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93.004 Cooperative Agreements to Improve the Health Status of Minority Populations
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title XVII, Section 1707 (e) (1), 42 U.S.C. 300u et seq.
To provide support for activities which have the potential to improve the health status and/or quality of life of racial/ethnic minorities, with the objective of reducing the excessive burden and death borne by minority and disadvantaged populations in the United States.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are to be used for support of projects or activities consistent with the mission of the Office of Minority Health. Funds are not to be used for the provision of health care services, construction, augmentation of on- going Office of Minority Health (OMH) supported demonstrations, or supplantation of on-going project activities.
Applicant Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit entities may apply.
Pre-application Coordination: This program does not require preapplication coordination. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Semi-annual or quarterly progress reports may be required with a final performance report due 90 days after the end of the project period. A Financial Status Report is due 90 days after the end of each budget period with a final Financial Status Report is due 90 days after the end of the project period.
Account Identification: 75-0120-0-1-551.
In fiscal year 2001, 28 cooperative agreements received continuation awards. It is estimated that 28 continuation awards will be made in fiscal years 2002 and 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the PHS Grants Policy Statement.
Regional or Local Office:
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The following are examples of activities funded under the cooperative agreements: 1) provide through the establishment of an American Indian Alaska Native Research Network a means by which American Indian and Alaskan Native researchers can network, collaborate and seek support; 2) to educate and increase provider sensitivity about cultural practices and their influence on patient compliance with medication and therapeutic treatment interventions; and 3) reduce the prenatal HIV transmission among African American women of child bearing age and their care providers through health promotion and education.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
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.