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 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.


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 eh@aphl.org 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 eh@aphl.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, www.aphl.org/rfp.

If APHL makes any modification to this anticipated schedule, it will post the change to APHL's procurement site, www.aphl.org/rfp.

Response Submittal

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 eh@aphl.org.

APHL will send an email acknowledging the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours, please email erin.morin@aphl.org to confirm receipt.


The 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 erin.morin@aphl.org, with a copy to Julianne Nassif at julianne.nassif@aphl.org.

Questions and Answers

If we compete successfully, will the award by a contract or cooperative agreement?

Do you have any sense of preference with respect to the awarding one larger grant or two smaller ones?

The RFP provides several examples of appropriate expenditures. Are testing costs viewed as an appropriate expenditure item, assuming personnel costs are excluded?

Do you have a sense of whether novel approaches will be viewed neutrally for this award?

Can you clarify time frame for scope of work performed?

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?

Is hiring of staff allowed?

I am on the EHC committee and wonder if this would be a conflict of interest?

Can you clarify if there is a separate application or if the application is basically our proposal?