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Funding Opportunity

December 19, 2013

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the  Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (announcement number: HRSA-14-046).  The purpose of ORHP’s Radiation Screening and Education Program designed to develop education programs, disseminate information on radiogenic diseases, screen eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases, provide referrals for medical treatment, and facilitate documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.  

Only the organizations located in the high-impact States cited in the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (42 U.S.C. 2210 and Public Law 106 245); i.e., Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming are eligible to apply. Entities include: National Cancer Institute designated cancer centers; Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and medical centers; Federally Qualified Health Centers, hospitals, and medical centers; agencies of State and local governments; certain IHS programs and non-profit organizations. 

Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $300,000 per year.  The project period is three (3) years.  ORHP expects to fund approximately 8 grantees. 

The deadline to submit an application in www.grants.gov is February 14, 2014.  ORHP strongly recommends that applicants submit their applications prior to the due date to avoid any technological problems. All applications have to be submitted electronically in www.grants.gov and waiver requests to submit a paper copy application will not be accepted. 

To access the application package, please click on: http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=249267 

There will be a technical assistance call on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST to assist applicants in preparing their applications. The Adobe Connect webinar and call-in information is as follows: 

Meeting Name: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
To join the meeting as a “guest”, click the URL: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/resep/
Toll-free number: 1-800-857-1144
Passcode: 4725996
Conference Leader’s name: Karen Beckham

The Technical Assistance Call is open to the general public.  The purpose is to go over the grant guidance, and to provide any additional or clarifying information that may be necessary regarding the application process.  There will be a Q&A session at the end to answer any questions.  While participation is not required, it is highly recommended that anyone who is interested in applying for the for RESEP grant program plan to listen to the call.  It is most useful to the applicants when the grant guidance is easily accessible during the call and if questions are written down ahead of time for easy reference.

Note: You must dial into the conference line to hear the audio portion of the webinar.  No registration is required. 

If you have any further questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Karen Beckham, kbeckham@hrsa.gov or 301.443.0502.

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