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expected that the award will begin on or Assistance number for this program is training; and the provision of
before August 31, 2005, and will be 93.283. diagnostic, clinical, and education
made for a 12-month budget period services. The Foundation supports a 24-
B. Eligible Applicant
within a project period of up to five hour-a-day national hotline, which
years. Funding estimates may change. Assistance will be provided only to offers information and referrals to
the Jeffrey Modell Foundation (JMF) in immunologists at major medical centers
D. Where To Obtain Additional accordance with language in the around the country. We are not aware of
Information Conference Report to the fiscal year another organization with a similar
For general comments or questions 2005 Appropriations (Pub. L. 108–447, background, approach, and as broad a
about this announcement, contact: H.R. Rep. No. 108–792 2004)which reach in the spectrum of issues related
Technical Information Management, explains congressional intent that CDC to Primary Immunodeficiency diseases
CDC Procurement and Grants Office, continue to provide funding to JMF. The such as the international focus, service
2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA specific language is as follows: delivery, and quality of life for PI
30341–4146, telephone: 770–488–2700. ‘‘In each of last three years, Congress has patients and their families, and the
For technical questions about this made available funds for CDC to support the other areas referenced above.
program, contact: Brenda Colley Gilbert, national physician education and public No other applications are solicited.
Project Officer, 4770 Buford Highway awareness campaign developed by the Jeffrey
N.E., Mailstop K–92, Atlanta, GA 30341, Modell Foundation. The Committee C. Funding
understands that the Foundation has
telephone: 770–488–8390, e-mail: leveraged more than seven dollars from Approximately $2,458,778 is available donors and the media for every federal dollar in FY 2005 to fund this award. It is
Dated: August 10, 2005. appropriated and is a model of public-private expected that the award will begin on or
Alan A. Kotch, cooperation. The Committee encourages the before August 31, 2005, and will be
CDC to expand the reach of the Foundation’s made for a 12-month budget period
Deputy Director, Procurement and Grants campaign to underserved communities,
Office, Centers for Disease Control and within a project period of up to five
including African-American and Hispanic
Prevention. populations, and has provided sufficient
years. Funding estimates may change.
[FR Doc. 05–16172 Filed 8–15–05; 8:45 am] funding to reach that critical goal. The D. Where To Obtain Additional
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Committee also encourages CDC to expand Information
its programmatic activity on primary immune
deficiency diseases to include pilot programs For general comments or questions
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND focused on newborn screening and school about this announcement, contact:
wellness.’’ Technical Information Management,
The Jeffrey Modell Foundation, Inc. CDC Procurement and Grants Office,
Centers for Disease Control and (JMF) was established in 1987 to 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA
Prevention address early and precise diagnosis, 30341–4146, telephone: (770) 488–2700.
meaningful treatments, and ultimately For technical questions about this
[Program Announcement AA226] cures for Primary Immunodeficiency program, contact: Leah Simpson,
Diseases in memory of Jeffrey Modell, M.B.A., Project Officer, 2877
Provider Education and Public who died from pneumonia due to Brandywine Road, Suite 4847, Atlanta,
Awareness About Primary Primary Immunodeficiency at the age of GA 30341, telephone: (770) 488–8395, e-
Immunodeficiency Disease; Notice of 15. It is a multi-faceted nonprofit mail:
Intent To Fund Single Eligibility Award research foundation devoted to the early Dated: August 10, 2005.
and precise diagnosis, meaningful Alan A. Kotch,
A. Purpose treatment, and ultimate cure of PI. The
Deputy Director, Procurement and Grants
The Centers for Disease Control and Jeffrey Modell Foundation is focused on Office, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) announces the intent the following Primary Prevention.
to fund fiscal year (FY) 2005 funds for Immunodeficiency treatment, [FR Doc. 05–16169 Filed 8–15–05; 8:45 am]
a grant program to the Jeffrey Modell education, awareness and research
Foundation for a National Campaign for areas: Clinical and basic research to
Provider Education and Public better understand and treat Primary
Awareness about Primary Immunodeficiencies; function as a DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
Immunodeficiency (PI Disease). The national and international source for the HUMAN SERVICES
purpose of the program is to strengthen dissemination of information and
the nation’s capacity to carry out public education into the diagnosis and Centers for Disease Control and
health activities in the area of PI treatment of genetic Prevention
diseases by increasing physician immunodeficiencies; advocates on
education and public health awareness behalf of patients and families to assure Strengthening Non-Governmental
through the program for primary access to excellent and comprehensive Organizations (NGOs) and Private-
immune deficiency disease as care; promote awareness of Primary Sector Care Networks in the Republic
implemented by the Jeffrey Modell Immunodeficiency diseases through of India as Part of the President’s
Foundation. The objective is to programs involving lay, scientific, and Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
disseminate educational information on medical communities; and addressing
a national level to public and private quality of life concerns for patients with Announcement Type: New.
health care providers, educators, third- Primary Immunodeficiency diseases. Funding Opportunity Number: CDC–
party payers, impacted families, and The activities that are conducted to RFA–AA058.
others who may help expedite clinical achieve the above objectives and focuses Catalog of Federal Domestic
recognition and improve the health consist of but are not limited to the Assistance Number: 93.067.
outcome for Americans with PI disease. following: Sponsored symposiums and Key Dates: Application Deadline:
The Catalog of Federal Domestic workshops; support for research and September 9, 2005.

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I. Funding Opportunity Description infrastructure in the private/non- • Provide care for ten million HIV-
Authority: This program is authorized government/faith-based sectors and infected and affected persons, including
under Section 301(a) (42 U.S.C. Sections mobilizing local institutions to commit those orphaned and left vulnerable by
241 and 2421), as amended, and under to quality HIV-related health care. HIV/AIDS.
Through this cooperative agreement, • Prevent seven million new
Pub. L. 108–25 (United States
funds are available to encourage infections.
