Public Awareness Campaigns on Embryo Adoption


To increase public awareness of embryo adoption as a method of family building and to provide services to infertile individuals so as to facilitate their use of embryo donation/adoption as a method of family building. To identify innovative ways to increase access to embryo donation/adoption services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Assistant Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
This program is authorized by Section 1704 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 300u-3., 42 U.S.C. 300u-3.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations. Eligibility to compete for this announcement is limited to particular applicant organizations. Only agencies and organizations, not individuals, are eligible to apply. One agency must be identified as the applicant organization and will have legal responsibility for the project. Additional agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants, subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they will assist in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of the recipients. Faith-based and community-based organizations meeting the eligibility requirements may apply, or they may be included as co-participants, subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they will assist in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of recipients. Eligibility is limited to organizations that can demonstration previous experience with embryo adoption and are knowledgeable in all elements of the process of embryo adoption.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The beneficiaries for this program are potential donors and/or recipients of frozen embryos.
Proof of nonprofit status is required of nonprofit organizations and institutions. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. For-profit are eligible to apply
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. 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.
Award Procedure
Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be ineligible will be returned to the applicant. Accepted applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of independent experts. The final funding decision will be determined by the Agency Director, who will take into consideration the recommendations of the review panel; programmatic needs, stated needs; geographic location; and recommendations of DHHS personnel. 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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Not applicable.
More than 180 days. New projects are approved for a 2 year project period.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria are identified in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
How may assistance be used?
This assistance can be used in two ways: 1) to create programs which increase the public’s awareness of, and knowledge about, embryo donation/adoption as a method of family building and, 2) to provide services, such as counseling, which facilitate the use of embryo donation/adoption as a method of attaining the desired number and spacing of children.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
Not applicable.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their designated authorized officials shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, sub-grantee, 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 budget 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
Grant Project Periods are for 2 years Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Population Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 700, Rockville MD, 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-2888. Project Officer Mr. Robert Scholle. DHHS, Office of Assistant Secretary for Health Office of Grants Management 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville MD, 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8822.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West
Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$150,000.00; FY 19 est $100,000.00; FY 20 est $100,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Fiscal Year 2017 $150,000 - $299,000 Fiscal Year 2018 $150,000 - $299,000 Fiscal Year 2019 $100,000 - $300,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the application instructions, the announcement, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement:
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 Past Fiscal Year: Actual Public awareness campaigns and counseling services to individuals. Current Fiscal Year: Projections Public awareness campaigns and counseling services to individuals Budget Fiscal Year: Projection Counseling services to individuals, providing financial and social assistance to individuals seeks to adopt and/or donate embryos. and other methods to increase access to embryo adoption and/or donation.


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