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NIOSH Update:

August 25 Submission Deadline: Proposals are Encouraged for New WTC Grant Gunds for Community Members' Health

Contact: Fred Blosser (202) 245-0645
July 24, 2008

Proposals are sought and encouraged by Aug. 25, 2008, for new grant funds to provide access to medical screenings, diagnostic services, and treatment for residents, students, and other "non-emergency responders" impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center disaster.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is spotlighting this announcement to make potential applicants aware of the opportunity for the NIOSH-administered competitive funding, and the Aug. 25 deadline for submissions.

The grant announcement, including synopsis, full text, and application, can be accessed in Grants.gov by clicking on: World Trade Center Non-Responder Program or by searching for announcement number CDC-RFA-OH08-801.

The full text of the announcement, with information on contacts for inquiries and technical assistance, also appears at www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/OH08-801.htm.

"These public health dollars extend the reach of our efforts so that they help support the provision of the health care services and treatment to residents, students, and others who were in the vicinity of the attacks of September 11, 2001," said NIOSH Acting Director Christine Branche, Ph.D. "These new funds will assist health care providers in serving and treating these people." The NIOSH-administered competitive grants provide up to $10 million per year for three years for health screenings and assessments, health monitoring and tracking and improved access to health care services. The grant money can also be used to help cover gaps when individuals? public or private insurance is insufficient to fully cover the costs associated with care or treatment. It is expected that funding to one to three organizations will be made under this grant program. The opportunity was reported today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/media/pressrel/2008/r080724.htm.

 

 
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