Grants for Education, Prevention, and Early Detection of Radiogenic Cancers and Diseases

To award grants for the purpose of enabling awardees to carry out programs for: (1) screening individuals described under section 4 (a)(1)(A)(i) or 5(a)(1)(A) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (42 U.S.C.

2210 note) for cancer as a preventative health measure; (2) providing appropriate
referrals for medical treatment of individuals screened under paragraph (1) and to ensure, to the extent practicable, the provision of appropriate follow-up services; (3) developing and disseminating public information and education programs for the detection, prevention, and treatment of radiogenic cancers and diseases; and facilitating applicants in the documentation of claims as described in section 5(a) of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (41 U.S.C.

2210 note).

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 - See Regional Agency Offices.

Megan Lincoln 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W41-C, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone:(301) 443-2702 The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W29-C, Rockville, MD 20857.

Telephone: (301) 443-0835.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Board Of Regents Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 396,459   2017-09-012020-08-31
Board Of Regents Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 0   2017-09-012020-08-31
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. $ 572,686   2014-09-012020-08-31
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. $ 0   2014-09-012020-08-31
San Juan, County Of $ 0   2014-09-012020-08-31
Intermountain Health Care, Inc. $ 0   2014-09-012020-08-31
Intermountain Health Care, Inc. $ 1,167,875   2014-09-012020-08-31
National Jewish Health $ 1,176,220   2014-09-012020-08-31
University Of New Mexico $ 1,176,216   2014-09-012020-08-31
National Jewish Health $ 0   2014-09-012020-08-31



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants are awarded to organizations that develop new or expand existing capacity to provide screening, referrals for medical treatment, education, and eligibility assistance for eligible individuals.

Restrictions on the Use of Grant Funds: (1) grant funds may not be used to pay for inpatient services; (2) grant funds may not be used to make cash payments to intended recipients of primary health care services or specialty care; (3) grant funds may not be used to supplant other provider/third party coverage payments available to the patient; and (4) grant funds may not be used to purchase or improve real property (other than minor remodeling of existing improvements to real property) or to purchase major medical equipment without the approval of the HRSA Grants Management Office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

The following entities, (located within the approved states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington or Wyoming) are eligible to apply for the funds: (1) National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers; (2) Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals or medical centers; (3) Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), community health centers or hospitals; (4) agencies of any state or local government, includes any state department of health that currently provide direct health care services; (5) IHS health care facilities, including programs provided through tribal contracts, compacts, grants, or cooperative agreements with the IHS and which are determined appropriate to raising the health status of Indians; including federally-recognized Tribal Government and Native American Organizations, and (6) nonprofit organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

For purposes of the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP), individuals eligible for health screening, education, medical referral, and appropriate follow-up services include an individual who either: (1) was employed in a uranium mine or uranium mill (including any individual who was employed in the transport of uranium ore or vanadium-uranium ore from such mine or mill) located in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, South Dakota, Washington, Utah, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and Texas at any time during the period beginning on January 1, 1942, and ending on December 31, 1971; (2) was a miner exposed to 40 or more working level months of radiation or worked for at least 1 year during the period beginning on January 1, 1942 and ending on December 31, 1971; (3) was a miller or ore transporter who worked for at least 1 year during the period beginning on January 1, 1942, and ending on December 31, 1971; (4) was physically present in the nuclear arms affected area (which includes, in the state of Utah, the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, Millard, Piute, San Juan, Sevier, Washington, and Wayne; in the state of Nevada, the counties of Eureka, Lander, Lincoln, Nye, White Pine, and that portion of Clark County that consists of townships 13 through 16 at ranges 63 through 71; and in the state of Arizona, the counties of Apache, Coconino, Gila, Navajo, and Yavapai) for a period of at least 2 years during the period beginning on January 21, 1951, and ending on October 31, 1958; (5) was physically present in the nuclear arms testing area, cited in 4. above, for the period beginning on June 30, 1962, and ending on July 31, 1962, or (6) participated onsite in a nuclear arms test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device.

Credentials/Documentation

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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 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. Grant applications and required forms for this program can be obtained from Grants.gov. Please visit the Grants.gov Web site at www.grants.gov to both find and apply for all federal grant opportunities. All applicants are required 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 Procedures

Notification is made in writing by a Notice of Award.

Deadlines

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

Authorization

Section 417C of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 285a-9, as amended by the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000 (P. L. 106-245).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 180 days.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

RESEP awards may be made for up to 3-year project periods. Subject to availability of funds, after initial awards, projects may be renewed non-competitively contingent upon submission and approval of an application, availability of appropriated funds, and awardee's satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made annually. After funds are issued, funds are released in accordance with payment procedures of DHHS, which may be an Electronic Transfer System or monthly cash request system. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Awardees drawdown funds, as necessary, from the Payment Management System (PMS). PMS is the centralized web based payment system for HHS awards.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit an annual report that describes the utilization costs of services provided under the grant, and provide such other information as the Secretary determines appropriate.

No cash reports are required.

Awardees are required to submit an annual report that describes the utilization costs of services provided under the grant, and provide such other information as the Secretary determines appropriate.

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 notice of funding opportunity 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.

Awardees will be required to submit a Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) report through the EHB once a year throughout their project period.

A Non-competing Continuation report is required once a year throughout their project period.

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.

Records

Awardees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the date they submit the Federal Financial Review (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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

75-0350-0-1-550.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $1,638,372; FY 17 est $1,834,000; and FY 18 est $1,834,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range = $125,856 to $230,936. $204,798 (average).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 74 for state, local and tribal governments, 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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Megan Lincoln 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W41-C, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone:(301) 443-2702 The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W29-C, Rockville, MD 20857. Telephone: (301) 443-0835.

Headquarters Office

Megan Lincoln 5600 Fishers Lane, Mailstop 17W41-C, Rockville, Maryland 20857 Phone: (301) 443-2702

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

(1) Need and Readiness -- the extent to which the applicant can demonstrate a need for these services in their area and their readiness to provide them; (2) Response --the extent to which the applicant can demonstrate their strength and feasibility of the proposed approach to meeting the service area and user needs; (3) Evaluative Measures -- the extent to which the applicant can describes the strength of the plan to evaluate RESEP and assess whether stated objectives were met through program activities; (4) Impact -- The extent to which the application provides clear evidence of a positive impact on the health of the user population and the strength of the plan for how problem areas or unmet objectives will be remedied after they are identified; (5) Resources/Capabilities-- the extent to which project personnel are qualified by training and/or experience to implement and carry out the projects; and (6) Support Requested -- the extent to which the applicant's budget for the scope of the proposed activities.



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