NIEHS Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training

To provide cooperative agreements and project grant support for the development and administration of model worker health and safety training programs consisting of classroom and practical health and safety training of workers and their supervisors, who are engaged in activities related to hazardous

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materials, hazardous waste generation, treatment, storage, disposal, removal, containment, transportation, or emergency response.

To assist organizations in the development of institutional competency to provide appropriate training and education to hazardous waste workers.
Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.

Fiscal Year 2017: Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.

Fiscal Year 2018: Funded awardee information is available at the following website: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/careers/hazmat/awardees/index.cfm.


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.

Office - None.

Headquarters Office: Program Contact: Mr. Joseph T.

Hughes, Jr., Program Director, Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O.

Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Telephone: (919) 541-0217, E-mail: Hughes3@niehs.nih.gov.

Grants Management Contact: Pamela B.

Clark, Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O.

Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Telephone: (919) 541-7629, E-mail: evans3@niehs.nih.gov.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Gryphon Scientific, Llc $ 186,144   2015-05-112020-04-30
Cell Podium Llc $ 202,409   2017-05-012020-04-30
Capesym, Inc $ 394,578   2016-07-012019-05-31
Tietronix Software, Inc $ 99,373   2018-05-012018-10-31
Juxtopia, Llc $ 99,998   2015-05-112018-06-30
Cell Podium Llc $ 100,000   2017-05-012018-04-30
D&e Technical, Inc $ 99,333   2017-04-012018-03-31
Spectral Labs Incorporated $ 98,596   2017-04-012018-03-31
Janus Research Group, Inc. $ 84,575   2017-04-012018-03-31
Inxsol Llc $ 100,000   2017-06-012017-11-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Fiscal Year 2016: Supported the training and education of 134,000 workers engaged in activities related to hazardous materials and waste generation, removal, containment, transportation, and emergency response. Fiscal Year 2017: WTP will continue to provide occupational safety and health education in developing and delivering high quality training to workers who are involved in handling hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials. Fiscal Year 2018: WTP will continue to provide occupational safety and health education in developing and delivering high quality training to workers who are involved in handling hazardous waste or in responding to emergency releases of hazardous materials.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Cooperative agreements and project grants are intended to support the direct costs of a project, in accordance with an approved budget, plus indirect costs at a pre-established rate.

Both the award and use of funds are subject to applicable provisions of basic statutory authorities, appropriations acts, pertinent regulations, and operating policies of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A public or private nonprofit entity, including tribal governments, that provide worker health and safety education and training, may submit an application and receive a cooperative agreement or project grant for support of waste worker education and training by a named principal investigator.

Recipients/grantees may use services, as appropriate, of other public or private organizations necessary to develop, administer, or evaluate proposed worker training programs, as long as the requirement for awards to nonprofit organizations is not violated.

Nonprofit organizations which are incorporated under 501(c)(4) are prohibited from receiving grants.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any public or private entity providing worker safety and health education and training will benefit from this program.

Credentials/Documentation

The cost principles for awards under this program are set forth in HHS regulations at 45 CFR 75, Subpart E and Appendix IX (hospitals) to Part 75. Commercial organizations are subject to the cost principles located at 48 CFR 31.2 Federal Acquisition Regulation. See the NIH Grants Policy Statement (NIH GPS) for further guidance on the applicability of cost principals (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm). 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Awards made under this program are subject to 2 CFR 200, as implemented by 45 CFR 75 ?Public Welfare, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for HHS Awards?. The policies and procedures generally applicable to NIH grants are set forth in the NIH GPS (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm). Application forms and instructions for their submission are available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm. Applicants are encouraged and in some cases required to consult with NIEHS Program Officials prior to submission of an application. Detailed information about NIEHS grant programs and staff contacts can be found at http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/index.cfm.

