July 20, 2007

Office of Urban Indian Health Programs

The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Urban Indian Health Programs (OUIHP) announces competitive 4-in-1 Title V grant supplements responding to an Office of Minority Health, HIV/AIDS Initiative. This program is authorized under the authority of the Snyder Act and 25 U.S.C. 1652, 1653 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 94-437, as amended. This program is described at 93.193 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). This competitive supplement seeks to expand OUIHP's existing Title V grants to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/ AN) with the awareness of his/her HIV status. This will provide routine and/or rapid HIV screening, prevention, pre and post test counseling, case management (if available) and data collection. Enhancement of urban Indian health program HIV/AIDS activities is necessary to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the urban Indian health communities.
Print | PDF

[Federal Register: July 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 139)]
[Notices]               
[Page 39820-39824]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr20jy07-67]                         

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Indian Health Service

 
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs

    Announcement Type: Competitive Supplemental Grant Announcement.
    Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2007-IHS-UIHP-0001.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.193.

    Note: This funding opportunity has been amended to provide 
additional funds to support the supplemental competitive 4-in-1 
Title V grants. The estimated total award amount increased from 
$316,000 to $350,000. Seven grant supplements will be issued under 
this announcement. As a result of the notice of amendment, the 
application deadline date has been revised to allow applicants at 
least 30 days to apply for the opportunity. The new application 
deadline date is August 20, 2007. This amendment supersedes the 
Federal Register Notice that was issued July 11, 2007, FR Doc. 07-
3359.

    Key Dates: Application Deadline Date: August 20, 2007. Review Date: 
August 23, 2007. Earliest Anticipated Start Date: August 31, 2007.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    The Indian Health Service (IHS), Office of Urban Indian Health 
Programs (OUIHP) announces competitive 4-in-1 Title V grant supplements 
responding to an Office of Minority Health, HIV/AIDS Initiative. This 
program is authorized under the authority of the Snyder Act and 25 
U.S.C. 1652, 1653 of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Public Law 
94-437, as amended. This program is described at 93.193 in the Catalog 
of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
    This competitive supplement seeks to expand OUIHP's existing Title 
V grants to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/
AN) with the awareness of his/her HIV status. This will provide routine 
and/or rapid HIV screening, prevention, pre and post test counseling, 
case management (if available) and data collection. Enhancement of 
urban Indian health program HIV/AIDS activities is necessary to reduce 
the incidence of HIV/AIDS in the urban Indian health communities.
    The purpose of the announcement is to respond to the fact that 
communities of color have been disproportionately affected by HIV and 
the need exists for access to early testing, diagnosis, treatment and 
prevention services. Over the past decade, the AI/AN community has 
developed and maintained a higher rate of HIV than Caucasians. It has 
also been demonstrated that AI/ANs have a decreased longevity once 
diagnosed compared to other races/ethnicities. These supplements will 
be used to enhance HIV testing, including rapid testing and/or standard 
HIV antibody testing and to provide a more focused effort to address 
HIV/AIDS prevention targeting some of the largest urban Indian 
populations in the United States.
    The nature of these projects will require collaboration with the 
OUIHP to: (1) Coordinate activities; (2) participate in projects in 
other operating divisions of the Department such as CDC, SAMHSA, HRSA 
and the Office of Minority Health; and (3) submit and share data on 
HIV/AIDS testing, treatment and education.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Title V Grant Supplements.
    Estimated Funds Available: The total amount identified for Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2007 is seven supplement awards totaling $350,000. The award 
is for one year in duration and the average award, per program is 
approximately $50,000. Awards under this announcement are subject to 
the availability of funds.
    Anticipated Number of Awards: Seven grant supplements will be made 
under the Program.
    Project Period: April 1, 2007--March 31, 2008.
    Award Amount: $350,000.

