APHL, with funding support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is pleased to offer funds to one or more state, local or territorial laboratories to initiate or sustain 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. Interested parties must submit a proposal to APHL that provides all of the information specified in the
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.
APHL is making the following revision to
Project Award Section of the RFP, page 3 of 7. APHL will now distribute a one-time award of $100,00 to two applicants, or an award of $50,000 each to four applicants. APHL will notify awardee via email and the awardees will receive funding through a contractual agreement with APHL.”
Anticipated RFP Schedule
Applications are due to email@example.com by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 9, 2020. APHL anticipates the following schedule for the entire competitive bidding process:
February 20, 2020 APHL Issues RFP
March 9, 2020 Complete proposals due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm EST
March 10, 2020 Proposal Review
March 18, 2020 APHL posts names of the selected applicant(s) to procurement site,
If APHL makes any modification to this anticipated schedule, it will post the change to APHL's procurement site,
APHL must receive a complete proposal by no later than 5:00 pm EST on Monday, March 9, 2020. Applicants must send proposals via email to
APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours, please email
email@example.com to confirm receipt.
Official RFP Document will provide detailed information in regards to this request, please read it on its entirety. Direct all questions regarding this RFP or its requirements via email to Erin Morin at
firstname.lastname@example.org, with a copy to Julianne Nassif at
Questions and Answers
If we compete successfully, will the award by a contract or cooperative agreement?
A: Applicants selected to receive the award will enter into a contract with APHL.
Do you have any sense of preference with respect to the awarding one larger grant or two smaller ones?
A: APHL has no preference on awarding 2 or 4 awards, however we are anticipating a high volume of applications. Please put forth the request that will best help your program.
The RFP provides several examples of appropriate expenditures. Are testing costs viewed as an appropriate expenditure item, assuming personnel costs are excluded?
A: Funds can be used for supplies, specimen collection, transport, services, consumables, and software, but must be incurred prior to June 30, 2020.
Do you have a sense of whether novel approaches will be viewed neutrally for this award?
A: This is not something we discussed when creating the award.
Can you clarify time frame for scope of work performed?
A: Funds must be spent by June 30, 2020. Testing can occur after this date.
Is this biomonitoring that typically is done on routine basis (i.e., pediatric lead testing) or can it be used in discussion of an event?
A: Funding may be used for any biomonitoring project but ideally something for which you don’t have other funding.
Is hiring of staff allowed?
A: No, this is one time funding that must be spent by June 30, 2020.
I am on the EHC committee and wonder if this would be a conflict of interest?
A: There is no conflict of interest for a member of an APHL committee or community.
Can you clarify if there is a separate application or if the application is basically our proposal?
A: The proposal will serve as your application.