Biomonitoring Programs for State Public Health Laboratories

To support the development or expansion of state-based biomonitoring programs, including necessary infrastructure, that will increase the capability and capacity of state public health laboratories (1) to assess human exposure to environmental chemicals within their jurisdictions; (2) to determine which
chemicals people are exposed to and the levels of those chemicals in people?s bodies; (3) to determine the prevalence of people with levels of chemicals that are above a known toxicity threshold; (4) to determine whether levels of selected chemicals are higher among minorities, children, women of childbearing age, or other potentially vulnerable groups; (5) to assess the effectiveness of state public health actions to reduce the exposure of their residents to specific chemicals of concern; (6) to compare state-generated biomonitoring data with CDC national biomonitoring data; and (7) to track trends in levels of chemicals in a state?s population or subgroups of that population over time.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cooperative agreements may be made to eligible entities for the support of projects to develop or expand state-based biomonitoring programs.

Funding may be used for personnel salaries (for full-time, part-time, or contractor positions), laboratory instruments and supplies, training, travel, and indirect costs.

Funds may not be used for research, clinical care, furniture or office equipment, pre-award costs, or the construction of new laboratory space.

In addition, the direct and primary recipient in the cooperative agreement program must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

No additional information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

No additional information.


Applicants should review the individual CDC Guidance documents issued under this CFDA program for any required proof or certifications that must be submitted with the application package. 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 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.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from or from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please visit the Web site at to find and apply for all Federal grant/cooperative agreement opportunities.

Award Procedures

After review and approval of an application, a notice of award is made in writing and issued by the Grants Management Officer, Procurement and Grants Office, CDC. Appropriate notification is also made to the public.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. Section 247 b), as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 60 to 90 days.


Not Applicable.


Support is recommended for a specified project period, not to exceed 5 years, with each project period having a 12-month budget period.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Support is recommended for a specified project period, not to exceed 5 years. Awards are made annually and assistance is available for a twelve month budget period. There are five budget periods within the 5-year project period. After awards are issued, funds are released in accordance with DHHS payment procedures, which may be through an Electronic Transfer System or a Monthly Cash Request System. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Annual progress reports are required.

Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period.

Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Annual progress reports are required.


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 addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.


Grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a grant period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the record 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. More detailed information regarding retention requirements is provided in 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This activity can now be found under CFDA 93.070.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

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. HHS Grants Policy Statement at:

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Robert Reynolds 4770 Buford Highway, F45, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 770-488-0563

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposal selection criteria can be found in the program guidance.

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