Public Health Service Evaluation Funds

 

To carry out evaluations (including longitudinal evaluations) of teen pregnancy prevention approaches.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.343
Federal Agency/Office
Office of The Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Section 241 of the Public Health Service Act
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Nonprofit, for profit, small businesses, community based organizations, faith based organizations, universities, hospitals, state and local governments, US territories and possessions, tribal entities, native American organizations are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Researchers, Policymakers, Teens, Parents
Credentials/Documentation
A non-profit organization must provide evidence of its non-profit status. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This application may be found on www.grants.gov by CFDA search and must be submitted electronically through grants.gov.
Award Procedure
All applications and proposals are read by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Adolescent Health. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
From 30 to 60 days. Support may be requested for a total project period of 2 years. Extensions to the project period may be made if deemed appropriate by the Office of Adolescent Health and approved by the Office of Grants Management.
How are proposals selected?
An objective review committee scored applications based on 5 criteria categories: 1. Significance, 2. Research Design and Methods, 3. Capacity and Experience of the Applicant and Applicant Organization, 4. Project Management and Work Plan, 5. Budget and Budget Narrative.
How may assistance be used?
OAH is interested in research, evaluation and statistics projects that would make significant contributions to the mission of the organization and the teen pregnancy prevention field. Under this announcement, OAH could consider research and evaluation projects that futher the understanding of what works, for whom and how in the field of teen pregnancy prevention and expectant and parenting youth. OAH would also consider grant applications that include research that can be carried out in a short period of tme with limited resources, such as secondary data analyses using program and evaluation data OAH is in possession of or TPP related data that the grantee could obtain quickly.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Performance monitoring is conducted by office staff (project officers) via monthly conference calls, email communication, progress reports, and site visits (when funds are available for travel).
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings. 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. Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to a grant shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or longer pending completion and resolution of any audit findings. 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
Availability of funds is limited to the project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Letter.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Amy Feldman Farb, Evaluation Specialist, Office of Adolescent Health, 240-453-2836, Amy.Farb@hhs.gov
Headquarters Office
Alice Bettencourt
1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550

Rockville, MD 20852 US
Alice.Bettencourt@hhs.gov
Phone: 240-453-8822
Website Address
http://www.hhs.gov/oah
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0120-0-1-551
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 17$1,500,000.00; FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 16$357,345.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$357,345 awarded for a fully funded 2 year project period from FY16-FY18
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016 $357,345 awarded for a fully funded 2 year project period from FY16-FY18
Fiscal Year 2018 The final report is expected in June 2018.
Fiscal Year 2017 The current grantee is exploring new questions in the area of teen pregnancy prevention through analyses of existing data from the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program and is focusing on programs implemented with middle school youth. The purpose of this project is to enhance understanding of interventions designed to reduce teen pregnancy and existing disparities and to continue to increase available evidence. The final report is expected in June 2018.

 



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