NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD AGRICULTURAL INJURY 

RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2002

RFA: OH-02-006

LETTER OF INTENT RECEIPT DATE: May 11, 2002

APPLICATION RECEIPT DATE: June 11, 2002

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH) 
 (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html)

THIS RFA CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

o Purpose of the RFA
o Program Objectives
o Mechanism(s)of Support
o Funds Available
o Eligible Institutions
o Individuals Eligible to Become Principal Investigations
o Special Requirements
o Where to Send Inquiries
o Pre-Application Conference Call
o Letter of Intent
o Submitting an Application
o Peer Review Process
o Review Criteria
o Receipt and Review Schedule
o Award Criteria
o Required Federal Citations

PURPOSE OF THIS RFA

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), announces the availability of funds 
in FY 2002 to support a National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury.  The purpose of this program is to provide support for a 
National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury that 
1)serves as a leader to facilitate prevention efforts and activities; 2)  
conducts education, prevention, intervention and investigative 
activities/research projects that address risks to children in the 
agriculture environment through applied and hypothesis driven research and 
outreach activities; 3)establishes collaborations and partnerships with the 
agricultural community to facilitate prevention; 4)identifies, disseminates, 
and facilitates the use of state-of-the-art information and programs to 
prevent childhood agricultural injuries; 5)develops guidelines and 
recommendations to promote childhood agricultural injury prevention.  These 
goals will be achieved through outreach; and applied and hypothesis based 
education, prevention and intervention, and basic research projects.

This announcement identifies program needs consistent with the National 
Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) developed by NIOSH and partners in the 
public and private sectors to provide a framework to guide occupational 
safety and health research in the new millennium towards topics which are 
most pressing and most likely to yield gains to the worker and the nation.  
The agenda identifies 21 research priorities.  NORA priorities with specific 
relevance to this announcement are: traumatic injuries and special 
populations at risk.  Information about NORA is available through the NIOSH 
Home Page;http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nora/ 
You may also refer to http://www.cdc.gov/od/pgo/funding/grantmain.htm

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Background

Agricultural production, which is most commonly identified with the 
occupation of farming, consistently ranks among the U.S. industries with the 
highest rates of work-related injuries and deaths, and is unique with respect 
to children and adolescents.  Agriculture is the only major industry in which 
the workplace often encompasses the home.  Exposures to agricultural 
production hazards are not confined to working adults.  Children and 
adolescents may be exposed to agricultural production hazards not only 
through work activities, but by virtue of living on a farm or ranch, 
accompanying their parents to work, or visiting farms or ranches.  Children 
and adolescent involvement on farms is unique not only because they often 
begin to actively work on the farm at an early age, but because they also 
live and undertake recreational activities on the farm. An estimated 1.9 
million youth under 18 years of age lived or worked on a farm in 1998 (NIOSH 
pub. 2001-154).

Goals

In 1996, the National Committee for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention 
(NCCAIP) published a National Action Plan to maximize the safety and health 
of all children and adolescents who may be exposed to agricultural hazards. 
The National Action Plan included 13 objectives and 43 recommended action 
steps that called for funding of research and safety programs by the Federal 
government, foundations, agribusiness, and other public and private sector 
groups and nonprofit community-based organizations.  The National Action Plan 
specifically calls for developing collaboration among public and private 
sector agencies and foundations, corporations, associations, researchers, 
nonprofit health and community-based organizations, and other groups who can 
collaborate on efforts to ensure the public is aware of childhood 
agricultural safety and health issues.  The use of consensus-building 
processes involving  interdisciplinary experts and stakeholders to arrive at 
guidelines and recommended standards for prevention/intervention, education 
practices, research, outreach, and the use of state-of-the-art information 
and materials are essential for achieving the objectives set forth in this 
plan.

The goal of the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural 
Injury will be to enhance the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of 
individuals, groups and community-based organizations within and across 
states to protect children and adolescents from agricultural injuries and 
illnesses. 

Useful Reference

National Committee for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention. Children and 
Agriculture: Opportunities for Safety and Health. Marshfield, WI: Marshfield 
Clinic. 1996  http://research.marshfieldclinic.org/children/action/title.htm
or Write for a copy of the  National Action Plan 1996. from The National 
Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health, 1000 North Oak Avenue, 
WI 54449, phone 888-924-7233.

MECHANISM OF SUPPORT

This RFA will use NIOSH research project grant (PO1) award mechanism which 
provides support for a broadly based, multidisciplinary collection of 
projects that focus on a common theme or goal.  As an applicant you will be 
solely responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of the proposed 
project.  This RFA is a one-time solicitation. The anticipated award date is 
August 1, 2002.

This RFA uses the detailed budget format, rather than the modular grant 
budget format.

FUNDS AVAILABILE

Approximately $800,000  is available in FY 2002 to fund one award to support 
a National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury.  The 
amount of funding available may vary and is subject to change. The award will 
be made for a 12-month budget period within a project period not to exceed 5 
years.

Continuation awards within an approved project period will be made on the 
basis of satisfactory progress as evidenced by required reports and the 
availability of funds.

Use of Funds

Applicants should include in their budget funds for one trip per year for an 
annual meeting with NIOSH scientists and other childhood agricultural 
principal investigators for each project (prevention, education or research) 
to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information. For planning 
purposes, the applicant should budget for the meeting to be held in 
Morgantown, West Virginia.

ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS

You may submit (an) application (s) if your institution has any of the 
following characteristics:

o For-profit or non-profit organizations
o Public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges, hospitals, 
and laboratories.
o Units of State and local governments
o Eligible agencies of the Federal government
o Domestic or foreign
o Faith-based organizations

INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE TO BECOME PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry 
out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution to 
develop an application for support.  Individuals from underrepresented racial 
and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always 
encouraged to apply for NIOSH programs.

Note: Title 2 United States Code section 1611 states that an organization 
described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engages in 
lobbying activities is not eligible to receive Federal funds constituting an 
award, grant, or loan.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The essential characteristics of a national center for the prevention of 
childhood agricultural injury program project are:

Overall Characteristics
o The National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury 
program project will support a broadly based program of 
prevention/intervention demonstration projects, education projects, 
exploratory based research projects, and a coordinated outreach program.  
Projects in these four areas may be either applied (ideas or information put 
to a particular purpose or use) or exploratory (hypothesis generating or a 
systematic inquiry into a particular subject to discover facts or revise 
theories)in nature. A National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury is expected to have the following components which 
together address the objectives of the Center:

1. Administrative and Planning Core.  
   This component should not exceed 25% of the direct cost budget.
2. Outreach Core
   This component should be at least 15% of the direct cost budget.
3. Prevention/Intervention Applied Research and Demonstration Projects.  
   This component should be at least 20% of the direct cost budget.
4. Education Demonstration and Applied Research Projects.  
   This component should be at least 20% of the direct cost budget.
5. Hypothesis Driven Basic Research Projects.  
   This component should be at least 10% of the direct cost budget.

o There must be a demonstrated commitment of the applicant institution to 
the support and encouragement of the National Center for the Prevention of 
Childhood Agricultural Injury.  Such support could be demonstrated by release 
time of faculty, capital improvements that will facilitate the programs, 
and/or assistance in the acquisition of program equipment and supplies.

o The National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury 
projects should be more than a collection of projects, but rather should 
include a process for the administrative integration and oversight of the 
projects.  The projects as a collection should address child agricultural 
issues in an integrated and interactive manner with well defined goals.  
Therefore, under the Heading "OVERALL DESCRIPTION", the principal 
investigator should clearly describe the theme of the Center, how projects 
address the Center's focus, and how the Center will function as an integrated 
program rather than simply a collection of projects.   

NON-ALLOWABLE COSTS FOR THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD 
AGRICULTURAL INJURY PROGRAM PROJECT

The mechanism should not be used as a substitute for individual project 
support.  It is expected that investigators participating in the National 
Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury will have a 
history of independent project support in addition to the National Center for 
the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury support.  Generally, funds 
for renovation of existing facilities or to purchase substantial amounts of 
equipment will not be allowed.  If such requests are made, they must be 
justified in terms of the critical nature of the equipment/renovations for 
the success of the overall objectives of the National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury Program project.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD 
AGRICULTURAL INJURY 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PLANNING CORE 
(SHOULD NOT EXCEED 25% OF THE ANNUAL DIRECT COST)

The Administrative and Planning Core must have strong leaders committed to 
the project, who are capable of providing the leadership and who are willing 
to accept responsibility for the administration and integration of a national 
program.  Assessment of the ability of the program principal investigator to 
lead a highly integrated program of prevention/intervention demonstration 
projects, education projects, exploratory research projects (including 
prevention/intervention and education research), and a coordinated outreach 
program, will be a significant consideration in the evaluation of the 
application.  

The Administrative and Planning Core provides the administrative 
infrastructure for the entire program and should not be duplicated within any 
other components.  The responsibilities and activities for the administrative 
and planning core include:

o Appropriate and adequate organization and facilities for the conduct of 
the outreach, prevention/intervention, education, training, and research 
activities such as seminars, workshops, reference collection, computer 
support, etc.  The principal investigator should have a minimum of 30% time 
commitment and each member of the internal advisory committee (one outreach, 
prevention/intervention, education and research project investigator)should 
have a minimum of 5% time commitment for the National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury administration and coordination. 

o Feasibility Projects. Support of feasibility projects in the 
prevention/intervention, education, and research project areas within the 
National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury is 
considered fundamental to sustaining the quality, breadth and dynamics of 
this injury prevention program.  These projects encourage new and creative 
prevention/intervention, education, and research approaches, and such 
projects are considered an important, integral part of the support provided 
to the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury.  
Therefore, funds should be designated to provide support of short-term 
projects (maximum duration of 12 months and $15,000) to explore the 
feasibility of new areas in any of the four center components 
(prevention/intervention demonstration, education, research, and outreach 
which will enable investigators to collect sufficient data to pursue support 
through other funding mechanisms.  Feasibility projects are primarily 
intended to: 

1. Provide initial support for new investigators to develop innovative 
approaches/lines of investigation in the four project areas.
2. Allow exploration of possible innovative new directions representing a 
significant departure from ongoing funded projects in agricultural sciences 
(prevention/intervention, education, or basic research).
3. Stimulate investigators from other areas of endeavor to apply their 
expertise to child agricultural safety and health issues.

As a general rule, approximately 10%-15% of the direct cost budget for each 
year should be allocated to the Feasibility Projects Program of a Center.  
While the administrative framework for management of the Center's Feasibility 
Projects Program is left to the Center Director's discretion, certain minimal 
requirements should be met.  Management of the program should include 
provision for: 

1. A mechanism that ensures preparation and appropriate announcement of the 
availability of funding for feasibility projects.
2. A mechanism for technical/scientific merit review of feasibility project 
proposals.  Copies of all proposals, with documentation of their reviews, 
relative ranking, and final action must be retained by the Center.  These 
records should be available to reviewers in the event of a site visit.
3. A mechanism to maintain a record of subsequent results of each 
feasibility project study (abstract, RO1/R21 submission, etc.) recipient.  
This record should be available to reviewers in the event of a site visit for 
competing renewals.  Input by both the Internal Advisory Committee and the 
External Advisory Committee in management of the Feasibility Projects Program 
is strongly encouraged.

o The use of existing state and national databases is encouraged, however, a 
data center/statistical support activity may be included in the 
administrative core if needed for the Center.

o An Internal Advisory Committee is formed from the individual project 
leaders, one from each type of project (prevention/intervention 
demonstration, education and research)along with the leader of the outreach 
core, will assist the principal investigator in making scientific and 
administrative decisions in the operation of the program.  These individuals 
should have a minimum time commitment of 5%.    

o An External Advisory Committee comprised of at least three members who are 
recognized as leaders in child agricultural health and safety and regional 
agricultural experts that will provide overall guidance and advice to the 
principal investigator and program investigators on program direction.  If 
not already included in the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury, one member should be from the Agriculture Extension 
community.  

