NIEHS Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training

 

To provide cooperative agreements and project grant support for the development and administration of model worker health and safety training programs consisting of classroom and practical health and safety training of workers and their supervisors, who are engaged in activities related to hazardous materials, hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage, disposal, removal, containment, transportation, or emergency response. To assist organizations in the development of institutional competency to provide appropriate training and education to hazardous waste workers.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
93.142
Federal Agency/Office
National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 WETP will continue to provide occupational safety and health education in developing and delivering high quality training to workers who are involved in handling hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials. Fiscal Year 2016: Supported the training and education of 134,000 workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation, and emergency response.
Fiscal Year 2018 Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.
Fiscal Year 2019 WTP will continue to provide occupational safety and health education in developing and delivering high quality training to workers who are involved in handling hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials.
Fiscal Year 2020 WTP will continue to provide occupational safety and health education in developing and delivering high quality training to workers who are involved in handling hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials.
Authorization
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, as amended, Title I, Section 126, Public Law 99-499; Public Health Service Act, Section 405(b)(1)(C), as amended, Public Law 99-158.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
A public or private nonprofit entity, including tribal governments, that provide worker health and safety education and training, may submit an application and receive a cooperative agreement or project grant for support of waste worker education and training by a named principal investigator. Recipients/grantees may use services, as appropriate, of other public or private organizations necessary to develop, administer, or evaluate proposed worker training programs, as long as the requirement for awards to nonprofit organizations is not violated. Nonprofit organizations which are incorporated under 501(c)(4) are prohibited from receiving grants.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any public or private entity providing worker safety and health education and training will benefit from this program.
Credentials/Documentation
The cost principles for awards under this program are set forth in HHS regulations at 45 CFR 75, Subpart E and Appendix IX (hospitals) to Part 75. Commercial organizations are subject to the cost principles located at 48 CFR 31.2 Federal Acquisition Regulation. See the NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIH GPS) for further guidance on the applicability of cost principals (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm).
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Awards made under this program are subject to 2 CFR 200, as implemented by 45 CFR 75 "Public Welfare, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards". The policies and procedures generally applicable to NIH grants are set forth in the NIH GPS (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm). Application forms and instructions for their submission are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm. Applicants are encouraged and, in some cases, required to consult with NIEHS Program Officials prior to submission of an application. Detailed information about NIEHS grant programs and staff contacts can be found at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/index.cfm.
Award Procedure
As required in HHS Regulations, 42 CFR Part 65, applications will be reviewed administratively by NIEHS staff for completeness and responsiveness to the program announcement. Applications then will be reviewed on a competitive basis for technical merit by an ad hoc review committee composed primarily of non-government members with expertise in occupational safety and health training and hazardous waste operations convened by the NIEHS. A second level of review will be conducted by the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. This second level of review will be for program relevance. The final approval of these recommendations and decisions concerning funding is made by the Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) or, if in conflict, by appropriate NIH staff. Formal award notices are sent to successful applicants.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
More than 180 days. From 8 to 9 months.
Appeals
More than 180 days. A principal investigator (P.I.) may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-064.html.
Renewals
More than 180 days. Renewal awards are subject to the same criteria as new applications.
How are proposals selected?
The following factors considered for applications for full program cooperative agreements include: (1) Methods and techniques to be used for identifying, describing, and accessing target worker populations and anticipated impact of the proposed program; (2) evidence of the organization's performance and effectiveness in planning, implementing and operating appropriate worker health and safety training and education programs; (3) adequacy of the detailed program plan for curricula development, training of instructors, distribution of course materials, and direct student training; (4) technical and professional expertise of the proposed program director, present or proposed staff, and consultants; (5) methods proposed for evaluating appropriateness, quality, and effectiveness of training; (6) availability of appropriate facilities and equipment to support the described educational and training activities including hands-on instruction and demonstration; (7) evidence of the organization's past performance and effectiveness in planning, implementing, and operating training and education programs for workers; (8) the likelihood that the program will continue beyond the grant period; and (9) reasonableness of the proposed program activities.
How may assistance be used?
Cooperative agreements and project grants are intended to support the direct costs of a project, in accordance with an approved budget, plus indirect costs at a pre-established rate. Both the award and use of funds are subject to applicable provisions of basic statutory authorities, appropriations acts, pertinent regulations, and operating policies of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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 In accordance with the provisions of 45 CFR 75, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, a nonfederal entity 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. Nonfederal 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 SS75.503. Awards made under this program are subject to the audit requirements of OMB 2 CFR 200, as implemented by 45 CFR 75, Subpart F, and in the NIH GPS (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm)
Records
In accordance with the provisions of 45 CFR 75, Subpart D - Post Federal Award Requirements, Record Retention and Access, SS75.361, expenditures and other financial records must be retained for 3 years from the day on which the grantee submit the last expenditure report for the report period.
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
Full program cooperative agreements may be awarded for up to 5 years, generally in 12-month budget periods. Funds are released primarily on the basis of an Electronic Transfer System. The Request for Application announcement is expected to be release in the Winter of 2019. Funds are released primarily on the basis of an Electronic Transfer System.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Program Contact: Mr. Joseph T. Hughes, Jr., Program Director, Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Telephone: (984) 287-3271, E-mail: Hughes3@niehs.nih.gov. Grants Management Contact: Ms. Jenny Greer, Chief Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Telephone: (984) 287-3332, E-mail: jenny.greer@nih.gov.
Headquarters Office
Benny Encarnacion
111 TW Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 US
encarna1@niehs.nih.gov
Phone: (984) 287-3784.
Website Address
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/about_wetp/index.cfm
Financial Information
Account Identification
75-0862-0-1-552
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$35,886,048.00; FY 19 est $35,887,582.00; FY 20 est $32,255,399.00; - Reimbursable funding from the Department of Energy has been included.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $2,409 to $2,692,381 Average: $920,155
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
42 CFR 52; 45 CFR 75; 45 CFR 92; NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts; NIH Grants Policy Statement October 1, 2012. Other publications, information, and applications and kits are available from the Office of Extramural Research, Outreach and Activities Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, and the NIEHS (MD EC-22), P.O. Box 12233, 111 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.
Fiscal Year 2016 Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm. Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.
Fiscal Year 2017 Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.

 



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