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Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

Grants to USA State and Local Agencies to
Mitigate Maternal and Infant Morbidity and Mortality

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Extramural Research Program Office

Conf. Date:

10/14/15

LOI Date:

10/26/15

Deadline Date:

11/20/15 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA, territories, and tribal agencies to collect population-based data in order to mitigate maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. On October 14 an optional teleconference will be held. October 26 is the optional deadline to submit an LOI. Data will help inform policies to improve maternal and infant health and will be used to inform maternal and infant health programs, health policies, and maternal behaviors.

Funds will be provided to support State public health agencies to:

1) Establish or maintain surveillance of selected maternal behaviors and experiences that occur prior to, during, and after pregnancy in 50 states;
2) Provide a high quality data source for ongoing monitoring of risk factors for maternal and infant health;
3) Use PRAMS methods and survey supplements to address emerging issues that may arise during the data collection cycle including the response to post-disaster or pandemic surveillance needs; and
4) Ensure data collection results are available to inform state and national program and policies, facilitate partnerships, and demonstrate the utility of PRAMS as a data source for state and national surveillance.

The activities in the FOA will be conducted under 4 separate components of funding:

1) Component A: Core Surveillance to implement the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) surveillance on selected maternal behaviors and experiences that occur prior to, during, and shortly after pregnancy in 50 states by establishing new sites and maintaining existing sites, and to use PRAMS methods and survey supplements to monitor emerging issues that may arise during the data collection cycle including the response to post-disaster or pandemic surveillance needs.

2) Component B: Point-in-time Surveillance to establish a point-in-time (e.g. one time, one birth year) surveillance on selected maternal behaviors and experiences that occur prior to, during, and after pregnancy and early infancy for entities with a small birth population.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162723

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$37,190,000

Number of Grants:

61

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Component A : $7,000,000 (per year)
-Component B : $400,000 (per year)
-Component C : $80,000 (per year)
-Component D : $150,000 (per year)

Term of Contract:

Five year project period.

Estimated Start Date: 5/01/2016.

The project period for each Component of funding is as follows:
-Component A (Core Surveillance): 5 years – 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2021
-Component B (Point–in–Time Surveillance): 3 years – 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2019
-Component C (Stillbirth Surveillance Pilot): 3 years – 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2019
-Component D (Family History of Breast and Ovarian Cancer Survey): 5 years – 05/01/2016 to 04/30/2021

Eligibility:

  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally funded tribal governments)
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility
  • Special district governments
  • State governments
  • U.S. Territory or Possession

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Tribal Epidemiology Centers that serve eligible tribes
- Bona Fide Agents: a Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application.

Pre-proposal Conference:

CDC will conduct one teleconference for prospective applicants. This session will provide information about the FOA and will answer questions pertinent to preparing applications in response to this FOA.

Teleconference Date: October 14, 2:00 – 4:30 PM EST
Web link: https ://webco nf .cdc .gov /lfl0 /13HSD 4H9
Call-in Number: (855) 644-0229 Toll Free
Participant Code: 997938

Pre-Application Information:

Letter of Intent Due Date: 10/26/2015. Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CIO staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Telecommunications for the Hearing Impaired: TTY 1-888-232-6348

Grants.gov Contact Center
Phone: 800-518-4726
Email: support@grants.gov
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; closed on Federal holidays

eRA Commons Help Desk (Questions regarding eRA Commons registration, tracking application status, post submission issues, FFR submission)
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)
TTY: 301-451-5939
Email: commons@od.nih.gov
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am - 8pm U.S. Eastern Time

CDC Technical Information Management Section (TIMS)
Procurement and Grants Office
Telephone 770-488-2700
Email: PGOTIM@cdc.gov
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7am – 4:30pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time

For the following, there must be a staff contact for all participating CIOs:
For inquiries concerning this funding opportunity

Scientific/Research Contact
Sue Shaw, MPH
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Extramural Research Program Operations and Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, NE M/S F-80
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: (770) 488-6142
Email: zgx7@cdc .gov

Peer Review Contact

Jayalakshmi Raman, PhD
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Extramural Research Program Operations and Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, NE M/S F-80
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: (770) 488-6511
Email: kva5 @cdc .gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s)
Barry B. Gregory
Grants Management Specialist
Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
Procurement and Grants Office
Chronic Diseases and Birth Defects Services Branch
Telephone: 770.488.3073
Email: Kvi3@cdc .gov

CFDA Number:

93.946

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA-DP-16-001

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

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