OUTREACH CORE
(SHOULD BE AT LEAST 15% OF THE ANNUAL DIRECT COST)

The outreach core is an essential component of the National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury, playing a key role in coalition 
building among organizations and groups that have the potential to reduce the 
childhood agricultural injury burden.  Assessment of the ability of the core 
leader to develop and lead a tightly integrated collaborative outreach 
program of prevention/intervention and education will be a significant 
consideration in the evaluation of the application.  There must also be a 
demonstrated commitment of the core leader for consensus development 
activities aimed at identifying issues and providing a course of action to 
reduce childhood agricultural injuries and engaging the private sector to 
become an acknowledged entity in childhood agricultural injury prevention.  
Annual meetings to bring these groups (or components of these groups) 
together to raise awareness of issues, promote action and achieve a "critical 
mass" of dedicated professionals to prevent childhood agricultural injuries 
are encouraged.  The translation of promising prevention or intervention 
findings into applied safety programs or demonstration programs through 
community services is a key role of the outreach core. This would include 
providing consultation and/or training to health and safety professionals, 
researchers, graduate/professional students, and agricultural extension 
agents and others in a position to improve the safety and health of children 
who work on, live, or visit farms.  Coordinating and collaborating with 
established and ongoing health communication efforts and convening consensus-
development sessions to address complex and/or controversial issues with the 
aim of preventing childhood agricultural injuries are essential functions of 
the outreach core.

PREVENTION/INTERVENTION APPLIED RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
(SHOULD BE AT LEAST 20% OF THE ANNUAL DIRECT COSTS)

Applicants should include model programs, including prevention/intervention 
demonstration programs, for the prevention of injury and illness among 
children who work on, live, or visit farms.  Programs should be designed to 
involve direct input from national agricultural stakeholders in addressing 
national needs and in the implementation of relevant and culturally 
appropriate innovative strategies for meeting those needs.  The development 
of strong partnerships with community organizations that can facilitate the 
identification of project needs and culturally appropriate education, 
prevention, and intervention activities is encouraged. These programs should 
include the active participation of target populations identified at the 
state and national level, and include an evaluation component.  Partnerships 
and collaborative relationships are encouraged between the National Center 
for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury and the NIOSH Centers for 
Agriculture Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention, NIOSH 
intramural programs, other extramural partners including NIOSH Education and 
Research Centers (ERCs), Training Grant (TG) recipients, and other NIOSH 
funded agricultural programs. In addition, when possible, collaborations with 
Agricultural Extension units are encouraged.  The project should specifically 
identify: 

o The population of interest and relevant health and safety needs;
o Mechanisms for establishing communication and active partnerships with 
local organizations, health care providers, educators, and community leaders;
o Appropriate community-driven projects and strategies to inform the 
community of potential risk factors; and 
o Describe the study designs and time frame to evaluate the impact of these 
prevention/intervention strategies in mitigating agriculture-related injury 
and disease.

The project description and application should follow the "Application 
Guidelines, provided below.

EDUCATION DEMONSTRATION AND APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS
(SHOULD BE AT LEAST 20% OF THE ANNUAL DIRECT COSTS)

Applicants should include well developed education project plans to target 
the key agricultural safety and health needs.  These programs should be model 
educational programs on agricultural safety and health for children who work 
on, live, or visit farms.  These projects should be coordinated with the 
outreach core.  Projects should involve agricultural stakeholders in 
addressing educational needs and in the implementation of innovative 
strategies for meeting those needs.  Partnerships and collaborative 
relationships are encouraged across states, as well as with the NIOSH Centers 
for Agriculture Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention, NIOSH 
intramural programs, and other extramural partners including NIOSH Education 
and Research Centers (ERCs), Training Grant (TG) recipients, and other NIOSH 
funded agricultural programs.  In addition, when possible, collaborations 
with Agriculture Extension units are encouraged. 

The project description and application should follow the "Application 
Guidelines, provided below.

HYPOTHESIS DRIVEN BASIC RESEARCH PROJECTS
(SHOULD BE AT LEAST 10% OF THE ANNUAL DIRECT COSTS)

Two types of projects, pilot(2 year) and integral (5 year) research, will be 
supported as part of the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury program, and both types are encouraged.  It is important 
that each project (pilot and integral research) be of sufficient scientific 
merit to warrant independent support and that each project is an important 
component of the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural 
Injury.  These projects can be in any of the three areas, 
prevention/intervention, education, or exploratory research. To be funded, a 
National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury must have 
either one pilot project or one integral research project that is judged to 
have significant and substantial scientific merit. 

Pilot projects are intended to provide National Center for the Prevention of 
Childhood Agricultural Injury investigators an opportunity to obtain the 
preliminary research data needed to help direct and maintain ongoing 
research, education, and prevention/intervention programs and for the 
submission of a CDC, NIH, EPA, or other peer-reviewed Research Project Grant 
applications.  The maximum project period for a Pilot project (R21-type)is 2 
years. 

The pilot and integral research project description and application should 
follow the "Application Guidelines, provided below.

WHERE TO SEND INQUIRIES

We encourage inquiries concerning this RFA and welcome the opportunity to 
answer questions from potential applicants. Inquiries may fall into three 
areas: scientific/research, peer review, and financial or grants management 
issues.

Direct your questions regarding programmatic issues to:

Michael Galvin, Ph.D.
Office of Extramural Programs
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Building 24, Room 1536, MS E-74
Atlanta, GA  30333
Telephone:  (404) 498-2524
FAX:  (404) 498-2571
Email: mgalvin@cdc.gov

Direct your questions regarding agricultural program issues to:
 
Stephen Olenchock, Ph.D.
Agriculture Coordinator
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1095 Willowdale Road, P04/1119
Morgantown, WV 26505-2888
Telephone:  (304) 285-6271
FAX:  (304) 285-6075
Email: solenchock@cdc.gov

Direct inquiries regarding grants business management to:

Joe Gilchrist
Contracts Management Branch
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
626 Cochrans Mill Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236-0070
Announcement Number OH-02-006
Telephone: 412-386-6428
Email: jgilchrist@cdc.gov

PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE CALL

Applicants are invited by NIOSH to participate in a pre-application technical 
assistance telephone conference call on April 4, 2002 at 1:OO PM (Eastern 
time) to discuss:  programmatic issues regarding this program, how to apply, 
and questions regarding the content of the RFA.  The conference name is 
Agriculture Centers program.  The telephone bridge number is 800-311-3437.  
Interested parties will need the conference code (996523) to participate.

LETTER OF INTENT

Prospective applicants are asked to submit a letter of intent by May 11, 
2002, that includes the following information:

o Descriptive title of the proposed research
o Name, address, and telephone number of the Principal Investigator
o Names of other key personnel
o Participating institutions
o Number and title of this RFA

Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not 
enter into the review of an application, the information that it contains is 
used to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.

The letter of intent is to be sent by the date listed at the beginning of 
this document.  The letter of intent should be sent to: 

Price Connor, Ph.D.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Building 24, Room 1419, MS E-74
Atlanta, GA  30333
Telephone 404-498-2511
Fax 404-498-2571
Email: pconnor@cdc.gov

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION   

Although not a prerequisite for applying, applicants are encouraged to 
consult with NIOSH staff concerning the technical and substantive aspects of 
preparing the application.  Applicants should contact NIOSH staff by phone 
early in the preparation process.  However, applicants should understand that 
advice given by staff is independent from the review process.

Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 research grant application 
instructions and forms (rev. 5/2001).  The PHS 398 is available at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html in an interactive 
format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone 301/435-0714, 
Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov.  Information to prepare a detailed budget is 
provided in the instructions.  If the proposed project involves organizations 
or persons other than those affiliated with the applicant organization, 
letters of support and/or cooperation must be included. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTIONS

All prevention/intervention demonstration, educational, integral and pilot 
research projects should be consistent with the competitive/peer-reviewed 
funding applications that are typically awarded by NIOSH and NIH and adhere 
to the submission guidelines for a R01/R21 application following the PHS 398 
application instructions.  The R01 is a competitive, standard applied or 
basic research project funding mechanism and the R21 is a type of 
exploratory/developmental funding mechanism which provides small short-term 
awards used to explore the feasibility of an innovative basic or applied 
research question or approach. Each project section should begin with a cover 
sheet that identifies it as the beginning of the project section 
(prevention/intervention, education, or research), and the name of a project 
investigator who will be a member of the internal advisory committee should 
be listed.  This page is then followed by as many subsections as there are 
projects under that area.  Each subsection begins with a header page that 
identifies the project investigator and title of the project. The next page 
is the form page BB of the PHS 398 which provides the description, 
performance sites, and key personnel.  For further instructions refer to the 
"TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD 
AGRICULTURAL INJURY", provided below.

Page CC begins the Research Plan section of the PHS 398 and should be filled 
in for each project that has a research component.  For the R01-type 
projects, the application should not exceed 25 pages for items d - g for 
prevention/intervention and education project plans(see table of contents for  
the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury 
application section below).  For R21-type projects, follow the instructions 
for a NIOSH Exploratory/Developmental grant (R21), see NIH guide:  
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OH-00-006.html for additional 
information on R21 applications. A 15 page maximum for items d - g (see table 
of contents for a National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury application section below) should be followed.  The 
budget information, other support, etc. should be included in the appropriate 
sections of the application.   

NOTE:  NIOSH will inform successful applicants of the procedures for adding 
Prevention/Intervention, Education, Pilot, or Research projects in future 
years of support.  Thus, the application should contain only projects for 
which funds are requested.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR THE PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD 
AGRICULTURAL INJURY

In order to facilitate the preparation and review of the National Center for 
the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury application, the following 
Table of Contents should be used.  It is a minor modification of the PHS 398 
table of contents which should be followed as a guide.

Face Page 
National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury 
Description, Performance Sites, and Personnel, Form page BB (use additional 
continuation pages as needed)
Table of Contents 
Detailed Budget for the Initial Budget Period for the Entire National Center 
for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury
Budget for the Entire Proposed Period of Support for the Entire National 
Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury
Detailed Budget for each Project for the Initial Budget Period Organized by 
Cores
Budget for the Entire Proposed Period for each Project Organized by Cores
Biographical Sketch-Principal Investigator/Program Director
Other Biographical Sketches
Other Support
Overall Description of the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury (2 page maximum)
Highlights of Accomplishments for Past Project Period (if an existing NIOSH 
Center)(1 page maximum)
Highlights of Accomplishments Relevant to a National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury Goals (new applicants)
Statement on the Institutional Commitment to the National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury (1 page maximum)
Identification of the States that will be involved with the project
Administrative and Planning Core Cover Sheet
Administrative and Planning Core
Outreach Core Cover Sheet
Outreach Core
Prevention/Intervention Projects Cover Sheet
Prevention/Intervention Project Plan A (use as many headings as there are 
projects)
Education and Projects Cover Sheet 
Education and Project Plan A (use as many headings as there are projects) 
Research Projects Cover Sheet 
Integral Research Project Plan A (R01-type)
Integral Research Project Plan B (use as many headings as there are projects) 
Pilot Project Plan A (R21-type) 

Note: each project plan(prevention/intervention, education, research, or 
outreach) should use the following outline
a. Header Page with Title and Principal Investigator's name
b. Description, Performance Sites, and Personnel (form page BB)
c. Highlights of Accomplishments for Past Project Period (if an existing 
NIOSH Center) (1 page maximum)
Highlights of Accomplishments Relevant to a National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury Goals (new applicants)
d. Specific Aims
e. Background and Significance
f. Preliminary Studies/Progress Report
g. Project Design and Methods 

Items d-g cannot exceed 25 pages (except pilot projects, which cannot exceed 
15 pages)

h. Human Subjects
i. Vertebrate Animals
j. Literature Cited
k. Consortium/Contractual Arrangements
l. Consultants and Collaborators, including NIOSH

Note: Type density and size of the entire application must conform to the 
limits provided in the PHS 398 instructions on page 6. 

USING THE RFA LABEL: The RFA label available in the PHS 398 (rev. 5/2001) 
application form must be affixed to the bottom of the face page of the 
application.  Type the RFA number on the label.  Failure to use this label 
could result in delayed processing of the application such that it may not 
reach the review committee in time for review.  In addition, the RFA title 
and number must be typed on line 2 of the face page of the application form 
and the YES box must be marked. The RFA label is also available at: 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/labels.pdf
 
SENDING AN APPLICATION TO THE NIH: Submit a signed, typewritten original of 
the application, including the Checklist, and three signed photocopies, in 
one package to:  

Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
National Institutes of Health
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 1040, MSC 7710
Bethesda, MD  20892-7710
Bethesda, MD  20817 (for express/courier service)

At the time of submission, two additional copies of the application must also
be sent to:

Price Connor, Ph.D.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road, N.E.
Building 24, Room 1419, MS E-74
Atlanta, GA  30333

APPLICATION PROCESSING: Applications must be received by June 11, 2002.  If 
an application is received after that date, it will be returned to the 
applicant without review.  

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) and NIOSH will not accept any 
application in response to this RFA that is essentially the same as one 
currently pending initial review, unless the applicant withdraws the pending 
application.  CSR and NIOSH will not accept any application that is 
essentially the same as one already reviewed.  This does not preclude the 
submission of a substantial revision of an application already reviewed, but 
such an application must include an Introduction addressing the previous 
critique.

PEER REVIEW PROCESS

Upon receipt, applications will be reviewed for completeness by CSR and 
responsiveness by NIOSH.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the 
applicant without further consideration. 

Applications that are complete and responsive to the RFA will be evaluated 
for scientific and technical merit by a scientific review group convened by 
NIOSH in accordance with the review criteria stated below.  As part of the 
initial merit review, all applications will:

o Receive a written critique
o Undergo a process in which only those applicants deemed to have the highest 
scientific or technical merit, generally the top half of the applications 
under review, will be discussed and assigned a priority score
o Receive a second level of review by the NIOSH Secondary Review Committee.

REVIEW CRITERIA

The criteria that NIOSH will use to review applications for scientific merit 
and for meeting program objectives are provided below.  In the written 
comments, reviewers will be asked to discuss the following aspects of your 
application in order to judge the likelihood that the proposed research will 
have a substantial impact on the pursuit of these goals:

o Significance
o Approach
o Innovation
o Investigator
o Environment

The scientific review group will address and consider each of these criteria 
in assigning your application's overall score, weighting them as appropriate 
for each application.  Your application does not need to be strong in all 
categories to be judged likely to have major scientific impact and thus 
deserve a high priority score.  For example you may propose to carry out 
important work that by its nature is not innovative but essential to move a 
field forward.

SITE VISITS

A site visit to the applicant institutions may be made (but such site visits 
are not assured) to evaluate the overall merit of the application. The site 
visit team includes members of the SEP who have expertise in major program 
areas, facilities, and outreach activities of the proposed Center, the NIOSH 
Scientific Review Administrator, and NIOSH staff observer(s).

A site visit is not a prerequisite and is not assured, however, for 
consideration of an application by NIOSH.  Therefore, the application is 
considered a complete document for review purposes.  Furthermore, the 
applicant should not use the site visit as an occasion for adding core units, 
new projects, or investigators, for making major changes, or for delivering 
another exposition of the application.  Rather, it should be used by the 
principal investigator and associates to elaborate on the program and core 
units, cost effectiveness and quality control features of the core units, and 
on other Center activities for which funding is requested, as well as to 
answer reviewers' questions. The site visit team will not consider any 
component core unit that is presented for evaluation at the site visit which 
has not been included in the application.  Budgetary changes also will not be 
considered at the time of a site visit.  The findings of the site visit team 
are reported and discussed by the members of the SEP, which makes the final 
peer review recommendations and assigns the priority score.

REVIEW FACTORS

The primary consideration for a Center program project application is the 
ability of the Center program to bring together quality 
intervention/prevention, education, research, and outreach activities into an 
interactive, multi-disciplinary operation addressing agricultural injury and 
illness issues in the region.  Quality projects are a prerequisite for the 
application, and without it, the application will fail.

REVIEW CRITERIA FOR THE OVERALL PROGRAM ARE:

o Responsiveness to the objectives of the program project program, including 
the applicant's understanding of the objectives of the proposed program 
project and the relevance of the proposal to the objectives. 

o Feasibility of meeting the proposed goals of the program project program 
including the proposed schedule for initiating and accomplishing each of the 
activities of the program project and the proposed method for evaluating the 
accomplishments. 

o Degree to which the program design addresses the distinct characteristics, 
specific populations, and needs in agricultural research and education for 
the nation. 

o Qualifications of core technical, physical, and intellectual environment of 
the group as a national resource for agricultural occupational health 
research and training.

o Multi-disciplinary scope of the program.

o Degree of interrelationships, collaboration, and synergism of projects that 
might be expected to derive from Center support. 

o Technical and scientific stature as well as leadership ability of the 
Center Director and his/her ability to meet the program's demands of time and 
effort.

o Provisions for coordinating Project Cores.  The applicant must have 
appropriate administrative arrangements and facilities that stimulate 
collaboration among constituent projects and personnel.

o Effectiveness of the applicant in establishing or continuing an education 
and outreach program that makes maximal use of the National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury strengths in educating the public 
and surrounding community with regard to reducing child and adolescent 
agricultural injuries and/or hazard exposure.

o Institutional commitment to the National Center for the Prevention of 
Childhood Agricultural Injury.

