Family Planning Service Delivery Improvement Research Grants


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 - None.

OASH-Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700 Rockville, MD 20852.

Phone 240-453-2828 OASH-Office of Grants Management Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550 Rockville, MD 20852.

Phone (240) 453-8822.
Website Address

http://www.hhs.gov/opa




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Guttmacher Institute, Inc. $ 1,200,000   2014-07-012019-06-30
Regents Of The University Of California, San Francisco, The $ 400,000   2016-07-012019-06-30
National Family Planning And Reproductive Health Association $ 0   2014-07-012017-06-30
Guttmacher Institute, Inc. $ 880,000   2014-07-012017-06-30
Guttmacher Institute, Inc. $ 0   2014-07-012017-06-30
National Family Planning And Reproductive Health Association $ 1,188,000   2014-07-012017-06-30
Altarum Institute $ 930,000   2014-08-012017-06-30
Guttmacher Institute, Inc. $ 0   2014-07-012017-06-30
Regents Of The University Of California, San Francisco, The-$ 211   2016-07-012017-06-30
Altarum Institute-$ 3,030   2014-08-012017-06-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 4 awards totaling $1,461,000. Fiscal Year 2017: 5 awards totaling $1,300,000. Fiscal Year 2018: unknown.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded to provide training to Title X project staffs; to improve utilization and career development of paraprofessional and paramedical manpower in family planning services, particularly in rural areas.

Funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.

Regulations and Program Guidelines: The regulations set out at 42 CFR part 59, subpart C, govern grants to provide training for family planning service providers.

Prospective applicants should refer to the regulations in their entirety.

Training provided must be consistent with the requirements for providing family planning services under Title X.

These requirements can be found in the Title X statute, the implementing regulations (42 CFR part 59, subpart A), as well as the following supporting documents, the Program Requirements for Title X-funded Family Planning Projects (Title X requirements) and the clinical recommendations, ?Providing Quality Family Planning Services ? Recommendations of CDC and the U. S. Office of Population Affairs,? (MMWR, April 25, 2014).

In addition, any training regarding sterilization of clients as part of the Title X program should be consistent with 42 CFR part 50, subpart B (??Sterilization of Persons in Federally Assisted Family Planning Projects??).

Copies of the Title X statute, applicable regulations, and Program Guidelines can be obtained by contacting the OASH Office of Grants Management, or may be downloaded from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) web site at http://www.hhs.gov/opa, and are provided in the application kit for this announcement.

Funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any public entity (city, county, local, regional, or State government) or private nonprofit entity located in a State (including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau) is eligible to apply for a grant under this program.

Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

All levels of government and nonprofit entities responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of family planning services; providers and recipients of family planning services; and the general public.

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-87 for State and local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit organizations. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply. 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. OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. All grant opportunities are posted on www.grants.gov and all applications must be submitted through grants.gov

Award Procedures

Applications will be screened upon receipt. Those that are judged to be ineligible will not be reviewed. Accepted applications will be evaluated by a technical review panel composed of independent experts. The final funding decision will be determined by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, DHHS, or their designee, who will take into consideration the recommendations of the review panel; programmatic needs, stated preferences; geographic location; and recommendations of DHHS Regional Health Coordinators. All applicants will be notified in writing of actions taken on their applications. Applications that are approved and funded will be issued A Notice of Award. .

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Title X of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, Section1005, as applicable, 42 CFR 59, Public Law 91-572.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. From 120 to 180 days/ From 90 to 270 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Projects are generally given commitments of funding for up to 3 years. Projects must submit a continuation application each non-competitive year, which includes at a minimum a progress report and evidence of plan compliance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Grants are generally approved for a project period of 3-5 years. Grants may be approved for a budget period not to exceed 12 months. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Annual Program reports are required.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted to Payment Management Services 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter.

Progress reports are required for each budget period.

Quarterly SF425 Federal Financial Reports must be submitted 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, 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 75.361 grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget 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

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,461,000; FY 17 est $1,300,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

2017 - $1,300,000 anticipated.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. OASH-Office of Population Affairs, Office of Family Planning Tower Building, 1101 Wootton Pkwy Suite 700 Rockville, MD 20852. Phone 240-453-2828 OASH-Office of Grants Management Tower Building 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550 Rockville, MD 20852. Phone (240) 453-8822.

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

Applications will be evaluated to determine which would best promote the purposes of the authorizing legislation, taking into account: Scientific merit and significance; competency of project staff; feasibility, reasonableness of proposed budget period relative to proposed research; adequacy of applicant's resources; amount of support required; adequacy of methodology; adequacy of the means for protecting against adverse effects upon humans, animals, or the environment (when applicable).



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