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Funding Opportunity Number:
Funding Opportunity Title:
Program Office:
CDC-RFA-GH19-1936
Strengthening Technical and
Management Capacity the Provincial
Health Directorate Gaza Increase
and Sustain Quality HIV/AIDS
Prevention, Care, and Treatment
Services Gaza Province
(Mozambique) under PEPFAR
Center for Global Health
Drafter:
Erin Sexton
FOA Analyst:
Randolph Williams
Special Instructions:
Gray shaded text denotes standardized language that required content every
announcement.
Gray shaded underlined text denotes optional standard language where users can opt include
certain text when appropriate.
Part Overview Information
Applicants must the synopsis page this announcement www.grants.gov and click
the Send Change Notifications Emails link ensure they receive notifications any
changes CDC-RFA-GH19-1936. Applicants also must provide e-mail address
www.grants.gov receive notifications changes. Federal Agency Name:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry (ATSDR) Notice Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Title:
Strengthening Technical and Management Capacity the Provincial Health Directorate
Gaza Increase and Sustain Quality HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, and Treatment Services
Gaza Province (Mozambique) under PEPFAR Announcement Type: New Type
This announcement only for non-research activities supported CDC. research
proposed, the application will not considered. For this purpose, research defined https
://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2007-title42-vol1/pdf/CFR-2007-title42-vol1-sec52-2.pdf.
Guidance how CDC interprets the definition research the context public health can found https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/regulations/45-cfr-46/index.html
(See section CFR 46.102(d)). Agency Notice Funding Opportunity Number:
CDC-RFA-GH19-1936 Assistance Listings (CFDA) Number:
93.067 Dates: Due Date for Letter Intent (LOI): Due Date for Applications:
N/A
03/15/2019, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern
Standard Time, www.grants.gov. Date for Informational Conference Call:
N/A Executive Summary: Summary Paragraph:
This NOFO will focus strengthening institutional capacity Provincial Health Directorate Gaza (DPS Gaza) areas HIV program development and planning, program
implementation and oversight for HIV prevention, care, and treatment services funded through
PEPFAR support the national HIV response plan. order strengthen institutional
technical and management capacity the DPS office expand and sustain quality HIV related
services, this NOFO will prioritize expansion quality improvement strategies that address
supportive supervision, training, mentoring, and surveillance. Due the magnitude the
epidemic and the limitations the country health infrastructure, Mozambique considered
long term strategy country under PEPFAR. Currently, significant portion HIV service
provision supported through international and some local Non-Governmental Organizations
(NGO). This NOFO aims promote stronger collaboration between the local health authorities
and implementing partners improve the quality HIV service delivery models, amplify
program outcomes, while strengthening the institutional capacity the DPS. Eligible Applicants: NOFO Type: Approximate Number Awards:
Single
Cooperative Agreement Total Period Performance Funding:
The Approximate Project Period Performance Funding/Estimated Total Funding for the Total year Project Period None. Award ceilings for years 2-5 will set continuation. Average One Year Award Amount:
$274,676 Total Period Performance Length: Estimated Award Date:
09/30/2019 Cost Sharing and Matching Requirements:
Cost sharing matching funds are not required for this program. Although there statutory
match requirement for this NOFO, leveraging other resources and related ongoing efforts
promote sustainability strongly encouraged.
Part II. Full Text Funding Opportunity Description
Part II. Full Text Background Overview
The prevalence the HIV/AIDS epidemic Mozambique estimated 13%. While there are
significant population and geographic variations, about 1.9 million Mozambicans are living
with HIV. The prevalence higher women (15%) compared men (10%). Key factors
driving the epidemic include multiple sexual partners, high levels mobility and migration,
cross-generational sex, transactional sex, low perception risk, gender inequality and sexual
violence, limited condom use, and limited treatment coverage. Despite the above, there has been
some progress reducing new HIV infections and caring for those already infected, especially
since the 2013 launch the National Accelerated Response HIV/AIDS. the end
2016, nearly 855,000 people, approximately 45% people living with HIV (PLHIV) are
antiretroviral therapy (ART). Mozambique HIV response guided the National Strategic
Plan Combat AIDS 2015-2019 (PEN IV), which presents evidence-based, geographicallyfocused plan reduce the number new HIV infections, achieve elimination new infections infants, care for those infected, and mitigate the impact HIV/AIDS. The Plan presents
ambitious targets and activities create demand and support delivery high quality health
services particularly among vulnerable groups and key populations. Mozambique, the quality HIV services and health outcomes are constrained shortage qualified health
professionals, poor infrastructure, challenges supply chain infrastructure with resultant stockouts consumables and drugs, and limited laboratory capacity. Significant challenges remain monitoring and evaluation (ME) systems, data quality, and use data for decision-making
and performance improvement.
The aim this NOFO strengthen institutional technical and management capacity DPS
Gaza expand and sustain quality HIV services. Gaza province has the highest HIV prevalence the country 24%, with high proportion men living and working South Africa serving migrant workers mines. The level HIV infection among migrant miners about 26.1%,
with co-infection rate 77%. The HIV burden among young women (15-24 years)
19.2% which times that young men the same age. addition, this NOFO will strengthen DPS Gaza collaboration with the PEPFAR
implementing partner the province strategically focus the right interventions, the
right places with the right approach alignment with the current PEPFAR strategy for
controlling the HIV epidemic Gaza Province. This award intended enhance and build
upon previous accomplishments CDC implementing partners and cover wider range
evidence-based core interventions for maximum impact towards reaching the PEPFAR 95-9595 goals. Specific outcomes this NOFO include: Institutional capacity building for
program development and planning; Enhanced capacity for oversight and Implementation
HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment services; Human resources capacity
development; and Improved quality HIV service provision through supportive supervision,
training, mentoring and surveillance. Statutory Authorities
This program authorized under Public Law 108-25 (the United States Leadership Against
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act 2003) [22 U.S.C. 7601, seq.] and Public Law
110-293 (the Tom Lantos and Henry Hyde United States Global Leadership Against
HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act 2008), and Public Law 113-56
(PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act 2013).
The President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has called for immediate,
comprehensive and evidence based action turn the tide global HIV/AIDS. The
overarching purpose this NOFO fund activities prevent control disease injury
and improve health, improve public health program service. Healthy People 2020
N/A Other National Public Health Priorities and Strategies
Under the leadership the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, part the Presidents Emergency
Plan, the U.S. Department Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners assess the needs
each country and design customized program assistance that fits within the host nations
strategic plan and partnership framework.
HHS/CDC focuses primarily two three major program areas each country. Goals and
priorities include the following:
Achieving primary prevention HIV infection through activities such expanding
confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral
change and building programs reduce mother-to-child transmission;
Improving the care and treatment HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
and related opportunistic infections improving STI management; enhancing
laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment opportunistic infections;
interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including
tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART);
Strengthening the capacity countries collect and use surveillance data and manage
national HIV/AIDS programs expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and
strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease
monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety; and
Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs inform, improve and
target appropriate interventions, related the prevention, care and treatment
HIV/AIDS, and opportunistic infections. effort ensure maximum cost efficiencies and program effectiveness, HHS/CDC also
supports coordination with and among partners and integration activities that promote Global
Health Initiative principles. such, recipients may requested participate programmatic
activities that include the following activities:
Implement woman- and girl-centered approach;
Increase impact through strategic coordination and integration;
Strengthen and leverage key multilateral organizations, global health partnerships and
private sector engagement;
Encourage country ownership and invest country-led plans;
Build sustainability through investments health systems;
Improve metrics, monitoring and evaluation; and
Promote research, development and innovation (research not supported this
NOFO).
This announcement only for non-research activities supported CDC. Recipients may not
use funds for research. Certain activities that may require human subjects review due
institutional requirements but that are generally considered not constitute research (e.g.,
formative assessments, surveys, disease surveillance, program monitoring and evaluation, field
evaluation diagnostic tests, etc.) may funded through this mechanism. research
proposed, the application will not reviewed. For the definition research, please see the
CDC Web site the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/science/integrity/docs
/cdc-policy-distinguishing-public-health-research-nonresearch.pdf Relevant Work
CDC currently supports six DPS cooperative agreements with PEPFAR funds strengthen and
enhance DPS managerial, coordination, and standardization capacities order contribute
improving the quality HIV program implementation the provincial and district levels.
Direct financial and technical assistance provided ensure evidenced based implementation the HIV/AIDS national response towards AIDS-free generation Mozambique. Major
areas focus include improving access, quality, retention, and linkages for HIV care and
treatment services. The activities funded through this NOFO will build accomplishment
current projects funded CDC and align with the above areas focus strengthen the
sustained control the HIV epidemic Gaza province. CDC Project Description Approach
Bold indicates period performance outcome.
