[Federal Register Volume 69, Number 150 (Thursday, August 5, 2004)]
[Pages 47440-47445]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 04-17835]



Office of the Secretary

Funding Opportunity Title: Safe and Bright Futures for Children 


CFDA Number: 93.990.

DATES: Applications are due no later than September 9, 2004.

SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 
2004 grant funds for the Safe and Bright Futures for Children 
Initiative--a program to diminish the damaging effects of domestic 
violence on children and adolescents and to stop the cycles of abuse 
and intentional injury. Approximately $2.2 million in funding is 
available on a competitive basis for a maximum of up to 30 grants for 
Phase One of the Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative. Phase 
One consists of 2 years strategic planning (as outlined in Application 
and Submission Information--Section IV). It is expected that the first 
year award will begin on or about September 30, 2004 and will be for a 
12-month budget period. The second year award will require a non-
competing continuation application and be made on or about September 
30, 2005, depending on grantee performance and availability of funds 
and be for a 12-month budget period. Each grantee will be funded 
approximately $ 75,000 each year of the 2-year project period. 
Applicants must demonstrate direct experience with domestic violence 
prevention or show ability to partner with relevant domestic violence 
prevention community agencies. Phase Two--Safe and Bright Futures for 
Children Implementation Grants--will be competitively awarded, under a 
separate announcement, to approximately 8 of the Phase One planning 
grantees in FY 2006. It is anticipated that approximately $500,000 a 
year for each of the three years, depending on availability of funds, 
will be awarded. Implementation plans, as developed in the planning 
years would be submitted as a competing application for objective 
competitive peer review; implementation (continuation) funding will be 
contingent on peer review approval, score, and award preferences 

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) of the Department of 
Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces the availability of funds 
for FY 2004 and requests applications for grants for Phase One of the 
Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative--a program to diminish 
the damaging effects of domestic violence on children and adolescents 
and to stop the cycles of abuse and intentional injury.
    The OPHS is under the direction of the Assistant Secretary for 
Health (ASH), who serves as the Senior Advisor on public health and 
science issues to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human 
Services. The Office serves as the focal point for leadership and 
coordination across the Department in public health and science, 
provides direction to program offices within OPHS; and provides advice 
and counsel on public health and science issues to the Secretary.
    The prosperity of our nation rests upon the health of our children. 
Accordingly, securing a bright future must begin with ensuring the 
health and safety of our children. Of the many threats to their well 
being, one of the most devastating is the trauma experienced by 
witnessing parent conflict and the violation of safety and security in 
the home. Domestic violence is also a generational problem that 
perpetuates a dangerous cycle of both abusers and victims of abuse. As 
such, it is important to recognize that the primacy of safety first for 
children relies on providing safety and assistance to the non-abusing 
parent or primary caregiver, in ending violence in the home. Providing 
safety and preventive or intervention services to the non-abusing 
caregiver(s) and teaching children and adolescents by example that it 
is unacceptable to resolve the problems of life by violent means is 
essential for their well-being.
    Too often children who reside in homes where domestic violence 
occurs are not identified; when they are, they do not receive the 
necessary and appropriate help, either related to the trauma 
surrounding the precipitating event or with regard to long term follow-
up and follow-through needs. The systems of support for battered 
parents/caregivers and the systems of accountability for those 
perpetrating interpersonal violence are often not well geared for 
addressing the developmental, social, emotional, or behavioral needs of 
children or adolescents. New promising approaches for working with 
children exposed to violence and their parents/caregivers are emerging. 
This initiative seeks to encourage communities to plan for, develop, 
implement and sustain a coordinated system of prevention, intervention, 
treatment, and follow-through services for children who have witnessed 
or been exposed to domestic violence and their families.
    The Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative is a multi-
agency collaboration within the DHHS which builds on the President's 
existing efforts to combat violence against women and families. 
Resources will be competitively available to support the implementation 
of projects that will become models of community prevention and 
intervention for children/adolescent who are witnesses of or those 
exposed to domestic

