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medications, and OPTN kidney Application Review Date: June 27, intervention efforts in AI/AN
allocation modeling. 2006. communities. Focus efforts include
The draft meeting agenda will be Application Notification: August 1, enhancing and maintaining personal
available on April 24 on the 2006. and behavioral factors that support
Department’s donation Web site at Earliest Anticipated Start Date: healthy lifestyles such as making
http://www.organdonor.gov/acot.html. September 1, 2006. healthier food choices, avoiding the use
A registration form will be available of tobacco, alcohol, and other harmful
on April 3 on the Department’s donation I. Funding Opportunity Description
substances, being physically active, and
Web site at http://www.organdonor.gov/ The Indian Health Service (IHS) demonstrating other positive behaviors
acot.html. The completed registration announces the competitive grant for to achieve and maintain good health.
form should be submitted by facsimile Health Promotion and Disease Major focus areas include preventing
to Professional and Scientific Associates Prevention. This Program is authorized and controlling obesity by developing
(PSA), the logistical support contractor under the authority of the Snyder Act, and implementing science-based
for the meeting, at fax number (703) 25 U.S.C. 13; the Transfer Act, 42 U.S.C. nutrition and physical activity
234–1701. Individuals without access to 2001; and the Indian Health Care interventions (i.e., increase
the Internet who wish to register may Improvement Act, 25 U.S.C. 1621(b), et consumption of fruits and vegetables,
call Sowjanya Kotakonda with PSA at seq., as amended. This Program is reduce consumption of foods that are
(703) 234–1737. Individuals who plan to described at 93.443 in the Catalog of high in fat, increase breast feeding,
attend the meeting and need special Federal Domestic Assistance. reduce television time, and increase
assistance, such as sign language opportunities for physical activity).
interpretation or other reasonable Note: This announcement applies to new Other focal areas include preventing the
and existing applicants. Overlapping support consumption of alcohol and tobacco use
accommodations, should notify the for current grantees that wish to apply for
ACOT Executive Secretary, Remy among youth, increasing accessibility to
this funding as a new applicant must be
Aronoff, in advance of the meeting. Mr. resolved prior to funding. If the funding tobacco cessation programs, and
Aronoff may be reached by telephone at period of the new award overlaps with reducing exposure to second-hand
301–443–3264, e-mail: current support, the grantee must relinquish smoke.
Remy.Aronoff@hrsa.hhs.gov or in or reduce funding on the current award. For The HP/DP initiative encourages
writing at the address provided below. additional information or clarification, please Tribal applicants to fully engage their
Management and support services for contact Ms. Michelle Bulls, Grants Policy local schools, communities, health care
ACOT functions are provided by the Officer at (301) 443–6528. providers, health centers, faith-based/
Division of Transplantation, Healthcare spiritual communities, senior centers,
The purpose of the program is to youth programs, local governments,
Systems Bureau, Health Resources and enable American Indian/Alaska Native
Services Administration, 5600 Fishers academia, non-profit organizations, and
(AI/AN) communities to enhance and many other community sectors to work
Lane, Parklawn Building, Room 12C–06, expand health promotion and reduce
Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone together to enhance and promote health
chronic disease by: Increasing physical and prevent chronic disease in their
number 301–443–7577. activity, avoiding the use of tobacco,
After the presentations and ACOT communities.
alcohol, and other unhealthy addictive The initiative is described in the
discussions, members of the public will
substances, and improving nutrition to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
have an opportunity to provide
support healthier AI/AN communities No. 93.443 at http://www.cfda.gov/ and
comments. Because of the Committee’s
through innovative and effective is not subject to the intergovernmental
full agenda and the timeframe in which
community, school, clinic and work site requirements of Executive Order 12372
to cover the agenda topics, public
health promotion and chronic disease or the Health Systems Agency review.
comment will be limited. All public
prevention programs. This competitive grant is awarded under
comments will be included in the The IHS HP/DP Initiative focuses on
record of the ACOT meeting. the authorization of the Snyder Act, 25
enhancing and expanding health U.S.C. 13; the Transfer Act, 42 U.S.C.
