SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency (SBIR R43/R44)

The summary for the SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency (SBIR R43/R44) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the National Institutes of Health, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency (SBIR R43/R44): Purpose. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) that propose to further the development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) Products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. These products would complement the goals and objectives of the Worker Education and Training Program (WETP). The major objective of the NIEHS/WETP is to prevent work related harm by assisting in the training of workers in how best to protect themselves and their communities from exposure to hazardous materials. There is a need to ensure that learning and training technologies are further developed, field tested and applied to real world situations. It is the intent of this solicitation to support the development of products to support e-collaboration, e-teaching, e-certification, and e-learning in safety and health training for workers engaged in hazardous materials response. The financial support for this initiative comes directly from NIEHS Worker Education and Training Branch SBIR funds. This FOA is for SBIR applications only. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the SBIR (R43/R44) grant mechanisms for Phase I, Phase II, and Fast-Track applications. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. The estimated amount of funds available for support of 4 projects awarded as a result of this announcement is $400,000 for fiscal year 2009. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Budget and Project Period. For this funding opportunity, budgets up to $100,000 total costs per year and time periods up to 1 year for Phase I may be requested. Budgets up to $200,000 total costs per year and up to 2 years may be requested for Phase II. Eligible Institutions/Organizations: Only United States SBCs are eligible to submit SBIR applications. A SBC is one that, on the date of award for both Phase I and Phase II funding agreements, meets ALL of the criteria as described in Section III. Eligible Project Directors/Principal Investigators: Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research are invited to work with their organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for NIH support. On an SBIR application, the PD/PI must have his/her primary employment (more than 50%) with the SBC at the time of award and for the duration of the project. Number of PDs/PIs. More than one PD/PI, (i.e., multiple PDs/PIs), may be designated on the application. Number of Applications: Applicant SBCs may submit more than one application, provided each application is scientifically distinct. Resubmissions. Resubmission applications will be accepted; however, such applications must include an Introduction addressing the previous peer review critiques (Summary Statement). Renewals. Renewal applications are not permitted in response to this FOA
Federal Grant Title: SBIR E-learning for HAZMAT and Emergency (SBIR R43/R44)
Federal Agency Name: National Institutes of Health
Grant Categories: Health Environment
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-ES-08-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 93.142
CFDA Descriptions: NIEHS Hazardous Waste Worker Health and Safety Training
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2008
Posted Date: May 21, 2008
Creation Date: May 21, 2008
Archive Date: Aug 25, 2008
Total Program Funding: $400,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit SBIR applications. A small business concern is one that, at the time of award of Phase I and Phase II, meets all of the following criteria: Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the United States, which operates primarily within the United States or which makes a significant contribution to the United States economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor; In the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative, except that where the form is a joint venture, there can be no more than 49 percent participation by business entities in the joint venture; At least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States, or it must be a for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by another for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the United States -- (except in the case of a joint venture); Has, including its affiliates, not more than 500 employees and meets the other regulatory requirements found in 13 C.F.R. Part 121. Business concerns, other than investment companies licensed, or state development companies qualifying under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 15 U.S.C. 661, et seq., are affiliates of one another when either directly or indirectly, (a) one concern controls or has the power to control the other; or (b) a third-party/parties controls or has the power to control both.
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