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Web site of the HHS Office of Global Purpose: The purpose of this funding the world. By the end of 2003 an
Health Affairs, Internet address: announcement is to progressively build estimated 1.5 million adults in Ethiopia
www.globalhealth.gov. an indigenous, sustainable response to were HIV-positive. The estimated
Dated: August 17, 2005. the national HIV epidemic in Ethiopia percentage of Ethiopians age 15 to 49
William P. Nichols,
through the rapid expansion of infected with HIV is 4.4 percent, and
innovative, culturally appropriate, high- there have been over a million
Director, Procurement and Grants Office,
quality HIV/AIDS prevention and care cumulative deaths from AIDS. In
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
U.S. Department of Health and Human interventions, and improved linkages to Ethiopia approximately 200,000
Services. HIV counseling and testing and HIV children are currently living with HIV,
[FR Doc. 05–16822 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am] treatment by targeting underserved and AIDS has orphaned over 500,000
populations in Ethiopia. Under the children.
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leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Given the complex nature of the HIV/
Coordinator, as part of the President’s AIDS epidemic in Ethiopia, forging a
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of strong multi-sectoral and multi-level
HUMAN SERVICES Health and Human Services (HHS) partnership with broad stakeholder
works with host countries and other key involvement is imperative. The
Centers for Disease Control and partners to assess the needs of each Government of Ethiopia has therefore
Prevention country and design a customized adopted a responsive HIV/AIDS/STI/TB
program of assistance that fits within program, and its implementation
Strengthening Prevention, Control and the host nation’s strategic plan. mechanisms have been in place since
Treatment Activities for HIV/AIDS, HHS focuses on two or three major 1998. Ethiopia is currently taking
Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted program areas in each country. Goals measures to accelerate the
Infection in the Amhara Region of and priorities include the following: implementation of interventions that
Northwest Ethiopia, as Part of the • Achieving primary prevention of deliver comprehensive care to decrease
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS HIV infection through activities such as illness and death, promote acceptance
Relief expanding confidential counseling and of HIV counseling and confidential
testing programs, building programs to voluntary testing, and strengthen local
Announcement Type: New. reduce mother-to-child transmission, health care capacity. Health care
Funding Opportunity Number: and strengthening programs to reduce facilities that are already in the
AA135. transmission via blood transfusion and frontlines of the fight against HIV/AIDS/
Catalog of Federal Domestic medical injections. STI/TB are scaling up prevention, care,
Assistance Number: 93.067. • Improving the care and treatment of support, and treatment across the
Key Dates: Application deadline: HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases country, with significant assistance from
September 19, 2005. (STDs) and related opportunistic the President’s Emergency Plan for
infections by improving STD AIDS Relief.
I. Funding Opportunity Description management; enhancing care and A shortage of trained care providers
treatment of opportunistic infections, and lack of adequate technical support,
Authority: This program is authorized including tuberculosis (TB); and
under Sections 301(a) and 307 of the Public and scientific evidence to guide policy
initiating programs to provide anti- and program decisions are major
Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 241 and 242l],
as amended, and under Public Law 108–25
retroviral therapy (ART). challenges. The complexity of the
(United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS,
• Strengthening the capacity of response to HIV/AIDS/STI/TB
Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003) countries to collect and use surveillance necessitates strong technical support to
[U.S.C. 7601]. data and manage national HIV/AIDS national and regional programs. Scaling
programs by expanding HIV/STD/TB up training at in-service and pre-service
Background: President Bush’s surveillance programs and
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has levels, targeted monitoring and
strengthening laboratory support for evaluations, and linkages to national
called for immediate, comprehensive surveillance, diagnosis, treatment,
and evidence-based action to turn the and international partners are all
disease-monitoring and HIV screening needed. These program needs in
tide of global HIV/AIDS. The initiative for blood safety.
aims to treat more than two million Northwest Ethiopia are best met by
As one of the key agencies that
HIV-infected people with effective universities, their teaching hospitals
implement the Emergency Plan, HHS
combination anti-retroviral therapy by and catchment health facilities, working
works in a collaborative manner with
2008; care for ten million HIV-infected in partnership with the Regional Health
national governments and other
and affected persons, including those Bureau, and the Ethiopian Ministry of
agencies to develop programs of
orphaned by HIV/AIDS, by 2008; and Health (MOH) and sister institutions in-
assistance to address the HIV/AIDS
prevent seven million infections by country and overseas.