Dated: March 28, 2006. promotion and chronic disease 2001; and the Indian Health Care
Elizabeth M. Duke, prevention to reduce health disparities Improvement Act, 25 U.S.C. 1621(b), et
Administrator. among AI/AN populations. The seq., as amended. The grant will be
[FR Doc. E6–4870 Filed 4–4–06; 8:45 am] initiative is fully integrated with the administered under the Public Health
BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Department of Health and Human Service (PHS) Grants Policy Statement
Services (HHS) Initiatives ‘‘Healthy and other applicable agency policies.
People 2010’’ and ‘‘Steps to a The HHS is committed to achieving
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HealthierUS’’. Potential applicants may the health promotion and disease
HUMAN SERVICES obtain a printed copy of Healthy People prevention objectives of Healthy People
2010, (Summary Report No. 017–001– 2010, a HHS-led activity for setting and
Indian Health Service 00549–5) or CD–ROM, Stock No. 017– monitoring program for priority areas.
001–00549–5, through the This program announcement is related
Health Promotion and Disease Superintendent of Documents, to the priority area of Education and
Prevention Government Printing Office, P.O. Box Community-Based Programs. Potential
Announcement Type: New/ 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250–7945, applicants may obtain a printed copy of
Competing Continuation. (202) 512–1800. You may also access Healthy People 2010, (Summary Report
Funding Opportunity Number: HHS– this information at the following Web No. 017–001–00549–5) or CD–ROM,
2006–IHS–HP/DP–0001. sites: http://www.healthypeople.gov/ Stock No. 017–001–00549–5, through
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Catalog of Federal Domestic Publications and http:// the Superintendent of Documents,


Assistance Number: 93.443. www.healthierus.gov/. Government Printing Office, P.O. Box
Key Dates: The HP/DP Initiative targets 371954, Pittsburgh, PA, 15250–7945,
Application Deadline Date: May 26, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, (202) 512–1800. You may also access
2006. and substance abuse prevention and this information at the following Web

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site: http://www.healthypeople.gov/ risk factors for these diseases. Non- local public health agencies, local
Publications. ceremonial tobacco use varies amongst health programs, local and state
AI/AN regions and states. Alcohol and education agencies (i.e., Bureau of
1. Background
illicit drug use are associated with Indian Affairs and public), Indian
Heart disease, cancer and serious public health problem including Health Service, health care hospitals/
unintentional injuries are the leading violence, motor vehicle crashes, and clinics, local businesses, academia,
cause of morbidity and mortality among teen pregnancy among youth. Long term spiritual and faith-based organizations,
AI/AN. Many of these diseases and drinking can lead to heart disease, community coalitions/task forces,
injuries are impacted by modifiable cancer, and alcohol-related liver youth-focused organizations, and
behavioral risk factors such as physical disease. elderly-focused organizations.
inactivity, unhealthy diet, tobacco, and Interventions may include
alcohol abuse. Concerted efforts to environmental and policy changes in B. Community, Work Site, Clinic-Based,
increase effective public health, the community, school, clinic or work and/or School-Based Interventions
prevention, and intervention strategies site to increase physical activity, Identify and implement high priority,
are necessary to reduce tobacco/alcohol increase healthier food items at school effective strategies proven to prevent,
use, poor diet, and insufficient physical fund raising, vending machines, school reduce and control chronic diseases.
activity to reduce the burden of diseases food service, senior centers, shopping The communities must examine their
and disabilities in AI/AN communities. centers, food vendors, work sites, Tribal chronic disease burden, identify
Although the National 2010 objective colleges and other community settings. behavioral risk factors, at-risk
recommends that adults engage in 30 Other strategies include implementing populations, current services and
minutes of regular, moderate physical no smoking policies in the workplace resources, Tribal and IHS strategic
activity each day, only 15 percent of and clinics, creating safe walking trails plans, and partnership capabilities in
adults performed the recommended for community access, improving access order to develop a comprehensive
amount of physical activity. Despite the to tobacco cessation programs, utilizing intervention plan. Applicants are
well known benefits of physical activity, social marketing to promote change and encouraged to identify and examine
many adults and children remain prevent disease, reducing underage local data sources to describe the extent
sedentary. A healthy diet and regular drinking, increasing effective self of the health problem. Data sources
physical activity are both important for management of chronic disease and include IHS Resource Patient
maintaining a healthy weight. Regular associated risk factors, and increasing Management System (RPMS),
physical activity, fitness, and exercise evidence-based clinical preventive care Government Performance and Results
are extremely important for the health practices. Programs are expected to Act (GPRA), Clinical Registry System
and well being of all people. A profound utilize evidence-based public health (CRS), diabetes registry, hospital/clinic
change from a ‘‘traditional’’ low fat diet strategies that may include system data, Women Infant Children (WIC)
of largely unprocessed plant foods to an improvement, public education and data, school data, behavioral risk
‘‘affluent’’ high fat diet of more animal information, media campaigns to surveys, and other sources of
fats, simple carbohydrates, and less fiber support healthier behaviors, policy and information about individual, group, or
is accompanied by an increasing environmental changes, community community health status, needs, and
prevalence of obesity and chronic capacity building and training, school resources.
