Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
HRSA-17-025 | Office of Rural Health Policy
Application Accepted: 01/05/2017 to 03/14/2017
Projected Award Date: 09/01/2017
Estimated Award Amount: N/A
This announcement solicits applications for the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program. This grant program was developed in consultation with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Indian Health Service (IHS). Within HRSA, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) administers the program, hereinafter referred to as the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP).
The purpose of this program is to: develop education programs in line with RESEP goals; disseminate information on radiogenic diseases and the importance of early detection; screen eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; provide appropriate referrals for medical treatment; and facilitate documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims. While all the aforementioned are goals and required components of RESEP, a priority should be to assist and successfully file new RECA claims. In program year 2015, RESEP clinics contributed to filing an average of 35 successful RECA claims per clinic.
The following entities are eligible to apply for the funds described in this funding opportunity announcement. 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.
National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers;
Department of Veterans’ Affairs hospitals or medical centers;
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), community health centers, or hospitals;
Agencies of any state or local government, including any state department of health, that currently provides direct health care services;
IHS health care facilities, including programs provided through tribal contracts, compacts, grants, or cooperative agreements with the IHS and that are determined appropriate to raising the health status of Indians; and
Individuals eligible for RECA compensation are categorized by the nature of their exposure to radiation as defined by 42 U.S.C. 2210 and Public Law 106-245, Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000, sections 4(a) (1) (A) (i) and 5(a) (1) (A), and in 28 CFR part 79 (http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_10/28cfr79_10.html). (See Section X for more in-depth descriptions and definitions.) In general, these categories include:
Downwinders, i.e., those who were physically present downwind of atmospheric nuclear tests; and
Onsite participants, i.e., those who participated onsite in a test involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device.