A. Requirements of Recipient Activities

    In FY 2007 each grantee's attempted goal shall include screening as 
many individuals as possible; however, increasing screening 10% or to a 
minimum of 200 American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) tested per 
program funded--adjusted due to variations in size of facility and user 
population may be required. This does not include counts of re-testing 
individuals in the same year. Each program shall also collect evidence, 
as part of the testing process, to potentially address utility and 
barriers of increased routine HIV screening within this population.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: Urban Indian organizations, as defined by 
25 U.S.C. 1603(h), limited to Urban Indian organizations which meet the 
following criteria:
    a. Received State certification to conduct HIV rapid testing;
    b. Health professionals and staff have been trained in the HIV/AIDS 
screening tools, education, prevention, counseling, and other 
interventions for American Indians/Alaskan Natives;
    c. Attuned to the risk factors driving the HIV/AIDS epidemics among 
urban American Indians/Alaskan Natives;
    d. Developed programs to address community and group support to 
sustain risk-reduction skills;
    e. Implemented HIV/AIDS quality assurance and improvement programs; 
and
    f. Must provide proof of non-profit status with the application.
    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This program does not require matching 
funds or cost sharing.
    3. If the application budget exceeds $50,000 it will not be 
considered for review.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Applicant package may be found in Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov) or 

at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/gogp/gogp_funding.asp.

    Information regarding the electronic application process may be 
directed to Michelle G. Bulls at (301) 443-6290.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission:
     Be single spaced.
     Be typewritten.
     Have consecutively numbered pages.
     Use black type not smaller than 12 characters per one 
inch.
     Contain a narrative that does not exceed 25 typed pages 
that includes the other submission requirements below. The 25 page 
narrative does not include the work plan, standard forms, table of 
contents, budget, budget justifications, narratives, and/or other 
appendix items.
    Public Policy Requirements: All Federal-wide public policies apply 
to IHS grants with the exception of the Lobbying and Discrimination 
public policy.
    3. Submission Dates and Times: The application from each Urban 
Indian organization must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov 
by 12 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST).
    If technical challenges arise and the urban Indian organizations 
are unable to successfully complete the electronic application process, 
each organization must contact Michelle G. Bulls, Grants Policy Staff 
fifteen days prior to the application deadline and advise of the 
difficulties that they are experiencing. Each organization must obtain 
prior

[[Page 39821]]

approval, in writing (e-mails are acceptable), from Ms. Bulls allowing 
the paper submission. If submission of a paper application is requested 
and approved, the original and two copies may be sent to the 
appropriate grants contact that is listed in Section IV.1 above. 
Applications not submitted through Grants.gov, without an approved 
waiver, may be returned to the organizations without review or 
consideration.
    A late application will be returned to the organization without 
review or consideration.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: Executive Order 12372 requiring 
intergovernmental review is not applicable to this program.
    5. Funding Restrictions:
    A. Pre-award costs are allowable pending prior approval from the 
awarding agency. However, in accordance with 45 CFR part 74, all pre-
award costs are incurred at the recipient's risk. The awarding office 
is under no obligation to reimburse such costs if for any reason any of 
the Urban Indian organizations do not receive an award or if the award 
to the recipient is less than anticipated.
    B. The available funds are inclusive of direct and appropriate 
indirect costs.
    C. Only one grant supplement will be awarded to each organization.
    D. IHS will acknowledge receipt of the application.
    6. Other Submission Requirements:
    Electronic Submission--Each Urban Indian organization must submit 
through Grants.gov. However, should any technical challenges arise 
regarding the submission, please contact Grants.gov Customer Support at 
1-800-518-4726 or support@grants.gov. The Contact Center hours of 
operation are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. If you require 
additional assistance please call (301) 443-6290 and identify the need 
for assistance regarding your Grants.gov application. Your call will be 
transferred to the appropriate grants staff member. Each organization 
must seek assistance at least fifteen days prior to the application 
deadline. If each organization doesn't adhere to the timelines for 
Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Grants.gov registration and request 
timely assistance with technical issues paper application submission 
may not be granted.
    To submit an application electronically, please use the Grants.gov 
Web site. Download a copy of the application package on the Grants.gov 
Web site, complete it offline and then upload and submit the 
application via the Grants.gov site. You may not e-mail an electronic 
copy of a grant application to IHS.
    Please be reminded of the following:
     Under the new IHS application submission requirements, 
paper applications are not the preferred method. However, if any Urban 
Indian organization has technical problems submitting the application 
on-line, please directly contact Grants.gov Customer Support at: http://www.grants.gov/CustomerSupport

.