epidemic in target countries, including The purpose of this project is to
2010, with a focus on 15 priority Ethiopia. In particular, HHS’ mission in
countries, including 12 in sub-Saharan strengthen HIV/AIDS/sexually
Ethiopia is to work with Ethiopian and transmitted infection (STI)/tuberculosis
Africa. The five-year strategy for the international partners to develop and
Emergency Plan is available at the (TB) prevention and control efforts in
apply effective interventions to prevent the Amhara region of Northwest
following Internet address: http:// HIV infection and associated illnesses
www.state.gov/s/gac/rl/or/c11652.htm. Ethiopia. The project will (1) improve
and death from AIDS. HIV/AIDS/STI/TB prevention by using
Over the same time period, as part of Ethiopia is among the countries most
the ‘‘ABC strategy’’ (abstinence, be
a collective national response, the adversely affected by the HIV/AIDS
faithful, and, for populations engaged in
Emergency Plan goals specific to epidemic and TB. STIs are highly
high-risk behaviors,1 correct and
Ethiopia are to treat at least 210,000 prevalent in Ethiopia and contribute to
HIV-infected individuals and care for morbidity and mortality from HIV/ 1 Behaviors that increase risk for HIV
1,050,000 HIV-affected individuals, AIDS. Ethiopia has one of the largest transmission include engaging in casual sexual
including orphans. populations of HIV-infected persons in encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for money

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consistent condom use),2 and control training for the Amhara Region and The grantee will produce an annual
and treatment programs in the Amhara adjoining regions with no institutions of operational plan in the context of this
region of Northwest Ethiopia; (2) higher education; conduct targeted four-year plan, which the U.S.
strengthen training in HIV/AIDS/STI/TB monitoring and evaluations; assist in Government Emergency Plan team on
at university-affiliated teaching development and adaptation into local the ground in Haiti will review as part
hospitals in the Amhara region of languages of technical materials for of an annual Emergency Plan for AIDS
Northwest Ethiopia and their outreach local use; and provide technical support Relief Country Operational Plan review
training facilities; (3) establish a to the regional and national Ethiopian and approval process managed by the
technical support and training unit to HIV/AIDS/STI/TB programs. It will Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
assist university-affiliated teaching serve as a demonstration site for other Coordinator. The grantee may work on
hospitals HIV/AIDS/STI/TB program training facilities in the region; and some of the activities listed below in the
implementation within their catchment prepare the universities for first year and in subsequent years, and
areas in the Amhara region of Northwest collaboration with other institutions of then progressively add others from the
Ethiopia; (4) prevent, control, and treat higher education in Ethiopia, and for list to achieve all of the Emergency Plan
HIV/AIDS/STI among students and twinning with other institutions performance goals, as cited in the
faculty of universities in the Amhara overseas, including in the United States. previous section.
region of Northwest Ethiopia; and (5) Measurable outcomes of the program HHS/CDC, under the guidance of the
develop the health system and will be in alignment with the numerical U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, will
infrastructure important for the delivery goals of the President’s Emergency Plan approve funds for activities on an
of HIV/AIDS/STI/TB care at university- for AIDS Relief and one (or more) of the annual basis, based on documented
affiliated teaching hospitals in the following performance goal(s) for the performance towards achieving
Amhara region of Northwest Ethiopia; National Center for HIV, Sexually Emergency Plan goals, as part of the
(6) implement HIV/AIDS/STI/TB- Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis annual Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
targeted monitoring and evaluation for Prevention (NCHSTP) of the Centers for Country Operational Plan review and
these programs. Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approval process.
This collaborative initiative will within HHS: Increase the proportion of Awardee activities for this program
change the focus and activities of HIV-infected people who are linked to are as follows:
universities and their teaching hospitals 1. Conduct needs assessment among
appropriate prevention, care and
and affiliated health facilities in the the students and faculty at universities
treatment services and to strengthen the
Amhara region of Northwest Ethiopia. It and teaching hospitals in the Amhara
capacity nationwide to monitor the
will enable these universities to region of Northwest Ethiopia to
epidemic, develop and implement
strengthen and improve the quality of determine risk factors, target behaviors,
effective HIV prevention interventions
care offered at their affiliated hospitals, barriers, facilitators, reinforcement
and evaluate prevention programs.
and improve HIV/AIDS/STI/TB training mechanisms, communication channels,
This announcement is only for non-
provided to all cadres of health availability of care, etc. to inform the
research activities supported by HHS,
professionals trained at the universities, development of prevention, care and
including CDC. If applicants propose
its teaching hospital and catchment treatment programs.
research, HHS/CDC will not review the 2. Organize and procure necessary
facilities. It will strengthen the capacity
application. For the definition of equipment and supplies in a transparent
of the university to support in-service
‘‘research,’’ please see the HHS/CDC and competitive process; and coordinate
or favors, having sex with an HIV-positive partner
Web site at the following Internet interventions, trainings and targeted
or one whose status is unknown, using drugs or address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/ads/ monitoring and evaluations.
abusing alcohol in the context of sexual opspo111.htm. 3. Develop/adapt or organize tools,
interactions, and using intravenous drugs. Women, Activities: The recipient of these
even if faithful themselves, can still be at risk of such as operations manuals, training
becoming infected by their spouse, regular male funds is responsible for activities in manuals, and guidelines in local
partner, or someone using force against them. Other multiple program areas designed to languages, in the areas of HIV/AIDS;
high-risk persons or groups include men who have target underserved populations in
sex with men and workers who are employed away prevention of mother-to-child
from home. Awardees may not implement condom
Ethiopia. Either the awardee will transmission (PMTCT); confidential
social marketing without also implementing implement activities directly or will voluntary counseling and testing (VCT);
abstinence and faithfulness behavior-change implement them through its subgrantees STI; TB; laboratory; and other technical
interventions. and/or subcontractors; the awardee will
2 Prevention interventions directed toward areas, as deemed appropriate, for
retain overall financial and provision of in-patient and out-patient
behavior change should promote the ABC model.
