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Poison Control Centers Program

Type: Posted • Opportunity: HRSA-24-045

Description

Posted: Jan. 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Poison Control Centers (PCC) Program. The goal of this program is to reduce poisonings and the harms resulting from poisonings by ensuring that individuals across the United States can connect to a Poison Control Center and obtain expert consultation on preventing and managing poisonings. The objectives of this program are to: 1. Support poisoning prevention activities; 2. Provide high-quality guidance and information to callers to the Poison Help Line; 3. Provide treatment recommendations when poisonings occur; 4. Collect data related to poisonings and poisoning outcomes; and 5. Use data to inform public health and emergency preparedness responses. These will be accomplished by: 1. Maintaining the number of calls received by the Poison Help Line. 2. Maintaining the percentage of human exposure poisoning case calls from health care facilities and practitioners. 3. Increasing the percentage of human exposure poisoning cases with a completed follow-up contact. 4. Increasing national data on poisonings available in the National Poison Data System (NPDS) for toxic exposure surveillance purposes.
Posted: July 19, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: July 19, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: July 19, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Posted: July 19, 2023, 12:00 a.m. EDT
Background
The Poison Control Centers (PCC) Program is authorized by 42 U.S.C. § 300d-73 (Title XII, § 1273 of the Public Health Service Act). The Program is statutorily mandated to support three inter-related activities, including funding to: (1) supplement accredited poison centers; (2) establish and maintain a single, national toll-free number that connects callers with the poison center serving their area; and (3) implement a national media campaign to educate the public and health care providers about local poison center services and the toll-free number. The HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) administers programs with focus areas in maternal and women’s health, adolescent and young adult health, perinatal and infant health, child health, and children with special health care needs.

Grant Details
The Poison Control Centers Program aims to reduce poisonings and the harms resulting from poisonings by ensuring that individuals across the United States can connect to a Poison Control Center and obtain expert consultation on preventing and managing poisonings. The objectives include supporting poisoning prevention activities, providing high-quality guidance and information to callers to the Poison Help Line, providing treatment recommendations when poisonings occur, collecting data related to poisonings and poisoning outcomes, and using data to inform public health and emergency preparedness responses. The program requires maintaining the number of calls received by the Poison Help Line, maintaining the percentage of human exposure poisoning case calls from health care facilities and practitioners, increasing the percentage of human exposure poisoning cases with a completed follow-up contact, and increasing national data on poisonings available in the National Poison Data System for toxic exposure surveillance purposes.

Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include organizations in the United States, territory, or compact of free association that are accredited by a professional organization in the field of poison control or accredited by a state government that has standards for accreditation that reasonably provide for the protection of public health with respect to poisoning. Native American tribal governments and organizations are also eligible.

Period of Performance
The period of performance is from September 1, 2024, through August 31, 2029 (5 years).

Grant Value
$24,846,000 is anticipated as total available funding for fiscal year 2024. Up to 52 competing continuation new grants are estimated annually based on the 2020 Census Bureau population count data.

Overview

Category of Funding
Health
Funding Instruments
Grant
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 1/31/24 Health Resources and Services Administration posted grant opportunity HRSA-24-045 for Poison Control Centers Program with funding of $24.8 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.253 Poison Center Support and Enhancement Grant. It is expected that 52 total grants will be made.

Timing

Posted Date
Jan. 31, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 70 Days
Last Updated
Jan. 31, 2024, 12:31 p.m. EST
Version
1

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
State governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Info
You can apply if your organization is in the United States, territory, or compact of free association and is: Accredited by a professional organization in the field of poison control and complying with the operational requirements needed to sustain accreditation; Accredited by a state government that has standards for accreditation that reasonably provide for the protection of the public health with respect to poisoning; or Granted a waiver by the Secretary if the center can reasonably demonstrate that the center will obtain such an accreditation within a reasonable time, as determined appropriate by the Secretary. The only professional organization currently approved to provide accreditation is Americas Poison Centers (the Association). Unaccredited poison control centers (PCCs) are eligible for a grant waiver if they can demonstrate that they will obtain accreditation within a reasonable time, not to exceed 5 years. Native American tribal governments are eligible. Native American tribal organizations are eligible.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
Not Listed
Floor
Not Listed
Estimated Program Funding
$24,846,000
Estimated Number of Grants
52

Contacts

Contact
Health Resources and Services Administration
Contact Email
Email Description
Contact Maureen Perkins at (301)443-9163 or email mperkins@hrsa.gov
Contact Phone
(301) 443-7432

Documents

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