Air Force Medical Research and Development

 

To enhance the health, safety, readiness, and performance of Air Force personnel through applied medical research and advanced development executed largely through grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts with civilian educational and research institutions/organizations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
12.810
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Defense
Office: Department of the Air Force, Medical Support Agency
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
National Defense Authorization Act, 10 U.S.C 2358.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicants must be an institution/organization. Applications will not be accepted from individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are relatively independent investigators associated with an applicant institution/organization.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants must furnish evidence of legal authorization, financial and managerial capability as well as a certification of compliance with Federal, State, and local environmental laws, ordinances and regulations. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Applicants should obtain a copy of the Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs), which describe the full research program and include necessary forms and instructions for proposal submissions. The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the Grants.gov website.
Award Procedure
Proposals are evaluated by in-house committee or by a combination of in-house and extramural review committees against the evaluation criteria listed in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcement (PA). The final stage of evaluation is the establishment of an order of merit in which all competing proposals are ranked on the basis of their respective military relevance and scientific merit evaluations. Award amount will be negotiated with those proposals recommended for funding. Awards depend upon the availability of funds and the priority which the Navy determines to exist at the time of award.
Deadlines
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
From 120 to 180 days. Once a grant or cooperative agreement is awarded, any follow-on research proposal is treated as a new request. Follow-on work should allow for the review time noted above.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals are selected for funding based on the evaluation criteria listed in the Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs). The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the Grants.gov website.
How may assistance be used?
Recipients are required to conform to their accepted research protocol and are usually required to submit some form of annual or project report. Project support is limited to research and development aimed at sustaining or enhancing the technology base or understanding a biological- medical process, thereby providing a technological edge in solving complex biological-medical problems and countering future military medical threats.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Funds Expenditure Report
In-Progress Review
Program Management Review
Interim and Final Technical Report
Reports of Government Furnished Property in possession of or acquired by the awardee. No cash reports are required. Funds Expenditure Report
In-Progress Review
Program Management Review
Interim Technical Report. Funds Expenditure Reports are required detailing funds allocation by commodity, milestone and deliverable for the project. Periodic Program Performance review in the form of Program Management Reviews on an annual basis as well as In-Progress Reviews that are scheduled on an ad-hoc / as needed basis.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records
Recipients are required to maintain records adequate to reflect the nature and extent of their costs and expenditures and to insure that the required cost of participation is achieved. Records must be maintained for 3 years following the date of submission of final reimbursement request for services rendered.
Other 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
Assistance programs are normally available for work efforts that will be concluded within 3 years (36 months) from the date of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payment is made when invoices are approved and associated milestones or deliverables are met/acceptable to the government - advance payments are authorized in some cases by the contracting / agreements officer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Richard Abell 7700 Arlington Blvd., Suite 3NW241, Falls Church, Virginia 22042 Email: richard.c.abell.ctr@mail.mil Phone: 703-725-8409
Website Address
http://www.af.mil
Financial Information
Account Identification
97-0130-5-1-833 - DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM AIR FORCE RDTE.
Obligations
(Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements or Contracts)) FY 14 $6,200,000; FY 15 est $3,000,000; and FY 16 est $300,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Projects from $50,000.00 to $5,000,000.00. Average award is $750,000.00.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Command's Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) or Program Announcements (PAs) provide program information, applicable regulations, and guidance for submitting applications. The BAA and PAs can be viewed at the Grants.gov website.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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