Family and Community Violence Prevention Program
Support interventions that employ a public health approach to provide critical life skills development, academic skills, career advisement, and mentoring. Support interventions that integrate violence prevention and crime reduction models with public health and community oriented policing approaches and require partnerships among law enforcement agencies, public health agencies and other community entities.
Support evidence-based programs that address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority male youth and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experience that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of Minority Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
OMH is authorized to conduct this program under 42 U.S.C. Section 300 u-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Eligible Applicants: An institute of higher education representing 4-year undergraduate institutions and a 2 year tribal college historically identified as providing education primarily to minority students, or having a majority enrollment of minority students.
Members of minority groups: Alaskan Natives; American Indians; Asians; Blacks/African Americans; Hispanics/Latinos; Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these populations.
Proof of nonprofit status, if applicable, is required as part of the application submission. 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?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. To apply, access the announcement through www.grants.gov. Enter the CFDA# and follow the website instructions. Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be accepted for review. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review.
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel. The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health makes final decisions to approve, hold, or reject individual grants or contracts. Applicants are notified regarding the final decision on each application and are furnished with a Notice of Award for all projects approved.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Approximately 90 to 120 days from the application deadline date.
> 180 Days. The grant will have a 3-year project period with 12-month budget periods.
How are proposals selected?
Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; (2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidence in the proposed implementation plan; (3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.
How may assistance be used?
Funds will be used to support a cooperative agreement for a family and community violence program to prevent minority related violence and improve health and human services to minorities. Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of ongoing Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or supplantation of ongoing project activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual Program reports are required. Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to Payment Management Services 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Progress reports are required quarterly. Federal Financial Reports SF425 are due quarterly and must be submitted through GrantSolutions. Grantees are required to submit program performance reports as specified in the funding opportunity announcement.
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.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR Part 74.53 and 45 CFR Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records 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.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grant program will have a 3-year project period with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under a letter of credit. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the notice of grant award is issued. 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. Program Management Contact:
Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations,
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444.
Grants Management Contact:
Office of Grants Management,
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (240) 453-8822.
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $8,797,275; FY 15 est $8,790,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available - Youth Empowerment Program II
Minority Youth Violence Prevention: Integrating Public Health and Community Policing.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$250,000 to $500,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects