NOTICE OF LIMITED COMPETITION – ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENTS FOR WEAPONS 
OF MASS DESTRUCTION RELATED WORKER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS

RELEASE DATE:  March 24, 2003 

NOTICE:  NOT-ES-03-008

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
 (http://www.niehs.nih.gov)

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is 
announcing a limited competition for administrative supplements to 
active NIEHS U45 Worker Education and Training cooperative agreement 
awardees that can demonstrate capacity to enhance existing training 
activities in preparation of nationally significant disasters or 
terrorist attacks with Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Congress, under PL 
108-7, to support this one-time solicitation, has appropriated four 
million dollars in funds.  Funds may be requested to support training 
for a nation-wide cadre of environmental response workers to respond to 
future terrorist attacks, a national registry of trained skilled 
construction personnel in relevant crafts for immediate response 
activities but are not emergency personnel since they must work 
together in rescuing victims and removing debris, new hazardous waste 
refresher course modules to cover emergency response and cleanup for 
terrorist attacks, and training for workers who clean up buildings 
contaminated with biohazards, such as anthrax.  The purpose of these 
administrative supplements is to develop an integrated education and 
training approach that will address worker safety and immediate and 
long-term health concerns arising from the September 11, 2001 terrorist 
attacks on the United States.

INQUIRIES

Direct inquiries regarding programmatic issues to:

Joseph Hughes, Director
Worker Education and Training Program
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
111 TW Alexander Drive, MD EC-25
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709-2233
Telephone: (919) 541-0217
Fax: (919) 541-0462
Email: hughes3@niehs.nih.gov

Sharon Beard, Industrial Hygienist
Worker Education and Training Program
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
111 TW Alexander Drive, MD EC-25
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709-2233
Telephone: (919) 541-1863
Fax: (919) 558-7049
Email: beard1@niehs.nih.gov

Direct inquiries regarding fiscal and administrative issues to:

Carolyn Mason, Deputy Grants Management Officer
Grants Management Branch
Division of Extramural Research and Training
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
111 TW Alexander Drive, MD EC-22
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709-2233
Telephone: (919) 541-1373
Fax: (919) 541-2860
Email: mason6@niehs.nih.gov


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