To establish, maintain, and operate academic-based centers for high-quality
research and demonstration with respect to health promotion and
disease prevention; (2) to establish linkages, where applicable,
between ongoing, basic research in a wide array of fields and applied
research in disease prevention and health promotion; (3) to bring
the knowledge and expertise of academic health centers to bear on
practical public health problems; (4) to field test and rigorously
evaluate more cost-effective methods and strategies for preventing
unnecessary illness and promoting good health; and (5) to shorten
the time lag between the development of new and proven effective
disease prevention and health promotion techniques and their widespread
application. 6) to involve the community in the development, conduct,
and implementation of prevention research.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds are available for
costs directly attributed to the performance of research and demonstrations
pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention plus certain
indirect costs of the grantee in accordance with established policies
of the Public Health Service. Grantees may not award subgrants but
may enter into consortia agreements or contracts as necessary to
achieve the aims of the program.
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, schools
of osteopathy, and schools of public health as defined in Section
701 (4) of Public Health Service Act.
Academic health centers, scientist/researchers, operational public
health programs, targeted high risk groups, selected demonstration
areas, and the general public.
Costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45
CFR 74, Subpart Q for nonprofit organizations.
Coordination: Preapplication coordination is
not required. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Application forms are both available from and submitted to Nealean
Austin, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement
and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Room 3000, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. This program
is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110.
Approved grants are funded based on priority score ranking from
a scientific review, as well as availability of funds, secondary
review and such other significant factors deemed necessary and
appropriate by the agency. Initial award provides funds for the
first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Grant Award
(Form PHS 5152-1) indicates support recommended for remainder
of project period, allocations of Federal funds by budget categories,
and special conditions, if any.
Contact Headquarters Office for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval
Time: From 6 to 9 months.
Applications for renewal will be reviewed in the same manner as
new applications and will compete for available funds with other
Formula and Matching
Requirements: This program has no statutory
formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing
of Assistance: From 1 to 5 years (renewable,
based on competitive applications and availability of funds).
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Financial status reports (annual); interim progress (annually);
terminal progress report (3 months after end of project); and reprints
and copies of resulting publications.
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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements
are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal
Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting
records and substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily
available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant
accounts. Records must be maintained for 3 years after the end
of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised
as a result of audit, related records should be retained until
the matter is completely resolved.
(Grants) FY 01 $23,293,000; FY 02 est $25,000,000; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$597,000 to $820,000; Average: $755,000.
Two additional centers
were funded in fiscal year 2001, which brings the total number of
centers in the Prevention Centers Network to 26. The new centers
are Boston University and the University of Pittsburgh. It is estimated
that awards will be made to the same 26 centers in fiscal year 2002
and fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND
42 CFR 52; and basic grant
administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable, 45
CFR 74; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH)
94- 50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.
Regional or Local
Office: Not applicable.
Program Contact: Lynda Anderson, Ph.D. Senior Health Scientist,
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service,
Department of Health and Human Services, 4770 Buford Highway,
K-30, Atlanta, GA 30333. Telephone: (770) 488-5395. Grants Management
Contact: Nealean Austin, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management
Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 2920
Brandywine Road, Mailstop E-18, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone:
Web Site Address: http://www.cdc.gov/prc
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Each Center dedicates
core resources to support a particular research theme. These themes
reflect their areas of expertise, or the needs of the population
they serve. A particular emphasis is to address disparities accessing
effective health promotion and disease prevention services. For
example, the causes of excess mortality in Harlem, promoting healthy
lifestyles in American Indians and focusing on the health of older
adults. Many of the research projects are also in specific areas
of importance addressing the Healthy People 2000 and 2010 Objectives.
The Prevention Research Centers focus on solutions for disadvantaged
communities and promote disease prevention and health promotion
strategies among the following population groups: children and youth,
older adults and disabled persons; African Americans, Asians, Hispanics,
American Indians, and rural populations. In addition, some Centers
select a particular intervention as a core research theme, such
as nutrition, physical activity and workplace health promotion.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Prevention Center applications
are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention
being given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant
satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired
characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and scientific merit of
the overall application relative to the types of research and demonstration
projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications,
adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed
prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the
nation's health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize,
translate and disseminate to State or local health departments,
boards of education and other appropriate national regional, and
local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness
of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.