NIOSH Makes Funds Available to Improve State Workers’ Comp Surveillance and Intervention
ASSE members who may have relationships with their state’s workers’ compensation program may want to share the availability of this funding opportunity from NIOSH –
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Announces
Workers’ Compensation Surveillance Funding Opportunity
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to compile, analyze, and disseminate workers’ compensation (WC) data to promote the prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, fatalities, and exposures to hazards within the states and throughout the nation. The WC Surveillance Cooperative Agreements are intended to provide state health and state WC agencies and other eligible organizations and businesses the resources to initiate or expand state-based WC surveillance and intervention activities.
NIOSH intends to commit approximately $5.4 million in new money over a period of six years to fund up to 9 states/grantees for three consecutive years (project period) per state. An applicant state may request up to $200,000 in total costs per 12-month budget period. The application due dates follow: August 29, 2014, August 31, 2015, August 29, 2016 by 5:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time. A one-time resubmission application is allowed.
See http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-14-227.html for more information.