Leadership against HIV/AIDS,
independent non-government and for- Specific measurable outcomes of this
Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2004)
profit care institutions to join together to program include, but are not limited to,
[22 U.S.C. 7601].
form new or improve existing care and routine reporting, which verifies
Background: President Bush’s
training networks. The activities will responsible maintenance of program
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has
initially be concentrated on the south expenditures and program technical
called for immediate, comprehensive
Indian state of Andhra Pradesh during activities and confirms accountability of
and evidence-based action to turn the
the first one to two years and could U.S. Government funds spent in India.
tide of global HIV/AIDS, and supports This announcement is only for non-
expand into other Indian states in
programs in more than 100 countries. research activities supported by HHS/
subsequent years, at the discretion of
The five-year strategy for the Emergency CDC. If applicants propose research,
HHS in India and the grantee with the
Plan is available at the following HHS/CDC will not review the
approval of the Office of the U.S. Global
Internet address: application. For the definition of
AIDS Coordinator.
gac/rl/or/c11652.htm. This competition will select one or ‘‘research,’’ please see the HHS/CDC
In India, the Emergency Plan seeks to more awardees that focus on Andhra Web site at the following Internet
engage both governmental and non- Pradesh, and possibly one or more address:
governmental institutions at all levels to additional awardees to focus on other opspoll1.htm.
bolster the provision of care and parts of the country, including one or
treatment to HIV-positive people, and to more northern Indian states in areas in Activities
expand prevention activities to avoid which the HIV epidemic is emerging. Awardee activities for this program
new cases of HIV. Applicants should clearly define in are as follows:
HHS’ mission in India is to work with which State they will initially focus the a. Identify project staffing needs
Indian and international partners to activities of this cooperative agreement, (including administrative, management
develop, evaluate and support effective and should keep in mind that scaling up and technical staff); hire and train staff.
implementation of interventions to care activities in Andhra Pradesh is our b. Identify furnishings, fittings,
prevent HIV and related illnesses, and first priority. equipment and other fixed-asset
to improve care and support of persons Each awardee will seek to improve procurement needs of the project and
with HIV/AIDS. The program aims to and expand the clinical care of persons implementing partners, and acquire
build local capacity and promote in- living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) within through transparent and competitive
country leadership and ownership of the recipient’s institutions/network of processes.
activities by focusing on national and institutions, with a focus on outpatient c. Within the first three months from
local priorities, sharing experiences and care. ‘‘Care: includes confidential, the date of the award, develop a revised
technical information, coordinating voluntary counseling and testing (VCT); and updated strategic plan, to include
activities with other programs, and treatment of opportunistic infections goals, objectives, a monitoring plan, an
using local expertise whenever possible. (OIs); staging of HIV; nutritional implementation strategy, and a
Specifically, HHS’ mission in India is support; family counseling and support; reporting system.
to accomplish the following: treatment of sexually transmitted d. Improve and expand the clinical
1. Provide support and training for infections (STIs); treatment with anti- care of PLWHAs within the recipient’s
HIV/AIDS prevention and care in health retroviral therapy (ART), when institutions/network of institutions with
care facilities and in the community. appropriate and economically feasible; a focus on outpatient care. Care
2. Establish training expertise for HIV/ and prevention of mother-to-child includes: confidential VCT; treatment of
AIDS prevention and care and transmission (PMTCT). OIs; staging of HIV; nutritional support;
infrastructure development in Tamil The activities also follow the five-year family counseling and support;
Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other states strategy of the President’s Emergency treatment of STIs; treatment with ART,
in India. Plan for AIDS Relief and the three when appropriate and economically
3. Strengthen the local and national strategies of the National Center for HIV, feasible; and PMTCT.
response to HIV/AIDS in India through STD and TB Prevention (NCHSTP) of e. Improve the HIV-related laboratory
support and collaboration with the the Centers for Disease Control and capacity of the recipient’s institutions/
National AIDS Control Organization Prevention (CDC) within HHS: network of institutions. The awardee
(NACO), State AIDS Control Societies, prevention, HIV/AIDS treatment and should develop and implement a system
Networks of Positive People, the private, care, and surveillance and infrastructure of sharing expertise or technically
non-governmental and faith-based development. The measurable outcomes difficult laboratory equipment within
health sectors, and others. of the program will be in alignment with the network (and possibly with the
the goals of HHS/CDC Strategy of the medical community outside of the
Emergency Plan and NCHSTP, to reduce existing network). An acceptable
The purpose of this program is to HIV transmission and improve care of alternative could be to organize a cost-
address the HIV-related health care PLWHAs. They will also contribute to efficient system of outsourcing some
needs in the south Indian state of the goals of the President’s Emergency laboratory testing to independent
Andhra Pradesh (the state most heavily Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan), quality labs.
affected by HIV in India, according to which include the following: f. Improve and expand HIV-related
Government of India reports), and, to a • Within five years treat more than community outreach activities directly
lesser extent, in other states in India two million HIV-infected persons with run or sponsored by the recipient’s
affected by the epidemic, by effective combination anti-retroviral institutions/network of institutions as a
strengthening the existing health care therapy. whole. Outreach activities should be

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cost-efficient, effective, feasible, have a decision-making processes, funding and for each U.S. Government Fiscal Year,
wide reach, be culturally and age- accounting mechanisms, etc. and to review annual work plans and
appropriate and be performed in local n. Provide in-kind support equal to or budgets for subsequent year, as part of
languages. Community outreach greater than 15 percent of the funding the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
activities can include primary granted by HHS in year one, and 25 review and approval process for
prevention of HIV; family counseling of percent in years 2–5. Country Operational Plans, managed by
PLWHAs; confidential VCT; STI care o. Provide HHS in India with semi- the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
and linkages; voluntary, age-appropriate annual reports, according to guidelines Coordinator.