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violence. The initiative will support coordination of services, 
necessary expansion or enhancement of services at the community or 
regional level which are age-appropriate, culturally- and 
linguistically-appropriate. The initiative will build on community 
assets and strengthen collaborations between local government, and 
community- and/or faith-based programs that can prevent or intervene, 
identify, assess, treat, and provide follow-up services to the target 
population. It is anticipated and intended that proceeds from the 
``Stop Family Violence'' semi postal stamp, released in 2003, will be 
used for this initiative in fiscal years 2006-2009.
    In order to produce the coordinated system and service enhancement 
design, grantees will be required to accomplish tasks based on 
strategic planning that targets specific child/adolescent service 
outcomes which are community specific and appropriate for the 
population to be served. This initiative and planning phase also 
provides a vehicle for communities to integrate existing Federal 
programs focused on this population. (Applicants are directed to http://harvester.census.gov/CFFR/index.html to identity existing Federal 
programs in their areas).
    This DHHS-sponsored Safe and Bright Futures for Children Initiative 
is announced in concert with a related activity being undertaken by the 
Department of Justice (DOJ) which also supports the President's 
domestic violence prevention efforts. The DOJ will award grants to 12 
communities for the creation of Family Justice Centers to provide 
medical care, counseling, law enforcement, social services, employment 
assistance, and housing assistance together in one location. To the 
extent applicable, communities that receive a Safe and Bright Futures 
for Children grant, will be required to demonstrate linkage with a DOJ-
sponsored Family Justice Center either as a planning partner or during 
the implementation phase of this initiative.

Program Statutes

    Sections 1701-1704 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act authorize 
the Secretary to undertake and support, through improved planning and 
implementation of tested models and evaluation of results, effective 
and efficient programs respecting health information and health 
promotion, preventive health services, and the education in the 
appropriate use of health care. Additional applicable program 
authorities of the Department of Health and Human Services relevant to 
the implementation of this activity include: Sections 301 (general 
authority), 392(b), 393 (relating to violence prevention) and 501(d) 
(relating to substance abuse prevention and treatment and mental health 
services) of the PHS Act. Title V of the Social Security Act (relating 
to maternal and child health) is also applicable.

II. Award Information

    Funding Instrument Type: Grant.
    Anticipated Total Funding: $2,200,000.00.
    Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 30.
    Amount of Individual Awards: Up to $75,000.00.
    Project Period for Award: 24 months.
    Anticipated Start Date: September 30, 2004.

III. Eligibility Information

1. Eligible Applicants

    To qualify for funding, an applicant must be a public or private 
non-profit entity, including but not limited to child/adolescent-
serving local government agency, community-based or faith-based entity 
or organization located in a State or U.S. Territory, or Federally 
recognized Tribe or Tribal Organization. States may only apply on 
behalf of a coalition of entities for a State-defined community to 
develop or enhance a community system. Since this initiative is 
intended to be a community effort with focus on diminishing the impact 
of domestic violence, it is required that a primary partner be from the 
domain of service providers in a community that engage in domestic 
violence prevention or intervention services. Other organizations that 
are experienced in the areas of injury/violence prevention, protection, 
safety, identification, assessment and treatment of children and 
adolescents who have witnessed or been exposed to domestic violence and 
in working with victims and perpetrators, mental health providers with 
expertise in trauma-related services are encouraged to be included as 

2. Cost Sharing or Matching


3. Other

    Applicants are required to have a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal 
Numbering System (DUNS) number to apply for a grant or Cooperative 
Agreement from the Federal Government. The DUNS number is a nine digit 
identification number, which uniquely identifies business entities. 
Obtaining a DUNS number is easy and there is no charge. To obtain a 
DUNS number, access either the web site: https://www/dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html or call 1-866-705-5711. Be sure to click on 
the link that reads, ``DUNS Number Only'' at the right hand bottom 
corner of the screen to access the free registration page. Please note 
that registration via the web site may take up to 30 business days to 

IV. Application and Submission Information

1. Address To Request Application Package

    Application kits are available from and shall be submitted to the 
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and 
Science, Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, 
Rockville, MD 20853. Send the original and 2 copies of the complete 
application to this address. Application kits may also be obtained by 
calling the Office of Grants Management, (301) 594-0758 between the 
hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. For Further Programmatic Information 
Contact: Woodie Kessel, M.D., M.P.H., wkessel@osophs.dhhs.gov, 202-401-