Strategies and
Activities
Short-Term Outcomes
Train DPS Gaza staff program
development, planning
and financial
management for
program
implementation
Provincial planning
cycle aligned with
national priorities
Expand and strengthen
DPS Gaza capacity
provide oversight
the implementation
HIV services
Expanded DPS Gaza
capacity oversee the
implementation
HIV services
routine basis and with
Increased management
planning and expanded
financial capacity
Intermediate
Outcomes
Long-Term Outcomes
Increased provincial
capacity monitor
health plans all
levels
Established strategy
and framework
support
implementation and
monitoring National
health policies HIV
and
Improved quality
HIV services all
districts and health
facilities under DPS
Gaza purview
Increased ART
coverage
Increased ART
retention
Reduced HIV-related
greater frequency
mortality
Implement human
resources development
through in-service
capacity building
efforts (refresher
trainings)
Institutionalized
competency based
training (refresher
training)
Increased capacity
personnel
implement HIV and services
Increased and
developed staff
competencies
improve
implementation HIV
and services
Expand
implementation
routine visits health
facilities support
quality improvement
(QI) efforts
Increased capacity
use data
improve the quality
services provision
Expanded
implementation
cycles all levels
improve programs
Improved quality
HIV services
provision through
supportive
supervision, training,
mentoring and
surveillance Purpose
The DPS Gaza oversees the public health services Gaza Province. The DPS has limited
public health infrastructure support the sustained control the epidemic. The purpose this
NOFO strengthen DPS Gaza institutional capacity for HIV program development and
planning, program implementation and oversight activities for HIV prevention, care, and
treatment services address the HIV epidemic the province.
ii. Outcomes
Increased provincial capacity monitor health plans all levels Increased technical support provincial level through monthly planning and
review meetings, including discussions prioritized program area findings. Improved support DPS conduct joint supervision visits sites
implementing the National directives. Improved support DPS conduct out ad-hoc organization patient files,
including data triangulation for defaulting patients. Increased frequency strategic meetings discuss statistical analysis district
level program data. Improved the HIV quality services all districts and health facilities. Developed the cycle all levels with improvement plan. Development Strategic Plan for Health Sector provincial (PESSprovincial) level with flexibility accommodate shifts alignment national
and PEPFAR priorities. Maintenance effective planning process implement project activities,
accordance with national government and PEPFAR requirements. Increased routine program data analysis identify areas and plan the design
specific solutions initiated small scale. Increased provincial planning cycle aligned with national priorities.
Expanded DPS Gaza capacity oversee the implementation HIV services
routine basis and with greater frequency. The short-term outcome the expansion and strengthening HIV program
implementation the province through HIV prevention, care, and support and
treatment package services patients the site level accordance with
national protocols. result, the province should have the capacity
strengthen the implementation this package services and oversee the
progress during annual and quarterly meetings the medium term. The long-term outcome ensure that performance improved over time and
that corrective actions plans for non-performing districts/sites are monitored. Increased number joint planning meetings and workshops with stakeholders
implementing health activities provincial and district levels.
Increased ART coverage 90% HIV-infected patients receive ART. Improved pre-ART retention 80%. 40% eligible patients ART receive test. 75% ART sites develop effective linkages between community order
support patients enrolled HIV clinics adhere clinic consultations and
treatment recommended service provider.
Increased ART retention Improved pre-ART retention 80%. HIV-related mortality reduced 40% (Source- HIV response Scale plan:
2013-2018).
Institutionalized competency based training (refresher training) Increased coverage in-service trainings critical HIV competencies. Improved support DPS implement the training plan with on-the-job
trainings and refresher courses related HIV prevention, care and treatment. Human resource capacity key area prioritized this NOFO, with
special focus in-service training. Improved support DPS implement the training plan with on-the-job
trainings and refresher courses related HIV prevention, care and treatment. Institutionalized competency-based training model improve the workforce
technical capacity. Staff acquired competencies are recorded the Human Resources information
repository (SiFo) ensure appropriate integration and cost effectiveness the
trainings, while eliminating unnecessary and repeated trainings. Established capacity the DPS use different models in-service training
(distance/self-learning, audiovisual, the job, etc.) increase abilities the
personnel implement the package HIV services.
Increased capacity use data improve the quality services provision. Increased coverage in-service trainings patients rights and increased
number staff trained respectful and empathic care. Increased coverage activities implemented based upon results the patient
satisfaction survey. Improved utilization patient satisfaction surveys for program improvement
the facility level. Expanded implementation the National strategy all districts Gaza
province. Increased use data for programmatic decisions.
Improved quality HIV services provision through supportive supervision,
training, mentoring and surveillance. Increased frequency supportive supervisions DPS health facilities. Increased technical support district level through monthly planning and review
meetings, including discussions prioritized program area findings. Increased dissemination the new HTC differentiated service model (trainings,
reproduction materials, mentorship). Increase number PEPFAR supported health facilities implementing DPS
specimen referral guidelines and standardized operating procedures. Increased use monitoring data into provincial planning cycles (Plano
Econ mico Social Sector provincial, etc.).
iii. Strategies and Activities
Train DPS Gaza staff program development, planning, and financial
management for program implementation. Development and strict adherence DPS staff Standard Operating
Procedures (SOP) the management cooperative agreement (CoAg). Increased scale effective prevention activities while maximizing
efficiencies and collaboration between DPS Gaza and clinical partners
provincial and district levels. Improved coordination the province and district levels budget allocations
for the various HIV related activities.
Expand and strengthen DPS Gaza capacity provide oversight the
implementation HIV services. Improved coordination stakeholders all levels planning, implementation,
and monitoring HIV/AIDS programs. Plan, expand, strengthen, and implement the HIV services the province; and
provide oversight HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment services
determined the national and provincial scale plan and technical guidelines. Monitor progress implementation HIV scale program line with the
current guidelines and test and start strategy. Conduct quarterly meetings assess site performance and implement remedial
plans build capacity underperforming sites. Improved quality HIV care and treatment services facility level. Reduce the gap between the proportion men and women initiating ART. Expand programming for key populations and priority populations. Standardize and perform regular planning meetings. Conduct supportive supervision visits sites. Conduct routine program data analysis identify areas and plan the design
specific solutions initiated small scale. Expand the strategy, including mentoring and supportive supervision.
Implement human resources development through in-service capacity building
efforts (refresher trainings). Strengthen the capacity DPS build and maintain quality services through inservice trainings. Develop policies for in-service training. Introduce the competency based training approach.
Expand implementation routine visits health facilities support quality
improvement (QI) efforts Improved implementation evidence-based HIV Prevention Programs
provincial and district levels. Monitor the implementation DPS strategic plan (PES) strengthen
institutional capacity address the areas low program performance
collaboration with the CDC implementing partner the province. furtherance the underlying purpose this announcement, Recipient expected provide
copies and/or access all data, software, tools, training materials, guidelines, and systems
developed under this NOFO Ministry Health and other relevant stakeholders for
appropriate use. CDC should provided access consistent with applicable grants regulations. Collaborations With other CDC programs and CDC-funded organizations:
DPS Gaza will work with CDC-funded clinical Implementing partners and CDC local field
team and headquarters staff regularly. These collaborations may evident through technical
working groups, strategic planning meetings, coordination meetings, and monitoring
supervision visits. With organizations not funded CDC:
DPS Gaza will work with other USG agencies (PEPFAR and Non-PEPFAR partners), other
bilateral and multilateral organizations, host government organizations, non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), community based organizations (CBOs) and the private sector towards
planning and coordination ensure effective leveraging resources and harmonization
towards the common goal HIV epidemic control. Target Populations
This NOFO targets persons the general population; infected, affected, exposed HIV and
TB. addition, specific interventions for populations that face higher risk for HIV and
disease compared the general population should targeted. These groups include but are not
limited to:
Adolescent girls
Young women aged 15-24
Male mine workers
Male partners pregnant women
Children HIV infected adults Health Disparities
N/A
iv. Funding Strategy
N/A Evaluation and Performance Measurement CDC Evaluation and Performance Measurement Strategy
The applicant should have minimum budget allocation for ME 11% (3% for evaluation
and for monitoring).
During the 5-year program period, CDC Mozambique will work with the recipient
demonstrate program impact through the process and outcome evaluation funded activities.
CDC Mozambique will use process evaluation assess progress and the extent which
planned program activities lead feasible and sustainable programmatic outcomes. Illustrative
examples evaluation questions are follows but are not limited these and applicants can
consider adding additional alternative evaluation questions: what extent were HIV positive individuals linked care (within months
diagnosis), retained and adhered treatment result this NOFO activities?
How well are the HTC services reaching the intended population?
How well does supportive supervision, training, mentoring result improved data
collection, and how well does DPS Gaza use this data for quality improvement?
Performance reports will based the outcomes indicated the NOFO. Since this recipient
does not have standardized indicators required reported for PEPFAR, the applicant should
propose custom performance measures part evaluation and performance measurement
which could include the following:
Number planning cycles that are well aligned with national priorities and corrective
actions districts plans (95%)
Number sites implementing the HIV prevention, care, support, and treatment package services according the national protocols (100%)
Expanded the strategy 80% the districts and sites implementing HIV prevention,
care, support, and treatment services
Increased number staff with competencies implement HIV and services (95%
target)
Increased in-service training programs responding the staff needs implemented (95%
target)
Increased number patients initiated ART from those who have criteria and
supported through follow line with national and international guidelines
The recipient will monitored closely determine how they are implementing wider range evidence-based core interventions for maximum impact towards reaching the PEPFAR 9595-95 goals. Additional sources impact and achievement will the Monitoring, Evaluation
and Reporting (MER) indicators.
The data will reported quarterly, aligning with DATIM reporting period. CDC Mozambique
will require the recipient submit programmatic and finance outlay reports track
quarterly basis
Evaluations are expected align with national, PEPFAR, and agency priorities and
programmatic gaps, and will reviewed and approved part the Country Operational Plan
(COP). such, the evaluation questions listed this announcement may amended based
feedback from the Office the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (OGAC)
during the annual COP review process.
ii. Applicant Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan
Applicants must provide evaluation and performance measurement plan that demonstrates
how the recipient will fulfill the requirements described the CDC Evaluation and
Performance Measurement and Project Description sections this NOFO. minimum, the
plan must describe:
How applicant will collect the performance measures, respond the evaluation
questions, and use evaluation findings for continuous program quality improvement.