REVIEW CRITERIA OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROJECTS ARE:

o Merit and significance of the proposed project as determined by such 
factors as content, originality, feasibility, potential long-term impact, 
transportability, and appropriateness for regional populations served by the 
Center. 

o Demonstration within the proposed project plan of current knowledge of 
education practices, outcomes, and standards, specifically those related to 
learning, attitudes, motivation, and educational strategies.

o Qualifications and education experience of the principal investigator and 
staff, particularly but not exclusively in areas relevant to the mission of 
the National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury.  
Individuals with strong subject matter skills are expected to play key roles.  
Personnel should demonstrate knowledge of the needs of their target audience 
in educational settings.

o Availability of resources necessary to perform project objectives. 

o Strength of commitment by the participating institution(s) as evidenced by 
provision of appropriate resources, services, technical support.

o Appropriateness of the proposed budget and duration in relation to proposed 
objectives. 
o Plans for evaluation of factors contributing to the project's 
effectiveness.

o Plans for distribution of results and products in the educational arena.

REVIEW CRITERIA FOR PREVENTION/INTERVENTION DEMONSTRATION CORE PROJECTS ARE:

o Merit and significance of the proposed project as determined by such 
factors as content, originality, feasibility, potential long-term impact, 
transportability, and appropriateness for populations served by the Center.

o Demonstration within the proposed project plan of current knowledge of 
intervention practices and effectiveness.  Does the applicant acknowledge 
potential problem areas and consider alternative tactics?

o Qualifications and experience of the principal investigator and staff, 
particularly but not exclusively in areas relevant to the mission of the 
National Center for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury.  
Individuals with strong subject matter skills are expected to play key roles.  
Personnel should demonstrate knowledge of the needs of their target audience.

o Availability of resources necessary to perform project objectives.

o Appropriateness of the proposed budget and duration in relation to proposed 
objectives. 

o Plans for evaluation of factors contributing to the project's 
effectiveness.

o Plans for distribution of results and products.  

REVIEW CRITERIA FOR PILOT AND INTEGRAL RESEARCH PROJECTS ARE:

o SIGNIFICANCE: Does this project address an important problem related to the 
research areas outlined in this solicitation?  If the aims of the application 
are achieved, how will scientific knowledge be advanced?  What will be the 
effect of these studies on the concepts or methods that drive this field?

o APPROACH: Are the conceptual framework, design (including composition of 
study population), methods, and analyses adequately developed, well-
integrated and appropriate to the aims of the project?  Does the applicant 
acknowledge potential problem areas and consider alternative tactics?

o INNOVATION: Does the project employ novel concepts, approaches or methods?  
Are the aims original and innovative?  Does the project challenge existing 
paradigms or develop new methodologies or technologies?

o INVESTIGATOR: Is the investigator appropriately trained and well-suited to 
carry out this work?  Is the work proposed appropriate to the experience 
level of the principal investigator and other researchers, if any?

o ENVIRONMENT: Does the technical/scientific environment in which the work 
will be done contribute to the probability of success?  Do the proposed 
experiments take advantage of unique features of the scientific environment 
or employ useful collaborative arrangements?  Is there documentation of 
cooperation from stakeholders in the project, where applicable?  Is there 
evidence of institutional support and availability of resources necessary to 
perform the project?

OTHER REVIEW CRITERIA FOR ALL PROJECTS

The review group will also examine the appropriateness of proposed project 
budget and duration; the adequacy of plans to include both genders, 
minorities and their subgroups, and children as appropriate for the  
scientific goals of the research and plans for the recruitment and retention 
of subjects; the provisions for the protection of human and animal subjects; 
and the safety of the research environment.

PROGRAMMATIC REVIEW CRITERIA:

o Magnitude and severity of the occupational health or safety problems 
addressed in the proposal for the agricultural workplace and among 
agricultural populations.

o Likelihood of developing technical knowledge for the prevention of 
agricultural occupational safety and health hazards on a national or regional 
basis (multi-state).

RECEIPT AND REVIEW SCHEDULE

Letter of Intent Receipt Date: May 11, 2002
Application Receipt Date: June 11, 2002
Anticipated Award Date: August 1, 2002

AWARD CRITERIA

Award criteria that will be used to make award decisions include:

o Technical and scientific merit
o Availability of funds
o Programmatic priorities
o Program balance of research areas and geographic balance (including multi-
state involvement)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AWARD

The Terms and Conditions of Award, below, will be incorporated in all awards 
issued as a result of this RFA. It is critical that each applicant include 
specific plans for responding to these terms.  These special Terms of Award 
are in addition to and not in lieu of otherwise applicable OMB administrative 
guidelines, HHS Grant Administration Regulations at 45 CFR Parts 74 and 92, 
and PHS Grants Policy Statement.

Under the program project mechanism, the NIOSH purpose is to support a 
complex multidisciplinary project.  Because of the nature of this award, 
NIOSH program staff may be more involved than in the usual research grant.  
NIOSH program staff may assist, as appropriate, the recipient's activity by 
working with the award recipient, but NIOSH will not assume direction, prime 
responsibility, or a dominant role in the activity.  Consistent with this 
concept, the dominant role and prime responsibility for the activity resides 
with the awardee(s) for the project as a whole, and NIOSH program staff will 
be available to collaborate where appropriate.

Recipient Responsibilities

The recipient will coordinate project activities, technically, 
scientifically, and administratively at the awardee institution and at the 
other sites that may be supported by sub-contractors to this award.  The 
applicant will have primary authority and responsibility to define objectives 
and approaches; to plan, conduct, and analyze data; and to publish results, 
interpretations, and conclusions of studies conducted under the terms and 
conditions of the program project award.  Recipient will:

o Establish and enhance a National Center for the Prevention of Childhood 
Agricultural Injury to identify project areas for investigation, project 
findings, training and outreach programs, and information which have been 
shown to be effective in preventing childhood agricultural injuries; 

o Establish and maintain contacts with organizations, groups and individuals 
which supply childhood agricultural injury prevention information and data 
for use in targeting prevention efforts and prioritizing program needs; 

o Facilitate awareness and utilization of the National Center for the 
Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury through appropriate activities 
and community services, including but not limited to involving minority-
serving groups, safety and health organizations, community-based 
organizations, and other relevant organizations;

o Coordinate and collaborate with established and ongoing health 
communication efforts, such as the National Safety Council's "Farm Safety and 
Health Week," "Farm Safety 4 Just Kids," and other relevant organizations as 
appropriate;

o Organize and manage multi-perspective work groups which use consensus-
building processes to arrive at age appropriate guidelines, uniform 
standards, and recommendations for the protection of children who work on, 
live, or visit farms;

o Inform and facilitate the involvement of the private sector into childhood 
agricultural injury prevention activities; 

o Collaborate with public and private sector agencies, schools, health 
organizations, community-based organizations, researchers, and other groups 
who can enact change through prevention efforts and activities; 

o Conduct investigations into the causes and prevention of childhood 
agricultural injuries;

o Develop and evaluate methods to measure the impact of the National Center 
for the Prevention of Childhood Agricultural Injury on promoting actions to 
prevent childhood agricultural injuries.

