encourage and support research projects and dissemination activities
concerning the societal causes and consequences of adolescent sexual
activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy and child rearing. To determine
ways to alleviate, eliminate or resolve negative consequences of
adolescent sexual activity, pregnancy and childbearing for parents,
children and their families.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
may be used for descriptive or explanatory surveys, longitudinal
studies, or limited demonstration projects for services done for
the purpose of increasing knowledge and understanding of the objectives.
Abortions may not be provided or encouraged. In the case of a "for-profit"
grantee, no grant funds may be paid in excess of allowable direct
and indirect costs.
Eligibility: State and local government agencies;
private organizations (nonprofit and profit); institutions of higher
Eligibility: Non-pregnant adolescents, pregnant
adolescents, adolescent parents, and their families will benefit.
A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit
status. Allowability of costs will be determined in accordance
with the following Cost Principles: OMB Circular No. A-21 for
educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for state and
local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for non- profit
organizations. Costs for-profit organizations will be determined
by 48 CFR, Subpart 31.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Coordination: Not applicable. This program is
excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Procedure: Application Form PHS-398 (Rev.
May 1995) for Research Grants should be submitted. The standard
application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR,
Part 74, (for institutions of higher education, hospitals, and
other non-profit organizations), and 45 CFR, Part 92, (for State
and local governments), must be used for this program. Applications
are reviewed and evaluated by a group composed primarily of nonfederal
scientists. The review is conducted by a panel of experts in the
specific study area proposed. This program is subject to the provisions
of 45 CFR, Part 74, 45 CFR, Part 92, and OMB Circular No. A-102
(administrative guidelines and standards for states and local
governments), and OMB Circular No. A-110 (administrative guidelines
and standards for institutions of higher education, hospitals,
and other non-profit organizations).
Procedure: After considering the recommendation
of the review group, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population
Affairs makes the final decision on the funding of approved applications.
All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their
applications. A Notice of Grant Award is issued for those applications
that are approved and funded.
To Be Announced.
of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 3 to 5
None. Applicants may rework applications through consultation
with Headquarters Office staff.
Projects may be approved for 1 year; a project may be renewed
for two additional 1-year periods based on submission of an application,
including a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.
and Matching Requirements: This program has
no statutory formula or matching requirements.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: Grants may
not exceed 3 years with budget periods not to exceed 12 months.
Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or
under an Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for
the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an
award is made.
Grantees must submit annual and final progress reports. Expenditure
reports are required 90 days after the end of each budget period.
Inventions are to be reported immediately.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit
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.
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 $202,406; FY 02 est $800,000; and FY 03 est $1,000,000.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$108,000 to $151,000; Average: $145,000.
In fiscal year 2001, one continuation project was funded. In fiscal
2002, it is anticipated that five new projects will be funded. In
fiscal 2003, it is anticipated that five projects will be continued
and five new projects will be funded.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations, 42 CFR 52 and 52h, 45 CFR 74; 45 CFR 92; PHS Grants
Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.)
April 1, 1994. Program guidance is provided in the application kit.
or Local Office: Not applicable.
Office: Program Contact: Ms. Eugenia Eckard,
Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs, Office of Population
Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services, 4350 East-West
Highway, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594-4008.
Grants Management Contact: Grants Management Officer, Office of
Grants Management, Office of Population Affairs, Department of
Health and Human Services, 4350 East-West Highway, Suite 200,
Bethesda, MD 20814. Telephone: (301) 594- 4012. Use the same numbers
Site Address: http://www.opa.osophs.dhhs.gov
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
This program has funded projects for the following purposes: (1)
Adolescents at risk; and (2) adoption versus parenting.
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
(All applications are subject to peer review, in a system established
by 42 CFR Section 52h.8, which must find a project to be of scientific
merit before it can be awarded a grant.) Criteria include: (1) Scientific
and technical significance and originality; (2) adequacy of methodology;
(3) qualifications and experience of principal investigator staff;
(4) availability of necessary resources; (5) reasonableness of budget
and duration; and (6) adequacy of protection of humans, animals,
and the environment.