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Funding Opportunity Title/Program Name: Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program: Translating Evidence-Based Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Direct Services Research Into Practice.

Announcement Type: Initial Announcement.

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2007-AoA-AZ-0718.

Statutory Authority: Sec. 398 of the Public Health Service Act (Pub. L. 78-410; 42 U.S.C. 280c-3), amended by the Home Health Care and Alzheimer's Disease Amendments of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-557) and by the Health Professions Education Partnerships Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105-392).

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.051, Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States (ADDGS) Program.

DATES:

The deadline date for the submission of applications is August 28, 2007. The deadline date for submission of a letter of intent is July 31, 2007.

I. Funding Opportunity Description

This announcement seeks proposals that will demonstrate how existing evidence-based service delivery research programs targeting persons with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (ADRD) or their caregivers can be translated into useful programs that can be administered at a reasonable cost at the community level through the Aging Services Network. Applications that seek to replicate evidence-based programs that do not specifically target persons with ADRD or their caregivers will not be considered for funding. ADDGS Program's mission is to expand the availability of diagnostic and support services for persons with Alzheimer's disease, their families, and their caregivers, as well as improve the responsiveness of the home and community based care system to persons with ADRD. The program focuses on serving hard-to-reach and underserved people with ADRD. A detailed description of the funding opportunity may be found at http://www.aoa.gov/​doingbus/​fundopp/​fundopp.asp. Start Printed Page 38598

II. Award Information

1. Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement.

2. Anticipated Total Priority Area Funding Per Budget Period: AoA intends to make available, under this program announcement, cooperative agreements for up to eight (8) projects, with eighteen (18) month project periods, at a federal share up to $400,000 with most awardees expected to receive $250,000.

III. Eligibility Criteria and Other Requirements

1. Eligible Applicants

This is a limited grant competition. Eligibility for grant awards is limited to agencies of State Government including, but not limited to, current ADDGS grantees.

2. Cost Sharing or Matching

Under this program, AoA will fund no more than 75 percent of the project's total cost. Grantees are required to provide at least 25 percent of the total program costs from non-federal cash or in-kind resources in order to be considered for the award.

3. DUNS Number

[All grant applicants must obtain aD-U-N-S number from Dun and Bradstreet. It is a nine-digit identification number, which provides unique identifiers of single business entities. The D-U-N-S number is free and easy to obtain from http://www.dnb.com/​US/​duns_​update/​]

4. Intergovernmental Review

Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs, is not applicable to these grant applications.

IV. Application and Submission Information

Address to Request Application

Application materials are available online at http://www.grants.gov.

1. Submission Requirements

Applications must be submitted electronically to http://www.grants.gov. In order to be able to submit the application; you must register in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) database. Information about CCR is available at http://www.grants.gov/​CCRRegister.

2. Submission Dates and Times

To receive consideration, applications must be submitted electronically by midnight, Eastern time, August 28, 2007.

V. Responsiveness Criteria

Each application submitted will be screened to determine whether it was received by the closing date and time.

Applications received by the closing date and time will be screened for completeness and conformity with the requirements outlined in Sections III and IV of this Notice and the Program Announcement. Only complete applications that meet these requirements will be reviewed and evaluated competitively.

VI. Application Review Information

Eligible applications in response to this announcement will be reviewed according to the following evaluation criteria: Purpose and Need for Assistance (15 points); Approach/Method— Workplan and Activities (40 points); Outcomes/Benefits/Impacts (25 points); and Level of Effort, Program Management, Organizational Capacity (20 points).

VII. Agency Contacts

Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, Office of Community-Based Services, Washington, DC 20201, telephone: 202-357-3452.

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Dated: July 10, 2007.

Josefina G. Carbonell,

Assistant Secretary for Aging.

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[FR Doc. 07-3433 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]

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