CDC/NIOSH Responsibilities 

Although NIOSH has no formal responsibilities in the program project 
activities, NIOSH recognizes the need to assist, when appropriate, in such a 
complex and diverse applied and basic multidisciplinary research and outreach 
project.  Thus the following types of activities will be available from NIOSH 
program staff:

o Provide technical assistance through site visits and correspondence in the 
areas of program development, implementation, maintenance, and priority 
setting related to the program project. 

o Provide scientific collaboration where needed. 

o Assist in the reporting and dissemination of project results and relevant 
health and safety education and training information to appropriate Federal, 
State, local agencies, health-care providers, the scientific community, 
agricultural workers and their families, management and union 
representatives, and other CDC/NIOSH Centers for Agricultural Disease and 
Injury Research, Education, and Prevention. 

REQUIRED FEDERAL CITATIONS

INCLUSION OF WOMEN AND MINORITIES IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS: It is 
the policy of the CDC to ensure that individuals of both sexes and the 
various racial and ethnic groups will be included in CDC-supported research 
projects involving human subjects, whenever feasible and appropriate. Racial 
and ethnic groups are those defined in OMB Directive No. 15 and include 
American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic 
or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.  Applicants shall 
ensure that women, racial and ethnic minority populations are appropriately 
represented in applications for research involving human subjects.  Where 
clear and compelling rationale exist that inclusion is inappropriate or not 
feasible, this situation must be explained as part of the application.  This 
policy does not apply to research studies when the investigator cannot 
control the race, ethnicity, and/or sex of subjects.  Further guidance to 
this policy is contained in the Federal Register, Vol. 60, No. 179, pages 
47947-47951, and dated Friday, September 15, 1995.

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the 
"NIH Guidelines For Inclusion of Women and Minorities as Subjects in Clinical 
Research," published in the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts on August 2, 
2000 (http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-00-048.html); a 
complete copy of the updated Guidelines are available at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/women_min/guidelines_update.htm

INCLUSION OF CHILDREN AS PARTICIPANTS IN RESEARCH INVOLVING HUMAN SUBJECTS:
It is the policy of CDC and the NIH that children (i.e., individuals under 
the age of 21) must be included in all human subjects research, conducted or 
supported by the NIH, unless there are scientific and ethical reasons not to 
include them. This policy applies to all initial (Type 1) applications 
submitted for receipt dates after October 1, 1998.  This policy will be 
followed by NIOSH for this announcement. 

All investigators proposing research involving human subjects should read the 
"NIH Policy and Guidelines on the Inclusion of Children as Participants in 
Research Involving Human Subjects" that was published in the NIH Guide for 
Grants and Contracts, March 6, 1998, and is available at the following URL 
address:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/not98-024.html
Investigators also may obtain copies of these policies from the program staff 
listed under INQUIRIES. Program staff may also provide additional relevant 
information concerning the policy.

HUMAN SUBJECTS REQUIREMENTS: If the proposed project involves research on 
human subjects, the applicant must comply with the Department of Health and 
Human Services (DHHS) Regulations (Title 45 Code of Federal Regulations Part 
46) regarding the protection of human research subjects.  All awardees of CDC 
grants and cooperative agreements and their performances sites engaged in 
human subjects research must file an assurance of compliance with the 
regulations and have continuing reviews of the research protocol by 
appropriate institutional review boards.

In order to obtain a federal-wide Assurance (FWA) of Protection for Human 
Subjects, the applicant must complete an on-line application at the Office 
for Human Research Protections (OHRP) website or write to the OHRP for an 
application.  OHRP will verify that the signatory official and the Human 
Subjects Protections Administrator have completed the OHRP Assurance 
Training/Education Module before approving the FWA.  Existing Multiple 
Project Assurances (MPAs), Cooperative Project Assurances (CPAs), and Single 
Project Assurances (SPAs) remain in full effect until they expire or until 
December 31, 2003, whichever comes first.

To obtain a FWA contact the OHRP at: http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/assurances/assurances_index.html 
or write to:
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Department of Health and Human Services
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01, MSC 7501
Rockville, Maryland 20892-7507
(Note: For Express or Hand Delivered Mail, Use Zip Code 20852)

Note: In addition to other applicable committees, Indian Health Service (IHS) 
institutional review committees must also review the project if any component 
of IHS will be involved with or will support the research.  If any American 
Indian community is involved, its tribal government must also approve the 
applicable portion of that project.

ANIMAL SUBJECTS REQUIREMENTS: If the proposed project involves research on 
animal subjects, compliance with the "PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of 
Laboratory Animals by Awardee Institutions" is required.  An applicant (as 
well as each subcontractor or cooperating institution that has immediate 
responsibility for animal subjects) proposing to use vertebrate animals in 
CDC-supported activities must file (or have on file) the Animal Welfare 
Assurance with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) at the National 
Institutes of Health. The applicant must provide in the application the 
assurance of compliance number and evidence of review and approval (including 
the date of the most recent approval) by the Institutional Care and Use 
Committee (IACUC).  Web page http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm

URLS IN NIOSH GRANT APPLICATIONS OR APPENDICES: All applications for NIOSH 
funding must be self-contained within specified page limitations. Unless 
otherwise specified in a NIOSH solicitation, internet addresses (URLs) should 
not be used to provide information necessary to the review because reviewers 
are under no obligation to view the Internet sites.  Reviewers are cautioned 
that their anonymity may be compromised when they directly access an Internet 
site.

