APHL, with funding support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to offer funds to one state, local or territorial laboratory to initiate or augment an existing Biomonitoring project in the selected applicant's jurisdiction.


State, local, or territorial laboratories are eligible to submit proposals. Preference will be given to those laboratories that are members of the National Biomonitoring Network (NBN). Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all of the information specified in the Proposal Requirements section below. In order to be considered, complete proposals must be submitted no later than the Proposed Due Date specified in the Anticipated RFP Schedule section below. Applicants will find proposal submission information in the Response Submittal section below.

Anticipated RFP Schedule

Applications are to be e-mailed to eh@aphl.org by Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:00PM ET.
APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:

February 23, 2021 - RFP Issued to aphl.org/rfp (APHL Procurement Site)

March 23, 2021 -  Complete proposals due to eh@aphl.org by 5:00PM ET

March 30, 2021 - Proposal Review and Follow-Up Completed

April 2, 2021 - APHL will notify candidate(s) of selection decision

April 5, 2021 - Selected applicant(s) posted to aphl.org/rfp

April 6, 2021 - Awards  Announced

APHL will communicate any modification to this schedule on APHL’s procurement site, www.aphl.org/rfp.

Response Submittal

APHL must receive complete responses by no later than 5:00 pm EST on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Applicants must send responses via email to eh@aphl.org with a copy to Nicholas Ancona, Specialist, Opioids Biosurveillance (nicholas.ancona@aphl.org; 240-485-3849).

E-mail subject lines must include: 'Biomonitoring RFP Submission'.

APHL will send an email to each applicant acknowledging the receipt of their application. Any applicant who does not receive an email acknowledgement within 48 hours of the Final Response Deadline should email the RFP point of contact above to confirm receipt.

Project Award

APHL will distribute a one-time award of $20,000 to one state, local, or territorial public health laboratory. Award notifications will be sent via e-mail and awardees will receive funding through a contractual agreement with APHL.


Please direct all questions regarding this RFP or its requirements to Nicholas Ancona, Specialist, Opioids Biosurveillance (nicholas.ancona@aphl.org; 240-485-3849).

RFP Materials

​The Official RFP Document will provide detailed information. APHL will post all RFP-related documents, current schedule information, and answers to submitted questions and clarifications on APHL's procurement site, www.aphl.org/rfp.