Strengthening the Public Health System in US-affiliated Pacific Islands (Non-PPHF)


The purpose of this funding initiative to ensure provision of capacity building assistance (CBA) to the USAPI?s public health officials and public health systems. Capacity building efforts will support the formation of sound policies, strengthened organizational structures (e.g., governance, workforce recruitment/retention, and health services), effective management and revenue control, build jurisdictional partnerships, and address important cross-cutting issues such as health equity programs and services, and improved accountability measures for performance effectiveness and efficiency.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
This program is authorized under sections 307 and 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act [42 USC 242(l) and 247(b)(k)(2), as amended]. In addition, this program is authorized under sections 311 and 1703 of Public Health Service Act [42 USC 243 and 300 u-2, as amended] and Section 4002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148., Title IV, Section 4002, Public Law -111-148, 42 U.S.C. 242, 247
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The only eligible applicant for this award is the Pacific Island Health Officers Association (PIHOA), a 501(c)3 independent accrediting body that administers the national voluntary public health department accreditation program.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Governmental public health departments, workforce segments across governmental public health departments, and/or nongovernmental public health professionals in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI). The US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) consist of three U.S. Flag Territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as well as three sovereign states that have a Compact of Free Association with the United States (US)---Freely Associated States of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, and Federated States of Micronesia.
The applicant must demonstrate 1) nonprofit 501(c)(3) or nonprofit 501(c)(6) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education); 2) a Pacific Islands regional scope of work; and 3) a public health charge or mission.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
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
Phase I Review: The eligible application will be initially reviewed for completeness by the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff. The eligible application will then be jointly reviewed for responsiveness by CDC OSTLTS and PGO. Incomplete and/or non-responsive applications that do not meet eligibility criteria will not advance to Phase II review and the applicant will be notified. Phase II Review: An objective review panel will evaluate the complete and responsive application according to the criteria listed in the FOA. The successful applicant 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.
July 1, 2016
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
More than 180 days. Renewals will require a yearly continuation application based upon availability of funds and programmatic compliance.
How are proposals selected?
As specified in Funding Opportunity Announce CDC-RFA-OT16-1601, Application Review and Selection Process listed in Section 093 Award Procedure above.
How may assistance be used?
Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting and supporting capacity building assistance efforts in the USAPI as described in Section 050 above and through CDC allowable and unallowable expenses. Per CDC-RFA-OT16-1601 “Funding Restrictions.” Detailed budget restrictions will be specified in most recent Notice of Award.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Performance Measures (including outcomes)—awardees must report on performance measures for each budget period and update measures as least annually (Annual Performance Report). CDC may require more frequent reporting of performance measures. Performance measure reporting should be limited to the collection and reporting of data.
Not applicable.
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
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
Financial assistance is available for a 12-month budget period, within the 5-year project period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Caroline Sulal
1825 Century Blvd
MS V18-1
Atlanta, GA 30345 USA
Phone: 770.488.1522
Fax: 404.498.0430
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$2,528,795.00; FY 19 est $2,000,000.00; FY 20 est $2,000,000.00; FY 17$2,232,125.00; FY 16$4,498,540.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
1 award at approximate average award of 2,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Per Funding Opportunity Announcement CDC-RFA-OT16-1601, and as additionally specified in most current Notice of Award.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.