CSELS Partnership: Strengthening Public Health Laboratories
The activities under this cooperative agreement are aligned with the following Healthy People 2020 overarching objectives: Global Health, Environmental Health, Food Safety, Immunizations and Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Preparedness, Public Health Infrastructure, and Occupational Safety and Health. The major objective is to enhance and strengthen the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad. The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories. These areas include the following: improving public health laboratory infrastructure, increasing the capacity through workforce development, promoting quality laboratory practices, expanding and improving health security, promoting and supporting informatics, and enhancing communication linkages.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k)(2), 42 U.S.C 247b(k)(2) as amended
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants must have experience with enhancing and strengthening the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad. The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories.
Applicants must have experience with enhancing and strengthening the work and functionality of public health laboratories both domestically and abroad. The overarching goal is to improve several aspects of public health laboratories. The nation's public is the ultimate recipient of benefits from this program.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For all other nonprofit grantees, cost will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74 Subpart Q. For-profit organizations' costs are determined in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, 48 CFR 31. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. n/a
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. A letter of intent is required for this funding opportunity agreement. To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 5161. Application forms and instructions are available on www.grants.gov and/or the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIM) staff at: 770-488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to you.
Applications will be evaluated for completeness and responsiveness by the agency program and CDC Procurement and Grants Office(PGO). CDC will not review incomplete and non-responsive applications. After review and approval, a notice of grant award (NoA) will be prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and the NoA will indicate support recommended for the remainder of the project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Cooperative agreement project periods are 1 to 5 years. Subject to availability of funds, after initial awards, projects may be renewed non-competitively contingent upon satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports) and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the FOA consists of determination of the scientific and technical merit by objective or peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of DHHS. Refer to the FOA for additional review criteria. The budget is not scored.
How may assistance be used?
Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting public health laboratory infrastructure programs, and for the implementation of other program elements as described in Section 050 above.
The purpose of the program is to enhance the work of public health laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. The program aims to promote quality public health laboratory practice, improve public health laboratory infrastructure, strengthen the public health laboratory system, and to develop a well-trained public health laboratory workforce in the U.S. and globally. It also aims to ensure laboratory preparedness for emerging infectious diseases or other biologic and chemical public health threats, promote technology transfer to ensure up-to-date technologies for the testing laboratory, and enhance communication linkages between state and local public health laboratories and the clinical laboratory testing community Improvement of public health laboratory infrastructure, state-of-the-art training for the nation's laboratorians to be prepared in dealing with public health threats, improving laboratory leadership capabilities, enhancing inter-laboratory communications and provide programmatic and technical support to other focus areas including policy, emergency preparedness, global health, informatics and professional development.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
CDC will provide guidance on performance reporting requirements.
Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine HHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved. Financial and personnel records including financial awards, financial status reports, interim reports and final reports must be maintained for a period of 7 years.
Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine HHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with project periods of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Automatic Drawdown from the Payment Management Service
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
For program technical assistance, contact: Shuenae Ann Smith, Project Officer Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services Division of Laboratory Systems 2400 Century Parkway NE Atlanta, GA 30345 Mailstop TV-2 Telephone: 404-639-3008 E-mail: email@example.com For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact: Lisa DeBouse, Grants Management Specialist Department of Health and Human Services CDC Procurement and Grants Office 2939 Brandywine Road Atlanta, GA 30341 Mailstop TV-2 Telephone: 770-488-3198 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shuenae Ann Smith
2400 Century Center Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30345 US
2400 Century Center Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30345 USA
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$27,552,526.00; FY 19 est $20,645,594.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$24,626,569.00; FY 16$27,856,840.00; - subject to availability of funds
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Subject to avail funds. Approximate Average Award: $27 M Floor Award Amount: $7M Ceiling Award Amount: $30 Anticipated Award Date: July 1, 2015 Budget Period Length: 12 months Project Period Length: 5 years
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 52; basic grant administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable, 45 CFR 74 and 45 CFR 92; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
Examples of Funded Projects