family planning; nutritional support; developed by the Office of the U.S. 8. Provide technical assistance, as
ART support, etc. Global AIDS Coordinator. mutually agreed upon, and revise
g. Develop a functional relationship annually during validation of the first
and linkages to national level, district and subsequent annual work plans. This
level and/or state-level networks of HIV- Comply with all HHS management could include expert technical
positive people, where these positive requirements for meeting participation assistance and targeted training
networks already exist; and help and progress and financial reporting for activities in specialized areas, such as
develop such positive networks where this cooperative agreement. (See HHS strategic information, project
they do not currently exist. Activities and Reporting sections below management, confidential counseling
h. Develop and initiate a system for for details.) Comply with all policy and testing, palliative care, treatment
creating the human capacity to meet the directives established by the Office of literacy, and adult learning techniques.
above HIV care and support needs. This the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. 9. Provide in-country administrative
includes developing and implementing In a cooperative agreement, HHS staff support to help grantee meet U.S.
plans to increase interest in HIV care; is substantially involved in the program Government financial and reporting
remove any stigma and discrimination activities, above and beyond routine requirements.
from applicant institutions; and provide grant monitoring. Please note: Either HHS staff or staff
HHS Activities for this program are as from organizations that have
ongoing, innovative hands-on training
follows: successfully competed for funding
in local languages to medical personnel
1. Organize an orientation meeting under a separate HHS contract,
(physicians, nurses, pharmacists, lab
with the grantee to brief them on cooperative agreement or grant will
technicians, community health workers,
applicable U.S. Government, HHS, and provide technical assistance and
counselors, etc.) and management
Emergency Plan expectations, training.
(institutional leaders, etc.).
regulations and key management Additional HHS activities for this
i. Systematically document requirements, as well as report formats
programmatic activities and program are as follows:
and contents. The orientation could 1. Provide input into the development
institutional capacities over time. include meetings with staff from HHS of the overall program strategy,
Awardees should use formal monitoring agencies and the Office of the U.S. including collaboration in the selection
and evaluation tools, such as asset Global AIDS Coordinator. of key personnel to be involved in the
mapping, community assessments, and 2. Review and approve the process activities to be performed under this
pre/post-evaluation of specific trainings used by the grantee to select key agreement.
or interventions, initially and then personnel and/or post-award 2. Define, in collaboration with the
periodically, as appropriate. subcontractors and/or subgrantees to be grantee(s) and other HHS partners, the
j. Participate in HHS-sponsored involved in the activities performed specific geographic reach of the
meetings and other HIV-related under this agreement, as part of the grantee(s) activities, in consultation
meetings, conferences and/or Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Country with the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
workshops, as appropriate. Operational Plan review and approval Coordinator.
k. Make use of existing guidelines, process, managed by the Office of the 3. Provide clearly defined goals and
curricula and clinical algorithms U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. desired outcomes for activities; and
developed by the Indian National AIDS 3. Review and approve grantee’s provide ongoing technical assistance to
Control Organization (NACO), the annual work plan and detailed budget, the recipient, and its member
World Health Organization (WHO), as part of the Emergency Plan for AIDS institutions and external partners in
HHS, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Relief Country Operational Plan review local languages, if possible. This
Coordinator, the University of and approval process, managed by the technical assistance could come directly
Washington International Training and Office of the U.S. Global AIDS from HHS staff or through in-country
Education Center for HIV/AIDS (I– Coordinator. partners/contractors of the U.S.
TECH), and others, as appropriate. 4. Review and approve grantee’s Government.
l. Create and/or strengthen linkages monitoring and evaluation plan, 4. Help encourage and strengthen
with Indian federal and state including for compliance with the linkages to, and cooperation with,
Government health-care institutions, as strategic information guidance Indian Federal and State Government
appropriate (i.e., State AIDS Control established by the Office of the U.S. institutions and programs.
Societies, primary health care clinics, Global AIDS Coordinator. 5. Convene meetings, workshops and
Departments of Medical Education, the 5. Meet on a monthly basis with consultations between recipients, with
national/state Tuberculosis (TB) grantee to assess monthly expenditures recipients and others (U.S. Government
programs, nutrition support programs, in relation to approved work plan and partners, HIV experts, etc.), as
etc.). modify plans as necessary. appropriate.
m. Formalize the structures and rules 6. Meet on a quarterly basis with 6. Collaborate in the development of
of the applicant’s networks of medical grantee to assess quarterly technical and a system for record-keeping and
care institutions, if required. This financial progress reports and modify information access.
includes creating by-laws, a plans as necessary. 7. Collaborate in the development of
management/leadership team, 7. Meet on an annual basis with a monitoring and evaluation system;
developing and/or strengthening grantee to review annual progress report and provide technical assistance, as

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needed, in the monitoring and III. Eligibility Information institutions/providers to deliver quality
evaluation of program activities. care.
III.1. Eligible Applicants • Extensive knowledge of the Indian
8. Assist, as needed, in appropriate
analysis and interpretation of program Applications may be submitted by for- public and private health structure—
evaluation data collected. profit organizations, as well as public from the national to the district levels.
and private non-profit organizations, • Credentials that allow the
9. Provide support in all aspects of the
such as: organization to work legally in India,
implementation of the cooperative
• Universities and an existing office in one or more
agreement. This will include, but will
• Colleges critical locations in India.
not be limited to, working with the • Research institutions Furthermore, a guiding principle of
network of institutions to review • Hospitals the President’s Emergency Plan for
existing materials available in local • Community-based organizations AIDS Relief, which implements
languages for PLWHAs; develop • Faith-based organizations assistance for HIV/AIDS in countries
information and education resources for In addition, eligible applicants will: throughout the world, calls for the
PLWHAs; etc. • Be Indian owned/operated non- support and development of local
10. Provide and promote liaison and governmental organizations; network, expertise and capacity so national
assist in coordinating activities, as trust or private enterprise. programs can achieve results and
required, between the awardee(s) and • Have major ongoing organizational monitor and evaluate their activities for
the activities to be performed under this activity in the delivery of quality the long term. Through the President’s
agreement and other HHS and U.S. medical care (and/or the training of Emergency Plan, HHS in India seeks to
Government programs in India in medical personnel in local language). support and foster the development of
training, care, support, and other • Have established (or soon to be indigenous leadership, which is critical
activities. established) medical care activities in a to developing a sustainable and
HHS India staff, HHS/CDC Atlanta minimum of four districts in Andhra successful response to the AIDS
Staff or U.S. Government partners may Pradesh. If applying for one of the epidemic in India. In adherence to these
provide technical and administrative/ additional awards outside of Andhra guiding principles, competition for the
management assistance. Pradesh, have established medical care cooperative agreement is therefore
activities in a minimum of four districts limited to the organizations listed
II. Award Information in the Indian state of focus (applicant’s above.
Type of Award: Cooperative choice).