diseases. Historically, American Indians classroom curricula, and health care Communities can address behavioral
consumed a diet that was high in provider education. risk factors contributing to chronic
complex carbohydrates, high in fiber, conditions and diseases such as
and low in fat. Today, their diet is 2. Activities
cardiovascular disease, diabetes,
replaced by food high in refined All recipient activities funded under obesity, and cancer. These factors
carbohydrates, fat, and a low this program announcement are include physical inactivity, poor
consumption of fruits and vegetables. A required to coordinate with existing nutrition, tobacco, alcohol and
proliferation of fast food restaurants and federal, local public health agencies, substance use. Applicants are
convenience stores selling foods that are Tribal programs, and/or local coalitions/ encouraged to apply effective and
high in fat and sugar, as well as task forces to enhance joint efforts to innovative strategies to reduce chronic
sedentary lifestyles have translated into strengthen health promotion and disease and unintentional injuries
weight gain and obesity. There are also disease prevention programs in the associated with alcohol and substance
epidemiological studies indicating that community, school and/or work site. All use. Current evidence-based and
increased intake of fruits and vegetables recipients are required to address at promising public health strategies can
decreases the risk of many types of least one of the following or a be found at the IHS Best Practices
cancer. combination of all four components: database at http://www.ihs.gov/
Many of the medical and health School, work site, clinic, or community- NonMedicalPrograms/HPDP/BPTR/,
problems of AI/AN are associated with based interventions. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services at
obesity. There is limited data on the http://www.odphp.osophs.dhhs.gov/
prevalence of obesity among AI/AN, A. Community Engagement
pubs/guidecps/ and http://
although it is estimated that 40 percent Create and build on current alliances www.ahrq.gov and the National Registry
of American Indian children are by identifying key coalitions, task for Effective Programs at http://
overweight and one-third of adults are forces, and partners that focus on health modelprograms.samhsa.gov/
obese. Tobacco use is the largest promotion and chronic disease template.cfm?page=nrepbutton.
preventable cause of disease and prevention and its associated risk
premature death in the United States. factors. The key to success is to engage II. Award Information
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More than 400,000 Americans die each partners and stakeholders that Type of Funding Awards: Grant.
year from illnesses related to smoking. demonstrate commitment to the Estimated Funds Available:
Cardiovascular disease and lung cancer initiative by their willingness to invest $1,300,000.
are the leading causes of death among leadership, personnel, expertise, and Anticipated Number of Awards: 13.
AI/AN, and tobacco use is one of the other resources. Partners may include Project Period: 3 Year Budget Period.

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Maximum Award Amount: $100,000 Program Contact: Ms. Alberta Becenti, f. Project Abstract (may not exceed
per year. Division of Clinical & Preventive one typewritten page) which should
This amount is inclusive of direct and Services, Indian Health Service, 801 present a summary view of ‘‘who-what-
indirect costs. Awards under this Thompson Avenue, Suite 307, when-where-how-cost’’ to determine
announcement are subject to the Rockville, Maryland 20852. Phone (301) acceptability for review.
availability of funds and satisfactory 443–4305. g. Table of Contents with
performance. Future continuation Grants Policy Contact: Ms. Denise corresponding numbered pages.
awards within the project period will be Clark, Division of Grants Operations, h. Project Narrative (not to exceed 20
based on satisfactory performance, Indian Health Service, 801 Thompson typewritten pages).
availability of funding and continuing Avenue, Suite 320, Rockville, Maryland i. Categorical Budget Narrative and
needs of the IHS. 20852. Phone (301) 443–5204. Budget Justification.
