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ARRA - Prevention and Wellness – Communities Putting Prevention to Work Funding Opportunities Announcement (FOA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ARRA Prevention and Wellness – Communities Putting Prevention to Work
Number: 93.724
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Program Information 

Program Number/Title (010):
93.724 ARRA - Prevention and Wellness – Communities Putting Prevention to Work Funding Opportunities Announcement (FOA)
Federal Agency (030):
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Authorization (040):
This program is authorized under section 301(a) and 317(k) 2) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 241(a) and 247b (k) 2311.
Objectives (050):
This funding was appropriated under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k) 2) to reduce Chronic Disease risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease, promote wellness, and better manage chronic conditions. This initiative will address the following:

• Increased levels of physical activity
• Improved nutrition (e.g. increased fruit/vegetable consumption, reduced
salt and transfats);
• Decreased smoking prevalence and decreased teen smoking initiation; and
• Decreased exposure to secondhand smoke.

Communities funded under this announcement will accomplish this by implementing population-based approaches such as policy, systems, and environmental changes across 5 evidence-based strategies – access, media, point of decision information, social support services, and price – in both schools and communities. Both components are necessary to achieve behavior change in youth that sustain from school settings into family and community settings, and supports sustaining healthy behavior into adulthood. Communities funded by this announcement will receive a menu of evidence-based interventions along with support and tools from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen and develop effective strategies tailored to their needs.

The cooperative agreements will address the “Healthy People 2010” focus areas of obesity, cardiovascular disease, tobacco, and educational and community-based programs; the Health Protection Goals of “Healthy People in Every Stage of Life” which states hat “all people, and especially those at greater risk of health disparities, will achieve their optimal lifespan with the best quality of health in every stage of life,” and “Healthy People in Healthy Places” which states that “the places where people live, work, learn, and play will protect and promote their health and safety, especially those at greater risk of health disparities.”.
Types of Assistance (060):
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Uses and Use Restrictions (070):
Of the $650 million, $409.9 million will support intensive community approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section “0.50” above. The use of and use restrictions are as follows: Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease, promote wellness, and better manage chronic conditions in the following areas; to increased levels of physical activity, improved nutrition (e.g. increased fruit/vegetable consumption, reduced
salt and transfats); decreased smoking prevalence and decreased teen smoking initiation; and to decreased exposure to secondhand smoke.
• Recipients may not use funds for research.
• Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
• Recipients may not generally use HHS/CDC/ATSDR funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment. Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
• The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.
• Recipients may not spend more than 10% of the total award on nicotine replacement therapy.
Eligibility Requirements (080)
Applicant Eligibility (081):
See Index.
Beneficiary Eligibility (082):
See Index.
Credentials/Documentation (083):
Applicants will be required to provide the following information:
• Demonstrate that they have a coalition in place with experience in promoting health promotion or prevention of chronic disease outcomes or experience that relates to improving chronic disease outcomes, including the capacity to influence policy, system and/or environmental changes in the community.
• Demonstrate that they have an existing community action plan in place related to improving behaviors that lead to chronic diseases through changing policy, systems and/or environment.
• Provide documentation that they have received a grant of sufficient size to indicate the ability to adhere to Federal ARRA requirements and to expend a large amount of funds in the project period outlined by the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative.
• Ensure that at least 50% of the total award is spent extramurally.
• Provide letters of support from school districts indicating support for implementing the YRBS survey for baseline and follow-up data. Successful applicants will also be required to meet quarterly benchmarks for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work Initiative. At the end of each quarter, the grantee will receive a score card that indicates the percentage of benchmarks being met (100%-70% of benchmarks = green; 70%-50% of benchmarks = yellow; less than 50% of benchmarks = red). OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
Application and Award Process (090)
Preapplication Coordination (091):
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 (092):
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants must download the SF424 application forms through Grants.gov/Apply.
Only the forms package directly attached to a specific Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be used.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms online, contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGOTIMS) staff. For this, or further assistance, contact PGO TIMS: Telephone (770) 488-2700, Email: PGOTIM@cdc.gov.