Agreement. HHS involvement in this • Be committed to ensuring expanded III.2. Cost-Sharing or Matching Funds
program is listed in the Activities quality HIV medical and community Applicant must provide direct funds
Section above. care services within their network/ or in-kind services (equipment,
Fiscal Year Funds: 2005. organization, and to providing local/ supplies, salaries, etc.) of at least 15
state-level leadership in HIV related percent of the annual HHS award for
Approximate Total Funding: issues.
$300,000–$750,000 (year one). year one, and 25 percent for years two-
• Be recognized and respected by the five. [For example, if the applicant
$300,000–$1,000,000 (each of years Government of India at both the
two–five). (This amount is an estimate, asked for $100,000 from HHS in the first
national and state levels. year and $300,000 in year two, it must
and is subject to availability of funds.) Competition for this cooperative provide at least $15,000 in additional
Approximate Number of Awards: agreement is limited to the types of funds or in-kind services directly to the
One–four. organizations listed above because of project in year one, and $75,000 in year
Approximate Average Award: the uniqueness of the activities for this two.]
$150,000–$300,000 per award. (This project. Awardees must have specific
amount is for the first 12-month budget knowledge and capability to work in III.3. Other
period, and includes direct costs.) urban and rural locations and in If applicants request a funding
Floor of Award Range: $150,000. multiple and diverse geographic amount greater than the ceiling of the
Ceiling of Award Range: $500,000. locations throughout India. The types of award range, HHS/CDC will consider
(This ceiling is for the first 12-month organizations listed above would have the application non-responsive, and it
budget period.) direct experience, and on-the-ground will not be entered into the review
Anticipated Award Date: September capacity and knowledge, to perform process. You will be notified that your
15, 2005. these activities in India. application did not meet the submission
Competition is limited to agencies requirements.
Budget Period Length: 12 months. that possess the following:
Project Period Length: Five years. • A proven track record in developing Special Requirements
Throughout the project period, HHS’ and successfully managing effective and If your application is incomplete or
commitment to continuation of awards sustainable medical and community non-responsive to the special
will be conditioned on the availability care activities and/or the training of requirements listed in this section, it
of funds, evidence of satisfactory medical personnel in local languages. will not be entered into the review
progress by the recipient (as • Established medical and/or process. We will notify you that your
documented in required reports), and community care activities in several application did not meet submission
the determination that continued areas and the experience and ability to requirements.
funding is in the best interest of the effectively link with other public and • HHS/CDC will consider late
Federal Government, as determined by private health care institutions/ applications non-responsive. See
the annual review and approval of providers to deliver quality care. section ‘‘IV.3. Submission Dates and
Country Operational Plans for the • The commitment to establish Times’’ for more information on
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS medical care activities in several areas deadlines.
Relief, managed by the Office of the U.S. and willingness and ability to • Applications that cannot provide
Global AIDS Coordinator. effectively link with other health care supporting documentation (such as:

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letters, legal documents, etc.) in the Your narrative should address staff and member institutions (i.e., How
appendices will be considered activities to be conducted over the does the network influence individual
unresponsive. At a minimum, please entire project period, and must include institutions? Has this been effective?).
provide: the following items in the order listed: • Any plans on how the network or
1. Proof of legal status in India. 1. Executive Summary (one page) to the proposed network will be
2. Proof of work in the health sector. include a brief description of your strengthened.
• Note: Title 2 of the United States organization’s strengths and a summary Section C: Describe, in as much detail
Code Section 1611 states that an of activities that you are proposing as possible, your proposed HIV-related
organization described in Section under this RFA. activities and provide a detailed plan
501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code 2. Narrative (to include four sections that discusses how you will accomplish
that engages in lobbying activities is not as follows): and maintain/sustain these activities.
eligible to receive Federal funds Section A: Description of your Discuss your long-term vision (years
constituting an award, grant, or loan. organization, institutions, existing three to five); however, provide detailed
infrastructure and current scope of activities of years one to two in the state
IV. Application and Submission activities. Include: details regarding the of Andhra Pradesh and in other states in
Information specific areas you serve; the assets and India. For years one to two, include
IV.1. Address to Request Application deficiencies of the communities you information on the staffing needs
Package serve or hope to serve; your associated with this project and your
organizational strengths and ability to meet these needs; your
To apply for this funding opportunity weaknesses; an overview of your training plan; your scale up strategies;
use application form PHS 5161–1. organization’s (and/or member and your current M&E plan, or proposal
Electronic Submission: HHS strongly institutions’) five year overall strategic for developing a focused and efficient
encourages you to submit your plan; and any ongoing monitoring and M&E system. Also include information
application electronically by using the evaluation (M&E) or quality on other HIV-related funding sources
forms and instructions posted for this improvement efforts. Also include the you receive and how these new CDC
announcement at http:// following as appendices: funds will add to (and not duplicate) the, the official Federal • One or more map illustrations activities carried out under existing
agency wide E-grant Web site. Only outlining the areas you currently serve funding sources.
applicants who apply on-line are and areas you hope to move into in the Section D: Describe the commitment
permitted to forego paper copy next two years. Clearly note on the map of the applicant, member institutions
submission of all application forms. where your member institutions are and other proposed partners to improve
Paper Submission: Application forms located, as well as a general category of the quality and scope of HIV-related
and instructions are available on the these institutions (i.e., hospitals, services. Specifically, the applicant
HHS/CDC Web site, at the following colleges, clinics, social service centers, should provide evidence of support by
Internet address: etc.). key institutional leaders and field level
od/pgo/forminfo.htm. • A single detailed chart listing staff. Examples of ways to provide such
If you do not have access to the member institutions. Next to each evidence may be included in the
Internet, or if you have difficulty unique institution or project site, list the appendices and may include:
accessing the forms on-line, you may activities being undertaken there, the • A summary of current HIV-related
contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and number of technical staff (physicians, activities and care within the network or
Grants Office Technical Information nurses, outreach workers, etc.), and any individual institutions.
