Injury Center Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
CE10-1002 – Program for Pool and Spa Safety
Initial Fiscal Year: 2010
FOA Number: CE10-1002
FOA Title: Program for Pool and Spa Safety
The purpose of the program is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths associated with pools and spas. This program implements, for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Section 1405 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act P.L. 110-140, Title XIV (“the Act”). This program addresses the “Healthy People 2010” focus area of Injury and Violence Prevention.
Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with the following performance goal for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) / National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC): Increase the capacity of injury prevention and control programs to address the prevention of injuries and violence.
This announcement is only for non-research activities supported by CDC. If research is proposed, the application will not be reviewed.
Special notes: (1) FOA will fund up to 2 awards, depending on eligibility of states. (2) Limited Competition is not applicable for this FOA, as this FOA results from legislation under the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act P.L. 110-140, Title XIV.
Recipient Activities: To help ensure the reduction in the number of pool-related injuries and fatalities, recipient activities for this program are as follows:
A. Use at least 50 percent of the awarded grant funds to hire and train enforcement personnel for implementation and enforcement of standards under the recipient State’s swimming pool and spa safety law.
A1. Identify potential audiences from whom to hire enforcement personnel.
A2. Develop appropriate tools or curricula that will be used to train enforcement
A3. Hire and train enforcement personnel who will be authorized by the State to conduct enforcement.
A4. Implement an enforcement program.
B. Use remaining grant funds to: 1) educate pool construction and installation companies and pool service companies about the standards; 2) educate pool owners, pool operators, and other members of the public about the standards under the recipient State’s swimming pool and spa safety law and about the prevention of drowning or entrapment of children using swimming pools and spas, and 3) defray administrative costs associated with such training and education programs.
B1. Identify pool construction, installation, and service companies within the State.
B2. Develop appropriate tools or curricula that will be used to educate pool construction, installation, and service company personnel.
B3. Identify target audiences within the State’s general public that have the greatest risk of drowning or entrapment.
B4. Develop appropriate outreach and educational tools to reach these audiences.
C. Additional Recipient Activities
C1. Provide program oversight and identify coordinators at the state, county, and/or local community levels to oversee the program.
C2. Collaborate with appropriate partners, such as municipal departments; health care providers and health service organizations; pool construction, installation, and service companies; pool owners and operators; professional organizations; local businesses; school systems; parent/teacher organizations; civic organizations; local public officials; and the media.
C3. Establish a plan to gather data about the progress toward program goals and objectives and establish measurable outcomes of the program goals. Such a plan could include methods and procedures to gather, measure, and record the following data (if available):
• Number of pool construction, installation, and service companies in the state, at the start of, and one year after, program implementation;
• Number of pool construction, installation, and service companies that participate in the program;
• Number of pool and spa enforcement personnel in the state, at the start of, and one year after, program implementation;
• Number of enforcement personnel in the state who are hired and trained under this program;
• Number of training sessions for enforcement personnel conducted under this program;
• Number of pool sites inspected by state personnel, at the start of, and one year after, program implementation;
• Number of public and non-public pool and spa owners in the state, at the start of, and one year after, program implementation; and
• Number and type of pool and spa safety strategies (educational and enforcement) used as a part of this program and the number of people/businesses reached.
C4. One year after implementation of the program, compile and disseminate the program’s outcomes and results at the end of the project period to CDC and to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC), and, if so desired, to appropriate audiences determined by the recipient State. The Act requires that a report evaluating the implementation of the grant program be submitted to Congress by CPSC no later than one year after the last day of the fiscal year in which the grants are made, and information from recipient states will be used in preparing the report.
CDC Activities: In a cooperative agreement, CDC staff is substantially involved in the program activities, above and beyond routine grant monitoring. Thus, CDC’s activities will be as follows:
A. Provide technical consultation and advice on all aspects of recipient activities through site visits and regular means of communication, such as e-mails, phone calls, etc.
B. Provide up-to-date scientific information about drowning and entrapment-related injuries and deaths and prevention methods.
C. Ensure the transfer of scientific and programmatic information across all recipients.
D. Assist and collaborate with states, as needed, in the development of training curricula, educational tools, an evaluation plan, or communications materials for target audiences.
E. Facilitate collaborative efforts to compile and disseminate program results through presentations.
F. Participate with recipient agencies in workshops, training, meetings, and advisory committees to exchange information among the states.