EPA Pesticide Program Updates

From EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs
May 22, 2017

In This Update:
Proposals Requested for Cooperative Agreement to Train Healthcare Providers

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is soliciting applications from eligible parties to manage a cooperative agreement to help educate the medical community on how to recognize and treat pesticide-related health conditions. The long-term goal of the project is to achieve improved health for communities at risk for overexposure to pesticides through outreach, technical assistance and training to increase knowledge and awareness of environmental and occupational health risks.
This is a national environmental and occupational health effort solicited by doctors, clinicians, and state health departments. With this award, EPA seeks to build on the progress of the previous project titled “From the Fields to the Exam Room: Integrating the Recognition, Management and Prevention of Pesticide Poisonings into the Primary Care Setting.” The publication “Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning” was an earlier product of the initiative.
We are seeking applications to:
• provide continuing education, training and technical assistance to relevant audiences;
• update existing, and/or develop new materials and resource tools;
• conduct outreach to existing and new audiences to use materials and tools; and
• develop partnerships and a sustainable network of stakeholders.
EPA expects to provide up to $500,000 annually, depending on the agency’s budget, for a total of five years (2017 through 2022).
EPA must receive proposals through Grants.gov (search RFA opportunity ID # EPA-HQ-OPP-2017-003) no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on July 20, 2017. Read the funding opportunity PDF for more information on this request for applications.

EPA distributes its Pesticide Program Updates to external stakeholders and citizens who have expressed an interest in the agency’s pesticide program activities and decisions. This update service is part of EPA’s continuing effort to improve public access to federal pesticide information.
For general questions about pesticides and pesticide poisoning prevention, contact the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), by email at npic@ace.orst.edu or, by visiting http://npic.orst.edu.
For information about ongoing activities in the Office of Pesticide Programs, visit our homepage at: https://www.epa.gov/pesticides.

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