CDC's Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to catalyze innovative efforts to provide public health professionals, students, and faculty with the competencies and knowledge to reduce the leading causes of death and illness and build workforce capacity to transform the health system and improve
population health.

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.

None.
Website Address

http://www.cdc.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds will be used to support cross cutting initiatives and to provide leadership, management support and governance for the entirety of the cooperative agreement.

Cross cutting management initiatives include cooperative agreement planning, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring a strong governance for the public health workforce.

Cross cutting programs include PART A - Core Curricular Enhancements, PART B?Workforce Improvement Projects (WIPs), and PART C - Public Health Fellowships.

Also, communications (print, electronic and on social media), program evaluation and public policy.

Funds can not be used for research.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Open Competition Eligible applicants are groups and organizations that are: A national voice and representative organization for their respective accredited academic constituency member schools or programs; Able to demonstrate evidence of existing and prior collaboration with all or the majority of Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools or programs of public health, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical colleges; and, Committee on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited colleges of nursing at the baccalaureate or higher level; National in scope in order to ensure the broadest coverage; Engaged in established liaison relationships with related accreditation agency for their respective professional target audience; Experienced in implementing community-based activities to improve health; Experienced in convening deans or representative faculty of respective academic constituency schools; Experienced with influencing curriculum standards or requirements of membership schools; Experienced in working across disciplines at the national, regional, state, and/or community level to improve health; and Possess the organizational and administrative capacity, skill, and expertise to perform the stated activities contained in the funding announcement.

Beneficiary Eligibility

None.

Credentials/Documentation

Eligible applicants are groups and organizations that are: A national voice and representative organization for their respective accredited academic constituency member schools or programs; Able to demonstrate evidence of existing and prior collaboration with all or the majority of Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools or programs of public health, Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)-accredited medical colleges; and, Committee on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited colleges of nursing at the baccalaureate or higher level; National in scope in order to ensure the broadest coverage; Engaged in established liaison relationships with related accreditation agency for their respective professional target audience; Experienced in implementing community-based activities to improve health; Experienced in convening deans or representative faculty of respective academic constituency schools; Experienced with influencing curriculum standards or requirements of membership schools; Experienced in working across disciplines at the national, regional, state, and/or community level to improve health; and Possess the organizational and administrative capacity, skill, and expertise to perform the stated activities contained in the funding announcement. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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. An informational conference call with be held on February 21, 2017, 2:00-3:00pm EST for applicants interested in applying for this funding opportunity. The call-in number: 1-888-455-9734 (toll free) Participants Passcode: 8632216.

Award Procedures

Applications will be evaluated for completeness and responsiveness by the agency program and CDC Procurement and Grants Office(PGO). CDC will not review incomplete and non-responsive applications. After review and approval, a notice of grant award (NoA) will be prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and the NoA will indicate support recommended for the.

Deadlines

Mar 31, 2017 Year 1 is 10 ½ months with an award date of 08/15/2017. The project period length for Years 2-5 is 12 months each year with an award date of 07/01.

Authorization

Public Health Service, Title 42, Section 317(k)(2), 42 U.S.C 317(k)(2).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

From 15 to 30 days. None.

Renewals

From 15 to 30 days. Cooperative agreement project periods are 1 to 5 years. Subject to availability of funds, after initial awards, projects may be renewed non-competitively contingent upon satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports) and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project period length for Year 1 is 10 1/2 months with an award date of 08/15/2017. The project period length for Years 2 through 5 is 12 months each year with an award date of 07/01. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Awardee Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan 6 months into award.

Annual Performance Report (APR) no later than 120 days before end of budget period.

Serves as yearly continuation application.

Data on Performance Measures must be included in the Annual Performance Report.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Quarterly expenditure reports required, no more than 30 days after the end of each quarter.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Monitoring activities include routine and ongoing communication between CDC and awardees, site visits, and awardee reporting (including work plans, performance, and financial reporting).

Consistent with applicable grants regulations and policies, CDC expects the following to be included in post-award monitoring for grants and cooperative agreements: Tracking awardee progress in achieving the desired outcomes. Ensuring the adequacy of awardee systems that underlie and generate data reports.

Creating an environment that fosters integrity in program performance and results. Monitoring may also include the following activities: Ensuring that work plans are feasible based on the budget and consistent with the intent of the award.

Ensuring that awardees are performing at a sufficient level to achieve outcomes within stated timeframes. Working with awardees on adjusting the work plan based on achievement of outcomes, evaluation results and changing budgets. Monitoring performance measures (both programmatic and financial) to assure satisfactory performance levels.

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. None

Records

Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine HHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completed resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0959-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $1,698,035; and FY 18 est $1,000,000 - Future funding is subject to the availability of funds.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Total Project Funding $1,698,035,000 Average One Year Award Funding: $250,000 per awardee.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. None.

Headquarters Office

Vernellia Johnson Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mail Stop E-94, , Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: hft9@cdc.gov Phone: 4044982466 Fax: 404-498-6055

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the FOA consists of determination of the technical merit, by objective or peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of DHHS. Refer to the FOA for additional review criteria. The budget is not scored.


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