CDC: Pb Poisoning Prev Prg, Grant Opportunities

Gary Greenberg Gary.Greenberg at Duke.edu
Sun Feb 11 08:58:48 EST 2001


Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPP) - NCEH

No CDC web page available.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Deadline: April 02, 2001

Up to $1,700,000 will be available in FY 2001 to fund up to six new
applicants. CDC anticipates that awards for the first budget year will
range from $75,000 to $800,000. 

Up to $10,000,000 will be available in FY 2001 to fund up to 14
competing continuation applicants. CDC anticipates that awards for the
first budget year will range from $250,000 to $1,500,000. 

Up to $400,000 will be awarded in FY 2001 to fund up to four assessment
or evaluation studies with a two-year project period or not to exceed
the current established project period. These funds will be awarded to
support the development of alternative surveillance assessments or to
conduct an evaluation of the impact of lead screening recommendations.
Awards are expected to range from $70,000 to $100,000, with the average
award being approximately $85,000. 

Applicant eligibility is divided into Part A (new applicants), Part B
(competing continuation), and Part C (supplemental studies) defined in
the following section. In FY 2000, CDC shifted its program emphasis from
the direct funding of local programs with jurisdictional populations of
500,000 to the funding of state programs. However, the top five
metropolitan statistical areas/largest cities in the United States based
on census data will be eligible for direct funding for childhood lead
poisoning prevention activities indefinitely. They are New York City,
Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Houston. 

Eligible applicants for Part A are state health departments or other
state health agencies or departments not currently funded by CDC and any
eligible Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) not currently
receiving direct funding from CDC for childhood lead poisoning
prevention activities. Also eligible are health departments or other
official organizational authority (agency or instrumentality) of the
District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or
possession of the United States, and all federally-recognized Indian
tribal governments. Local health departments are not eligible to apply
for cooperative agreement funding under Part A of this program
announcement unless they are one of the top five SMSAs. 

Applicants encouraged to apply under Part A are: Arkansas; Chicago,
Illinois; Florida; Idaho; Kentucky; Mississippi; Nevada; North Dakota;
Oregon; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; South Dakota; Tennessee; Washington;
and Wyoming. 

Eligible applicants for Part B are those states currently funded by the
CDC with a project period that expires June 30, 2001. These applicants
are: Los Angeles, California; Louisiana; Massachusetts; Missouri;
Montana; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City, New York; North
Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; West Virginia; and Vermont. 

Eligible applicants for Part C are those state applicants that apply
under Part B or noncompeting state applicant programs currently funded
under a nonexpired project period. For Part B applicants, funding under
Part C will only be considered if the Part B application is successful
and chosen for funding. All Part C applicants must meet the program
requirement of submitting data to CDC's national surveillance database.
Noncompeting applicants currently funded with a Part C award are not
eligible. 

If a state agency applying for grant funds is other than the official
state health department, written concurrence by the state health
department must be provided (for example, the State Environmental Health
Agency). 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the
availability of FY 2001 funds for a cooperative agreement program for
new state and competing continuation state programs to develop and
improve childhood lead poisoning prevention activities which include
building statewide capacity to conduct surveillance of blood lead levels
in children. 

The purpose of this program is to provide the impetus for the
development, implementation, expansion, and evaluation of state and
local childhood lead poisoning prevention program activities which
include statewide surveillance capacity to determine areas at high-risk
for lead exposure. Also, this cooperative agreement is to carry out the
core public health functions of assessment, policy development, and
assurance in childhood lead poisoning prevention programs.

Funding for this program will be to: - develop or enhance a surveillance
system that monitors all blood lead levels (BLLs); - assure screening of
children who are at high-risk of lead exposure and follow-up care for
children who are identified with elevated BLLs; - assure awareness and
intervention for the general public and affected professionals in
relation to preventing childhood lead poisoning; and - expand primary
prevention of childhood lead poisoning in high-risk areas in
collaboration with appropriate government and community-based
organizations. 

As programs have shifted emphasis from providing direct screening and
follow-up services to the core public health functions, cooperative
agreement funds may be used to support and emphasize health department
responsibilities to ensure high-risk children are screened and receive
appropriate follow-up services. This includes developing and improving
coalitions and partnerships; conducting better and more sophisticated
assessments; and developing and evaluating new and existing policies,
program performance, and effectiveness based on established goals and
objectives. 

Contact Name:
Claudette A. Grant-Joseph, Chief
Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-25
Atlanta Georgia 30333
(404) 639-2510
cag4 at cdc.gov


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Gary N. Greenberg, MD MPH    Sysop / Moderator Occ-Env-Med-L MailList
gary.greenberg at duke.edu     Duke Occupat, Environ, Int & Fam Medicine
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