2. Content and Form of Application Submission

    For this grant, applications must be submitted on the Form PHS-
5161-1 (Revised 07/00) and in the manner prescribed in the application 
kit. An applicant is advised to pay close attention to the specific 
program guidelines and general instructions provided in the kit.
    Applicants are required to submit an original application signed by 
an individual authorized to act for the applicant agency or 
organization and to assume for the organization the obligations imposed 
by the terms and conditions of the grant award. Applicants are required 
to submit an original application and two copies. Applications are 
limited to 25 double-spaced pages, not including appendices and be in 
12-point font. Appendices may include curriculum vitae and other 
evidence of organizational capabilities.
    Applications must include a one-page abstract of the proposed 
project. The abstract will be used to provide reviewers with an 
overview of the application, and will form the basis for the 
application summary in grants management documents.
    It is the practice of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health 
Promotion (ODPHP), in the Office of Public Health and Science, to 
maintain a summary of grants and to post this information on the ODPHP 
web site.

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The abstract will be used as the basis for this posting and for other 
requests for summary information regarding funded grants.
    Grantees under this program will implement a strategic planning and 
design process that yields a realistic coordinated service system model 
with service enhancements. The strategic plan will guide 
implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of ongoing modifications 
which will result from feedback and influence future system 
development. Applicants must address each of the areas below and in 
similar sequence in the application:
    Understanding of Methodologies for planning a continuous and 
coordinated system of identification, protection, and care for children 
and adolescents, including those with special needs, who witness or are 
exposed to domestic violence. Specifically, the applicant must address 
how it will:
    (a) Establish an inclusive and participatory format that ensures 
engagement in and acceptance of the planning process and specific 
outcome expectations by key community stakeholders, including but not 
limited to: e.g., domestic violence prevention and service providers 
and advocates, family members/caregivers, children and adolescents; 
community- and faith-based organizations; child protective services; 
schools; law enforcement/judicial system representatives, including 
Tribal courts where applicable; public and/or private practitioners 
from child welfare, health and behavioral health, schools; and agencies 
providing job training/placement and housing services. Applicants may 
utilize and build on an existing community/provider partnership or 
coalition. Where this is case, applicant must describe how the 
partnership will be expanded to include the required service providers 
(i.e., domestic violence prevention/intervention services) and address 
the requirements of this initiative. The applicant also must document 
its experience and success with planning of coordinated programs.
    (b) Design an approach to assessing need and organizing a 
coordinated system of intervention and care for children, adolescents 
and their families, including children with special needs and the non-
abusing primary caregiver(s), that includes mental health services such 
as child trauma services or victim counseling, child/adolescent/family 
counseling; protection and safety; health care services; substance 
abuse prevention and treatment services; and supportive and/or 
ancillary services (e.g., legal advocacy, transportation), important to 
meeting the comprehensive needs of the target population. In designing 
the approach to assess needs and coordinate services, attention should 
given to the cultural diversity and corresponding issues within the 
community, as well as developmental or social concerns for the target 
population, e.g., age, gender, sexual orientation, language, socio-
economic status.
    (c) Identify the evaluation parameters (as designated by the 
community) and outcome measures that will be used to determine the 
level of success of the implemented service system model (such as 
ranking priorities from among topics like access to services, rate of 
emergency department use, school success and connectedness, enhancing 
resilience, juvenile justice involvement, family stability, change in 
service capacity, and cost offsets) and its level of functioning (such 
as ranking priorities from topics such as client/community/staff 
satisfaction, identification and severity of diagnosis, financial 
stability). Note that both outcome and process evaluations should be 
considered in the planning effort. Identified evaluation processes 
should be evidenced-based and rely on current research, to the extent 
    (d) Describe how the collaboration will support non-offending 
parents (or primary caregivers) in seeking greater safety for their 
children and themselves as a step in the process of ameliorating the 
effects of domestic violence on children.
    (e) Develop a resource strategy, including cost offsets from other 
systems, that creates a realistic framework for implementation and 
shows how community agencies/stakeholders will obtain and invest 
various resources, both public and private, into the integrated 
services system model with a goal of financial sustainability.
    (f) To the extent applicable, identify and demonstrate 
collaboration and linkages with other related DHHS and Federal 
initiatives or programs in the applicant's community that address 
prevention, early intervention and treatment for children who are 
exposed to or witness domestic violence and their families, and how 
these programs will be incorporated into the planning process; how they 
will be involved with implementation; and their role with maintaining 
the established integrated model of coordinated care. (See http://harvester.census.gov/CFFR/index.html to access a listing of Federally-
supported programs in a community).
    The applicant should describe how the following dimensions will be 
addressed in the planning process:
    (a) Governance and executive leadership.
    (b) Coordination of organizational structures and staff; 
configurations of staff.
    (c) Operations and management; accountability.
    (d) Facilities and equipment; materials and supplies.
    (e) Financing and allocation of resources; blending of funds and 
resources; fiscal management; fiscal sustainability.
    (f) Legal and regulatory issues, including confidentiality and 
safety issues for the target population and non-offending parents or 
primary caregivers.
    (g) Involvement and interactions among diverse disciplines; human 
resources development and management; organizational culture and work 
climate; relationships with external care providers.
    (h) Education, training and supervision of clinicians, 
administrators, social workers, teachers, and support staff; needs of 
health professions students and professionals-in-training.
    (i) Information systems and medical record keeping including 
confidentiality of client/family information.
    (j) Quality assessment and strategies for improvement, evaluation 
(process and outcomes), and performance results.
    (k) On-going strategic planning for future development and growth; 
flexibility and ability to accommodate a changing environment should 
also be addressed.
    Understanding the issues of the target population and community as 
an essential part of planning for a coordinated services system model. 
Applicant will describe a vision of the existing and enhanced services 
for the target population based on the service needs and outcome 
expectations of the target community and describe the challenges, in 
terms of both opportunities and barriers, related to designing a 
coordinated system, filling service gaps, and sustaining a coordinated 
system, across the various child/adolescent-serving agencies which 
address the target population, including but not limited to: Police, 
emergency rooms, child welfare, family and juvenile court judges, child 
protective services, domestic abuse shelters, schools, and health and 
mental health service providers.

