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93.185 Immunization Research, Demonstration, Public Information and Education_Training and Clinical Skills Improvement Projects
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Section 317(k), 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(3), as amended.
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:
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.
Applicant Eligibility: Under Section 317(k) of the Public Health Service Act: States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and private nonprofit entities.
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.
Formula and Matching Requirements: There are no statutory or matching cost requirements.
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.
Account Identification: 75-0943-0-1-550.
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.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
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.