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about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA STATUS: This meeting will be open to the
Docket Center homepage at http:// public. Applications must be prepared using ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: Form OPHS–1 ‘‘Grant Application,’’
Docket: All documents in the docket Correction and Approval of Minutes. which is included in the application kit.
are listed in the Advisory Opinion 2007–08: Michael
index. Although listed in the index, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
King by counsel, Marc Elias and
some information is not publicly Caroline Goodson. WilDon Solutions, Office of Grants
available, e.g., CBI or other information Notice of Proposed Rulemaking—Use Management Operations Center, 1515
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. of Campaign Funds for Donations to Wilson Blvd., Third Floor Suite 310,
Certain other material, such as Non-Federal Candidates and Any Other Arlington, VA 22209 at 1–888–203–
copyrighted material, will be publicly Lawful Purpose Other Than Personal 6161, e-mail
available only in hard copy. Publicly Use., or fax
available docket materials are available Report of the Audit Division on Ted at 703–351–1138.
either electronically in Poe for Congress. SUMMARY: This announcement is made or in hard copy at Management and Administrative by the United States Department of
the U.S. EPA Region 4 office located at Matters. Health and Human Services (HHS or
61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, Georgia PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Department), Office of Minority Health
30303. Regional office is open from 7 Mr. Robert Biersack, Press Officer, (OMH) located within the Office of
a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday through Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Public Health and Science (OPHS), and
Friday, excluding legal holidays. working in a ‘‘One-Department’’
Written comments may be submitted Mary W. Dove,
approach collaboratively with
to Ms. Batchelor within 30 calendar Secretary of the Commission.
participating HHS agencies and
days of the date of this publication. [FR Doc. 07–3313 Filed 7–3–07; 12:27 pm] programs (entities). As part of a
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 6715–01–M continuing HHS effort to improve the
Paula V. Batchelor at 404/562–8887. health and well being of racial and
Dated: June 20, 2007. ethnic minorities, the Department
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND announces availability of FY 2007
Greg Armstrong,
HUMAN SERVICES funding for the American Indian/Alaska
Acting Chief, Superfund Enforcement &
Information Management Branch, Superfund Native Health Disparities Program
American Indian/Alaska Native Health
Division. (hereafter referred to as the AI/AN
Disparities Program
[FR Doc. E7–13114 Filed 7–5–07; 8:45 am] Health Disparities Program). OMH is
BILLING CODE 6560–50–P AGENCY: Department of Health and authorized to conduct this program
Human Services, Office of the Secretary, under 42 U.S.C. 300 u–6, section 1707
Office of Public Health and Science, of the Public Health Service Act, as
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION Office of Minority Health. amended. The mission of the OMH is to
ACTION: Notice. improve the health of racial and ethnic
Sunshine Act Meeting minority populations through the
Announcement Type: Competitive development of policies and programs
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 Initial Announcement of Availability of that address disparities and gaps. OMH
at 10 a.m. Funds. serves as the focal point in the HHS for
PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, Catalog of Federal Domestic leadership, policy development and
DC. Assistance Number: The CFDA Number coordination, service demonstrations,
STATUS: This meeting will be closed to is pending. information exchange, coalition and
the public. DATES: To receive consideration, partnership building, and related efforts
ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED: applications must be received by the to address the health needs of racial and
Compliance matters pursuant to 2 Office of Grants Management, Office of ethnic minorities. OMH activities are
U.S.C. 437g. Public Health and Science (OPHS), implemented in an effort to address
Audits conducted pursuant to 2 Department of Health and Human Healthy People 2010, a comprehensive
U.S.C. 437g, 438(b), and Title 26, U.S.C. Services (DHHS) c/o WilDon Solutions, set of disease prevention and health
Matters concerning participation in Office of Grants Management promotion objectives for the Nation to
civil actions or proceedings or Operations Center, Attention Office of achieve over the first decade of the 21st
arbitration. Minority Health, American Indian/ century (
Internal personnel rules and Alaska Native Health Disparities This funding announcement is also
procedures or matters affecting a Program, no later than 5 p.m. Eastern made in support of the OMH National
particular employee. Time on August 6, 2007. The Partnership for Action initiative. The
DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, July 11, application due date requirement in this mission of the National Partnership for
2007 at 10 a.m. announcement supercedes the Action is to work with individuals and
instructions in the OPHS–1 form. organizations across the country to
PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington,
DC. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be create a Nation free of health disparities
STATUS: This hearing will be open to the
obtained electronically by accessing with quality health outcomes for all by
public. at or achieving the following five objectives:
GrantSolutions at Increasing awareness of health
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Communications. hard copy of the application kit, contact all levels for addressing health
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, July 12, 2007 WilDon Solutions at 1–888–203–6161. disparities; enhancing patient-provider
at 10 a.m. Applicants may fax a written request to communication; improving cultural and
PLACE: 999 E Street, NW., Washington, WilDon Solutions at (703) 351–1138 or linguistic competency in delivering
DC (ninth floor). e-mail the request to health services; and better coordinating

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and utilizing research and outcome population group, more than double populations of the need for healthcare
evaluations. that of whites in 1999. professionals;
The AI/AN Health Disparities However, unlike other ethnic • Disseminating information about
Program is intended to strengthen the minority groups, American Indians and educational opportunities in the
capacity of Tribal Epidemiology Centers Alaska Natives frequently contend with healthcare field; and
(TECs) to collect and manage data more issues such as: geographic isolation, • Working cooperatively with tribal
effectively and to better understand and inadequate sewage disposal, and providers of health and social services
develop the link between public health occasional conflicts between western in order to avoid duplication of existing
problems and behavior, socioeconomic medical practices and traditional services.
