Billing Code: 4165 16
Department of Health and Human Services
Indian Health Service
Tribal Management Grant Program
Announcement Type: New and Competing Continuation Discretionary Funding Cycle for Fiscal Year 2009
Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2009-IHS-TMD-0001
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (s): 93.228
Key Dates: Training: Application Requirements Session: April 30-May 1, May 14-15,
and June 11-12, 2008; Grant Writing Session: June 23-27, 2008
Application Deadline Date: August 1, 2008
Receipt Date for Final Tribal Resolution: October 3, 2008
Review Date: October 6-10, 2008
Application Notification Date: November 12, 2008
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2009
I. Funding Opportunity Description
The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces competitive grant applications for the Tribal Management Grant (TMG) Program. This program is authorized under Section 103(b)
(2) and Section 103(e) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act,
Pub.L. 93-638, as amended. This program is described at 93.228 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
The TMG Program is a national competitive discretionary grant program pursuant to 45 C.F.R. 75 and 45 C.F.R. 92 established to assist Federally-recognized Tribes and Tribally-sanctioned Tribal organizations in assuming all or part of existing IHS programs, services, functions, and activities (PSFA) through a Title I contract and to assist established Title I contractors and Title V compactors to further develop and improve their management capability. In addition, TMGs are available to Tribes/Tribal organizations under the authority of Public Law (Pub. L.) 93-638 section 103(e) for (1) obtaining technical assistance from providers designated by the Tribe/Tribal organization (including Tribes/Tribal organizations that operate mature contracts) for the purposes of program planning and evaluation, including the development of any management systems necessary for contract management and the development of cost allocation plans for indirect cost rates; and (2) planning, designing and evaluating Federal health programs serving the Tribe/Tribal organization, including Federal administrative functions.
FUNDING PRIORITIES: The IHS has established the following funding priorities for TMG awards.
Federally-recognized Indian Tribes or Tribally-sanctioned Tribal organizations not subject to Single Audit Act requirements must provide a financial statement identifying the Federal dollars received in the footnotes. The financial statement must also identify specific weaknesses/recommendations that will be addressed in the TMG proposal and are related to 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 900,
Priority II participation is only applicable to the Health Management Structure project type. For more information see Section II ELIGIBLE PROJECT TYPES, MAXIMUM FUNDING AND PROJECT PERIODS.
The funding of approved Priority I applicants will occur before the funding of approved Priority II applicants. Priority II applicants will be funded before approved Priority III applicants. Funds will be distributed until depleted.
II. Award Information:
TYPE OF AWARDS: Grant.
ESTIMATED FUNDS AVAILABLE: Subject to the availability of funds, the estimated amount available is $2,529,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2009. There will be only one funding cycle in FY 2009. Awards under this announcement are subject to the availability of funds.
ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AWARDS: An estimated 20-25 awards will be made under the program.
PROJECT PERIODS: Varies from 12 months to 36 months. Please refer to
ESTIMATED AWARD AMOUNT: $50,000/year-$100,000/year. Please refer to
ELIGIBLE PROJECT TYPES, MAXIMUM FUNDING AND PROJECT PERIODS: Applications may only be submitted for one project type. Applicants must state the project type selected. The TMG Program consists of four project types: (1) feasibility study; (2) planning; (3) evaluation study; and (4) health management structure. Applications that address more than one project type will be considered ineligible and will be returned to the applicant. The maximum funding levels noted include both direct and indirect costs. Applicant budgets may not exceed the maximum funding level or project period identified for a project type. Applicants whose budget or project period exceed the maximum funding level or project period will be considered ineligible and will not be reviewed. Please refer to Section IV.6.
1. FEASIBILITY STUDY (Maximum funding/project period: $70,000/12 months)
A study of a specific IHS program or segment of a program to determine if Tribal management of the program is possible. The study shall present the planned approach, training and resources required to assume Tribal management of the program. The study must include the following four components:
2. PLANNING (Maximum funding/project period: $50,000/12 months)
A collection of data to establish goals and performance measures for the operation of current health programs or anticipated PSFAs under a Title I contract. Planning will specify the design of health programs and the management systems (including appropriate policies and procedures) to accomplish the health priorities of the Tribe/Tribal organization. For example, planning could include the development of a Tribal Specific Health Plan or a Strategic Health Plan, etc. Please note: The Public Health Service urges applicants submitting strategic health plans to address specific objectives of Healthy People 2010. Interested applicants may purchase a copy of Healthy People 2010 (Summary Report in print; Stock No. 017-001-00547-9) or CD-ROM (Stock No. 107-001-00549-5) through the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15250-7945, or (202) 512-1800. This information is available in electronic form at the following website: www.health.gov/healthypeople/publications.
