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Community Health Centers

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Application Procedure:

The Division of Independent Review is responsible for managing objective reviews within HRSA. Applications competing for federal funds receive an objective and independent review performed by a committee of experts qualified by training and experience in particular fields or disciplines related to the program being reviewed. In selecting review committee members, other factors in addition to training and experience may be considered to improve the balance of the committee, e.g., geographic distribution, race/ethnicity, and gender. Each reviewer is screened to avoid conflicts of interest on the review criteria noted above. The committee provides expert advice on the merits of each application to program officials responsible for final selections for awards. To receive a complete application kit, contact the HRSA Grants Application Center at 1-877-HRSA-123 and reference program 93.252. Or download the application from the HRSA Grants Policy website at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/forms.htm.

Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.

Award Procedure:

Each applicant will receive written notification of the outcome of the objective review process, including summary of the expert committee's assessment of the application's merits and weaknesses, and whether the application was selected for funding. Applicants who are selected for funding may be required to respond in a satisfactory manner to Conditions placed on their application before funding can proceed. Letters of notification do not provide authorization to begin performance. The Notice of Grant Award, which is signed by the Grants Management Officer and is sent to the applicant agency's Authorized Representative, is the authorizing document.

Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check. Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office, or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.