Methods and strategies should emphasize programmatic management under the care; in-service training; and targeted
abstinence for youth and other unmarried persons, oversight of HHS/CDC and the strategic monitoring and evaluations.
mutual faithfulness and partner reduction for direction of the Office of the U.S. Global
sexually active adults, and correct and consistent
4. Institute the needed administrative
use of condoms by populations engaged in high-risk
AIDS Coordinator. The awardee must and functional arrangements to
behaviors. Behaviors that increase risk for HIV show a measurable, progressive coordinate the day-to-day activities of
transmission include engaging in casual sexual reinforcement of the capacity of the project to guarantee effectiveness,
encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for money indigenous organizations and local
or favors, having sex with an HIV-positive partner
efficiency, transparency and
or one whose status is unknown, using drugs or
communities to respond to the national accountability.
abusing alcohol in the context of sexual HIV epidemic, as well as, progress 5. Conduct in-service training
interactions, and using intravenous drugs. Women, towards the sustainability of activities. activities in local languages related to
even if faithful themselves, can still be at risk of Applications should describe
becoming infected by their spouse, regular male
HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, confidential VCT,
partner, or someone using force against them. Other activities in detail as part of a four-year STI, TB, laboratory, and other technical
high-risk persons or groups include men who have action plan (U.S. Government Fiscal areas, as needed at universities and
sex with men and workers who are employed away Years 2005–2008 inclusive) that reflects teaching hospitals in the Amhara region
from home. Awardees may not implement condom
social marketing without also implementing the
the policies and goals outlined in the of Northwest Ethiopia.
abstinence and faithfulness behavior-change five-year strategy for the President’s 6. Review, update, and institute
interventions outlined above. Emergency Plan. course outlines and contents for pre-

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service (undergraduate and post- laboratories at teaching hospitals in the 10. Meet on a monthly basis with
graduate medical students, nursing Amhara region of Northwest Ethiopia. grantee to assess monthly expenditures
students and other paramedical Administration: The winning in relation to approved work plan and
students) training programs in local applicant must comply with all HHS modify plans as necessary.
languages to strengthen the training in management requirements for meeting 11. Meet on a quarterly basis with
HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, confidential VCT, participation and progress and financial grantee to assess quarterly technical and
STI, TB, laboratory, and other related reporting for this cooperative agreement financial progress reports and modify
technical areas at universities and (See HHS Activities and Reporting plans as necessary.
teaching hospitals in the Amhara region sections below for details), and comply 12. Meet on an annual basis with
of Northwest Ethiopia. with all policy directives established by grantee to review annual progress report
7. Conduct pre-service training in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS for each U.S. Government Fiscal Year,
HIV/AIDS, PMTCT, VCT, STI, TB, Coordinator. and to review annual work plans and
laboratory, and other related technical In a cooperative agreement, HHS staff budgets for subsequent year, as part of
areas in all health professional training is substantially involved in the program the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
programs at universities and teaching activities, above and beyond routine review and approval process for
hospitals in the Amhara region of grant monitoring. Country Operational Plans, managed by
Northwest Ethiopia. HHS/CDC activities for this program the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS
8. Conduct targeted monitoring and are as follows: Coordinator.
evaluations of the project in identified 1. Provide scientific and technical 13. Provide technical assistance, as
priority areas that require evidence for assistance in developing the awardee’s mutually agreed upon, and revise
implementation and in-service and pre- operational plan. annually during validation of the first
service training in collaboration with 2. Provide ongoing technical and subsequent annual work plans. This
international partners. assistance in program implementation. could include expert technical
9. Conduct reviews and analysis of 3. Assist the awardee in assessments assistance and targeted training
data and prepare, and disseminate of the program’s operations to determine activities in specialized areas, such as
reports and information. the overall effectiveness of the program, strategic information, project
10. Conduct cultural appropriate including developing a monitoring and management, confidential counseling
workshops, seminars and evaluation tool for the activities in the and testing, palliative care, treatment
popularization events in local languages program. literacy, and adult learning techniques.
related to HIV/AIDS prevention, control, 4. Participate in training of health 14. Provide in-country administrative
and treatment in the region; and staff. support to help grantee meet U.S.