HHS/CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: TTY 770-488-2783.
Award Procedure (093):
All applications that are complete and responsive to this competitive funding opportunity announcement will be evaluated for programmatic and technical merit. Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified the application did not meet submission requirements.

An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in the funding opportunity announcement. The panel will be comprised of a primary, secondary, and tertiary reviewer that will score the applications and document their strengths and weaknesses. The applications will be scored against the criteria not against one another. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer.
Deadlines (094):
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time (095):
Not Applicable.
Appeals (096):
Not Applicable.
Renewals (097):
Not Applicable.
Assistance Consideration (100)
Formula and Matching Requirements (101):
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no matching requirement.
This program does not have MOE requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance (102):
Project Period: until April 30, 2012. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Post Assistance Requirements (110)
Reports (111):
Recipients of Federal awards from funds authorized under Division A of the ARRA must comply with all requirements specified in Division A of the ARRA (Public Law 111-5), including reporting requirements outlined in Section 1512 of the Act. For purposes of reporting, ARRA recipients must report on ARRA sub-recipient (sub-grantee and sub-contractor) activities as specified below. Not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, starting with the quarter ending June 30, 2009 and reporting by July 10, 2009, the recipient must submit quarterly reports to HHS that will be posted to Recovery.gov, containing the following information:
(a) The total amount of ARRA funds under this award; (b) The amount of ARRA funds received under this award that were obligated and expended to projects or activities; (c) The amount of unobligated award balances; (d) A detailed list of all projects or activities for which ARRA funds under this award were obligated and expended, including: (1) the name of the project or activity; (2) a description of the project or activity; (3) an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; (4) an estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and (5) for infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under this Act, and the name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment; ( e) Detailed information on any sub-awards (sub-contracts or sub-grants) made by the grant recipient to include the data elements required to comply with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-282). For any sub-award equal to or larger than $25,000, the following information will be required: (1) the name of the entity receiving the sub-award; (2) the amount of the sub-award; (3) the transaction type; (4) the North American Industry Classification System code or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number; (5) program source; (6) an award title descriptive of the purpose of each funding action; (7) the location of the entity receiving the award; (8) the primary location of performance under the award, including the city, State, congressional district, and country; and (9) a unique identifier of the entity receiving the award and of the parent entity of the recipient, should the entity be owned by another entity.
(f) All sub-awards less than $25,000 or to individuals may be reported in the aggregate, as prescribed by HHS.
(g) Recipients must account for each ARRA award and sub-award (sub-grant and sub-contract) separately. Recipients will draw down ARRA funds on an award-specific basis. Pooling of ARRA award funds with other funds for drawdown or other purposes is not permitted. (h) Recipients must account for each ARRA award separately by referencing the assigned CFDA number for each award. Additional reporting requirements will be detailed in Funding Opportunity Announcements and included in the award notice. Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of the project period. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. No expenditure reports are required. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. No expenditure reports are required. No performance monitoring is required.
Audits (112):
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Records (113):
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts . Financial records, supporting documentation, statiscdal records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42 requirements.
Financial Information (120)
Obligations (122):
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 12 $0; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available - Funding for ARRA awards were budgeted for a 2-year budget/project period, and funding was obligated in FY10.
Funding refelcts - DP09-912- 372,812,500 and Additional Aproved but unfunded award 29,400,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance (123):
No Data Available.
Program Accomplishments (130):
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature (140):
Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92

Information Contacts (150)
Regional or Local Office (151) :
None.
Headquarters Office (152):
Mike Waller, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: MNW1@cdc.gov Phone: (770) 488-5264.
Website Address (153):
No Data Available
Examples of Funded Projects (170):
Not Applicable.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals (180):
Funding would be specifically directed to state and local health departments for Evidenced-Based Clinical and Community-Based Prevention and Wellness activities. CDC will require state applicants to specifically address in their applications state plans for sustaining the impact of ARRA investments beyond the federal funding provided in the next 2 years. Specifically, states will need to demonstrate a continued plan for progress toward meeting HHS Action Plan prevention targets as demonstrated through reporting metrics outlined in the Plan. Other criteria will be listed in individual funding opportunity announcements.