The Healthy Brain Initiative: Technical Assistance to Implement Public Health Actions related to Cognitive Health, Cognitive Impairment, and Caregiving at the State and Local Levels

 

The purpose of the FOA is to implement public health actions through engagement of national partners and public health networks at national, state and local levels to apply public health strategies to promote cognitive health; address cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease; and support the needs of care partners (paid and unpaid persons providing care or assistance to someone with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia). This will be accomplished through the provision of technical assistance and support in the following areas: 1) Using data and information to develop, examine, and deploy effective strategies, identify and address gaps in implementation, create and assess technical assistance tools, and monitor progress in achieving program goals; 2) Engaging in environmental approaches that promote inclusion of cognitive health, cognitive impairment and caregiving into community and workplace policies and plans; 3) Supporting health system strategies to improve early detection of cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease, and increasing awareness among health care providers about care partner health and role in care management; and 4) Facilitating the translation and dissemination of information and resources through public health networks.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.334
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Authorization
Public Health Service Act, Sections 317(k) (2) 42 U.S.C. 242 and 247b (k) (2).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
•Eligible applicants are limited to national, non-profit professional public health or cognitive health/cognitive impairment mission organizations with experience and expertise providing technical assistance and support to governmental and non-governmental components of the public health system.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/General Public.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget justification of funds. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
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
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
Successful applicants 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. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and e-mailed to the program director. A hard copy of the NoA will be mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application.
Any application awarded in response to this FOA will be subject to the DUNS, CCR Registration and Transparency Act requirements.
Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.
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
From 120 to 180 days.
How are proposals selected?
An objective review panel will be held to review applications based on criteria described in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
How may assistance be used?
applicants must adhere to all CDC guidelines regarding allowable and unallowable expenses. Restrictions that must be considered while planning the programs and writing the budget are:
-Awardees may not use funds for research.
-Awardees may not use funds for clinical care.
-Awardees my use funds only for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services.
-Generally, awardees may not use funds to purchase furniture or equipment. Any such proposed spending must be clearly identified in the budget.
-Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.
-Other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, no funds may be used for:
- publicity or propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, or use of any material designed to support or defeat the enactment of legislation before any legislative body
- the salary or expenses of any grant or contract recipient, or agent acting for such recipient, related to any activity designed to influence the enactment of legislation, appropriations, regulation, administrative action, or Executive order proposed or pending before any legislative body
-Additional Requirement (AR) 12 pertaining to prohibition of lobbying for CDC awardees also applies to this FOA.
-The direct and primary recipient in a cooperative agreement program must perform a substantial role in carrying out project outcomes 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
Awardee Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan:
Awardees must provide a more detailed evaluation and performance measurement plan within the first six months of the project. This more detailed plan must be developed by awardees as part of first-year project activities, with support from CDC. This more detailed plan must build on the elements stated in the initial plan, and must be no more than 25 pages.

Annual Performance Report: This report must not exceed 45 pages excluding administrative reporting; attachments are not allowed, but Web links are allowed.
The awardee must submit the Annual Performance Report via www.grants.gov 120 days before the end of the budget period. In addition, the awardee must submit an annual Federal Financial Report within 90 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the budget year ends.


Performance Measure Reporting:

As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities. These performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project. As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities. These performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project.







Federal Financial Reporting (FFR): The annual FFR form (SF-425) is required and must be submitted through eRA Commons within 90 days after each budget period ends. The report must include only those funds authorized and disbursed during the timeframe covered by the report. The final report must indicate the exact balance of unobligated funds, and may not reflect any unliquidated obligations. The final FFR expenditure data and the Payment Management System’s (PMS) cash transaction data must correspond; no discrepancies between the data sets are permitted. Failure to submit the required information by the due date may affect adversely the future funding of the project. If the information cannot be provided by the due date, awardees are required to submit a letter of explanation and include the date by which the information will be provided.
Final Performance and Financial Report: At the end of the project period, awardees must submit a final report including a final financial and performance report. This report is due 90 days after the project period ends. The report should not exceed 40 pages.

At a minimum, this report must include:
•Performance Measures (including outcomes)–Awardees must report final performance data for all performance measures for the project period.
•Evaluation Results–Awardees must report final evaluation results for the project period.
•Impact/ Results–Awardees must describe the effects or results of the work completed over the project period, including success stories.
•Additional forms as described in the Notice of Award, including Equipment Inventory Report and Final Invention Statement.

Awardees must email the report to the CDC PO and the GMS listed in the “Agency Contacts” section of the FOA. No cash reports are required. Awardee Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan:
Awardees must provide a more detailed evaluation and performance measurement plan within the first six months of the project. This more detailed plan must be developed by awardees as part of first-year project activities, with support from CDC. This more detailed plan must build on the elements stated in the initial plan, and must be no more than 25 pages.

Annual Performance Report: This report must not exceed 45 pages excluding administrative reporting; attachments are not allowed, but Web links are allowed.
The awardee must submit the Annual Performance Report via www.grants.gov 120 days before the end of the budget period. In addition, the awardee must submit an annual Federal Financial Report within 90 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the budget year ends.


Performance Measure Reporting:

As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities. These performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project. As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities. These performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project.







Federal Financial Reporting (FFR): The annual FFR form (SF-425) is required and must be submitted through eRA Commons within 90 days after each budget period ends. The report must include only those funds authorized and disbursed during the timeframe covered by the report. The final report must indicate the exact balance of unobligated funds, and may not reflect any unliquidated obligations. The final FFR expenditure data and the Payment Management System’s (PMS) cash transaction data must correspond; no discrepancies between the data sets are permitted. Failure to submit the required information by the due date may affect adversely the future funding of the project. If the information cannot be provided by the due date, awardees are required to submit a letter of explanation and include the date by which the information will be provided.
Final Performance and Financial Report: At the end of the project period, awardees must submit a final report including a final financial and performance report. This report is due 90 days after the project period ends. The report should not exceed 40 pages.

At a minimum, this report must include:
•Performance Measures (including outcomes)–Awardees must report final performance data for all performance measures for the project period.
•Evaluation Results–Awardees must report final evaluation results for the project period.
•Impact/ Results–Awardees must describe the effects or results of the work completed over the project period, including success stories.
•Additional forms as described in the Notice of Award, including Equipment Inventory Report and Final Invention Statement.

Awardees must email the report to the CDC PO and the GMS listed in the “Agency Contacts” section of the FOA. Federal financial reports are required 90 days after the end of the fiscal year. Awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities. Theses performance measures and the frequency of reporting will vary by project. As indicated in the previous section, awardees will submit annual performance reports based on their selected program strategies and activities. These performance measures and the frequency of the reporting will vary by project.
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.
Records
There is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Applications must be obtained from www.Grants.Gov. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Lynda Anderson 4770 Buford Highway, MS-F-78,
, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: laa0@cdc.gov Phone: 7704885998
Website Address
http://www.cdc.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0943-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $1,400,000; and FY 16 est $1,400,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Successful applicants must comply with the administrative requirements outlined in 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 or Part 92, as appropriate. The following additional requirements apply to this project:
Additional information on the requirements can be found on the CDC Web site at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/Addtl_Reqmnts.htm.
For more information on the Code of Federal Regulations, see the National Archives and Records Administration at the following Internet address: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html


Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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