How key program partners will participate the evaluation and performance
measurement planning processes.
Available data sources, feasibility collecting appropriate evaluation and performance
data, and other relevant data information (e.g., performance measures proposed the
applicant)
Plans for updating the Data Management Plan (DMP), applicable, for accuracy
throughout the lifecycle the project. The DMP should provide description the
data that will produced using these NOFO funds; access data; data standards
ensuring released data have documentation describing methods collection, what the
data represent, and data limitations; and archival and long-term data preservation plans.
For more information about CDC policy the DMP, see
https://www.cdc.gov/grants/additionalrequirements/ar-25.html.
Where the applicant chooses to, expected to, take specific evaluation studies, they
should directed to:
Describe the type evaluations (i.e., process, outcome, both).
Describe key evaluation questions addressed these evaluations.
Describe other information (e.g., measures, data sources).
Recipients will required submit more detailed Evaluation and Performance Measurement
plan, including DMP, applicable, within the first months award, described the
Reporting Section this NOFO. Organizational Capacity Recipients Implement the Approach
Applicant should submit the following materials part their appendix:
Curricula vitae (CVs)/Resumes current key staff who will work the activity: DPS, dico Chefe, and Senior Financial Manager;
Job descriptions proposed key positions created for the activity (2-3 pages
maximum), including but not limited to: Cooperative Agreement finance/business manager/lead DPS Nampula program coordinator for NOFO activities
Applicant Capability Statement page maximum) describing: Experience and system for managing HIV donor funds, including amounts,
donor group/agency, goals/key activities for the past months
Applicants must title these documents their appendix follows: CVs/Resumes, Job
Descriptions, Capacity, and upload www.grants.gov. Work Plan
Applicant must include work plan that demonstrates how the outcomes, strategies, activities,
timelines, and staffing will take place over the course the award. Applicants must submit
detailed work plan for the first year the project and high level plan for the subsequent years. CDC Monitoring and Accountability Approach
Monitoring activities include routine and ongoing communication between CDC and recipients,
site visits, and recipient reporting (including work plans, performance, and financial reporting).
Consistent with applicable grants regulations and policies, CDC expects the following
included post-award monitoring for grants and cooperative agreements:
Tracking recipient progress achieving the desired outcomes.
Ensuring the adequacy recipient systems that underlie and generate data reports.
Creating environment that fosters integrity program performance and results.
Monitoring may also include the following activities deemed necessary monitor the award:
Ensuring that work plans are feasible based the budget and consistent with the intent the award.
Ensuring that recipients are performing sufficient level achieve outcomes
within stated timeframes.
Working with recipients adjusting the work plan based achievement
outcomes, evaluation results and changing budgets.
Monitoring performance measures (both programmatic and financial) assure
satisfactory performance levels.
Monitoring and reporting activities that assist grants management staff (e.g., grants management
officers and specialists, and project officers) the identification, notification, and management high-risk recipients. CDC Program Support Recipients (THIS SECTION APPLIES ONLY
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS) cooperative agreement, CDC staff substantially involved the program activities, above
and beyond routine grant monitoring. CDC activities for this program include, but are not
limited to, the following: Organize orientation meeting with the recipient for briefing applicable U.S.
Government, HHS/CDC, and PEPFAR expectations, regulations and key management
requirements, well report formats and contents. The orientation could include
meetings with staff from HHS agencies and OGAC. Review and make recommendations necessary the process used the recipient
select key personnel and/or post-award subcontractors and/or subrecipients
involved the activities performed under this agreement, part PEPFAR COP
review and approval process, managed OGAC. Review and approve recipient annual work plan and detailed budget, part the
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief COP review-and-approval process, managed
OGAC. Review and approve the recipient monitoring and evaluation plan, including for
compliance with the strategic information guidance established OGAC. Meet regular basis with the recipient assess expenditures relation approved
work plan and modify plans necessary. Meet quarterly basis with the recipient assess quarterly technical and financial
progress reports and modify plans necessary. Meet annual basis with the recipient review annual progress report for each
U.S. Government Fiscal Year, and review annual work plans and budgets for the
subsequent year, part the PEPFAR review and approval process for COPs,
managed OGAC. Provide technical assistance, mutually agreed upon, and revise annually during
validation the first and subsequent annual work plans. This could include expert
technical assistance and targeted training activities specialized areas, such strategic
information, project management, and confidential counseling and testing. Provide in-country administrative support help the recipient meet U.S. Government
financial and reporting requirements approved the Office Management and Budget
(OMB).
10. Collaborate with the recipient designing and implementing the activities listed above,
including, but not limited to: the provision technical assistance develop program
activities, data management and analysis, quality assurance, the presentation and
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possibly publication program results and findings, and the management and tracking finances.
Provide technical assistance advice any data collections more people that
are planned conducted the recipient. All such data collections-- where CDC staff
will are approving, directing, conducting, managing, owning data-- must
undergo OMB project determinations CDC and may require OMB Paperwork
Reduction Act 1995 (PRA) clearance prior the start the project.
Provide consultation and scientific and technical assistance based appropriate
HHS/CDC and OGAC documents promote the use best practices known the
time.
Assist the recipient developing and implementing quality-assurance criteria and
procedures.
Facilitate in-country planning and review meetings for technical assistance activities.
Provide technical oversight for all activities under this award.
Conduct site visits through the Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS),
compliance with PEPFAR requirements, monitor and evaluate clinical and
community service delivery site capacity provide high-quality HIV/AIDS services
all program areas and above-site capacity perform supportive systemic functions, assessing and scoring key program area elements site performance and work with
the recipient identified gaps and continuous quality improvement, which might
include more thorough data quality service quality assessments indicated.
Ensure the recipient Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan aligned with
the strategic information guidance established OGAC and other HHS/CDC
requirements, including PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER)
strategy, PEPFAR Evaluation Standards Practice, and CDC Data for Partner
Monitoring Program (DFPM).
Provide ethical reviews, necessary, for evaluation activities, including from
HHS/CDC headquarters. Evaluations can process, outcome impact. Process Evaluation: measures how the intervention was delivered, what
worked/did not, differences between the intended population and the population
served, and access the intervention Outcome Evaluation: determines effects intervention target population(s)
(e.g., change knowledge, attitudes, behavior, capacity, etc.). Impact Evaluation: measures net effects program and prove causality.
Supply the recipient with protocols for related evaluations. Award Information Funding Instrument Type: Award Mechanism:
Cooperative Agreement
CDCs substantial involvement this
program appears the CDC Program
Support Recipients Section.
U2G Fiscal Year:
2019 Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: Approximate Period Performance Funding:
$274,676
This amount subject the availability funds.
The Approximate Project Period Performance Funding/Estimated Total Funding for the Total year Project Period None. Award ceilings for years 2-5 will set continuation.
Estimated Total Funding: Approximate Period Performance Length: Expected Number Awards: year(s) Approximate Average Award:
$274,676 Per Budget Period Award Ceiling:
$274,676 Per Budget Period
This amount subject the availability funds.
10. Award Floor:
None Per Budget Period
11. Estimated Award Date:
12. Budget Period Length:
09/30/2019 month(s)
Throughout the project period, CDC will continue the award based the availability funds,
the evidence satisfactory progress the recipient (as documented required reports), and
the determination that continued funding the best interest the federal government. The
total number years for which federal support has been approved (project period) will
shown the Notice Award. This information does not constitute commitment the
federal government fund the entire period. The total period performance comprises the
initial competitive segment and any subsequent non-competitive continuation award(s).
13. Direct Assistance
Direct Assistance (DA) not available through this NOFO. Eligibility Information Eligible Applicants
Eligibility Category:
Others (see text field entitled Additional
Information Eligibility for
clarification)
Additional Eligibility Category: Additional Information Eligibility
Eligible applicants that can apply for this NOFO are:
Province Directorate Health, Gaza Province, Mozambique Justification for Less than Maximum Competition
The Province Directorate Health Gaza (DPS Gaza) public institution subordinated
the Ministry Health (MOH) the Republic Mozambique, whose mandate provide
health care including prevention and treatment diseases the population Gaza province.
The DPS Gaza, law, has the sole authority lead, provide oversight and monitor the
implementation health care services all 127-health facilities under its jurisdiction.
DPS Gaza oversees health services, provincial health budgets, human resources and planning,
facility distribution and logistics systems Gaza province. DPS Gaza plays key leadership and
legal authority roles working improve the health the population the Gaza Province,
especially the context expansion HIV care and treatment related services, human
resources development and health systems strengthening. The DPS Gaza the sole entity
capable carrying out the scope work described this NOFO due its mandate.
CDC Mozambique and PEPFAR have common vision support the sustained control the
HIV epidemic and are committed strengthening and collaborating with the Mozambican
governmental public health institutions address this urgent HIV epidemic. Partnering and
supporting DPS Gaza strategic importance establishing effective and sustainable
approach towards the sustained control the HIV epidemic. The government Mozambique
recognizes the urgent need strengthen DPS capacity order build upon previous USG
HIV investments and accomplishments. result this NOFO, the DPS Gaza will
much stronger position fulfill its legal mandate leading the implementation HIV
services, provide oversight, and monitor the implementation the HIV programs. This Single
Source Justification within the context supporting the gradual transition HIV program
responsibilities the MOH and its Provincial branches, DPS, the sole entities capable
carrying out the activities described this NOFO.
