Grants for Education, Prevention, and Early Detection of Radiogenic Cancers and Diseases

 

The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program aims to screen individuals described under section 4 (a) (1)(A)(i) or 5(a)(1)(A) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (42 U.S.C. 2210 note) for cancer as a preventative health measure. Also, to provide the appropriate referrals for medical treatment, ensure the provision of appropriate follow-up services, as well as develop and disseminate public information and education programs for the detection, prevention, and treatment of radiogenic cancers and diseases. In addition, this program aims to facilitate the submission of documentation of claims as described in section 5(a) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (41 U.S.C. 2210 note).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.257
Federal Agency/Office
Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Authorization
Section 417C of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 285a-9, as amended by the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000 (P. L. 106-245).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The following entities, (located within the approved states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming) are eligible to apply for the funds: (1) National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers; (2) Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals or medical centers; (3) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), community health centers or hospitals; (4) agencies of any state or local government, includes any state department of health that currently provide direct health care services; (5) IHS health care facilities, including programs provided through tribal contracts, compacts, grants, or cooperative agreements with the IHS and which are determined appropriate to raising the health status of Indians; including federally-recognized Tribal Government and Native American Organizations, and (6) nonprofit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For purposes of the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP), individuals eligible for health screening, education, medical referral, and appropriate follow-up services include an individual who either: (1) was employed in a uranium mine or uranium mill (including any individual who was employed in the transport of uranium ore or vanadium-uranium ore from such mine or mill) located in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and Texas at any time during the period beginning on January 1, 1942, and ending on December 31, 1971; (2) was a miner exposed to 40 or more working level months of radiation or worked for at least 1 year during the period beginning on January 1, 1942 and ending on December 31, 1971; (3) was a miller or ore transporter who worked for at least 1 year during the period beginning on January 1, 1942, and ending on December 31, 1971; (4) was physically present in the nuclear arms affected area (which includes, in the state of Utah, the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Washington, and Wayne; in the state of Nevada, the counties of Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine, and that portion of Clark County that consists of townships 13 through 16 at ranges 63 through 71; and in the state of Arizona, the counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, and Yavapai) for a period of at least 2 years during the period beginning on January 21, 1951, and ending on October 31, 1958; (5) was physically present in the nuclear arms testing area, cited in 4. above, for the period beginning on June 30, 1962, and ending on July 31, 1962, or (6) participated onsite in a nuclear arms test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual HRSA notice of funding opportunity issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications which must be submitted prior to or simultaneous with submission of an application package.
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. 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. Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all federal grant opportunities. All applicants are required to apply electronically through Grants.gov. All qualified applications will be forwarded to an objective review committee. Based on the advice of the objective review committee, the HRSA program official with delegated authority is responsible for final selection and funding decisions.
Award Procedure
Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 180 days.
Appeals
Not applicable.
Renewals
RESEP awards may be made for up to 3-year project periods. Subject to availability of funds, after initial awards, projects may be renewed non-competitively contingent upon submission and approval of an application, availability of appropriated funds, and awardee's satisfactory performance.
How are proposals selected?
(1) Need and Readiness -- the extent to which the applicant can demonstrate a need for these services in their area and their readiness to provide them; (2) Response --the extent to which the applicant can demonstrate their strength and feasibility of the proposed approach to meeting the service area and user needs; (3) Evaluative Measures -- the extent to which the applicant can describes the strength of the plan to evaluate RESEP and assess whether stated objectives were met through program activities; (4) Impact -- The extent to which the application provides clear evidence of a positive impact on the health of the user population and the strength of the plan for how problem areas or unmet objectives will be remedied after they are identified; (5) Resources/Capabilities-- the extent to which project personnel are qualified by training and/or experience to implement and carry out the projects; and (6) Support Requested -- the extent to which the applicant's budget for the scope of the proposed activities.
How may assistance be used?
Awards are made to organizations that develop new or expand existing capacity to provide screening, referrals for medical treatment, education, and eligibility assistance for eligible individuals. Restrictions on the Use of Grant Funds: (1) grant funds may not be used to pay for inpatient services; (2) grant funds may not be used to make cash payments to intended recipients of primary health care services or specialty care; (3) grant funds may not be used to supplant other provider/third party coverage payments available to the patient; and (4) grant funds may not be used to purchase or improve real property (other than minor remodeling of existing improvements to real property) or to purchase major medical equipment without the approval of the HRSA Grants Management Office.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Awardees will be required to submit a Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) report through the EHB once a year throughout their project period. A Non-competing Continuation report is required once a year throughout their project period
Auditing
Not applicable.
Records
Awardees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Review (FFR). If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the award has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues that arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
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
Awards are made annually. After funds are issued, funds are released in accordance with payment procedures of DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or monthly cash request system. Awardees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W29-C, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-0835.
Headquarters Office
Megan Lincoln
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857 US
MLincoln@hrsa.gov
Phone: (301) 443-2702
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/about/community/resepgrant.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 18$1,834,000.00; FY 19 est $1,834,000.00; FY 20 est $1,834,000.00; FY 17$1,834,000.00; FY 16$1,638,372.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range = $103,751 to $244,683. $198,815 (average).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 74 for state, local and tribal governments, institutions of higher education, hospitals, other nonprofit organizations and commercial organizations, as applicable. HRSA awards are subject to the requirements of the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) that are applicable based on recipient type and purpose of award. The HHS GPS is available at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.

 



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