PPHF: Early Childcare and Education Obesity Prevention Program - Obesity Prevention in Young Children - financed solely by Public Prevention and Health Funds
This program is an obesity prevention effort targeting the early care and education setting (ECE) to reach most children in the U.S. to reverse obesity trends through helping ECE providers across the nation to adopt healthier policies and practices around physical activity and nutrition, including limiting screen time and supporting breastfeeding.
The ECE setting includes child care centers, day care homes (also known as family child care), Head Start and pre-kindergarten programs, including both formal and informal arrangements.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Title IV Section 4002 Prevention and Public Health Fund Section.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Selected applicant under initial solicitations are eligible applicants for future years.
Applicants must document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification for funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. 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.
An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 5 years with 12 month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770 488-2700.
How are proposals selected?
All applicants must be able to demonstrate the health impact of the program on the intervention population. Monitoring of the impact of the programs is mandated under Section 4201(c) (4) of the ACA, which requires that eligible entities must use funding to “conduct activities to measure changes in the prevalence of chronic disease.” This may take the form of an assessment of one or more of the eight outcome measures in the intervention population at the beginning, in the interim and at the end of the project period. Any additional criteria will be listed in individual funding opportunity announcements.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to support approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section 050 above. The use and use restrictions are as follows:
• Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease. Uses and Use Restrictions: Funds may be used to support approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section 050 above. The use and use restrictions are as follows:
• Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease.
• Recipients may not use funds for research
• Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
• Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment. Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
• The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.
• Recipients may not use for any kind of impermissible lobbying activity designed to influence proposed or pending legislative matters. These restrictions include grass roots lobbying efforts and direct lobbying. Certain activities within the normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships within the executive branch of that government are permissible.
- Recipients are subject to PPHF reporting requirements.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Annual or semiannual progress reports are required. . Interim reporting requirements may be delineated in the FOA. Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period. Interim reporting requirements may be delineated in the FOA. No performance monitoring is required.
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 OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 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 and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is for 5 years with 12 month budget periods. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with the payment procedure established by the grantee institution with DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cost Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Meredith Reynolds.
Linda Barnes 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS F77, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Phone: 770-488-6042
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $3,701,230; FY 15 est $3,700,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Code of Federal Regulations 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 and PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 94-50,000 (Revised) April l, 1994. Any other regulations governing this program are published in the application kit and identified on the notices of award.
Examples of Funded Projects