undertake monitoring and evaluation 5. Provide technical assistance from Government financial and reporting
and planning of the project at HHS-headquarters and the in-country requirements.
universities and teaching hospitals in HHS office in Ethiopia to assure other 15. Make available manuals,
the Amhara region of Northwest related U.S. Government activities are guidelines or other related materials
Ethiopia. Grantee many not implement well-coordinated with the national already developed by HHS-Ethiopia for
condom social marketing without also program. other similar projects.
implementing abstinence and behavior 6. Organize an orientation meeting Technical assistance and training may
change interventions. with the grantee to brief it on applicable be provided directly by HHS/CDC staff
11. Conduct HIV/AIDS/STIs U.S. Government, HHS, and Emergency or through organizations that have
prevention following the ABC model 3, Plan expectations, regulations and key successfully competed for funding
as well as control, and treatment management requirements, as well as under a separate HHS/CDC contract.
activities among students and faculty at report formats and contents. The
universities and teaching hospitals in orientation could include meetings with II. Award Information
the Amhara region of Northwest staff from HHS agencies and the Office Type of Award: Cooperative
Ethiopia. of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Agreement.
12. Institute comprehensive 7. Review and approve the process HHS involvement in this program is
prevention, care and treatment services used by the grantee to select key listed in the Activities section above.
supported by information systems and personnel and/or post-award Fiscal Year Funds: 2005.
subcontractors and/or subgrantees to be Approximate Total Funding:
3 Prevention interventions directed toward involved in the activities performed $500,000.
behavior change should promote the ABC model. under this agreement, as part of the Approximate Number of Awards:
Methods and strategies should emphasize Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Country One.
abstinence for youth and other unmarried persons, Operational Plan review and approval
mutual faithfulness and partner reduction for
Approximate Average Award:
sexually active adults, and correct and consistent process, managed by the Office of the $100,000. (This amount is for the first
use of condoms by populations engaged in high-risk U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. 12-month budget period, and includes
behaviors. Behaviors that increase risk for HIV 8. Review and approve grantee’s direct costs.)
transmission include engaging in casual sexual annual work plan and detailed budget,
encounters, engaging in sex in exchange for money
Floor of Award Range: None.
or favors, having sex with an HIV-positive partner as part of the Emergency Plan for AIDS Ceiling of Award Range: $100,000.
or one whose status is unknown, using drugs or Relief Country Operational Plan review Anticipated Award Date: September
abusing alcohol in the context of sexual and approval process, managed by the 23, 2005.
interactions, and using intravenous drugs. Women, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Budget Period Length: 12 months.
even if faithful themselves, can still be at risk of
becoming infected by their spouse, regular male Coordinator. Project Period Length: Five years.
partner, or someone using force against them. Other 9. Review and approve grantee’s Throughout the project period, HHS’
high-risk persons or groups include men who have monitoring and evaluation plan, commitment to continuation of awards
sex with men and workers who are employed away including for compliance with the will be conditioned on the availability
from home. Awardees may not implement condom
social marketing without also implementing the
strategic information guidance of funds, evidence of satisfactory
abstinence and faithfulness behavior-change established by the Office of the U.S. progress by the recipient (as
interventions outlined above. Global AIDS Coordinator. documented in required reports), and

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the determination that continued IV. Application and Submission • Budget—What are the costs
funding is in the best interest of the Information associated with implementing the
Federal Government, through the To apply for this funding opportunity project?
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS use application form PHS 5161–1. We need the budget and budget
Relief review and approval process for Electronic Submission: HHS strongly justification only for year one of the
Country Operational Plans, managed by encourages you to submit your project period. The budget and budget
the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS application electronically by using the justification will not count toward the
Coordinator. forms and instructions posted for this page limit stated above.
announcement at www.grants.gov. Additional information may be
III. Eligibility Information included in the application appendices.
Paper Submission: Application forms
III.1. Eligible Applicants and instructions are available on the The appendices will not be counted
HHS/CDC Web site, at the following toward the narrative page limit.
Assistance will be provided only to Additional information could include,
Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/
universities and teaching hospitals in but is not limited to:
od/pgo/forminfo.htm.
Northwest Ethiopia. Applicants must If you do not have access to the • Resumes and/or curriculum vitae
demonstrate a strong commitment to Internet, or if you have difficulty • Letters of Support
community based, multi-disciplinary accessing the forms on-line, you may • Job descriptions of proposed key
team training program that also contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and positions to be created for the activity
integrates training, service and research. Grants Office Technical Information • Quality-Assurance, Monitoring-
Applicants must have a documented Management Section (PGO–TIM) staff and-Evaluation, and Strategic-
track record of working closely with at: 770–488–2700. We can mail Information Forms
Amhara Regional Health Bureau and the application forms to you. • Applicant’s Corporate Capability
adjoining regions as well as with a Statement
number of regional and international IV.2. Content and Form of Submission • Evidence of Legal Organizational
institutions of higher education, Application: You must submit a Structure
professional associations and non- project narrative with your application You must have a Dun and Bradstreet
governmental organizations (NGOs) and forms. You must submit the narrative in Data Universal Numbering System
faith based organizations (FBOs). the following format: (DUNS) number to apply for a grant or
Applicants must have demonstrated • Maximum number of pages: 20. If cooperative agreement from the Federal
capacity to provide training for all your narrative exceeds the page limit, government. The DUNS number is a
cadres of health care professionals we will only review the first pages nine-digit identification number, which
deployed to this region of Ethiopia. within the page limit. uniquely identifies business entities.
