NIH – Biosafety

The Program invites applications for cooperative agreements to support the development and implementation of occupational safety and health and infection control training programs for workers who may be at risk during infectious disease outbreaks. The awarded programs will focus on dissemination of environmental infection control and hazard recognition training within a broad-set of occupational and community settings, including healthcare and non-healthcare job sectors. Awardees will identify target worker populations, environments or tasks that increase exposure to high risk such as Ebola Virus, that can be easily transmitted person-to-person and result in high mortality rates. Eligible organizations must be located in the US. They include higher education institutions and nonprofit groups. NIH intends to commit $3 million in FY 2016 for a total of $9 million over a period of 3 years to fund an estimate of 5 to 8 awards. Optional LOIs are due by September 21, 2015. Applications must be submitted by October 21, 2015.