Affordable Care Act: Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

 

The purpose of the coordinating center for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (CC-IPECP) is to provide an infrastructure for leadership, expertise, and support to enhance the coordination and capacity building of IPECP among health professions across the U.S. particularly in medically underserved areas. Through innovative program coordination, scholarly activities, and analytic data collection, the coordinating center will raise the visibility of high-quality, coordinated, team-based care that is informed by best practice models for interprofessional education. The CC-IPECP will be a focal point in a growing national effort to foster IPECP among health professions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.622
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Title VII, Section 747(a), as amended by Section 5301 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148 and Title VIII, Section 831, as amended by Section 5309 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, P.L. 111-148.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
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. 831. Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations may apply if they are otherwise eligible. Please refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Please refer to the funding opportunity announcement for additional information on beneficiary eligibility.
Credentials/Documentation
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.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
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.
Award Procedure
Notification of award is made in writing (electronic) by a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. The due date for applications under this CFDA program will be posted in the body of the funding opportunity announcement that is issued under this CFDA.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
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 Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed selection criteria.
How may assistance be used?
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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
The recipient will be required to submit semi-annual performance and annual 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 funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 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, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Auditing
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.
Records
Recipients are required to maintain grant accounting records three years after the date they submit the FSR. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the three 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 three year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%.
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: Grantee drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Shanita Williams, PhD, MPH, APRN HRSA, Bureau of Health Workforce, Division of Nursing and Public Health 5600 Fishers Lane Room 9-61, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Email: swilliams3@hrsa.gov Phone: 301-443-1253
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0353-0-3-553.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $788,285; FY 15 est $787,991; and FY 16 est $787,691
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No range just one award.
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.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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