Occupational Health and Surveillance Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation


To (1) Recognize new hazards; (2) define the magnitude of the problem; (3) follow trends in incidence; (4) target exceptional hazardous workplaces for intervention; and (5) evaluate the effectiveness of prevention efforts. The goal of this program is to prevent selected occupational morbidity and mortality by evaluating work situations at high risk and formulating and disseminating prevention strategies to those who can intervene in the workplace.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 05/26/2005 (Consolidation of NIOSH CFDA's for UFMS implementation.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).
Program Accomplishments
In fiscal year 2001, FACE funded 15 States and SENSOR funded 10 States. In fiscal year 2002 and fiscal year 2003, the same level of support is anticipated.
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Sections 20(a) and 21(a), 29 U.S.C. 669(a) and 670(a); Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, Section 501(a), 30 U.S.C. 951(a); Public Health Service Act, Section 301(a).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are State agencies (Departments of Health, Departments of Labor, etc.) located within any State or territory of the United States.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State Agencies and other public institutions and organizations.
Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For nonprofit recipients, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulation 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart Q.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not required. Applications for Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance through Health Departments and Nurses in Agricultural Communities 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 requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
The original and two copies should be mailed to Contracts Management Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 626 Cochrans Mill Road Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236-0070 Telephone: 412/386-6428 FAX: 412/386-6459.
Award Procedure
Approved cooperative agreements are funded based on a priority score from a technical/objective review and on program priorities. Awards are made with 12-month budget periods within a 5-year project period.
Contact Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 3 to 6 months.
These cooperative agreements are for up to 5 years with 12-month budget periods.
How are proposals selected?
1. The applicant's understanding of the objectives of the proposed reporting and intervention activity. 2. Plans and capability to provide for maintenance of the confidential nature of individual case reports as medical information, and sensitivity to the need for careful management of each reported case, especially with regard to his/her employment status. 3. Plans to provide consultation and training in the recognition of occupational disorders. 4. An approach to the development of feasible evaluation techniques for the reporting and intervention activities. 5. Proposed schedule for accomplishing the activities of the cooperative agreement, and a reasonable proposed budget which is consistent with the intended use of the CDC funds. 6. Technical merit and originality of the proposed approach to the problems in the measurement and identification of health conditions and health hazards. 7. Ability to provide the staff, knowledge, financial and other resources required and describe the approach to be used in carrying out those responsibilities. 8. Willingness and ability to follow through on reported data with appropriate interventions. 9. Proposed schedule for accomplishing each of the activities.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for salaries of personnel specifically employed for the project; consultant fees; supplies and equipment necessary to conduct the project; essential travel expenses; and other expenses related to the project.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Quarterly progress reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter of the budget period. Final performance and financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of the project period.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project shall be retained for at least 3 years or until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Awards may be made up to 5 years as indicated below depending on availability of funds, with budget periods of 12 months. SENSOR - up to 5 years and FACE - up to 5 years.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Not applicable.
Headquarters Office
Grants Management Contact: Contracts Management Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236-0070 Telephone: 412/386-6428 FAX: 412/386-6459; Program Management Contact: Office of Extramural Programs, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-74, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Telephone: (404) 498-2530.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) (FACE): FY 02 $2,100,000; FY 03 est $2,100,000; and FY 04 est $2,100,000. (SENSOR): FY 02 $1,176,112; FY 03 est $1,500,000; and FY 04 est $1,500,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
SENSOR $100,000 to $200,000; $150,000. FACE: $70,000 to $100,000; $85,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations governing this program are published under Title 42, Part 87, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Examples of Funded Projects
The common element for each of the cooperative agreement programs addressed in this response (SENSOR and FACE) rests in the area of surveillance, primarily in conjunction with various State Health Departments. Ongoing, responsive reporting and follow-up to be used to ultimately develop disease prevention, health promotion, and hazard reduction strategies is the desired result.