Enhancing Healthcare Provider's Ability To Prevent Sexual Violence, 10639-10644 [05-4247]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices stations must conduct various engineering measurements to demonstrate that the antenna system operates as authorized. The data is used by station engineers to correct the operating parameters of an antenna. The data is also used by FCC staff in field operations to ensure that stations are in compliance with the technical requirements of the Commission’s rules. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–4252 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting Notice; Announcing a Partially Open Meeting of the Board of Directors The open meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2005. The closed portion of the meeting will follow immediately the open portion of the meeting. 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This TRC’s charge is to review contract proposals and provide recommendations to the Director, AHRQ, with respect to the technical merit of proposals submitted in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) regarding ‘‘Integrating CostEffectiveness Considerations in Health Policy Decisions’’. The RFP was published in the Federal Business Opportunities on December 20, 2004. The upcoming TRC meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2, FACA regulations, 41 CFR 101–6.1023 and procurement regulations, 48 CFR 315.604(d). The discussions at this meeting of contract proposals submitted in response to the above-referenced RFP are likely to reveal proprietary information and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. 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[FR Doc. 05–4180 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M BILLING CODE 6725–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Contract Review Meeting Enhancing Healthcare Provider’s Ability To Prevent Sexual Violence In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), Announcement Type: New. Funding Opportunity Number: RFA 05040. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10639 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.136. Key Dates: Letter of Intent Deadline: April 4, 2005. Application Deadline: May 3, 2005. I. Funding Opportunity Description Authority: This program is authorized under section 391(a)(1) and (2) of the Public Health Service Act and, 42 U.S.C. 280b(a)(1) and (2) and Section 393 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 280b–1a. Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is collaborating with its partners to better address sexual violence prevention within the health care sector. CDC and its partners have been discussing strategies for incorporating more of a health care focus into existing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities. SAAM, held each year in April, is an opportunity to engage providers and raise awareness about the devastating effects of sexual violence. CDC is interested in a variety of topics, including the impact of sexual violence on public health, the role of health care providers, and the importance of prevention. The agency is in the process of creating a five-year strategic plan for how SAAM activities can be used as a catalyst for addressing sexual violence prevention in the health care sector. All recommended activities will complement those already developed by partner organizations for advocates and the general public. Purpose: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 cooperative agreement funds to expand the capacity of national professional organizations to address the topic of sexual violence prevention within their constituency of licensed healthcare providers. The purpose of this funding is to support the creation of education and support materials that address sexual violence prevention within an organization that regularly provides professional development opportunities to its constituents. The products will foster the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for licensed healthcare providers to address sexual violence prevention in their practices. Research suggests that sexual violence is characterized by risk and protective factors across multiple domains of influence, as represented by the ecological model presented in the World Report on Violence and Health (Krug, et al., 2002). The domains of influence include individual, relationship, community, and society. Sexual E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 10640 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices violence prevention activities include those that are aimed at addressing the domains of influence of potential victims, perpetrators, and bystanders. Prevention strategies are often developed based upon the group for whom the intervention is intended. Using this type of differentiation, sexual violence interventions can again be divided into three categories: • Approaches that are aimed at groups or the general population, regardless of each individual’s risk for sexual violence perpetration or victimization (also called universal interventions). Groups can be defined geographically (e.g., entire school or school district) or by characteristics (e.g., ethnicity, age, gender). • Approaches that are aimed at those who are thought to have a heightened risk for sexual violence perpetration or victimization are also referred to as selected interventions. • Approaches that are aimed at those who have already perpetrated sexual violence or those who have been victimized are also called indicated interventions. The specific purposes of this funding are to: 1. Provide an opportunity for national professional organizations to expand their leadership role in addressing the prevention of sexual violence by disseminating the key concepts of prevention, the ecological model, and prevention strategies to licensed healthcare providers within their membership. Strategies will be differentiated into universal, selected, or indicated categories. An emphasis should be placed on primary prevention and universal or selected strategies. Primary prevention activities involve stopping sexual violence victimization or perpetration before it occurs. 2. Conduct organizational assessments to determine understanding of the impact of sexual violence; the relationship to and distinction from domestic violence; knowledge of risk and protective factors; and comprehension of primary prevention by healthcare providers within their constituency. 3. Develop tools, educational materials, and/or training based upon information obtained from the organizational assessments. The products should emphasize the primary prevention of sexual violence (stopping the initial victimization or perpetration). This program addresses the ‘‘Healthy People 2010’’ focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention. Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for the National VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Increase the capacity of injury prevention and control programs to address the prevention of injuries and violence. For the purposes of this program announcement the following definitions apply: Sexual violence: Sexual violence is ‘‘any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited to home and work (Krug et al., 2002). Prevention: Population-based and/or environmental/system level services, policies and actions that prevent sexual violence from initially occurring. Prevention efforts work to modify and/ or entirely eliminate the event, conditions, situations, or exposure to influences (risk factors) that result in the initiation of sexual violence and associated injuries, disabilities, and deaths. Additionally, prevention efforts seek to identify and enhance protective factors that may prevent sexual violence not only in at-risk populations but also in the community at large. Intervention: Services, policies and actions provided after domestic violence or sexual violence has occurred and may have the advantageous effect of preventing a re-occurrence of violence. Risk factor: Any factor that increases the likelihood that a person will experience sexual violence. Protective factor: Any factor that decreases the likelihood that a person will experience sexual violence. Providers: A person who is licensed to provide health or mental health care services. Examples include (but are not limited to) physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers. This announcement is only for nonresearch activities supported by CDC/ ATSDR. If research is proposed, the application will not be reviewed. For the definition of research, please see the CDC web site at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/ads/ opspoll1.htm. Activities: Awardee activities for this program are as follows: 1. Attend a two-day workshop on sexual violence prevention at CDC (Atlanta, GA) within two months of being funded. 2. Analyze recommendations for incorporating a health care focus into SAAM developed by experts working in the field of sexual violence prevention. 