Management Section (PGO–TIM) staff other relevant information concerning • Letters of support by member
at: 1–770–488–2700. We can mail staff. Please provide an estimate of the institutions, network leaders and/or
application forms to you. size of the population being served by outside community groups (attach as
IV.2. Content and Form of Submission the staff, and anything else you feel is appendix number one; NOT to be
relevant to understanding your included in the 20 page limit).
Application: You must submit a organization. • A detailed description of your
project narrative with your application Section B: Describe your existing or proposed in-kind support for this
forms. You must submit the narrative in proposed network that is or will be project.
the following format: responsible for overseeing and enacting • A summary of any efforts, to date,
• Maximum number of pages: 20. If the HIV-related activities of this project. to collect and analyze HIV-related data
your narrative exceeds the page limit, Specifically, please describe: in the communities you serve (i.e., HIV
we will only review the first pages • How this network was, or will be, prevalence data, community needs
within the page limit. created and maintained. assessment, asset mapping, VCT data,
• Font size: 12 point unreduced. • The scope of work that is etc.). Details can be included as part of
• Double-spaced. conducted, or is proposed to be appendix number two.
• Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches. conducted, by the network. 3. Budget and Justification:
• Page margin size: One inch. • The mechanism in which this A budget and budget justification for
• Printed only on one side of page. network makes decisions, gathers the entire project period should be
• Held together only by rubber bands information, and communicates with its included. While summary budgets may
or metal clips; not bound in any other member institutions. If the network is be provided for years two through five,
way. not yet established, the mechanism in a full budget and budget justification for
• Number all pages of the application which it proposes to communicate. year one must be included. In the year
sequentially from page one (Application • The structure of the network (or the one budget, the specific overhead costs
Face Page) to the end of the application, proposed network), including staff (or should be clear. The applicant should
including charts, figures, tables, and proposed staff) and other active clearly delineate what the CDC, via the
appendices. participants. cooperative agreement, will pay for and
• Application must be submitted in • The relationship between the what the applicant institution (as part of
English. network (or proposed network) leaders/ the in-kind requirement) will pay for.

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The budget and justification will not be Office by 4 p.m. eastern time on the IV.5. Funding Restrictions
counted in the page limit stated above. deadline date. Restrictions, which you must take
The following information must be You may submit your application into account while writing your budget,
included in the application appendices: electronically at are as follows:
Supporting documentation (i.e., letters, We consider applications completed • Funds may not be used for research.
legal documents, etc.) to verify legal online through as formally • Awards will allow recipients
status in India and provide proof of submitted when the applicant reimbursement of pre-award costs, such
work in the health sector. organization’s Authorizing Official as photocopying, fax, postage or
You may include additional electronically submits the application to delivery charges and translation.
information in the application We will consider • Funds may be spent for reasonable
appendices. The appendices will not electronic applications as having met program purposes, including personnel,
count toward the narrative page limit. the deadline if the application travel, supplies, and services.
This additional information may organization’s Authorizing Official has Equipment may be purchased if deemed
include the following: submitted the application electronically necessary to accomplish program
• Curriculum Vitas and/or Resumes. to on or before the deadline objectives; however, prior approval by
• Organizational Charts/Maps. date and time. HHS/CDC officials must be requested in
• Letters of Support. writing.
• A summary of current HIV-related If you submit your application
• All requests for funds contained in
activities and care programs being electronically with, your
the budget shall be stated in U.S.
carried out within the network or application will be electronically time/
dollars. Once an award is made, HHS/
individual institutions. date stamped, which will serve as
CDC will not compensate foreign
• Letters of support by member receipt of submission. You will receive
grantees for currency exchange
institutions, network leaders and/or an e-mail notice of receipt when HHS/
fluctuations through the issuance of
outside community members/ CDC receives the application.
supplemental awards.
organizations. If you submit your application by the • The costs that are generally
• A detailed description of your United States Postal Service or allowable in grants to domestic
proposed in-kind support for this commercial delivery service, you must organizations are allowable to foreign
project. ensure the carrier will be able to institutions and international
• A summary of any efforts, to date, guarantee delivery by the closing date organizations, with the following
to collect and analyze HIV-related data and time. If HHS/CDC receives your exception: With the exception of the
in the communities you serve (i.e., HIV submission after closing because: (1) American University, Beirut, and the
prevalence data, community needs Carrier error, when the carrier accepted World Health Organization (WHO).
assessment, asset mapping, VCT data, the package with a guarantee for Indirect Costs will not be paid (either
etc.). delivery by the closing date and time; or directly or through sub-award) to
You must have a Dun and Bradstreet (2) significant weather delays or natural organizations located outside the
Data Universal Numbering System disasters, you will have the opportunity territorial limits of the United States or
(DUNS) number to apply for a grant or to submit documentation of the carrier’s to international organizations regardless
cooperative agreement from the Federal guarantee. If the documentation verifies of their location.
