Poison Center Support and Enhancement Grant Program


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
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
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, 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 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 including documentation of maintenance of effort. 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 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 office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Final decisions will be made 4 to 5 months after receipt of applications.
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?
A final report is required. 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. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
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.
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
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to the funding opportunities announcement. 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.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices. Poison Control Program - Healthcare Systems Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 08W-44, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-8177.
Headquarters Office
Poison Control Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 08W-44, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-8177
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $17,238,501; FY 15 est $16,824,890; and FY 16 est $17,114,674
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $12,466 to $2,083,401.
Average: $331,509.
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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