Epidemiology and Other Health Studies Financial Assistance Program

To provide financial support for research, education, conferences, communication, and other activities relating to the health of Department of Energy workers, as well as other populations potentially exposed to health hazards associated with energy production, transmission, and use.


Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2017: Medical Surveillance of Former Workers, Marshall Islands Medical Program, Russian Health Studies Program.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Department of Energy

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
National Council On Radiation Protection And Measurements (inc) $ 149,964   2006-09-052021-12-31
National Council On Radiation Protection And Measurements (inc) $ 2,099,764   2018-09-172021-09-16
National Council On Radiation Protection And Measurements (inc) $ 350,000   2017-09-152020-09-14
Santa Fe, City Of $ 333,247   2009-09-162011-12-31
Santa Fe, City Of $ 133,247   2009-09-152011-12-31
Oregon Health & Science University $ 4,429,948   2004-09-282006-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Financial support, in whole or in part, may be provided for such purposes as the salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, training costs, and services required for conducting research, training, related activities, and advanced technology projects or assessments.

Restrictions on use of funds depend on award provisions.

Support is provided for work in such areas as the health experience of DOE and DOE contractor workers; health experience of populations living near DOE facilities; health experience of workers exposed to toxic substances; use of biomarkers to recognize exposure to toxic substances; conduct of epidemiologic and other health studies relating to energy production, transmission, and use (including electromagnetic fields) in the United States and abroad; compilation, documentation, management, use, and analysis of data for the DOE Comprehensive Epidemiologic Data Resource; and other systems or activities enhancing these areas, as well as other program areas as may be described by notice published in the Federal Register.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Colleges and universities, businesses, and nonprofit institutions may apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Colleges and universities, businesses, and nonprofit institutions will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for institutions of higher education. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. A formal application by the principal investigator interested in doing the work is required. If submitted on behalf of an institution, the application should be sent through the appropriate administrative official. In the case of any competitive solicitations issued under this program, the application forms must be downloaded from the specific funding opportunity announcement posted on the Grants.gov web-site at http://www.grants.gov/.

Award Procedures

Decisions to approve are made by the Headquarters Program Director. DOE procurement offices are then instructed to negotiate and prepare an appropriate award document.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, Section 31, Public Law 83-703, 68 Stat. 919, 42 U.S.C. 2051;; Federal Nonnuclear Energy Research and Development Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-91, 42 U.S.C. 7101 ; Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, Title I, Section 107, Public Law 93-438, 88 Stat. 1240, 42 U.S.C. 5817.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. Normally 6 months.

Appeals

From 60 to 90 days.

Renewals

From 30 to 60 days. Proposals for renewal are subject to review and acceptance by the Headquarters Office.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The schedule of DOE payments is arranged at the time of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Incrementally funded unless full funding is available.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress/status reports detailing quarterly activities are required.

Expenditure reports detailing accrued costs are required.

Performance shall be monitored and details provided in the quarterly progress reports.

Audits

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. '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'

Records

Recipient is expected to maintain records required to audit or otherwise substantiate costs incurred under the grant.

Financial Information

Account Identification

89-0224-0-1-271.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $25,361,000; FY 17 est $26,516,000; and FY 18 est $26,510,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$10,000 to $6,500,000. Average about $2.0 Million.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

10 CFR 602. Guidelines and current program announcements are included in application kits.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

Ron W. Barnes, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20585 Email: ron.barnes@hq.doe.gov Phone: (301) 903-1244.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The scientific and technical merit of the proposed research, appropriateness of the proposed method or approach, competency of research personnel and adequacy of proposed resources, reasonableness and appropriateness of the proposed budget, and other appropriate factors set forth in a Notice of Availability or in a specific solicitation.



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