• Font size: 12-point unreduced Obtaining a DUNS number is easy, and
III.2. Cost-Sharing or Matching Funds • Double spaced there is no charge. To obtain a DUNS
Matching funds are not required for • Paper size: 8.5 by 11 inches number, access http://
this program. Although matching funds • Page margin size: One inch www.dunandbradstreet.com or call 1–
• Printed only on one side of page. 866–705–5711.
are not required, preference will go to • Held together only by rubber bands
organizations that can leverage For more information, see the HHS/
or metal clips; not bound in any other CDC Web site at: http://www.cdc.gov/
additional funds to contribute to way.
program goals. od/pgo/funding/pubcommt.htm.
• All pages should be numbered. If your application form does not have
III.3. Other • A complete index to the application
a DUNS number field, please write your
and any appendices must be included.
DUNS number at the top of the first
If you request a funding amount • Your application MUST be
greater than the ceiling of the award page of your application, and/or include
submitted in English.
range, we will consider your application Your narrative should address your DUNS number in your application
non-responsive, and it will not enter activities to be conducted over the cover letter.
into the review process. We will notify entire project period, and must include Additional requirements that could
you that your application did not meet the following items in the order listed: require you to submit additional
the submission requirements. • Background—What are the documentation with your application
underlying issues related to undertaking are listed in section
Special Requirements: If your
this project? ‘‘VI.2.Administrative and National
application is incomplete or non-
• Objectives—What objectives will be Policy Requirements.’’
responsive to the special requirements
listed in this section, it will not enter achieved by undertaking this project? IV.3. Submission Dates and Times
into the review process. We will notify • Methods—What methods will be
used to achieve stated objectives? Application Deadline Date:
you that your application did not meet September 19, 2005.
submission requirements. • Timeline—What is the timeframe
for completing the stated objectives? Explanation of Deadlines:
• HHS/CDC will consider late • Staff—What staff will be employed Applications must be received in the
applications non-responsive. See to carry out the project? HHS/CDC Procurement and Grants
section ‘‘IV.3. Submission Dates and • Understanding—Demonstrate Office by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on the
Times’’ for more information on knowledge of the elements involved in deadline date.
deadlines. implementing this project. You may submit your application
• Note: Title 2 of the United States • Performance Measures—What electronically at www.grants.gov. We
Code Section 1611 states that an measures will be used to determine if consider applications completed online
organization described in Section the objectives of the project are being through Grants.gov as formally
501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code met? submitted when the applicant
that engages in lobbying activities is not • Budget Justification—How are the organization’s Authorizing Official
eligible to receive Federal funds costs related to implementing the electronically submits the application to
constituting an award, grant, or loan. project justified? www.grants.gov. We will consider

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electronic applications as having met • Needle Exchange—No funds Government funds to promote or
the deadline if the applicant appropriated under this Act shall be advocate the legalization or practice of
organization’s Authorizing Official has used to carry out any program of prostitution or sex trafficking. Nothing
submitted the application electronically distributing sterile needles or syringes in the preceding sentence shall be
to Grants.gov on or before the deadline for the hypodermic injection of any construed to preclude the provision to
date and time. illegal drug. individuals of palliative care, treatment,
If you submit your application • Funds may be spent for reasonable or post-exposure pharmaceutical
electronically with Grants.gov, your program purposes, including personnel, prophylaxis, and necessary
application will be electronically time/ training, travel, supplies and services. pharmaceuticals and commodities,
date stamped, which will serve as Equipment may be purchased and including test kits, condoms, and, when
receipt of submission. You will receive renovations completed if deemed proven effective, microbicides.
