CDC Seeks 9/11 Health Grant Proposals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on July 24 that it is seeking proposals to provide access to health screenings; diagnostic services; and treatment for residents, students, and other "non-emergency responders" impacted by the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center disaster.

Under this grant program, CDC expects to award up to $30 million over the next three years to help people whose health was, or may have been, adversely impacted by the World Trade Center attack, particularly by the dust and debris.

"These public health dollars extend the reach of our efforts so that they help support the provision of the health care services and treatment to residents, students, and others who were in the vicinity of the attacks of September 11, 2001," said Christine Branche, acting director of CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). "These new funds will assist health care providers in serving and treating these people."

The NIOSH-administered competitive grants provide up to $10 million per year for three years for health screenings and assessments, health monitoring, and tracking and improved access to health care services. The grant money can also be used to help cover gaps when individuals' public or private insurance is insufficient to fully cover the costs associated with care or treatment.

CDC plans to provide funding to one to three organizations under this grant program. The deadline for proposal submission is Aug. 25, 2008. For more information, visit www.Grants.gov. The Web site for HHS World Trade Center Health Services can be found at www.hhs.gov/wtc.

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