This announcement solicits applications for the Poison Center Support and Enhancement Grant Program by providing assistance to qualified poison control centers (PCCs) eligible for funds under Section 1273 of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C.
300d ¿ 73), as amended by the Poison Center
Support, Enhancement, and Awareness Act of 2008, to prepare FY 2014 applications for these federal funds. These grants are administered by the Poison Control Program (PCP), Healthcare Systems Bureau (HSB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The purpose of the five year grant program is to support PCCs efforts to 1) prevent, and provide treatment recommendations for, poisonings; 2) comply with operational requirements needed to sustain accreditation and or achieve accreditation; and/or 3) improve and enhance communications and response capability and capacity.
Funds may also be used to improve the quality of data uploaded from poison centers to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) in support of national toxicosurveillance activities conducted by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, improvement of data quality for the purposes of national surveillance is not a requirement of this grant. Projects funded under this program must include an evaluation component; however, a rigorous scientific evaluation is not required.
Proposed projects/activities must incorporate mechanisms to measure and assess progress in achieving key project milestones directly tied to the project¿s objectives.