- January 31, 2014 - Publication of a sources sought notice was released for an upcoming Outreach and Education Support requirement for the WTC Health Program. The notice is located on the Federal Business Opportunities website (www.fbo.gov). The notice number is HHS-CDC-NIOSH-SS-14-0001. This notice will remain posted until February 28, 2014.
- January 30, 2014 - Federal Register Notice: Request for Nominations of Candidates to Serve on the World
Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee — Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by March 14, 2014.
- January 17, 2014 - February 14, 2014 – Teleconference/Web Conference Meeting of the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee – The next meeting of the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee will be held on February 14, 2014. The meeting is open to the public and comments from the public are welcome. The agenda for the meeting includes a brief update on the policies and regulations developed by the WTC Health Program and development of recommendations for research. More details regarding the meeting can be found on the Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Meetings page.
- November 27, 2013 – New York State Workers’ Compensation Law – On November 13, 2013, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed significant protections for World Trade Center workers into the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law. The New York state legislation extends and enhances the state’s workers’ compensation eligibility and benefits to World Trade Center workers.
- September 23, 2013 - WTC Health Program—Notice of Privacy Practices — This notice describes how medical information about WTC Health Program members may be used and disclosed and how WTC Health Program members can get access to this information. The effective date for this notice is Monday, September 30, 2013
- September 19, 2013 - World Trade Center Health Program; Addition of Prostate
Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions — On May 2, 2013, the Administrator of the WTC Health Program received a petition requesting the addition of prostate cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions (List) covered in the WTC Health Program. In this final rule, the Administrator adds malignant neoplasm of the prostate (prostate cancer) to the List in the WTC Health Program regulations. This rule will go into effect on October 21, 2013.
- July 31, 2013 - Policy and Procedures for Recoupment & Coordination of Benefits: Workers’ Compensation Payment —
Defines the policies and procedures to be used by the WTC Health Program to identify and seek recoupment of funds from workers’ compensation when available. It imposes duties on Responders, Centers for Clinic Excellence, Workers’ Compensation Insurers and other employers providing illness and injury benefits to Responders. The effective date for this policy is September 1, 2013.
- July 3, 2013 - Federal Register Notice: World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee: Nominations of Candidates — Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by August 9, 2013. Note: This notice supersedes the following documents published in the Federal Register: June 11, 2013 Volume 78, Number 112, Pages 35036–35037; June 21, 2013 Volume 78, Number 120, Page 37542; and June 28, 2013 Volume 78, Number 125, Page 38983. Nominations must be submitted (postmarked or electronically received) by August 9, 2013.
- July 2, 2013 - Federal Register Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Addition of Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Health Conditions — Comments on the proposed rule must be received by August 1, 2013.
- July 2, 2013 - Statement from the WTC Health Program Administrator regarding the proposal posted in the Federal Register Notice to add Prostate Cancer to the List of WTC-Related Conditions.
- July 1, 2013 - Statement from the Administrator — July 1, 2013, marks the second anniversary of the WTC Health Program. The changes of the past year are highlighted.
- May 1, 2013 - Pentagon and Shanksville, PA Crash Site Responders — Applications Now Being Accepted: Applications are now being accepted for program benefits for responders to the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA crash sites…How to Apply.
- April 17, 2013 - Federal Register Notice: World Trade Center, Certification of Breast Cancer in WTC Responders and Survivors Exposed to PCBs — change in certification requirements, effective April 17, 2013, are described.
- December 10, 2012 - Clarification: FOA Number PAR-12-126--Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01)
The maximum funding period for the FY 13 Announcement “Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program (U01)” is for up to three years. The table under the Research Objectives in Section I of the announcement will be amended to so that the long-term project period will be up to three years. The total cost per year for long-term projects will remain the same in the table.
- November 21, 2012 - Delay in Grant Application Submission for PAR-12-126 "Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the WTC Health Program" due to Hurricane Sandy.
- October 12, 2012 - WTC Health Program: Information Resources for Physicians, Members, and the Public on the Addition of Cancer— Over 50 types of cancer are now included on the list of WTC-Related Health Conditions covered by the WTC Health Program.
- October 1, 2012 - Update: The WTC Health Program is now able to provide medical monitoring and treatment benefits for survivors who live outside the New York City metropolitan area. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
- July 26, 2012 - Update to Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the WTC Health Program. This Notice updates PAR-12-126 to inform applicants who plan to submit FY13 applications for “Cooperative Research Agreements Related to the World Trade Center Health Program” (PAR-12-126) awards about changes in the Application Receipt Date and the Letter of Intent Receipt Date.
- March 23, 2012 - Funding Opportunity Announcement for PAR-12-126. The purpose of this announcement is to support research projects and epidemiologic studies to help answer critical questions about physical and mental health conditions related to the September 2001 terrorist attacks including: biomarkers of exposures or health outcomes; epidemiologic studies; exposure-response relationships; improvements in diagnosis and treatment; patterns of illness (age, gender, etc.); risk factors for disease; and other research studies on WTC-related health conditions or emerging conditions.
- NIOSH Funded Projects. View NIOSH funded research and education projects.