an e-mail notice of receipt when HHS/ necessary to accomplish program A recipient that is otherwise eligible
CDC receives the application. objectives; however, prior approval by to receive funds in connection with this
If you submit your application by the HHS/CDC officials must be requested in document to prevent, treat, or monitor
United States Postal Service or writing. HIV/AIDS shall not be required to
commercial delivery service, you must • All requests for funds contained in endorse or utilize a multisectoral
ensure that the carrier will be able to the budget shall be stated in U.S. approach to combating HIV/AIDS, or to
guarantee delivery by the closing date dollars. Once an award is made, HHS/ endorse, utilize, or participate in a
and time. If HHS/CDC receives your CDC will not compensate foreign prevention method or treatment
submission after closing because: (1) grantees for currency exchange program to which the recipient has a
Carrier error, when the carrier accepted fluctuations through the issuance of religious or moral objection. Any
the package with a guarantee for supplemental awards. information provided by recipients
delivery by the closing date and time; or • The costs that are generally about the use of condoms as part of
(2) significant weather delays or natural allowable in grants to domestic projects or activities that are funded in
disasters, you will have the opportunity organizations, are allowable to foreign connection with this document shall be
to submit documentation of the carrier’s institutions and international medically accurate and shall include the
guarantee. If the documentation verifies organizations, with the following public health benefits and failure rates
a carrier problem, HHS/CDC will exception: With the exception of the of such use.
consider the submission as received by American University, Beirut, and the In addition, any recipient must have
the deadline. World Health Organization, Indirect a policy explicitly opposing prostitution
If you submit a hard copy application, Costs will not be paid (either directly or and sex trafficking. The preceding
HHS/CDC will not notify you upon through sub-award) to organizations sentence shall not apply to any ‘‘exempt
receipt of your submission. If you have located outside the territorial limits of organizations’’ (defined as the Global
a question about the receipt of your the United States or to international Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
application, first contact your courier. If organizations, regardless of their Malaria, the World Health Organization
you still have a question, contact the location. and its six Regional Offices, the
PGO–TIM staff at: 770–488–2700. Before • The applicant may contract with International AIDS Vaccine Initiative or
calling, please wait two to three days other organizations under this program; to any United Nations agency).
after the submission deadline. This will however, the applicant must perform a The following definition applies for
allow time for us to process and log substantial portion of the activities, purposes of this clause:
(including program management and • Sex trafficking means the
submissions.
This announcement is the definitive operations, and delivery of prevention recruitment, harboring, transportation,
guide on application content, and care services for which funds are provision, or obtaining of a person for
submission address, and deadline. It required). the purpose of a commercial sex act. 22
supersedes information provided in the • You must obtain an annual audit of U.S.C. 7102(9).
these HHS/CDC funds (program-specific All recipients must insert provisions
application instructions. If your
audit) by a U.S.-based audit firm with implementing the applicable parts of
submission does not meet the deadline
international branches and current this section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related
above, it will not be eligible for review,
licensure/authority in-country, and in Activities,’’ in all subagreements under
and we will discard it. We will notify
accordance with International this award. These provisions must be
you that you did not meet the
Accounting Standards or equivalent express terms and conditions of the
submission requirements.
standard(s) approved in writing by subagreement, must acknowledge that
IV.4. Intergovernmental Review of HHS/CDC. compliance with this section,
Applications • A fiscal Recipient Capability ‘‘Prostitution and Related Activities,’’ is
Executive Order 12372 does not apply Assessment may be required, prior to or a prerequisite to receipt and
to this program. post award in order to review the expenditure of U.S. government funds
applicant’s business management and in connection with this document, and
IV.5. Funding Restrictions fiscal capabilities regarding the must acknowledge that any violation of
Restrictions, which you must take handling of U.S. Federal funds. the provisions shall be grounds for
into account while writing your budget, Prostitution and Related Activities: unilateral termination of the agreement
are as follows: The U.S. Government is opposed to prior to the end of its term. Recipients
• Funds may not be used for research. prostitution and related activities, must agree that HHS may, at any
• Reimbursement of pre-award costs which are inherently harmful and reasonable time, inspect the documents
is not allowed. dehumanizing, and contribute to the and materials maintained or prepared
• Antiretroviral Drugs—The purchase phenomenon of trafficking in persons. by the recipient in the usual course of
of antiretrovirals, reagents, and Any entity that receives, directly or its operations that relate to the
laboratory equipment for antiretroviral indirectly, U.S. Government funds in organization’s compliance with this
treatment projects require pre-approval connection with this document section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related
from the GAP headquarters. (‘‘recipient’’) cannot use such U.S. Activities.’’

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All prime recipients that receive U.S. submissions. If we receive both develop, promote, implement, monitor
Government funds (‘‘prime recipients’’) electronic and back-up paper and evaluate activities listed above?
in connection with this document must submissions by the deadline, we will
3. Ability to Carry Out the Project (20
certify compliance prior to actual consider the electronic version the
Points)
receipt of such funds in a written official submission.
statement that makes reference to this We strongly recommended that you Does the applicant provide a clear
document (e.g., ‘‘[Prime recipient’s submit your grant application by using plan for the administration and
name] certifies compliance with the Microsoft Office products (e.g., management of the proposed activities,
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.). If to manage the resources of the program,
Activities.’ ’’) addressed to the agency’s you do not have access to Microsoft prepare reports, monitor and evaluate
grants officer. Such certifications by Office products, you may submit a PDF activities and audit expenditures?
