Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention Strategies (STD AAPPS)
Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year 1 Funding: For Part A: $110,000,000; For Part B: $300,000. (subject to the availability of funds); Approximate Total Project Period Funding: For Part A: $550,000,000 and for Part B $1,500,000 for the project period of 5 years. (subject to the availability of funds).
The purpose of this FOA is to strengthen STD prevention programs in eligible jurisdictions. By the end of this five year project period the following primary outcomes will be achieved: (1) Increased community screening and treatment per CDC guidance; (2) Improved services for STD clients and their partners including linkages to care; (3) Reduced re-infection; and (4) Increased community and provider knowledge of STD-related treatment, prevention, epidemiology and effective polices. The long-term goals are to (1) Reduce the incidence of CT, GC, and syphilis and their respective sequelae; (2) Improve the integration of STD services into clinical care across the healthcare system; (3) Increase access to STD services for those populations most at-risk; and (4) Reduce the threats of antibiotic-resistant GC, other emerging STDs, and congenital syphilis.
Part A of this FOA is Improving Sexually Transmitted Disease Programs through Assessment, Assurance, Policy Development, and Prevention (STD AAPPS). It emphasizes the core public health functions of assessment, assurance, and policy development and focuses on key STD prevention program activities within each of the public health functions. Four priority activities are identified within the core function of assessment: surveillance, monitoring of screening rates, assessing gaps in service, and capacity to address antibiotic resistance to GC, congenital syphilis, and other emerging STD threats. Within the assurance function, three activities are prioritized: screening and treatment; partner services, including linkage to care; and health education and promotion. Three activities are identified within the core public health function of policy development: monitoring and evaluating impact of relevant policies; educating the public, providers and key stakeholders on effective policy approaches; and enhancing collaboration with primary care, as a means to expand access to STD prevention services. Awardees will develop specific plans based on their local epidemiology to achieve the desired outputs and outcomes. They are expected to use continuous quality improvement (QI) methods to evaluate their progress. Ultimately each program awardee will implement a high impact, cost-effective, and sustainable STD prevention program. Part B of this FOA is the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP).This competitive project is a collaborative project involving CDC, regional GISP laboratories, and local or state STD programs and their affiliated STD clinic(s) and local public health laboratories. The primary activities are the collection of urethral specimens and epidemiologic data from men attending STD clinics and transport of specimens to the local public health laboratory, which in turn processes and sends the GC isolates to a regional GISP laboratory. The goal of GISP is to establish a scientific basis for the selection of treatment options and allow changes in gonococcal treatment recommendations and practices before widespread treatment failures due to resistance occur.
US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
City Agencies State Agencies
Number of Awards Given
Part A: 59; Part B: 25
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Total Fiscal Year 1 Funding: For Part A: $110,000,000; For Part B: $300,000. (subject to the availability of funds). Approximate Total Project Period Funding: For Part A: $550,000,000 and for Part B $1,500,000 for the project period of 5 years. (subject to the availability of funds). Approximate Average Award for Fiscal Year 1: For Part A: $1,610,921; For Part B: $10,000. (subject to the availability of funds). Floor of Individual Award Range: For Part A: $164,653; For Part B: $5,000. (subject to the availability of funds). Ceiling of Individual Award Range: For Part A: $7,251,076; For Part B: $25,000. (subject to the availability of funds).
Application Due Date
Technical Information Management Section DHHS CDC Procurement & Grants Office 2920 Brandywine Rd, MS E-14 Atlanta, GA 30341 Phone: (770) 488-2700
DHHS/CDC1600 Clifton Rd. NE M/S EO7 Atlanta, GA 30333
Health Care Programs/Services Medical Treatments and Therapies Policy Development Program Development Program Management Risk Reduction Screening STD Prevention
Government Agencies Health Planners Health Professionals
Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from www.grants.gov. If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty in accessing the forms online, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grant Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 for further instruction. CDC Telecommunications for individuals with hearing loss is available at: TTY 1.888.232.6348.
A pre-application web workshop conference call is planned for June 26th from 3:00–5:00 p.m. The purposes of the this second pre-application web workshop is to:? Provide an opportunity for applicants to ask questions or request clarification regarding this funding opportunity announcement. Call Leader: Gail Bolan Web Access: http://www.cdc.gov/std/foa/aapps/webinars.htm (to register in advance for the webinars) The Web conference calls will be recorded and instructions for accessing recorded calls will be available at www.cdc.gov/std/foa/aapps/webinars.htm. Eligible applicants may submit questions in writing to STDAAPPSFOA@cdc.gov at least 48 hours prior to the second call and these questions will be answered on the call if received in time. Questions that are broadly applicable will also be answered on the DSTDP AAPPS FOA FAQs site at www.cdc.gov/std/foa/aapps.htm.
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