DPS Gaza one CDC Mozambiques government-to-government partners. DPS Gaza
implements activities strengthen HIV health care delivery services its 127 health facilities
distributed districts (including municipality Xai-Xai) increasing access and
improving quality HIV prevention and care and treatment services for Gaza province
inhabitants.
One previous award has been made DPS Gaza under the following NOFO/Award number:
FOA#: GH13-1317; Award#: GH001074 similar deviation for the same recipient has been previously requested and approved the
past. The previous request was made because, law, DPS Gaza the only entity with the
authority and mandate lead, provide oversight, and monitor the implementation health
care services, including HIV/AIDS, for all districts and municipalities under its jurisdiction
the province.
CDC Mozambique has been supporting DPS Gaza with the use PEPFAR funds develop
and enhance local capacity, expand ART services, improve retention, and strengthen HIV
program implementation provincial and district levels. This NOFO will ensure the continuing
implementation sustainable HIV/AIDS response province and district levels. Major areas focus are access, quality, retention and linkages care/treatment services. This NOFO
follow and will build accomplishments from current projects funded CDC Gaza
province.
DPS Gaza responsible for coordinating and standardize prevention activities including
testing, linkage treatment and adherence among those treatment all levels the
province. Strengthening DPS Gaza managerial, oversight and coordination capacities
provision HIV/AIDS services its population has been priority for CDC Mozambique.
Additionally, CDC clinical partner has been working Gaza province since 2003 and
cooperating with the provincial government supporting HIV/AIDS activities reduce the
rate new HIV infections, expand access quality HIV treatment services for adults and
children, and ensure care and support for pregnant women, adults and children.
Single Source Justification Memo approved October 11, 2018. Cost Sharing Matching
Cost Sharing Matching Requirement:
Cost sharing matching funds are not required for this program. Although there statutory
match requirement for this NOFO, leveraging other resources and related ongoing efforts
promote sustainability strongly encouraged. Maintenance Effort
Maintenance Effort not required for this program. Application and Submission Information Required Registrations organization must registered the three following locations before can submit
application for funding www.grants.gov. Data Universal Numbering System:
All applicant organizations must obtain Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. DUNS number unique nine-digit identification number provided Dun Bradstreet
(DB). will used the Universal Identifier when applying for federal awards
cooperative agreements.
The applicant organization may request DUNS number telephone 1-866-705-5711 (toll
free) internet http:// fedgov.dnb. com/ webform/ displayHomePage.do. The DUNS
number will provided charge. funds are awarded applicant organization that includes sub-recipients, those subrecipients must provide their DUNS numbers before accepting any funds. System for Award Management (SAM):
The SAM the primary registrant database for the federal government and the repository into
which entity must submit information required conduct business recipient. All
applicant organizations must register with SAM, and will assigned SAM number. All
information relevant the SAM number must current all times during which the applicant
has application under consideration for funding CDC. award made, the SAM
information must maintained until final financial report submitted the final payment
received, whichever later. The SAM registration process can require more business
days, and registration must renewed annually. Additional information about registration
procedures may found www.SAM.gov. Grants.gov:
The first step submitting application online registering your organization www.grants.gov, the official HHS E-grant Web site. Registration information located the
Applicant Registration option www.grants.gov.
All applicant organizations must register www.grants.gov. The one-time registration process
usually takes not more than five days complete. Applicants should start the registration
process early possible.
Step System
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Duration
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search/request process Select your country
territory and follow the
instructions obtain your
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staff member(s) obtain
DUNS number, verify
update information under
DUNS number
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can take Log into
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representative (AOR) Once the account set the E-BIZ POC will
notified via email Log into grants.gov
using the password the EBIZ POC received and
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grants.gov) Request Application Package
Applicants may access the application package www.grants.gov. Application Package
Applicants must download the SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance, package associated
with this notice funding opportunity www.grants.gov. Internet access not available, the online forms cannot accessed, applicants may call the CDC OGS staff 770-4882700 e-mail OGS ogstims@cdc.gov for assistance. Persons with hearing loss may access
CDC telecommunications TTY 1-888-232-6348. Submission Dates and Times the application not submitted the deadline published the NOFO, will not
processed. Office Grants Services (OGS) personnel will notify the applicant that their
application did not meet the deadline. The applicant must receive pre-approval submit paper
application (see Other Submission Requirements section for additional details). the applicant authorized submit paper application, must received the deadline provided
OGS. Letter Intent Deadline (must emailed postmarked by)
Due Date for Letter Intent: N/A Application Deadline
Due Date for Applications: 03/15/2019 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time,
www.grants.gov. Grants.gov inoperable and cannot receive applications, and circumstances
preclude advance notification extension, then applications must submitted the first
business day which grants.gov operations resume.
Date for Information Conference Call
N/A CDC Assurances and Certifications
All applicants are required sign and submit Assurances and Certifications documents
indicated http://wwwn.cdc.gov/ grantassurances/ (S(mj444mxct51lnrv1hljjjmaa))
/Homepage.aspx.
Applicants may follow either the following processes:
Complete the applicable assurances and certifications with each application submission,
name the file Assurances and Certifications and upload PDF file with
www.grants.gov
Complete the applicable assurances and certifications and submit them directly CDC annual basis http://wwwn.cdc.gov/ grantassurances/
(S(mj444mxct51lnrv1hljjjmaa))/ Homepage.aspx
Assurances and certifications submitted directly CDC will kept file for one year and
will apply all applications submitted CDC the applicant within one year the
submission date.
Risk Assessment Questionnaire Requirement
CDC required conduct pre-award risk assessments determine the risk applicant poses meeting federal programmatic and administrative requirements taking into account issues
such financial instability, insufficient management systems, non-compliance with award
conditions, the charging unallowable costs, and inexperience. The risk assessment will
include evaluation the applicant CDC Risk Questionnaire, located
https://www.cdc.gov/grants/documents/PPMR-G-CDC-Risk-Questionnaire.pdf, well
review the applicant history all available systems; including OMB-designated
repositories government-wide eligibility and financial integrity systems (see CFR
75.205(a)), and other sources historical information. These systems include, but are not
limited to: FAPIIS (https://www.fapiis.gov/), including past performance federal contracts
per Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act 2009; Not Pay list; and System
for Award Management (SAM) exclusions.
CDC requires all applicants complete the Risk Questionnaire, OMB Control Number 09201132 annually. This questionnaire, which located
https://www.cdc.gov/grants/documents/PPMR-G-CDC-Risk-Questionnaire.pdf, along with
supporting documentation must submitted with your application the closing date the
Notice Funding Opportunity Announcement. your organization has completed CDC
Risk Questionnaire within the past months the closing date this NOFO, then you must
submit copy that questionnaire, submit letter signed the authorized organization
representative include the original submission date, organization EIN and DUNS.
When uploading supporting documentation for the Risk Questionnaire into this application
package, clearly label the documents for easy identification the type documentation. For
example, copy Procurement policy submitted response the questionnaire may
labeled using the following format: Risk Questionnaire Supporting Documents Procurement
Policy.
Duplication Efforts
Applicants are responsible for reporting this application will result programmatic,
budgetary, commitment overlap with another application award (i.e. grant, cooperative
agreement, contract) submitted another funding source the same fiscal year.
Programmatic overlap occurs when (1) substantially the same project proposed more than
one application submitted two more funding sources for review and funding
consideration (2) specific objective and the project design for accomplishing the objective
are the same closely related two more applications awards, regardless the funding
source. Budgetary overlap occurs when duplicate equivalent budgetary items (e.g.,
equipment, salaries) are requested application but already are provided another source.
Commitment overlap occurs when individual time commitment exceeds 100 percent,
whether not salary support requested the application. Overlap, whether programmatic,
budgetary, commitment individual effort greater than 100 percent, not permitted.
Any overlap will resolved the CDC with the applicant and the PD/PI prior award.
Report Submission: The applicant must upload the report Grants.gov under Other
Attachment Forms. The document should labeled: Report Programmatic, Budgetary,
and Commitment Overlap. Content and Form Application Submission
Applicants are required include all the following documents with their application package www.grants.gov. Letter Intent
LOI not requested required part the application for this NOFO. Table Contents
(There page limit. The table contents not included the project narrative page
limit.): The applicant must provide, separate attachment, the Table Contents for the
entire submission package.
Provide detailed table contents for the entire submission package that includes all the
documents the application and headings the Project Narrative section. Name the file
Table Contents and upload PDF file under Other Attachment Forms www.grants.gov. Project Abstract Summary
(Maximum page) project abstract included the mandatory documents list and must submitted www.grants.gov. The project abstract must self-contained, brief summary the
proposed project including the purpose and outcomes. This summary must not include any
proprietary confidential information. Applicants must enter the summary the Project
Abstract Summary text box www.grants.gov.
10. Project Narrative
(Unless specified the Other Information section, maximum pages, single spaced, point font, 1-inch margins, number all pages. This includes the work plan. Content beyond
the specified page number will not reviewed.)