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Organization Capabilities/Resources Management Plan
    The applicant will demonstrate that it has the capacity to engage 
the relevant local agency stakeholders in the planning process. 
Application will address:
    (a) Experience with similar planning activities and experience with 
the target population of children, adolescents, and their families/
    (b) Experience of proposed leadership, including past endeavors 
that involved relationships with multiple stakeholders;
    (c) Commitment to developing and sustaining working relationships 
among key stakeholders, with the goal of designing and ultimately 
implementing a coordinated services program. The demonstration of 
explicit leadership commitment to this collaborative project will be 
established through jointly signed letters from the applicant 
organization with the directors of each participating agency/
organization. Each letter should state: (a) Which organization/agency/
program will be responsible for the grant award (that is, serve as the 
grantee and assume fiscal and managerial responsibility for the 
funding); (b) how planning and leadership will be organized; (c) 
commitment to full engagement in the planning process, and if selected 
for Phase Two of this initiative, full commitment to the future 
implementation of the developed integrated services system that was 
produced from the planning process. These letters should be contained 
in the Appendix, ``Letters of Agreement.''
    (d) Description of its organizational structure in relation to: 
sponsoring organizations, designated planning and support personnel, 
the target community, and specifically with regard to leading the 
planning in terms of: (1) Time frames for performance; (2) resources 
proposed for each task (e.g., staffing, consultants, collaborating 
agencies, facilities, equipment, information systems, and (3) a 
staffing/management plan.
    (e) How proposed planning activities will be monitored and tracked.
    (f) Description of contingency efforts that might be undertaken to 
implement the plan in part or as a whole if implementation funding is 
not available.
Experience of Key Personnel
    Applicant will describe qualifications and experience of the 
designated planning director and other key personnel as well as the 
qualifications and experience of staff from the partnering 
organizations, agencies and programs, consultants, and subcontractors. 
Resumes and/or curricula vitae should be included in Appendices.
    Applicant will submit a detailed budget on form SF-424a with 
complete budget justification for each line item in the budget 
categories of the application. See Form PHS-5161-1 (Revised 7/00). 
Budget should reflect appropriate costs of up to $150,000.00 for the 
entire 2 year planning process. Submit year 1 and year 2 budgets 
    Budget must reflect costs travel costs for up to 2 key personnel to 
attend one 2-day meeting in Washington, DC at mid-project period.

