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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

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Deadlines

Established when grants/cooperative agreements are solicited by publication in the Federal Register or a program announcement for grants/cooperative agreements and by the individual Request for Proposal for contracts. Unsolicited applications may be submitted at any time.

Note: When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Range from 150 to 180 days.

Preapplication Coordination

CMS research and demonstration projects are solicited by publication in the "Federal Register," requests of proposals for contracts in "FedBizOpps," targeted program announcements, and other appropriate means. Some funds are used for creative, unsolicited proposals. Applicants should maintain contact with Regional CMS Offices (see Additional Contact Information - FMR Help for listing). The standard application forms, as furnished by CMS, must be used for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Note: This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.

Appeals

No formal appeals procedures. If an application is disapproved, the reasons for disapproval will be fully stated. Applicants are free to resubmit applications with attention to the changes suggested by the reasons for disapproval. In the case of solicited proposals, extensions may be allowed to prepare revisions which clarify various aspects of projects.

Note: In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Renewals

Extensions and continuations of projects are available if formally applied for and approved. If a grant/cooperative agreement application is recommended for approval for 2 or more years, the awardee must annually submit a formal request for continuation accompanied by a progress report which will be evaluated prior to a recommendation of continuation.

Note: In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.