prime recipients are prerequisites to the file. You may find directions for
payment of any U.S. Government funds creating PDF files on the Grants.gov web 4. Personnel (20 Points)
in connection with this document. site. Use of file formats other than Are the professional personnel
Recipients’ compliance with this Microsoft Office or PDF could make involved in this project qualified? Do
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related your file unreadable for our staff. they have experience working with HIV/
Activities,’’ is an express term and OR AIDS/STI/TB? Are they able to
condition of receiving U.S. Government communicate effectively in the local
Paper Submission: Submit the
funds in connection with this languages?
original and two hard copies of your
document, and any violation of it shall
application by mail or express delivery 5. Understanding the Problem (15
be grounds for unilateral termination by
service to: Technical Information Points)
HHS of the agreement with HHS in
Management Section—AA135, CDC
connection with this document prior to Does the applicant demonstrate an
Procurement and Grants Office, U.S.
the end of its term. The recipient shall understanding of the national cultural
Department of Health and Human
refund to HHS the entire amount and political context and the technical
Services, 2920 Brandywine Road,
furnished in connection with this and programmatic areas covered by the
Atlanta, GA 30341.
document in the event HHS determines project? Does the applicant display
the recipient has not complied with this V. Application Review Information knowledge of the five-year strategy and
section, ‘‘Prostitution and Related goals of the President’s Emergency Plan,
Activities.’’ V.1. Criteria
such that it can build on these to
You may find guidance for Applicants must provide measures of develop a comprehensive, collaborative
completing your budget on the HHS/ effectiveness that will demonstrate the project to reach underserved
CDC Web site, at the following Internet accomplishment of the various populations in Ethiopia and meet the
address: http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/ identified objectives of the cooperative goals of the Emergency Plan? Does the
funding/budgetguide.htm. agreement. Measures of effectiveness applicant’s proposal demonstrate a clear
must relate to the performance goals and concise understanding of the
IV.6. Other Submission Requirements
stated in the purpose section of this general AIDS epidemic situation, the
Application Submission Address: announcement. Measures must be
Electronic Submission: HHS/CDC policy environment and current training
objective and quantitative and must and research needs in Ethiopia?
strongly encourages you to submit measure the intended outcome.
electronically at: www.grants.gov. You Applicants must submit these measures 6. Budget (Not Scored, But Evaluated)
will be able to download a copy of the of effectiveness with the application and
application package from Is the itemized budget for conducting
will be an element of evaluation. the project reasonable and well
www.grants.gov, complete it offline, and An objective review panel appointed
then upload and submit the application justified?
by HHS will evaluate each application
via the Grants.gov site. We will not against the following criteria: V.2. Review and Selection Process
accept e-mail submissions. If you are
having technical difficulties in 1. Plans for Administration and The HHS/CDC Procurement and
Grants.gov, you may reach them by e- Management of the Project (25 Points) Grants Office (PGO) staff will review
mail at support@grants.gov, or by phone Do the plan, objectives, and methods applications for completeness, and HHS
at 1–800–518–4726 (1–800–518– described meet the objectives of the Global AIDS program will review them
GRANTS). The Customer Support President’s Emergency Plan? Does the for responsiveness. Incomplete
Center is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. adequacy of described evaluation applications and applications that are
Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. methodology meet the plans of the non-responsive to the eligibility criteria
HHS/CDC recommends that you project? Does the application include an will not advance through the review
submit your application to Grants.gov overall design strategy, including process. Applicants will receive
early enough to resolve any measurable time lines, clear monitoring notification that their application did
unanticipated difficulties prior to the and evaluation procedures, and specific not meet submission requirements.
deadline. You may also submit a back- activities for meeting the proposed An objective review panel will
up paper submission of your objectives? Does the applicant describe evaluate complete and responsive
application. We must receive any such a plan to progressively build the applications according to the criteria
paper submission in accordance with capacity of local organizations and of listed in the ‘‘V.1. Criteria’’ section
the requirements for timely submission target beneficiaries and communities to above. All persons who serve on the
detailed in Section IV.3. of the grant respond to the epidemic? panel will be external to the U.S.
announcement. You must clearly mark Government Country Program Office.
the paper submission: ‘‘BACK-UP FOR 2. Technical and Programmatic The panel may include both Federal and
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.’’ Approach (20 Points) non-Federal participants.