conditions, and geography. The spiritual beliefs, which prevent them In FY 2007 the AI/AN Health
establishment of the TECs was from receiving quality medical care. Disparities Program will support
authorized by Congress to provide The American Indian/Alaska Native projects that enhance the TECs’ capacity
support to tribes in the areas of health Health Disparities Program is designed to carry out disease surveillance,
data acquisition, analysis, and to address these barriers to healthcare as including the interpretation and
interpretation. The TECs were identified well as concerns raised by Tribal dissemination of surveillance data;
for this program because they are Leaders regarding the lack of American address vital statistics needs; conduct
uniquely positioned to be effective in Indian and Alaska Native healthcare epidemiologic analysis; investigate
disease surveillance and control professionals, paraprofessionals, and disease outbreaks; develop disease
programs, assessing the effectiveness of researchers by funding tribal control and prevention strategies and
public health programs and recognizing epidemiology centers (TECs). TEC programs; and/or coordinate with other
the significance and complexities of activities include: health agencies in the region. In
tribal communities, and understand • Data collection; addition, to building their data capacity,
their distinct operating systems. TECs • Evaluating existing delivery TECs may form collaborative
recognize the challenge of adapting their systems, data systems, and other partnerships and alliances to improve
services to geographically isolated systems that impact the improvement of access to quality health and human
communities, whose access to American Indian and Alaska Native services, and/or design programs to
information, technology, data, and health; increase the number of American
manpower varies considerably by tribe. • Assisting tribes and urban Indians and Alaska Natives serving as
TECs must possess a breadth of American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals, para-professionals,
knowledge about a multitude of health communities in identifying their highest and researchers. OMH recognizes the
topics, housing, social and economic priority health status objectives and the importance of optimizing the use of
issues, and evidence-based services needed to achieve such Federal resources and makes this
methodologies to better inform decision- objectives, based on epidemiological announcement with the expectation of
making and planning. TECs recognize data; coordinating its efforts under this
the importance of providing services in • Making recommendations for the program with other HHS agencies that
a culturally sensitive manner, and targeting of services needed by tribal, support the TECs (e.g., AHRQ, CDC,
understand and appreciate tribal history urban, and other American Indian and IHS, NIH) to ensure that activities are
and customs. Alaska Native communities; and complementary and not duplicative.
Health disparities continue to plague • Making recommendations to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
the American Indian and Alaska Native improve healthcare delivery systems for Table of Contents
communities. Tribal leaders have American Indians and Alaska Natives. Section I. Funding Opportunity Description
discussed with HHS the numerous However, the mission of TECs is not 1. Purpose
health issues that affect their limited to epidemiological research. 2. OMH Expectations
communities and the dearth of TECs are also responsible for the 3. Applicant Project Results
American Indian and Alaska Native development and implementation of 4. Project Requirements
health professionals. According to the disease control and prevention Section II. Award Information
Centers for Disease Control and programs in addition to the Section III. Eligibility Information
Prevention: 1. Eligible Applicants
coordination of activities with other 2. Cost Sharing or Matching
• Heart disease and cancer are the public health authorities in the region. 3. Other
leading causes of death among Different from other potential grant Section IV. Application and Submission
American Indians and Alaska Natives; applicants, TECs are ideally situated to Information
• American Indian and Alaska Native work locally and be responsive to the 1. Address to Request Application Package
adults are 60% more likely to have a needs and sensitivities of tribal 2. Content and Form of Application
stroke than white adults are; communities while cultivating close Submission
• American Indians and Alaska collaborative relationships with State 3. Submission Dates and Times
4. Intergovernmental Review
Natives have a 40% higher AIDS rate and Federal agencies and academic 5. Funding Restrictions
than their non-Hispanic counterparts departments. Because of this potential Section V. Application Review Information
do; to serve as a bridge between the 1. Criteria
• The age-adjusted prevalence of American Indian and Alaska Native 2. Review and Selection Process
diabetes for American Indians and communities and institutions of higher 3. Anticipated Award Date
Alaska Natives is over twice that for all learning, TECs are excellent vehicles Section VI. Award Administration
U.S. adults; for: Information
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• The infant mortality rate for the • Providing research internships and 1. Award Notices
2. Administrative and National Policy
American Indian and Alaska Native opportunities to current and future Requirements
populations is 1.7 times higher than the American Indian and Alaska Native 3. Reporting Requirements
non-Hispanic white population; and health professionals; Section VII. Agency Contacts
• The sudden infant death syndrome • Increasing awareness within the Section VIII. Other Information
(SIDS) rate is the highest of any American Indian and Alaska Native 1. Healthy People 2010

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2. Definitions enhance effective data collection and Applications that are not complete or
Section I. Funding Opportunity management methods to create better that do not conform to or address the
Description understanding and development of the criteria of this announcement will be
link between public health problems, considered non-responsive and will not
1. Purpose behavior, socioeconomic conditions, be entered into the review process. The
The purpose of the AI/AN Health and geography. Applicants must also application will be returned with
Disparities Program is to improve the propose to conduct activities related to notification that it did not meet the
effectiveness of efforts to eliminate at least one of the following: submission requirements.
health disparities for American Indian Establishment of partnerships and An organization may submit no more
and Alaska Native communities through development of systems to improve than one application to the AI/AN
increased access and utilization of data coordination and continuity of access to Health Disparities Program.
and data-related activities. Through this quality health and human services; or Organizations submitting more than one
FY 2007 announcement, the OMH is Development of methods to establish proposal for this grant program will be
promoting utilization of epidemiological career pathways for AI/AN health care deemed ineligible. The multiple
data to identify high priority health professionals, paraprofessionals, and proposals from the same organization
status objectives and to make researchers. will be returned without comment.
recommendations relative to the Organizations are not eligible to
Section II. Award Information receive funding from more than one
services and/or activities required to
Estimated Funds Available for OMH grant program to carry out the
address those objectives. Support will
Competition: $1,000,000 in FY 2007. same project and/or activities.
also be provided to projects that include
Anticipated Number of Awards: 4.
the development of alliances and Range of Awards: $175,000 to Section IV. Application and Submission
partnerships to improve coordination of $250,000 per year. Information
and access to quality health services, Anticipated Start Date: September 1,
and/or the development of programs 1. Address To Request Application Kit
designed to increase the representation Period of Performance: 5 Years Application kits for the AI/AN Health
of the American Indians/Alaska Natives (September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2012). Disparities Program may be obtained by
in the healthcare workforce (including Budget Period Length: 12 months. accessing at http://
research positions). Type of Award: Grant. or the GrantSolutions
Type of Application Accepted: New. system at http://
2. OMH Expectations To obtain a
It is intended that the AI/AN Health Section III. Eligibility Information hard copy of the application kit for this
Disparities Program will result in: 1. Eligible Applicants grant program, contact WilDon
Enhanced data collection/utilization Solutions at 1–888–203–6161.
to identify highest priority health status To qualify for funding, an applicant Applicants may also fax a written
objectives and services needed to must be one of the 12 established Tribal request to WilDon Solutions at (703)
achieve such objectives; and Epidemiologic Centers currently 351–1138 or e-mail the request to
Development of alliances and supported by the Indian Health Service.
partnerships which improve The organization submitting the
Applications must be prepared using
coordination/alignment of health and application will:
Form OPHS–1, which can be obtained at
human services; and/or Serve as the lead agency for the
the Web sites noted above.
Provision of technical training in project, responsible for its
public health practices and prevention implementation and management; and 2. Content and Form of Application
oriented research to create public health Serve as the fiscal agent for the Submission
career pathways for tribal members. Federal grant awarded.
OMH encourages TECs to work A. Application and Submission
3. Applicant Project Results collaboratively on this project. Applicants must use Grant
Applicants must identify at least 3 of Applications from a group or Application Form OPHS–1 and
the 4 following anticipated project consortium of TECs must identify one of complete the Face Page/Cover Page (SF
results that are consistent with the AI/ its members as the lead agency for the 424), Checklist, and Budget Information
AN Health Disparities Program overall project. Forms for Non-Construction Programs
and OMH expectations: To demonstrate coordination between (SF 424A). In addition, the application
Increased awareness of health the TEC and participating Tribes, letters must contain a project narrative. The
disparities; of support and collaboration from the project narrative (including summary
Strengthening of leadership at all participating Tribes should be included and appendices) is limited to 75 pages
levels for addressing health disparities; with the application. double-spaced. The narrative
Improved cultural and linguistic description of the project must contain
2. Cost Sharing or Matching
competency; and/or the following, in the order presented:
Improved coordination and utilization Matching funds are not required for Table of Contents.
of research and outcome evaluations. the AI/AN Health Disparities Program. Project Summary: Describe key
The outcomes of these projects will be aspects of the Background, Objectives,
3. Other
used to develop other national efforts to Program Plan, and Evaluation Plan. The
address health disparities among If funding is requested in an amount summary is limited to 3 pages.
American Indian and Alaska Native greater than the ceiling of the award Background:
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populations. range, the application will be Statement of Need: Describe and

considered non-responsive and will not document, with data, demographic
4. Project Requirements be entered into the review process. The information of the targeted local
Each applicant under the AI/AN application will be returned with geographic area(s) that are to be
Health Disparities Program must notification that it did not meet the included in the project, the significance
implement activities designed to submission requirements. and prevalence of health problems or

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issues, gaps in services affecting the Methods for collecting and analyzing mail from the OPHS Office of Grants
local targeted communities. Describe data on measures; Management confirming the receipt of
demographics of the local American Evaluation methods that will be used applications submitted using any of
Indian and Alaska Native populations to assess impacts and outcomes; these mechanisms. Applications
expected to be affected by the project. Evaluation expertise that will be submitted to the OPHS Office of Grants
Experience: Discuss the applicant available for this purpose; Management after the deadlines
organization’s background and How results are expected to described below will not be accepted for
experience in managing projects/ contribute to the objectives of the review. Applications which do not
activities, especially those targeting the Program as a whole, and Healthy People conform to the requirements of the grant
population to be served. Indicate where 2010 goals and objectives; and announcement will not be accepted for
the project will be administered within The potential for replicating the review and will be returned to the
the applicant organization’s structure evaluation methods for similar efforts. applicant.
and the reporting channels. Provide a Discuss plans and describe the While applications are accepted in
chart of the proposed project’s vehicle (e.g., manual, CD) that will be hard copy, the use of the electronic
organizational structure, showing who used to document the steps which application submission capabilities
will report to whom. others may follow to replicate the provided by the and
Objectives: Provide objectives stated proposed project in similar systems is strongly
in measurable terms including baseline communities. encouraged. Applications may only be
data, improvement targets, and time Describe plans for disseminating
submitted electronically via the
frames for achievement for the five-year project results.
electronic submission mechanisms
project period. Appendices:
specified below. Any applications
Program Plan: Provide a plan which —Submit letters of support from submitted via any other means of
clearly describes how the project will be collaborating tribal partners and other electronic communication, including
carried out. Describe specific activities collaborating organizations (if facsimile or electronic mail, will not be
and strategies planned to achieve each applicable). accepted for review.
objective. For each activity, describe —Include other relevant information in
In order to apply for new funding
how, when, where, by whom, and for this section.
whom the activity will be conducted. opportunities which are open to the
In addition to the project narrative, public for competition, you may access
Describe methods to be employed to the application must contain a detailed
enhance data access, collection and the Web site portal. All
budget justification which includes a OPHS funding opportunities and
utilization. Describe any special studies narrative explanation and indicates the
to be conducted that will inform and application kits are made available on
computation of expenditures for each If your organization has/had
enhance the ability of the TECs to year for which grant support is
collect and manage data more a grantee business relationship with a
requested. The budget request must grant program serviced by the OPHS
effectively, to better understand and include funds for key project staff to
develop the link between public health Office of Grants Management, and you
attend an annual OMH grantee meeting. are applying as part of ongoing grantee
problems and behavior, and to help (The budget justification does not count
guide health policy and action for related activities, please access
toward the page limitation.)
prioritizing health status objectives and
monitor progress toward meeting those B. Data Universal Numbering System Electronic grant application
objectives. Describe the role of each Number (DUNS) submissions must be submitted no later
participating Tribe, tribal organization, Applications must have a Dun & than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the
and/or other partner involved in project Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal deadline date specified in the DATES
activities. Provide a description of the Numbering System number as the section of the announcement using one
proposed program staff, including universal identifier when applying for of the electronic submission
résumés and job descriptions for key Federal grants. The D&B number can be mechanisms specified below. All
staff, qualifications and responsibilities obtained by calling (866) 705–5711 or required hardcopy original signatures
of each staff member, and percent of through the Web site at http:// and mail-in items must be received by
time each will commit to the project. the OPHS Office of Grants Management,
Provide a description of duties for any c/o WilDon Solutions, no later than 5
proposed consultants. Describe any 3. Submission Dates and Times p.m. Eastern Time on the next business
products to be developed by the project. To be considered for review, day after the deadline date specified in
Provide a time line for each of the five applications must be received by the the DATES section of the announcement.
years of the project. Office of Public Health and Science Applications will not be considered
Evaluation Plan: Delineate how (OPHS), Office of Grants Management, valid until all electronic application
program activities will be evaluated. c/o WilDon Solutions, by 5 p.m. Eastern components, hardcopy original
The evaluation plan must clearly Time on August 6, 2007. Applications signatures, and mail-in items are
articulate how the project will be will be considered as meeting the received by the OPHS Office of Grants
evaluated to determine if the intended deadline if they are received on or Management according to the deadlines
results have been achieved. The before the deadline date. The specified above. Application
evaluation plan must describe, for all application due date requirement in this submissions that do not adhere to the
funded activities: announcement supercedes the due date requirements will be
Intended results (i.e., impacts and instructions in the OPHS–1 form. considered late and will be deemed
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outcomes); ineligible.
How impacts and outcomes will be Submission Mechanisms Applicants are encouraged to initiate
measured (i.e., what indicators or OPHS provides multiple mechanisms electronic applications early in the
measures will be used to monitor and for the submission of applications, as application development process, and to
measure progress toward achieving described in the following sections. submit early on the due date or before.
project results); Applicants will receive notification via This will aid in addressing any

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problems with submissions prior to the Web site Portal will be Form LLL and/or certain Program
application deadline. validated by Any related forms (e.g., Program
applications deemed ‘‘Invalid’’ by the Certifications) with the original
Electronic Submissions via the Web site Portal will not be signature of an individual authorized to Web site Portal
transferred to the GrantSolutions act for the applicant agency. When
The Web site Portal system, and OPHS has no responsibility submitting the required forms, do not
provides organizations with the ability for any application that is not validated send the entire application. Complete
to submit applications for OPHS grant and transferred to OPHS from the hard copy applications submitted after
opportunities. Organizations must Web site Portal. the electronic submission will not be
successfully complete the necessary will notify the applicant regarding the considered for review.
registration processes in order to submit application validation status. Once the Electronic applications submitted via
an application. Information about this application is successfully validated by the GrantSolutions system must contain
system is available on the the Web site Portal, all completed online forms required by
Web site, applicants should immediately mail all the application kit, the Program
In addition to electronically required hard copy materials to the Narrative, Budget Narrative, and any
submitted materials, applicants may be OPHS Office of Grants Management to appendices or exhibits. The applicant
required to submit hard copy signatures be received by the deadlines specified may identify specific mail-in items to be
for certain Program related forms, or above. It is critical that the applicant sent to the Office of Grants Management
original materials as required by the clearly identify the Organization name separate from the electronic submission;
announcement. It is imperative that the and Application Receipt however these mail-in items must be
applicant review both the grant Number on all hard copy materials. entered on the GrantSolutions
announcement, as well as the Once the application is validated by Application Checklist at the time of
application guidance provided within, it will be electronically electronic submission, and must be
the application package, to transferred to the GrantSolutions system received by the due date requirements
determine such requirements. Any for processing. Upon receipt of both the specified above. Mail-In items may only
required hard copy materials, or electronic application from the include publications, resumes, or
documents that require a signature, Web site Portal, and the organizational documentation. When
must be submitted separately via mail to required hardcopy mail-in items, submitting the required forms, do not
the OPHS Office of Grants Management, applicants will receive notification via send the entire application. Complete
and, if required, must contain the mail from the OPHS Office of Grants hard copy applications submitted after
original signature of an individual Management confirming the receipt of the electronic submission will not be
authorized to act for the applicant the application submitted using the considered for review.
agency and the obligations imposed by Web site Portal. Upon completion of a successful
the terms and conditions of the grant Applicants should contact electronic application submission, the
award. When submitting the required regarding any questions or concerns GrantSolutions system will provide the
forms, do not send the entire regarding the electronic application applicant with a confirmation page
application. Complete hard copy process conducted through the indicating the date and time (Eastern
applications submitted after the Web site Portal. Time) of the electronic application
electronic submission will not be submission. This confirmation page will
considered for review. Electronic Submissions via the
also provide a listing of all items that
Electronic applications submitted via GrantSolutions System
constitute the final application
the Web site Portal must OPHS is a managing partner of the submission including all electronic
contain all completed online forms system. application components, required
required by the application kit, the GrantSolutions is a full life-cycle grants hardcopy original signatures, and mail-
Program Narrative, Budget Narrative, management system managed by the in items, as well as the mailing address
and any appendices or exhibits. All Administration for Children and of the OPHS Office of Grants
required mail-in items must be received Families, Department of Health and Management where all required hard
by the due date requirements specified Human Services (HHS), and is copy materials must be submitted.
above. Mail-In items may only include designated by the Office of Management As items are received by the OPHS
publications, resumes, or organizational and Budget (OMB) as one of the three Office of Grants Management, the
documentation. When submitting the Government-wide grants management electronic application status will be
required forms, do not send the entire systems under the Grants Management updated to reflect the receipt of mail-in
application. Complete hard copy Line of Business initiative (GMLoB). items. It is recommended that the
applications submitted after the OPHS uses GrantSolutions for the applicant monitor the status of their
electronic submission will not be electronic processing of all grant application in the GrantSolutions
considered for review. applications, as well as the electronic system to ensure that all signatures and
Upon completion of a successful management of its entire Grant mail-in items are received.
electronic application submission via portfolio.
the Web site Portal, the When submitting applications via the Mailed or Hand-Delivered Hard Copy
applicant will be provided with a GrantSolutions system, applicants are Applications
confirmation page from required to submit a hard copy of the Applicants who submit applications
indicating the date and time (Eastern application face page (Standard Form in hard copy (via mail or hand-
Time) of the electronic application 424) with the original signature of an delivered) are required to submit an
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submission, as well as the individual authorized to act for the original and two copies of the
Receipt Number. It is critical that the applicant agency and assume the application. The original application
applicant print and retain this obligations imposed by the terms and must be signed by an individual
confirmation for their records, as well as conditions of the grant award. If authorized to act for the applicant
a copy of the entire application package. required, applicants will also need to agency or organization and to assume
All applications submitted via the submit a hard copy of the Standard for the organization the obligations

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imposed by the terms and conditions of A. Factor 1: Program Plan (40%) The applicant organization’s
the grant award. Appropriateness and merit of experience in managing project
Mailed or hand-delivered applications proposed approach and specific activities involving the target
will be considered as meeting the activities for each objective. population.
deadline if they are received by the Logic and sequencing of the planned The applicant’s organizational
OPHS Office of Grant Management on or approaches as they relate to the structure and proposed project
before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the statement of need and to the objectives. organizational structure.
deadline date specified in the DATES • Qualifications and appropriateness Demonstrate clear lines of authority of
section of the announcement. The of proposed staff or requirements for ‘‘to the applicant and partner organizations.
application deadline date requirement be hired’’ staff and consultants. D. Factor 4: Objectives (15%)
specified in this announcement Proposed staff level of effort.
supersedes the instructions in the Appropriateness of defined roles Merit of the objectives.
OPHS–1. Applications that do not meet including staff reporting channels and Relevance to Healthy People 2010 and
the deadline will be returned to the that of any proposed consultants. National Partnership for Action
applicant unread. objectives.
B. Factor 2: Evaluation Plan (25%) Relevance to the AI/AN Health
4. Intergovernmental Review The degree to which intended results Disparities Program purpose and
The Executive Order 12372 are appropriate for the objectives of the expectations, and to the stated problem
‘‘Intergovernmental Review of Federal AI/AN Health Disparities Program to be addressed by the proposed project.
Programs’’ does not apply to this overall, stated objectives of the Degree to which the objectives are
program. The Public Health System proposed project and proposed stated in measurable terms.
Impact Statement (PHSIS) does not activities. Attainability of the objectives in the
apply to this program. Appropriateness of the proposed stated time frames.
methods for data collection (including
5. Funding Restrictions demographic data to be collected on 2. Review and Selection Process
Budget Request If funding is project participants), analysis, and Accepted AI/AN Health Disparities
requested in an amount greater than the reporting. Program applications will be reviewed
ceiling of the award range, the Suitability of process, outcome, and for technical merit in accordance with
application will be considered non- impact measures. Public Health Service (PHS) policies.
responsive and will not be entered into Clarity of the intent and plans to Applications will be evaluated by an
the review process. The application will assess and document progress toward Objective Review Committee (ORC).
be returned with notification that it did achieving objectives, planned activities, Committee members are chosen for their
not meet the submission requirements. and intended outcomes. expertise in minority health and health
Grant funds may be used to cover Potential for the proposed project to disparities, and their understanding of
costs of: impact the health status of the target the unique health problems and related
Personnel population(s) relative to the health areas issues confronted by the racial and
Consultants addressed. ethnic minority populations in the
Soundness of the plan to document United States. Funding decisions will be
the project for replicability in similar determined by the Deputy Assistant
Supplies (including screening and
communities. Secretary for Minority Health who will
outreach supplies) Soundness of the plan to disseminate
Grant-related travel (domestic only), take under consideration:
project results. The recommendations and ratings of
including attendance at an annual Potential for replicating the
OMH grantee meeting the ORC; and
evaluation methods for similar efforts by Geographic distribution.
Other grant-related costs this or other applications.
Grant funds may not be used for: 3. Anticipated Award Date
Building alterations or renovations C. Factor 3: Background (20%)
September 1, 2007.
Construction Demonstrated knowledge of the
Fund-raising activities problem at the local level. Section VI. Award Administration
Job training Significance and prevalence of Information
Medical care, treatment or therapy targeted health issues in the proposed
1. Award Notices
Political education and lobbying community and target population(s).
Research studies involving human Extent to which the applicant Successful applicants will receive a
subjects demonstrates access to the target notification letter from the Deputy
Vocational rehabilitation. population(s), and whether it is well Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
positioned and accepted within the and a Notice of Grant Award (NGA),
Guidance for completing the budget
community(ies) to be served. signed by the OPHS Grants Management
can be found in the Program Guidelines,
Extent and documented outcome of Officer. The NGA shall be the only
which are included with the complete
past efforts and activities with the target binding, authorizing document between
application kit.
population. the recipient and the Office of Minority
Section V. Application Review Applicant’s capability to manage and Health. Unsuccessful applicants will
Information evaluate the project as determined by: receive notification from OPHS.
The applicant organization’s
1. Criteria 2. Administrative and National Policy
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experience in managing project/

The technical review of the AI/AN activities involving evidence-based data Requirements
Health Disparities Program applications and data-related activities (including In accepting this award, the grantee
will consider the following four generic special studies that informs decision- stipulates that the award and any
factors listed, in descending order of making applying evidence-based activities thereunder are subject to all
weight. methods). provisions of 45 CFR parts 74 and 92,

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currently in effect or implemented For questions related to the AI/AN Tribal Organizations—Tribal
during the period of the grant. Health Disparities Grant Program or organizations that may partner with
The DHHS Appropriations Act assistance in preparing a grant proposal, TECs include Federally Recognized
requires that, when issuing statements, contact Ms. Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Indian Tribes, Tribally sanctioned non-
press releases, requests for proposals, Director, Division of Program profit tribal organizations or eligible
bid solicitations, and other documents Operations, Office of Minority Health, consortium of Tribes.
describing projects or programs funded Tower Building, Suite 600, 1101 Dated: June 20, 2007.
in whole or in part with Federal money, Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852. Garth N. Graham,
all grantees shall clearly state the Ms. Cobb-Souza can be reached by
percentage and dollar amount of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority
telephone at (240) 453–8444 or by e- Health.
total costs of the program or project mail at
which will be financed with Federal [FR Doc. E7–13080 Filed 7–5–07; 8:45 am]
For additional technical assistance,
money and the percentage and dollar contact the OMH Regional Minority BILLING CODE 4150–29–P
amount of the total costs of the project Health Consultant for your region listed
or program that will be financed by non- in your grant application kit.
governmental sources. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
For health information, call the Office
3. Reporting Requirements of Minority Health Resource Center
(OMHRC) at 1–800–444–6472. Centers for Disease Control and
A successful applicant under this
notice will submit: (1) Semi-annual Section VIII. Other Information Prevention
progress reports; (2) an annual Financial 1. Healthy People 2010 [60Day–07–0636]
Status Report; and (3) a final progress
report and Financial Status Report in The PHS is committed to achieving Proposed Data Collections Submitted
the format established by the OMH, in the health promotion and disease for Public Comment and
accordance with provisions of the prevention objectives of Healthy People Recommendations
general regulations which apply under 2010, a PHS-led national activity
‘‘Monitoring and Reporting Program announced in January 2000 to eliminate In compliance with the requirement
Performance,’’ 45 CFR Part 74.51–74.52, health disparities and improve years of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the
with the exception of State and local and quality of life. More information Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for
governments to which 45 CFR part 92, may be found on the Healthy People opportunity for public comment on
Subpart C reporting requirements apply. 2010 Web site: http:// proposed data collection projects, the
Uniform Data Set: The Uniform Data and copies of Centers for Disease Control and
Set (UDS) is a Web-based system used the documents may be downloaded. Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic
by OMH grantees to electronically Copies of the Healthy People 2010: summaries of proposed projects. To
report progress data to OMH. It allows Volumes I and II can be purchased by request more information on the
OMH to more clearly and systematically calling (202) 512–1800 (cost $70 for a proposed projects or to obtain a copy of
link grant activities to OMH-wide goals printed version; $20 for CD–ROM). the data collection plans and
and objectives, and document Another reference is the Healthy People instruments, call 404–639–5760 or send
programming impacts and results. All 2010 Final Review—2001. comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar,
OMH grantees are required to report For one free copy of the Healthy Acting, CDC Assistant Reports
program information via the UDS People 2010, contact: The National Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road,
( Center for Health Statistics, Division of MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an
Training will be provided to all new Data Services, 3311 Toledo Road, e-mail to
grantees on the use of the UDS system Hyattsville, MD 20782, or by telephone Comments are invited on: (a) Whether
during the annual grantee meeting. at (301) 458–4636. Ask for HHS the proposed collection of information
Grantees will be informed of the Publication No. (PHS) 99–1256. This is necessary for the proper performance
progress report due dates and means of document may also be downloaded of the functions of the agency, including
submission. Instructions and report from: whether the information shall have
format will be provided prior to the practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the
2. Definitions
required due date. The Annual agency’s estimate of the burden of the
Financial Status Report is due no later For purposes of this announcement, proposed collection of information; (c)
than 90 days after the close of each the following definitions apply: ways to enhance the quality, utility, and
budget period. The final progress report Minority Populations—American clarity of the information to be
and Financial Status Report are due 90 Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or collected; and (d) ways to minimize the
days after the end of the project period. African American, Hispanic or Latino, burden of the collection of information
Instructions and due dates will be and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific on respondents, including through the
provided prior to required submission. Islander. (42 U.S.C. 300u–6, section use of automated collection techniques
1707 of the Public Health Service Act, or other forms of information
Section VII. Agency Contacts as amended). technology. Written comments should
For application kits, submission of Tribal Epidemiology Centers—Entities be received within 60 days of this
applications, and information on budget whose mission includes enhancing the notice.
and business aspects of the application, health and wellness of American Indian
please contact: WilDon Solutions, Office and Alaska Native communities; the Proposed Project
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of Grants Management Operations implementation and enhancement of State-based Evaluation of the Alert
Center, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor data systems; disease surveillance, Notification Component of CDC’s
Suite 310, Arlington, VA 22209 at bioterrorism and disease outbreak Epidemic Information Exchange (Epi-X)
1–888–203–6161, e-mail protocols; guidance of public health Secure Public Health Communications, or fax policy; and facilitation of disease Network (OMB No. 0920–0636)—3-year
703–351–1138. control and prevention programs. Extension—National Center for Health

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