Hansen's Disease National Ambulatory Care Program


To provide ambulatory Hansen's disease care and treatment services to any person diagnosed with the disease who needs and requests such care and treatment, screening and testing of contacts of patients diagnosed with Hansen's disease.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/18/2005 (Is now a contract.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants.
Program Accomplishments
Eleven continuation awards were made in fiscal year 2001. Eleven continuation awards are anticipated in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Section 320(a)(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Existing health care facilities are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Persons diagnosed or suspected of having Hansen's disease and their contacts.
Applicants must demonstrate willingness to continue in the Hansen's disease program at a level of service approximately the same as the current level.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not requested. 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
Grant application Form PHS-5161-1, as approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0937-0188, with all assurances, must be completed and submitted in time for orderly processing.
Award Procedure
Each application will be evaluated by objective review; conducted in accordance with Public Health Service, Grants Administration Manual, Part 134.
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application deadline.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days from date of application receipt.
Applicants may revise and resubmit applications.
Support is recommended for a specific project period, usually not in excess of 5 years. After initial awards are made, projects may be renewed annually depending on the submission and approval of a satisfactory application.
How are proposals selected?
Applications for funding under Section 320(a)(2) must have the capability of managing comprehensive care to: (1) Provide outpatient medical care, management and follow-up to patients and contacts of patients who have Hansen's disease; (2) act as a consultant, community resource and provide in service education to health care providers in the community.
How may assistance be used?
Grants may be used to supplement the cost of providing Hansen's disease diagnostic and treatment services to patients and contacts of patients diagnosed with Hansen's disease.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The following annual program reports are required: Leprosy Surveillance Form, Semi-annual Patient Care Activity Report, Reporting of Patient Deaths, Hand and Foot Screens, Short-Term Protocol Report Forms. An Annual Financial Status Report SF-269, Audits in accordance with OMB Circulars A-128 or A-133, and special reports are required as requested.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.
Financial records must be kept available for 3 years after the submission of financial status reports, and 3 years after the final disposition of non-expendable property. If questions remain such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until the problem is resolved.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards are made annually. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with DHHS payment procedures, which may be through an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Case Request System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
National Hansen's Disease Program, 1770 Physician's Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816-3222. Telephone: (225)756-3764; 1-800-642-2477; Irma Guerra or Charles Stanley.
Headquarters Office
Grants Management Officer, Bureau of Primary Health Care, 11th Floor, 4350 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4235.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $1,800,000; FY 03 est $1,800,000; and FY 04 est $1,900,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From $35,000 to $375,000. Average: $137,113.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 or 45 CFR 92, PHS Grants Policy Statement. Pertinent Information may be obtained by contacting the National Hansen's Disease Center, 1770 Physician's Park Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816-3222. Telephone: 1-800-642-2477.
Examples of Funded Projects
Hospital Ambulatory Care Centers, Public Health Centers, University Hospitals, University Schools of Medicine, and State Health Departments.


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