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93.947 Tuberculosis Demonstration, Research, Public and Professional Education

FEDERAL AGENCY:

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

AUTHORIZATION:

Public Health Service Act, Section 317(e), 42 U.S.C. 247(bb), as amended.
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To assist States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and nonprofit private entities in conducting research into prevention and control of tuberculosis, especially research concerning strains of tuberculosis resistant to drugs; in conducting demonstration projects for the prevention and control of tuberculosis; in providing public information and education programs for prevention and control of tuberculosis; and in developing education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities in the prevention and control of tuberculosis for health professionals, including allied health personnel.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Requests for direct assistance (i.e., "in lieu of cash") for personnel, equipment, and supplies directly related to project activities, particularly directly observed therapy, patient outreach, and program assessment will be considered. Project funds may not be used to supplant State or local funds available for tuberculosis control or to support construction costs or inpatient care.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and nonprofit private entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   States, political subdivisions of States, other public and nonprofit private entities, serving persons with TB infection and disease.

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 DHHS Regulations 45 CFR Part 74 Subpart Q.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   Preapplication coordination is not required. Applications are subject to E.O. 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) 488-2720. The standard application forms must be used for the program as furnished by CDC and required by 45 CFR 92 for state and local governments and by 45 CFR 74 for nongovernmental applicants.

Award Procedure:   After officials review and approve applications, a Notice of Award is prepared and processed, and appropriate notification is made to the public.

Deadlines:   Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.

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

Appeals:   None.

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

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements. Although there are no statutory requirements, applicants must assume part of the project cost and fiscal information must be provided in the narrative portion of the application pursuant to provisions of Section 317(e).

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Project Period: From 1 to 5 years. Budget Period: For 12 months.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Either quarterly or semi-annual narrative and statistical progress reports are required. 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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.

Records:   Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project shall be retained for at least 3 years or 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 01 $1,155,416; FY 02 est $867,315; and FY 03 est $850,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
$100,000 to $1,000,000 with an average of $120,000.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Fiscal Year 2015: Objectives have been met. Funding was awarded to administer and promote both domestic and international programs for prevention, control, and elimination of tuberculosis (TB) to include the following: improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of tuberculosis prevention and control programs in resource limited countries; provide technical assistance and conduct training programs to National TB Control Programs, non-governmental organizations, and other interested partners to strengthen TB treatment and control efforts worldwide; and to assist domestic organizations in maintaining effective communication capacity among the nation's TB control officials and TB nursing professionals. Fiscal Year 2016: Support will continue as provided in fiscal year 2015. Fiscal Year 2017: It is estimated that support will continue as provided in fiscal year 2016.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR 51b. Guidelines are available in the application kit. PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 94-50,000 (Revised) April 1, 1994.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:   Kathryn Koski 1600 Clifton Road, MS E-10, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: kak4@cdc.gov Phone: 404-639-5259 Fax: 404-639-8604

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

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

A project to advance the goals toward TB elimination and a project to conduct conferences to assist in teaching targeted TB control programs about TB epidemiology.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Applications will be evaluated on the extent of the tuberculosis problem; the establishment of specific and measurable objectives; and the development of a sound operational plan that will ensure the implementation of each program's elements.

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