Award Procedures

As required in HHS Regulations, 42 CFR Part 65, applications will be reviewed administratively by NIEHS staff for completeness and responsiveness to the program announcement. Applications then will be reviewed on a competitive basis for technical merit by an ad hoc review committee composed primarily of non-government members with expertise in occupational safety and health training and hazardous waste operations convened by the NIEHS. A second level of review will be conducted by the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council. This second level of review will be for program relevance. The final approval of these recommendations and decisions concerning funding is made by the Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) or, if in conflict, by appropriate NIH staff. Formal award notices are sent to successful applicants.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, as amended, Title I, Section 126, Public Law 99-499; Public Health Service Act, Section 405(b)(1)(C), as amended, Public Law 99-158.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days. From 8 to 9 months.

Appeals

> 180 Days. A principal investigator (P.I.) may question the substantive or procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-11-064.html.

Renewals

> 180 Days. Renewal awards are subject to the same criteria as new applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Full program cooperative agreements may be awarded for up to 5 years, generally in 12-month budget periods. Funds are released primarily on the basis of an Electronic Transfer System. The Request for Application announcement is expected to be release in the summer of 2014. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released primarily on the basis of an Electronic Transfer System.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

A detailed annual cooperative agreement or project grant summary report is required with the renewal application for all program recipients/grantees.

Annual and final progress reports, and financial status reports are required for all awardees.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A detailed annual cooperative agreement or project grant summary report is required with the renewal application for all program recipients/grantees.

Annual and final progress reports, and financial status reports are required for all awardees.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

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 45 CFR 75, Subpart F ? Audit Requirements, a 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. Nonfederal 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 ß75.503. Awards made under this program are subject to the audit requirements of OMB 2 CFR 200, as implemented by 45 CFR 75, Subpart F, and in the NIH GPS (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/policy/nihgps/index.htm).

Records

In accordance with the provisions of 45 CFR 75, Subpart D ? Post Federal Award Requirements, Record Retention and Access, ß75.361, expenditures and other financial records must be retained for 3 years from the day on which the grantee submit the last expenditure report for the report period.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0862-0-1-552.

Obigations

(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $35,762,223; FY 17 est $35,878,000; and FY 18 est $29,521,000 - Reimbursable funding from the Department of Energy has been included.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range: $15,000 to $2,510,288 Average: $674,759.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

42 CFR 52; 45 CFR 75; 45 CFR 92; NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts; NIH Grants Policy Statement October 1, 2012. Other publications, information, and applications and kits are available from the Office of Extramural Research, Outreach and Activities Resources, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, and the NIEHS (MD EC-22), P.O. Box 12233, 111 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None. Headquarters Office: Program Contact: Mr. Joseph T. Hughes, Jr., Program Director, Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Telephone: (919) 541-0217, E-mail: Hughes3@niehs.nih.gov. Grants Management Contact: Pamela B. Clark, Grants Management Specialist, Grants Management Branch, Division of Extramural Research and Training, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Telephone: (919) 541-7629, E-mail: evans3@niehs.nih.gov.

Headquarters Office

Benny Encarnacion 111 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 Email: encarna1@niehs.nih.gov Phone: (919) 541-5147.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The following factors considered for applications for full program cooperative agreements include: (1) Methods and techniques to be used for identifying, describing, and accessing target worker populations and anticipated impact of the proposed program; (2) evidence of the organization's performance and effectiveness in planning, implementing and operating appropriate worker health and safety training and education programs; (3) adequacy of the detailed program plan for curricula development, training of instructors, distribution of course materials, and direct student training; (4) technical and professional expertise of the proposed program director, present or proposed staff, and consultants; (5) methods proposed for evaluating appropriateness, quality, and effectiveness of training; (6) availability of appropriate facilities and equipment to support the described educational and training activities including hands-on instruction and demonstration; (7) evidence of the organization's past performance and effectiveness in planning, implementing, and operating training and education programs for workers; (8) the likelihood that the program will continue beyond the grant period; and (9) reasonableness of the proposed program activities.



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