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a. Current Budget Period Activities Dated: August 12, 2005. screening, treatment, and care facilities.
Objectives. William P. Nichols, Haiti’s HIV prevalence rate in adults is
b. Current Budget Period Financial Director, Procurement and Grants Office, reported to be 5.6 percent, according to
Progress. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2004 Annual Report of the Joint
U.S. Department of Health and Human United Nations Programme on HIV/
c. New Budget Period Program Services.
Proposed Activity Objectives. AIDS (UNAIDS). Access to prevention
[FR Doc. 05–16434 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am] and treatment is limited among the
d. Budget. BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Haitian population because of an
e. Measures of Effectiveness, underdeveloped public health
including progress against the infrastructure and a lack of clinical
numerical goals of the President’s DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND capacity.
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief for HUMAN SERVICES Under the leadership of the U.S.
Haiti. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the
f. Additional Requested Information. Centers for Disease Control and President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S.
Prevention Department of Health and Human
2. Annual progress report, due no
more than 60 days after the end of the Services (HHS) works with host
Strengthen and Expand Delivery of
budget period. Reports should include countries and other key partners to
HIV/AIDS Treatment, Care and Support
progress against the numerical goals of assess the needs of each country and
Services Targeting the Haitian National design a customized program of
the President’s Emergency Plan for Police (PNH) and Prevention of Mother- assistance that fits within the host
AIDS Relief for Haiti. to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Points nation’s strategic plan.
3. Financial status report, due no of Service in the Republic of Haiti as HHS focuses on two or three major
more than 90 days after the end of the Part of the President’s Emergency Plan program areas in each country. Goals
budget period. for AIDS Relief and priorities include the following:
4. Final financial and performance Announcement Type: New. • Achieving primary prevention of
reports, no more than 90 days after the Funding Opportunity Number: CDC– HIV infection through activities such as
end of the project period. RFA–AA215. expanding confidential counseling and
Recipients must mail these reports to Catalog of Federal Domestic testing programs, building programs to
the Grants Management or Contract Assistance Number: 93.067. reduce mother-to-child transmission,
Specialist listed in the ‘‘Agency Key Dates: and strengthening programs to reduce
Contacts’’ section of this announcement. Application Deadline: September 12, transmission via blood transfusion and
2005. medical injections.
VII. Agency Contacts • Improving the care and treatment of
I. Funding Opportunity Description
We encourage inquiries concerning HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases
this announcement. Authority: This program is authorized (STDs) and related opportunistic
For general questions, contact: under Sections 301(a) and 307 of the Public infections by improving STD
Technical Information Management Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. sections 241 management; enhancing care and
Section, CDC Procurement and Grants and 2421] as amended, and under Public Law treatment of opportunistic infections,
108–25 (United States Leadership Against including tuberculosis (TB); and
Office, U.S. Department of Health and HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of
Human Services, 2920 Brandywine initiating programs to provide anti-
2003) [22 U.S.C. 7601]. retroviral therapy (ART).
Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone:
770–488–2700. Background: President Bush’s • Strengthening the capacity of
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has countries to collect and use surveillance
For program technical assistance, called for immediate, comprehensive data and manage national HIV/AIDS
contact: Kathy Grooms, Country and evidence-based action to turn the programs by expanding HIV/STD/TB
Program Officer, CDC, NCHSTP, Global tide of global HIV/AIDS. The initiative surveillance programs and
AIDS Program, 1600 Clifton Road, MS aims to treat more than two million strengthening laboratory support for
E–04, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone: HIV-infected people with effective surveillance, diagnosis, treatment,
404–639–8394, Email: combination anti-retroviral therapy by disease-monitoring and HIV screening
Kgrooms@cdc.gov. 2008; care for ten million HIV-infected for blood safety.
For financial, grants management, or and affected persons, including those Measurable outcomes of the program
budget assistance, contact: Vivian orphaned by HIV/AIDS, by 2008; and will be in alignment with the numerical
Walker, Contracts Specialist, CDC prevent seven million infections by goal of the President’s Emergency Plan
Procurement and Grants Office, U.S. 2010, with a focus on 15 priority for AIDS Relief and with one (or more)
Department of Health and Human countries, including 2 in the Caribbean. of the following performance goal(s) for
Services, 2920 Brandywine Road, The five-year strategy for the Emergency the National Center for HIV, STD and
Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770– Plan is available at the following TB Prevention (NCHSTP) of the Centers
488–2724, E-mail: vew4@cdc.gov. Internet address: http://www.state.gov/s/ for Disease Control and Prevention
VIII. Other Information gac/rl/or/c11652.htm. within HHS: Increase the proportion of
Over the same time period, as part of HIV-infected people who are linked to
Applicants can find this and other a collective national response, the appropriate prevention, care and
HHS funding opportunity Emergency Plan goals specific to Haiti treatment services; strengthen the
announcements on the HHS/CDC Web are to treat at least 25,000 HIV-infected capacity nationwide to monitor the
site, Internet address: http:// individuals; care for 125,000 HIV- epidemic; develop and implement
www.cdc.gov (click on ‘‘Funding’’ then affected individuals, including orphans. effective HIV prevention interventions;
‘‘Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’), Purpose: An essential element of and evaluate prevention programs.
and on the Web site of the HHS Office preventing new cases of HIV in Haiti is This announcement is only for non-
of Global Health Affairs, Internet to ensure as much of the population as research activities supported by HHS,
address: http://www.globalhealth.gov. possible groups has adequate access to including the Centers for Disease

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Control and Prevention (CDC). If an a. Provide routine, confidential care system. This will include the
applicant proposes research activities, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) following:
HHS will not review the application. to pregnant women. a. The management of opportunistic
For the definition of ‘‘research,’’ please b. Provide partner-referral counseling infections (OI).
see the HHS/CDC Web site at the and testing. b. Palliative care and support for
following Internet address: http:// c. Use a modified Directly Observed PLWHA.
www.cdc.gov/od/ads/opspoll1.htm. Treatment—Short Course (DOTS) c. Making HIV testing a routine part
approach to put HIV-positive pregnant of medical care.
Activities women and their babies under 4. Develop and support a referral
The recipient of these funds is prophylactic anti-retroviral (ARV) system establish PNH confidential VCT
responsible for activities in multiple treatment. and anti-retroviral treatment (ART) and
program areas designed to target d. Enroll babies born to HIV-infected care centers.
underserved populations in Haiti. Either mothers in PMTCT care to ensure they 5. Develop and support a monthly
the awardee will implement activities are tested according to schedule, and local-language newsletter in
directly or will implement them through that they are fed properly. collaboration with the Haitian Ministère
its subgrantees and/or subcontractors; e. Establish mechanisms at VCT and de la Santè Publique et de la
the awardee will retain overall financial PMTCT sites to provide psychosocial Population—Ministry of Health (MSPP).
and programmatic management under support to people living with HIV/AIDS These newsletters will track the
the oversight of HHS/CDC and the (PLWHA). progress of all VCT, PMTCT and ART
strategic direction of the Office of the f. Develop network links with sites sites that report service statistics to the
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. The that provide ARV services, such as: MSPP’s National AIDS Control Program.
awardee must show a measurable Groupe Haitien d’Étude du Sarcome de They will also serve to provide external
progressive reinforcement of the Kaposi et des Infections Opportunistes feedback to national partner institutions
capacity of indigenous organizations (GHESKIO), also known as The Haitian and the Haitian public and internal
and local communities to respond to the Study Group on Kaposi’s Sarcoma and feedback to the reporting sites.
national HIV epidemic, as well as Opportunistic Infections; Grace Information on HIV prevention
progress towards the sustainability of Children’s Hospital; l’Hopital de methods (or strategies) must include
activities. l’Université d’Etat d’Haiti (HUEH); and/ abstinence, monogamy (i.e., being
or Fame Period. faithful to a single sexual partner) or, for
Applicants should describe activities 2. Coordinate health education and populations engaged in high-risk
in detail as part of a four-year action promotion activities for the Haitian behaviors,2 using condoms consistently
plan (U.S. Government Fiscal Years National Police—Police Nationale and correctly. These approaches can
2005–2008 inclusive) that reflects the d’Haiti (PNH) in the area of HIV/AIDS avoid risk (abstinence) or effectively
policies and goals outlined in the five- prevention. This will include the reduce risk for HIV (monogamy,
year strategy for the President’s following activities: consistent and correct condom use).
Emergency Plan. a. The introduction of educational Awardees may not implement condom
The grantee will produce an annual modules on abstinence, being faithful, social marketing without also
operational plan in the context of this and, when appropriate for individuals implementing abstinence and
four-year plan, which the U.S. engaged in high-risk behavior,1 correct faithfulness behavior-change
Government Emergency Plan team on and consistent condom use (ABC) and interventions.
the ground in Haiti will review as part related, culturally appropriate Behavior Based on its competitive advantage
of the annual Emergency Plan for AIDS Change Communication (BCC) messages and proven field experience, the
Relief Country Operational Plan review into the PNH training curricula. winning applicant will undertake a
and approval process managed by the b. The training of trainers in broad range of activities to meet the
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS numerical Emergency Plan targets
Coordinator. The grantee may work on prevention techniques and messages outlined in this announcement.
some of the activities listed below in the that reflect and respect local cultural
first year and in subsequent years, and Administration
and religious morés.
then progressively add others from the c. The training of peer educators in Awardee must comply with all HHS
list to achieve all of the Emergency Plan culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS management requirements for meeting
performance goals, as cited in the prevention techniques and messages participation and progress and financial
previous section. HHS/CDC, under the that reflect and respect local cultural reporting for this cooperative agreement
guidance of the U.S. Global AIDS and religious morés. (See HHS Activities and Reporting
Coordinator, will approve funds for d. Support for the development of sections below for details), and Comply
activities on an annual basis, based on cascade training in the PNH. with all policy directives established by
documented performance toward 3. Support for the expansion of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
achieving Emergency Plan goals, as part confidential VCT within the PNH health Coordinator.
of the annual Emergency Plan for AIDS
Relief Country Operational Plan review 1 Behaviors that increase risk for HIV 2 Behaviors that increase risk for HIV

and approval process. transmission including engaging in casual sexual transmission including engaging in casual sexual
encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for money encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for money
Awardee activities for this program or favors, having sex with an HIV-positive partner or favors, having sex with an HIV-positive partner
are as follows: or one whose status is unknown, using drugs or or one whose status is unknown, using drugs or
abusing alcohol in the context of sexual abusing alcohol in the context of sexual
1. Provide ongoing field support to interactions, and using intravenous drugs. Women, interactions, and using intravenous drugs. Women,
PMTCT sites located in underserved even if faithful themselves, can still be at risk of even if faithful themselves, can still be at risk of
areas of greater Port-au-Prince, becoming infected by their spouse, regular male becoming infected by their spouse, regular male
partner, or someone using force against them. Other partner, or someone using force against them. Other
including Petionville, Carrefour and high-risk persons or groups include men who have high-risk persons or groups include men who have
Port-au-Prince, and to capacitate them sex with men and workers who are employed away sex with men and workers who are employed away
to: from home. from home.

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In a cooperative agreement, HHS staff Government financial and reporting • Number of clients served, direct.
is substantially involved in the program requirements. • Number of people trained in
activities, above and beyond routine 10. Provide test kits for confidential confidential counseling and testing,
grant monitoring. VCT at PMTCT sites and PNH sites. direct, including health-care workers.
HHS Activities for this program are as 11. Provide technical assistance for 2. Orphans and Vulnerable Children
follows: training, OI case management and (OVC).
1. Organize an orientation meeting integration of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV • Number of service outlets/
with the grantee to brief it on applicable care. programs, direct and/or indirect.
U.S. Government, HHS, and Emergency 12. Provide technical assistance for • Number of clients (OVC) served,
Plan expectations, regulations and key surveillance, monitoring and evaluating direct and/or indirect.
management requirements, as well as (M&E) HIV/AIDS trends in these • Number of persons trained to serve
report formats and contents. The populations. OVC, direct.
orientation could include meetings with 13. Provide laboratory training and 3. Palliative Care: Basic Health Care
staff from HHS agencies and the Office technical assistance in lab organization and Support
of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. and patient flow. • Number of service outlets/programs
2. Review and approve the process 14. Provide oversight for QA/QC of that provide palliative care, direct and/
used by the grantee to select key the laboratory. or indirect.
personnel and/or post-award 15. Provide informatics support for • Number of service outlets/programs
subcontractors and/or subgrantees to be satellite connection to enable the PNH that link HIV care with malaria and
involved in the activities performed to meet reporting requirements. tuberculosis care and/or referral, direct
under this agreement, as part of the 16. Provide technical assistance to the and/or indirect.
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Country medical staff in developing a palliative • Number of clients served with
Operational Plan review and approval care program. palliative care, direct and/or indirect.
process, managed by the Office of the Please note: Either HHS staff or staff • Number of persons trained in
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. from organizations that have providing palliative care, direct.
3. Review and approve grantee’s successfully competed for funding
annual work plan and detailed budget, C. HIV Treatment With ART
under a separate HHS contract,
as part of the Emergency Plan for AIDS cooperative agreement or grant will • Number of clients enrolled in ART,
Relief Country Operational Plan review provide technical assistance and direct and indirect.
and approval process, managed by the training. • Number of persons trained in
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Measurable outcomes of the program providing ART, direct.
Coordinator. will be in alignment with the following
4. Review and approve grantee’s D. Strategic Information
performance goals for the Emergency
monitoring and evaluation plan, Plan: • Number of persons trained in
including for compliance with the strategic information, direct.
strategic information guidance A. Prevention
E. Expanded Indigenous Sustainable
established by the Office of the U.S. Number of individuals trained to Response
Global AIDS Coordinator. provide HIV prevention interventions,
5. Meet on a monthly basis with including abstinence, faithfulness, and, • Project-specific quantifiable
grantee to assess monthly expenditures for populations engaged in high-risk milestones to measure the following:
in relation to approved work plan and behaviors 3, correct and consistent a. Indigenous capacity-building.
modify plans as necessary. condom use. b. Progress toward sustainability.
6. Meet on a quarterly basis with 1. Abstinence (A) and Be Faithful (B). II. Award Information
grantee to assess quarterly technical and • Number of community outreach
financial progress reports and modify Type of Award: Cooperative
and/or mass media (radio) programs that
plans as necessary. Agreement.
are A/B focused.
7. Meet on an annual basis with HHS involvement in this program is
• Number of individuals reached
grantee to review annual progress report listed in the Activities Section above.
through community outreach and/or
for each U.S. Government Fiscal Year, Fiscal Year Funds: 2005.
mass media (radio) programs that are
and to review annual work plans and Approximate Total Funding:
A/B focused.
budgets for subsequent year, as part of $1,220,000 (This amount is an estimate
the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief B. Care and Support for the five-year project period, and is
review and approval process for 1. Confidential counseling and subject to availability of funds).
Country Operational Plans, managed by testing. Approximate Number of Awards:
the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS • Number of patients who accept One.
Coordinator. confidential counseling and testing in a Approximate Average Award:
8. Provide technical assistance, as health-care setting. $244,000. (This amount is for the first
mutually agreed upon, and revise 12-month budget period, and includes
annually during validation of the first 3 Behaviors that increase risk for HIV direct costs.)
and subsequent annual work plans. This transmission including engaging in casual sexual Floor of Award Range: $244,000.
could include expert technical encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for money Ceiling of Award Range: $325,000.
assistance and targeted training or favors, having sex with an HIV-positive partner (This ceiling is for the first 12 month
or one whose status is unknown, using drugs or
activities in specialized areas, such as abusing alcohol in the context of sexual
budget period.)
strategic information, project interactions, and using intravenous drugs. Women, Anticipated Award Date: September
management, confidential counseling even if faithful themselves, can still be at risk of 15, 2005.
and testing, palliative care, treatment becoming infected by their spouse, regular male Budget Period Length: 12 months.
partner, or someone using force against them. Other
literacy, and adult learning techniques. high-risk persons or groups include men who have
Project Period Length: Five years.
9. Provide in-country administrative sex with men and workers who are employed away Throughout the project period, HHS’
support to help grantee meet U.S. from home. commitment to continuation of awards

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will be conditioned on the availability are not required, preference will go to • Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches.
of funds, evidence of satisfactory organizations that can leverage • Page margin size: One inch.
progress by the recipient (as additional funds to contribute to • Printed only on one side of page.
documented in required reports), and program goals. • Held together only by rubber bands
the determination that continued or metal clips; not bound in any other
III.3. Other way.
funding is in the best interest of the
Federal Government, through the If you request a funding amount • All pages should be numbered.
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief review greater than the ceiling of the award • Your application MUST be
and approval process for Country range, we will consider your application submitted in English.
Operational Plans, managed by the non-responsive, and it will not enter Your narrative should address
Office of the U.S. Global AIDS into the review process. We will notify activities to be conducted over the
Coordinator. you that your application did not meet entire project period, and must include
the submission requirements. the following items in the order listed:
III. Eligibility Information Special Requirements: If your • Project Context and Background
III.1. Eligible Applicants application is incomplete or non- (Understanding and Need).
responsive to the special requirements • Project Strategy—Description and
Public and private non-profit and for- listed in this section, it will not enter Methodologies.
profit organizations may submit into the review process. We will notify • Project Goals.
applications, such as: you that your application did not meet • Project Outputs.
• Public, non-profit organizations. submission requirements. • Project Contribution to the Goals
• Private, non-profit organizations. • HHS/CDC will consider late and Objectives of the Emergency Plan
• Universities. applications non-responsive. See for AIDS Relief.
• Colleges. section ‘‘IV.3. Submission Dates and • Work Plan and Description of
• For-profit organizations. Times’’ for more information on Project Components and Activities.
• Small, minority, women-owned deadlines. • Performance Measures.
businesses. • Timeline (e.g., GANNT Chart).
• Community-based organizations. Note: Title 2 of the United States Code • Management of Project Funds and
• Research institutions. Section 1611 states that an organization Reporting.
• Hospitals. described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal
You may include additional
• Faith-based organizations. Revenue Code that engages in lobbying
activities is not eligible to receive Federal information in the application
• Federally recognized Indian tribal appendices. The appendices will not
funds constituting an award, grant, or loan.
governments. count toward the narrative page limit.
