Optimization and Standardization of Methods to Suppress Ixodes scapularis and Disrupt Enzootic Pathogen Transmission in Settings Posing an Elevated Risk to Humans

This NOFO intends to support research to:
1) optimize and standardize implementation of existing strategies to reduce the abundance of host-seeking Ixodes scapularis nymphs infected with human pathogens, especially Lyme disease spirochetes (DIN); 2) evaluate efficacy and reproducibility of operational

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use (e.g., in the hands of pest control professionals or the public, as appropriate) of these protocols in high-risk settings (e.g., wooded residential properties, high-use wooded recreational areas) across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States where baseline DIN is elevated; and 3) develop standard operating procedures that may be used by homeowners or vector control professionals to implement these interventions within communities at risk for exposure to Lyme disease spirochetes and other I.

scapularis-borne pathogens.

Related Programs

Prevention of Disease, Disability, and Death by Infectious Diseases

Department of Health and Human Services


Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ERA

Estimated Funding: $5,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-22-021.html

Additional Information of Eligibility:
The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Non-profit Public or Non-profit 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) Private non-profit institutions of higher education Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government Faith-based or Community-based Organizations 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." Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs): FFRDCs are operated, managed, and/or administered by a university or consortium of universities, other not-for-profit or nonprofit organization, or an industrial firm, as an autonomous organization or as an identifiable separate operating unit of a parent organization.

A FFRDC meets some special long-term research or development need which cannot be met as effectively by an agency's existing in-house or contractor resources.

FFRDC's enable agencies to use private sector resources to accomplish tasks that are integral to the mission and operation of the sponsoring agency.

For more information on FFRDCs, go to https://gov.ecfr.io/cgi-bin/searchECFR

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-22-021.html

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
AYang@cdc.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2021-12-14

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2022-03-15




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