Government. The DUNS number is a a carrier problem, HHS/CDC will • The applicant may contract with
nine-digit identification number, which consider the submission as having been other organizations under this program;
uniquely identifies business entities. received by the deadline. however, the applicant must perform a
Obtaining a DUNS number is easy and If you submit a hard copy application, substantial portion of the activities
there is no charge. To obtain a DUNS HHS/CDC will not notify you upon (including program management and
number, access http:// receipt of your submission. If you have operations, and delivery of prevention or call 1– a question about the receipt of your services for which funds are required).
866–705–5711. For more information, application, first contact your courier. If • You must obtain an annual audit of
see the CDC web site at: http:// you still have a question, contact the these HHS/CDC funds (program-specific PGO–TIM staff at: 1–770–488–2700. audit) by a U.S.-based audit firm with
grantmain.htm. Before calling, please wait two to three international branches and current
If your application form does not have days after the submission deadline. This licensure/authority in-country, and in
a DUNS number field, please write your will allow time for us to process and log accordance with International
DUNS number at the top of the first submissions. Accounting Standards or equivalent
page of your application, and/or include standard(s) approved in writing by
your DUNS number in your application This announcement is the definitive HHS/CDC.
cover letter. guide on application content, • A fiscal Recipient Capability
Additional requirements that could submission address, and deadline. It Assessment may be required, prior to or
require you to submit additional supersedes information provided in the post award, in order to review the
documentation with your application application instructions. If your applicant’s business management and
are listed in section ‘‘VI.2. submission does not meet the deadline fiscal capabilities regarding the
Administrative and National Policy above, it will not be eligible for review, handling of U.S. Federal funds.
Requirements.’’ and we will discard it. We will notify • Funds received from this
you that you did not meet the announcement will not be used for the
IV.3. Submission Dates and Times submission requirements. purchase of antiretroviral drugs for
Application Deadline Date: IV.4. Intergovernmental Review of treatment of established HIV infection
September 9, 2005. Applications (with the exception of nevirapine in
Explanation of Deadlines: Prevention of Mother-to-Child
Applications must be received in the Executive Order 12372 does not apply Transmission (PMTCT) cases with prior
HHS/CDC Procurement and Grants to this program. written approval), occupational

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exposures, and non-occupational Activities,’’ in all subagreements under having technical difficulties in
exposures; and will not be used for the this award. These provisions must be, you may reach them by e-
purchase of machines and reagents to express terms and conditions of the mail at or by
conduct the necessary laboratory subagreement, must acknowledge that phone at 1–800–518–4726 (1–800–518–
monitoring for patient care. compliance with this section, GRANTS). The Customer Support
• No funds appropriated under this ‘‘Prostitution and Related Activities,’’ is Center is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
announcement shall be used to carry out a prerequisite to receipt and eastern time, Monday through Friday.
any program of distributing sterile expenditure of U.S. Government funds HHS/CDC recommends that you
needles or syringes for the hypodermic in connection with this document, and submit your application to
injection of any illegal drug. must acknowledge that any violation of early enough to resolve any
Prostitution and Related Activities the provisions shall be grounds for unanticipated difficulties prior to the
unilateral termination of the agreement deadline. You may also submit a back-
The U.S. Government is opposed to prior to the end of its term. Recipients up paper submission of your
prostitution and related activities, must agree that HHS may, at any application. We must receive any such
which are inherently harmful and reasonable time, inspect the documents paper submission in accordance with
dehumanizing, and contribute to the and materials maintained or prepared the requirements for timely submission
phenomenon of trafficking in persons. by the recipient in the usual course of detailed in Section IV.3. of the grant
Any entity that receives, directly or its operations that relate to the announcement.
indirectly, U.S. Government funds in organization’s compliance with this You must clearly mark the paper
connection with this document section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related submission: ‘‘BACK–UP FOR
(‘‘recipient’’) cannot use such U.S. Activities.’’ ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.’’
Government funds to promote or All prime recipients that receive U.S. The paper submission must conform
advocate the legalization or practice of Government funds (‘‘prime recipients’’) to all requirements for non-electronic
prostitution or sex trafficking. Nothing in connection with this document must submission. If we receive both
in the preceding sentence shall be certify compliance prior to actual electronic and back-up paper
construed to preclude the provision to receipt of such funds in a written submissions by the deadline, we will
individuals of palliative care, treatment, statement that makes reference to this consider the electronic version the
or post-exposure pharmaceutical document (e.g., ‘‘[Prime recipient’s official submission.
prophylaxis, and necessary name] certifies compliance with the We strongly recommended that you
pharmaceuticals and commodities, section, ‘Prostitution and Related submit your grant application by using
including test kits, condoms, and, when Activities.’ ’’) addressed to the agency’s Microsoft Office products (e.g.,
proven effective, microbicides. grants officer. Such certifications by Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.). If
A recipient that is otherwise eligible prime recipients are prerequisites to the you do not have access to Microsoft
to receive funds in connection with this payment of any U.S. Government funds Office products, you may submit a PDF
document to prevent, treat, or monitor in connection with this document. file. You may find directions for
HIV/AIDS shall not be required to Recipients’ compliance with this creating PDF files on the web
endorse or utilize a multisectoral section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related site. Use of file formats other than
approach to combating HIV/AIDS, or to Activities,’’ is an express term and Microsoft Office or PDF may result in
endorse, utilize, or participate in a condition of receiving U.S. Government your file being unreadable for our staff;
prevention method or treatment funds in connection with this or
program to which the recipient has a document, and any violation of it shall Paper Submission: Submit the
religious or moral objection. Any be grounds for unilateral termination by original and two hard copies of your
information provided by recipients HHS of the agreement with HHS in application by mail or express delivery
about the use of condoms as part of connection with this document prior to service to the following: Technical
projects or activities that are funded in the end of its term. The recipient shall Information Management–CDC–RFA–
connection with this document shall be refund to HHS the entire amount AA058, CDC Procurement and Grants
medically accurate and shall include the furnished in connection with this Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta,
public health benefits and failure rates document in the event HHS determines GA 30341.
