State Health Fraud Task Force Grants


To assist and educate health professionals and persons with serious illnesses of the dangers and magnitude of health fraud; to assist law enforcement agencies in identifying and prosecuting perpetrators of health fraud; to obtain and disseminate information on the use of fraudulent drugs and therapies; to disseminate information on approved drugs and therapies; and, to provide health fraud information obtained by the State Health Fraud Task Force to all State Health Agencies and community based organizations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 08/20/2009 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
10 awards were made in fiscal year 2004 with an award amount of $15,000 each.
Title XVII of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 1701.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
For State Health Fraud Task Force Grants: Applicants are limited to one State Health Fraud Task Force per State.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State health agencies; community-based organizations; the general public will benefit.
Grant applications must present a plan and furnish evidence that facilities, personnel and equipment are appropriate to carry out the plan. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Program." 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.
Application Procedure
Consultation of Program Staff is available by contacting the Headquarters Office listed below. The standard application forms, as furnished by FDA and required by 45 CFR 92 must be used for this program. The applicant must complete PHS-5161-1 (Revised 7/00) for new competing project grants. The application kit is available at or may be obtained by writing to Dee Gibson, Grants Management Office, HFA-500, Division of Contracts and Grants Management, Office of Acquisition and Grant Services, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. For further information contact Dee Gibson Telephone: 301-827-7177; Fax: 301-827-7101; internet address: All applicants for solicited grant programs are cautioned to follow the specific mailing instructions published in the RFA. Applicants for this program are able to apply electronically through For more information on electronic submission access or contact Dee Gibson.
Award Procedure
All accepted applications receive a scientific review for technical merit, a recommendation for approval by an appropriate initial review group. All approved applications compete for available funds on the basis of scientific merit and program analysis.
Due date is published in the Request for Applications (RFA) or contact the Headquarters Office listed below for application deadline dates.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 6 to 9 months.
Renewals are available. Procedures are the same as for new applications.
How are proposals selected?
The major elements in evaluating proposals include the assessment of: (1) The scientific merit and general significance of the proposed project and its objectives; (2) the technical adequacy of the experimental design and approach; (3) the competency of the proposed investigator or group to successfully pursue the project; (4) the adequacy of the available proposed facilities and resources; (5) the necessity of the budget components requested I relation to the proposed project; and (6) the relevance and importance to announce program objective.
How may assistance be used?
State Health Fraud Task Force Grants are awarded to States that have an existing State Health Fraud Task Force. Only one award will be made per State. Consideration will be given to States in the process of organizing a State Health Fraud Task Force. A fiscal agent, responsible for grant funds to conduct their activities, must be identified on the application. A Program Director or State Health Fraud Task Force Chair must be identified as being responsible for submission of the application. Funds are to be used to hold conferences and workshops; develop and disseminate health fraud brochures; and for travel expenses for face-to-face State Health Fraud Task Force meetings. Grant funds may be used to cover the cost of the Program Director or Task Force Chair to attend one non-FDA sponsored health fraud related meeting and one FDA sponsored National Health Fraud Task Force Steering Committee meeting per year.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Semiannual program progress reports are required. An annual financial status report is required. A final program progress report, a final financial status report and an invention statement are required at the end of the project period and must be submitted within 90 days after completion of the project period end date.
"In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133." In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal Government officials.
Progress reports, expenditures and other financial records must be retained for 3 years from the day on which the grantee submits the final financial status report for the project period.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or match requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Regional office information will be provided in the application packet, if applicable.
Headquarters Office
Program Contact - Richard H. Barnes, Director, or Stephen Toigo, Project Officer, Division of Federal State relations, Office of Regional Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Food and Drug Administration (HFC-150), 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 12-07, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301-827-2906; Grants Management Contact: Dee Gibson, Grants Management Specialist (HFA-500), Division of Contracts and Grants Management, Office of Acquisition and Grant Services, Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: 301-827-7177. Fax: 301-827-7101; email: Information pertaining to this program may be found at
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 04 $150,000; FY 05 est $150,000; and FY 06 est $150,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$15,000; $15,000 in total costs.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR Part 52 - Grants for Research Project; 45 CFR Part 74 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Awards and Subawards to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Nonprofit Organizations and Commercial Organizations; and Certain Grants and Agreements with State, Local Governments and Indian Tribal Governments; 45 CFR Part 92 - Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments; the PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994; Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs as implemented through 45 CFR Part 100 - Intergovernmental Review of Department of Health and Human Services Program and Activities.
Examples of Funded Projects
Virgin Island Health Fraud Task Force Campaign; Florida Health Fraud Coalition, Inc.; Puerto Rico Health Fraud Task Force.


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