Federal Government to Fund Health Monitoring, Treatment for WTC Area Workers, Residents and Students
July 28, 2008
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a request for proposals to provide health screening, monitoring and treatment services to area workers, residents, students and other "non-emergency responders" impacted by the WTC disaster. The request is part of a grant program to help people whose health was affected by the WTC attacks.
According to a press release, the CDC expects to award up to $30 million over three years to one to three organizations to help people with 9/11-related health conditions. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-administered grants will provide up to $10 million per year for three years for health screening, monitoring and treatment services. The city-funded WTC Environmental Health Center, which offers free treatment for 9/11-related health conditions, is expected to apply.
Mayor Bloomberg called the CDC announcement, "an important step toward ensuring that everyone whose health was affected by these attacks gets the treatment they need."
The deadline for proposal submission is Monday, August 25, 2008. For more information about the CDC grant and how to apply, visit www.grants.gov.