3. Research and demonstrate an understanding of the risk and protective PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 factors associated with sexual violence victimization and perpetration. 4. Conduct assessments, with guidance and direction from CDC, to determine knowledge of sexual violence, including risk/protective factors and its impact on health; understanding of the relationship between sexual violence and domestic violence; and comprehension of prevention concepts by healthcare providers within their membership. 5. Develop and pilot test tools, educational materials, and/or training based upon information obtained from the organizational assessments. Obtain feedback from CDC and its partners. The tools, materials, and/or training should emphasize the primary prevention of sexual violence (stopping the initial victimization or perpetration). 6. Disseminate the tools, educational materials, and/or training to healthcare providers within their membership. 7. Evaluate the impact of the tools, educational materials, and/or training developed on provider behavior and clinical service delivery. 8. Collaborate with CDC on an ongoing basis to ensure consensus and uniformity related to core measures, tools, and processes, through conference calls and traveling to required meetings, including training sessions, evaluation meetings, and project updates. 9. Collaborate with CDC and its partners, including the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, on activities specifically related to SAAM. 10. Submit required reports to CDC as scheduled. In a cooperative agreement, CDC staff is substantially involved in the program activities, above and beyond routine grant monitoring. CDC Activities for this program are as follows: 1. Plan a two-day workshop on sexual violence prevention at CDC (Atlanta, GA) for recipients within two months of the award(s) being funded. 2. Provide relevant information related to the purpose and activities of this program announcement. 3. Facilitate communication with partners including, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. 4. Provide technical assistance and consultation in the development and implementation of the assessment instruments. 5. Provide technical assistance and consultation in the development, pilot testing, and dissemination of the tools, educational materials, and/or training developed for healthcare providers. 6. Provide technical assistance and consultation in the evaluation of the impact of the tools, educational E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices materials, and/or training developed for healthcare providers. 7. Participate in meetings and conference calls. 8. Monitor the recipient’s performance of program activities and compliance with requirements. II. Award Information Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement. CDC involvement in this program is listed in the Activities Section above. Fiscal Year Funds: 2005. Approximate Total Funding: $100,000 (This amount is an estimate, and is subject to availability of funds.) Approximate Number of Awards: One. Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2005. Budget Period Length: 12 months. Project Period Length: Two years. Throughout the project period, CDC’s commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal Government. III. Eligibility Information III.1. Eligible Applicants Eligible applicants are national professional organizations that are nonprofit and non-governmental. Eligible applicants must have memberships consisting of professional and licensed healthcare providers. The mission of eligible applicants should relate to enhancing the professional growth of its membership, creating and maintaining professional standards, and advancing clinical practice. CDC is working to develop and enhance the skills of healthcare providers to prevent sexual violence amongst their clients. The funding for this cooperative agreement is intended to support the development of toolkits, training activities and other educational materials for healthcare providers around the primary prevention of sexual violence. Due to the short project period (two years), it is not possible for a constituency, or network of healthcare providers, to be developed. Eligible applicants should be professional organizations that are national in scope and already have a well-defined constituency of licensed healthcare providers. The term healthcare provider is broad and can apply to a variety of disciples (medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, etc.) Eligible applicants should also have a history of VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 conducting professional development activities with their constituents and be in a position to influence healthcare practice. This infrastructure would allow eligible organizations to develop educational products and disseminate them effectively to their constituents. For the reasons stated above, national professional organizations with a constituency of licensed healthcare providers are uniquely qualified to perform the tasks outlined in this cooperative agreement. III.2. Cost Sharing or Matching Matching funds are not required for this program. III.3. Other If you request a funding amount greater than the ceiling of the award range, your application will be considered non-responsive, and will not be entered into the review process. You will be notified that your application did not meet the submission requirements. Special Requirements: If your application is incomplete or nonresponsive to the special requirements listed in this section, it will not be entered into the review process. You will be notified that your application did not meet submission requirements. • Late applications will be considered non-responsive. See section ‘‘IV.3. Submission Dates and Times’’ for more information on deadlines. • The requested funding amount should not be greater than the ceiling amount of $100,000. • Note: Title 2 of the United States Code Section 1611 states that an organization described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engages in lobbying activities is not eligible to receive Federal funds constituting an award, grant, or loan. IV. Application and Submission Information IV.1. Address To Request Application Package To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 5161–1. Electronic Submission: CDC strongly encourages you to submit your application electronically by utilizing the forms and instructions posted for this announcement on www.Grants.gov, the official Federal agency wide E-grant Web site. Only applicants who apply online are permitted to forego paper copy submission of all application forms. Paper Submission: Application forms and instructions are available on the CDC Web site, at the following Internet PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10641 address: www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/ forminfo.htm. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO–TIM) staff at: 770–488–2700. Application forms can be mailed to you. IV.2. Content and Form of Submission Letter of Intent (LOI): Your LOI must be written in the following format: • Maximum number of pages: Two • Font size: 12-point unreduced • Single spaced • Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches • Page margin size: One inch • Printed only on one side of page • Written in plain language, avoid jargon Your LOI must contain the following information: • Number and title of this program announcement • Brief description of your organization • Description of membership (number of members, requirements for membership) • Brief description of previous or current organizational activities related to sexual violence or sexual violence prevention Application: Electronic Submission: You may submit your application electronically at: www.grants.gov. Applications completed online through Grants.gov are considered formally submitted when the applicant organization’s Authorizing Official electronically submits the application to www.grants.gov. Electronic applications will be considered as having met the deadline if the application has been submitted electronically by the applicant organization’s Authorizing Official to Grants.gov on or before the deadline date and time. It is strongly recommended that you submit your grant application using Microsoft Office products (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.). If you do not have access to Microsoft Office products, you may submit a PDF file. Directions for creating PDF files can be found on the Grants.gov Web site. Use of file formats other than Microsoft Office or PDF may result in your file being unreadable by our staff. CDC recommends that you submit your application to Grants.gov early enough to resolve any unanticipated difficulties prior to the deadline. You may also submit a back-up paper submission of your application. Any such paper submission must be received in accordance with the requirements for E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 10642 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices timely submission detailed in Section IV.3. of the grant announcement. The paper submission must be clearly marked: ‘‘BACK-UP FOR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.’’ The paper submission must conform to all requirements for non-electronic submissions. If both electronic and back-up paper submissions are received by the deadline, the electronic version will be considered the official submission. Paper Submission: If you plan to submit your application by hard copy, submit the original and two hard copies of your application by mail or express delivery service. Refer to section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements for submission address. You must submit a project narrative with your application forms. The narrative must be submitted in the following format: • Maximum number of pages: 25. If your narrative exceeds the page limit, only the first pages, which are within the page limit, will be reviewed. • Font size: 12 point unreduced • Double spaced • Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches • Page margin size: One inch • Printed only on one side of page • Held together only by rubber bands or metal clips; not bound in any other way. Your narrative should address activities to be conducted over the entire project period, and must include the following items in the order listed: • Abstract (one-page summary of the application, does not count towards page limit) • Relevant experience and expertise • Plan to conduct an assessment of organizational membership (including objectives, methods, and timeline) • Plan to develop tools, educational materials, and/or training for organizational membership (including objectives, methods, and timeline) • Capacity and staffing • Evaluation • Measures of effectiveness • Proposed budget and justification (does not count towards page limit) Additional information may be included in the application appendices. The appendices will not be counted toward the narrative page limit. This additional information includes: • Curriculum Vitaes and/or resumes • Job descriptions • Organizational charts • Examples of tools, educational materials, and/or training activities developed by the organization related to health topics other than sexual violence Letters of support You are required to have a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 www.dunandbradstreet.com or call 1– 866–705–5711. For more information, see the CDC Web site at: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/ funding/pubcommt.htm. If your application form does not have a DUNS number field, please write your DUNS number at the top of the first page of your application, and/or include your DUNS number in your application cover letter. Additional requirements that may require you to submit additional documentation with your application are listed in section ‘‘VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements.’’ IV.3. Submission Dates and Times LOI Deadline Date: April 4, 2005. CDC requests that you send a LOI if you intend to apply for this program. Although the LOI is not required, not binding, and does not enter into the review of your subsequent application, the LOI will be used to gauge the level of interest in this program, and to allow CDC to plan the application review. Application Deadline Date: May 3, 2005. Explanation of Deadlines: LOIs and Applications must be received in the CDC Procurement and Grants Office by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the deadline date. If you submit your LOI or application by the United States Postal Service or commercial delivery service, you must ensure that the carrier will be able to guarantee delivery by the closing date and time. If CDC receives your submission after closing due to: (1) Carrier error, when the carrier accepted the package with a guarantee for delivery by the closing date and time, or (2) significant weather delays or natural disasters, you will be given the opportunity to submit documentation of the carriers guarantee. If the documentation verifies a carrier problem, CDC will consider the submission as having been received by the deadline. This announcement is the definitive guide on LOI and application content, submission address, and deadline. It supersedes information provided in the application instructions. If your submission does not meet the deadline above, it will not be eligible for review, and will be discarded. You will be PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notified that you did not meet the submission requirements. Electronic Submission: If you submit your application electronically with Grants.gov, your application will be electronically time/ date stamped which will serve as receipt of submission. In turn, you will receive an e-mail notice of receipt when CDC receives the application. All electronic applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the application due date. Paper Submission: CDC will not notify you upon receipt of your paper submission. If you have a question about the receipt of your LOI or application, first contact your courier. If you still have a question, contact the PGO–TIM staff at: 770–488–2700. Before calling, please wait two to three days after the submission deadline. This will allow time for submissions to be processed and logged. IV.4. Intergovernmental Review of Applications Executive Order 12372 does not apply to this program. IV.5. Funding Restrictions Restrictions, which must be taken into account while writing your budget, are as follows: • Funds may not be used for research. • Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed. • Budgets for program year one should include travel costs for staff to attend a two-day planning and training meeting in Atlanta, Georgia with CDC and relevant partners. • Funding may not be used for construction. • Funding may not be used to purchase computer equipment and software, and internet connection equipment and software. • Funding may not be used to provide direct services to victims or perpetrators of sexual violence. • Funding may not be used for tertiary prevention or indicated strategies/efforts. If you are requesting indirect costs in your budget, you must include a copy of your indirect cost rate agreement. If your indirect cost rate is a provisional rate, the agreement should be less than 12 months of age. Guidance for completing your budget can be found on the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: http:// www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/ budgetguide.htm IV.6. Other Submission Requirements LOI Submission Address: Submit your LOI by express mail, delivery service, E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices fax, or E-mail to: Jennifer Middlebrooks, Project Officer, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop K–60, Atlanta GA 30341, Telephone: 770–488–4223, fax: 770– 488–1360, e-mail: jdanielson@cdc.gov. Application Submission Address: Electronic Submission: CDC strongly encourages applicants to submit electronically at: www.Grants.gov. You will be able to download a copy of the application package from www.Grants.gov, complete it offline, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov site. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. If you are having technical difficulties in Grants.gov they can be reached by E-mail at http:// www.support@grants.gov or by phone at 1–800–518–4726 (1–800–518– GRANTS). The Customer Support Center is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Paper Submission: If you choose to submit a paper application, submit the original and two hard copies of your application by mail or express delivery service to: Technical Information Management-RFA 05040, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. V. Application Review Information V.1. Criteria Applicants are required to provide measures of effectiveness that will demonstrate the accomplishment of the various identified objectives of the cooperative agreement. Measures of effectiveness must relate to the performance goals stated in the ‘‘Purpose’’ section of this announcement. Measures must be objective and quantitative, and must measure the intended outcome. These measures of effectiveness must be submitted with the application and will be an element of evaluation. Your application will be evaluated against the following criteria: 1. Relevant Experience (30 points) a. Does the applicant demonstrate experience providing leadership to a well-defined constituency of licensed healthcare providers? b. Does the applicant demonstrate experience in collecting and using organizational assessment data? c. Does the applicant demonstrate experience developing tools, educational materials, and/or training around health topics, including but not limited to sexual violence? 