Mobilization For Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards

The National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) collaborates with federal partners to provide strategic direction for the coordination of the vaccine and immunization enterprise for the National Vaccine Plan (NVP) implementation http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/vacc_plan/2010%20Plan/nationalvaccineplan.pdf
NVPO
is looking to partner with an institution or organization to conduct research, monitoring or outcomes definition research related to vaccine safety.

The areas of research are specifically, but not limited to, predicting the safety profile of new vaccines during the early development stage, developing or modifying existing vaccines to improve their safety, conducting applied research that will have a direct impact on the current vaccine safety monitoring system, conducting research that will improve the safety profile of currently marketed vaccines, conducting research that will achieve consensus definitions of vaccine safety outcomes that could be utilized to collect consensus data in clinical research conducted globally.

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.

Regional Offices will be identified separately.



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The assistance can be applied to improving vaccine safety knowledge, improving the monitoring of adverse events following immunization, or improving the way vaccine safety data are collected and analyzed in clinical trials.

Examples of applicability are predicting the safety profile of new vaccines during the early development stage, developing or modifying existing vaccines to improve their safety, conducting applied research that will have a direct impact on the current vaccine safety monitoring system, conducting research that will improve the safety profile of currently marketed vaccines, conducting research that will achieve consensus definitions of vaccine safety outcomes that could be utilized to collect consensus data in clinical research conducted globally.

Funds are restricted from being used for the following: alterations or renovations; construction; fund-raising activities; job training; political education and lobbying; vocational rehabilitation.

Funds are restricted from being used for the following: alterations or renovations; construction; fund-raising activities; job training; political education and lobbying; vocational rehabilitation.

Estimated Funds Available for Competition: $7.7 million Anticipated Number of Awards: Category A ? 20 awards; Category B ? 15 Awards Range of Awards: Award range A: $50,000 to 75,000 Award range B: Between $50,001 and $500,000.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

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

Beneficiary Eligibility

All children, women (including pregnant women), and adults, including those underserved and minority populations in the US.

Credentials/Documentation

A nonprofit private entity must provide evidence of its nonprofit status. 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, 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 not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. 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

Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be ineligible will be returned without comment. Accepted applications will be reviewed for technical merit in accordance with PHS policies. Applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of experts. Final funding decisions will be determined by the OASH OWH, OMH, NVPO Office Director; taken into consideration are the recommendations of the review panel; program needs, stated preferences; geographic location; and recommendations of DHHS Regional Health Administrators. 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

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, National Vaccine Program Office , Executive Order Section 1702(a) [42 U.S.C. 300u-1(a)] and Section 1703(a) and (c) [42 U.S.C. 300u-2(a) and (c)] of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Renewal awards may be approved pending availability of funding, and evidence of satisfactory progress and compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

CATEGORY A ($50,000 to $75,000) Funding (1year, including a 12 month option to extend to 24 months) CATEGORY B (not to exceed $500,000) Funding (3 year project period) Annual increments by budget period for Project A and B. Grants may not exceed 3 years (subject to the availability of funds). Payments will be made either on a monthly cash request basis or under the Electronic Transfer System. Necessary instructions for the appropriate type of payment will be issued at the time an award is made. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

See FOA.

Each grantee will submit 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.

Quarterly, Annual Progress and Final Report.

A revised work plan must be submitted each year to indicate any service and/or partnership revisions.

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.

A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.

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, sub-grantee, 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

(Project Grants) FY 16 $2,428,998; FY 17 Estimate Not Available(Exp: No funds awarded in FY 2017); and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - Program ended in 2017.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Estimated Funds Available for Competition: $7.7 million Anticipated Number of Awards: Category A ? 20 awards; Category B ? 15 Awards Range of Awards: Award range A: $50,000 to 75,000 Award range B: Between $50,001 and $500,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Regional Offices will be identified separately.

Headquarters Office

Brenda C. Donaldson Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Brenda.Donaldson@hhs.gov Phone: 2404538442

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Please see FOA.



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