Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities - Prevention and Surveillance

 

To work with State health agencies, universities, and public and private nonprofit organizations in planning, implementing coordinating or evaluating programs, research or surveillance activities related to improved birth outcomes, prevention of birth defects, and the improvement of infant and child health and developmental outcomes. To provide a national, State or local focus for the prevention of conditions of persons with birth defects; to employ epidemiological methods to set priorities, build capacity and direct health promotion interventions for persons with birth defects; to expand public health training opportunities through fellowships to introduce geneticists, epidemiologists, and clinicians to public health practice through education, training and career-enhancing experiences. To enhance surveillance and research for birth defects; to prevent congenital heart defects and other major birth defects associated with medication use during pregnancy; to advance neural tube defect prevention; and enhance the quality and usefulness of newborn screening data and programs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.073
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act , Executive Order 317(k)(2), Title 42, Part 241(a), Section 301(a), 42 U.S.C 247b(k)(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
N/A.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State; Consumer; Local; Public nonprofit institution/organization; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; Individual/Family; Private nonprofit institution/organizations and others.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification of funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandy wine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. Funding announcements will be posted on www.grants.gov. Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the Grants.gov web site, at the following Internet address: www.grants.gov. Submit the final application using the www.grants.gov website.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a Notice of Award from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) is prepared and signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and mailed to the recipient officer identified in the application, along with appropriate notification to the public. The initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.
Cooperative agreement awards and grants, competitive and single eligibility, are determined by an internal objective committee review process at CDC, including peer reviews for research activities. Awards will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the respective Funding Opportunity Announcements, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. Throughout project periods, CDC’s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds and evidence of satisfactory progress by recipient as documented in the required reports. If additional support is desired to continue a 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 4 years.
How are proposals selected?
In general, 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 merit of the overall application relative to the types of 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, and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to strengthen, to expand, to build upon or to enhance research, surveillance, health promotion, education, prevention/intervention activities that contribute to the mission and activities of the Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Funds may be used to improve and strengthen State and local public health infrastructure by providing technical assistance to other appropriate health agencies, organizations, special groups or coalitions. Funds may be used to support capacity building, program planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and surveillance for birth defects, infant and child health and developmental outcomes, including related health promotion, education and training, prevention/intervention. Funds may also be used to coordinate the dissemination of prevention information to the general public, target populations and among state and local agencies and public and private sector organizations in the United States. Funds may not be used for direct curative or rehabilitative services.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Semiannual or annual progress reports are required. Annual Progress reports and Federal Financial Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final federal financial report and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities. A plan of proposed activities is required annually. The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements. Final federal financial report and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of the project period. Cash reports are not applicable. Semiannual or annual progress reports are required. Annual Progress reports and Federal Financial Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final federal financial report and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities. A plan of proposed activities is required annually. The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable. Cash reports are not applicable. Semiannual or annual progress reports are required. Annual Progress reports and Federal Financial Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final federal financial report and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities. A plan of proposed activities is required annually. The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements. Final federal financial report and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of the project period. Cash reports are not applicable. Semiannual or annual progress reports are required. Annual Progress reports and Federal Financial Reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final federal financial report and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities may propose on-site meetings, off-site or other processes for the exchange of information on progress toward objectives of collaborative activities. A plan of proposed activities is required annually. The reporting format and required report content details are specified in Funding Opportunity Announcements. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is 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
There is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with the HHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance is available for 12-month budget periods within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedure established by the grantee institution with DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cost Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: quarterly.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Nicole Fehrenbach 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: ekk5@cdc.gov Phone: 40-498-2416
Website Address
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0958-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $16,894,784; FY 15 est $20,000,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 14 range is dependent upon funding availablility. Award Amounts range from $5,000 to $1,500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR Part 51b. Guidelines are available in the application kit. The HHS Grants Policy Statement can be found online at: http://www.hhs.gov/asrt/og/grantinformation/hhsgps107.pdf
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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