2. Plan to Conduct Assessment (25 points) a. Does the applicant include a detailed work plan, including a timeline for the first year? VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 b. Does the applicant provide clearly stated goals and corresponding objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-phased? c. Does the applicant describe how the organizational assessments will be conducted? 3. Plan to Develop Tools, Educational Materials and/or Training (25 points) a. Does the applicant include a detailed work plan, including a timeline for the first year? b. Does the applicant provide clearly stated goals and corresponding objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-phased? c. Does the applicant describe how the data from the organizational assessment will be integrated into the plan for developing tools, educational materials, and/or training? d. Does the applicant describe how the plan for creating tools, educational materials, and/or training will be developed? Does the applicant describe collaboration with CDC and its partners? Does the applicant describe how the products will be pilot tested? Does the applicant describe options for dissemination of the products? e. Does the applicant indicate a willingness to use primary prevention concepts (stopping initial victimization and perpetration)? Does the applicant indicate a willingness to use prevention strategies that are differentiated at the universal or selected level? Does the applicant make use of risk and protective factors? Does the applicant incorporate strategies that are aimed at addressing individual, relationship, community and societal factors, which are elements of the ecological model? 4. Capacity and Staffing (10 points) a. Does the applicant demonstrate existing capacity, infrastructure, and evidence of leadership to carry out the required activities? Does the applicant demonstrate an ability to effectively manage and implement the required activities? b. Does the applicant describe the responsibilities of individual staff members, including their level of effort and allocation of time? c. Does the applicant describe project staff and their relevant skills and expertise for their assigned tasks relative to this announcement? 5. Evaluation (10 points) a. Does the applicant provide a detailed description of the methods to be used to evaluate the project? This should include identification of baseline and follow-up measures. 6. Measures of Effectiveness (not scored) Does the applicant provide objective/ quantifiable measures regarding the PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10643 intended outcomes that will demonstrate the accomplishment of the various identified objectives of the cooperative agreement? 7. Proposed Budget and Justification (not scored) Does the applicant provide a detailed budget with complete line-item justification of all proposed costs consistent with the stated activities in the program announcement? Details must include a breakdown in the categories of personnel (with time allocations for each), staff travel, communications and postage, equipment, supplies, and any other costs? Does the budget projection include a narrative justification for all required costs? Any sources of additional funding beyond the amount stipulated in this cooperative agreement should be indicated, including donated time or services. For each expense category, the budget should indicate CDC share, the applicant share and any other support. These funds should not be used to supplant existing efforts. V.2. Review and Selection Process Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff, and for responsiveness by National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) staff. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified that their application did not meet submission requirements. An objective review panel comprised of CDC employees will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in the ‘‘V.1. Criteria’’ section above. In addition, the following factors may affect the funding decision: CDC seeks to fund organizations working with diverse types of healthcare providers. Therefore, two organizations working with the same or similar constituencies may not be funded. CDC will provide justification for any decision to fund out of rank order. V.3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates Anticipated Announcement Date: September 1, 2005 Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2005 VI. Award Administration Information VI.1. Award Notices Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 10644 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 42 / Friday, March 4, 2005 / Notices NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail. VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements 45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92 For more information on the Code of Federal Regulations, see the National Archives and Records Administration at the following Internet address: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-tablesearch.html. An additional Certifications form from the PHS5161–1 application needs to be included in your Grants.gov electronic submission only. Refer to http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/ PHS5161–1–Certificates.pdf. Once the form is filled out attach it to your Grants.gov submission as Other Attachments Form. The following additional requirements apply to this project: • AR–10 Smoke-Free Workplace Requirements • AR–11 Healthy People 2010 • AR–12 Lobbying Restrictions • AR–13 Prohibition on Use of CDC Funds for Certain Gun Control Activities • AR–15 Proof of Non-Profit Status Additional information on these requirements can be found on the CDC Web site at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/ funding/ARs.htm. VI.3. Reporting Requirements You must provide CDC with an original, plus two hard copies of the following reports: 1. Interim progress report, due no less than 90 days before the end of the budget period. The progress report will serve as your non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: a. Current Budget Period Activities Objectives. b. Current Budget Period Financial Progress. c. New Budget Period Program Proposed Activity Objectives. d. Budget. e. Measures of Effectiveness. f. Additional Requested Information. 2. Annual progress report, due 90 days after the end of the budget period. a. Current Budget Period Activities Objectives (for second six months of budget period.) VerDate jul<14>2003 19:07 Mar 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 b. New Budget Period Program Proposed Activity Objectives (provides updated logic models and narratives.) c. Measures of Effectiveness. d. Additional Requested Information. 3. Financial status report no more than 90 days after the end of the budget period. 4. Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days after the end of the project period. These reports must be mailed to the Grants Management or Contract Specialist listed in the ‘‘Agency Contacts’’ section of this announcement. VII. Agency Contacts We encourage inquiries concerning this announcement. For general questions, contact: Technical Information Management Section, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770–488–2700. For program technical assistance, contact: Jennifer Middlebrooks, Project Officer, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop K–60, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770–488–4233, E-mail: jdanielson@cdc.gov. For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact: James Masone, Grants Management Specialist, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770–488–2736, Email: zft2@cdc.gov. VIII. Other Information This and other CDC funding opportunity announcements can be found on the CDC Web site, Internet address: www.cdc.gov. Click on ‘‘Funding’’ then ‘‘Grants and Cooperative Agreements.’’ William P. Nichols, Director, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 05–4247 Filed 3–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–U DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10014] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (formerly known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA)), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. 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It aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a large-scale Web-based system for electronic delivery of health care services that complies with the date security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); assess impacts of telemedicine on the process of care for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes; assess impacts on diabetes related health outcomes; and assess the cost-effectiveness of the telemedicine intervention. The information collection seeks approval for an extension as the demonstration project enters Phase 2. 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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Enhancing Healthcare Provider's Ability To Prevent Sexual 
Violence