3. Submission Dates and Times

    To receive consideration, applications must be received by the 
Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Grants Management by 5 
p.m. EDT on September 9, 2004. Applications received after the exact 
date and time specified for receipt will not be accepted. The 
application due date requirement specified in this announcement 
supercedes the instruction in the PHS 5161-1. Applications submitted by 
facsimile transmission (FAX) or any other electronic format will not be 
accepted. Applications which do not meet the deadline or format 
requirements, specified under Content and Form of Application 
Submission, will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the 
applicant unread.

4. Intergovernmental Reivew

    Applicants under this announcement are not subject to the 
requirements of Executive Order 12372, ``Intergovernmental Review of 
Federal Programs.''

5. Funding Restrictions

    Funds cannot be used for construction or renovation, to purchase or 
lease vehicles or vans, to purchase a facility to house project staff 
or carry out project activities, or to substitute new activities and 
expenditures for current ones. The allowability, allocability, 
reasonableness, and necessity of direct and indirect costs that may be 
charged to OPHS grants are outlined in the following documents: OMB 
Circular A-21 (Institutions of Higher education); OMB Circular A-87 
(State and Local Governments); OMB Circular A-122 (Non-Profit 
Organizations); and 45 CFR Part 74, Appendix E (Hospitals). Copies of 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars are available on 
the internet at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/grants_circulars.html.

6. Submission Requirements

    Applications must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Officer of Grants 
Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, Maryland, 
20852; (301) 594-0758. Attention: Ms. Karen Campbell.

V. Application Review Information

1. Criteria

    Each application will be evaluated individually against the 
following criteria by a panel of independent reviewers appointed by 
OPHS. Before the review panel convenes, each application will be 
screened for applicant organization eligibility, as well as to make 
sure the application contains all the essential elements. Applications 
received from ineligible organizations and applications received after 
the deadline will be withdrawn from further consideration. Applications 
that do not conform to the requirements of this program announcement 
will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. 
Applications sent via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted 
for review. Applicants that meet the requirements of this program 
announcement will be notified by the Office of Grants Management. A 
panel of at least three reviewers will use the evaluation criteria 
listed below to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each 
application, provide comments and assign numerical scores. Applicants 
should address each criterion in the project application. The point 
value (summing up to 100) indicated the maximum numerical weight each 
criterion will be accorded in the review process.
Criterion 1: Planning Methodology (30 Points)
    The extent to which the applicant understands the methodologies for 
planning and designing an effective, organized and coordinated system 
of comprehensive services for children and adolescents, including those 
with special needs, who witness or are exposed to domestic violence, 
and their families.
    That applicant has demonstrated an inclusive and participatory 
process which involves the key community stakeholders, and includes a 
local provider(s) of domestic violence prevention and intervention 
services as a primary partner.
    If applicable, the appropriateness of using an existing partnership 

