Health Program for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


To work closely with State, local, and other Federal agencies to reduce or eliminate illness, disability, and death resulting from exposure of the public and workers to toxic substances at spill and waste disposal sites.

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.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, Public Law 99-499, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 9604(i); Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended; Public Law 98-616, 42 U.S.C. 6939a., 42 U.S.C. 9604(i)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States or political subdivisions thereof, to include the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Virgin Islands, the Federated States of Marshall Island, the Republic of Palau, National organizations, Federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, public and private non-profit universities and colleges.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public and particularly individuals and families who reside around or near hazardous waste sites.
For other grantees, costs will be determined by HHS regulations 45 CFR 74, Subpart Q. For-profit organization's costs will be determined in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, 48 CFR, Chapter I, Subpart 31.2, "Cost Principals for Contracts and Commercial Organizations."
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. n/a
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Acquisition and Assistance Branch A, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Room 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341. This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR, Part 92 for State and local governments. The standard application forms, as furnished by PHS and required by 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments, must be used for this program. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110. By formal agreement, the CDC Grants Management Branch acts on behalf of ATSDR on this matter.
Award Procedure
The Assistant Administrator, ATSDR has final authority to approve funding of applications. When an application is approved for funding, the Grants Management Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), acting as agent for ATSDR, will prepare a Notice of Grant Award.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Awards are made for project periods of 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget period. Renewals or continuation awards, with the project period are made on the basis of satisfactory progress and availability of funds.
How are proposals selected?
(1) Relevance of the proposal to the objective of this program. (2) Demonstrated experience in evaluating human health effects from exposures to hazardous substances in the environment through multimedia exposure pathways. (3) Training and experience of staff to be assigned to and/or hired for the project. (4) Suitability of facilities and equipment available or to be purchased for the project. (5) Appropriateness of the requested budget relative to the work proposed. (6) Capability of the applicant and its consultants to carry out the tasks involved in the project. (7) Soundness and innovation of the proposed approach to the range of activities presented in the project. (8) Capability of the applicant's administrative structure to foster successful scientific and administrative management of the program or study as described in the application. (9) Adequacy of the proposed time frame for completion of programs or studies.
How may assistance be used?
To strengthen State and local environmental health programs. Services may include: (1) Health assessments; (2) health effects studies; (3) exposure and disease registries; (4) technical assistance; (5) consultation; (6) dissemination of technical information; (7) provision of specialized services and assistance, including responses to public health emergencies; 8) training State and other health professionals in broad areas related to environmental health; and (9) research of chemical toxicity.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: See Funding Opportunity for details
Not applicable.
Detailed and accurate records of travel expenditures, personnel hours and all other costs will be retained for ten years in accordance with EPA's "Superfund Financial Management and Recordkeeping Guidance for Federal Agencies." Such documents may be required to provide the basis of cost recovery actions or other litigation. Additionally, this documentation must be available for audit or verification upon the request of the Inspector General.
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
It is anticipated that awards will be for a 12-month budget period with a proposed project period ranging from one to five years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Michelle Canady
4770 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 770-488-0711
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$2,497,458.00; FY 19 est $2,787,750.00; FY 20 est $2,787,750.00; FY 17 est $2,497,458.00; FY 16$7,013,994.00; - Programs under CFDA numbers 93.202 and 93.206 have been consolidated with program 93.161. Sharon Cassell updated obligations for Lisa Burns on 8/17/2015(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$3,702,949.00; FY 19 est $2,787,750.00; FY 20 est $2,787,750.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average range: $130,000 to $300,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Toxicological profiles, Federal regulations for interim procedures to petition for Public Health Assessments published in August 18, 1992 issue of the 42 CFR 90, Health Assessments and Health Effects Studies of Hazardous Substances Releases and Facilities; Final Rule; Published in February 13, 1990, issue of the Status of Health Research Report; Case studies in environmental medicine; and ATSDR Annual Report. PHS Policy Statement No. (OASH) 94- 50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994 is available. Section 106 and subsection 118(e) of the Great Lakes Critical Programs Act of 1990 33 U.S.C. 1268(e).
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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