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93.978 Preventive Health Services_Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, Demonstrations, and Public Information and Education Grants
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service Act, Section 318b, 42 U.S.C. 247c, as amended; Disease Control Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92-449; Disease Control Amendments of 1976, Public Law 94-317; 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 develop, improve, apply, and evaluate methods for the prevention and control of gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) through demonstrations and applied research; to develop, improve, apply, and evaluate methods and strategies for public information and education about syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and other STD, and to support professional (including appropriate allied health personnel) STD education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Grant funds may be used for: (1) The costs associated with planning, organizing, and conducting applied research, demonstrations, and education programs; (2) professional (including appropriate allied health personnel) STD education, training, and clinical skills improvement activities; and (3) to reimburse individuals asked to be participants in the applied research. Such reimbursements must be submitted for specific approval. Grant funds may not be used for supplanting funds supporting existing STD control services provided by a State or locality. Proposals for applied research involving human subjects must follow current Public Health Service (PHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on human experimentation.
Applicant Eligibility: Any State, political subdivisions of States, and any other public or private nonprofit institutions.
Pre-application Coordination: Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports: Quarterly 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.
In fiscal year 2001, funds supported grants for the following activities: demonstration projects to develop alternative service modes for STD diagnosis and treatment and to develop innovative methods for syphilis control, applied research projects supporting research into treatment, complication and outcome of congenital syphilis, development of treatment and control strategies for chlamydia, development of diagnostic test evaluations for genital warts; development of control programs for human papiloma virus, behavioral research into barriers to condom usage in high-risk populations and a public and professional educational initiative to support a clinic based prevention project among high-risk ethnic groups. In fiscal year 2001, 10 grants were awarded to support STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. It is estimated that 10 awards will be made in fiscal year 2002 and 10 awards will be made in fiscal year 2003.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Regulations governing 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:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Applications will be evaluated on the need for the proposal and its potential benefit(s) to STD control; possible effects upon local STD control programs; consistency with national program goals; specific and measurable objectives; a workable and meaningful plan for evaluation; and a sound operational plan that ensures the proposal can be carried out to reach stated objectives.