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coalition, its potential for successfully planning a coordinated system 
of services, as evidenced by documented experience and success with 
previous strategic planning, and how required service providers, not 
already a part of the existing partnership or coalition will be 
included. This includes linkage or collaboration with other related 
DHHS and Federal initiatives that address prevention, early 
intervention and treatment for children who are exposed to or witness 
domestic violence and their families and how they will be incorporated 
into the planning process, involved with implementation, maintaining 
the proposed model of care.
Appropriateness of Proposed Governance Structure
    The extent to which the proposed planning process will determine 
need and guide development of a coordinated services system that 
includes the required and supportive services to meet the comprehensive 
needs of the target population and with attention to age, development 
stages, racial/ethnic, cultural, language, gender, sexual orientation, 
socio-economic status and other community-specific issues identified in 
the proposed service model design.
    The extent to which applicant describes a process for developing an 
evaluation (of success) and reasonable outcome expectations and 
measures that the stakeholders will likely adopt and which define the 
proposed evaluation measures of the expected outcomes. Note that both 
outcome and process evaluations are to be a part of the planning 
    The adequacy and appropriateness of the proposed activities to 
develop a resource strategy which is likely to create a realistic 
framework for implementation and shows how community agencies/
stakeholders will obtain and invest various resources, both public and 
private, into the coordinated services system model with a goal of 
financial sustainability.
    The extent to which the methodology is appropriate to the 
applicant's community (will be able to address any problems and 
barriers associated with the community's current system for children 
and adolescents and their families) and can be relied upon to yield a 
clear description of a proposed system.
    The extent to which the proposed methodology accommodates a process 
for assessing the cost of the current and proposed services, including 
cost offsets from other systems.
Criterion 2: Organization Capabilities/Resource/Management Plan (25 
    The extent of applicant's previous experiences in designing 
integrated systems and/or integrated services models; those that have 
involved multiple stakeholders, especially with the organizations, 
agencies, and programs designated as partners to this activity.
    Stability of applicant organizational in terms of structure and 
history, including its relationships to the partnering organizations, 
among proposed personnel, with the target community, and its ability to 
obtain and sustain interagency coordination, collaboration and 
resources. The applicant should affirm the commitment of each 
collaborating and cooperating agency and describe the intended roles 
that each agency will play in planning.
    Applicant should describe its plan for monitoring and tracking 
planning activities.
    Feasibility of contingency efforts that might be undertaken to 
implement the plan in part or as a whole if implementation funding is 
not available.
Criterion 3: Qualifications and Experience of Key Personnel (20 Points)
    Qualification and experience of key personnel: Planning director; 
designated personnel from partnering organizations, agencies and 
programs; consultants and subcontractors, with domestic violence 
prevention/intervention programs and activities, especially those for 
children and adolescents who have been exposed to or witnessed domestic 
violence and their families.
Criterion 4: Management Plan (15 Points)
    Feasibility and appropriateness of the planning process in terms 
of: (a) Time frames, (b) adequacy and availability of resources (e.g., 
personnel, consultants, contractors, collaborating agencies, 
facilities, equipment, information technology resources), and (c) 
staffing plan, including how the primary staff reflect the target 
Criterion 5: Budget (10 Points)
    Appropriateness of budget and the justification in relation to the 
proposed activities.
    Reasonableness of costs and other necessary details to facilitate 
the determination of cost allowability and the relevance of these costs 
to the proposed planning process.
    Inclusion of appropriate travel costs for up to 2 key personnel to 
attend one 2-day meeting in Washington, DC at mid-project period.

2. Review and Selection Process

    Each application submitted to the OPHS Office of Grants management 
will be screened to determine whether it was received by the closing 
date and time.
    The results of a competitive review are a primary factor of the 
applications and, in light of the results of the competitive review, 
will recommend applications for funding to the ASH. The ASH reserves 
the option of discussing applications with other funding sources when 
this is in the interest of the Federal government. The ASH may also 
solicit and consider comments from Public Health Services Regional 
Office staff and others within DHHS in making funding decision. Final 
grant award decisions will be made by the ASH. The ASH will fund those 
projects which will, in his/her judgement, best promote the purposes of 
this program, within the limits of funds available for such projects.
Award Decision Preferences
    Final funding decisions for OPHS grants are the responsibility of 
the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH). In considering approved 
applications for funding, preferences may be exercised for groups of 
applications. Selection preference will be given to the approved 
applications, under this initiative, based on the following:
    Availability of funds.
    Evidence of non-supplantation of funds.
    Evidence of commitment by the identified stakeholders through 
letters of commitment which include the defined roles and 
responsibilities during the planning period.
    Evidence of formal coordination/collaboration with a Federal and/or 
non-Federal organization that has the recognized capacity to provide 
resources to support/assist in this project. Specifically, and to the 
extent applicable, linkage with a DOJ supported Family Justice Center.
    Equitable distribution of awards in terms of geography, project 
size, and rural/urban locality; including location of current HHS 

VI. Award Administration Information

1. Award Notices

    The OPHS does not release information about individual applications 
during the review process. When final decisions have been made, 
successful applicants will be notified by letter of the outcome of the 
final funding decisions. The official document

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notifying an applicant that a project has been approved for funding is 
the Notice of Grant Award (NGA), signed by the OPHS Grants Management 
Officer, which sets forth the amount of funds granted, the terms and 
conditions of the award, the effective date of the grant, the budget 
period for which initial support will be given, and the total project 
period for which support is contemplated. The OPHS will notify an 
organization in writing when its application will not be funded. Every 
effort will be made to notify all unsuccessful applicants as soon as 
possible after final decisions are made.