    Announcement Type: New.
    Funding Opportunity Number: RFA 05040.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.136.
    Key Dates:
    Letter of Intent Deadline: April 4, 2005.
    Application Deadline: May 3, 2005.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Authority: This program is authorized under section 391(a)(1) and 
(2) of the Public Health Service Act and, 42 U.S.C. 280b(a)(1) and (2) 
and Section 393 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 280b-1a.
    Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is 
collaborating with its partners to better address sexual violence 
prevention within the health care sector. CDC and its partners have 
been discussing strategies for incorporating more of a health care 
focus into existing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) activities. 
SAAM, held each year in April, is an opportunity to engage providers 
and raise awareness about the devastating effects of sexual violence. 
CDC is interested in a variety of topics, including the impact of 
sexual violence on public health, the role of health care providers, 
and the importance of prevention. The agency is in the process of 
creating a five-year strategic plan for how SAAM activities can be used 
as a catalyst for addressing sexual violence prevention in the health 
care sector. All recommended activities will complement those already 
developed by partner organizations for advocates and the general 
public.
    Purpose: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2005 cooperative 
agreement funds to expand the capacity of national professional 
organizations to address the topic of sexual violence prevention within 
their constituency of licensed healthcare providers.
    The purpose of this funding is to support the creation of education 
and support materials that address sexual violence prevention within an 
organization that regularly provides professional development 
opportunities to its constituents. The products will foster the 
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for licensed healthcare 
providers to address sexual violence prevention in their practices.
    Research suggests that sexual violence is characterized by risk and 
protective factors across multiple domains of influence, as represented 
by the ecological model presented in the World Report on Violence and 
Health (Krug, et al., 2002). The domains of influence include 
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violence prevention activities include those that are aimed at 
addressing the domains of influence of potential victims, perpetrators, 
and bystanders.
    Prevention strategies are often developed based upon the group for 
whom the intervention is intended. Using this type of differentiation, 
sexual violence interventions can again be divided into three 
categories:
     Approaches that are aimed at groups or the general 
population, regardless of each individual's risk for sexual violence 
perpetration or victimization (also called universal interventions). 
Groups can be defined geographically (e.g., entire school or school 
district) or by characteristics (e.g., ethnicity, age, gender).
     Approaches that are aimed at those who are thought to have 
a heightened risk for sexual violence perpetration or victimization are 
also referred to as selected interventions.
     Approaches that are aimed at those who have already 
perpetrated sexual violence or those who have been victimized are also 
called indicated interventions.
    The specific purposes of this funding are to:
    1. Provide an opportunity for national professional organizations 
to expand their leadership role in addressing the prevention of sexual 
violence by disseminating the key concepts of prevention, the 
ecological model, and prevention strategies to licensed healthcare 
providers within their membership. Strategies will be differentiated 
into universal, selected, or indicated categories. An emphasis should 
be placed on primary prevention and universal or selected strategies. 
Primary prevention activities involve stopping sexual violence 
victimization or perpetration before it occurs.
    2. Conduct organizational assessments to determine understanding of 
the impact of sexual violence; the relationship to and distinction from 
domestic violence; knowledge of risk and protective factors; and 
comprehension of primary prevention by healthcare providers within 
their constituency.
    3. Develop tools, educational materials, and/or training based upon 
information obtained from the organizational assessments. The products 
should emphasize the primary prevention of sexual violence (stopping 
the initial victimization or perpetration).
    This program addresses the ``Healthy People 2010'' focus area of 
Injury and Violence Prevention.
    Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the 
following performance goal for the National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Increase the capacity of injury 
prevention and control programs to address the prevention of injuries 
and violence.
    For the purposes of this program announcement the following 
definitions apply: Sexual violence: Sexual violence is ``any sexual 
act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or 
advances, or acts to traffic, or otherwise directed, against a person's 
sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their 
relationship to the victim, in any setting, including but not limited 
to home and work (Krug et al., 2002).
    Prevention: Population-based and/or environmental/system level 
services, policies and actions that prevent sexual violence from 
initially occurring. Prevention efforts work to modify and/or entirely 
eliminate the event, conditions, situations, or exposure to influences 
(risk factors) that result in the initiation of sexual violence and 
associated injuries, disabilities, and deaths. Additionally, prevention 
efforts seek to identify and enhance protective factors that may 
prevent sexual violence not only in at-risk populations but also in the 
community at large.
    Intervention: Services, policies and actions provided after 
domestic violence or sexual violence has occurred and may have the 
advantageous effect of preventing a re-occurrence of violence.
    Risk factor: Any factor that increases the likelihood that a person 
will experience sexual violence.
    Protective factor: Any factor that decreases the likelihood that a 
person will experience sexual violence.
    Providers: A person who is licensed to provide health or mental 
health care services. Examples include (but are not limited to) 
physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers.
    This announcement is only for non-research activities supported by 
CDC/ATSDR. If research is proposed, the application will not be 
reviewed. For the definition of research, please see the CDC web site 
at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/ads/
opspoll1.htm.
    Activities: Awardee activities for this program are as follows:
    1. Attend a two-day workshop on sexual violence prevention at CDC 
(Atlanta, GA) within two months of being funded.
    2. Analyze recommendations for incorporating a health care focus 
into SAAM developed by experts working in the field of sexual violence 
prevention.
    3. Research and demonstrate an understanding of the risk and 
protective factors associated with sexual violence victimization and 
perpetration.
    4. Conduct assessments, with guidance and direction from CDC, to 
determine knowledge of sexual violence, including risk/protective 
factors and its impact on health; understanding of the relationship 
between sexual violence and domestic violence; and comprehension of 
prevention concepts by healthcare providers within their membership.
    5. Develop and pilot test tools, educational materials, and/or 
training based upon information obtained from the organizational 
assessments. Obtain feedback from CDC and its partners. The tools, 
materials, and/or training should emphasize the primary prevention of 
sexual violence (stopping the initial victimization or perpetration).
    6. Disseminate the tools, educational materials, and/or training to 
healthcare providers within their membership.
    7. Evaluate the impact of the tools, educational materials, and/or 
training developed on provider behavior and clinical service delivery.
    8. Collaborate with CDC on an ongoing basis to ensure consensus and 
uniformity related to core measures, tools, and processes, through 
conference calls and traveling to required meetings, including training 
sessions, evaluation meetings, and project updates.
    9. Collaborate with CDC and its partners, including the National 
Sexual Violence Resource Center, on activities specifically related to 
SAAM.
    10. Submit required reports to CDC as scheduled.
    In a cooperative agreement, CDC staff is substantially involved in 
the program activities, above and beyond routine grant monitoring.
    CDC Activities for this program are as follows:
    1. Plan a two-day workshop on sexual violence prevention at CDC 
(Atlanta, GA) for recipients within two months of the award(s) being 
funded.
    2. Provide relevant information related to the purpose and 
activities of this program announcement.
    3. Facilitate communication with partners including, the National 
Sexual Violence Resource Center.
    4. Provide technical assistance and consultation in the development 
and implementation of the assessment instruments.
    5. Provide technical assistance and consultation in the 
development, pilot testing, and dissemination of the tools, educational 
materials, and/or training developed for healthcare providers.
    6. Provide technical assistance and consultation in the evaluation 
of the impact of the tools, educational