If you request funding greater than Information regarding the electronic j. Appendix Items.
$100,000, your application may not be application process or to obtain a waiver
considered, and it may not be entered 3. Submission Dates and Times
from the electronic process should be
into the review process. You will be directed to: Grants Policy Staff, Michelle Applications must be submitted
notified if your application did not meet G. Bulls, Grants Policy Officer, Indian electronically through Grants.gov by
the submission requirements. Health Service. (301) 443–6528. close of business May 26, 2006. If
The entire application package is technical issues arise and the applicant
III. Eligibility Information
available at: http://www.grants.gov. is unable to successfully complete the
1. Eligible Applicants electronic application process, the
2. Content and Form of Application applicant must contact Michelle G.
Eligible Applicants must be one of the
Submission Bulls, Grants Policy Officer fifteen days
following:
A. A federally-recognized Indian Submission Dates and Times prior to the application deadline and
Tribe; or advise them of the difficulties you are
Content and Form of Application having submitting your application on
B. Non-Profit Tribal organization; or
C. Urban Indian organizations as Submission if prior approval for paper line. At that time, a determination will
defined by 25 U.S.C. 1652. submission was obtained: be made as to whether the organization
Applicants must provide proof of A. All applications should: is eligible to receive a waiver to submit
non-profit status with the application. (1) Be single-spaced. a paper application which includes an
(2) Be typewritten. original and 2 copies. Prior approval
2. Cost Sharing or Matching (3) Have consecutively numbered must be obtained, in writing, allowing
Cost sharing or matching is not pages. the paper submission. Applications that
required. (4) If unable to submit electronically, are not submitted through Grants.gov
submit using a black type not smaller may be returned to the applicant
3. Other Requirements than 12 characters per one inch. without review and it will not be
Late applications will be considered a. Submit on one side only of considered for funding. Each applicant
non-responsive. See Section ‘‘IV.3. standard size 81/2″ x 11″ paper. should request a legibly dated U.S.
Submission Dates and Times’’ for more b. Do not tab, glue, or place in a Postal Service postmark or obtain a
information on deadlines. plastic holder. legibly dated receipt from a commercial
Tribal Resolution(s)—A resolution of (5) Contain a narrative that does not
the Indian Tribe served by the project carrier or U.S. Postal Service. Private
exceed 20 typed pages that includes the metered postmarks will not be
should accompany the application below listed sections. The 20-page
submission. An Indian Tribe that is acceptable as proof of timely mailing.
narrative does not include the work Extension of deadlines: IHS may
proposing a project affecting another plan, standard forms, Tribal extend application deadlines when
Indian Tribe must include resolutions resolution(s), table of contents, budget,
from all affected Tribes to be served. circumstances such as acts of God
budget justifications, multi-year (floods, hurricanes, etc.) occur, or when
Draft resolutions may be submitted in narratives, multi-year budget, multi-year
lieu of an official signed resolution. The there are widespread disruptions of mail
budget justifications, and/or other service, or in other rare cases.
applicant must state when the final appendix items.
resolution will be obtained and Determination to extend or waive
Public Policy Requirements: All deadline requirements rests with the
submitted. An official signed Tribal Federal-wide public policies apply to
resolution is required prior to award if Grants Management Officer, Division of
IHS grants with the exception of Grants Operations (DGO).
the Tribe is selected for funding. The Lobbying and Discrimination. Late applications will be returned to
entity should submit the resolution (1) Include in the application the the applicant without review or
(draft or final) prior to the application following documents in the order consideration. IHS will not
review date or the application will be presented: acknowledge receipt of applications
considered incomplete and it will be a. Standard Form 424, Application for under this announcement.
returned without consideration. Federal Assistance.
IV. Application and Submission b. Standard Form 424A, Budget 4. Intergovernmental Review
Information Information—Non-Construction Executive Order 12372 requiring
Programs (pages 1–2). intergovernmental review is not
1. Web Address for Application Package c. Standard Form 424B, Assurances— applicable to this program.
Applicant package for HHS–2006– Non-Construction Programs front and
IHS–HP/DP–0001 may be found at: back. The application shall contain 5. Funding Restrictions
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http://www.grants.gov. assurances to the Secretary that the A. Pre-award costs are not allowable
Information regarding the program or applicant will comply with program unless the grantee receives prior
grants management related inquiries regulations, 42 CFR Part 136 Subpart H. approval from the Program Official.
may be obtained from either of the d. Certification. B. Funds may be used to expand or
following persons: e. Disclosure of Lobbying Activities. enhance existing activities to

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accomplish the objectives of this through Grants.gov without a waiver Applications submitted electronically
program announcement. Funds may be may be returned to the applicant must also be registered with the Central
used to pay for consultants, contractors, without review. Applicants must Contractor Registry (CCR). A DUNS
materials, resources, travel and download the application package from number is required before CCR
associated expenses to implement and Grants.gov and complete all required registration can be completed. Many
evaluate intervention activities such as forms. organizations may already have a DUNS
those described under the ‘‘Activities’’ (2) If applicable, the paper application number. Please use the telephone
section of this announcement. Funds (original and 2 copies) may be sent number listed above to investigate
may not be used for direct patient care, directly to Denise Clark, Division of whether or not your organization has a
diagnostic medical testing, patient Grants Operations, 801 Thompson DUNS number. Registration with the
rehabilitation, pharmaceutical Avenue, TMP 360, Rockville, MD CCR is free of charge.
purchases, facilities construction, or 20852, telephone (301) 443–5204 by Applicants may register by calling
lobbying. May 26, 2006. (888) 227–2423. Applicants must also be
C. Each HP/DP award shall not exceed (3) When you enter the Grants.gov registered with the CCR to submit
$100,000 a year or a total of $300,000 for Web site, you will find information electronically. Please review and
3 years. about submitting an application complete the CCR ‘‘Registration
D. The available funds are inclusive of electronically through the Web site, as Worksheet’’ located in the appendix of
direct and indirect costs. well as the hours of operation. We the HP/DP application package or on
E. Only one grant will be awarded per strongly recommend that applicants not http://www.Grants.gov/CCRRegister.
applicant. wait until the deadline date to begin the More detailed information regarding
6. Other Submission Requirements application process through Grants.gov these registration processes can be
Web site. found at the http://www.Grants.gov Web
A. Electronic Transmission: The (4) To use Grants.gov, you, as the site.
preferred method for receipt of applicant, must have a DUNS number C. Other Requirements: (1) Please
applications is electronic submission and register with the Central Contractor number pages consecutively from
through Grants.gov Web site. However, Registry (CCR). You should allow a beginning to end so that information can
should any technical problems arise minimum of five days to complete CCR be located easily during review of the
regarding the submission, please contact registration. See below on how to apply. application. Appendices should be
Grants.gov Customer Support at (800) (5) You must submit all documents labeled and separated from the Project
518–4726 or e-mail your questions to electronically, including all information Narrative and Budget Section, and the
support@grants.gov. The Contact Center typically included on the SF–424 and pages should be numbered to continue
hours of operation are Monday–Friday all necessary assurances and the sequence.
from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Standard certifications. (2) Abstract—describing the overall
Time). If you require additional (6) Your application must comply project, intervention area and
assistance, please contact IHS Grants with any page limitation requirements population size, partnerships,
Policy Staff at (301) 443–6528 at least described in the program intervention strategies, and major
fifteen days prior to the application announcement. outcomes. The abstract is limited to 1
deadline. To submit an application (7) After you electronically submit page.
electronically, please use the http:// your application, you will receive an (3) Table of Contents—with page
www.Grants.gov Web site. Download a automatic acknowledgment from numbers for each of the following
copy of the application package from Grants.gov that contains a Grants.gov sections.
the Grants.gov Web site, complete it tracking number. The IHS DGO will (4) Application Narrative—the
offline and then upload and submit the retrieve your application from application narrative (excluding the
application via the Grants.gov Web site. Grants.gov Web site. appendices) must be no more than 20
You may not e-mail an electronic copy (8) You may access the electronic pages, single-spaced, printed on one
of a grant application. application for this program on http:// side, with one-inch margins, and black
Please note the following: www.Grants.gov. type not smaller than 12 characters per
(1) Under the new IHS requirements, (9) You must search for the one inch. If your narrative exceeds the
paper applications are not the preferred downloadable application package by page limit, only the first 20 pages will
method. However, if you have technical CFDA number 93.443. be reviewed. The narrative should
problems submitting your application (10) To download the application include background and needs;
online, please contact Grants.gov package, the applicant must provide the intervention plan; monitoring and
Customer Support at: http:// Funding Opportunity Number: HHS– evaluation; organizational capabilities
www.grants.gov/CustomerSupport. If 2006–IHS–HP/DP–0001. and qualifications; communication and
technical issues continue and the E-mail applications will not be information sharing. The narrative
applicant is unable to successfully accepted under this announcement. should include a summary of the
complete the electronic application B. DUNS Number: Beginning October organizations that have submitted letters
process, the applicant must contact 1, 2003, applicants were required to of support, resolution, and
Michelle Bulls, Grants Policy Officer have a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) Memorandum of Understanding (as
fifteen days prior to the application number. The DUNS number is a nine- appropriate) from the local key partners
deadline and advise them of the digit identification number which specifying their roles, responsibilities,
difficulties you are having submitting uniquely identifies business entities. and resources. Actual letters, resolution,
your application online. At that time, it Obtaining a DUNS number is easy and and Memorandum of Understanding
will be determined whether your there is no charge. To obtain a DUNS should be placed in the appendix.
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organization may submit a paper number, access http://www.dnb.com/us/ (5) Line-Item Budget Narrative and
application. The grantee must obtain or call (866) 705–5711. Interested Budget Justification—detailed budget by
prior approval, in writing, from the parties may wish to obtain their DUNS line items and a detailed budget
Grants Policy Officer allowing the paper number by phone to expedite the narrative justification explaining why
submission. Applications not submitted process. each budget line item is necessary/

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relevant to the proposed project C. Intervention Plan. (Total 30 points) the proposed plan. Resumes must
(personnel, supplies, equipment, • Does the plan include objectives, indicate the staff qualifications to carry
training etc.). You may include in-kind strategies, and activities that are out the proposed plan and activities. (2
services to carry out proposed plans. specific, realistic, measurable, and time- points)
(6) Appendix—the following phased related to identified needs and • How will the plan be sustained after
additional information may be included gaps in existing programs? (10 points) the grant ends? (2 points)
in the appendix. The appendices will • Does the proposed plan include • Does the applicant describe key
not be counted toward the narrative intervention strategies to address risk partners specifying their roles,
page limit. Appendices are limited to factors contributing to chronic responsibilities, and resources (MOU,
the following items: conditions and diseases? (5 points) Letters of Support are provided in the
a. Multi-Year Objectives and Work • How well does the plan reflect local appendix). (3 points)
Plans with Multi-Year Categorical capacity to provide, improve, or expand F. Communication and Information
Budgets and Multi-Year Budget services that address the needs of the Sharing. (Total 10 points)
Narrative Justifications. target population? (5 points) • Does the applicant describe plans to
b. Categorical Budget Line-Items and • Does the proposed plan include the share experiences, strategies, and results
Budget Narrative Justification. action steps in a time line, identify who with other interested communities and
c. Tribal Resolution(s) or Health will perform the action steps, identify partners? (5 points)
Board Resolution(s). who will coordinate the project, and • Does the applicant describe plans to
d. Organizational Chart(s). identify who will develop and collect ensure effective and timely
e. Letters of Support, Resolution, or the evaluation, and include any training communication and exchange of
Memorandum of Understanding. that will take place during the proposed information, experiences and results
f. Resumes of key staff that reflect project? Provide the work plan/time line through mechanisms such as the
current duties. in the appendix. (5 points) Internet, workshops, and other
g. Indirect Cost Rate Agreement. • If the plan includes consultants or methods? (5 points)
h. Proposed Contractual or Consultant contractors, does the plan include G. Budget Justification. (Total 10
Scope of Work, if applicable. educational requirements, work points)
i. Resumes or Qualifications of experience and qualifications, expected
• Is the budget reasonable and
Contractors or Consultants, if work products to be delivered and a
consistent with the proposed activities
applicable. time line? If a potential consultant/
and intent of the program? (4 points)
(7) Workplan—Any material contractor has already been identified,
• Does the budget narrative
submitted in the appendices that is not please include a resume in the
justification explain each line item and
listed here will not be reviewed. All appendix. (5 points)
the relevancy to the proposed plan? (4
information included in the appendices D. Plan for Monitoring and Program
points)
should be clearly referenced within the Evaluation. (Total 20 points)
• Does the plan describe appropriate • Does the budget include in-kind
20 page narrative to aid reviewers in services? (2 points)
connecting information in the data sources to monitor and track
appendices to that provided in the changes in community capacity; the 2. Review and Selection Process
narrative. extent to which interventions reach
Applications will be reviewed for
populations at risk; changes in risk
V. Application Review Information timeliness and completeness by the
factors; and changes in program
Division of Grants Operations and for
1. Criteria efficiency? (7 points)
• Does the applicant demonstrate the responsiveness by the HP/DP staff. Late
You are required to provide capability to conduct surveillance and and incomplete applications will be
measurable objectives related to the program evaluation, access and analyze considered ineligible and will be
performance goals and intended data sources, and use the evaluation to returned to the applicant without
outcome. Applicants will be evaluated strengthen the program? (7 points) review.
