Clarifications and Updates for PAR-14-275 "State Occupational Health and Safety Surveillance Program (U60)"

Notice Number: NOT-OH-15-007

Key Dates
Release Date: July 9, 2015

Related Announcements

Issued by
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


This notice provides updated information for applicants interested in applying for the September 15, 2015, receipt date.

Maximum Project Period (4 years)

The maximum project period that can be requested is four (4) years. This must be clearly stated in Form Page 1 (Face Page), budget sheets, research plan timeline, checklist, etc. Applications for project periods greater than four years will be considered nonresponsive and will not proceed to peer review. The applicant institution will be asked to officially withdraw the application.

Application Types and Requested Budgets

New Application
For current grantees, submission of a Program proposal other than program type currently awarded, will be designated a New Application (Type 1). Therefore, a complete paper PHS398 application is required.

New Expanded Program Applications and Requested Budgets
The ceiling of funding for the Occupational Health Indicators (OHI) component will be $80,000 total costs per year. Up to four subprojects plus OHI component may be proposed. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the application being considered nonresponsive and not proceeding to peer review.

Current Expanded Program Grantee
The submission of a new subproject or PFA will be designated a competing supplement. See PAR Part 2, Section IV., subsection Project or Priority Focus Area/Topic for instructions and structure for competing supplement. The limit on the total number of proposed subprojects is unchanged (four).
A previously proposed, but unfunded, subproject or PFA that is being re-submitted will be designated a competing supplement and must include an Introduction addressing prior reviewer comments.

Human Research Protections

Applicants must fully describe human subject protections using guidance published on the HHS Office of Health Research Protections (OHRP), for compliance with 45 CFR Part 46. For Expanded Program applications, this may require that full descriptions be provided in the Overall section and in each subproject or PFA where human subjects will be involved. For further information, please visit the HHS OHRP website. Failure to provide the description may stop the application from proceeding to funding consideration.

Inclusion of Women, Minorities, and Children

Applicants must fully describe planned inclusion of women, minorities, and children. For Fundamental-Plus and Expanded Program applications, the targeted/planned enrollment table may be required. Applicants should contact the NIOSH Program Official listed in this notice with any questions. Failure to provide this description may stop the application from proceeding to funding consideration.

Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards

The estimated amount of funding available for new FY2016 awards is $1M. NIOSH may fund 4-6 new awards and/or subprojects in FY2016. All new awards are contingent on availability of funds, submission of a meritorious application, and potential for high impact.

Authority and Regulations

Applicants and Institutional Business Officials are advised that the new federal regulation for HHS awards, Title 45, Subtitle A, Subchapter 45 Part 75, will apply; Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements.

Application Submission and Peer Review Contacts

Nina Turner, PhD
Scientific Review Officer
Office of Extramural Programs/NIOSH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
1095 Willowdale Road
Mailstop G800
Morgantown, WV 26505-2845 USA
Telephone: 304-285-5976


Please direct all inquiries to:

CAPT Steven Inserra
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Telephone: 404-498-2552