Applicants must submit Project Narrative with the application forms. Applicants must name
this file Project Narrative and upload www.grants.gov. The Project Narrative must
include all the following headings (including subheadings): Background, Approach,
Applicant Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan, Organizational Capacity
Applicants Implement the Approach, and Work Plan. The Project Narrative must succinct,
self-explanatory, and the order outlined this section. must address outcomes and
activities conducted over the entire period performance identified the CDC Project
Description section. Applicants should use the federal plain language guidelines and Clear
Communication Index respond this Notice Funding Opportunity. Note that recipients
should also use these tools when creating public communication materials supported this
NOFO. Failure follow the guidance and format may negatively impact scoring the
application. Background
Applicants must provide description relevant background information that includes the
context the problem (See CDC Background). Approach Purpose
Applicants must describe 2-3 sentences specifically how their application will address the
public health problem described the CDC Background section.
ii. Outcomes
Applicants must clearly identify the outcomes they expect achieve the end the project
period, identified the logic model the Approach section the CDC Project Description.
Outcomes are the results that the program intends achieve and usually indicate the intended
direction change (e.g., increase, decrease).
iii. Strategies and Activities
Applicants must provide clear and concise description the strategies and activities they will
use achieve the period performance outcomes. Applicants must select existing evidencebased strategies that meet their needs, describe the Applicant Evaluation and Performance
Measurement Plan how these strategies will evaluated over the course the project period.
See the Strategies and Activities section the CDC Project Description. Collaborations
Applicants must describe how they will collaborate with programs and organizations either
internal external CDC. Applicants must address the Collaboration requirements
described the CDC Project Description. Target Populations and Health Disparities
Applicants must describe the specific target population(s) their jurisdiction and explain how
such target will achieve the goals the award and/or alleviate health disparities. The
applicants must also address how they will include specific populations that can benefit from
the program that described the Approach section. Applicants must address the Target
Populations and Health Disparities requirements described the CDC Project Description. Applicant Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan
Applicants must provide evaluation and performance measurement plan that demonstrates
how the recipient will fulfill the requirements described the CDC Evaluation and
Performance Measurement and Project Description sections this NOFO. minimum, the
plan must describe:
How applicant will collect the performance measures, respond the evaluation
questions, and use evaluation findings for continuous program quality improvement. The
Paperwork Reduction Act 1995 (PRA): Applicants are advised that any activities
involving information collections (e.g., surveys, questionnaires, applications, audits,
data requests, reporting, recordkeeping and disclosure requirements) from more
individuals non-Federal entities, including State and local governmental agencies, and
funded sponsored the Federal Government are subject review and approval
the Office Management and Budget. For further information about CDC
requirements under PRA see http://www.hhs.gov/ ocio/policy/collection/.
How key program partners will participate the evaluation and performance
measurement planning processes.
Available data sources, feasibility collecting appropriate evaluation and performance
data, data management plan (DMP), and other relevant data information (e.g.,
performance measures proposed the applicant).
Where the applicant chooses to, expected to, take specific evaluation studies, they
should directed to:
Describe the type evaluations (i.e., process, outcome, both).
Describe key evaluation questions addressed these evaluations.
Describe other information (e.g., measures, data sources).
Recipients will required submit more detailed Evaluation and Performance Measurement
plan (including the DMP elements) within the first months award, described the
Reporting Section this NOFO. Organizational Capacity Applicants Implement the Approach
Applicants must address the organizational capacity requirements described the CDC
Project Description.
Applicants must title these documents their appendix follows: CVs/Resumes, Job
Descriptions, Capacity, and upload www.grants.gov.
11. Work Plan
(Included the Project Narrative page limit)
Applicants must prepare work plan consistent with the CDC Project Description Work Plan
section. The work plan integrates and delineates more specifically how the recipient plans
carry out achieving the period performance outcomes, strategies and activities, evaluation
and performance measurement.
12. Budget Narrative
Applicants must submit itemized budget narrative. When developing the budget narrative,
applicants must consider whether the proposed budget reasonable and consistent with the
purpose, outcomes, and program strategy outlined the project narrative. The budget must
include:
Salaries and wages
Fringe benefits
Consultant costs
Equipment
Supplies
Travel
Other categories
Contractual costs
Total Direct costs
Total Indirect costs
Indirect costs could include the cost collecting, managing, sharing and preserving data.
Indirect costs grants awarded foreign organizations and foreign public entities and
performed fully outside the territorial limits the U.S. may paid support the costs
compliance with federal requirements fixed rate eight percent MTDC exclusive
tuition and related fees, direct expenditures for equipment, and subawards excess $25,000.
Negotiated indirect costs may paid the American University, Beirut, and the World Health
Organization. applicable and consistent with the cited statutory authority for this announcement, applicant
entities may use funds for activities they relate the intent this NOFO meet national
standards seek health department accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation
Board (see: http://www.phaboard.org). Applicant entities whom this provision applies
include state, local, territorial governments (including the District Columbia, the
Commonwealth Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth the Northern
Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States Micronesia, the Republic
the Marshall Islands, and the Republic Palau), their bona fide agents, political subdivisions states (in consultation with states), federally recognized state-recognized American Indian Alaska Native tribal governments, and American Indian Alaska Native tribally designated
organizations. Activities include those that enable public health organization deliver public
health services such activities that ensure capable and qualified workforce, up-to-date
information systems, and the capability assess and respond public health needs. Use
these funds must focus achieving minimum one national standard that supports the
intent the NOFO. Proposed activities must included the budget narrative and must
indicate which standards will addressed.
Vital records data, including births and deaths, are used inform public health program and
policy decisions. applicable and consistent with the cited statutory authority for this NOFO,
applicant entities are encouraged collaborate with and support their jurisdiction vital
records office (VRO) improve vital records data timeliness, quality and access, and
advance public health goals. Recipients may, for example, use funds support efforts build
VRO capacity through partnerships; provide technical and/or financial assistance improve
vital records timeliness, quality access; support vital records improvement efforts,
approved CDC.
Applicants must name this file Budget Narrative and upload PDF file www.grants.gov. requesting indirect costs the budget, copy the indirect cost-rate
agreement required. the indirect costs are requested, include copy the current
negotiated federal indirect cost rate agreement cost allocation plan approval letter for
those Recipients under such plan. Applicants must name this file Indirect Cost Rate and
upload www.grants.gov.
13. Funds Tracking
Proper fiscal oversight critical maintaining public trust the stewardship federal funds.
Effective October 2013, new HHS policy subaccounts requires the CDC set
payment subaccounts within the Payment Management System (PMS) for all new grant awards.
Funds awarded support approved activities and drawdown instructions will identified the Notice Award newly established PMS subaccount subaccount). Recipients will required draw down funds from award-specific accounts the PMS. Ultimately, the
subaccounts will provide recipients and CDC more detailed and precise understanding
financial transactions. The successful applicant will required track funds Paccounts/sub accounts for each project/cooperative agreement awarded. Applicants are
encouraged demonstrate record fiscal responsibility and the ability provide sufficient
and effective oversight. Financial management systems must meet the requirements
described CFR 200 which include, but are not limited to, the following:
Records that identify adequately the source and application funds for federally-funded
activities.
Effective control over, and accountability for, all funds, property, and other assets.
Comparison expenditures with budget amounts for each Federal award.
Written procedures implement payment requirements.
Written procedures for determining cost allowability.
Written procedures for financial reporting and monitoring.
14. Intergovernmental Review
Executive Order 12372 does not apply this program.
15. Pilot Program for Enhancement Employee Whistleblower Protections
Pilot Program for Enhancement Employee Whistleblower Protections: All applicants will
subject term and condition that applies the terms Code Federal Regulations
(CFR) section 3.908 the award and requires that recipients inform their employees writing
(in the predominant native language the workforce) employee whistleblower rights and
protections under U.S.C. 4712.
16. Copyright Interests Provisions
This provision intended ensure that the public has access the results and
accomplishments public health activities funded CDC. Pursuant applicable grant
regulations and CDC Public Access Policy, Recipient agrees submit into the National
Institutes Health (NIH) Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system electronic version the
final, peer-reviewed manuscript any such work developed under this award upon acceptance
for publication, made publicly available later than months after the official date
publication. Also the time submission, Recipient and/or the Recipient submitting author
must specify the date the final manuscript will publicly accessible through PubMed Central
(PMC). Recipient and/or Recipient submitting author must also post the manuscript through
PMC within twelve (12) months the publishers official date final publication; however the
author strongly encouraged make the subject manuscript available soon possible. The
recipient must obtain prior approval from the CDC for any exception this provision.
The authors final, peer-reviewed manuscript defined the final version accepted for journal
publication, and includes all modifications from the publishing peer review process, and all
graphics and supplemental material associated with the article. Recipient and its submitting
authors working under this award are responsible for ensuring that any publishing copyright
agreements concerning submitted articles reserve adequate right fully comply with this
provision and the license reserved CDC. The manuscript will hosted both PMC and the
CDC Stacks institutional repository system. progress reports for this award, recipient must
identify publications subject the CDC Public Access Policy using the applicable NIHMS
identification number for three (3) months after the publication date and the PubMed
Central identification number (PMCID) thereafter.
17. Funding Restrictions
Restrictions that must considered while planning the programs and writing the budget are:
Recipients may not use funds for research.
Recipients may not use funds for clinical care except allowed law.
Recipients may use funds only for reasonable program purposes, including personnel,
travel, supplies, and services.
Generally, recipients may not use funds purchase furniture equipment. Any such
proposed spending must clearly identified the budget.
Reimbursement pre-award costs generally not allowed, unless the CDC provides
written approval the recipient.