The paper submission must conform Does the applicant’s proposal In addition, the following factors
to all requirements for non-electronic demonstrate an understanding of how to could affect the funding decision:

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While U.S.-based organizations are have filled out the form, attach it to the Dated: August 17, 2005.
eligible to apply, we will give Grants.gov submission as Other William P. Nichols,
preference to existing national/ Attachments Form. Director, Procurement and Grants Office,
Ethiopian organizations. It is possible Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
VI.3. Reporting Requirements
for one organization to apply as lead [FR Doc. 05–16832 Filed 8–23–05; 8:45 am]
grantee with a plan that includes You must provide HHS/CDC with an BILLING CODE 4163–18–P
partnering with other organizations, original, plus two hard copies of the
preferably local. Although matching following reports:
funds are not required, preference will 1. Interim progress report, due no less DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
be go to organizations that can leverage than 90 days before the end of the HUMAN SERVICES
additional funds to contribute to budget period. The progress report will
program goals. serve as your non-competing Centers for Disease Control and
Applications will be funded in order continuation application, and must Prevention
by score and rank determined by the contain the following elements:
review panel. HHS/CDC will provide Implementation of Multi-Disciplinary
a. Current Budget Period Activities HIV Care for Sexually Abused Children
justification for any decision to fund out Objectives.
of rank order. in Zambia, as Part of the President’s
b. Current Budget Period Financial Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
V.3. Anticipated Announcement and Progress.
Award Dates c. New Budget Period Program Announcement Type: New.
Proposed Activity Objectives. Funding Opportunity Number: CDC–
September 23, 2005. RFA–AA172.
d. Budget.
VI. Award Administration Information Catalog of Federal Domestic
e. Measures of Effectiveness. Assistance Number: 93.067.
VI.1. Award Notices f. Additional Requested Information. Key Dates: Application Deadline:
Successful applicants will receive a 2. Annual progress report, due 90 September 19, 2005.
Notice of Award (NoA) from the HHS/ days after the end of the budget period.
CDC Procurement and Grants Office. I. Funding Opportunity Description
3. Financial status report, no more
The NoA shall be the only binding, than 90 days after the end of the budget Authority: This program is authorized
authorizing document between the period. under Sections 301(a) and 307 of the
recipient and HHS/CDC. An authorized 4. Final financial and performance Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 241
Grants Management Officer will sign the reports, no more than 90 days after the and 242l], as amended, and under
NoA, and mail it to the recipient fiscal end of the project period. Public Law 108–25 (United States
officer identified in the application. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS,
Unsuccessful applicants will receive These reports must be mailed to the
Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003)
notification of the results of the Grants Management Specialist listed in
[U.S.C. 7601].
application review by mail. the ‘‘Agency Contacts’’ section of this
Background: President Bush’s
announcement.
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has
VI.2. Administrative and National
VII. Agency Contacts called for immediate, comprehensive
Policy Requirements
and evidence-based action to turn the
45 CFR Part 74 and Part 92 We encourage inquiries concerning tide of global HIV/AIDS. The initiative
this announcement. aims to treat more than two million
For more information on the Code of For general questions, contact:
Federal Regulations, see the National HIV-infected people with effective
Technical Information Management combination anti-retroviral therapy by
Archives and Records Administration at Section, CDC Procurement and Grants
the following Internet address: http:// 2008; care for ten million HIV-infected
Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, and affected persons, including those
www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table- GA 30341, Telephone: 770–488–2700.
search.html. orphaned by HIV/AIDS, by 2008; and
The following additional For program technical assistance, prevent seven million infections by
requirements apply to this project: contact: Tadesse Wuhib, MD, MPH, 2010, with focus on 15 priority
• AR–4 HIV/AIDS Confidentiality Country Director, CDC-Ethiopia, PO Box countries, including 12 in sub-Saharan
Provisions 1014, Entoto Road, Addis Ababa, Africa. The five-year strategy for the
• AR–8 Public Health System Telephone: (Office) 251–1–66–95–33; Emergency Plan is available at the
Reporting Requirements (Cell) 251–9–228543, E-mail address: following Internet address: http://
• AR–10 Smoke-Free Workplace wuhibt@etcdc.com. www.state.gov/s/gac/rl/or/c11652.htm.
Requirements For financial, grants management, or Over the same time period, as part of
• AR–12 Lobbying Restrictions budget assistance, contact: Shirley a collective national response, the
• AR–14 Accounting System Wynn, Grants Management Specialist, Emergency Plan goals specific to
Requirements CDC Procurement and Grants Office, Zambia are to treat at least 120,000 HIV-
Applicants can find additional 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA infected individuals and care for
information on these requirements on 30341, Telephone: 770–488–1515, E- 600,000 HIV-affected individuals,
the HHS/CDC Web site at the following mail: SWynn@cdc.gov. including orphans.
Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/ Under the leadership of the U.S.
VIII. Other Information
od/pgo/funding/ARs.htm. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the
You need to include an additional This and other CDC funding President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S.
Certifications form from the PHS5161– opportunity announcements can be Department of Health and Human
1 application in the Grants.gov found on the CDC Web site, Internet Services (HHS) works with host
electronic submission only. Please refer address: www.cdc.gov. Click on countries and other key partners to
to http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/ ‘‘Funding’’, then ‘‘Grants and assess the needs of each country and
PHS5161-1-Certificates.pdf. Once you Cooperative Agreements.’’ design a customized program of

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