LOBBYING RESTRICTIONS: Applicants should be aware of restrictions on the use 
of Health and Human Services (DHHS) funds for lobbying of Federal or State 
legislative bodies.  Under the provisions of 31 U.S.C. Section 1352, 
recipients (and their subtier contractors) are prohibited from using 
appropriated Federal funds (other than profits from a Federal contract) for 
lobbying congress or any Federal agency in connection with the award of a 
particular contract, grant, cooperative agreement, or loan.  This includes 
grants/cooperative agreements that, in whole or in part, involve conferences 
for which Federal funds cannot be used directly or indirectly to encourage 
participants to lobby or to instruct participants on how to lobby.

In addition, no part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
appropriated funds shall be used, other than for normal and recognized 
executive-legislative relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, 
for the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, 
publication, radio, television, or video presentation designed to support or 
defeat legislation pending before the Congress or any State or local 
legislature, except in presentation to the Congress or any State or local 
legislature itself.  No part of the appropriated funds shall be used to pay 
the salary or expenses of any grant or contract recipient, or agent acting 
for such recipient, related to any activity designed to influence legislation 
or appropriations pending before the Congress or any State or local 
legislature.

Any activity designed to influence action in regard to a particular piece of 
pending legislation would be considered "lobbying."  That is lobbying for or 
against pending legislation, as well as indirect or "grass roots: lobbying 
efforts by award recipients that are directed at inducing members of the 
public to contact their elected representatives at the Federal or State 
levels to urge support of, or opposition to, pending legislative proposals is 
prohibited.  As a matter of policy, CDC extends the prohibitions to lobbying 
with respect to local legislation and local legislative bodies.

The provisions are not intended to prohibit all interaction with the 
legislative branch, or to prohibit educational efforts pertaining to public 
health.  Clearly there are circumstances when it is advisable and permissible 
to provide information to the legislative branch in order to foster 
implementation of prevention strategies to promote public health.  However, 
it would not be permissible to influence, directly or indirectly, a specific 
piece of pending legislation.

It remains permissible to use CDC funds to engage in activity to enhance 
prevention; collect and analyze data; publish and disseminate results of 
research and surveillance data; implement prevention strategies; conduct 
community outreach services; provide leadership and training; and foster safe 
and healthful environments.

Recipients of CDC grants and cooperative agreements need to be careful to 
prevent CDC funds from being used to influence or promote pending 
legislation.  With respect to conferences, public events, publication, and 
"grassroots" activities that relate to specific legislation, recipients of 
CDC funds should give attention to isolating and separating the appropriate 
use of CDC funds from non-CDC funds.  CDC also cautions recipients of CDC 
funds to be careful not to give the appearance that CDC funds are being used 
to carry out activities in a manner that is prohibited under Federal law.

SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACE: CDC strongly encourages all grant recipients to provide 
a smoke-free workplace and promote the non-use of all tobacco products, and 
Public Law 103-227, the Pro-Children Act of 1994, prohibits smoking in 
certain facilities that receive Federal funds in which education, library, 
day care, health care, and early childhood development services are provided 
to children.
SMALL, MINORITY, AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS: It is a national policy to place a 
fair share of purchases with small, minority and women-owned business firms. 
The Department of Health and Human Services is strongly committed to the 
objective of this policy and encourages all recipients of its grants and 
cooperative agreements to take affirmative steps to ensure such fairness. In 
particular, recipients should:

1. Place small, minority, women-owned business firms on bidders mailing 
lists.

2. Solicit these firms whenever they are potential sources of supplies, 
equipment, construction, or services.

3. Where feasible, divide total requirements into smaller needs, and set 
delivery schedules that will encourage participation by these firms.

4. Use the assistance of the Minority Business Development Agency of the 
Department of Commerce, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business 
Utilization, DHHS, and similar state and local offices.

RESEARCH INTEGRITY: The signature of the institution official on the face 
page of the application submitted under this Program Announcement is 
certifying compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) 
regulations in Title 42 Part 50, Subpart A, entitled "Responsibility of PHS 
Awardee and Applicant Institutions for Dealing with and Reporting Possible 
Misconduct in Science."
The regulation places several requirements on institutions receiving or 
applying for funds under the PHS Act that are monitored by the DHHS Office of 
Research Integrity's (ORI) Assurance Program. 
For examples:
Section 50.103(a) of the regulation states: "Each institution that applies 
for or receives assistance under the Act for any project or program which 
involves the conduct of biomedical or behavioral research must have an 
assurance satisfactory to the Secretary (DHHS) that the applicant: (1) Has 
established an administrative process, that meets the requirements of this 
subpart, for reviewing, investigating, and reporting allegations of 
misconduct in science in connection with PHS-sponsored biomedical and 
behavioral research conducted at the applicant institution or sponsored by 
the applicant; and (2) Will comply with its own administrative process and 
the requirements of this Subpart."
Section 50.103(b) of the regulation states that: "an applicant or recipient 
institution shall make an annual submission to the [ORI] as follows: (1) The 
institution's assurance shall be submitted to the [ORI], on a form prescribed 
by the Secretary,...and updated annually thereafter...(2) An institution 
shall submit, along with its annual assurance, such aggregate information on 
allegations, inquiries, and investigations as the Secretary may prescribe." 

HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010: CDC is committed to achieving the health promotion and 
disease prevention objectives of "Healthy People 2010," a national activity 
to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve the quality of life.  For the 
conference copy of "Healthy People 2010," visit the internet site: 
http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/Default.htm

AUTHORITY AND REGULATIONS: The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 
is: 93.056,Agricultural Health and Safety Program of the National Institute 
for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  This program is authorized under 
the Public Health Service Act, as amended, Section 301(a) [42 U.S.C. 241(a)], 
and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Section 20(a) [29 U.S.C. 
669(a)].  The applicable program regulation is 42 CFR Part 52.


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