     Upon contacting Grants.gov, obtain a Grants.gov tracking 
number as proof of contact. The tracking number is helpful if there are 
technical issues that cannot be resolved and a waiver request from 
Grants Policy must be obtained. If any of the organizations are still 
unable to successfully submit the application on-line, please contact 
Michelle G. Bulls, Grants Policy Staff at (301) 443-6290 at least 
fifteen days prior to the application deadline to advise her of the 
difficulties you have experienced.
     If it is determined that a formal waiver is necessary, 
each organization must submit a request, in writing (e-mails are 
acceptable), to Michelle.Bulls@ihs.gov providing a justification for 
the need to deviate from the standard electronic submission process. 
Upon receipt of approval, a hard-copy application package must be 
downloaded from Grants.gov, and sent directly to the Division of Grants 
Operations (DGO), 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP 360, Rockville, MD 20852 by 
August 20, 2007.
     Upon entering the Grants.gov Web site, there is 
information available that outlines the requirements to each Urban 
Indian organization regarding electronic submission of application and 
hours of operation. We strongly encourage that each organization does 
not wait until the deadline date to begin the application process as 
the registration process for CCR and Grants.gov could take up to 
fifteen working days.
     To use Grants.gov, each Urban Indian organization must 
have a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) Number and register in the CCR. Each 
organization should allow a minimum of ten working days to complete CCR 
registration. See below on how to apply.
     Each organization must submit all documents 
electronically, including all information typically included on the SF-
424 and all necessary assurances and certifications.
     Please use the optional attachment feature in Grants.gov 
to attach additional documentation that may be requested by IHS.
     Each organization must comply with any page limitation 
requirements described in the program announcement.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive an automatic acknowledgment from Grants.gov that contains a 
Grants.gov tracking number. The DGO will retrieve your application from 
Grants.gov. The DGO will notify each organization that the application 
has been received.
     You may access the electronic application for this program 
on Grants.gov.
     You may search for the downloadable application package 
using either the CFDA number or the Funding Opportunity Number. Both 
numbers are identified in the heading of this announcement.
     To receive an application package, each Urban Indian 
organization must provide the Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2007-IHS-
UIHP-0001.
    E-mail applications will not be accepted under this announcement.

DUNS Number

    Applicants are required to have a DUNS number to apply for a grant 
or cooperative agreement from the Federal Government. The DUNS number 
is a nine-digit identification number, which uniquely identifies 
business entities. Obtaining a DUNS number is easy and there is no 
charge. To obtain a DUNS number, access http://www.dunandbradstreet.com 


or call 1-866-705-5711. Interested parties may wish to obtain their 
DUNS number by phone to expedite the process.
    Applications submitted electronically must also be registered with 
the CCR. A DUNS number is required before CCR registration can be 
completed. Many organizations may already have a DUNS number. Please 
use the number listed above to investigate whether or not your 
organization has a DUNS number. Registration with the CCR is free of 
charge.
    Applicants may register by calling 1-888-227-2423. Please review 
and complete the CCR Registration Worksheet located on http://www.grants.gov/CCR
 Register.

    More detailed information regarding these registration processes 
can be found at Grants.gov.

V. Application Review Information

1. Criteria

    The instructions for preparing the application narrative also 
constitute the evaluation criteria for reviewing and scoring the 
application. Weights assigned to each section are noted in parentheses. 
The narrative should include the first year of activities;

[[Page 39822]]

information for multi-year projects should be included as an appendix 
(see E. ``Categorical Budget and Budget Justification'') at the end of 
this section for more information. The narrative should be written in a 
manner that is clear to outside reviewers unfamiliar with prior related 
activities of the Urban Indian organization. It should be well 
organized, succinct, and contain all information necessary for 
reviewers to understand the project fully.
A. Understanding of the Need and Necessary Capacity (30 Points)
    1. Understanding of the Problem
    a. Define the project target population, identify their unique 
characteristics, and describe the impact of HIV on the population.
    b. Describe the gaps/barriers in HIV testing for the population.
    c. Describe the unique cultural or sociological barriers of the 
target population to adequate access for the described services.
    2. Facility Capability
    a. Briefly describe your clinic programs and services and how this 
initiative complements and/or expands existing efforts.
    b. Describe your clinic's ability to conduct this initiative 
through:
     Your clinic's own resources.
     Describe collaboration with other providers.
     Identify and describe partnerships established to accept 
referrals for counseling, testing, and referral and confirmatory blood 
tests and/or social services for individuals who test HIV positive.
     Identify and describe partnerships established to refer 
out of your clinic for specialized treatment, care, confirmatory 
testing (if applicable) and counseling services.
B. Work Plan (40 Points)
    1. Project Goal and Objectives
    Address all of the following program goals and objectives of the 
project. The objectives must be specific as well as quantitatively and 
qualitatively measurable to ensure achievement of goal(s).
     President's Initiative for HIV/AIDS
    Explain how the continuation program addresses the President's 
Initiative for HIV/AIDS objective requiring testing of those who do not 
know their status. For a more direct and relevant program initiative, 
this proposal will be enumerated in the development of the new IHS HIV/
AIDS Strategic Plan.
     HHS Strategic Plan Support
    Describe how implementing, expanding and making routine HIV/AIDS 
direct service opportunities in your clinic ensures an innovative 
approach towards achievement of two most critical HHS Strategic Plan 
Objectives relative to the health status of AI/AN:

