Preventive Health Services_Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Grants


To reduce morbidity and mortality by preventing cases and complications of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Project grants under Section 318c awarded to State and local health departments emphasize the development and implementation of nationally uniform prevention and control programs which focus on disease intervention activities designed to reduce the incidence of these diseases, with applied research, demonstration, and public and professional education activities supporting these basic program activities authorized under Section 318b of the Public Health Service Act.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: N/A. Fiscal Year 2015: N/A. Fiscal Year 2016: N/A.
Public Health Service Act, Public Law 100-202.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any State, and, in consultation with the appropriate State Health Authority, any political subdivision of a State, including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any State or authorized subdivision including American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments or tribal organizations located wholly or in part within their boundaries.
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds requested. 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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Telephone: (770) 488-2720. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, 92. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR, 92 for State and local governments, must be used for this program.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a Notice of Grant Award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. From 3 to 4 months.
Not Applicable.
Same as Application Procedure.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated based upon the magnitude of the problem, the establishment of specific and measurable objectives to address the problem, and the development of a sound operational plan which will ensure the implementation of each program element. A formula may be added for the next funding opportunity announcement (FOA).
How may assistance be used?
Grant funds may be used for: (1) Sexually-transmitted disease (STD) surveillance activities, including reporting, screening, and follow-up of diagnostic tests for, and diagnosed cases of, STD; (2) STD case finding and case follow-up activities, including notification of sex partners to infectious cases of STD and follow-up systems; (3) interstate epidemiological referral and follow-up activities; (4) program-specific professional (including appropriate allied health personnel) STD education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities as authorized under section 318(b) of the PHS Act; (5) program-specific STD education and information activities as authorized under Section 318b of the PHS Act; (6) special studies or demonstrations to evaluate or test STD prevention activities; and (7) control strategies and activities as may be prescribed by the Secretary. Grant funds may not be used for: (1) Supplanting funds supporting existing STD control services provided by a State or locality; or (2) unless specifically approved for that purpose, grant funds shall not be used for performing diagnostic tests (other than gonorrhea screening tests), maintaining central registries, providing diagnostic and treatment facilities and services, or purchasing automated data processing equipment.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. See FOA for details. See FOA for details. See FOA for details.
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 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 grant program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. 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.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period: From one to five years; budget period: 12 months. 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
Headquarters Office
Elizabeth Wolfe 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: Phone: (404) 639-8531
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $84,950,044; FY 15 est $98,904,456; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$85,762 to $6,406,117; Average- $1,338,726.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations for this program are published under 42 CFR 51b. Guidelines are available. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994, is available.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2015: Not applicable. Fiscal Year 2016: Not applicable.