; and FY 18 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
One award each year.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
All administrative and audit requirements and the cost principles that govern Federal monies associated with this activity will be subject to the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200 as codified by HHS at 45 CFR 75. HRSA awards are also subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/hhsgrantspolicy.pdf.
Regional or Local Office
Kasey Farrell, MS, HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Nursing and Public Health 5600 Fishers Lane Room 11N-110,, Rockville , Maryland 20857 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 301-443-0188
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Procedures for assessing the technical merit of grant applications have been instituted to provide for an objective review of applications and to assist the applicant in understanding the standards against which each application will be judged. Critical indicators have been developed for each review criterion to assist the applicant in presenting pertinent information related to that criterion and to provide the reviewer with a standard for evaluation. Competing applications are reviewed by non-Federal expert consultant(s) for technical merit recommendations. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Purpose and Need; (2) Response to Program Purpose; (3) Impact; (4) Organizational Information, Resources and Capabilities; and (5) Support Requested. See the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for detailed selection criteria.
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