Newborn Screening Implementation Program Regarding Conditions Added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP)

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Newborn Screening Implementation Program Regarding Conditions Added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP): This announcement solicits applications for the Newborn Screening Implementation Program Regarding Conditions Added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP).  The overall goal for this initiative is to increase the number of newborns receiving early treatment for Pompe disease, Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), and X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) by:

fostering the integration of and building capacity for newborn screening for these conditions;

increasing the number of NBS laboratory scientists and short-term follow-up personnel with knowledge and skill in conducting newborn screening and short-term follow-up for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and X-ALD;

providing training, education, and sharing of information via a national meeting for the public health community;

supporting primary health care providers through education and resources, with special attention to cases with later onset of symptoms; and

engaging families in the development and dissemination of educational materials and support mechanisms that are culturally sensitive and family-centric for families who have an infant identified through NBS.

Program activities supported by this funding opportunity must include the delivery of technical assistance (TA), education, and financial resources to support at least 15 state NBS programs (which may include state and/or local NBS programs) that have not, at the time of these program activities, fully implemented NBS for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and/or X-ALD (but that have demonstrated their readiness to fully implement NBS within 12-24 months), and which increases the number of newborns receiving appropriate screening and follow-up relative to these conditions.  For the purposes of this FOA, a fully implemented newborn screening program for Pompe disease, MPS 1, or X-ALD includes, for these specific conditions: demonstrating the ability to screen all newborns within a state or jurisdiction; having a clinical referral network to follow and treat identified newborns; and having an educational and awareness program for families and health care providers and to support families with a screen-positive infant.

Program activities must include, relative to these conditions:

Developing and implementing a plan to identify and support (which may be via sub-awards) state and local newborn screening programs (including territories and tribes) that have not fully implemented NBS for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and/or X-ALD as part of their newborn screening program.  States’ NBS programs supported under this program may implement testing for one, two, or all three conditions;

Entering into sub-award agreements with state newborn screening programs, or other appropriate entities, within five (5) months of receiving the award, that will:

Foster the integration of screening for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and/or X-ALD into NBS programs and short-term follow-up by the end of the grant period; and

Provide the public health and clinical communities (laboratory scientists, health care providers, newborn screening program officials, primary care physicians) with needed knowledge, skills and training to provide follow-up care and treatment for these conditions.;

Engaging parents, families, and patient advocacy organizations in developing and delivering national, regional, and/or state educational and awareness programs that are culturally sensitive and at appropriate literacy levels for families that have an infant identified through NBS.  Materials must include information on newborn screening, diagnostic evaluations, and treatment and follow-up options for the condition;

Developing and disseminating information for health care providers on newborn screening, the diagnostic evaluation, and treatment options for the condition, including long term follow up for late onset cases;

Facilitating integration of NBS for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and X-ALD through TA to newborn screening laboratories, development of case definitions, and dissemination of best practices;

Holding and funding the logistical costs for a minimum of one (1) joint meeting per year of the sub-awardees and other relevant stakeholders to share and disseminate information relative to implementation actions for these conditions;

Facilitating communication between sub-awardees and collaboration with: states (including local programs) that have fully implemented NBS for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and/or X-ALD; other relevant federal and non-federal programs facilitating NBS and data collection for these conditions such as the Newborn Screening Translational Research Network and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program; and MCHB-funded programs including, but not limited to the Regional Genetics and Newborn Screening Collaboratives, the National Coordinating Center for the Collaboratives, the Newborn Screening Data Repository and Technical Assistance Center, and the Clearinghouse of Newborn Screening Information; and

Evaluating the progress towards achieving national newborn screening for Pompe disease, MPS 1, and X-ALD in all states and territories.
Federal Grant Title: Newborn Screening Implementation Program Regarding Conditions Added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP)
Federal Agency Name: Health Resources and Services Administration
Grant Categories: Health
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-16-062
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 320290
CFDA Descriptions: Maternal and Child Health Federal Consolidated Programs
Current Application Deadline: May 27, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 27, 2016
Posted Date: Mar 28, 2016
Creation Date: Mar 28, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 26, 2016
Total Program Funding: $2,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
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Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
As stated in section 1109(b) of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. 300b-8(b)), eligible applicants include a state or a political subdivision of a state; a consortium of two (2) or more states or political subdivisions of states; a territory; a health facility or program operated by or pursuant to a contract with or grant from the Indian Health Service; or, any other entity with appropriate expertise in newborn screening, as determined by the Secretary.  Appropriate expertise is further explained in Section IV, Program Narrative – Introduction and Organizational Information as well as in Section V, Application Review Information, Review Criteria, Criterion 5 – Resources/Capabilities of this FOA.

  Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research.  This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.
Grant Announcement Contact
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration dsarkar@hrsa.gov
Contact Debi Sarkar at (301)443-0959 or email dsarkar@hrsa.gov

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