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materials, and/or training developed for healthcare providers.
    7. Participate in meetings and conference calls.
    8. Monitor the recipient's performance of program activities and 
compliance with requirements.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement. CDC involvement in this 
program is listed in the Activities Section above.
    Fiscal Year Funds: 2005.
    Approximate Total Funding: $100,000 (This amount is an estimate, 
and is subject to availability of funds.)
    Approximate Number of Awards: One.
    Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2005.
    Budget Period Length: 12 months.
    Project Period Length: Two years.
    Throughout the project period, CDC's commitment to continuation of 
awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of 
satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required 
reports), and the determination that continued funding is in the best 
interest of the Federal Government.

III. Eligibility Information

III.1. Eligible Applicants

    Eligible applicants are national professional organizations that 
are non-profit and non-governmental. Eligible applicants must have 
memberships consisting of professional and licensed healthcare 
providers. The mission of eligible applicants should relate to 
enhancing the professional growth of its membership, creating and 
maintaining professional standards, and advancing clinical practice. 
CDC is working to develop and enhance the skills of healthcare 
providers to prevent sexual violence amongst their clients. The funding 
for this cooperative agreement is intended to support the development 
of toolkits, training activities and other educational materials for 
healthcare providers around the primary prevention of sexual violence.
    Due to the short project period (two years), it is not possible for 
a constituency, or network of healthcare providers, to be developed. 
Eligible applicants should be professional organizations that are 
national in scope and already have a well-defined constituency of 
licensed healthcare providers. The term healthcare provider is broad 
and can apply to a variety of disciples (medicine, nursing, social 
work, psychology, etc.) Eligible applicants should also have a history 
of conducting professional development activities with their 
constituents and be in a position to influence healthcare practice. 
This infrastructure would allow eligible organizations to develop 
educational products and disseminate them effectively to their 
constituents.
    For the reasons stated above, national professional organizations 
with a constituency of licensed healthcare providers are uniquely 
qualified to perform the tasks outlined in this cooperative agreement.

III.2. Cost Sharing or Matching

    Matching funds are not required for this program.

III.3. Other

    If you request a funding amount greater than the ceiling of the 
award range, your application will be considered non-responsive, and 
will not be entered into the review process. You will be notified that 
your application did not meet the submission requirements.
    Special Requirements: If your application is incomplete or non-
responsive to the special requirements listed in this section, it will 
not be entered into the review process. You will be notified that your 
application did not meet submission requirements.
     Late applications will be considered non-responsive. See 
section ``IV.3. Submission Dates and Times'' for more information on 
deadlines.
     The requested funding amount should not be greater than 
the ceiling amount of $100,000.
     Note: Title 2 of the United States Code Section 1611 
states that an organization described in Section 501(c)(4) of the 
Internal Revenue Code that engages in lobbying activities is not 
eligible to receive Federal funds constituting an award, grant, or 
loan.

IV. Application and Submission Information

IV.1. Address To Request Application Package

    To apply for this funding opportunity use application form PHS 
5161-1.
    Electronic Submission: CDC strongly encourages you to submit your 
application electronically by utilizing the forms and instructions 
posted for this announcement on www.Grants.gov, the official Federal 
agency wide E-grant Web site. Only applicants who apply online are 
permitted to forego paper copy submission of all application forms.
    Paper Submission: Application forms and instructions are available 
on the CDC Web site, at the following Internet address: www.cdc.gov/od/
pgo/forminfo.htm.
    If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have 
difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC 
Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section 
(PGO-TIM) staff at: 770-488-2700. Application forms can be mailed to 
you.

IV.2. Content and Form of Submission

    Letter of Intent (LOI): Your LOI must be written in the following 
format:
     Maximum number of pages: Two
     Font size: 12-point unreduced
     Single spaced
     Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches
     Page margin size: One inch
     Printed only on one side of page
     Written in plain language, avoid jargon
    Your LOI must contain the following information:
     Number and title of this program announcement
     Brief description of your organization
     Description of membership (number of members, requirements 
for membership)
     Brief description of previous or current organizational 
activities related to sexual violence or sexual violence prevention
    Application: Electronic Submission: You may submit your application 
electronically at: www.grants.gov. Applications completed online 
through Grants.gov are considered formally submitted when the applicant 
organization's Authorizing Official electronically submits the 
application to www.grants.gov. Electronic applications will be 
considered as having met the deadline if the application has been 
submitted electronically by the applicant organization's Authorizing 
Official to Grants.gov on or before the deadline date and time.
    It is strongly recommended that you submit your grant application 
using Microsoft Office products (e.g., Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, 
etc.). If you do not have access to Microsoft Office products, you may 
submit a PDF file. Directions for creating PDF files can be found on 
the Grants.gov Web site. Use of file formats other than Microsoft 
Office or PDF may result in your file being unreadable by our staff.
    CDC recommends that you submit your application to Grants.gov early 
enough to resolve any unanticipated difficulties prior to the deadline. 
You may also submit a back-up paper submission of your application. Any 
such paper submission must be received in accordance with the 
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timely submission detailed in Section IV.3. of the grant announcement. 
The paper submission must be clearly marked: ``BACK-UP FOR ELECTRONIC 
SUBMISSION.'' The paper submission must conform to all requirements for 
non-electronic submissions. If both electronic and back-up paper 
submissions are received by the deadline, the electronic version will 
be considered the official submission.
    Paper Submission: If you plan to submit your application by hard 
copy, submit the original and two hard copies of your application by 
mail or express delivery service. Refer to section IV.6. Other 
Submission Requirements for submission address.
    You must submit a project narrative with your application forms. 
The narrative must be submitted in the following format:
     Maximum number of pages: 25. If your narrative exceeds the 
page limit, only the first pages, which are within the page limit, will 
be reviewed.
     Font size: 12 point unreduced
     Double spaced
     Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches
     Page margin size: One inch
     Printed only on one side of page
     Held together only by rubber bands or metal clips; not 
bound in any other way.
    Your narrative should address activities to be conducted over the 
entire project period, and must include the following items in the 
order listed:
     Abstract (one-page summary of the application, does not 
count towards page limit)
     Relevant experience and expertise
     Plan to conduct an assessment of organizational membership 
(including objectives, methods, and timeline)
     Plan to develop tools, educational materials, and/or 
training for organizational membership (including objectives, methods, 
and timeline)
     Capacity and staffing
     Evaluation
     Measures of effectiveness
     Proposed budget and justification (does not count towards 
page limit)
    Additional information may be included in the application 
appendices. The appendices will not be counted toward the narrative 
page limit. This additional information includes:
     Curriculum Vitaes and/or resumes
     Job descriptions
     Organizational charts
     Examples of tools, educational materials, and/or training 
activities developed by the organization related to health topics other 
than sexual violence
    Letters of support
    You 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 www.dunandbradstreet.com or call 1-866-705-5711.
    For more information, see the CDC Web site at: http://www.cdc.gov/
od/pgo/funding/pubcommt.htm.
    If your application form does not have a DUNS number field, please 
write your DUNS number at the top of the first page of your 
application, and/or include your DUNS number in your application cover 
letter.
    Additional requirements that may require you to submit additional 
documentation with your application are listed in section ``VI.2. 
Administrative and National Policy Requirements.''

