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93.185 Immunization Research, Demonstration, Public Information and Education_Training and Clinical Skills Improvement Projects

FEDERAL AGENCY:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

AUTHORIZATION:

Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k), 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(3), as amended.
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To assist States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities to conduct research, demonstration projects, and provide public information on vaccine-preventable diseases and conditions.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Project funds may be used for the costs associated with organizing and conducting these projects, and in certain circumstances, for purchasing vaccine. Requests for direct assistance (i.e., "in lieu of cash") for personnel, vaccines, and other forms of direct assistance will be considered. Funds may not be used to supplant existing immunization program activities.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Under Section 317(k) of the Public Health Service Act: States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   Under Section 317(k) of the Public Health Service Act: States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities.

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 with justification of funds requested. Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For nonprofit recipients, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74, Subpart Q.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Preapplication coordination is not required. Applications are subject to Executive Order 12372. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or officials designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:   Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2710. The standard application forms must be used for this program, as furnished by CDC and required by 45 CFR 92 for State and local governmental agencies, and by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations.

Award Procedure:   After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.

Deadlines:   Contact Headquarters Office for application deadline.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   From 3 to 6 months.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month renewals. Applications must be obtained from Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2710.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   There are no statutory or matching cost requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Project period: Variable. Budget period: For 12 months.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Subject to OMB clearance, quarterly narrative progress reports (including appropriate statistical data) are required 30 days after the end of each quarter. Narratives should address progress or lack of progress in achieving project objectives, including methods being used to resolve problems. Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Audits:   "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."

Records:   Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the program shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases, records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   75-0943-0-1-550.

Obligations:   (Cooperative Agreements) FY 15 $1,400,350; FY 16 est $3,459,738; and FY 17 est $1,823,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:   Varies.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Various projects were implemented to evaluate methods of improving immunization levels. These projects included working with traditional and nontraditional partners, including national minority organizations, universities, and health officials of various political subdivisions. Research projects were funded to determine the occurrence and scientific basis for infrequent adverse events following vaccination. The total number of projects funded in fiscal year 2001 was 48 and approximately the same level is anticipated for fiscal years 2002 and 2003.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  
Ercila Harrison NCIRD 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop A-27, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: ezs8@cdc.gov Phone: (404) 639-2110 Fax: (404) 639-9113

Web Site Address:  
http://www.cdc.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Columbia University, Emory University, Vanderbilt University, University of Rochester, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applications will be evaluated based on: (1) The extent of the problem; (2) the establishment of specific and measurable objectives to address the problem; and (3) the development of a sound operational plan which will ensure the implementation of each program element.

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