National Resource Center for HIV Prevention Among Adolescents

To provide online access to practical tools and resources for service providers, community-based organizations, and professionals who serve adolescents who reside in communities with high HIV prevalence and are at-risk based on a variety of issues.

Specifically, the web-based resource center
will support and promote interventions and strategies to better integrate HIV prevention services focused on adolescents within racial and ethnic minorities through the promotion of evidenced-based programs and best practices, linkages to training and technical assistance opportunities, research, and consultation.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-453-2846.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Jsi Research And Training Institute, Inc. $ 700,000   2015-07-012018-06-30
Jsi Research And Training Institute, Inc. $ 349,593   2015-07-012018-06-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding will allow for development and expansion of a resource center website to promote practical strategies for community-based service providers, which include interactive multimedia and additional resources to move youth-serving professionals toward implementation of evidence-based and evidence-informed interventions and best practices targeted to adolescents.

Grant funds may not be used for: Building alterations or renovations; Construction; Fund-raising activities; Job training; Political education and lobbying; Vocational rehabilitation.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public organizations (including city, county, regional and State government) and private nonprofit entities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Service providers, community-based organizations, and professionals who serve adolescents who reside in communities with high HIV prevalence and are at-risk. Public organizations and private nonprofit entities and institutes of higher education.

Credentials/Documentation

A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. Allowability of costs charged to the grant will be determined in accordance with the following Cost Principles: OMB Circular No. A-21 for educational institutions, OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations, OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply, applicants must access the announcement thru www.grants.gov. Enter the CFDA# and follow the website instructions. Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be accepted for review. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will be deemed ineligible and not reviewed. Applications may only be submitted electronically via www.grants.gov. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review.

Award Procedures

Application will be screened upon receipt. Those that are deemed to be ineligible will be returned to the applicant. Accepted applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel of independent experts who make recommendations for action to the Office of Adolescent Health. After considering the recommendation of this panel, the Director of the Office of Adolescent Health makes the final decision on the funding of applications. All applicants are notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. A Notice of Award is issued for those applications that are approved and funded.

Deadlines

Jul 01, 2015 to Jun 30, 2018 The one grant funded through this program was awarded on July 1, 2015 and is funded through June 30, 2018. No additional awards are expected until 2018. Continued annual funding for the current grantee beyond the first year of the grant is generally level with initial award amount and is contingent upon the availability of funds, satisfactory progress of the project, and adequate stewardship of Federal funds.

Authorization

The statutory authority for awards under this Funding Opportunity Announcement is contained in Section 1708 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300u-7).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants may not exceed 3 years (subject to the availability of funds). Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantee must submit mid-year progress reports and yearly program reports on progress to the project officer.

Grantees must submit quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports to Payment Management Services due on one of the standard due dates on which cash reporting is required or at the end of a calendar quarter.

The FFR is due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Grantees must submit semi-annual progress reports to the Office of Adolescent Health and the Office of Grants Management.

Grantees must submit quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports to the Office of Grants Management 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter and an annual FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period/project period end date.

Reports are to be submitted electronically through GrantSolutions.

Project officer to conduct technical reviews of mid-year continuation applications and annual progress reports and provide a report to the grantee.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records

HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 74.53 and 45 CFR, Part 92, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a project period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0120-0-1-551.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $350,000; FY 17 est $350,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

OAH awarded one (1) cooperative agreement up to $350,000 per year in FY15 for up to three (3) years contingent upon the availability of funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Program Contact: Ms. Evelyn Kappeler, Acting Director, Office of Adolescent Health, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of the Secretary, Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-453-2846.

Headquarters Office

Eric C. West Tower Building Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: eric.west@hhs.gov Phone: (240) 453-8822

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants must demonstrate: (1) experience in the design, development, implementation, successful completion and evaluation of resource center activities, and experience with HIV/AIDS prevention among adolescents, (2) extensive experience in technical assistance and capacity building with a proven record of success, (3) a history of engaging in partnerships and networks with other organizations with a similar mission and focus. Proposed projects must include the following: (1) Develop and deploy a plan to specifically identify and highlight the resource needs of young men who have sex with men (MSM), especially young MSM of color, (2) Seek partnerships with HRSA/HAB and OMH, (3) Enhance partnership with HIV.gov (formerly known as AIDS.gov) to increase the profile of the National Resource Center, (4) Develop practical tools and resources that promote the retention of adolescents along the HIV Care Continuum.



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