Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs - financed by Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)

 

The overall purpose of this funding opportunity is to help ensure that evidence-based self-management education programs are embedded into the nation’s health and long-term services and supports systems.

There are two components of this funding, including:
1)Cooperative agreements to states, tribes, and/or other community organizations to provide and sustain evidence-based self-management education programs; and
2) Cooperative agreement for a National Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Resource Center.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.734
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants (Discretionary)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Title IV, Section 4002 of the Affordable Care Act (Prevention and Public Health Fund).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are domestic public or private non-profit entities including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American),
faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The ultimate beneficiaries of this funding opportunity are older and disabled adults with chronic conditions residing in States, Tribes and Territories. .
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should include letters of commitment from organizations and agencies identified as key collaborators in the proposal. 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
Pre-application coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Grant applications for Federal assistance (Nonconstruction programs) are in accordance with program announcements developed by the Administration for Community Living. Application materials will be published on the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov ) or the ACL website (www.acl.gov). ACL requires applications for all announcements to be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Notification of Award will be issued to the grantee.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
As specified in guidelines published in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Cooperative agreements will be awarded on a competitive basis. Specific details for evaluating applications are published as part of the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Grant funding could potentially be used for agreed-upon activities associated with the following goals:

1) To significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities in underserved areas and populations who participate in evidence-based self-management education and support programs to empower them to better manage their chronic conditions; and
2) To implement innovative funding arrangements (e.g., contracts with integrated health care systems) to support the proposed self-management programs beyond the grant period, while embedding the programs into an integrated, sustainable evidence-based prevention program network. The following activities are not fundable: Construction and/or major rehabilitation of buildings, Basic research (e.g. scientific or medical experiments), Continuation of existing projects without expansion, and Pre-award costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
The ACL program progress report is due semi-annually from the start date of the award and is due within 30 days of the reporting period end date. The final progress report and SF-425 reports are due 90 days after the end of the project period. The suggested content and format for these reports will be available to grantees post award administration. Grantees may also be required to submit OMB approved CDSME data.

Grantees will also be expected to comply with reporting requirements related to the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which will be made available to the public. Grantees are required to complete the federal cash transactions portion of the SF-425 within the Payment Managements System. Semi-annual progress reports will be required 30 days of the reporting period end date, and final progress report will be required 90 days after the end of the project period. Grantees’ required reports should reflect their progress in meeting program goals, as applicable. Grantees are required to complete the federal cash transactions portion of the SF-425 within the Payment Managements System. Semi-annual progress reports will be required. The PPHF requires quarterly reporting on cash expenditures. Grantees will be expected to develop a quality assurance plan including performance indicators and a process for ongoing performance monitoring.
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 accordance with the provisions of Subpart F-Audit Requirements, under 45 CFR Part 75.500, nonfederal 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. Nonfederal 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 45 CFR Part 75.500.
Records
Records must be maintained for 3 years after submission of the final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may be made for up to a 3 year project period. Annual or fully funded budget periods maybe awarded subject to the availability of funds.

Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Payment of grant expenses will be through the Payment Management System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Casey Dicocco ,Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: casey.dicocco@acl.hhs.gov
Phone: (202) 357-3508.
Headquarters Office
Casey Dicocco U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: casey.dicocco@acl.hhs.gov Phone: 202-357-3508
Website Address
http://www.acl.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0142-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $7,578,685; FY 15 est $8,000,000; and FY 16 est $8,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$300,000-900,000 for program grants (est FY2016)
$1M for Resource Center (est FY2016).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All grantees must comply with all requirements specified for grants funded through the Prevention and Public Health fund. Grantees also must comply with polices outlined in HHS Grants Policy Statement located at http://www.hhs.gov/asfr/ogapa/grantinformation/hhsgps107.pdf
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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