fund public awareness campaigns on embryo adoption.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include public
agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations.
Eligibility to compete for this announcement is limited to particular
applicant organizations. Only agencies and organizations, not individuals,
are eligible to apply. One agency must be identified as the applicant
organization and will have legal responsibility for the project.
Additional agencies and organizations can be included as co-participants,
subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they will assist
in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of the recipients.
Faith-based and community-based organizations meeting the eligibility
requirements may apply, or they may be included as co-participants,
subgrantees, subcontractors, or collaborators if they will assist
in providing expertise and in helping to meet the needs of recipients.
Eligibility is limited to organizations that can demonstration previous
experience with embryo adoption and are knowledgeable in all elements
of the process of embryo adoption.
Eligibility: Potential donors and/or recipients
of frozen embryos.
Proof of nonprofit status is required of nonprofit organizations
Coordination: Letter of Intent requested for
submission 30 days after publication of RFA in the Federal Register.
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Applications must be prepared on
the forms supplied (OPHS-1, Revised 6/2001) and in the manner
prescribed in the application kits provided by the Office of Public
Health and Science (OPHS). The application must be signed by an
individual authorized to act for the applicant agency and to assume
responsibility for the obligations imposed by the terms and conditions
of the grant award. Each application will be evaluated individually
against the following four criteria by an objective review panel
appointed by the OPHS. Before the review panel convenes, each
application will be screened for applicant organization eligibility,
as well as to make sure the application contains all the essential
elements. Applications received from ineligible organizations
and applications received after the deadline will be withdrawn
from further consideration. A panel of at least three reviewers
will use the evaluation criteria listed below to determine the
strengths and weaknesses of each application, provide comments
and assign numerical scores. Applicants should address each criterion
in the project application. The point values (summing up to 100)
indicate the maximum numerical weight each criterion will be accorded
in the review process.
Procedure: The results of a competitive review
are a primary factor in making funding decisions. In addition,
Federal staff will conduct administrative reviews of the applications
and, in light of the results of the competitive review, will recommend
applications for funding to the Assistance Secretary for Health
(ASH). The ASH reserves the option of discussing applications
with other funding sources when this is in the best interest of
the Federal government. The ASH may also solicit and consider
comments from Public Health Service Regional Office staff and
others within Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in
making funding decisions. The ASH makes final decisions regarding
the applications to be funded. The OPHS does not release information
about individual applications during the review process. When
final decisions have been made, successful applicants will be
notified by letter of the outcome of the final funding decisions.
The official document notifying an applicant that a project has
been approved for funding is the Notice of Grant Award (NGA),
which sets forth the amount of funds granted, the terms and conditions
of the award, the effective date of the grant, the budget period
for which initial support will be given, and the total project
period for which support is contemplated. The ASH will notify
an organization in writing when its application will not be funded.
Every effort will be made to notify all unsuccessful applicants
as soon as possible after final decisions are made.
Applications are due 60 days after publication of an RFA in the
of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 1-2 months.
Projects are approved for one year period.
and Matching Requirements: None.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants do
not exceed one year.
Grantees must submit annual and final report. Expenditure reports
are due 90 days after the end of the budget/project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133.
Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Controller 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.
(Grants): FY 01 $0; FY 02 est $900,000; and FY 03 est $0.
and Average of Financial Assistance: From $200,000 to $250,000. New program so average
has not been established.
Office: Program Contact: Ms. Kaye Hayes, Office
of Women's Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Department
of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue, Room 712E,
Washington, S.W. 20201. Telephone: 202 205-2003. Grants Management
Contact: Ms. Andrea Brandon, Office of Population Affairs, Office
of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services,
4350 East West Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone:
Site Address: http://www.osophs.dhhs.gov/ophs
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
None. New program.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
1: Objectives and Need for Assistance (30 Points) Applicants must
demonstrate a clear understanding of the legislative goals and demonstrate
how their approach to the design of a public awareness campaign
will contribute to achieve the legislative goals. Criterion 2: Approach
(30 Points) In this section, applicants are expected to define goals
and specific, measurable objectives for the: (A) Design of the public
awareness campaign, (B) implementation, (C) evaluation, and (D)
dissemination. 3: Organizational Profile (20 Points) Applicants
need to demonstrate that they have the capacity to implement the
proposed program. This criterion consists of three broad topics:
(A) Management plan, (B) staff qualifications, and (C) organizational
capacity and resources. 4: Budget and Budget Justification (20 Points)
Applicants are expected to present a budget with reasonable project
costs, appropriately allocated across component areas and sufficient
to accomplish the objectives. Applicants are expected to allocate
sufficient funds in the budget to provide for the project director
to attend a two-day orientation meeting the in the Washington, DC