Ebola Support: Transmission and Prevention Control, Public Health Preparedness, Vaccine Development

Support infection control programs throughout hospitals and other health care facilities to control transmission of Ebola, pathogens similar to Ebola, and those transmitted similarly to Ebola.

Identify and implement health care worker requirements, policies and programs for training and competency
of infection control practices.

Identify and implement prevention activities to reduce transmission of Ebola and other pathogens similar to Ebola.

Support research aimed at development of an Ebola vaccine.

Support efforts to improve public health preparedness for Ebola and other pathogens similar to Ebola.

Activities may include enhanced screenings, improvement of rapid notification and response capabilities, training and oversight; development and dissemination of health information, education, and rapid and accurate data exchange.

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, organizing, conducting, and supporting programs directed towards prevention of disease, disability, and death by control of infectious diseases, and for the implementation of other program elements as described above in Section 50 and through CDC allowable and unallowable expenses.

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

Awardees may not generally use HHS/CDC/ATSDR funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.

The direct and primary recipient in a cooperative agreement program 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.

Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.

Recipients may not use funds for construction or building projects.

The funding opportunity announcement will describe eligibility and use restrictions.

Discretionary funds may be used to fund projects under this CFDA.

The notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) will describe funding sources.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligibility requirements will be delineated in the funding opportunity announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All eligibility requirements will be delineated in the NOFO.

Credentials/Documentation

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 required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply for research funding opportunities, use application form SF424 (R&R). Submit applications via www.grants.gov

Award Procedures

After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial awards provides funds for first budget period and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of the period of performance.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Public Health Service Act, Sections 301(a)[42U.S.C.241(a)] Public Health Service Act 307; 42 U.S.C. 2421 Public Health Service Act 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(1) Public Health Service Act 317, 317(k)(2) (42 U.S.C. Sections 247b, 247b(k)(2) and 247c.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

If additional support is desired to continue a research project beyond the approved project period, an application for competing continuation must be submitted for review in the same manner as a new application. Projects are renewable for periods of 1 to 3 years.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Normally 1-5 years. All awards are contingent upon availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Specific details will be delineated int he notice of award.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Financial status and progress reports are required annually.

Upon completion of the project, final financial status and performance reports are required.

Interim reporting requirements may be required and will be delineated in the NOFO.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required annually and at the end of the period of performance.

Requirements will be delineated in the NOFO.

Expenditure reports are required and will be described in the NOFO.

Specific requirements will be laid out in the notice of award.

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. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the period of performance. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements

Records

No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0943-0-1-550 - Infectious Disease Ebola Related Support.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No data available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices.

Headquarters Office

Barbara Stewart 1600 Clifton Road NE , Atlanta, Georgia 30052 Email: bsg2@cdc.gov Phone: 4047188832

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research and demonstration projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation's health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, boards of education and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.



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