Objective 3.4--Eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
Objective 3.6--Increase access to health services for AI/AN

     Office of the Secretary Minority AIDS Initiative
    Address how the Minority AIDS Initiative Goals/Objectives will be 
supported. If a goal/objective is not applicable to your program, 
explain why it is not applicable. Provide quantitative and qualitative 
objectives for each of the following.
    1. Expand Services
    a. Increase the number of clients receiving services;
    b. Increase the number of clients that receive an HIV test and are 
provided results and know their status; and
    c. Increase the number of clients treated and/or referred into the 
system for medical care.
    2. Build Capacity
    a. Identify the number of providers that have expanded their:
     Knowledge of HIV screening methods;
     Knowledge of streamlining procedures; and
     Collaboration with outside entities such as CDC, HRSA, 
and/or State health departments.
    3. Best Practices Models
    a. Identify best practice models of implementation of expanded 
services.
    4. Enumerate lessons observed and address barriers to care.
     IHS Strategic Plan Support
    Describe how this project integrates with the IHS Strategic Plan 
which includes concepts surrounding:
    1. Building and sustaining healthy communities
    2. Providing accessible, quality health care, and
    3. Fostering collaboration and innovation across the Indian health 
network.
     IHS HIV/AIDS Administrative Work Plan Goals
    Describe how the IHS HIV/AIDS Administrative work plan goals will 
be supported. If a goal is not applicable to your program, explain why 
it is not applicable.
    1. Assist AI/AN in becoming aware of serostatus;
    2. Reduce the transmission of HIV through behavior change, 
prevention education and open discussion;
    3. Ensure access (and linkages) to services for those living with 
HIV/AIDS and those at risk;
    4. Make routine HIV/AIDS services and ensure quality HIV/AIDS care 
is delivered within the Indian health system;
    5. Reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding HIV/AIDS; and
    6. Form sustainable collaborations and integrative approaches (i.e. 
STD and HIV integration) to build capacity and maximize resources for 
surveillance, prevention, treatment and mitigation.
     Implementation Plan
    1. Identify the proposed program activities and explain how these 
activities will meet the needs of the target population.
    2. Describe any anticipated outcomes that may be achieved from this 
project plan.
    3. Provide a timeline for implementation.
    4. Has the program identified and agreed to follow the State 
regulations for HIV testing in their state?
    5. How will individuals be selected for testing to identify 
selection criteria and which group(s)--if any--will you be able, via 
State regulations, to offer testing in an opt-out format?
    6. How will you ensure that clients receive their test results, 
particularly clients who test positive?
    7. How will you ensure that individuals with initial HIV-positive 
test results will receive confirmatory tests? If you do not provide 
confirmatory HIV testing, you must provide a letter of intent or MOA 
with an external laboratory documenting the process through which 
initial HIV-positive test results will be confirmed.
    8. What are your strategies to linking potential seropositive 
patients to care?
    9. What are your quality assurance strategies?
    10. How will you train, support and retain staff providing 
counseling and testing?
    11. How will you ensure client confidentiality?
    12. How will you ensure that your services are culturally sensitive 
and relevant?
     Staffing Plan
    Describe the existing or proposed positions to be funded and 
provide names and roles of the key position(s) carrying out this 
project, their qualifications and how they relate to the organizations, 
with regard to supervision and quality control.
C. Project Evaluation (10 Points)
    1. Evaluation Plan
    The grantee shall provide a plan for monitoring and evaluating the 
HIV rapid test and/or standard HIV antibody test.
    2. Reporting Requirements

[[Page 39823]]

    The following quantitative and qualitative measures shall be 
addressed:
     Indicators (quantitative)
    1. Number of tests offered and number of test refusals
    2. Number of clients who refused due to prior knowledge of status
    3. Number of individuals tested with breakdown of rapid versus 
standard antibody test
    4. Number of negative results
    5. Number of false negatives and/or false positives after 
confirmatory testing
    6. Number of reactive tests and confirmed seropositive (actual and 
proportion)
    7. Number of individuals receiving their confirmatory test results
    8. Number of clients linked to care/treatment or referrals for 
prevention counseling
    9. Number of post-test counseling sessions
    10. Number of pre-test counseling sessions (brief)
    11. Number of prevention counseling sessions (more depth) due to 
higher risk populations
    12. Number of missed follow up after rapid test is reactive
    13. Transmission category (if known)
    14. Measures in place to protect confidentiality
     Qualitative Information
    1. Identify Testing Methodology
    a. Will testing be rapid or standard?
    b. Opt-out format should be utilized. Unless otherwise determined 
by State regulations--please explain.
    c. Is your methodology based on risk-based screening? Based on what 
risk criteria? Are you offering more routine screening? What are the 
criteria for offering tests if any?
    2. Identify barriers of implementation
     Plan for obtaining knowledge, attitudes, and behavior 
data.
D. Organizational Capabilities and Qualifications (10 Points)
    This section outlines the broader capacity of the organization to 
complete the project outlined in the work plan. It includes the 
identification of personnel responsible for completing tasks and the 
chain of responsibility for successful completion of the project 
outlined in the work plan.
    1. Describe the organizational structure.
    2. Describe the ability of the organization to manage the proposed 
project. Include information regarding similarly sized projects in 
scope and financial assistance as well as other grants and projects 
successfully completed.
    3. Describe what equipment (i.e., phone, websites, etc.) and 
facility space (i.e., office space) will be available for use during 
the proposed project. Include information about any equipment not 
currently available that will be purchased throughout the agreement.
    4. List key personnel who will work on the project.
     Identify existing personnel and new program staff to be 
hired.
     In the appendix, include position descriptions and resumes 
for all key personnel. Position descriptions should clearly describe 
each position and duties indicating desired qualifications, experience, 
and requirements related to the proposed project and how they will be 
supervised. Resumes must indicate that the proposed staff member is 
qualified to carry out the proposed project activities and who will 
determine if the work of a contractor is acceptable.
     Note who will be writing the progress reports.
     If a position is to be filled, indicate that information 
on the proposed position description.
     If the project requires additional personnel beyond those 
covered by the supplemental grant (i.e., IT support, volunteers, 
interviewers, etc.), note these and address how these positions will be 
filled and, if funds are required, the source of these funds.
     If personnel are to be only partially funded by this 
supplemental grant, indicate the percentage of time to be allocated to 
this project and identify the resources used to fund the remainder of 
the individual's salary.
E. Categorical Budget and Budget Justification (10 Points)
    This section should provide a clear estimate of the project program 
costs and justification for expenses for the entire grant period. The 
budget and budget justification should be consistent with the tasks 
identified in the work plan.
    1. Categorical budget (Form SF 424A, Budget Information Non-
Construction Programs) completing each of the budget periods requested.
    2. Narrative justification for all costs, explaining why each line 
item is necessary or relevant to the proposed project. Include 
sufficient details to facilitate the determination of cost 
allowability.
    3. Budget justification should include a brief program narrative 
for the second and third years.
    4. If indirect costs are claimed, indicate and apply the current 
negotiated rate to the budget. Include a copy of the rate agreement in 
the appendix.

2. Review and Selection Process

    In addition to the above criteria/requirements, the application 
will be considered according to the following:
    A. The submission deadline: August 20, 2007. The application 
submitted in advance of or by the deadline and verified by the postmark 
will undergo a preliminary review to determine that:
     The applicant is eligible in accordance with this grant 
announcement.
     The application is not a duplication of a previously 
funded project.
     The application narrative, forms, and materials submitted 
meet the requirements of the announcement allowing the review panel to 
undertake an in-depth evaluation; otherwise, it may be returned.
    B. The Objective Review date is August 23, 2007.
    The application requirements that are complete, responsive, and 
conform to this program announcement will be reviewed for merit by the 
Ad Hoc Objective Review Committee (ORC) appointed by the IHS to review 
and make recommendations on this application. Prior to ORC review, the 
application will be screened to determine that programs proposed are 
those which the IHS has the authority to provide, either directly or 
through funding agreement, and that those programs are designed for the 
benefit of IHS beneficiaries. If an Urban Indian organization does not 
meet these requirements, the application will not be reviewed. The ORC 
review will be conducted in accordance with the IHS Objective Review 
Guidelines. The application will be evaluated and rated on the basis of 
the evaluation criteria listed in section V.1. The criteria are used to 
evaluate the quality of a proposed project and determine the likelihood 
of success.

3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates

    Anticipated announcement date is August 20, 2007 with an Award Date 
of August 24, 2007.

VI. Award Administration Information

1. Award Notices

    The Notice of Award (NoA) will be initiated by the DGO and will be 
mailed via postal mail to the Urban Indian organization. The NoA will 
be signed by the Grants Management Officer and this is the authorizing 
document under which funds are dispersed. The NoA, is the legally 
binding document, will serve as the official notification of the grant 
award and will reflect the amount of Federal funds awarded for the 
purpose

[[Page 39824]]

of the grant, the terms and conditions of the award, the effective date 
of the award, and the budget/project period.

2. Administrative Requirements

    Grants are administered in accordance with the following documents:
     This Program Announcement.
     45 CFR Part 74, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements for 
Awards to Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, Other Non-Profit 
Organizations, and Commercial Organizations.''
     Grants Policy Guidance: HHS Grants Policy Statement, 
January 2007.
     ``Non-Profit Organizations'' (Title 2 Part 230).
     Audit Requirements: OMB Circular A-133, ``Audits of 
States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations.''

3. Indirect Costs

    This section applies to indirect costs in accordance with HHS 
Grants Policy Statement, Part II-27, IHS requires applicants to have a 
current indirect cost rate agreement in place prior to award. The rate 
agreement must be prepared in accordance with the applicable cost 
principles and guidance as provided by the cognizant agency or office. 
A current rate means the rate covering the applicable activities and 
the award budget period. If the current rate is not on file with the 
awarding office, the award shall include funds for reimbursement of 
indirect costs. However, the indirect costs portion will remain 
restricted until the current rate is provided to DGO.
    If an Urban Indian organization has questions regarding the 
indirect costs policy, please contact the DGO at (301) 443-5204.

4. Reporting

    A. Progress Report. Program progress reports are required semi-
annually. These reports will include a brief comparison of actual 
accomplishments to the goals established for the period, reasons for 
slippage (if applicable), and other pertinent information as required. 
A final report must be submitted within 90 days of expiration of the 
budget/project period.
    B. Financial Status Report. Semi-annual financial status reports 
must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the half year. Final 
financial status reports are due within 90 days of expiration of the 
budget period. Standard Form 269 (long form) will be used for financial 
reporting.
    Failure to submit required reports within the time allowed may 
result in suspension or termination of an active agreement, withholding 
of additional awards for the project, or other enforcement actions such 
as withholding of payments or converting to the reimbursement method of 
payment. Continued failure to submit required reports may result in one 
or both of the following: (1) The imposition of special award 
provisions; and (2) the non-funding or non-award of other eligible 
projects or activities. This applies whether the delinquency is 
attributable to the failure of the organization or the individual 
responsible for preparation of the reports.
    Telecommunication for the hearing impaired is available at: TTY 
301-443-6394.

VII. Agency Contacts

    For program-related information: Phyllis S. Wolfe, Director, Office 
of Urban Indian Health Programs, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 200, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852, (301) 443-4680 or phyllis.wolfe@ihs.gov.
    For general information regarding this announcement: Danielle 
Steward, Health Systems Specialist, Office of Urban Indian Health 
Programs, 801 Thompson Road, Room 200, Rockville, MD 20852, (301) 443-
4680 or danielle.steward@ihs.gov.
    For specific grant-related and business management information: 
Denise Clark, Senior Grants Management Specialist, 801 Thompson Avenue, 
TMP 360, Rockville, MD 20852, 301-443-5204 or denise.clark@ihs.gov.

VIII. Other Information

    None.

    Dated: July 16, 2007.
Robert G. McSwain,
Deputy Director, Indian Health Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-14033 Filed 7-19-07; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4165-16-P

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.