Public Health Conference Support


Program activities under this funding will allow state and local governments, their Bona Fide Agents, non-governmental organizations and the general public to request funds for partial support for public health conferences related to the health promotion, education and prevention of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

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
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: There were no grantees awarded funds in FY 2014. Fiscal Year 2015: There were no grantees awarded funds in FY 2015. Fiscal Year 2016: It is anticipated that 5-6 organizations may be funded in FY 2016 if agency funding permits.
This program is authorized under the Public Health Service Act, section 301(a), 42 U.S.C. 241(a), as amended and section 317(a), 42 U.S.C. 247b (a), as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Beneficiary Eligibility
Allowable costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State, Local, and Indian Tribal governments. OMB Circular A102 is applicable. Allowable cost will be applicable to; A-21 Educational Institutions, A-122 Non-Profit Organizations and A-110. 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 not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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
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 and emailed to the program director and a hard copy mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.
Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not Applicable.
Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by NCHHSTP/OD and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified the application did not meet submission requirements.

CDC will conduct a review to evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in Section V. Application and Submission Information, subsection “Evaluation Criteria” within the individual funding announcement. Applicants will be notified if their application did not meet program requirements.
How may assistance be used?
Project funds may be used for costs associated with reasonable program planning, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services such as contractual. Project funds may not be used for research, clinical care, or generally for the purchase of furniture or equipment. Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The reporting schedule will be based on the requirements listed in the funding announcement. In most cases, funded applicants must provide an interim and annual progress report. Where applicable, the interim progress report is due no less than 90 days before the end of the specified budget period. Where applicable, the Interim Progress Report (IPR) will serve as the non-competing continuation application. Cash reports are not applicable. Final financial status and progress reports are due no later than 90 days after the end of the project period. Financial Status Reports (SF 269) are required no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period. 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.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the 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 45 CFR 92.42.
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
Financial assistance is available for a 12-month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Beth Wolfe
Public Health Advisor
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE, MS E-07
Atlanta, GA 30333
404 639-8531
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
(Formula Grants (Cooperative Agreements)) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $500,000; and FY 16 est $500,000 - It is anticipated that 5-6 organizations may be funded in FY 2016 should HHS regulations regarding conferences be revised.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards will range from approximately $25,000 to $125,000 with an average of approximately $30,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 55b. Guidelines are available. 45 CFR 92, and also HHS Grants Policy Statement at
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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