3. EVALUATION STUDY (Maximum funding/project period: $50,000/12 months)
A systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for the purpose of determining the value of a program. The extent of the evaluation study could relate to the goals and objectives, policies and procedures, or programs regarding targeted groups. The evaluation study could also be used to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a Tribal program operation (i.e. direct services, financial management, personnel, data collection and analysis, third-party billing, etc.) as well as determine the appropriateness of new components to a Tribal program operation that will assist Tribal efforts to improve the health care delivery systems.
4. HEALTH MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE (Average funding/project period: $100,000/12 months; maximum funding/project period: $300,000/36 months) -
The first year maximum is limited to $150,000 for multi-year projects. Health Management Structure allows for implementation of systems to manage or organize PSFAs. Management structures include health department organizations, health boards, and financial management systems including systems for accounting, personnel, third-party billing, medical records, management information systems, etc. This includes the design, improvements and correction of management systems that address weaknesses identified through quality control measures, internal control reviews and audit report findings under the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-133 - Revised June 27, 2003,
The 25 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 900,
4. Please see Section IV
III. Eligibility Information
1. Indian Tribe or Tribal organization as defined by Pub. L. 93-638, Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, as amended. Eligible applicants include Tribal organizations that operate mature contracts that are designated by a Tribe to provide technical assistance and/or training. Only one application per Tribe or Tribal organization is allowed. This paragraph should be cross referenced with Section IV. (Application and Submission Information/Subsection 3, Content and Form of Narrative Submission).
2. Cost Sharing or Matching The TMG Program does not require matching funds or cost sharing. However, in accordance with Pub. L. 93-638 section 103(c), the TMG funds may be used as matching shares for any other Federal grant programs that develop Tribal capabilities to contract for the administration and operation of health programs.
3. Other Requirements
The following documentation is required:
A. Tribal Resolution - A resolution of the Indian Tribe served by the project must accompany the application submission. The IHS will accept the following as proper documentation:
B. Documentation for Priority I Participation - A copy of the Federal Register notice or letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) verifying establishment of Federal Tribal status within the last five years. Date must reflect that Federal recognition was received during or after March 2003.
C. Documentation for Priority II Participation - A copy of the transmittal letter and Attachment A from the Office of Inspector General, National External Audit Review Center (NEARC), HHS. See
Federally-recognized Indian Tribes or Tribally-sanctioned Tribal organizations not subject to Single Audit Act requirements must provide a financial statement identifying the Federal dollars in the footnotes. The financial statement must also identify specific weaknesses/recommendations that will be addressed in the TMG proposal and are related to 25 CFR Part 900,
- Identify the consortium.
- Indicate if the consortium intends to submit a TMG application.
- Demonstrate that the Tribe's application does not duplicate or overlap any objectives of the consortium's application.
Please refer to Section IV. Application and Submission Information, particularly Item 6
IV. Application and Submission Information
1. The Application package may be found in Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) or at: http://www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/gogp The entire grant application package is available at:
www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/tmg. Detailed application instructions for this announcement are downloadable on Grants.gov.
