Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs Financed Solely by Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)

 

1) To significantly increase the number of older adults and adults with disabilities at risk of falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risks; and

2). To build and leverage reimbursement from the health care sector and other innovative financing arrangements to pay for these evidence-based falls prevention programs, while embedding the programs into an integrated, sustainable evidence-based prevention program network.

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 falls prevention programs; and

2) a cooperative agreement for a National Falls Prevention Resource Center.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.761
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Administration for Community Living
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
The statutory authority for cooperative agreements under this Funding Opportunity Announcement is contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. 113-76, Div. H., Title II, § 219(a); Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 300u-2 and 300u-3; and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. § 300u-11 (Prevention and Public Health Fund).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants for grants 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. Any additional restrictions/guidance will be provided in the funding opportunity announcement(s).
Beneficiary Eligibility
The ultimate beneficiaries of this funding opportunity are older and disabled adults at risk for falls 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
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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application materials will be published on the Grants.gov website (http://www.grants.gov )and the ACL website (http://acl.gov/Funding_Opportunities/Announcements/Index.aspx)
Award Procedure
Notification of award will be issued to the grantee. Applications will be objectively evaluated and processed through an electronic system known as GrantSolutions.
Deadlines
Sep 01, 2014 to Aug 31, 2016: Estimated start date for the project period will be 9/1/2014 with an end date of 8/31/2016. Annual or fully funded budget periods maybe awarded subject to the availability of funds. Contact the headquarters, 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 at risk of falls who participate in evidence-based community programs to reduce falls and falls risks; and
2)To build and leverage reimbursement from the health care sector and other innovative financing arrangements to pay for these evidence-based falls prevention programs, while embedding the programs into an integrated, sustainable evidence-based prevention program network. The following activities are not eligible for funding: 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 falls prevention 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 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 will also be expected to comply with any progress reporting requirements related to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The SF-425 Federal Financial Report will be required. The Prevention and Public Health Fund requires semi-annual reporting on cash expenditures. Grantees’ required reports should reflect their progress in meeting program goals, as applicable.
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
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Final Financial Report (SF-425). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
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
See Regional Agency Offices. Shannon Skowronski, Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Shannon.Skowronski@acl.gov Phone: 202-357-0149.
Headquarters Office
Shannon Skowronski U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living, Washington, District of Columbia 20201 Email: Shannon.Skowronski@acl.gov Phone: 202-357-0149
Website Address
http://www.acl.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0142-0-1-506.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 $4,848,576; FY 15 est $5,000,000; and FY 16 est $5,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY14 – Range $42,532 to $535,059, FY15 – Range: $509,000 to $695,040, FY16 not available
FY 14 – Average $317,755, FY15 – Average $581,359, FY16 not available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
All grantees must comply with all requirements specified for grants funded through the Prevention and Public Health Fund and appropriate Departmental regulations regarding grants. All grantees must also comply with polices outlined in HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.