IV.3. Submission Dates and Times

    LOI Deadline Date: April 4, 2005.
    CDC requests that you send a LOI if you intend to apply for this 
program. Although the LOI is not required, not binding, and does not 
enter into the review of your subsequent application, the LOI will be 
used to gauge the level of interest in this program, and to allow CDC 
to plan the application review.
    Application Deadline Date: May 3, 2005.
    Explanation of Deadlines: LOIs and Applications must be received in 
the CDC Procurement and Grants Office by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the 
deadline date. If you submit your LOI or application by the United 
States Postal Service or commercial delivery service, you must ensure 
that the carrier will be able to guarantee delivery by the closing date 
and time. If CDC receives your submission after closing due to: (1) 
Carrier error, when the carrier accepted the package with a guarantee 
for delivery by the closing date and time, or (2) significant weather 
delays or natural disasters, you will be given the opportunity to 
submit documentation of the carriers guarantee. If the documentation 
verifies a carrier problem, CDC will consider the submission as having 
been received by the deadline.
    This announcement is the definitive guide on LOI and application 
content, submission address, and deadline. It supersedes information 
provided in the application instructions. If your submission does not 
meet the deadline above, it will not be eligible for review, and will 
be discarded. You will be notified that you did not meet the submission 
requirements.
    Electronic Submission:
    If you submit your application electronically with Grants.gov, your 
application will be electronically time/date stamped which will serve 
as receipt of submission. In turn, you will receive an e-mail notice of 
receipt when CDC receives the application. All electronic applications 
must be submitted by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the application due date.
    Paper Submission:
    CDC will not notify you upon receipt of your paper submission. If 
you have a question about the receipt of your LOI or application, first 
contact your courier. If you still have a question, contact the PGO-TIM 
staff at: 770-488-2700. Before calling, please wait two to three days 
after the submission deadline. This will allow time for submissions to 
be processed and logged.

IV.4. Intergovernmental Review of Applications

    Executive Order 12372 does not apply to this program.

IV.5. Funding Restrictions

    Restrictions, which must be taken into account while writing your 
budget, are as follows:
     Funds may not be used for research.
     Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.
     Budgets for program year one should include travel costs 
for staff to attend a two-day planning and training meeting in Atlanta, 
Georgia with CDC and relevant partners.
     Funding may not be used for construction.
     Funding may not be used to purchase computer equipment and 
software, and internet connection equipment and software.
     Funding may not be used to provide direct services to 
victims or perpetrators of sexual violence.
     Funding may not be used for tertiary prevention or 
indicated strategies/efforts.
    If you are requesting indirect costs in your budget, you must 
include a copy of your indirect cost rate agreement. If your indirect 
cost rate is a provisional rate, the agreement should be less than 12 
months of age.
    Guidance for completing your budget can be found on the CDC web 
site, at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/
funding/budgetguide.htm

IV.6. Other Submission Requirements

    LOI Submission Address: Submit your LOI by express mail, delivery 
service,

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fax, or E-mail to: Jennifer Middlebrooks, Project Officer, 4770 Buford 
Highway, NE., Mailstop K-60, Atlanta GA 30341, Telephone: 770-488-4223, 
fax: 770-488-1360, e-mail: jdanielson@cdc.gov.
    Application Submission Address:
    Electronic Submission:
    CDC strongly encourages applicants to submit electronically at: 
www.Grants.gov. You will be able to download a copy of the application 
package from www.Grants.gov, complete it offline, and then upload and 
submit the application via the Grants.gov site. E-mail submissions will 
not be accepted. If you are having technical difficulties in Grants.gov 
they can be reached by E-mail at http:www.support@grants.gov">//www.support@grants.gov or by 
phone at 1-800-518-4726 (1-800-518-GRANTS). The Customer Support Center 
is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
    Paper Submission:
    If you choose to submit a paper application, submit the original 
and two hard copies of your application by mail or express delivery 
service to: Technical Information Management-RFA 05040, CDC Procurement 
and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.