and rated according to weights assigned • Does the applicant describe how the Applications will be evaluated and
to each section as noted in parentheses. project is anticipated to improve rated based on the evaluation criteria
A. Abstract. (no points) specific performance measures and listed in Section V.1. Applicants will be
B. Background and Needs. (Total 20 outcomes compared to baseline notified if their application did not meet
points) performance? (6 points) submission requirements.
• Is the proposed intervention and E. Organizational Capabilities, In addition to the above criteria/
the extent of the problem clearly and Qualifications and Collaboration. (Total requirements, applications are
thoroughly described, including the 10 points) considered according to the following:
targeted population served and • Does the plan include the A. Proposals will be reviewed for
geographic location of the proposed organizational structure of the Tribe/ merit by the Objective Review
project? (5 points) Tribal or Urban Indian organization? (1 Committee consisting of Federal and
• Are data provided to substantiate point) non-Federal reviewers appointed by the
the existing burden and/or disparities of • Does the plan include the ability of IHS.
chronic diseases and conditions in the the organization to manage the proposed B. The technical review process
target population to be served? (5 plans, including information on similar ensures the selection of quality projects
points) sized projects in scope as well as other in a national competition for limited
• Are assets and barriers to successful grants and projects successfully funding.
program implementation identified? (5 completed? (2 points) After review of the applications,
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points) • Does the applicant include key rating scores will be ranked, and the
• How well are existing resources personnel who will work on the project? applications with the highest rating
used to complement or contribute to the Position descriptions should clearly scores will be recommended for
effort planned in the proposal? (5 describe each position and duties, funding. Applicants scoring below 60
points) qualifications and experiences related to points will be disapproved.

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3. Anticipated Announcement and 3. Reporting are on a first come—first serve bases.


Award Dates A. Progress Report—Program progress Interested parties should register with
reports are required semi-annually. the HP/DP program prior to making
Earliest anticipated award date is
These reports will include a brief travel arrangements to ensure space
September 1, 2006.
comparison of actual accomplishments availability. All participants are
VI. Award Administration Information to the goals established for the period, responsible for making and paying for
reasons for slippage (if applicable), and their own travel arrangements.
1. Award Notices
other pertinent information as required. Dated: March 29, 2006.
Notification: August 1, 2006. A final report must be submitted within Robert G. McSwain,
The program officer will notify the 90 days of expiration of the budget/ Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
contact person identified on each project period. [FR Doc. 06–3257 Filed 4–4–06; 8:45 am]
proposal of the results in writing via B. Financial Status Report—Semi- BILLING CODE 4165–16–P
postal mail. Applicants whose annual financial status reports (FSR)
applications are declared ineligible will must be submitted within 30 days of the
receive written notification of the semi-annual report. Final FSR are due DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
ineligibility determination and their within 90 days of expiration of the HUMAN SERVICES
original grant application via postal budget/project period. Standard Form
mail. The ineligible notification will 269 (long form) can be download from Indian Health Service
include information regarding the http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/
rationale for the ineligible decision sf269.pdf for financial reporting. Tribal Self-Governance Program;
citing specific information from the Failure to submit required reports Planning Cooperative Agreement;
original grant application. Applicants may result in one or both of the Extension of Deadline for New Funding
who are approved but unfunded and following: Cycle for Fiscal Year 2006
disapproved will receive a copy of the A. The imposition of special award
Executive Summary which identifies Funding Opportunity Number: HHS–
provisions; and 2006–IHS–TSGP–0001.