Other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, funds may used for: publicity propaganda purposes, for the preparation, distribution, use any
material designed support defeat the enactment legislation before any
legislative body the salary expenses any grant contract recipient, agent acting for such
recipient, related any activity designed influence the enactment
legislation, appropriations, regulation, administrative action, Executive order
proposed pending before any legislative body
See Additional Requirement (AR) for detailed guidance this prohibition
and additional guidance lobbying for CDC recipients.
The direct and primary recipient cooperative agreement program must perform
substantial role carrying out project outcomes and not merely serve conduit for
award another party provider who ineligible. accordance with the United States Protecting Life Global Health Assistance policy,
all non-governmental organization (NGO) applicants acknowledge that foreign NGOs
that receive funds provided through this award, either prime recipient
subrecipient, are strictly prohibited, regardless the source funds, from performing
abortions method family planning engaging any activity that promotes
abortion method family planning, provide financial support any other
foreign non-governmental organization that conducts such activities. See Additional
Requirement (AR) for applicability
(https://www.cdc.gov/grants/additionalrequirements/ar-35.html).
Indirect costs grants awarded foreign organizations and foreign public entities, and
performed fully outside the territorial limits the U.S. may paid support the
costs compliance with federal requirements fixed rate eight percent MTDC
exclusive tuition and related fees, direct expenditures for equipment, and subawards excess $25,000. Negotiated indirect costs may paid the American University,
Beirut, and the World Health Organization. Indirect costs will not reimbursed under
grants foreign organizations, international organizations, and foreign components
grants domestic organizations (does not affect indirect cost reimbursement the
domestic entity for domestic activities).
All requests for funds contained the budget shall stated U.S. dollars. Once
award made, CDC will not compensate foreign recipients for currency exchange
fluctuations through the issuance supplemental awards.
Public Financial Management Clause
The Parties acknowledge that HHS/CDC has assessed the recipient systems required
manage the activities supported with Government funds under this Agreement and
that this Agreement expressly conditioned upon that assessment, well any
measures, mitigation means which the recipient has will address the
vulnerabilities weaknesses, any, found that assessment. The recipient agrees
take the necessary action(s) address the recommendations requirements the
assessment agreed separately writing with HHS/CDC accordance with action
plan jointly developed address such recommendations otherwise contained this agreement.
Conscience Clause organization, including faith-based organization, that otherwise eligible receive funds
under this agreement for HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care
Shall not required, condition receiving such assistance endorse utilize multisectoral comprehensive approach combating
HIV/AIDS; endorse, utilize, make referral to, become integrated with, otherwise participate any program activity which the organization has religious moral objection;
and
Shall not discriminated against the solicitation issuance grants, contracts,
cooperative agreements for refusing meet any requirement described above.
Conference Costs and Fees
U.S. Government funds under this award must not used finance the travel, per diem, hotel
expenses, meals, conference fees other conference costs for any member foreign
government delegation international conference sponsored multilateral
organization, defined below, unless approved the CDC writing.
Definitions: foreign government delegation appointed the national government
(including ministries and agencies but excluding local, state and provincial
entities) act behalf the appointing authority the international
conference. conference participant delegate for the purposes this
provision, only when there appointment designation that the individual
authorized officially represent the government agency. delegate may private citizen. international conference meeting where there agenda,
organizational structure, and delegations from countries other than the
conference location, which country delegations participate through discussion,
votes, etc. multilateral organization organization established international
agreement and whose governing body composed principally foreign
governments other multilateral organizations.
Medically Accurate Information About Condoms
Information provided about the use condoms part projects activities funded
under the award must medically accurate and must include the public health benefits
and failure rates such use.
Needle Exchange funds made available under this award may used for needle exchange programs.
Abortion and Involuntary Sterilization Restrictions
Funds made available under this award must not used pay for the performance
involuntary sterilization method family planning coerce provide any
financial incentive any individual practice sterilization.
Prohibition Abortion-Related Activities: funds made available under this award will used finance, support,
attributed the following activities: (i) procurement distribution equipment
intended used for the purpose inducing abortions method family
planning; (ii) special fees incentives any person coerce motivate them have abortions; (iii) payments persons perform abortions solicit
persons undergo abortions; (iv) information, education, training,
communication programs that seek promote abortion method family
planning; and (v) lobbying for against abortion. The term motivate
relates family planning assistance, must not construed prohibit the
provision, consistent with local law, information counseling about all
pregnancy options. funds made available under this award will used pay for any biomedical
research which relates, whole part, methods of, the performance of,
abortions involuntary sterilizations means family planning.
Epidemiologic descriptive research assess the incidence, extent
consequences abortions not precluded.
Prostitution and Sex Trafficking standard term and condition award will included the final notice award; all
applicants will subject term and condition that none the funds made available
under this award may used promote advocate the legalization practice
prostitution sex trafficking. addition, non-U.S. nongovernmental organizations
will also subject additional term and condition requiring the organization
opposition the practices prostitution and sex trafficking. Any enforcement this
provision subject courts orders Alliance for Open Society International
USAID (See, e.g., S.D.N.Y. Civ. 8209, Orders filed January 30, 2015 and June
2017, granting permanent injunction).
Trafficking Persons Provision contractor subrecipient under this Agreement that private entity may, during
the period time that the award effect: engage trafficking persons, defined the Protocol Prevent, Suppress,
and Punish Trafficking Persons, especially Women and Children,
supplementing the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime; procure any sex act account which anything value given received any person; use forced labor the performance this award. HHS/CDC determines that there reasonable basis believe that any private party
contractor subrecipient has violated paragraph this section that employee
the contractor subrecipient has violated such prohibition where that the employee
conduct associated with the performance this award may imputed the
contractor subrecipient, HHS/CDC may, without penalty, (i) require the Recipient
terminate immediately the contract subaward question (ii) unilaterally terminate
this Agreement accordance with the termination provision.
For purposes this provision, employee means individual who engaged the
performance any part the Project direct employee, consultant, volunteer
any private party contractor subrecipient.
The Applicant must include all subagreements, including subawards and contracts,
provision prohibiting the conduct described subsection private party
subrecipients, contractors, any their employees.
Prohibition Assistance Drug Traffickers
HHS/CDC reserves the right terminate assistance to, take other appropriate
measures with respect to, any participant approved HHS/CDC who found have
been convicted narcotics offense have been engaged drug trafficking
defined CFR Part 140.
The Applicant agrees not disburse, sign documents committing the Applicant
disburse funds sub-recipient designated HHS/CDC (Designated Sub-recipient)
until advised HHS/CDC that: (1) any United States Government review the
Designated Sub-recipient and its key individuals has been completed; (2) any related
certifications have been obtained; and (3) the assistance the Designated Sub-recipient
has been approved.
The Applicant shall insert the following clause, its substance, its agreement with
the Designated Sub-recipient: The Applicant reserves the right terminate this Agreement take other
appropriate measures the [Sub-recipient] key individual the [Subrecipient] found have been convicted narcotic offense have been
engaged drug trafficking defined CFR Part 140.
Financing Terrorism
Consistent with numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions, including
UNSCR 1267 (1999) (http://www.undemocracy.com/S-RES-1269(1999).pdf), UNSCR
1368 (2001) (http://www.undemocracy.com/S-RES-1368(2001).pdf), UNSCR 1373
(2001) (http://www.undemocracy.com/S-RES-1373(2001).pdf), and UNSCR 1989
(2011), both HHS/CDC and the Applicant are firmly committed the international fight
against terrorism, and particular, against the financing terrorism. the policy
HHS/CDC seek ensure that none its funds are used, directly indirectly,
provide support individuals entities associated with terrorism. accordance with
this policy, the Applicant agrees use reasonable efforts ensure that none the
HHS/CDC funds provided under this Agreement are used provide support
individuals entities associated with terrorism, including those identified the U.S.
Department Treasury Office Foreign Assets Control Specially Designated
Nationals List. This provision must included all subagreements, including
contracts and subawards, issued under this award.
Restriction Assistance for Military Paramilitary Purposes for Police and Prisons funds other support provided under the award may used for support any
military paramilitary force activity, for support any police, prison authority, other security law enforcement forces without the prior written consent
HHS/CDC. Security Council Sanctions List the policy HHS/CDC seek ensure that none its funds are used, directly
indirectly, provide support individuals entities designated for United Nations
Security Council sanctions. accordance with this policy, the applicant agrees use
reasonable efforts ensure that none the funds provided under this grant are used
provide support individuals entities designated for Security Council sanctions
(compendium Security Council Targeted Sanctions Lists at: http://www.un.org/sc
/committees/list_compend.shtml). This provision must included all subagreements, including contracts and sub-awards, issued under this award.
Worker Rights funds other support provided hereunder may used for any activity that
contributes the violation internationally recognized workers rights workers
the recipient country. the event the Applicant requested wishes provide assistance areas that
involve workers rights the Applicant requires clarification from HHS/CDC
whether the activity would consistent with the limitation set forth above, the
Applicant must notify HHS/CDC and provide detailed description the proposed
activity. The Applicant must not proceed with the activity until advised HHS/CDC
that may so.
The Applicant must ensure that all employees and subcontractors and sub-recipients
providing employment-related services hereunder are made aware the restrictions set
forth this clause and must include this clause all subcontracts and other subagreements entered into hereunder.
The term internationally recognized worker rights includes-- the right association;
the right organize and bargain collectively; prohibition the use any form
forced compulsory labor; minimum age for the employment children, and
prohibition the worst forms child labor; and acceptable conditions work with
respect minimum wages, hours work, and occupational safety and health.
