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Can an organization or foundation with a contract with a medical center that meets the eligibility requirements apply to the SCDTDP FOA based on the contract with the medical center?
The authorizing legislation is very specific as to its eligible applicants. Under section (1)(A), the Administrator may make grants “to up to 40 eligible entities,” and under section (5)(B), eligible entities are defined as being:
Any Federally-qualified health center, nonprofit hospital or clinic, or university health center that provides primary health care that:
(i) has a collaborative agreement with a community-based Sickle Cell Disease organization or a nonprofit entity with experience in working with individuals who have Sickle Cell Disease; and
(ii) demonstrates to the Administrator that either the Federally-qualified health center, the nonprofit hospital or clinic, the university health center, the organization or entity described in clause (i), or the experts described in paragraph (2)(C), has at least 5 years of experience in working with individuals who have Sickle Cell Disease.
Given this specificity in the statutory language, a collaborating nonprofit organization is not eligible to apply in its own right unless it meets the criterion of being a “Federally-qualified health center, nonprofit hospital or clinic, or university health center that provides primary health care…” and meets the additional criteria in subsections (i) and (ii).
The FOA describes the eligibility requirements, but it is up to the organization to decide whether or not it believes that it satisfies the FOA requirements. The organization needs to decide whether or not it wishes to submit an application on the basis of its own judgment, and HRSA will make eligibility determinations upon reviewing the information provided by the applicants.
On the congressional district part of the SF-424 application, could you clarify if you are looking for the congressional districts for every state/participating institution in our region or just the congressional district of the institution applying for the grant?
On the SF-424, the applicant needs to submit the congressional district for the institution applying for the grant only.
Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and Grants.gov.
Be sure to provide complete and consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take 4 weeks or even longer. Before you do anything else, make sure you Register & Get Ready.