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The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the development and establishment of systemic mechanisms to improve the prevention and treatment of sickle cell disease and its complications, including
The funds will support the development of four Sickle Cell Regional Collaboratives that will make sub-awards to state-level partners and work with them and other organizations to improve the delivery of care for people with sickle cell disease.
Each awardee will take the lead for establishing a collaborative within its region, will serve as sickle cell disease technical assistance center in the region and will collect and maintain sickle cell disease data for the region.
Federally-qualified health centers, nonprofit hospitals or clinics, or university health centers that provide primary health care that
Faith-based and community-based organizations that meet these qualifications are eligible.
Current Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program grantees that meet these qualifications are eligible.
HRSA expects to make four cooperative agreement awards (no more than one in any HHS region). Awards will be as much as $850,000 per year for the 3-year project period.
Before you can apply for this funding opportunity, you must register in three places: DUNS, SAM, and Grants.gov.
Be sure to provide complete and consistent information to all three systems. If there is a problem anywhere in the process, your registration can take 4 weeks or even longer. Before you do anything else, make sure you Register & Get Ready.