Public Health Preparedness and Response Science, Research, and Practice

 

The overall goal of this program is to conduct research and related public health preparedness and response (PHPR) program activities to build the scientific evidence base for public health preparedness, response, and recovery (PHPRR). Scientific research that addresses PHPR program priorities supports agency efforts to improve and enhance the nation’s health security. This program is intended to support this research, dissemination of research findings and products, translation of new science-based evidence to practice in the public health preparedness and response system, and the evaluation of effective application of science for improved practice as well as other programs, projects, or activities to advance preparedness science.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.316
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements; Project Grants (Contracts)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 247b, Section 317(k)(2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants may include public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and governments and their agencies, such as: public nonprofit organizations private nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Indian tribes, Indian tribal organizations, state and local governments or their bona fide agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau), political subdivisions of states (in consultation with States).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Eligible beneficiaries may include public and private nonprofit and for profit organizations and governments and their agencies, such as: public nonprofit organizations private nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, Indian tribes, Indian tribal organizations, state and local governments or their bona fide agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau), political subdivisions of states (in consultation with states).
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding opportunity announcement issued under this CFDA program for any proof of certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package. Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures (where applicable) and provide a budget 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 not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding Opportunity Announcements for this program are posted on www.Grants.gov, the official federal agency wide e-grant Web site. Application forms and instructions specific to each announcement are posted at that site. Organizations must submit applications via Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov/), the online portal to find and apply for grants across all Federal agencies. Applications must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System number as the universal identifier when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements. The D&B number can be obtained by calling (866) 705-5711 or through the web site at http://www.dnb.com/us/.
Award Procedure
After review and approval of an application, as outlined in the FOA, successful applicants will receive a Notice of Grant Award (NGA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NGA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NGA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods, as outlined in the FOA. Throughout the project period, CDC's commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government, and any other specific considerations noted in the FOA.
How are proposals selected?
Applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention being given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as the significance for and relevance to preparedness practice, innovation, generalizability, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research, evaluations, demonstrations, assessments, and special projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed activities; (3) feasibility and likelihood of producing meaningful results from the activities proposed, analytic approach, and evaluation procedures; (4) overall match between the proposed programs and the nation's health security priorities and needs; and (5) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.
How may assistance be used?
Funds will be used to support public health preparedness and response science and research that may include; 1) conduct of applied interdisciplinary public health research designed to examine and strengthen the practices, functions, structure, capabilities, and/or performance of organizations involved in preparing for and responding to any and all potential public health threats and hazards; 2) develop, implement, and evaluate innovative strategies for disseminating and translating research findings, products, and knowledge for improving PHPRR systems, practices, and functions; 3) develop and execute proposals to implement evidence-based PHPRR practice interventions in conjunction with evaluation of the implementation and effectiveness of the intervention; 4) rapid response research that will inform ongoing response to and recovery from any disaster or public health emergency.

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable public health preparedness, response, and recovery research, evaluation, dissemination, and translation activities, and program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual arrangements with practice partners, research partners, or consultants. • 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.
• Funds may not be used for construction or renovation of buildings.
• 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.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Equipment inventory (three months after end of project); invention statement (annual) and reprints and copies of resulting publications. Federal Financial Report cash transaction reports (FFR SF-425) must be filed in the Payment Management System (PMS) within 30 days of the end of each quarter. Interim progress report (annual), annual progress report, and final performance report (three months after end of project). Financial status reports (annual), no later than 90 days after the end of each specified period. Site visits performed as needed/required. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Bi-Annual and Annual.
Auditing
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. None.
Records
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
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Financial assistance is provided for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods, subject to availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Van A. King 1600 Clifton Road
MS D-29
, Atlanta , Georgia 30029-4018 Email: vbk5@cdc.gov Phone: 4046395276
Website Address
http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/science/research.htm
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0943-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $3,685,000; and FY 16 est $3,685,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No data available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994, is available.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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