This program is authorized by Section 1704 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C.
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The OPA is under the direction of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs (DASPA), who serves as the senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health
(ASH) on reproductive health science issues.
The OPA announces the anticipated availability of funds for FY 2009 and requests applications for cooperative agreement projects that will contribute to increasing public awareness of embryo donation and/or adoption.
The increasing success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has resulted in a situation in which an infertile couple typically creates several embryos through in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
During IVF treatments, couples may produce many embryos in an attempt to become pregnant with several being cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.
If a couple becomes pregnant without using all of the stored embryos, they may choose to release the remaining unused embryos for donation and adoption allowing other infertile couples the experience of pregnancy and birth.
Embryo donation and/or adoption is a relatively new process in which individuals who have extra frozen embryos agree to release the embryos for transfer to the uterus of another woman, either known or anonymous to the donor(s) for the purpose of the recipient(s) attempting to bear a child and be that child?s parent.
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2009 Embryo Adoption Awareness Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: Eligible applicants should demonstrate previous experience with embryo donation and/or adoption and be knowledgeable in all elements of the process of embryo donation and/or adoption.
Only agencies and organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply.
Eligible applicants include public agencies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit organizations.
American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are eligible to apply.
One agency must be identified as the applicant organization and will have legal responsibility for the project.
Additional agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants, subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they will assist in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of the recipients.
Only those organizations or agencies which demonstrate the capability of providing the proposed services and meet the requirements of this announcement will be considered for awards.
Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these embryo donation and/or adoption public awareness campaign cooperative agreement projects.
Please note, however, that cooperative agreement funds may not be used for inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction, and proselytization.
If an organization engages in such activities, they must be offered separately in time or location from the grant program and participation must be voluntary for program beneficiaries.
In providing services and outreach related to program services, a funded entity may not discriminate against current or prospective program beneficiaries on the basis of religion, a religious belief, a refusal to hold a religious belief, or a refusal to actively participate in a religious practice.
Applicants should note that section 45 CFR Part 74.81 of the DHHS Uniform Administrative Requirements indicates that, except for awards under certain small business programs, no grant funds may be paid as profit to any recipient even if the recipient is a commercial organization.
Profit is any amount in excess of allowable direct and indirect costs.
Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost Sharing or Matching is not required for this cooperative agreement.
Other: OPA will not accept nor review applications with budgets greater than the ceiling of the award range.
Full Opportunity Web Address:https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewAnnouncement.do?id=10338&dispatch=%2FupdateAnnouncement&timeZone=ESTContact:
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2009-03-26Application Due Date: