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93.947 Tuberculosis Demonstration, Research, Public and Professional Education
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Section 317(e), 42 U.S.C. 247(bb), as amended.
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:
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.
Applicant Eligibility: States, political subdivisions of States, and other public and nonprofit private entities.
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.
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).
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.
Account Identification: 75-0943-0-1-550.
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.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
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.