The term worst forms child labor means-- all forms slavery practices similar slavery, such the sale trafficking children, debt bondage and serfdom,
forced compulsory labor, including forced compulsory recruitment children for
use armed conflict; the use, procuring, offering child for prostitution, for the
production pornography for pornographic purposes; the use, procuring, offering child for illicit activities particular for the production and trafficking drugs;
and work which, its nature the circumstances which carried out, likely
harm the health, safety, morals children, determined the laws, regulations,
competent authority the country.
Investment Promotion funds other support provided hereunder may used provide financial
incentive business enterprise currently located the United States for the purpose inducing such enterprise relocate outside the United States such incentive
inducement likely reduce the number employees such business enterprise
the United States because United States production being replaced such enterprise
outside the United States. the event the Applicant requires clarification from HHS/CDC whether the
activity would consistent with the limitation set forth above, the Applicant must
notify HHS/CDC and provide detailed description the proposed activity. The
Applicant must not proceed with the activity until advised HHS/CDC that may
so.
The Applicant must ensure that its employees and subcontractors and sub-recipients
providing investment promotion services hereunder are made aware the restrictions
set forth this clause and must include this clause all subcontracts and other subagreements entered into hereunder.
Contract Insurance Requirement the extent that host government partner enters into contracts expressly approved
the U.S. government, the host country government partner shall ensure that its
contractors subcontractors (a) provide, before commencing performance under any
contracts subcontracts funded under this agreement, such workers compensation
insurance security required HHS/CDC and (b) continue maintain such
insurance until performance completed. The host country government partner shall
insert, all contracts and subcontracts under this agreement, clause similar this
clause (including this sentence) imposing upon those contractors and subcontractors the
obligation obtain workers compensation insurance security required
HHS/CDC.
Source and Nationality and Other Procurement Restrictions
Disbursements will used exclusively finance the costs goods and services
required for this Agreement [in accordance with CFR 228, and] having their source
and nationality countries [included Geographic Code [937 935] [identified subsection below], except HHS/CDC may otherwise agree writing and
follows: Ocean transportation costs must financed under the Agreement only
vessels under flag registry [countries included Code 935] [the following
countries: LIST. Also see subsection below use U.S.-flag vessels. Any motor vehicles financed under the Agreement will United States
manufacture, except HHS/CDC may otherwise agree writing.
The nationality the contractor providing ocean and air shipping services will
deemed the ocean vessels aircrafts country registry the time shipment.
Provisions concerning restricted and ineligible goods and services may provided
subsequent written communications between the parties. Special procurement rules
apply agricultural commodities, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and fertilizer, none
which may procured without advance written consent HHS/CDC.
Transportation air property persons financed under this agreement will
carriers holding United States certification the extent service such carriers
available under the Fly America Act. This requirement may further described
HHS/CDC subsequent written communications between the parties.
Eligibility Date. goods services may financed under the Agreement which are
procured pursuant orders contracts firmly placed entered into prior the date
this Agreement, except the Parties may otherwise agree writing.
Eligible countries for procurement: HHS/CDC identify for specific agreement.
Transportation addition the requirements subsection above, costs ocean air
transportation and related delivery services may not financed under this
Agreement, the costs are for transportation under ocean vessel air charter
which has not received prior HHS/CDC approval. Unless HHS/CDC determines that privately owned U.S. -flag commercial ocean
vessels are not available fair and reasonable rates for such vessels,
otherwise agrees writing: least fifty percent (50%) the gross tonnage all goods (computed
separately for dry bulk carriers, dry cargo liners and tankers) financed
HHS/CDC which may transported ocean vessels will transported privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels; and least fifty percent (50%) the gross freight revenue generated all
shipments financed HHS/CDC and transported the territory the
Recipient dry cargo liners shall paid for the benefit
privately owned U.S.-flag commercial vessels. Compliance with the
requirements (1) and (2) this subsection must achieved with
respect both any cargo transported from U.S. ports and any cargo
transported from non-U.S. ports, computed separately.
Environmental Impact Statement
HHS/CDC and the Applicant agree implement the Project conformance with the regulatory
and legal requirements the Partner Country environmental legislation and HHS/CDC
environmental policies.
The Applicant required create and follow environmental mitigation plan and
report (EMPR) for each thematic area covered this agreement. The EMPR shall
include the following: Coversheet; Narrative with project specific information, including level effort; Annexes:
Environmental Screening Form (Table 1);
Identification Mitigation Plan (Table 2);
Environmental Monitoring and Tracking Table (Table 3); Photos and Maps, appropriate.
The EMPR will capture potential environmental impacts and also inform whether
supplemental Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) required and should
completed and submitted HHS/CDC.
Attribution PEPFAR
All PEPFAR-related accepted abstracts presented implementing partners during any
conference (regardless conference/meeting size) must attributed PEPFAR. All
posters must include the PEPFAR logo well the following language: This research
has been supported the President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
through HHS/CDC under the terms CDC-RFA-GH19-1936.
PEPFAR Branding
All PEPFAR-funded programs activities must adhere PEPFAR branding guidance,
which includes guidance the use the PEPFAR logo and/or written attribution
PEPFAR. PEPFAR branding guidance can found http://www.pepfar.gov/reports
/guidance/branding/index.htm
Using PEPFAR funds for Implementing Partners (IPs) and Partner Government Officials
IPs are required notify their Project Officer immediately upon abstract acceptance. Once
accepted, IPs are required submit written justification their Project Officer stating the
rationale for seeking support attend the conference. IPs with accepted oral posters oral
abstracts for presentations that give clear attribution PEPFAR may authorized use
PEPFAR funds for travel providing that funds are available for travel. Funds for travel must
drawn from existing agreement with the and not from PEPFAR country program
management and operations budget. IPs must obtain prior approval from their respective Project
Officer for participation and availability and use funds.
PEPFAR partner government officials who wish attend any large conference using PEPFAR
funds must submit requests the Project Officer, who will work with this PEPFAR
Coordination office in-country, the designated PEPFAR Point Contact countries
without Coordinators. Final decisions will made collaboration with the PEPFAR Deputy
Principals and responses will circulated Post.
Requirements for Voluntary Family Planning Projects family planning project must comply with the requirements this paragraph. project discrete activity through which governmental nongovernmental
organization Public International Organization (PIO) provides family planning
services people and for which funds obligated under this award, goods services
financed with such funds, are provided under this award, except funds solely for the
participation personnel short-term, widely attended training conferences
programs.
(3) Service providers and referral agents the project must not implement subject quotas other numerical targets total number births, number family planning
acceptors, acceptors particular method family planning. Quantitative estimates indicators the number births, acceptors, and acceptors particular method that
are used for the purpose budgeting, planning, reporting with respect the project
are not quotas targets under this paragraph, unless service providers referral agents the project are required achieve the estimates indicators.
(4) The project must not include the payment incentives, bribes, gratuities financial
rewards (i) any individual exchange for becoming family planning acceptor,
(ii) any personnel performing functions under the project for achieving numerical
quota target total number births, number family planning acceptors,
acceptors particular method contraception. This restriction applies salaries
payments paid made personnel performing functions under the project the
amount the salary payment increases decreases based predetermined
number births, number family planning acceptors, number acceptors
particular method contraception that the personnel affect achieve.
(5) person must not denied any right benefit, including the right access
participate any program general welfare health care, based the person
decision not accept family planning services offered the project.
The project must provide family planning acceptors comprehensible information about
the health benefits and risks the method chosen, including those conditions that might
render the use the method inadvisable and those adverse side effects known
consequent the use the method. This requirement may satisfied providing
information accordance with the medical practices and standards and health
conditions the country where the project conducted through counseling, brochures,
posters, package inserts. The recipient must notify CDC when learns about alleged violation the
requirements for voluntary family planning projects described paragraphs (3),
(4), (5), above. The recipient must investigate and take appropriate corrective action,
necessary, when learns about alleged violation and must notify CDC about
violations project affecting number people over period time that
indicate there systemic problem the project. The recipient must provide CDC such additional information about violations
CDC may request.
The Rule
The President Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) seeks promote sustainability for
programs through the development, use, and strengthening local partnerships. The
diversification partners also ensures additional robust capacity the local and national
levels. achieve this goal, the OGAC establishes annual funding guideline for grants and
cooperative agreement planning. Within each annual PEPFAR country budget, OGAC
establishes limit for the total amount U.S. Government funding for HIV/AIDS activities
provided single partner organization under all grant and cooperative agreements for that
country. For U.S. Government fiscal year (FY) 2019, the limit more than percent the
countrys FY2019 PEPFAR program funding (excluding U.S. Government management and
staffing costs), million, whichever greater. The total amount funding partner
organization includes any PEPFAR funding provided the partner, whether directly prime
partner indirectly sub-recipient. addition, subject the exclusion for umbrella awards
and drug/commodity costs discussed below, all funds provided prime partner, even
passed through sub-partners, are applicable the limit. PEPFAR funds provided
organization under contracts are not applied the percent/$2 million single partner
ceiling. Single-partner funding limits will determined PEPFAR after the submission the
COP(s). Exclusions from the percent/$2 million single-partner ceiling are made for (a)
umbrella awards, (b) commodity/drug costs, and (c) Government Ministries and parastatal
organizations. parastatal organization defined fully partially state-owned
corporation government agency. For umbrella awards, grants officers will determine whether award umbrella for purposes exception from the cap award-by-award basis.