of such use. the recipient has not complied with this
In addition, any recipient must have V. Application Review Information
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related
a policy explicitly opposing prostitution V.1. Criteria
and sex trafficking. The preceding You may find guidance for
sentence shall not apply to any ‘‘exempt Applicants must provide measures of
completing your budget on the HHS/ effectiveness that will demonstrate the
organizations’’ (defined as the Global CDC Web site, at the following Internet
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and accomplishment of the various
address: identified objectives of the cooperative
Malaria, the World Health Organization funding/budgetguide.htm.
and its six Regional Offices, the agreement. Measures of effectiveness
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative or IV.6. Other Submission Requirements must relate to the performance goals
to any United Nations agency). stated in the ‘‘Purpose’’ section of this
Application Submission Address announcement. Measures must be
The following definition applies for
purposes of this clause: Electronic Submission: HHS/CDC objective and quantitative, and must
• Sex trafficking means the strongly encourages you to submit measure the intended outcome.
recruitment, harboring, transportation, electronically at: Applicants must submit these measures
provision, or obtaining of a person for You will be able to download a copy of of effectiveness with the application and
the purpose of a commercial sex act. 22 the application package from http:// they will be an element of evaluation.
U.S.C. 7102(9)., complete it offline, and We will evaluate your application
All recipients must insert provisions then upload and submit the application against the following criteria:
implementing the applicable parts of via the site. We will not 1. The current ability of the applicant
this section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related accept e-mail submissions. If you are and its member institutions to provide

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high-quality health care and community there letters of support by outside Unsuccessful applicants will receive
outreach in local languages to a groups and member organizations? Does notification of the results of the
significant portion of that state’s the level and quality of in-kind support application review by mail.
population and any ongoing monitoring reflect a commitment to HIV care by the
VI.2. Administrative and National
and evaluation or quality-assurance applicant? Does the applicant describe a
Policy Requirements
activities within these institutions. (25 plan to progressively build the capacity
points). of local organizations and of target 45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92
Does the applicant show, through its’ beneficiaries and communities to For more information on the Code of
experience and the written proposal, respond to the epidemic? Federal Regulations, see the National
that it has a firm understanding of 5. Budget. (Reviewed, but not scored).
health care and community outreach, Archives and Records Administration at
Is the budget for conducting the the following Internet address: http://
along with expertise in the existing activity itemized, well-justified, and
systems of health care delivery and
consistent with stated activities and search.html.
medical training in India? Does the planned program activities?
applicant’s current network reach a The following additional
large segment of the at-risk populations V.2. Review and Selection Process requirements apply to this project:
of the state? • AR–4 HIV/AIDS Confidentiality
The HHS/CDC Procurement and
2. Strength of applicant’s existing or Provisions
Grants Office (PGO) staff will review
proposed network. (25 points). • AR–8 Public Health System
applications for completeness, and HHS
Is the network firmly established and Reporting Requirements
Global AIDS program will review them • AR–12 Lobbying Restrictions
credible? Is there evidence of for responsiveness. Incomplete
institutional support for establishing or • AR–14 Accounting System
applications and applications that are Requirements
strengthening their network? Is the non-responsive to the eligibility criteria
existing or proposed network likely to • AR–25 Release and Sharing of
will not advance through the review Data
be maintained during or beyond the process. Applicants will receive
project period? Does the network exhibit Applicants can find additional
notification that their application did information on these requirements on
value beyond this project? Does the not meet submission requirements.
network have the commitment and the HHS/CDC Web site at the following
An objective review panel will Internet address:
interest to work collaboratively with evaluate complete and responsive
outside groups and agencies? od/pgo/funding/ARs.htm.
applications according to the criteria You need to include an additional
3. Quality and feasibility of proposed
listed in the ‘‘V.1. Criteria’’ section Certifications form from the PHS 5161–
activities. (25 points).
above. All persons who serve on the 1 application ed in your
Does the applicant demonstrate an
panel will be external to the U.S. electronic submission only. Refer to:
understanding of the national cultural
Government Country Program Office.
and political context and the technical
The panel may include both Federal and PHS5161-1-Certificates.pdf. Once you
and programmatic areas covered by the
non-Federal participants. have filled out the form, attach it to your
project? Does the applicant display
In addition, the following factors submission as Other
knowledge of the five-year strategy and
could affect the funding decision: Attachment Forms.
goals of the President’s Emergency Plan,
It is possible for one organization to
such that it can build on these to VI.3. Reporting Requirements
apply as lead grantee with a plan that
develop a comprehensive, collaborative
includes partnering with other You must provide HHS/CDC with an
project to reach underserved
organizations, preferably local. original, plus two hard copies of the
populations in India and meet the goals
Although matching funds are not following reports:
of the Emergency Plan? Are the details
required, preference will go to 1. Interim progress report, due no less
of the proposed activities (for the entire
organizations that can leverage than 90 days before the end of the
project period) clearly presented in the
additional funds to contribute to budget period. The progress report will
application? While summary details for
program goals. serve as your non-competing
years three through five are acceptable,
Applications will be funded in order continuation application, and must
specific and clearly presented details for
by score and rank determined by the contain the following elements:
years one and two are required. Is
review panel. HHS/CDC will provide a. Current budget period activities
staffing, professional personnel, and
justification for any decision to fund out objectives.
leadership in place; if not, is there a
of rank order. b. Current budget period financial
proposed plan to meet staffing needs to
carry out the proposed program? Are V.3. Anticipated Announcement and progress.
program strategies well thought out and Award Dates: c. New budget period program
clearly defined, including evidence of proposed activity objectives.
September 15, 2005. d. Budget.
innovation and creativity? Is scale up
and sustainability addressed? Is there an VI. Award Administration Information e. Measures of effectiveness.
effective monitoring and evaluation f. Additional requested information.
VI.1. Award Notices 2. Financial status report and annual
plan proposed, or currently in place,
and can initial assessment activities be Successful applicants will receive a progress report, no more than 90 days
immediately started? Notice of Award (NoA) from the HHS/ after the end of the budget period.
