State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program


Opportunity ID: 326762
Opportunity Number: RFA-OH-21-005
Opportunity Title: State Occupational Safety and Health Surveillance Program
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.262
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education: Hispanic-serving Institutions Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education Governments: Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government U.S. Territory or Possession Regional Organizations Bona Fide Agents: A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required. Attach with "Other Attachment Forms" when submitting via Foreign Institutions Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply.
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA
Posted Date: May 04, 2020
Last Updated Date: May 04, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jun 15, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2021
Award Ceiling: $650,000
Award Floor: $140,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $40,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Description: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), intends to publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Occupational Safety & Health Surveillance Programs in the United States. Work-related illnesses, injuries, exposures, and fatalities can be prevented, and successful approaches to making workplaces safer and healthier begin with having the data necessary to understand the problem. As part of NIOSH's mission to develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice, NIOSH has established surveillance programs intended to assess the extent and severity of workplace illnesses, injuries, exposures, and fatalities, identify workers and occupations at greatest risk, develop research and prevention priorities, communicate these findings to stakeholders, and measure the effectiveness of prevention activities. The purpose of this Program is to strengthen occupational safety and health surveillance within states and other eligible jurisdictions to provide information that will help drive actions to improve the health of workers. This program will build upon existing state and local public health capacity and expertise in occupational safety and health surveillance to empower public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others to make information-driven decisions that will improve the health of workers. For states and others where occupational safety and health surveillance capacity does not currently exist, this program will begin to develop that capacity. NIOSH expects this NOFO to have meaningful impact on occupational safety and health surveillance, epidemiology, and public health. The goals of the program are to: 1) identify and access data that can be used to describe the state burden of work-related illnesses, injuries, exposures, and/or fatalities; identify trends and emerging issues; create occupational health indicators (OHIs); and use findings to calculate the incidence and/or prevalence of occupational injuries, illnesses, exposures, and/or fatalities; 2) set program priorities for follow-up activities, including more in-depth data surveillance and outreach, prevention, and/or intervention programs to address state priorities and emerging issues; 3) develop a broad network of partners who can assist in identifying data appropriate for occupational safety and health surveillance and in disseminating results; 4) develop and disseminate public health recommendations, interventions, and policies that can improve worker health and safety in their state; and 5) apply current technologies to develop and communicate audience-specific educational materials, outreach, and other resources for optimizing their uptake, adoption, or adaptation for protecting workers. Funded programs are expected to be resourceful and proactive in identifying and accessing untapped data sources for occupational safety and health surveillance, which may include creating linkages between data sources. They should also develop strategic and organizational activities to foster partnerships and ensure a competent program with the state infrastructure. Other Information Information on the current program is available at Information on the 26 state surveillance programs currently funded is available at Intermediate goals specify desired actions on the part of external stakeholders using NIOSH research findings and outputs. You can learn more about the NIOSH program intermediate goals at: Information on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Office of Extramural Programs (OEP), is available at NIOSH has identified priority goals for extramural research for the five-year period of fiscal year 2019 (FY19) to fiscal year 2023 (FY23). More information is available at
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