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93.977 Preventive Health Services_Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Grants
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, as amended, Section 318a, Disease Control Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92- 449; Disease Control Amendments of 1976, Public Law 94-217; Health Services and Centers Amendments of 1978, Public Law 95-626; Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, as amended, Public Law 97-35; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 1988, Public Law 100-202.
To reduce morbidity and mortality by preventing cases and complications of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). Project grants under Section 318c awarded to State and local health departments emphasize the development and implementation of nationally uniform prevention and control programs which focus on disease intervention activities designed to reduce the incidence of these diseases, with applied research, demonstration, and public and professional education activities supporting these basic program activities authorized under Section 318b of the Public Health Service Act.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grant funds may be used for: 1) Sexually-transmitted disease (STD) surveillance activities, including reporting, screening, and follow-up of diagnostic tests for, and diagnosed cases of, STD; (2) STD case finding and case follow-up activities, including notification of sex partners to infectious cases of STD and follow-up systems; 3) interstate epidemiological referral and follow-up activities; (4) program-specific professional (including appropriate allied health personnel) STD education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities as authorized under section 318(b) of the PHS Act; (5) program-specific STD education and information activities as authorized under Section 318b of the PHS Act; 6) special studies or demonstrations to evaluate or test STD prevention activities; and (7 control strategies and activities as may be prescribed by the Secretary. Grant funds may not be used for: 1) Supplanting funds supporting existing STD control services provided by a State or locality; or (2) unless specifically approved for that purpose, grant funds shall not be used for performing diagnostic tests (other than gonorrhea screening tests), maintaining central registries, providing diagnostic and treatment facilities and services, or purchasing automated data processing equipment.
Applicant Eligibility: Any State, and, in consultation with the appropriate State Health Authority, any political subdivision of a State.
Pre-application Coordination: Pre-application coordination is not required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official 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 specific matching requirements, applicants must assume part of the project costs.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Bi-annual and annual performance reports are required. Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each specified reporting period. Final financial status and progress reports are required 90 days after the end of a project.
Account Identification: 75-0943-0-1-550.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations for this program are published under 42 CFR 51b. Guidelines are available. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994, is available.
Regional or Local Office: Not applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
The majority of official State Health Departments (California, Michigan, Texas) and many large local health departments (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), have ongoing disease control programs utilizing these grants. Sexually transmitted disease project funds supplement the detection and prevention components of the STD control efforts of State and local government agencies. Activities include reporting, screening, case finding and case follow-up activities, interstate epidemiologic referral, and education activities. The provision of diagnostic/treatment services for STD are not normally supported by project funds and are considered the responsibility of the grantee organization.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applications will be evaluated based upon the magnitude of the problem, the establishment of specific and measurable objectives to address the problem, and the development of a sound operational plan which will ensure the implementation of each program element.