Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Projects, State and Local Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Surveillance of Blood Lead Levels in Children


To (1) Develop and/or enhance a surveillance system that monitors all blood lead levels; (2) assure that children who are potentially exposed to lead receive follow up care; (3) assure awareness and action among the general public and affected professionals in relation to preventing childhood lead poisoning in high risk areas in collaboration with other government and community based organizations.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Section 317 (k)(2) and 3171 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. Sections 247b and 247b-10, as amended, Title 42, Part 247b, Section 247b-10
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Assistance will be provided to State health departments or their bonafide agents and the health departments of the following five local jurisdictions (or their bonafide agents)that have the highest estimated number of children with elevated blood lead levels : New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Los Angeles County, CA, and Philadelphia, PA, or their bona fide agents. Also eligible are health departments or other official organizational authorities of the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. Competition is limited by authorizing legislation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
In addition to the eligible applicants, others who receive benefits from the program include infants and children from six months to six years of age who are screened for lead poisoning and family members who care for lead-poisoned children. Lead poisoning potentially affects all children, but disproportionately affects minority children and children of low-income families. Since the effects of lead poisoning can be long lasting, benefits of the program can also affect youth and adults, persons at all educational and income levels, and urban, suburban, and rural populations.
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, present their approach to meeting the objectives, and outline the methods of operation.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. An environmental impact assessment is not required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. .
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application forms are both available from and submitted to the Grants Management Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. Standard application forms, as furnished by CDC and required by 45 CFR 92 must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions set forth in 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments.
Award Procedure
Approved grants are funded based on a priority score ranking from an objective review process coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC will give funding preference to state programs with significant estimated numbers of children with elevated blood lead levels that direct federal funds to localities with high concentrations of children at risk for childhood lead poisoning. CDC will also give funding preference to the five local jurisdictions with the highest estimated number of children with elevated blood lead levels. Awards are made based on availability of funds and other significant factors as deemed necessary and appropriate by the agency. Funds are awarded for a one-year (12 month period). A Notice of Grant Award (Form PHS 5161-1) is provided which indicates the current award as well as support recommendations for the remainder of the project period (up to three years). The Notice of Grant Award indicates allocations for Federal funds by budget categories and any special conditions, if applicable.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. From two to three months.
From 60 to 90 days.
From 90 to 120 days. Renewal requests cannot exceed a five year project period. Priority consideration will be given to noncompeting continuation applications.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated based upon the applicant's ability to identify populations and communities at high risk and the overall balance of the program's design to address the childhood lead poisoning problem. This requires the development of specific and measurable objectives and a sound operational plan that includes screening of high risk populations, medical and environmental management, lead hazard remediation, and health education and risk reduction activities to appropriately address the problem. Applications also will be evaluated on the ability of the program to carry out childhood lead poisoning prevention program activities utilizing the core public health functions as well as establishing working relations or partnerships with other agencies, organizations or groups that have interest in the prevention of childhood lead poisoning.
How may assistance be used?
Awards are to be used by State and local government agencies to develop, improve, and expand their capacity to address the problem of childhood lead poisoning in communities with demonstrated high-risk populations. Recipients of awards are expected to: (a) write, implement and evaluate a jurisdiction-wide childhood lead poisoning elimination plan; (b) write, implement and evaluate screening plans to target resources to children at the highest risk for lead poisoning; (c) maintain a jurisdiction-wide childhood lead surveillance program, with an analysis plan for collected data, (d) conduct primary prevention activities for pregnant women and/or families with children at high risk for lead poisoning, (e) develop an assurance plan for timely and appropriate case management of children with elevated blood lead levels, (f) demonstrate strategic partnering with community organizations and with other state/local agencies involved in environmental and child health activities, (g) coordinate with organizations and agencies involved in lead-based paint hazard reduction activities and development of protective policy; and (h) evaluate programmatic impact on childhood lead poisoning within the applicant's jurisdiction. Awards cannot supplant existing funding for childhood lead poisoning prevention programs or activities. Grant awards may not be expended for medical care and treatment, or for environmental remediation of lead sources, however, there must be an acceptable plan to ensure that these program activities are appropriately carried out. The surveillance component of this grant is intended to assist State health departments in implementing or enhancing a complete surveillance system to track all PbB levels in children. This is essential for grant recipients to target interventions to high-risk populations and to track progress toward eliminating childhood lead poisoning.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for details.
In addition, these grants are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period (July 1 - June 30) with project periods of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the grantee. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Robert Reynolds
4770 Buford Highway, F45
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 770-488-0563
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$3,222,179.00; FY 19 est $3,222,179.00; FY 20 est $3,222,179.00; FY 17$3,222,179.00; FY 16$0.00; - (Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$3,222,179.00; FY 19 est $3,222,179.00; FY 20 est $3,222,179.00; - NA
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations for this program are published under 42 CFR 51b. PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April l, 1994. The basic grant administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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