Grants cooperative agreements which the primary objective for the organization make
sub-awards and least percent the grant used for sub-awards, with the remainder the
grant used for administrative expenses and technical assistance sub-recipients, will
considered umbrella awards and, therefore, exempted from the cap. Agreements that merely
include sub-grants activity implementation the award but not meet these criteria
will not considered umbrella awards, and the full amount the award will count against the
cap. All commodity/drug costs will excluded from partners funding for the purpose the
cap. The remaining portion awards, including all overhead/management costs, will
counted against the cap.
Applicants should aware that evaluation proposals will include assessment
grant/cooperative agreement award amounts applicable the applicant U.S. Government
fiscal year the relevant country. applicant whose grants cooperative agreements have
already met exceeded the maximum, annual single-partner limit may submit application
response this NOFO. However, applicants whose total PEPFAR funding for this country
U.S. Government fiscal year exceeds the percent/$2 million single partner ceiling the time award decision will ineligible receive award under this NOFO unless the U.S. Global
AIDS Coordinator approves exception the cap. Applicants must provide their proposals
the dollar value U.S. Government fiscal year current grants and cooperative agreements
(including sub-grants and sub-agreements) financed the Emergency Plan, which are for
programs the country(ies) covered this NOFO. For example, the proposal should state that
the applicant has $_________ FY2019 grants and cooperative agreements (for many fiscal
years applicable) the country(ies) covered this NOFO. For additional information
concerning this NOFO, please contact the Grants Management Officer for this NOFO.
The rule does not apply Brazil, Cameroon, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Central America
Regional Office, the Asia Regional Office because these countries are not required have
Country Operations Plan (COP) place.
Monitoring and Evaluation Section (SIMS)
HHS/CDC its designee will also undertake monitoring and evaluation the defined
activities within the agreement. The recipient must ensure reasonable access
HHS/CDC its designee all necessary sites, documentation, individuals and
information monitor, evaluate and verify the appropriate implementation the
Activities and use HHS/CDC funding under this Agreement, must require provision this effect all sub-awards contracts financed funds under this Agreement.
Where applicable, this includes support for, and response to, activities associated with
the Site Improvement through Monitoring System.
Monitoring Reporting and Evaluation
CDC programs must ensure that recipient Evaluation and Performance Measurement
Plan aligned with the strategic information guidance established OGAC and other
HHS/CDC requirements, including PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Reporting(MER) strategy and CDC Data for Partner Monitoring Program (DFPM). All
evaluations conducted with PEPFAR funds must submit evaluation report following
the format included Appendix PEPFAR Evaluation Standards Practice http
://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/247074.pdf.
Human Subjects Restrictions for PEPFAR Awards
All plans for data collection from persons personal records and for laboratory specimen
collection and testing that are expected result public reports will require protocols for
technical review and review institutional human subjects protection considerations CDC.
Funds for implementing these activities will restricted until all necessary institutional
protocol approvals have been obtained. Funds for preparatory activities (e.g., protocol
development, training, equipment, reagents, and site preparation) may provided prior
protocol approval. facilitate the early availability funding, the budget and narrative
should clarify which activities are preparatory.
Data collection protocols required for release human subjects funding restrictions must
submitted the DGHT Science Office within months notification such restrictions, but later than the end the first budget year. Requests for exceptions these deadlines will
need submitted writing the Grants Management Officer.
All protocol approvals should obtained later than the end the subsequent budget period
after the award continuation has been made, provided that the Recipient has not been granted exception the deadlines specified above.
18. Data Management Plan identified the Evaluation and Performance Measurement section, applications involving
data collection must include Data Management Plan (DMP) part their evaluation and
performance measurement plan. The DMP the applicant assurance the quality the
public health data through the data lifecycle and plans deposit data repository
preserve and make the data accessible timely manner. See web link for additional
information:
https://www.cdc.gov/grants/additionalrequirements/ar-25.html
19. Other Submission Requirements Electronic Submission:
Applications must submitted electronically using the forms and instructions posted for
this notice funding opportunity www.grants.gov. Applicants can complete the application
package using Workspace, which allows forms filled out online offline. All application
attachments must submitted using PDF file format. Instructions and training for using
Workspace can found www.grants.gov under the Workspace Overview option. Internet access not available the forms cannot accessed online, applicants may
contact the OGS TIMS staff 770- 488-2700 e-mail ogstims@cdc.gov, Monday
through Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., except federal holidays. Electronic applications will
considered successful they are available OGS TIMS staff for processing
from www.grants.gov the deadline date. Tracking Number: Applications submitted through www.grants.gov are time/date stamped
electronically and assigned tracking number. The applicant Authorized Organization
Representative (AOR) will sent e-mail notice receipt when www.grants.gov receives
the application. The tracking number documents that the application has been submitted and
initiates the required electronic validation process before the application made available
CDC. Validation Process: Application submission not concluded until the validation process
completed successfully. After the application package submitted, the applicant will receive
submission receipt e-mail generated www.grants.gov. second e-mail message
applicants will then generated www.grants.gov that will either validate reject the
submitted application package. This validation process may take long two business days.
Applicants are strongly encouraged check the status their application ensure that
submission their package has been completed and submission errors have occurred.
Applicants also are strongly encouraged allocate ample time for filing guarantee that their
application can submitted and validated the deadline published the NOFO. Nonvalidated applications will not accepted after the published application deadline date. you not receive validation e-mail within two business days application submission,
please contact www.grants.gov. For instructions how track your application, refer the email message generated the time application submission the Grants.gov Online User
Guide.
https:// www.grants.gov/help/html/help/index.htm? callingApp=custom#t=
Get_Started%2FGet_Started. htm Technical Difficulties: technical difficulties are encountered www.grants.gov,
applicants should contact Customer Service www.grants.gov. The www.grants.gov Contact
Center available hours day, days week, except federal holidays. The Contact Center available phone 1-800-518-4726 e-mail support@grants.gov. Application
submissions sent e-mail fax, CDs thumb drives will not accepted. Please note
that www.grants.gov managed HHS. Paper Submission: technical difficulties are encountered www.grants.gov, applicants
should call the www.grants.gov Contact Center 1-800-518-4726 e-mail them support@grants.gov for assistance. After consulting with the Contact Center, the technical
difficulties remain unresolved and electronic submission not possible, applicants may e-mail
CDC GMO/GMS, before the deadline, and request permission submit paper application.
Such requests are handled case-by-case basis. applicant request for permission submit paper application must: Include the www.grants.gov case number assigned the inquiry Describe the difficulties that prevent electronic submission and the efforts taken with
the www.grants.gov Contact Center submit electronically; and received via e-mail the GMS/GMO listed below least three calendar days before
the application deadline. Paper applications submitted without prior approval will not
considered. paper application authorized, OGS will advise the applicant specific
instructions for submitting the application (e.g., original and two hard copies the
application U.S. mail express delivery service). Review and Selection Process Review and Selection Process: Applications will reviewed three phases Phase Review
All applications will initially reviewed for eligibility and completeness CDC Office
Grants Services. Complete applications will reviewed for responsiveness the Grants
Management Officials and Program Officials. Non-responsive applications will not advance
Phase review. Applicants will notified that their applications did not meet eligibility and/or
published submission requirements. Phase Review review panel will evaluate complete, eligible applications accordance with the criteria
below. Approach
ii. Evaluation and Performance Measurement
iii. Applicant Organizational Capacity Implement the Approach
Not more than thirty days after the Phase review completed, applicants will notified
electronically their application does not meet eligibility published submission
requirements. Approach
Maximum Points:35
Does the application include overall strategy and specific evidence based, realistic,
achievable, measurable, and culturally appropriate activities for meeting the proposed
outcomes?
ii. Evaluation and Performance Measurement
Maximum Points:30
Does the evaluation and performance measurement plan appropriately address the components
specified this announcement (i.e. key evaluation questions, types evaluations
conducted, performance measures (i.e., indicators), how often performance measures must
reported, how evaluation and performance measurement will track how target populations are
affected NOFO strategies, how evaluation findings and performance measures will used
and yield findings demonstrate the value the NOFO, and how results will disseminated)?
iii. Applicants Organizational Capacity Implement the
Maximum Points:35
Approach
Does the applicant demonstrate experience and capacity achieve the goals this NOFO?
the management structure for the project sufficient for the administration and management
the proposed activities, and manage the resources the program, prepare reports, audit
expenditures, and produce, collect, and analyze performance data?
Budget
Budget (reviewed not scored) the itemized budget for conducting the project, along with justification, reasonable and
consistent with stated objectives and planned program activities? the budget itemized, well
justified and consistent with the goals the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief?
applicable, are there reasonable costs per client reached for both year one and later years the
project? Phase III Review
Review risk posed applicants.
Prior making Federal award, CDC required U.S.C. 3321 and U.S.C. 2313
review information available through any OMB-designated repositories government-wide
eligibility qualification financial integrity information appropriate. See also suspension
and debarment requirements CFR parts 180 and 376. accordance U.S.C. 2313, CDC required review the non-public segment the OMBdesignated integrity and performance system accessible through SAM (currently the
Federal Recipient Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS)) prior making
Federal award where the Federal share expected exceed the simplified acquisition
threshold, defined U.S.C. 134, over the period performance. minimum, the
information the system for prior Federal award recipient must demonstrate satisfactory
record executing programs activities under Federal grants, cooperative agreements,