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93.942 Research, Treatment and Education Programs on Lyme Disease in the United States
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Sections 301, 42 U.S.C. 241(a) and 317(k)(2), 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2), as amended.
To develop and implement practical and effective measures for the primary and secondary prevention of Lyme disease.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Funds will be available to develop disease surveillance, conduct ecological and epidemiological studies, develop prevention and control activities, develop better diagnostic tests, and develop and disseminate educational materials and programs. Grants include funds for direct costs, i.e., personnel, travel, equipment, supplies, necessary to carry out an approved project as well as funds for the reimbursement of applicable indirect costs. Unallowable costs, as well as those for which prior written approval is required, are indicated in the Public Health Service (PHS) Grants Policy Statement.
Applicant Eligibility: Public and nonprofit organizations able to provide services to geographical areas where Lyme disease is endemic or found to be newly emerging. Thus, universities, colleges, research institutions, State and local health departments, and private nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applications containing feasible proposals for public health education are of particular interest.
Pre-application Coordination: This program has no preapplication requirements. This program is excluded from review under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no matching requirements. This program has no statutory formula.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: An original and two copies of the progress report are due semi-annually and must be submitted to the Grants Management Officer within 30 days after each reporting period. 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 the project period.
Account Identification: 75-0943-0-1-550.
In fiscal year 2001, 20 new and competitive continuation awards were made. In fiscal year 2002, 20 non-competitive continuation awards were made. It is anticipated that approximately 20 non-competitive continuation awards will be made in fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000 (Rev.) April 1, 1994. Pertinent information may be obtained by contacting the Headquarters Office.
Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3156 Rampart Road, Fort Collins, CO 80521. Branch Extramural Activities Contacts: Ms. Diane Hamm - Telephone: (970) 221-6414 and Dr. Charles B. (Ben) Beard - Telephone: (970) 221- 6418. Division Extramural Activities Contacts: Mr. Leo Weakland - Telephone: (970) 221-6426 or Dr. Lyle R. Petersen - Telephone: (970) 221-6428.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applications for public health research grants and cooperative agreements are evaluated for scientific and technical merit through the HHS/CDC peer review system. Applications are evaluated by a chartered Special Emphasis Panel in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, and in accordance with CDC peer review policy and manual. Applications will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the FOA consists of determination of the scientific merit by peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of DHHS. Refer to the FOA for additional review criteria.