• Indian tribes. IV. Application and Submission This additional information includes
• Indian tribal organizations. Information the following:
• State and local governments or their • Project Budget and Justification.
Bona Fide Agents (this includes the IV.1. Address To Request Application • Curriculum vitae of current staff
District of Columbia, the Package who will work on the activity.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the To apply for this funding opportunity • Job descriptions of proposed key
Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of use application form PHS 5161–1. positions to be created for the activity.
the Northern Marianna Islands, HHS strongly encourages you to • Quality-Assurance, Monitoring-
American Samoa, Guam, the Federated submit your application electronically and-Evaluation, and Strategic-
States of Micronesia, the Republic of the by using the forms and instructions Information Forms.
Marshall Islands, and the Republic of posted for this announcement at • Applicant’s Corporate Capability
Palau) http://www.grants.gov. Statement.
• Political subdivisions of States (in Application forms and instructions • Letters of Support.
consultation with States). are available on the HHS/CDC Web site, • Evidence of Legal Organizational
In addition, applicants must meet the at the following Internet address: Structure.
criteria listed below: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/ • Applicants must provide
• Have at least three years of forminfo.htm. documentation that substantiates their
documented HIV/AIDS related program If you do not have access to the well-developed management and
implementation experience in Haiti, Internet, or if you have difficulty financial controls and ability to
particularly in the provision of accessing the forms on-line, you may implement HIV activities with reach to
comprehensive PMTCT in the deprived contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and rural areas of Haiti. Such proof could
areas of the Haitian capital, Port-au- Grants Office Technical Information include, but is not limited to, annual,
Prince. Management Section (PGO–TIM) staff financial, and audit reports, etc.
• Have demonstrated expertise in the at: 770–488–2700. We can mail The budget justification will not
areas of direct delivery of HIV application forms to you. count in the narrative page limit.
confidential CT delivery and culturally Although the narrative addresses
appropriate AIDS prevention IV.2. Content and Form of Submission activities for the entire project, the
communications in Haiti. Application: You must submit a applicant should provide a detailed
• Be locally incorporated in Haiti. project narrative with your application budget only for the first year of
• Have established relationships with forms. You must submit the narrative in activities, while addressing budgetary
the Government of Haiti and written the following format: plans for subsequent years.
letters of support from the Haitian • Maximum number of pages: 25. If You must have a Dun and Bradstreet
National MSPP. your narrative exceeds the page limit, Data Universal Numbering System
we will only review the first pages (DUNS) number to apply for a grant or
III.2. Cost-Sharing or Matching Funds cooperative agreement from the Federal
within the page limit.
Matching funds are not required for • Font size: 12 point unreduced. Government. The DUNS number is a
this program. Although matching funds • Double-spaced. nine-digit identification number, which

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uniquely identifies business entities. If you submit a hard copy application, • The applicant may contract with
Obtaining a DUNS number is easy, and HHS/CDC will not notify you upon other organizations under this program;
there is no charge. To obtain a DUNS receipt of your submission. If you have however, the applicant must perform a
number, access http:// a question about the receipt of your substantial portion of the activities
www.dunandbradstreet.com or call 1– application, first contact your courier. If (including program management and
866–705–5711. you still have a question, contact the operations, and delivery of prevention
For more information, see the HHS/ PGO–TIM staff at: 770–488–2700. Before services for which funds are required)
CDC Web site at: http://www.cdc.gov/ calling, please wait two to three days relating to the management of sub-grants
od/pgo/funding/pubcommt.htm. after the submission deadline. This will to local organizations and improving
If your application form does not have allow time for us to process and log their capacity.
a DUNS number field, please write your submissions. • You must obtain an annual audit of
DUNS number at the top of the first This announcement is the definitive these HHS/CDC funds (program-specific
page of your application, and/or include guide on application content, audit) by a U.S.-based audit firm with
your DUNS number in your application submission address, and deadline. It international branches and current
cover letter. supersedes information provided in the licensure/authority in-country, and in
Additional requirements that could application instructions. If your accordance with International
require you to submit additional submission does not meet the deadline Accounting Standards or equivalent
documentation with your application above, it will not be eligible for review, standard(s) approved in writing by
are listed in section ‘‘VI.2. and we will discard it. We will notify HHS/CDC.
you that you did not meet the A fiscal Recipient Capability
Administrative and National Policy
submission requirements. Assessment may be required, prior to or
Requirements.’’
post award, to review the applicant’s
IV.3. Submission Dates and Times IV.4. Intergovernmental Review of business management and fiscal
Applications capabilities regarding the handling of
Application Deadline Date:
September 12, 2005. Executive Order 12372 does not apply U.S. Federal funds.
Explanation of Deadlines: to this program. Prostitution and Related Activities
Applications must be received in the IV.5. Funding Restrictions The U.S. Government is opposed to
HHS/CDC Procurement and Grants prostitution and related activities,
Office by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the Restrictions, which you must take
which are inherently harmful and
deadline date. into account while writing your budget,
dehumanizing, and contribute to the
You may submit your application are as follows:
phenomenon of trafficking in persons.
electronically at http://www.grants.gov. • Funds may not be used for research. Any entity that receives, directly or
We consider applications completed • Needle Exchange—No funds indirectly, U.S. Government funds in
online through Grants.gov as formally appropriated under this Act shall be connection with this document
submitted when the applicant used to carry out any program of (‘‘recipient’’) cannot use such U.S.
organization’s Authorizing Official distributing sterile needles or syringes Government funds to promote or
electronically submits the application to for the hypodermic injection of any advocate the legalization or practice of
http://www.grants.gov. We will consider illegal drug. prostitution or sex trafficking. Nothing
electronic applications as having met • Funds may be spent for reasonable in the preceding sentence shall be
the deadline if the applicant program purposes, including personnel, construed to preclude the provision to
organization’s Authorizing Official has training, travel, supplies and services. individuals of palliative care, treatment,
submitted the application electronically Equipment may be purchased and or post-exposure pharmaceutical
to Grants.gov on or before the deadline renovations completed if deemed prophylaxis, and necessary
date and time. necessary to accomplish program pharmaceuticals and commodities,
If you submit your application objectives; however, prior approval by including test kits, condoms, and, when
electronically with Grants.gov, your HHS/CDC officials must be requested in proven effective, microbicides.
application will be electronically time/ writing. A recipient that is otherwise eligible
date stamped, which will serve as • All requests for funds contained in to receive funds in connection with this
receipt of submission. You will receive the budget shall be stated in U.S. document to prevent, treat, or monitor
an e-mail notice of receipt when HHS/ dollars. Once an award is made, HHS/ HIV/AIDS shall not be required to
CDC receives the application. CDC will not compensate foreign endorse or utilize a multisectoral
If you submit your application by the grantees for currency exchange approach to combating HIV/AIDS, or to
United States Postal Service or fluctuations through the issuance of endorse, utilize, or participate in a
commercial delivery service, you must supplemental awards. prevention method or treatment
ensure the carrier will be able to • The costs that are generally program to which the recipient has a
guarantee delivery by the closing date allowable in grants to domestic religious or moral objection. Any
and time. If HHS/CDC receives your organizations are allowable to foreign information provided by recipients
submission after closing because: (1) institutions and international about the use of condoms as part of
Carrier error, when the carrier accepted organizations, with the following projects or activities that are funded in
the package with a guarantee for exception: With the exception of the connection with this document shall be
delivery by the closing date and time, or American University, Beirut, and the medically accurate and shall include the
(2) significant weather delays or natural World Health Organization, Indirect public health benefits and failure rates
disasters, you will have the opportunity Costs will not be paid (either directly or of such use.
to submit documentation of the carriers through sub-award) to organizations In addition, any recipient must have
guarantee. If the documentation verifies located outside the territorial limits of a policy explicitly opposing prostitution
a carrier problem, HHS/CDC will the United states or to international and sex trafficking. The preceding
consider the submission as received by organizations, regardless of their sentence shall not apply to any ‘‘exempt
the deadline. location. organizations’’ (defined as the Global

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Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/ agreement. Measures of effectiveness
Malaria, the World Health Organization funding/budgetguide.htm. must relate to the performance goals
and its six Regional Offices, the stated in the ‘‘Purpose’’ section of this
IV.6. Other Submission Requirements
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative or announcement. Measures must be
to any United Nations agency). Application Submission Address: objective and quantitative, and must
The following definition applies for HHS/CDC strongly encourages you to measure the intended outcome.
purposes of this clause: submit electronically at: http:// Applicants must submit these measures
• Sex trafficking means the www.grants.gov. You will be able to of effectiveness with the application and
recruitment, harboring, transportation, download a copy of the application they will be an element of evaluation.
provision, or obtaining of a person for package from http://www.grants.gov, We will evaluate your application
the purpose of a commercial sex act. 22 complete it offline, and then upload and against the following criteria:
U.S.C. 7102(9). submit the application via the
All recipients must insert provisions Grants.gov site. We will not accept e- 1. Work Plan (20 Points)
implementing the applicable parts of mail submissions. If you are having Does the applicant describe strategies
this section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related technical difficulties in Grants.gov, you that are pertinent and match those
Activities,’’ in all subagreements under may reach them by e-mail at identified in the five-year strategy of the
this award. These provisions must be support@grants.gov, or by phone at 1– President’s Emergency Plan and
express terms and conditions of the 800–518–4726 (1–800–518–GRANTS). activities that are evidence-based,
subagreement, must acknowledge that The Customer Support Center is open realistic, achievable, measurable and
compliance with this section, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time, culturally appropriate in Haiti to
‘‘Prostitution and Related Activities,’’ is Monday through Friday.
a prerequisite to receipt and achieve the goals of the Emergency
HHS/CDC recommends that you Plan? Is the plan adequate to carry out
expenditure of U.S. Government funds submit your application to Grants.gov
in connection with this document, and the proposed objectives? Does the work
early enough to resolve any plan include quantitative, process and
must acknowledge that any violation of unanticipated difficulties prior to the
the provisions shall be grounds for outcome measures?
deadline. You may also submit a back-
unilateral termination of the agreement up paper submission of your 2. Need (10 Points)
prior to the end of its term. Recipients application. We must receive any such
must agree that HHS may, at any To what extent does the applicant
paper submission in accordance with justify the need for this program within
reasonable time, inspect the documents the requirements for timely submission
and materials maintained or prepared the target community?
detailed in Section IV.3. of the grant
by the recipient in the usual course of announcement. You must clearly mark 3. Program Experience (20 Points)
its operations that relate to the the paper submission : ‘‘BACK-UP FOR
organization’s compliance with this Is the applicant’s program experience
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.’’ relevant to the provision of the services
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related The paper submission must conform
Activities.’’ it intends to provide? Does applicant
to all requirements for non-electronic demonstrate knowledge of the cultural
All prime recipients that receive U.S.
submissions. If we receive both and political realities in Haiti?
Government funds (‘‘prime recipients’’)
electronic and back-up paper
in connection with this document must 4. Methods (20 Points)
submissions by the deadline, we will
certify compliance prior to actual
consider the electronic version the Are the proposed methods feasible?
receipt of such funds in a written
official submission. To what extent will they accomplish the
statement that makes reference to this
We strongly recommended that you Numerical goals of the President’s
document (e.g., ‘‘[Prime recipient’s
submit your grant application by using Emergency Plan?
name] certifies compliance with the
Microsoft Office products (e.g.,
section, ‘Prostitution and Related 5. Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.). If
Activities.’ ’’) addressed to the agency’s (20 Points)
you do not have access to Microsoft
grants officer. Such certifications by
Office products, you may submit a PDF Does the applicant describe a system
prime recipients are prerequisites to the
file. You may find directions for for reviewing and adjusting program
payment of any U.S. Government funds
creating PDF files on the Grants.gov web activities based on monitoring
in connection with this document.
site. Use of files other than Microsoft information? Does the plan include
Recipients’ compliance with this
Office or PDF could make your file indicators developed for each program
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related
unreadable for our staff; or milestone and incorporated into the
Activities,’’ is an express term and
Submit the original and two hard quarterly financial and programmatic
condition of receiving U.S. Government
copies of your application by mail or reports? Are the indicators drawn from
funds in connection with this
express delivery service to the following the Emergency Plan Indicator Guide?
document, and any violation of it shall
address: Technical Information Will the system generate financial and
be grounds for unilateral termination by
Management—AA215, CDC program reports to show the
HHS of the agreement with HHS in
Procurement and Grants Office, U.S. disbursement of funds, and progress
connection with this document prior to
Department of Health and Human towards achieving the objectives of the
the end of its term. The recipient shall
Services, 2920 Brandywine Road, President’s Emergency Plan?
refund to HHS the entire amount
Atlanta, GA 30341.
furnished in connection with this 6. Personnel (10 Points)
document in the event HHS determines V. Application Review Information
the recipient has not complied with this Do the staff members have
V.1. Criteria appropriate experience, including local
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related
Activities.’’ Applicants must provide measures of language skills? Are the staff roles
You may find guidance for effectiveness that will demonstrate the clearly defined? As described, will the
completing your budget on the HHS/ accomplishment of the various staff be sufficient to accomplish the
CDC Web site, at the following Internet identified objectives of the cooperative program goals?

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7. Budget (Not Scored) Regulations, see the National Archives Specialist listed in the ‘‘Agency
Is the budget itemized, well-justified and Records Administration at the Contacts’’ section of this announcement.
and consistent with the five-year following Internet address: http://
VII. Agency Contacts
strategy and goals of the President’s www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-
search.html. We encourage inquiries concerning
Emergency Plan and Emergency Plan
The following additional this announcement.
activities in Haiti?
requirements apply to this project: For general questions, contact:
V.2. Review and Selection Process • AR–4 HIV/AIDS Confidentiality Technical Information Management
The HHS/CDC Procurement and Provisions. Section, CDC Procurement and Grants
Grants Office (PGO) staff will review • AR–5 HIV Program Review Panel Office, U.S. Department of Health and
applications for completeness, and HHS Requirements. Human Services, 2920 Brandywine
Global AIDS program will review them • AR–7 Executive Order 12372. Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone:
for responsiveness. Incomplete • AR–8 Public Health System 770–488–2700.
applications and applications that are Reporting Requirements. For program technical assistance,
• AR–14 Accounting System contact: Kathy Grooms, Country
non-responsive to the eligibility criteria
Requirements. Program Officer, CDC, NCHSTP, Global
will not advance through the review
• AR–15 Proof of Non-Profit Status. AIDS Program, 1600 Clifton Road, MS
process. Applicants will receive Applicants can find additional
notification that their application did E–04, Atlanta, GA 30333, Telephone:
information on these requirements on 404–639–8394, E-mail:
not meet submission requirements. the HHS/CDC Web site at the following
An objective review panel will Kgrooms@cdc.grooms.
Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/ For financial, grants management, or
evaluate complete and responsive
od/pgo/funding/ARs.htm. budget assistance, contact: Vivian
applications according to the criteria You need to include an additional
listed in the ‘‘V.1. Criteria’’ section Walker, Contracts Specialist, CDC
Certifications form from the PHS 5161– Procurement and Grants Office, U.S.
above. All persons who serve on the 1 application in your Grants.gov
panel will be external to the U.S. Department of Health and Human
electronic submission only. Please refer Services, 2920 Brandywine Road,
Government Country Program Office. to http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/
The panel may include both Federal and Atlanta, GA 30341, Telephone: 770–
PHS5161–1-Certificates.pdf. Once you 488–2724, E-mail: vew4@cdc.gov.
non-Federal participants. have filled out the form, please attach it
In addition, the following factors VIII. Other Information
to your Grants.gov submission as Other
could affect the funding decision:
Attachment Forms. Applicants can find this and other
It is possible for one organization to
apply as lead grantee with a plan that VI.3. Reporting Requirements HHS funding opportunity
includes partnering with other announcements on the HHS/CDC Web
You must provide HHS/CDC with an site, Internet address: http://
organizations, preferably local. original, plus two hard copies, of the
Although matching funds are not www.cdc.gov (Click on ‘‘Funding’’ then
following reports (in English): ‘‘Grants and Cooperative Agreements’’),
required, preference will be go to 1. Interim progress report, due no less
organizations that can leverage and on the Web site of the HHS Office
than 90 days before the end of the of Global Health Affairs, Internet
additional funds to contribute to budget period. The progress report will
program goals. address: http://www.globalhealth.gov.
serve as your non-competing
Applications will be funded in order continuation application, and must Dated: August 12, 2005.
by score and rank determined by the contain the following elements: William P. Nichols,
review panel. HHS/CDC will provide a. Current Budget Period Activities Director, Procurement and Grants Office,
justification for any decision to fund out Objectives. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
of rank order. b. Current Budget Period Financial U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services.
V.3. Anticipated Announcement and Progress.
c. New Budget Period Program [FR Doc. 05–16444 Filed 8–18–05; 8:45 am]
Award Dates
Proposed Activity Objectives. BILLING CODE 4163–18–P
September 15, 2005. d. Budget.
VI. Award Administration Information e. Measures of Effectiveness,
including progress against the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
VI.1. Award Notices numerical goals of the President’s HUMAN SERVICES
Successful applicants will receive a Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief for
Centers for Disease Control and
Notice of Award (NoA) from the HHS/ Haiti.
Prevention
CDC Procurement and Grants Office. f. Additional Requested Information.
The NoA shall be the only binding, 2. Annual progress report, due no Increasing Access to, and Uptake of,
authorizing document between the later than 90 days after the end of the HIV Prevention and Care, Including
recipient and HHS/CDC. An authorized budget period. Reports should include Confidential Voluntary Counseling and
Grants Management Officer will sign the progress against the numerical goals of Testing (CT) Among the Uniformed
NoA, and mail it to the recipient fiscal the President’s Emergency Plan for Services, Ex-combatants and Their
officer identified in the application. AIDS Relief for Haiti. Partners in the Republic of Côte
Unsuccessful applicants will receive 3. Financial status report, due no d’Ivoire, as Part of the President’s
notification of the results of the more than 90 days after the end of the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
application review by mail. budget period.
4. Final financial and performance Announcement Type: New.
VI.2. Administrative and National reports, due no later than 90 days after Funding Opportunity Number: CDC–
Policy Requirements the end of the project period. RFA–AA240.
45 CFR part 74 and part 92. For more Recipients must mail these reports to Catalog of Federal Domestic
information on the Code of Federal the Grants Management or Contract Assistance Number: 93.067.

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