Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Information System (EHDI-IS) Surveillance Program
The objective of this program is to assist EHDI programs in developing and maintaining a sustainable, centralized newborn hearing screening tracking and surveillance system capable of accurately identifying, matching, collecting, and reporting data on all occurrent births that is unduplicated and individually identifiable. Additionally, for those programs with fully developed EHDI information systems, program will enhance the electronic system capacity to collect data, and exchange data accurately, effectively, securely, and consistently between the EHDI-IS and Electronic Health Record Systems (HER-S).
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, Sections 311, 317(k)(2), 317(C), and 399M(b)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, 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
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. Cost principles for state, local, and Indian tribal governments will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87. Cost principles for educational institutions will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-21. Cost principles for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
After review and approval, a Notice of Award from the CDC Office of Grant Services (OGS) 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 Notice of Funding Opportunity, the availability of funds, and such other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by CDC.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
More than 180 days. Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Office of Grant Services, 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 support to assist jurisdictional programs in developing and maintaining a sustainable, centralized EHDI Information Systems and to enhance electronic system capacity to collect data, ensure children receive recommended screening and follow-up services, and exchange data accurately, effectively, securely, and consistently between the EHDI-IS and Electronic Health Record Systems. Funds may be used to conduct applied research related to newborn and infant hearing screening, evaluation and intervention programs and systems. Funds may be used to ensure quality monitoring of newborn and infant hearing loss screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and intervention programs and systems. Funds may be used to provide technical assistance on data collection and management. Funds may be used to study the costs and effectiveness of newborn and infant hearing screening, evaluation and intervention programs and systems conducted by State-based programs. Funds may be used to identify the causes and risk factors for congenital hearing loss. Funds may be used to study the effectiveness of newborn and infant hearing screening, audiologic and medical evaluations and intervention programs and systems by assessing the health, intellectual and social developmental, cognitive, and language status of these children at school age. Funds may be used to promote the sharing of data regarding early hearing loss with other monitoring programs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. l A-133 (Revised, June 27 2003), "Audits of State, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
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 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
Assistance is available for a 12-month budget period within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Deidra E. Green
1600 Clifton Rd, NE, MS-E87
Atlanta, GA 30333 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$7,008,952.00; FY 19 est $6,200,000.00; FY 20 est $6,000,000.00; FY 17$7,204,926.00; FY 16$7,023,971.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 19/20 range is dependent upon funding availability. Award amounts range is $150,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018
Provides support and technical assistance to jurisdictional agencies responsible for state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs.