Cooperative Agreements for State-Based Diabetes Control Programs and Evaluation of Surveillance Systems

 

Diabetes Prevention and Control Programs (DPCPs) are funded by the CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation to address the following national level goals:
1) Prevent diabetes.
2) Prevent the complications, disabilities, and burden associated with diabetes.
3) Eliminate diabetes-related health disparities.
4) Maximize organizational capacity to achieve the National Diabetes Program goals.

DPCPs aim to achieve system and population-level change and, ultimately, to improve health outcomes by coordinating and leveraging the efforts of the statewide diabetes community. They are responsible for establishing partnerships with key organizations in support of the national goals stated above, and for implementing and evaluating evidence-based interventions in three main areas: 1. Intervention #1: Improve quality of clinical care for populations with greatest diabetes burden and rtisk to improve control of A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and to promote tobacco cessation. 2. Intervention #2: Increase access to sustainable self-management education and support services for populations with greatest diabetes burden and risk to improve control of A1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and to promote tobacco cessation. 3. Intervention #3: Increase use of lifestyle change programs that have achieved CDC recognition (or pending recognition) to prevent or delay onset of type 2 diabetes among people at high risk.

Assisst State and local health authorities and other health related organizations in controlling communicable diseases, chronic diseases and disorders and other preventable health conditions. Provide specific health surveillance using telephone and multi-mode survey methodologies for the behaviors of the general population that contribute to the occurrences and prevention of chronic diseases, injuries and other public health threats. The collection, analysis and dissemination of BRFSS data to state and territorial health department categorical programs is used for assessing trends, directing program planning, evaluating program priorities, developing policies and targeting relevant population groups.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.988
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, Title 42, Section 301(a) 317(k)(3, Public Law USC-95-626; Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Section 243, 247B(k)(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are the official State and territorial health agencies of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and American Samoa.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State health agencies will benefit.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification for funds requested. 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 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 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. 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 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 92. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments, must be used for this program.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 3 to 4 months.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Same as Application Procedure.
How are proposals selected?
Background and Need - the extent to which the applicant justifies the need for this program, including whether sufficient information is provided to describe the diabetes burden in the state, the state's environment, anticipated barriers to reducing the burden of diabetes, and plans to oversome barriers.
Project Work Plan 1) Administration, Management, and Leadership - the extent to which the applicant describes plans to address recipient activities in the following catagories that are realistic and feasible given the time and resources allocated: a) Five-year Strategic Plan, b) Leadership and Collaboration/Partnership, c) Training, Technical Assistance, and Consultation, d) Coordination of Efforts among Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Programs, e) Information Exchange, f) Sustainability, and g) Program Management, including the extent to which the staffing number and qualifications will support the objectives and activities of the program. 2) Surveillance, Analyses, and Evaluation - the extent to which the applicant describes plans to address recipient activities in these three catagories that are realistic and feasible given the time and resources allocated.
Accomplishments - the extent to which the applicant describes the program accomplishments within the past five and a half years, including the program's contributions to improving the current national objectives.
Proven Capacity - the extent to which the applicant's narravtive description of its past performance demonstrates its ability to manage fiscal resources, implement an effective management plan, and maintain and develop adequate leadership and staffing capacity to carry out the program objectives/activities.

For BRFSS, Applicants ability to describe the need for behaviorial surveillance activities in their state jurisdiction and how health data will be used to improve prevention and health policy.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative Agreement funds may be used for costs associated with planning, implementing, and evaluating State based diabetes control programs. Cooperative Agreement funds may not be used for direct curative or rehabilitative services.

Cooperative Agreement funds may also be used for health surveillance around BRFSS activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Progress reports are required annually. A plan of action is required annually. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are required annually. A plan of action is required annually. Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each specified funding period. Final financial status and progress reports are required 90 days after the end of a project. Progress reports are required annually. A plan of action is required annually.
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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Records
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the cooperative agreement program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases, records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 25.%. Matching funds are required from non-federal sourcs in the amount of not less than $1 for each $4 federal funds awarded to grantees.

No matching funds are required for the Health Surveillance BRFSS program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period: 5 years. Budget period: Approximately 12 months.
All funds awarded should be spent by the end of the project period.

For BRFSS project period 3 years. Budget period approximately 12 months
All funds awarded should be spent by the end of the project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Program Contact: Barbara Park, Program Evaluation Branch, Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers of Health and Human Services, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone: (770) 488-1094. Grants Management Contact: Mildred Garner, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488- 2745.

For BRFSS:
Richard Roman, Deputy Director, DIvision of Behaviorial Surveillance, Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, CDC
1600 Clifton Road, MS E97
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: 404-498-0966
E-mail: RSR1@cdc.gov.
Headquarters Office
Barbara Z Park, 2877 Brandywine Road
Williams Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: BPark@cdc.gov Phone: (770) 488-1094 Fax: (770) 488-5966.
Website Address
http://www.cdc.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0958-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $9,170,711; FY 15 Estimate Not Available; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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