Notice of Non-Competitive Award of Funding to the Communities Advocating Emergency AIDS Relief (CAEAR) Coalition Foundation, Inc
This Federal Register Notice announces the non-competitive extension of Grant Number U69HA07626, Supporting Networks of HIV Care by Enhancing Primary Medical Care (SNHC by EPMC), to the CAEAR Coalition Foundation, Inc., the awardee of record, for one additional year, through August 31, 2010, at a funding level of approximately $1,451,445. The purpose of the award extension is to allow for the completion of ongoing work and an external evaluation assessment of the project's activities undertaken during the project period of September 1, 2006, through August 31, 2009, before a new competitive cycle is started. Evaluation findings will help HRSA frame a new competitive opportunity in fiscal year (FY) 2010. The authority for this funding is the Public Health Service Act, section 2692, 42 U.S.C. Sec. 300ff-111, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-415); it can be viewed under the Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 93.145.
Public Health Service Act, Section 330A(f)
HRSA has issued a non-competitive replacement award under the Rural Health Network Development Program to White River Rural Health Center, Inc. (WRRHC). The original grantee, Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, is no longer eligible to serve as the lead entity for this network of rural health care providers serving a five county area in Arkansas and Oklahoma. This replacement award will ensure that the medically underserved residents of western Benton and Washington counties in Arkansas and Adair, Cherokee, and Delaware counties in Oklahoma continue receiving necessary medical care and services without disruption.
Notice of Availability of Draft Policy Documents for Comment
HRSA believes that community input is valuable to the development of policies and policy documents related to the implementation of HRSA programs, including the Health Center Program. Therefore, we are requesting comments on the PIN referenced above. Comments will be reviewed and analyzed, and a summary and general response will be published as soon as possible after the deadline for receipt of comments.
Notice Regarding 340B Drug Pricing Program-Children's Hospitals
Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act (section 340B) and section 1927(a) of the Social Security Act (section 1927(a)) implement a drug pricing program in which manufacturers who sell covered outpatient drugs to covered entities must agree to charge a price that will not exceed an amount determined under a statutory formula. Section 6004 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-171) (section 6004) added certain qualifying children's hospitals to the list of covered entities eligible to access 340B discounted drugs. The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties of final guidelines regarding the addition of children's hospitals that meet certain requirements, specifically: (1) The process for the registration of children's hospitals to the 340B Program; and (2) the obligation of manufacturers to provide the statutorily mandated discount to those children's hospitals.