the weaknesses and strengths of the B. The withholding of support of CFDA Number: 93.210.
application submitted. Applicants other eligible projects or activities.
which are approved and funded will be This applies whether the delinquency Note: The purpose of this second
notified through the Financial Assistant announcement is to provide another
is attributable to the failure of the opportunity for all eligible applicants to
Award (FAA) document. The FAA will grantee organization or the individual
serve as the official notification of a apply for FY 2006 funding under the Self-
responsible for preparation of the Governance Planning Cooperative
grant award and will state the amount reports. Agreement. The previous Federal Register
of Federal funds awarded, the purpose notice published on December 14, 2005, FR
of the grant, the terms and conditions of VII. Agency Contact(s) Doc. E5–7280, provided an initial deadline of
the grant award, the effective date of the 1. Questions on the programmatic and January 20, 2006. The application deadline
award, the project period, and the technical issues may be directed to: for this announcement is May 19, 2006.
budget period. The FAA will be signed Alberta Becenti, Health Promotion/ Key Dates: Applications Due—May
by the Grants Management Officer and Disease Prevention Consultant. Phone: 19, 2006; Objective Review Committee
serves as the authorizing document. (301) 443–4305, Fax: (301) 594–6213. to Evaluate Applications—June 21–22,
Any other correspondence announcing abecenti@hqe.ihs.gov. 2006; Anticipated Project Start Date—
to the Applicant’s Project Director that 2. Questions on grants management August 7, 2006.
an application was recommended for and fiscal matters may be directed to:
approval is not an authorization to begin Denise Clark, Grants Management I. Funding Opportunity Description
performance. Pre-award costs are not Specialist. Phone: (301) 443–5204, Fax: The purpose of the program is to
allowable charges under this program (301) 443–9602. dclark@hqe.ihs.gov. award cooperative agreements that
grant. The Public Health Service strongly provide planning resources to Tribes
2. Administrative and National Policy encourages all grant and contract interested in participating in the Tribal
Requirements recipients to provide a smoke-free Self-Governance Program (TSGP) as
workplace and promote the non-use of authorized by Title V, Tribal Self-
A. 45 CFR Part 92, ‘‘Uniform all tobacco products. In addition, Public Governance Amendments of 2000 of the
Administrative Requirements for Grants Law 103–227, the Pro-Children Act of Indian Self-Determination and
and Cooperative Agreements to State, 1994, prohibits smoking in certain Education Assistance Act of Public Law
Local, and Tribal Governments’’, or 45 facilities (or in some cases, any portion (Pub. L.) 93–638, as amended. This
CFR Part 74, ‘‘Uniform Administration of the facility) in which regular or grant is authorized under the authority
Requirements for Awards and routine education, library, day care, of Section 503(e) of the Indian Self-
Subawards to Institutions of Higher health care or early childhood Determination and Education
Education, Hospitals, Other Non-Profit development services are provided to Assistance Act , 25 U.S.C. 458aaa–2(e).
Organizations, and Commercial children. This is consistent with the The TSGP is designed to promote self-
Organizations’’. Public Health Service mission to protect determination by allowing Tribes to
B. Appropriate Cost Principles: OMB and advance the physical and mental assume more control of Indian Health
Circular A–87, ‘‘State, Local, and Indian health of the American people. Service (IHS) programs and services
Tribal Governments,’’ or OMB Circular through compacts negotiated with the
A–122, ‘‘Non-Profit Organizations’’. VIII. Other Information IHS. The Planning Cooperative
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C. OMB Circular A–133, ‘‘Audits of Applicants are encouraged to bring Agreement allows a Tribe to gather
States, Local Governments, and Non- draft narratives of their anticipated grant information to determine the current
Profit Organizations’’. application. Participation is limited to types and amounts of Programs,
D. PHS Grants Policy Statement, two personnel from each Tribal or Services, Functions, and Activities
Revised April 1994 Urban Indian organization. All sessions (PSFAs), and funding available at the

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