Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PS11-1103: Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Training Centers
- Webinar Q10: If the agency accepts the 8% limit, is a detailed rate agreement necessary?
Webinar Q10 Original answer: This is a training grant. You have to take the cap if you're going to claim indirect costs. They do not have to submit a copy of their rate agreement because they are taking the cap.
- Webinar Q 16. If a higher indirect rate is approved, can we submit that?
Webinar Q 16 Original answer: This is a training grant so the indirect rate is capped at 8%.
Corrected answer: The 8% indirect cost cap does not apply to state, local, or Indian tribal governments. Applicants who are a State, local or Indian tribal governments can apply their federally negotiated indirect rate agreements.
Indirect costs on training grants to organizations other than State, local, or Indian tribal governments shall be reimbursed at eight percent of modified total direct costs exclusive of tuition and related fees, direct expenditures for equipment, and subgrants and contracts under the grant in excess of $25,000. This amount is not subject to upward or downward adjustment.
Indirect costs may be paid by the recipient on subgrants or under cost-type contracts under the grant consistent with the terms and conditions of the grant award and the cost principles applicable to the subgrantee or contractor. Unless the subgrantee or contractor already has an applicable indirect cost rate covering all of its federally supported activities negotiated directly with HHS or other Federal cognizant agency as a result of being a prime recipient under another award, the recipient is responsible for negotiating indirect cost rates with subgrantees and contractors.
- Webinar Question 19: Page 47 letter c. states that bios and job descriptions of known staff should be included in the budget justification. Is this correct or are they also to be included in the Appendices?
Original answer: Correct. Bio's and job descriptions of staff that are apart f the application and will be paid to do your program activities should be included as a part of your budget justification and not in the appendices.
Corrected answer: Submit biosketches of all known staff described in the budget and budget justification. All biosketches of staff described in your budget and any other key persons described in your application should be included in appendix C. In your budget narrative, please indicate that the biosketches of the positions described in your budget narrative are located in appendix C.