2. IHS Contacts:
Programmatic Concerns Business Concerns
Ms. Patricia Spotted Horse Mr. Pallop Chareonvootitam
Program Analyst Grants Management Specialist
Office of Tribal Programs Division of Grants Operations
Indian Health Service Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 220 801 Thompson Avenue, TMP 360
Rockville, Maryland 20852 Rockville, Maryland 20852
(301) 443-1104 (Telephone) (301) 443-5204 (Telephone)
(301) 443-4666 (Fax) (301) 443-9602 (Fax)
E-Mail Address: Patricia.SpottedHorse@IHS.GOV
E-Mail Address: Pallop.Chareonvootitam@IHS.GOV
GRANTS.GOV Contact for IHS:
Information regarding the electronic grants.gov process, issues, and waivers waiving the electronic process may be obtained from the following person:
Ms. Michelle G. Bulls
Chief Grants Management Officer
Director, Division of Grants Policy
Indian Health Service
801 Thompson Avenue, TMP 625
Rockville, Maryland 20852
(301) 443-6528 (Telephone)
E-Mail Address: Michelle.Bulls@IHS.GOV
3. Content and Form of Narrative Submission:
Public Policy Requirements: All Federal wide public policies apply to IHS grants with exception of Lobbying and Discrimination policy.
4. Submission Dates and Times:
Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by 12:00 midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, August 1, 2008. If technical challenges arise and the applicant is unable to successfully complete the electronic application process, the applicant must contact Michelle G. Bulls, Division of Grants Policy, fifteen days prior to the application deadline and advise of the difficulties that your organization is experiencing. The grantee must obtain prior approval, in writing (emails are acceptable) allowing the paper submission. If submission of a paper application is requested and approved, the manually signed original and two copies of the application must be sent to the appropriate grants contact that is listed in Section IV.2. above. Applications not submitted through Grants.gov, without an approved waiver, will be returned to the applicant without review or consideration. Late applications will not be accepted for processing, will be returned to the applicant, and will not be considered for funding.
5. Intergovernmental Review:
Executive Order 12372 requiring intergovernmental review is not applicable to this program.
6. Funding Restrictions:
The TMG may not be used to support recurring operational programs or to replace existing public and private resources. Note: The inclusion of the following projects or activities in an application will render the application ineligible and the application will be returned to the applicant:
- Planning and negotiating activities associated with the intent of a Tribe to enter the IHS Self-Governance Project. A separate grant program is administered by the IHS for this purpose. Prospective applicants interested in this program should contact Mr. Matt Johnson, Office of Tribal Self-Governance, Indian Health Service, Reyes Building, 801 Thompson Avenue, Suite 240, Rockville, Maryland 20852, (301) 443-7821, and request information concerning the
- Projects related to water, sanitation, and waste management.
- Projects that include direct patient care and/or equipment to provide those medical services to be used to establish or augment or continue direct patient clinical care are not allowable. Medical equipment that is allowable under the Special Diabetes Grant Program is not allowable under the TMG Program.
- Projects that include long-term care or provision of any direct services.
- Projects that include tuition, fees, or stipends for certification or training of staff to provide direct services.
- Projects that include pre-planning, design, and planning of construction for facilities, including activities relating to program justification documents.
- Projects that propose more than one project type. Please see Section II,
- A grantee may not administer two TMGs at the same time or have overlapping project/budget periods;
- The current project is not progressing in a satisfactory manner; or
- The current project is not in compliance with program and financial reporting requirements.
- Delinquent Federal Debts: No award shall be made to an applicant who has an outstanding delinquent Federal debt until either:
- The delinquent account is paid in full; or
- A negotiated repayment schedule is established and at least one payment is received.
7. Other Submission Requirements
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION The preferred method for receipt of applications is electronic submission through Grants.gov. However, should any technical challenges arise regarding the submission, please contact Grants.gov Customer Support at 1 800 518 4726 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Contact Center hours of operation are Monday Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 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. The applicant must seek assistance at least fifteen days prior to the application deadline. Applicants that do not adhere to the timelines for Central Contractor Registry (CCR) and/or Grants.gov registration and/or requesting timely assistance with technical issues will not be candidates for paper applications.
To submit an application electronically, please use the www.Grants.gov apply site. Download a copy of the application package, on the Grants.gov website, 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:
E mail applications will not be accepted under this announcement.
Applicants are required to obtain a DUNS number from Dun and Bradstreet 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 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 www.Grants.gov/CCRRegister.
More detailed information regarding these registration processes can be found at www.Grants.gov.