4. Commitment of the applicant and CDC Procurement and Grants Office. 3. Final financial and performance
its member institutions to improving the The NoA shall be the only binding, reports, no more than 90 days after the
quality and scope of HIV-related care. authorizing document between the end of the project period.
(25 points). recipient and HHS/CDC. An authorized 4. Annual progress report, due no less
Is there evidence of leadership Grants Management Officer will sign the than 30 days after the end of the budget
support and of evidence of current or NoA, and mail it to the recipient fiscal period. This report will include progress
past efforts to improve HIV care? Are officer identified in the application. to date, plans for upcoming activities,

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and will report on a specific set of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Under the leadership of the U.S.
indicators developed in collaboration HUMAN SERVICES Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the
with CDC GAP India. This report must President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S.
be provided to the CDC GAP office in Centers for Disease Control and Department of Health and Human
New Delhi. Prevention Services (HHS) works with host
countries and other key partners to
These reports must be mailed to the Strengthening the Delivery of assess the needs of each country and
Grants Management Specialist listed in Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention, design a customized program of
the ‘‘Agency Contacts’’ section of this Care, Support, and Treatment in the assistance that fits within the host
announcement. Republic of Ethiopia as Part of the nation’s strategic plan.
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS HHS focuses on two or three major
VII. Agency Contacts
Relief program areas in each country. Goals
We encourage inquiries concerning and priorities include the following:
Announcement Type: New. • Achieving primary prevention of
this announcement. Funding Opportunity Number: HIV infection through activities such as
For general questions, contact: AA119. expanding confidential counseling and
Technical Information Management Catalog of Federal Domestic testing programs, building programs to
Section, CDC Procurement and Grants Assistance Number: 93.067. reduce mother-to-child transmission,
Office, U.S. Department of Health and Dates: Application Deadline: and strengthening programs to reduce
Human Services, 2920 Brandywine September 9, 2005. transmission via blood transfusion and
Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, telephone: 1– I. Funding Opportunity Description medical injections.
770–488–2700. • Improving the care and treatment of
Authority: This program is authorized HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases
For program technical assistance, under Sections 307 and 317(k)(2) of the
contact: Michael Friedman, MD, HHS/ (STDs) and related opportunistic
Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C infections by improving STD
CDC, Global AIDS Program (India), Sections 242l and 247b(k)(2)], as
Country Team, c/o U.S. Consulate management; enhancing care and
amended and under Public Law 108–25 treatment of opportunistic infections,
General, 220 Mount Road, Chennai, (United States Leadership Against HIV/ including tuberculosis (TB); and
India 600 006, telephone: 91–44–2811– AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of initiating programs to provide anti-
2000, e-mail:; 2003) [22 U.S.C. 7601]. retroviral therapy (ART).
or Nancy Hedemark Nay, MPH (Project Purpose: President Bush’s Emergency • Strengthening the capacity of
Officer), HHS/CDC, Global AIDS Plan for AIDS Relief has called for countries to collect and use surveillance
Program (India), Country Team, c/o U.S. immediate, comprehensive and data and manage national HIV/AIDS
Embassy, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, evidence-based action to turn the tide of programs by expanding HIV/STD/TB
New Delhi, India 110 021, telephone: global HIV/AIDS. The initiative aims to surveillance programs and
91–11–2419–8000, e-mail: treat more than two million HIV- strengthening laboratory support for infected people with effective surveillance, diagnosis, treatment,
combination anti-retroviral therapy by disease-monitoring and HIV screening
For financial, grants management, or
2008; care for ten million HIV-infected for blood safety.
budget assistance, contact: Shirley
and affected persons, including those This announcement is only for non-
Wynn, Grants Management Specialist,
orphaned by HIV/AIDS, by 2008; and research activities supported by HHS,
CDC Procurement and Grants Office, prevent seven million infections by including the Centers for Disease
U.S. Department of Health and Human 2010, with a focus on 15 priority Control and Prevention (CDC). If an
Services, 2920 Brandywine Road, countries, including 12 in sub-Saharan applicant proposes research activities,
Atlanta, GA 30341, telephone: 770–488– Africa. The five-year strategy for the HHS will not review the application.
1515, e-mail: Emergency Plan is available at the For the definition of research, please see
VIII. Other Information following Internet address: http:// the HHS/CDC web site at the following Internet address:
Applicants can find this and other Over the same time period, as part of od/ads/opspoll1.htm.
HHS/CDC funding opportunity a collective national response, the Measurable outcomes of the program
announcements on the HHS/CDC Web Emergency Plan goals specific to will be in alignment with one (or more)
site, Internet address: http:// Ethiopia are to treat at least 210,000 of the following performance goal(s) for (Click on ‘‘Funding,’’ then HIV-infected individuals; and care for the numerical goals of the President’s
‘‘Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’), 1,050,000 HIV-affected individuals, Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and
and on the Web site of the HHS Office including orphans. HHS/CDC National Center for HIV, STD
of Global Health Affairs, Internet Purpose: The purpose of this funding and TB Prevention (NCHSTP): Increase
address: announcement is to progressively build the proportion of HIV-infected people
an indigenous, sustainable response to who are linked to appropriate
Dated: August 9, 2005. the national HIV epidemic through the prevention, care and treatment services,
William P. Nichols, rapid expansion of innovative, and strengthen the capacity nationwide
Director, Procurement and Grants Office, culturally appropriate, high-quality to monitor the epidemic, develop and
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention and care implement effective HIV prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human interventions, increase and strengthen interventions and evaluate prevention
Services. the role of PLWHA in prevention, care, programs.
[FR Doc. 05–16170 Filed 8–15–05; 8:45 am] and treatment activities and improved Activities: The recipient of these
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P linkages to HIV counseling and testing funds is responsible for activities in
and HIV treatment to target rural and multiple program areas designed to
other underserved populations in target underserved populations in
Ethiopia. Ethiopia. Either the awardee will

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