2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements

    In accepting this award, the grantee stipulates that the award and 
any activities thereunder are subject to all provisions in 45 CFR parts 
74 (non-governmental) and 92 (governmental) currently in effect or 
implemented during the period of the grant.
    The Buy American Act of 1933, as amended (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d), 
requires that Government agencies give priority to domestic products 
when making purchasing decisions. Therefore, to the greatest extent 
practicable, all equipment and products purchased with grant funds 
should be American-made.
    A Notice providing information and guidance regarding the 
``Government-wide Implementation of the President's Welfare-to-Work 
Initiative for Federal Grant Programs'' was published in the Federal 
Register on May 16, 1997. This initiative was designated to facilitate 
and encourage grantees and their subrecipients to hire welfare 
recipients and to provide additional needed training and/or mentoring 
as needed. The text of the Notice is available electronically on the 
OMB homepage at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb.
    The HHS Appropriations Act requires that when issuing statements, 
press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations, and other 
documents describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part 
with Federal money, grantees shall clearly state the percentage and 
dollar amount of the total costs of the program or project which will 
be financed with Federal money and the percentage and dollar amount of 
the total costs of the project or program that will be financed by non-
governmental sources.
Provision of Smoke-free Workplace and Non-Use of Tobacco Products by 
Recipients of PHS Grants
    The PHS strongly encourages all grant recipients to provide a 
smoke-free workplace and to promote the non-use of all tobacco 
products. In addition, Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 
1994, prohibits smoking in certain facilities (or in some cases, any 
portion of a facility) in which regular or routine education, library, 
day care, health care, or early childhood development services are 
provided to children.

3. Reporting

    A successful applicant under this notice will submit: (1) Semi-
annual progress reports; (2) a final progress report in the form of the 
Plan; and (3) a Financial Status Report in the format established in 
accordance with the provisions of the general regulations which apply 
under ``Monitoring and Reporting Program Performance,'' 45 CFR 74.51-
74.52, with the exception of State and local governments to which 45 
CFR part 92, Subpart C reporting requirements apply. Applicants must 
submit all required reports in a timely manner, in recommended formats 
(to be provided) and submit a final report on the project, including 
any information on evaluation results, at the completion of the project 
period. Agencies receiving $500,000 or more in total Federal funds are 
required to undergo an annual audit as described in OMB Circular A-133, 
``Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.''
Public Health System Reporting Requirements
    This program is subject to Public Health System reporting 
Requirements. Under these requirements, a community-based 
nongovernmental applicant must prepare and submit a Public Health 
System Impact Statement (PHSIS). The PHSIS is intended to provide 
information to State and local health officials to keep them apprised 
of proposed health services grant applications submitted by community-
based organizations within their jurisdictions.
    Community-based nongovernmental applicants are required to submit, 
no later than the Federal due date for receipt of the application, the 
following information to the head of the appropriate State and local 
health agencies in the area(s) to be impacted: (a) A Copy of the face 
page of the applications (SF 424), and (b) a summary of the project 
(PHSIS), not to exceed one page, which provides: (1) a description of 
the population to be served, (2) a summary of the services to be 
provided, and (3) a description of the coordination planned with the 
appropriate State or local health agencies. Copies of the letters 
forwarding the PHSIS to these authorities must be contained in the 
application materials submitted to the Office of Public Health and 

VII. Agency Contacts

    Grants Management Office Contact: Karen Campbell, Department of 
Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, OPHS 
Grants Management Office, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, 
Maryland, 20852. E-mail: Kcampbell@osophs.dhhs.gov; telephone: 301-594-
0758. Program Office Contact: Woodie Kessel, Department of Health and 
Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Disease 
Prevention and Health Promotion, Room 738-G Hubert H. Humphrey 
Building, 200 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC, 20201. E-mail: 
wkessel@osophs.dhhs.gov; telephone: 202-401-6295.

    Dated: July 30, 2004.
Cristina V. Beato,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and 
[FR Doc. 04-17835 Filed 8-4-04; 8:45 am]