renovate existing cancer research facilities and build new cancer
research facilities to meet basic and clinical space requirements,
laboratory safety, biohazard containment, and animal care standards
in order to support the facility demands of National Cancer Institute
(NCI) research programs.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
New physical resources
for cancer research include basic research laboratories, clinical
and support facilities, and those related to biohazard control that
are integral parts of an overall effort. Proposed facilities must
be part of an existing cancer research effort or a developing cancer
research program. Facilities constructed may not be used to replace
existing cancer research facilities. Facilities shall be used for
research pertinent to cancer problems for as long as needed, usually
20 years. Funds must be used for purposes stated in the approved
Any public or nonprofit agency, institution, organization, corporation,
or association is eligible to apply for a grant for the construction
of cancer research facilities, provided the institution's (1) Located
in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto
Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Trust Territory of
the Pacific Islands, or Guam; (2) authorized by its governing body
to apply for grants and to conduct cancer research and related activities;
and (3) conducting NIH or NCI peer-reviewed cancer and/or cancer-related
research. Examples include universities, colleges, hospitals, public
agencies or nonprofit research institutions.
Public and private nonprofit organizations and the public needing
treatment for cancer will benefit.
Application should include a complete research program description
(with staff curricula vitae), space requirements for projected
program, an environmental summary of the impact of the proposed
facility as detailed in Public Law 90-190, the National Environmental
Policy Act, and listing of all relevant licenses, permits, or
other approvals required by State and local authorities. Costs
will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-21 for
Educational Institutions, OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and
local governments, and OMB Circular No. A-122 for nonprofit institutions.
For grants issued to hospitals, costs will be determined in accordance
with HHS Regulations 45 CFR, Part 74, Appendixes E, "Principles
for Determining Costs Applicable to Research and Development Under
Grants and Contracts with Hospitals".
Coordination: Preapplication assistance is available
from the address noted below under Information Contacts. The standard
application forms (PHS 5161-1), as furnished by PHS and required
by 45 CFR 92 for State and local governments, must be used for this
program. An environmental impact statement and assessment is required
for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs". An applicant
should consult the office or official designated as the single point
of contact in his or her State for more information on the process
the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if
the State has selected the program for review.
Application kits for construction programs can be obtained from
Research Facilities Branch, Office of Centers, Training and Resources,
Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, 6120 Executive
Boulevard, EPS-638, Bethesda, MD 20892, and returned to the Center
for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda,
MD 20892. Review procedure is according to NIH grant review procedures
for research grants.
Awards are made annually following the meeting of the National
Cancer Advisory Board in September/October.
Range of Approval/Disapproval
Time: From 8 to 16 months.
A principal investigator (P.I.) may question the substantive or
procedural aspects of the review of his/her application by communicating
with the staff of the Institute. A description of the NIH Peer
Review Appeal procedures is available on the NIH home page www.nih.gov/grants/guide/1997/97.11.21/n2.html.
Formula and Matching
Requirements: This program has no statutory
formula. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will award up to 50
percent of the eligible costs. Matching funds from nonfederal sources
Length and Time Phasing
of Assistance: Construction must be completed
within time specified in grant award. Funds will be released in
proportion to construction completed.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Grantee is responsible for performance of contractor. Contractor
must be covered by performance and payment bonds. Grantees are required
to file a Notice of Federal Interest at the time construction begins.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements
are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal
Expenditures and other financial records must be retained for
3 years from the day on which the grantee submits the last financial
status report for the report period.
(Grants) FY 01 $1,500,000; FY 02 est $1,500,000; and FY 03 est
and Average of Financial Assistance:
$1,500,000 to $1,500,000; Average: $1,500,000.
One award was made in
fiscal year 2001 and it is estimated that one award will be made
in fiscal years 2002 and 2003. The NCI's construction grant program
is not a very active program compared to the past because the National
Center for Research Resources has become the effective focus at
the NIH for construction grants; thus, the NCI works very closely
Program Contact: Mr. Daryl Paunil, Deputy Director, Office of
Space and Facilities Planning, Office of Management, Office of
the Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of
Health, Department of Health and Human Services, 6116 Executive
Boulevard, Suite 600 - MSC 8343, Bethesda, MD 20892-8343. Telephone:
(301) 496-8534. Grants Management Contact: Leo F. Buscher, Jr.,
Grants Management Officer, National Cancer Institute, EPS-234
Bethesda, MD 20892. Telephone: (301) 496-7753. Use the same numbers
Web Site Address: http://www.nih.gov
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
(1) Construction of new
basic research laboratories for cancer research; (2) construction
of new clinical and support facilities for cancer research; (3)
construction of facilities for cancer research related to biohazard
control; (4) upgrading of existing basic research and animal facilities
for cancer research; and (5) upgrading of existing clinical and
support facilities for cancer research.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
The major elements in
evaluating proposals include assessments of: (1) the scientific
merit of the total cancer program; (2) the degree of the applicant's
program relevance to the National Cancer Program; (3) the special
biohazard containment needs; and (4) the evaluation of the ongoing
program for research pertinent to cancer problems for at least 20
years; and (5) the evaluation of the proposed design and related