National Resource Center for HIV Prevention Among Adolescents

 

To facilitate online access to practical tools and resources for service providers, community-based organizations, professionals and peer educators who serve adolescents who reside in communities with high HIV prevalence and are at-risk based on a variety of issues. Specifically, the web-based resource center will support and promote interventions and strategies to better integrate HIV prevention services focused on adolescents within racial and ethnic minorities through the promotion of evidenced-based programs and evidence-informed programs and best practices, linkages to training and technical assistance opportunities, research, and consultation.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.057
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2017 In the third year of funding, the resource center had nearly 23,000 unique visitors to its website, over 200,000 cumulative Tweet impressions, more than 1000 people on its email listserv, and provided some form of capacity-building assistance to almost 600 people
Fiscal Year 2018 No new grant awarded
Authorization
The statutory authority for awards under this Funding Opportunity Announcement is contained in Section 1708 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300u-7).
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub.L.115-141)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public organizations (including city, county, regional and State government) and private nonprofit entities
Beneficiary Eligibility
Service providers, community-based organizations, and professionals who serve adolescents who reside in communities with high HIV prevalence and are at-risk. Public organizations and private nonprofit entities and institutes of higher education.
Credentials/Documentation
A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allowability 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-122 for nonprofit organizations, OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2CFR 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 not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply, applicants must 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 be deemed ineligible and not reviewed. 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.
Award Procedure
An independent review panel will evaluate applications that pass the screening and meet the responsiveness criteria if applicable. These reviewers are experts in their fields, and are drawn from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, state and local government, and Federal government agencies. In addition to the independent review panel, Federal staff will review each application for programmatic, budgetary, and grants management compliance. Final award decisions will be made by the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health.
Deadlines
July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018 The one grant funded through this program was awarded on July 1, 2015 and is funded through June 30, 2018. No additional awards are expected. Continued annual funding for the current grantee beyond the first year of the grant is generally level with initial award amount and is contingent upon the availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the project, and adequate stewardship of Federal funds.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants must demonstrate: (1) experience in the design, development, implementation, successful completion and evaluation of resource center activities, and experience with HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescents, (2) extensive experience in technical assistance and capacity building with a proven record of success, (3) a history of engaging in partnerships and networks with other organizations with a similar mission and focus. Proposed projects must include the following: (1) Develop and deploy a plan to specifically identify and highlight the resource needs of young men who have sex with men (MSM), especially young MSM of color, (2) Seek partnerships with HRSA/HAB and OMH, (3) Enhance partnership with HIV.gov (formerly known as AIDS.gov) to increase the profile of the National Resource Center, (4) Develop practical tools and resources that promote the retention of adolescents along the HIV Care Continuum.
How may assistance be used?
Funding will allow for development and expansion of a resource center website to promote practical strategies for community-based service providers, which include interactive multimedia and additional resources to move youth-serving professionals toward implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions and best practices targeted to adolescents.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Not applicable.
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. 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 project 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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants may not exceed 3 years (subject to the availability of funds). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Ms. Amy Margolis, Director, Division of Program Development and Operations, Office of Population Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-453-2820.
Headquarters Office
Roscoe Brunson
Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
roscoe.brunson@hhs.gov
Phone: (240) 453-8822
Website Address
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0120-0-1-551
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 16$350,000.00; FY 17 est $350,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
OAH awarded one (1) cooperative agreement up to $350,000 per year in FY15 for up to three (3) years contingent upon the availability of funds. No new grant awarded in FY18.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017 There was one grant in its third and final year. Funding was used to develop and expand an online resource center with interactive multimedia as well as capacity-building assistance to promote practical strategies and resources for youth-serving professionals. The website aimed to move community-based service providers toward implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed HIV interventions and best practices targeted to adolescents. Capacity-building assistance included webinars, podcasts, virtual office hours, and conference presentations. Visit: https://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-training/adolescent-hiv-aids-prevention-national-resource-center/index.html for more information.
Fiscal Year 2019 No new grants awarded

 



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