Fund Title: Economic Modeling for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis and School Health

Fund Category:
HIV/AIDS

Description:
Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: approximately $4,000,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: approximately $15,000,000.

CDC seeks to support state and local public health efforts to increase the prevention effectiveness of public health interventions. Timely models and economic analyses support both of these goals. The activities described in this FOA will provide models and analytic results that will enable NCHHSTP to better assess policy options, address questions of resource allocation, estimate impact, and characterize the cost-effectiveness of interventions used or potentially used in public health. It is anticipated that these activities will at times require analyses of the types described in Table 1. At times CDC is called upon to assess any of the following types of economic issues:

(1) The change in disease incidence or prevalence as a result of changes in factors such as (a) sexual behaviors (e.g., condom use, pre-exposure prophylaxis, anti-retroviral therapy), (b) health-seeking behaviors (e.g., increased HIV and HCV testing), (c) provision or cessation of specific interventions, and (d) changes in prevention resources;
(2) The cost of illness of HIV, STDs, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, and school health issues;
(3) The cost of various intervention strategies or health programs;
(4) The cost-effectiveness of interventions addressing different public health problems using health outcome measures such as quality-adjusted life years (QALYs): these may include analyses of single interventions or multiple interventions;
(5) The cost-effectiveness of alternative interventions addressing the same public health problem using either QALYs or natural health units, such as cases of disease detected or treated;
(6) Optimal allocation of resources across diseases, intervention strategies, risk and population groups, etc.;
(7) Estimating the overall population-level impact and cost-effectiveness of prevention activities supported by NCHHSTP;
(8) The net benefit or return on investment of interventions, clinical practice, recommendations, programs, and policies to reduce HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis, and tuberculosis, or to improve school health.

It is expected that to be able to perform these types of analyses, applicants will have demonstrated capability in at least two of the five areas (HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and school health), as demonstrated by reports of previous economic analyses or modeling studies that have been published following peer review in journals indexed in PubMed or EconLit. Applicants should have epidemiologic, clinical, modeling, and economic expertise sufficient to define modeling questions, generate hypotheses, conduct literature searches, determine needed data inputs, and construct models to address at least four of the five areas.

Sponsor(s):
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Funder’s Fund ID: CDC-RFA-PS14-1415

Web Page: www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=255649

Letter of Intent Date: 06/16/2014

Application Due Date: 07/17/2014

Award Date: 09/23/2014

Fund Duration: 5 years.

Application Process:
Applicants may access the application package at www.grants.gov.

Applicants must download the SF-424, Application for Federal Assistance, package associated with this funding opportunity at www.grants.gov. If Internet access is not available, or if the online forms cannot be accessed, applicants may call the CDC PGO staff at 770-488-2700 or e-mail PGO [email protected] for assistance. Persons with hearing loss may access CDC telecommunications at TTY 1-888-232-6348.

Number of Awards: Up to 3 awards

Award Notes:
Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: approximately $4,000,000.
Approximate Total Project Period Funding: approximately $15,000,000.

Eligible Locations:
- American Samoa
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Guam
- Marshall Islands
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- Palau
- US Virgin Islands
- National

Application Contact Address:
Tech Information Mgmt Section
DHHS
CDC Procurement & Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14
Atlanta, GA 30341
United States
Email: [email protected]
Phone: -
Fax: -

Technical Contact Name:
Thomas Gift
Technical Contact Address:
DHHS/CDC
NCHHSTP/Div of STD Prevention
Mailstop E-80

United States
Email: [email protected]
Phone: -
Fax: -

Contact Note:
Informational conference call for potential applicants: June 3, 2014, 1:00 pm (EDT) to 2:00 pm (EDT), Conference call line: 1-866-816-3094, participant passcode 3867397.

Support Types:
- Cooperative Agreements

Subject Areas:
- Cost Management
- Hepatitis Prevention
- HIV/AIDS Prevention
- School Health Education
- STD Prevention
- TB Prevention

Audiences:
- Administrators
- Local Government Agencies
- State Government Agencies

Eligibility:
- City Agencies
- Colleges/Universities
- Commercial Organizations
- Community Based Organizations
- County Agencies
- Educational Organizations/Institutions
- IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Religious Organizations
- State Agencies
- Tribal Organizations

Eligibility Notes:
Eligible applicants include:
(1) Private and public colleges and universities;
(2) Government Organizations: State or their bona fide agents; (includes the District of Columbia); Local governments or their bona fide agents; Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau); State controlled institutions of higher education; American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized); Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities;
(3) Non-government Organizations: American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations, Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education), Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education);
(4) Community-based organizations;
(5) Faith-based organizations;
(6) For-profit organizations (other than small business);
(7) Small businesses.