V. Application Review Information

V.1. Criteria

    Applicants are required to provide measures of effectiveness that 
will demonstrate the accomplishment of the various identified 
objectives of the cooperative agreement. Measures of effectiveness must 
relate to the performance goals stated in the ``Purpose'' section of 
this announcement. Measures must be objective and quantitative, and 
must measure the intended outcome. These measures of effectiveness must 
be submitted with the application and will be an element of evaluation.
    Your application will be evaluated against the following criteria:
    1. Relevant Experience (30 points)
    a. Does the applicant demonstrate experience providing leadership 
to a well-defined constituency of licensed healthcare providers?
    b. Does the applicant demonstrate experience in collecting and 
using organizational assessment data?
    c. Does the applicant demonstrate experience developing tools, 
educational materials, and/or training around health topics, including 
but not limited to sexual violence?
    2. Plan to Conduct Assessment (25 points)
    a. Does the applicant include a detailed work plan, including a 
time-line for the first year?
    b. Does the applicant provide clearly stated goals and 
corresponding objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, 
realistic, and time-phased?
    c. Does the applicant describe how the organizational assessments 
will be conducted?
    3. Plan to Develop Tools, Educational Materials and/or Training (25 
points)
    a. Does the applicant include a detailed work plan, including a 
time-line for the first year?
    b. Does the applicant provide clearly stated goals and 
corresponding objectives that are specific, measurable, attainable, 
realistic, and time-phased?
    c. Does the applicant describe how the data from the organizational 
assessment will be integrated into the plan for developing tools, 
educational materials, and/or training?
    d. Does the applicant describe how the plan for creating tools, 
educational materials, and/or training will be developed? Does the 
applicant describe collaboration with CDC and its partners? Does the 
applicant describe how the products will be pilot tested? Does the 
applicant describe options for dissemination of the products?
    e. Does the applicant indicate a willingness to use primary 
prevention concepts (stopping initial victimization and perpetration)? 
Does the applicant indicate a willingness to use prevention strategies 
that are differentiated at the universal or selected level? Does the 
applicant make use of risk and protective factors? Does the applicant 
incorporate strategies that are aimed at addressing individual, 
relationship, community and societal factors, which are elements of the 
ecological model?
    4. Capacity and Staffing (10 points)
    a. Does the applicant demonstrate existing capacity, 
infrastructure, and evidence of leadership to carry out the required 
activities? Does the applicant demonstrate an ability to effectively 
manage and implement the required activities?
    b. Does the applicant describe the responsibilities of individual 
staff members, including their level of effort and allocation of time?
    c. Does the applicant describe project staff and their relevant 
skills and expertise for their assigned tasks relative to this 
announcement?
    5. Evaluation (10 points)
    a. Does the applicant provide a detailed description of the methods 
to be used to evaluate the project? This should include identification 
of baseline and follow-up measures.
    6. Measures of Effectiveness (not scored)
    Does the applicant provide objective/quantifiable measures 
regarding the intended outcomes that will demonstrate the 
accomplishment of the various identified objectives of the cooperative 
agreement?
    7. Proposed Budget and Justification (not scored)
    Does the applicant provide a detailed budget with complete line-
item justification of all proposed costs consistent with the stated 
activities in the program announcement? Details must include a 
breakdown in the categories of personnel (with time allocations for 
each), staff travel, communications and postage, equipment, supplies, 
and any other costs? Does the budget projection include a narrative 
justification for all required costs? Any sources of additional funding 
beyond the amount stipulated in this cooperative agreement should be 
indicated, including donated time or services. For each expense 
category, the budget should indicate CDC share, the applicant share and 
any other support. These funds should not be used to supplant existing 
efforts.

V.2. Review and Selection Process

    Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement 
and Grants Office (PGO) staff, and for responsiveness by National 
Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) staff. Incomplete 
applications and applications that are non-responsive to the 
eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. 
Applicants will be notified that their application did not meet 
submission requirements.
    An objective review panel comprised of CDC employees will evaluate 
complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed 
in the ``V.1. Criteria'' section above.
    In addition, the following factors may affect the funding decision:
    CDC seeks to fund organizations working with diverse types of 
healthcare providers. Therefore, two organizations working with the 
same or similar constituencies may not be funded.
    CDC will provide justification for any decision to fund out of rank 
order.

V.3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates

    Anticipated Announcement Date: September 1, 2005
    Anticipated Award Date: September 1, 2005

VI. Award Administration Information

VI.1. Award Notices

    Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the 
CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The

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NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the 
recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants 
Management Officer, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer 
identified in the application.
    Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of 
the application review by mail.

VI.2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements

45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92
    For more information on the Code of Federal Regulations, see the 
National Archives and Records Administration at the following Internet 
address: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html.
    An additional Certifications form from the PHS5161-1 application 
needs to be included in your Grants.gov electronic submission only. 
Refer to http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/PHS5161-1-Certificates. 
pdf. Once the form is filled out attach it to your Grants.gov 
submission as Other Attachments Form.
    The following additional requirements apply to this project:
     AR-10 Smoke-Free Workplace Requirements
     AR-11 Healthy People 2010
     AR-12 Lobbying Restrictions
     AR-13 Prohibition on Use of CDC Funds for Certain Gun 
Control Activities
     AR-15 Proof of Non-Profit Status
    Additional information on these requirements can be found on the 
CDC Web site at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/
pgo/funding/ARs.htm.

VI.3. Reporting Requirements

    You must provide CDC with an original, plus two hard copies of the 
following reports:
    1. Interim progress report, due no less than 90 days before the end 
of the budget period. The progress report will serve as your non-
competing continuation application, and must contain the following 
elements:
    a. Current Budget Period Activities Objectives.
    b. Current Budget Period Financial Progress.
    c. New Budget Period Program Proposed Activity Objectives.
    d. Budget.
    e. Measures of Effectiveness.
    f. Additional Requested Information.
    2. Annual progress report, due 90 days after the end of the budget 
period.
    a. Current Budget Period Activities Objectives (for second six 
months of budget period.)
    b. New Budget Period Program Proposed Activity Objectives (provides 
updated logic models and narratives.)
    c. Measures of Effectiveness.
    d. Additional Requested Information.
    3. Financial status report no more than 90 days after the end of 
the budget period.
    4. Final financial and performance reports, no more than 90 days 
after the end of the project period.
    These reports must be mailed to the Grants Management or Contract 
Specialist listed in the ``Agency Contacts'' section of this 
announcement.

VII. Agency Contacts

    We encourage inquiries concerning this announcement.
    For general questions, contact: Technical Information Management 
Section, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, 
Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770-488-2700.
    For program technical assistance, contact: Jennifer Middlebrooks, 
Project Officer, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 
4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop K-60, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 
770-488-4233, E-mail: jdanielson@cdc.gov.
    For financial, grants management, or budget assistance, contact: 
James Masone, Grants Management Specialist, CDC Procurement and Grants 
Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770-488-
2736, E-mail: zft2@cdc.gov.

VIII. Other Information

    This and other CDC funding opportunity announcements can be found 
on the CDC Web site, Internet address: www.cdc.gov. Click on 
``Funding'' then ``Grants and Cooperative Agreements.''

William P. Nichols,
Director, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention.
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