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

 

To award grants for the purpose of enabling grantees to carry out programs for: (1) screening 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; (2) providing appropriate referrals for medical treatment of individuals screened under paragraph (1) and to ensure, to the extent practicable, the provision of appropriate follow-up services; (3) developing and disseminating public information and education programs for the detection, prevention, and treatment of radiogenic cancers and diseases; and facilitating applicants in the 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
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
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; (4) agencies of any State or local government 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 Indian Tribal Government and Native American Organizations and (6) nonprofit organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
For purposes of the 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, Nevada, 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 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; (3) was physically present in the nuclear arms testing 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; (4) was physically present in the nuclear arms testing area, cited in 3. above, for the period beginning on June 30, 1962, and ending on July 31, 1962, or (5) participated onsite in a nuclear arms test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device, in either the area described in 3. above or within the official boundaries of the Pacific, Trinity, or South Atlantic Test Sites.
Credentials/Documentation
Applicants should review the individual HRSA funding opportunity announcement 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
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. 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. 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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 180 days.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (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) administration -- the extent to which the applicant demonstrates that it has the administrative experience and capacity to successfully implement this program; (3) health care services -- the extent to which the applicant has the capacity to provide or arrange for the required services; (4) collaborative arrangements -- the extent to which the applicant has developed and documented collaborative arrangements with other local providers to conduct outreach, provide services and make referrals; and, (5) appropriateness of budget -- the extent to which the applicant's budget for the scope of the proposed activities.
How may assistance be used?
Grants are awarded 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; (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; and, (5) not more than 10 percent of any grantee's funds shall be used for legal services to assist users in obtaining benefits under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Grantees are required to submit an annual report that describes the utilization costs of services provided under the grant, and provide such other information as the Secretary determines appropriate. No cash reports are required. The awardee will be required to submit performance and progress reports as well as status-federal financial reports (see the program announcement and notice of award for details for each required report). The awardee must submit a quarterly electronic Federal Financial Report (FFR) Cash Transaction Report via the Payment Management System within 30 days of the end of each calendar quarter. A Federal Financial Report (SF-425) according to the following schedule: http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/manage/technicalassistance/federalfinancialreport/ffrschedule.pdf. A final report is due within 90 days after the project period ends. If applicable, the awardee must submit a Tangible Personal Property Report (SF-428) and any related forms within 90 days after the project period ends. New awards (“Type 1”) issued under this funding opportunity announcement are subject to the reporting requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109–282), as amended by section 6202 of Public Law 110–252, and implemented by 2 CFR Part 170. Grant and cooperative agreement recipients must report information for each first-tier subaward of $25,000 or more in federal funds and executive total compensation for the recipient’s and subrecipient’s five most highly compensated executives as outlined in Appendix A to 2 CFR Part 170 (FFATA details are available online at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants/ffata.html). Competing continuation awardees, etc. may be subject to this requirement and will be so notified in the Notice of Award. No expenditure reports are required. Grantees 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
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Records
Grantees 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 which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
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. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantee 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
See Regional Agency Offices. Katherine Lloyd, klloyd@hrsa.gov; 301-443-2933.

The 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
Katherine Lloyd 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W29-C, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-0835
Website Address
http://www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/about/community/resepgrant.html
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0350-0-1-550.
Obligations
(Project Grants) FY 14 $1,576,364; FY 15 est $1,589,700; and FY 16 est $1,589,700
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range = $118,105 to $223,184. $197,045.50 (average).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State, local and tribal governments and 45 CFR Part 74 for 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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