(1) Support National Centers on Disability to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate non-research activities aimed at reducing health disparities and improving the health of people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities (ID) across their lifespans, and (2) Develop and strengthen the capacity of state-based disability and health programs to improve the health and quality of life among people with disabilities through adaptation and implementation of evidence-based strategies in states, U.S. territories, and tribal governments.
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, Title 42, Part 241(a), Section 301(a) , This program is authorized under Section 317C [42 U.S.C. 247b-4] of the Public Health Service Act., Title 42, Part 241(a), Section 301(a) , Public Law USC-42 U.S.C. 247(b
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Based on available funding for fiscal year 2016, CDC issued competitive awards to two National Centers on Disability and 19 State-based Disability and Health Programs. Eligibility for the National Centers on Disability included: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; and Private colleges and universities. Eligibility for the State-based Disability and Health Programs included: State governments; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); and Government Organizations (States, including the District of Columbia, Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
In addition to the eligible applicants, other groups who will receive benefits from the program include persons with disabilities and their family members of persons with disabilities, persons with limb loss, minority populations, refugees, infants, children, youth, adults, senior citizens, women, all educational levels, all income levels, urban, suburban, and rural populations, health/ rehabilitation professionals, scientists, educators, and researchers.
State disability and health and National Center grantees documented in their fiscal year 2016 applications the need for assistance, indicated the objectives of their projects, presented their approaches to meet set objectives, and outlined the method of operation. Grantees funded in subsequent fiscal years followed the criteria set forth in the respective Funding Opportunity Announcements. These National Centers and State disability and health grantees documented in their continuing applications the need for assistance, indicated the objectives of their projects, and presented their approaches to meet set objectives. For nonprofit recipients, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulation 45 CFR 74. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles 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?
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. The guidelines will indicate whether or not an application is subject to Executive Order 12372. If the application is subject for review per State Executive Order 12372, please follow these instructions:
1. The SPOC should be contacted as early as possible to receive any necessary instructions on the State process. If the project serves more than one State, the department should contact the SPOC of each affected State.
2. The necessary information should be mailed to the SPOC.
3. Please provide a copy of the cover letter sent to the SPOC to Grants & Contracts along with the hard copy application. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply for this funding opportunity, use application form PHS 398 (OMB number 0925-0001 rev. 5/2001). 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. This program is subject to the provisions set forth in 45 CFR 92, for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.
The National Centers on Disability and the State-based Disability and Health Program competitive awards were determined by an internal objective review process at CDC. Research project grant competitive awards are determined by an external peer review. At such times, awards will be based on evaluation criteria set forth in the respective Program Announcements, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC. The awards for National Centers on Disability and the State-based Disability and Health Programs were both issued for a five year project period. The Notices of Grant Award indicate financial support for the first budget year, allocations of Federal funds by budget category, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Between 60 to 95 days from the deadline date for submission of applications.
How are proposals selected?
There are no new projects anticipated for fiscal year 2019 or 2020. However, if future funding opportunities become available, applications will be reviewed based on evaluation criteria explicit in the Program Announcements. Applications must address demonstrated program need, the magnitude of the problem, the management work plan, collaborative associations, and the approach toward setting and meeting overall project objectives and time frames.
How may assistance be used?
In April, 2016 CDC issued new competitive awards to two National Centers on Health Promotion for People with Disabilities. New competitive awards were also issued to 19 State-based Disability and Health programs in July 2016. In subsequent years, CDC issues continuation awards to the two National Centers on Health Promotion for People with Disabilities and the 19 State-based Disability and Health cooperative agreements. In addition, supplemental funds were given to one National Center (Special Olympics) and six Disability and Health States (Arkansas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and South Carolina) to supplement existing programmatic activities. National Centers on Disability: These cooperative agreements are providing financial assistance to: (1) improve knowledge and awareness about the usefulness and effectiveness of health promotion programs and policy, systems and environmental improvements for people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities, (2) develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate multi-level strategies (e.g., programmatic, policy, systems and environmental changes) that improve the health and quality of life of people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities, (3) implement the Healthy Athletes Program for people with ID, and (4) collaborate with and support states and academic centers to improve the health of people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities. State-based Disability and Health Programs: These cooperative agreements are providing financial assistance to develop and strengthen internal capacity and health-related disability programs to (1) improve knowledge and awareness about the usefulness and effectiveness of programmatic, policy, systems and environmental changes for people with select functional disability types (i.e., mobility limitations and/or Intellectual Disabilities, and (2) support states to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate non-research activities aimed at promoting inclusion and accessibility and reducing health disparities between people with and without disabilities. In these cases, project funds may not be used to supplant State, local, or institutional funds available for these activities, or for construction costs, or to purchase facilities or space. Grantees may enter into contracts as necessary to help achieve the objectives of their respective programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual progress reports are required. Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each specified budget period. Final financial status reports and a final program report is required 90 days after the end of the project.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the program shall be retained for a minimum of three years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases, records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
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
Two National Centers on Disability and 19 State-based Disability and Health Programs received financial assistance in fiscal year 2016 for five year project periods. Other future solicitations (when announced) will indicate the length of the project periods and program requirements for each of these programs. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
JoAnn Thierry, PhD
1600 Clifton Rd., MS-88
Atlanta, GA 30333 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$16,477,926.00; FY 19 est $19,249,380.00; FY 20 est $19,249,380.00; FY 17$13,390,900.00; FY 16$11,399,995.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
National Centers on Disability: FY19 and 20 funding range is $3,142,429 to $9,882,425. State-based Disability and Health Programs: FY19 and 20 funding range is $165,000 to $440,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects