Poison Center Support and Enhancement Grant


The objectives are (1) to support PCCs' efforts to prevent, and provide treatment recommendations, for poisonings; (2) to comply with operational requirements needed to sustain accreditation and or achieve accreditation; and/or (3) improve and enhance communications and response capability and capacity as stated in Section 1273 as stated in Section 1273 (b) of Public Law 113-77.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
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.
Legislative Authority: Section 1273 of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 300d – 73), as amended by P. L. 113-77, the Poison Center Network Act of 2014 of 2014, Public Law 113-77., Public Law 113-77
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
U.S. accredited Poison Control Centers. Unaccredited centers are eligible for a grant waiver if such centers can reasonably demonstrate that they will obtain such accreditation within a reasonable period of time.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
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 including documentation of maintenance of effort.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is 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. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. HRSA requires all applicants 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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Not applicable.
Renewals will be determined by the Associate Administrator for the Healthcare Systems Bureau and extensions are requested in writing addressed to the Grants Management Specialist.
How are proposals selected?
Completeness and clarity of the project narrative; practicality and achievability of the plan to use requested grant funds to increase access to services; clarity and appropriateness of the budget and coordinated budget narrative; strength and adequacy of professional staff and subcontractors; clarity and strength of methodology; and strength of letters of support for any collaborative efforts.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance provided under this program may be used to support PCCs' efforts to prevent, and provide treatment recommendations for, poisonings; to conduct an evaluation of the strategies and activities undertaken within the project application; and support accreditation efforts of unaccredited centers in order to improve access to poison center services including poisoning prevention education.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Report (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 formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details. Additional Information:
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to the notice of funding opportunity. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grantees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web-based payment system for HHS awards. Grantees 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
Sondra Stevenson, Acting Director, Division of Poison Control and Healthcare Facilities, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 08W-26, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-8177.
Headquarters Office
Poison Control Program,
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 08W-26
Rockville, MD 20857 US
Phone: (301) 443-8177
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$18,549,001.00; FY 19 est $20,400,000.00; FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 17$17,140,752.00; FY 16$17,018,338.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $12,466 to $2,185,501. Average: $356,711.
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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