State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program
A collaborative effort to demonstrate that the involvement of State and Territorial Offices of Minority Health in coordinating a statewide response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in minority communities can have a greater impact on the communities' understanding of the disease, and the coordination of prevention and treatment services for minority populations, than agencies and/or organizations working independently; and to stimulate and foster the development of effective and durable service delivery capacity for HIV prevention and treatment among organizations closely linked with the minority populations.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of Minority Health
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Fiscal Year 2014: No grants were awarded. Fiscal Year 2015: No new grants. Fiscal Year 2016: No new grants.
OMH is authorized to conduct this program under 42 U.S.C. Section 300 u-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State/Territorial Offices of Minority Health or, for those states and territories that do not have established Office of Minority Health, a state or territorial minority health entity located within a State or Territorial Department of Health which functions in the capacity of an Office of Minority Health; and community based, minority-serving organizations.
Members of the minority groups: American Indians or Alaska Natives; Asians; Blacks or African Americans; Hispanics or Latinos; Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders; or subgroups of these populations.
Proof of nonprofit status is required as part of the application submission, where applicable. Documentation to verify official status as a State or Territorial Office of Minority Health signed by a State/territorial level authorizing official (e.g., Governor or designated official, Commissioner of Health or designee) or documentation to verify official status as a State or territorial minority health entity signed by the Commissioner of Health or designee in the Department of Health, as applicable. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All open grant opportunities are posted on www.grants.gov. Additional information may be requested by calling 240-453-8822 or writing to: Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852.
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of grant award will be issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
> 180 Days. Varies, but a project period is generally limited to 3 years or less. Within a project period, continuation applications must be submitted annually on a noncompeting basis for each year of support.
How are proposals selected?
Complete review criteria are published in the Federal Register Notice or can be obtained from the Program contact. Listed below are some criteria used to review applications: (1) consistency of project's goals and objectives with the Office of Minority Health's mission; (2) coherence and feasibility of methodology and activities selected to address the problem as evidence in the proposed implementation plan; (3) strength of proposed grant organization's management capability; (4) adequacy of qualifications, experience and cultural competence of proposed personnel; and (5) strength of analysis of potential impact or innovation the project proposes to generate.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to be used to support minority-targeted health education and prevention strategies which will help to eliminate or reduce the risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV/AIDS and increase access to services and treatment; and to provide technical assistance and capacity development to community based minority-serving organizations to enhance their delivery capacity for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of ongoing Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or to supplant ongoing project activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual Program reports are required. Cash Reports are due on a minimum basis of quarterly. Progress reports are required quarterly. Federal Financial Reports SF425 are due quarterly and at the end of each budget period. A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
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.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, 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 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
The grants will have a project period not to exceed 3 years, with 12-month budget periods. Following the initial budget period, continued funding is subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory program performance. Necessary instructions regarding payment procedure will be provided at the time the award is issued. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Program Management Contact:
Office of Minority Health, Division of Program Operations, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852. Telephone: (240) 453-8444.
Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
Eric C. West, Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway , Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: email@example.com
Phone: (240) 453-8822.
(Project Grants) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - Grant project periods ended 8/31/2013; last funded 2010; no new funding.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$130,000 to $150,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects