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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND year over the past 5 years. (2) Women • Indian Health Service (IHS).
HUMAN SERVICES disproportionately impacted by HIV/ • Administration on Aging (AOA).
AIDS are vulnerable for the disease • Office of Population Affairs (OPA).
Request for Applications for the because they lack accurate information • Administration for Children and
Intergenerational Approaches to HIV/ about the virus; are impacted by cultural Families (ACF).
AIDS Prevention Education With factors that decrease their abilities to • Center for Faith-Based Community
Women Across the Lifespan Pilot protect themselves against HIV; have Initiatives (CFBCI).
Program low to no condom negotiation skills; are Together these agencies agree to
faced with low socioeconomic recruit technical review panelists to
AGENCY: Office on Women’s Health,
circumstances; suffer from sexual abuse; evaluate grant proposals; make
Office of Public Health and Science,
struggle with violence and other presentations during the orientation
Office of the Secretary, HHS.
traumas perpetrated against women, and meetings; provide advice and materials
ACTION: Notice.
lack information and skills to share during the program year; provide advice
Announcement Type: Cooperative sexual health information with other during quarterly project monitoring
Agreement—FY 2006 Initial female members in the family. To this teleconferences; and serve as site
announcement. end, the Intergenerational Approaches evaluation team members and/or assist
Funding Opportunity Number: Not to HIV/AIDS Prevention Education with in development of site evaluation form.
applicable. Women Across the Lifespan Pilot
I. Funding Opportunity Description
OMB Catalog Of Federal Domestic Program intends to: (1) Develop a cross-
Assistance: The OMB Catalog of Federal generational HIV/AIDS prevention Administration Authority: This program is
Domestic Assistance number is pending. education program to establish effective authorized by 42 U.S.C. 300u-2(a).
DATES: To receive consideration, the and/or increase communication about
sexual health between African The purpose of the Intergenerational
applications must be received by the Approaches to HIV/AIDS Prevention
Office of Grants Management, Office of American, Native American/American
Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian/ Education with Women Across the
Public Health and Science (OPHS), Lifespan Pilot Program is to develop
Department of Health and Human Pacific Islander women at risk for or
living with HIV/AIDS with other female cross-generational HIV/AIDS prevention
Services (DHHS), no later than July 31, education approaches specific to
2006. family and/or kinship network members
12+ years old; (2) provide opportunities women at risk for or living with HIV/
Pre-site visits (if needed)—July 10–14, AIDS and other female members of the
2006. for African American, Native American/
American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and family 12+ years old , particularly
Award date—September 1, 2006. African American, Native American/
SUMMARY: The Office on Women’s
Asian/Pacific Islander women and other
female members of the family 12+ years American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and
Health (OWH) in the Department of Asian/Pacific Islander women from the
Health and Human Services (DHHS) is old to know their serostatus; and (3)
address the age-, gender-, cultural-, Diaspora who are grandmothers,
the government’s focal point for mothers, daughters, granddaughters,
women’s health issues, and works to spiritual-, and language-specific needs
of African American, Native American/ and aunts. The goals of the program are:
redress inequities in research, health • To teach cross-generations of
care services, and education that have American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and
Asian/Pacific Islander women and other women and other female members of
historically placed the health of women the family 12+ years old how to develop
at risk. The OWH coordinates women’s female members of the family 12+ years
old regarding their sexual health issues, healthy communication patterns built
health efforts within DHHS to eliminate on caring, trusting familial
disparities in health status and supports particularly HIV/AIDS prevention so
they may decrease their risks for relationships; and
culturally sensitive educational
disease. • Equip women to give accurate
programs that encourage women to take information about their sexual health
This program builds on Minority
personal responsibility for their own issues between other female members of
AIDS Initiative- and Office on Women’s
health and wellness. To that end, OWH the family 12+ years old by
Health-funded Women and HIV/AIDS
has established public/private incorporating gender-focused, age-
Programs (e.g., Model Mentorship
partnerships to address critical women’s specific, culturally competent, and
Program; HIV Prevention Education for
health issues nationwide. These linguistically-appropriate HIV/AIDS
Young Women Attending Minority
partnerships are with non-profit prevention information.
Academic Institutions) by addressing
community-based, faith-based, and The objectives of the program are for
HIV/AIDS issues using the strength of
women’s service organizations (CBOs, African American, Native American/
familial and kinship networks, as well
FBOs, WSOs) innovating American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and
as women-specific vulnerabilities to
intergenerational approaches for HIV/ Asian/Pacific Islander women and other
acquiring the virus.
AIDS prevention education targeting female members of the family 12+ years
women disproportionately impacted by HHS Collaborative Partners old to:
HIV/AIDS across the lifespan. African (1) The OWH is the lead for this • Know their serostatus;
American and Latino women program and will be responsible for • Increase their knowledge of HIV/
constituted 25 percent of the U.S. project officer duties. AIDS prevention;
female population in 2002, but 81.5 (2) The following DHHS agencies and • Gain competencies in cross-
percent of the reported female AIDS offices have agreed to establish a generational communications about
cases (65 percent were among African collaborative partnership: health in general and sexual health
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Americans and 16.5 percent were • Office on Women’s Health (OWH), specifically; and
among Hispanics). (1) The number of OPHS. • Connect with a primary healthcare
Asian/Pacific Islanders and American • Substance Abuse Mental Health physician (and navigate other systems of
Indian/Alaskan Native women living Services Administration (SAMHSA). care).
with AIDS continues to rise, with an • Office of HIV/AIDS Policy (OHAP), In order to achieve the objectives of
approximately 10 percent increase each OPHS. the program, the grantee shall:

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A. During months 1–5 (start-up b. Provide age-specific referral • Alumni associations of academic
phase): services via scheduled weekly institutions for higher learning.
1. Attend the OWH Grantee appointments for women at risk for or • Women’s professional
Orientation Meeting. It will be living with HIV/AIDS and other female organizations/social organizations.
conducted by OWH and DHHS members of the family 12+ years old to • PTA meetings.
Collaborating Partners (OHAP, IHS, receive counseling services from a • Commercial fitness centers.
AOA, OPA, ACF, and CFBCI). licensed female behavioral health • Beauty centers.
2. Hire and all train staff: therapist with expertise in counseling • English as a Second Language (ESL)
a. Request local health department to women and other female members of courses.
conduct in-service training on how to the family 12+ years old most • Conferences.
establish a review process for vulnerable for acquiring HIV/AIDS, e.g. • Sporting events.
conducting a local program evaluation counseling to address fear, stigma, • Supermarkets.
to measure whether goals and objectives abuse, and other areas of need that 11. Submit OWH initial progress
are met. prevent participants from practicing report.
3. Complete program development, healthy behaviors. B. During months 6–8 (pilot-test
including but not limited to the 6. Recruit women at risk for or living phase 1):
following activities: with HIV/AIDS to participate in focus 1. Pilot-test program and make
a. Complete development of training groups to: program adaptations.
modules, assessment tools, and • Identify gender-focused concerns of a. Professional counseling services by
protocols necessary to present an women most vulnerable for acquiring licensed female behavioral therapist
intergenerational approach for HIV/ HIV/AIDS to be included in trainings; with expertise in counseling women at
AIDS prevention education to reach • Identify age- and culturally-specific risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and
African American, Native American/ barriers to effective cross-generational other female members of the family 12+
American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, or communication for each women and years old to be offered to program
Asian/Pacific Islander women at risk for other female members of the family 12+ participants.
or living with HIV/AIDS and other years old disproportionately impacted b. Peer group support to be offered to
female members of the family 12+ years by HIV/AIDS, for instance, African program participants.
old that reflects: (Note: Grantee must American, Native American/American c. Review and measure success of
reach only one racial/ethnic minority Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian/ meeting goals and objectives to-date.
group) Pacific Islander women from the 2. Convene scheduled meetings for
• The cultural, spiritual, and/or ritual Diaspora; the:
factors that bridge traditional and • Adult minority women participants a. Team of Consumers.
American mores and values for women to develop strategies for recruiting other b. Community stakeholders.
at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, female members of the family 12+ years 3. Require program participants, Team
especially African American; Native old; of Consumers, and community
American/American Indian, Hispanic/ • Participate in small group piloting stakeholders to recruit new program
Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander; and, of the training; participants.
• Incorporate the ‘‘ABC’’ message as • Provide entry to untapped venues 4. Receive confirmation for (2)
strategies to prevent HIV/AIDS; to recruit additional participants; conference presentations.
specifically, for adolescents and • Recruit age-appropriate peer 5. Submit four applications to Federal
unmarried individuals, the message support group leaders; and non-Federal funding sources.
should include ‘‘A’’ for abstinence; for • Recruit peers to get tested for HIV; 6. Submit OWH mid-year progress
married individuals or those in and report.
committed relationships, the message is • Recruit peers to participate in C. During months 9–12 (pilot phase
‘‘B’’ for be faithful; and, for individuals program. 2).
who engage in behavior that puts them 7. Submit: 1. Conduct program with adaptations
at risk for HIV, the message should a . Four abstracts for workshop and/ finalized from pilot phase 1:
include ‘‘A,’’ ‘‘B,’’ and ‘‘C’’ for correct or poster presentations at one national • Offer counseling to program
and consistent condom use. HIV/AIDS conference targeting public participants.
• Evidence-based (with U.S. health professionals; and • Offer peer group support to program
Government policies) HIV/AIDS b. Four abstracts for one community participants.
prevention education curricula designed conference attracting an audience of 2. Convene final meetings for the:
to reach women at risk for or living with consumers. a. Team of Consumers.
HIV/AIDS and other female members of 8. Require all program staff, b. Community stakeholders.
the family 12+ years old. consultants, and volunteers to attend 3. Review the success of meeting
b. With adapted tools from local OWH site evaluation visit. program goals and objectives.
health department, develop the local 9. Identify twenty funding 4. Conduct one presentation
program evaluation to measure whether opportunities and submit four (workshops, panels, posters) on the
the program goals and objectives are applications. program at a national HIV/AIDS
met. 10. Before start-up phase ends, recruit prevention conference targeting public
4 Recruit a Team of Consumers to give African American, Native American/ health professionals.
feedback on what works best during all American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and 5. Conduct one presentation
phases of program development and Asian/Pacific Islander women at risk for (workshops, panels, posters) on the
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implementation. or living with HIV/AIDS in places program at one community conference

5. Recruit community stakeholders where they naturally gather both as a targeting consumers.
with the following roles: family and individually, including but 5. Submit four applications to Federal
a. Provide HIV testing opportunities not limited to: and non-Federal funding sources.
for focus group participants (and • Churches and other places of 6. Submit OWH final progress report.
consumer advisory team). worship. 7. Submit OWH annual report.

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II. Award Information data covering the applicant’s local securely bound. The application should
Under this announcement, the OWH service area and State (must cite all data be organized in accordance with the
anticipates making four cooperative from credible sources only). format presented in the Program
• Describe the applicant’s work Guidelines. An outline for the minimum
agreement awards. Approximately
utilizing Teams of Consumers for information to be included in the
$1,000,000 is available to make four
feedback, in such cases where consumer ‘‘Project Narrative’’ section is presented
awards of up to $250,000 each. It is
feedback assisted in the design of new below. The content requirements for the
expected that the award will cover costs
programs or making program Project Narrative portion of the
for the period September 1, 2006
adaptations that better meet the needs of application are divided into five
through August 31, 2007. Funding
those to be served. sections and described below within
estimates may change. • Describe in detail any focus groups each Factor. Applicants must pay
III. Eligibility Information convened by the agency to reach women particular attention to structuring the
at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS, narrative to respond clearly and fully to
1. Eligible Applicants including demographic information, each review Factor and associated
Eligible entities may include: non focus group leadership, number of criteria.
profit community-based organizations, participants, number of sessions, topics
faith-based organizations, national for each session, participant age range, Background (Understanding of the
organizations, colleges and universities, and outcomes of the focus groups. Problem)
clinics and hospitals, research • Describe the applicant’s knowledge A. Provide a preliminary assessment
institutions, State and local government and/or experience with evidence-based of the HIV/AIDS prevention and support
agencies, tribal government agencies HIV/AIDS prevention education service needs for women at risk for or
and tribal/urban Indian organizations. curricula for women at risk for or living living with HIV/AIDS to be reached in
with HIV/AIDS in America. Cite your this program. The assessment must be
2. Cost Sharing or Matching
sources. an age-specific demographic and service
Cost sharing and matching funds is • Provide a timeline for start-up, two need profile for African American,
not a requirement of this grant. piloting phases, and the proposed Native American/American Indian,
intergenerational approach for HIV/ Hispanic/Latino, or Asian/Pacific
IV. Application and Submission
AIDS prevention education with a Islander women disproportionately
description of the demographics for impacted by HIV/AIDS and other female
1. Address to Request Application women at risk for or living with HIV/ members of the family 12+ years old in
Package: Application kits may be AIDS and other female members of the your local service area and State (cite
requested by calling (240) 453–8822 or family 12+ years old to be reached. data from credible sources only).
writing to: Director, Office of Grants • Provide a draft Plan of Action that B. Describe issues or challenges that
Management, Office of Public Health links the applicant’s timeline with impact African American, Native
and Science, DHHS, 1101 Wootten delineated tasks to be accomplished American/American Indian, Hispanic/
Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD over the three phases of the program. Latino, or Asian/Pacific Islander women
20852. Applicants may fax a written • Give a detailed description of the at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS to be
request to the OPHS Office of Grants participation of applicant in existing able to have effective cross-generational
Management to obtain a hard copy of community collaborative efforts. communication about: (1) Their own
the applications kit at (240) 453–8823. Include information on the purpose for sexual health issues; and (2) the health
2. Content and Format of Application collaboration; goals and objectives; of female family or kinship network
and Submission: At a minimum, each names and complete contact members 12+ years old about:
application for a cooperative agreement information for partners; roles of each • Understanding a woman’s body and
grant funded by this OWH partner; timeline; challenges; corrective how to care for it over the lifespan;
announcement must: actions; and achievements. • Knowledge of ways to enhance
• Describe the applicant’s record of • Describe the applicant’s health;
success in providing HIV/AIDS competency or needs to build skills in • Building and/or maintaining
prevention education, support services, reviewing whether program goals and healthy relationships that include an
and/or other services (e.g., other objectives are met during all phases of understanding of health threats;
minority women’s health issues; the funding period. • Awareness of a primary healthcare
socioeconomic empowerment services; • Describe the process for system and how to access it;
educational services) to women at risk determining whether program goals and • Skills to express feelings and
for or living with HIV/AIDS. objectives are met during all phases of concerns about one’s sexual health
• Describe the applicant’s current the funding period. issues to other female family or kinship
HIV/AIDS prevention education, Format and Limitations of network members 12+ years old;
support services, and/or other services Application: Applicants are required to • Awareness and ability to insure
for the women at risk for or living with submit an original ink-signed and dated physical safety when threatened by
HIV/AIDS served by the agency. application and 2 photocopies. All sexual, physical, or emotional violence.
• Give details on the barriers to cross- pages must be numbered clearly and
generational communication between sequentially beginning with the Project Implementation Plan (Approach)
grandmothers, mothers, daughters, Summary. The application must be A. State goals for achieving the
aunts, and other female members of the typed double-spaced on one side of intended purpose of the proposed
family 12+ years old citing the impact plain 81⁄2″ x 11″ white paper, using 12 Intergenerational Approaches to HIV/
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of age, culture, traditions, and point font, and containing 1″ margins all AIDS Prevention Education with
spirituality, as well as any trends or around. The Project Summary and Women Across the Lifespan Pilot
shifts in these areas. Project Narrative must not exceed a total Program: To develop a cross-
• Clearly define the women at risk for of 25 double-spaced pages, excluding generational HIV/AIDS prevention
or living with HIV/AIDS to be reached the appendices. The original and each education approach specific to women
by giving demographic and HIV/AIDS copy must be stapled and/or otherwise at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and

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other female members of the family 12+ HIV/AIDS prevention program; and out- than 25 double-spaced pages, not
years old, particularly African American of-town travel (required attendance at including appendices and required
women, Native American/American the OWH Grantee Orientation meeting forms, using an easily readable, 12 point
Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian/ and participation in one national HIV/ font. All pages, figures and tables
Pacific Islander women from the AIDS prevention conference). Funds should be numbered.
Diaspora who are grandmothers, may not be used for construction,
Submission Mechanisms
mothers, daughters, granddaughters, building alterations, equipment,
and aunts. medical treatment, or renovations. All The OPHS provides multiple
B. State quantifiable objectives for the budget requests must be justified fully mechanisms for the submission of
number of African American, Native in terms of the proposed goals and applications, as described in the
American/American Indian, Hispanic/ objectives and include an itemized following sections. Applicants will
Latino, or Asian/Pacific Islander women computational explanation/breakout of receive notification via mail from the
at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS and how costs were determined. OPHS Office of Grants Management
other female members of the family 12+ confirming the receipt of applications
years old to be reached for the proposed submitted using any of these
program. The OWH will sponsor a mandatory mechanisms. Applications submitted to
C. Give a detailed Plan of Action and orientation meeting for grantees. The the OPHS Office of Grants Management
timeline covering: meeting will be held in the Washington after the deadlines described below will
• Start-up phase activities; metropolitan area or in one of the ten not be accepted for review. Applications
• First pilot phase activities; and (10) HHS regional office cities. The which do not conform to the
• Second pilot phase activities. budget should include a request for requirements of the grant announcement
funds to pay for the travel, lodging, and will not be accepted for review and will
Management Plan
meals. The meeting is usually held be returned to the applicant.
A. Key project staff, volunteer, and within the first eight weeks after awards Applications may only be submitted
student interns; their resumes; and a are made. electronically via the electronic
staffing chart for budgeted staff. The Federal Government (Project submission mechanisms specified
B. To-be-hired staff and their Officer) will: below. Any applications submitted via
qualifications, including but not limited A. Provide substantive guidance and any other means of electronic
to a contractual services of a licensed advisement throughout the program communication, including facsimile or
female behavioral health therapist with funding period, particularly for training electronic mail, will not be accepted for
expertise in counseling African development, connecting grantees to review. While applications are accepted
American, Native American/American OWH Regional Health Coordinators and in hard copy, the use of the electronic
Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and Asian/ HHS collaborating partners, to name a application submission capabilities
Pacific Islander women at risk for or few. provided by using the http://
living with HIV/AIDS and other female B. Conduct an orientation meeting for Web site portal is
members of the family 12+ years old. the grantees (with other federal encouraged.
C. Staff, consultant/sub-contractor, partners) within the first 8 weeks of the
Electronic grant application
volunteer, and student intern funding period.
submissions must be submitted no later
responsibilities. C. Conduct at least one site evaluation
than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the
D. Management oversight of staff roles visit (with DHHS Collaborative Partners)
deadline date specified in the DATES
and job performance. that may include observation of program
section of the announcement using one
E. Address maintenance of during pilot or implementation phase.
D. Conduct quarterly project of the electronic submission
confidentiality, ethics in performance, mechanisms specified below. All
and any mandatory in-service staff monitoring teleconferences (with DHHS
Collaborative Partners). required hard copy original signatures
training. and mail-in items must be received by
E. Review all quarterly, final, and
Evaluation Plan annual progress reports. the OPHS Office of Grants Management
F. Review timeline and no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the
A. Indicators that reflect goals/
implementation plan. next business day after the deadline
objectives are being met.
B. Indicators of any trends. 3. Submission Date and Times: All date specified in the DATES section of
C. Indicators of any unanticipated completed applications must be the announcement.
outcomes. submitted to the Office of Grants Applications will not be considered
Management, OPHS, DHHS at the above valid until all electronic application
Appendices mailing address. In preparing the components, hard copy original
A. Required Forms (Assurance of application, it is important to follow signatures, and mail-in items are
Compliance Form, etc.). ALL instructions provided in the received by the OPHS Office of Grants
B. Key Staff Resumes. application kit. Management according to the deadlines
C. Charts/Tables (target population Applications must be submitted on specified above. Application
demographics, gaps in services, etc.). the forms supplied (OPHS–1, Revised submissions that do not adhere to the
D. Other attachments. 6/2001) and in the manner prescribed in due date requirements will be
the application kits provided by the considered late and will be deemed
Use of Funds OPHS. Applicants are required to ineligible.
A majority of the funds from the submit an application signed by an Applicants are encouraged to initiate
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award must be used to support staff and individual authorized to act for the electronic applications early in the
efforts aimed at implementing the applicant agency or organization and to application development process, and to
program. Funds may be used for assume for the organization the submit early on the due date or before.
supplies (including screening, obligations imposed by the terms and This will aid in addressing any
education, and outreach supplies); local conditions of the grant award. The problems with submissions prior to the
travel to perform duties of the funded program narrative should not be longer application deadline.

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Electronic Submissions Via the will notify the applicant Accepted applications will be reviewed Web Site Portal regarding the application validation for technical merit in accordance with
The Web site status. Once the application is DHHS policies.
successfully validated by the http:// 4. Intergovernmental Review: This
portal provides organizations with the Web site portal, program is subject to the Public Health
ability to submit applications for OPHS
applicants should immediately mail all Systems Reporting Requirements. Under
grant opportunities. Organizations must
required hard copy materials to the these requirements, a community-based
successfully complete the necessary
OPHS Office of Grants Management to non-governmental applicant must
registration processes in order to submit
be received by the deadlines specified prepare and submit a Public Health
an application. Information about this
above. It is critical that the applicant System Impact Statement (PHSIS).
system is available on the http://
clearly identify the Organization name Applicants shall submit a copy of the Web site.
and Application application face page (SF–424) and a
In addition to electronically
Receipt Number on all hard copy one page summary of the project, called
submitted materials, applicants may be
materials. the Public Health System Impact
required to submit hard copy signatures
Once the application is validated by Statement. The PHSIS is intended to
for certain Program related forms, or, it will be provide information to State and local
original materials as required by the electronically transferred to the OPHS health officials to keep them apprised
announcement. It is imperative that the eGrants system for processing. Upon on proposed health services grant
applicant review both the grant receipt of both the electronic applications submitted by community-
announcement, as well as the application from the http:// based, non-governmental organizations
application guidance provided within Web site portal, and the within their jurisdictions.
the application required hard copy mail-in items, Community-based, non-governmental
package, to determine such applicants will receive notification via applicants are required to submit, no
requirements. Any required hard copy mail from the OPHS Office of Grants later than the Federal due date for
materials, or documents that require a Management confirming the receipt of receipt of the application, the following
signature, must be submitted separately the application submitted using the information to the head of the
via mail to the OPHS Office of Grants Web site portal. appropriate State and local health
Management, and, if required, must Applicants should contact http:// agencies in the area(s) to be impacted:
contain the original signature of an regarding any questions (a) A copy of the face page of the
individual authorized to act for the or concerns regarding the electronic application (SF 424), (b) a summary of
applicant agency and the obligations application process. the project (PHSIS), not to exceed one
imposed by the terms and conditions of page, which provides: (1) A description
the grant award. Mailed or Hand-Delivered Hard Copy
of the population to be served, (2) a
Electronic applications submitted via Applications
summary of the services to be provided,
the Web site Applicants who submit applications and (3) a description of the coordination
portal must contain all completed in hard copy (via mail or hand- planned with the appropriate state or
online forms required by the application delivered) are required to submit an local health agencies. Copies of the
kit, the Program Narrative, Budget original and two copies of the letters forwarding the PHSIS to these
Narrative and any appendices or application. The original application authorities must be contained in the
exhibits. All required mail-in items must be signed by an individual application materials submitted to the
must be received by the due date authorized to act for the applicant OWH.
requirements specified above. Mail-In agency or organization and to assume This program is also subject to the
items may only include publications, for the organization the obligations requirements of Executive Order 12372
resumes, or organizational imposed by the terms and conditions of that allows States the option of setting
documentation. the grant award. up a system for reviewing applications
Upon completion of a successful Mailed or hand-delivered applications from within their States for assistance
electronic application submission via will be considered as meeting the under certain Federal programs. The
the Web site deadline if they are received by the application kit to be made available
portal, the applicant will be provided OPHS Office of Grant Management on or under this notice will contain a listing
with a confirmation page from http:// before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the of States that have chosen to set up a indicating the date and deadline date specified in the DATES review system and will include a State
time (Eastern Time) of the electronic section of the announcement. The Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in the
application submission, as well as the application deadline date requirement State for review. Applicants (other than Receipt Number. specified in this announcement federally recognized Indian tribes)
It is critical that the applicant print and supersedes the instructions in the should contact their SPOCs as early as
retain this confirmation for their OPHS–1. Applications that do not meet possible to alert them to the prospective
records, as well as a copy of the entire the deadline will be returned to the applications and receive any necessary
application package. applicant unread. instructions on the State process. For
All applications submitted via the Applications will be screened upon proposed projects serving more than one Web site portal receipt. Those that are judged to be State, the applicant is advised to contact
will be validated by http:// incomplete or arrive after the deadline the SPOC in each affected State. A Any applications will be returned without review or complete list of SPOCs may be found at
deemed ‘‘Invalid’’ by the http:// comment. Applications that exceed the the following Web site: http://
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be transferred to the OPHS eGrants month budget period may also be spoc.html. The due date for State
system, and OPHS has no responsibility returned without review or comment. process recommendations is 60 days
for any application that is not validated Applicants that are judged to be in after the application deadline. The
and transferred to OPHS from the http:// compliance will be notified by the OWH does not guarantee that it will Web site portal. OPHS Office of Grants Management. accommodate or explain its responses to

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State process recommendations received Asian/Pacific Islander) in the on HIV/AIDS prevention, support, care,
after that date. (See ‘‘Intergovernmental applicant’s local service area. and/or treatment programs.
Review of Federal Programs,’’ Executive 3. Applicant’s full description of the 4. Evidence of applicant’s work in
Order 12372, and 45 CFR Part 100 for issues or challenges that impact women identifying and/or working with
a description of the review process and at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS community stakeholders, specifically
requirements.) specific to one of the racial/ethnic for HIV/AIDS prevention, support, care,
5. Funding Restrictions: Funds may minority groups to be reached (African and/or treatment.
not be used for construction, building American, Native American/American Factor 3: Management Plan (25%)
alterations, equipment purchase, Indian, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian/
medical treatment, renovations, or to Pacific Islander) relative to effective The applicant’s proposal should
purchase food. cross-generational communication contain:
6. Other Submission Requirements: about: 1) their own sexual health issues; 1. Applicant’s proposed staff and/or
Beginning October 1, 2003, all and 2) the health of female family or requirements for new staff adequately
applicants are required to obtain a Data kinship network members 12+ years old described in resumes (see Appendix);
Universal Numbering System (DUNS) about: must include contractual services of a
number as preparation for doing • Understanding a woman’s body and licensed female behavioral health
business electronically with the Federal how to care for it over the lifespan. therapist with expertise in counseling
Government. The DUNS number must • Knowledge of ways to enhance African American, Native American/
be obtained prior to applying for OWH health. American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, or
funds. The DUNS number is a nine- • Building and/or maintaining Asian/Pacific Islander women at risk for
character identification code provided healthy relationships that includes an or living with HIV/AID and other female
by the commercial company Dun & understanding of health threats. members of the family 12+ years old.
• Awareness of primary healthcare 2. Proposed staff level of effort;
Bradstreet, and serves as a unique
system and how to access it. 3. Detailed position descriptions
identifier of business entities. There is (appears in Appendix); and
no charge for requesting a DUNS • Gaining skills to express feelings
and concerns about one’s sexual health 4. Addresses maintenance of
number, and you may register and confidentiality, ethics in performance,
obtain a DUNS number by either of the issues to other female family or kinship
network members 12+ years old. and any mandatory in-service staff
following methods: training.
Telephone: 1–866–705–5711. • Increasing awareness and ability to
Web site: secure a safe place to live first when Factor 4: Evaluation Plan (20%)
product/eupdate/requestOptions.html. threatened by sexual, physical, or
The applicant’s proposal contains:
Be sure to click on the link that reads, emotional violence. 1. Clear statement of program goal(s);
‘‘DUNS Number Only’’ at the right Factor 2: Implementation /Approach 2. Quantifiable objectives;
hand, bottom corner of the screen to (25%) 3. Clear indicators to analyze trends;
access the free registration page. Please and
note that registration via the web site This section must discuss: 4. Clear indicators to recognize
may take up to 30 business days to 1. Evidence provided of applicant’s unanticipated outcomes.
complete. success in providing HIV/AIDS Review and Selection Process:
prevention education, support services, Funding decisions will be made by the
V. Application Review Information and/or other services (e.g., women’s OWH, and will take into consideration
Criteria: The technical review of health issues; socioeconomic the recommendations and ratings of the
applications will consider the following empowerment services; educational review panel, program needs,
factors: services) to women at risk for or living geographic location, stated preferences,
with HIV/AIDS who are African and the recommendations of DHHS
Factor 1: Background/Understanding of American, Native American/American Regional Women’s Health Coordinators
the Problem (30%) Indian, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian/ (RWHC). Accepted applications will be
This section must discuss: Pacific Islander. reviewed for technical merit in
1. Applicant’s experience providing 2. Applicant’s goals, objectives, plan accordance with DHHS policies.
HIV/AIDS prevention education, of action and timeline that fully Applications will be evaluated by a
support services, and/or other services describes how proposed technical review panel composed of
(e.g., women’s health issues; intergenerational approach to HIV/AIDS experts in the fields of minority
socioeconomic empowerment services; prevention education for women at risk women’s health issues, particularly
educational services) to women at risk for or living with HIV/AIDS who are HIV/AIDS prevention; community
for or living with HIV/AIDS, African American, Native American/ based, faith based, and women’s service
particularly African American, Native American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, or organizations delivery of HIV/AIDS
American/American Indian, Hispanic/ Asian/Pacific Islander addresses the prevention and support services; and
Latino, and Asian/Pacific Islander barriers to cross-generational federal and state government public
women. communication between grandmothers, health systems. Applicants are
2. Applicant’s description of the HIV/ mothers, daughters, granddaughters, requested to pay close attention to the
AIDS prevention and support service and aunts and/or other adult female specific program guidelines and general
needs for the women at risk for or living kinship members 12+ years old with the instructions in the application kit that
with HIV/AIDS and other female impact of age, culture, traditions, and may be obtained from the Office of
members of the family 12+ years old to spirituality, as well as any trends or Grants Management, Office of Public
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be reached in this program; must shifts in these areas. Health and Science, DHHS, 1101
include a detailed assessment must with 3. Evidence of applicant’s work in Wootten Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville,
age-specific demographic and service establishing and/or convening African MD 20852 and to the definitions
need profile for minority females American, Native American/American provided in this notice.
(African American, Native American/ Indian, Hispanic/Latino, or Asian/ Applications should be submitted to
American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, and Pacific Islander consumers for feedback the Office of Grants Management,

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OPHS, DHHS, 1101 Wootten Parkway, the program. An original and two copies evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention
Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. of the four report(s) must be submitted. programs is available at the following
Technical assistance on budget and Web site:
VII. Agency Contacts
business aspects of the application may hivcompendium/organize.htm.
be obtained from Office of Grants • For budget and business aspects of
the application, please contact: Eric Gender-focused: An approach which,
Management, Office of Public Health
West, Associate Grants Management in considering the social and
and Science, DHHS, 1101 Wootten
Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD Officer, Grants Management Office, environmental contexts impacting
20852, telephone: (240) 453–8822. OPHS, DHHS, 1101 Wootten Parkway, women’s lives therefore structures
Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20857. information, activities, program
VI. Award Administration Information Telephone: 240–453–8822. priorities, and service delivery systems
1. Award Notices: Applicants will • Questions regarding programmatic that compliment those factors.
receive a Notice of Grant Award signed information and/or requests for Healthy People 2010: A set of national
by the Grants Management Officer technical assistance in the preparation health objectives that outlines the
(GMO). This is the authorizing of the grant application should be prevention agenda for the Nation.
document and it will be sent directed in writing to: Joanna Short, M. Healthy People 2010 identifies the most
electronically and followed up with a Div., Public Health Advisor, Office on significant preventable threats to health
mailed copy. Women’s Health, OPHS, DHHS, H.
2. Administrative and National Policy and establishes national goals for the
Humphrey Building, Room 733E, 200
Requirements: The regulations set out at next ten years. Individuals, groups, and
Independence Avenue, SW.,
45 CFR parts 74 and 92 are the organizations are encouraged to
Washington, DC 20201. Telephone:
Department of Health and Human (202) 260–8420. E-mail: integrate Healthy People 2010 into
Services (DHHS) rules and requirements current programs, special events,
that govern the administration of grants. publications, and meetings. Businesses
Part 74 is applicable to all recipients VIII. Other Information can use the framework, for example, to
except those covered by part 92, which A. Protection of Human Subjects guide worksite health promotion
governs awards to state and local Regulations. The applicant must comply activities as well as community-based
governments. Applicants funded under with the DHHS Protection of Human initiatives. Schools, colleges, and civic
this announcement must be aware of Subjects regulations (which require and faith-based organizations can
and comply with these regulations. The obtaining Institutional Review Board undertake activities to further the health
CFR volume that includes parts 74 and approval), set out as 45 CFR part 46, if of all members of their community.
92 may be downloaded from http:// applicable. General information about Health care providers can encourage Human Subjects regulations can be their patients to pursue healthier
waisidx_03/45cfrv1_03.html. obtained through the Office of Human lifestyles and to participate in
The DHHS Appropriations Act Research Protections (PHRP) at http:// community-based programs. By
requires that, when issuing statements,, or
press releases, requests for proposals, selecting from among the national, or toll free at objectives, individuals and
bid solicitations, and other documents (866) 447–4777.
describing projects or programs funded organizations can build an agenda for
B. Objectives of Healthy People 2010.
in whole or in part with Federal money, community health improvement and
Emphasis will be placed on aligning
all grantees shall clearly state the OWH activities and programs with can monitor results over time. More
percentage and dollar amount of the Healthy People 2010: Goal 2 to information on the Healthy People 2010
total costs of the program or project eliminate health disparities. More objectives may be found on the Healthy
which will be financed with Federal information on the Healthy People 2010 People 2010 Web site: http://
money and the percentage and dollar objectives may be found on the Healthy
amount of the total costs of the project People 2010 Web site: http:// Prevention education: Accurate
or program that will be financed by non- information to increase knowledge of
governmental sources. C. Definitions. methods and behaviors to keep
3. Reporting: The applicant will Community-based organization: individuals from becoming infected
submit an Initial Progress Report, a Mid- Public and private, non-profit with HIV.
Year Progress Report, a Final Progress organizations that are representative of
Report, an Annual Report detailing the communities or significant segments of References
entire funding year, and a Financial communities. (1) Centers for Disease Control and
Status Report (in accordance with Culturally competent: Information
Prevention. HIV/AIDS Surveillance
provisions of the general regulations and services provided at the educational Report. 2002; 14/Addendum: 5. Table
which apply under ‘‘Monitoring and level and in the language and cultural A3.
Reporting Program Performance,’’ 45 context that are most appropriate for the (2) Centers for Disease Control and
CFR Parts 74 and 92). The Financial individuals for whom the information Prevention. HIV/AIDS Surveillance
Status Report (FSR) SF–269 is due 90 and services are intended. Additional Report 2002, Vol. 14.
days after the close of each 12-month information on cultural competency is
budget period. OWH will provide available at the following Web site: Dated: June 16, 2006.
Progress Report Forms and Annual Frances Ashe-Goins,
Report Forms during the orientation factsheets/Cultural-Competency.html. Deputy Director and Director of Policy and
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meeting. The purpose of the progress Evidence-Based: DHHS recognizes Program Development (Women’s Health).
reports is to provide accurate and timely HIV/AID prevention education [FR Doc. E6–10230 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am]
program information to program approaches for reaching minority BILLING CODE 4150–33–P
managers and to respond to populations, namely education/training,
Congressional, Departmental, and outreach (street, media), and care
public requests for information about services. Additional information on

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