Family Planning_Personnel Training

 

To provide job specific training for personnel to improve the delivery of family planning services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.260
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of Population Affairs
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 15 awards were issued totaling $5,829,000. Fiscal Year 2015: It is estimated that 7 awards will be issued totaling $4,916,000. Fiscal Year 2016: not available.
Authorization
P.L. 91-572 PHS Act, Sec 1003 as Amended, 42 CFR59, U.S.C .
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any public entity (including city, county, local, regional, or State government) or nonprofit private entity located in a State (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau) is eligible to apply for a grant under this program. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Personnel delivering family planning services in Title X projects.
Credentials/Documentation
A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allow ability of costs charged to the grant will be determined in accordance with the following Cost Principles: OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for state and local governments, and OMB Circular No.A-122 for non-profit organizations. 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 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All grant opportunities are posted on www.grants.gov and all applications must be submitted through grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be ineligible will not be reviewed. Accepted applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of independent experts. The final funding decision will be determined by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, DHHS, or their designee. All applicants will be notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. Applications that are approved and funded will be issued a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. From 90 to 180 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
> 180 Days. Projects are generally given commitments of funding for 3 to 5 years. Projects must submit a continuation application each non-competitive year, which includes at a minimum a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be evaluated to determine which would best promote the purposes of the authorizing legislation, taking into account: (1) The increase in delivery of services to people, particularly low-income groups, with a high percentage of unmet need for family planning services; (2) the promise of the program to fulfill the family planning services needs of the area to be served; (3) capacity to use assistance rapidly and effectively; (4) the administrative and management capability and competence of the applicant; (5) competence of the project staff; and (6) compliance with pertinent regulations and guidelines.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are awarded to provide training to Title X project staffs; to improve utilization and career development of paraprofessional and paramedical manpower in family planning services, particularly in rural areas. Funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning. Regulations and Program Guidelines: The regulations set out at 42 CFR part 59, subpart C, govern grants to provide training for family planning service providers. Prospective applicants should refer to the regulations in their entirety. Training provided must be consistent with the requirements for providing family planning services under Title X. These requirements can be found in the Title X statute, the implementing regulations (42 CFR part 59, subpart A), and the ‘‘Program Guidelines for Project Grants for Family Planning Services’’ (Program Guidelines) (January 2001). In addition, any training regarding sterilization of clients as part of the Title X program should be consistent with 42 CFR part 50, subpart B (‘‘Sterilization of Persons in Federally Assisted Family Planning Projects’’). Copies of the Title X statute, applicable regulations, and Program Guidelines can be obtained by contacting the OPHS Office of Grants Management, or may be downloaded from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) web site at http://www.hhs.gov/opa, and are provided in the application kit for this announcement.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Annual Program reports are required. Grantees must submit quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports to Payment Management Services due on one of the standard due dates on which cash reporting is required or at the end of a calendar quarter. The FFR is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Progress reports are required for each budget period. Grantees must submit quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date. Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.. A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
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.
Records
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. 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 record 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
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants are generally approved for a project period of 3-5 years. Grants may be approved for a budget period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. OASH-Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning
Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700
Rockville, MD 20852. Phone 240-453-2828.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
https://www.hhs.gov/opa
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $5,829,000; FY 15 est $4,916,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$300,000 to $900,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 


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