August 12, 2022
RFA-OH-22-004 - World Trade Center Health Research related to WTC Survivors (U01-No Applications with Responders Accepted)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The updated requirements, guidance, instructions, and other information for RFA-OH-22-004 are effective with the publication date of this notice.
Among many health conditions that may be explored, there are several conditions that have come to light as a result of concerns expressed by the affected population. These health conditions include, but are not limited to, endocrine-related disorders, including metabolic syndrome; reproductive health outcomes, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, and infertility; autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases; and cancer among individuals exposed to the WTC disaster at younger ages (18 years of age or younger).
In response to health equity initiatives, opportunities for future health effects research involving vulnerable groups of persons (e.g., minorities, women, children, and other potentially disadvantaged groups) who were exposed to the 9/11 attacks and aftermath are of special interest. Research is urgently needed to identify at-risk groups, characterize the health burden, and inform care. Potential projects include (but are not limited to) research targeted to:
Length of the Award Project Period
Applications are now limited to a maximum project period of three years. NIOSH will consider the following types of U01 cooperative research projects for 2022 due date/FY2023 funding.
Type of Project
Total Cost per Year
Up to three years
Up to $500K
Up to two years
Up to $350K
The Research Strategy component of the Research Plan is limited to 8 pages for intermediate-term (up to 3 years) or short-term (up to 2 years) projects. These page limits are the totals for all text, tables, graphs, figures, diagrams, and charts in this component.
Note to Applicants
You must include a Data Management Plan (DMP) in the Resource Sharing Plan(s) of the PHS 398 Research Plan Component of the application for each proposed collection of public health data. Additionally as noted, the following components are required for this FOA, and must be included as attachments in the "12. Other Attachments" section of the "R&R Other Project Information" section of the application. When uploading documentation into this application package, clearly label the documents for easy identification.
1. Project Dissemination Plan
2. Project Evaluation Plan
3. Study Information as an attachment that includes WTC Subpopulation(s) under study (WTC survivors; see Section I. Target Population for descriptions), Primary Diseases/Conditions, and the Study Design of your proposed study.
4. Risk Assessment Questionnaire (include form and supporting documentation)
5. Duplication of Efforts (required if this application will result in programmatic, budgetary, or commitment overlap with another application or award submitted to another funding source in the same fiscal year. Write "No Overlap" if no overlap.)
Section I. Funding Opportunity Description
Data Center and WTC Health Registry Contacts
Fire Department of New York
Medical Director – Dr. David Prezant, 718-999-2696, David.Prezant@fdny.nyc.gov
Administrative Director – Ms. Jessica Weakley, 718-999-0412, Jessica.Weakley@fdny.nyc.gov
Associate Director, WTC FDNY Data Center – Dr. Rachel Zeig-Owens, 718-403-4416, Rachel.Zeig-Owens@fdny.nyc.gov
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Director – Dr. Andrew C. Todd, 212-824-7053, Andrew.Todd@mssm.edu
Data Requests – Mr. Christopher R. Dasaro, 332-323-2806, Christopher.Dasaro@mssm.edu
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
Medical Director – Dr. Joan Reibman, 212-263-6479, Joan.Reibman@nychhc.org
Executive Director – Ms. Angeles Pai, 212-788-3466, email@example.com
Data Center Director – Ms. Michelle Hyde, 212-788-0949, Michelle.Hyde@nychhc.org
WTC Health Registry
Paul Gambino, 718-786-4481, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section III. Eligibility Information
PLEASE NOTE: Effective April 4, 2022, applicants must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) at the time of application submission. The UEI replaced the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and is generated as part of SAM.gov registration. Current SAM.gov registrants have already been assigned their UEI and can view it in SAM.gov and Grants.gov. Additional information is available on the GSA website, SAM.gov, and Grants.gov-Finding the UEI.
Section IV. Application and Submission Information
Applicants must use FORMS-G application packages.
Application guides for FORMS-G application packages are posted to the How to Apply - Application Guide page.
James Yiin, PhD
Scientific Program Official
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)