V. Application Review Information
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 14-page narrative should include only the first year of activities; information for multi-year projects should be included as an appendix. See
1. Abstract - one page summary.
INTRODUCTION AND NEED FOR ASSISTANCE (20 points)
1) Describe the Tribe's/Tribal organization's current health operation. Include what programs and services are currently provided (i.e., Federally funded, State funded, etc.), information regarding technologies currently used (i.e., hardware, software, services, etc.), and identify the source(s) of technical support for those technologies (i.e., Tribal staff, Area Office, vendor, etc.). Include information regarding whether the Tribe/Tribal organization has a health department and/or health board and how long it has been operating.
2) Describe the population to be served by the proposed project. Include a description of the number of IHS eligible beneficiaries who currently use services.
3) Describe the geographic location of the proposed project including any geographic barriers to the health care users in the area to be served.
4) Identify all TMGs received since FY 2003, dates of funding and summary of project accomplishments. State how previous TMG funds facilitated the progression of health development relative to the current proposed project. (Copies of reports will not be accepted.)
5) Identify the eligible project type and priority group of the applicant.
6) Explain the reason for your proposed project by identifying specific gaps or weaknesses in services or infrastructure that will be addressed by the proposed project. Explain how these gaps/weaknesses were discovered. If proposed project includes information technology (i.e., hardware, software, etc.), provide further information regarding measures taken or to be taken that ensure the proposed project will not create other gaps in services or infrastructure (i.e., IHS interface capability, Government Performance and Results Act reporting requirements, contract reporting requirements, Information Technology (IT) compatibility, etc.).
7) Describe the effect of the proposed project on current programs (i.e., Federally funded, State funded, etc.) and, if applicable, on current equipment (i.e., hardware, software, services, etc.). Include the effect of the proposed project on planned/anticipated programs and/or equipment.
8) Address how the proposed project relates to the purpose of the TMG Program by addressing the appropriate description that follows:
PROJECT OBJECTIVE(S), WORKPLAN AND CONSULTANTS (40 points)
A. Identify the proposed project objective(s) addressing the following:
Example: By installing new software, the Tribe will increase the number of bills processed by 15% at the end of 12 months.
B. Address how the proposed project will result in change or
improvement in program operations or processes for each proposed
project objective. Also address what tangible products are
expected from the project (i.e. policies and procedures manual,
health plan, etc.).
C. Address the extent to which the proposed project will build the
local capacity to provide, improve, or expand services that address
the need(s) of the target population.
D. Submit a workplan in the appendix which includes the following information:
E. If consultants or contractors will be used during the proposed project, please include the following information in their scope of work (or note if consultants/contractors will not be used):
If a potential consultant/contractor has already been identified, please include a resume in the Appendix.
F. Describe what updates (i.e., revision of policies/procedures, upgrades, technical support, etc.) will be required for the continued success of the proposed project. Include when these updates are anticipated and where funds will come from to conduct the update and/or maintenance.
PROJECT EVALUATION (15 points)
Describe the proposed plan to evaluate both outcomes and process. Outcome evaluation relates to the results identified in the objectives, and process evaluation relates to the workplan and activities of the project.
A. For outcome evaluation, describe:
B. For process evaluation, describe:
C. Describe any evaluation efforts that are planned to occur after the grant period ends.
D. Describe the ultimate benefit to the Tribe that is expected to result from this project. An example of this might be the ability of the Tribe to expand preventive health services because of increased billing and third party payments.
ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS (15 points)
A. Describe the organizational structure of the Tribe/Tribal organization beyond health care activities.
B. Provide information regarding plans to obtain management systems if the Tribe/Tribal organization does not have an established management system currently in place that complies with 25 CFR 900, Subpart F, and
C. 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.
D. Describe what equipment (i.e., fax machine, phone, computer, 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 through the grant.
E. List key personnel who will work on the project. Include title used in the workplan. In the appendix, include position descriptions and resumes for all key personnel. Position descriptions should clearly describe each position and duties, indicating desired qualifications and experience requirements related to the proposed project. Resumes must indicate that the proposed staff member is qualified to carry out the proposed project activities. If a position is to be filled, indicate that information on the proposed position description.
F. If the project requires additional personnel (i.e., IT support, etc.), address how the Tribe/Tribal organization will sustain the position(s) after the grant expires. (If there is no need for additional personnel, simply note it.)
CATEGORICAL BUDGET AND BUDGET JUSTIFICATION (10 points)
A. Provide a categorical budget for each of the 12-month budget periods requested.
B. 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.
C. Provide a narrative justification explaining why each line item is necessary/relevant to the proposed project. Include sufficient cost and other details to facilitate the determination of cost allowability (i.e., equipment specifications, etc.).
MULTI-YEAR PROJECT REQUIREMENTS
Projects requiring a second and/or third year must include a narrative addressing the second and/or third year's project objectives, evaluation components, work plan, categorical budget and budget justification. The same weights and criteria as noted in Section V. Application Review Information that is used to evaluate a one-year project or the first year of a multi-year project will be applied when evaluating the second and third years of a multi-year application. A weak second and/or third year submission could negatively impact the overall score of an application.
A. Work plan for proposed objectives.
B. Position descriptions for key staff.
C. Resumes of key staff that reflect current duties.
D. Consultant proposed scope of work (if applicable).
E. Indirect Cost Rate Agreement.
F. Organizational chart (optional).
G. Multi-Year Project Requirements (if applicable).
2. Review and Selection Process
In addition to the above criteria/requirements, applications are considered according to the following:
A. Application Submission (Application Deadline: August 1, 2008) Applications received in advance of or by the deadline and verified by the tracking number will undergo a preliminary review to determine that:
B. Competitive Review of Eligible Applications (Objective Review: October 6-10, 2008)
Applications meeting eligibility 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 these applications. The review will be conducted in accordance with the IHS Objective Review Guidelines. The technical review process ensures selection of quality projects in a national competition for limited funding. Applications 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, determine the likelihood of success and to assign a numerical score to each application. The scoring of approved applications will assist the IHS in determining which proposals will be funded if the amount of TMG funding is not sufficient to support all approved applications. Applications recommended for approval, having a score of 60 or above by the ORC and scored high enough to be considered for funding will be reviewed by the DGO for cost analysis and further recommendation. The program official accepts the DGO recommendations for consideration when funding applications. The program official forwards the final approved list to the Director, Office of Tribal Programs (OTP), for final review and approval. Applications scoring below 60 points will be disapproved. Applications that are approved but not funded will not be carried over into the next cycle for funding consideration.
3. Anticipated Announcement and Award Dates. The IHS anticipates the earliest award start date will be January 1, 2009.
VI. Award Administration Information
1. Award Notices
ORC Results Notification: November 12, 2008
The Director, OTP, or program official, will notify the contact person identified on each proposal of the results in writing via postal mail. Applicants whose applications are declared ineligible will receive written notification of the ineligibility determination and their grant application via postal mail. The ineligible notification will include information regarding the rationale for the ineligible decision citing specific information from the original grant application. Applicants who are approved but unfunded and disapproved will receive a copy of the Executive Summary which identifies the weaknesses and strengths of the application submitted. Applicants who are approved and funded will be notified through the official Notice of Award (NoA) document. The NoA will be signed by the Grants Management Officer and is the authorizing document for notifying grant recipients of funding. The NoA serves as the official notification of a grant award and will state the amount of Federal funds awarded, the purpose of the grant, the terms and conditions of the grant award, the effective date of the award, the project period, and the budget period. Any other correspondence announcing to the Applicant's Project Director that an application was recommended for approval is not an authorization to begin performance. Pre-award costs are not allowable charges under this program grant.
2. Administrative Requirements
Grants are administrated in accordance with the following documents:
3. Indirect Costs
This section applies to all grant recipients that request indirect cost in their application. 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 cost portion will remain restricted until the current rate is provided to the DGO.
Preparing and Submitting Indirect Cost Proposals
A. Progress Report. Program progress reports are required either semi-annually or annually. [Semi-annual] program progress reports must be submitted within 30 days at the end of the half year. 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 Reports. Financial status reports are required either semi-annually or annually. [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/project period. Standard Form 269 (long form) will be used for financial reporting.
C. Reports. Grantees are responsible and accountable for accurate reporting of the Progress Reports and Financial Status Reports which are generally due semi annually. Financial Status Reports (SF 269) are due 90 days after each budget period and the final SF 269 must be verified from the grantee records on how the value was derived. Grantees must submit reports in a reasonable period of time.
Failure to submit required reports within the time allowed may result in suspension or termination of an active grant, 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 grantee organization or the individual responsible for preparation of the reports.
VII. Agency Contact(s)
Interested parties may obtain TMG programmatic information from the TMG Program Coordinator listed under Section IV of this program announcement. Grant-related and business management information may be obtained from the Grants Management Specialist listed under Section IV of this program announcement. Grants.gov concerns submission and waiver requests may be addressed by Ms. Michelle Bulls, Division of Grants Policy. Contact information is noted under Section IV of this program announcement. Please note that the telephone numbers provided are not toll-free.
VIII. Other Information
The IHS will conduct three training sessions to assist applicants in preparing their
FY 2009 TMG applications. There will be three 2-day training sessions. In addition, there will be one 5-day training session on Grantsmanship. The 5-day training session will provide participants with basic grant writing skills, information regarding where to search for funding opportunities, and the opportunity to begin writing a TMG grant proposal or to finalize a draft proposal. The 2-day training sessions will focus specifically on the TMG requirements providing participants with information contained in this announcement, clarifying any issues/questions applicants may have and critiquing project ideas. In an effort to make the training sessions productive, participants are expected to bring draft proposals to these sessions.
Priority will be given to groups eligible to apply for the TMG Program. Participation is limited to two personnel from each Tribe or Tribal organization. All sessions are first come - first serve with the above limitations noted. All participants are responsible for making and paying for their own travel arrangements. Interested parties should register with the TMG staff prior to making travel arrangements to ensure space is available in selected session. There is no registration fee to attend the training session(s). The registration form may be obtained from the TMG website at: www.ihs.gov/NonMedicalPrograms/tmg. The registration form may be faxed to (301) 443-4666. Note: A minimum of 10 attendees is required for the IHS to conduct the training sessions. The anticipated training dates and locations are listed below in chronological order:
The following IHS Checklist is included to assist applicants in proposal preparation and follow-up. Applicants are highly encouraged to employ this checklist for their benefit and to submit it as part of their proposal as an attachment in Grants.gov to allow for verification of receipt. This checklist will be utilized by the DGO during their initial screening for eligibility and will be utilized by the OTP during their programmatic review for content of the application to ensure required items requested are submitted and the application is eligible for further review via the ORC. This checklist is available on the TMG website at www.ihs.gov/nonmedicalprograms/tmg.
IHS FY 2009 Tribal Management Grant Application Checklist
Application Tracking Number:
Electronic Submission: Signed Paper Submission: Waiver Obtained:
Title I: Title V: Project Type:
Item Applicant Grants Programs
1 IHS FY 2009 TMG Checklist
2 Eligibility: (circle) Tribe Tribal Organization
3 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization
4 Tribal Resolution
a. Final signed resolution is due on or before October 3, 2008
b. Draft unsigned resolution is due August 1, 2008 (if applicable)
5 Priority I Documentation (if applicable)
6 Priority II Documentation (if applicable)
7 Consortium Participation Documentation (if applic.)
8 SF 424 Application for Federal Assistance
9 SF 424A Budget - Non Construction
10 SF 424B Assurances
11 Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
13 Project Narrative (14 pages maximum)
a. Introduction and Need for Assistance
b. Project Objective(s), Workplan & Consultants
c. Project Evaluation
d. Organizational Capabilities and Qualifications
14 Categorical Budget & Budget Justification
15 Multi-year Summary & Budget Justification
16 APPENDIX ITEMS
a. Work plan for proposed objectives.
b. Position descriptions for key staff.
c. Resumes of key staff that reflect current duties.
d. Consultant proposed scope of work
e. Indirect Cost Rate Agreement.
f. Organizational chart (optional).
g. Multi-Year Project Requirements (if applicable).
Applicant Signature / Date:
IHS Grants Management Signature / Date:
IHS Program Office Signature / Date:
The Public Health Service (PHS) strongly encourages all grant and contract recipients to provide a smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products. In addition, Pub. L. 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking in certain facilities (or in some cases, any portion of the facility) in which regular or routine education, library, day care, health care or early childhood development services are provided to children. This is consistent with the HHS mission to protect and advance the physical and mental health of the American people.
Date: ___________________ _____________________________
Robert G. McSwain
Indian Health Service