Program Description

The purpose of the Black Lung Clinics Program (BLCP) is to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease through the provision of screening, diagnosis, and treatment services.

General Program Requirements

The funding opportunity is open to any State, public or private entity that meets the requirements of the program. This includes faith-based and community-based organizations as well as federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations. Applicant organizations that are Federally Recognized Tribe/s or Organization/s are eligible to apply, if all proposed grant activities are to be conducted within Federally recognized Tribal areas. The requirements of this announcement may be met by a state, a single entity in a state, or a newly-formed consortium (e.g., a clinic/hospital, a community-based organization, and a faith-based organization) in a state. In addition to the 50 States, applicants can be located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Compact Free Association Jurisdictions of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia, if they meet eligibility requirements.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

Applicants can apply to the BLCP via

A link to the most recent funding opportunity announcement can be found here.

Program Contact Information

Allison Hutchings
Public Health Analyst

Additional Information

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number93.965
Current Method of Tribal EligibilityNo Set-aside; Tribes Eligible with Other Entities
Funding TypeDiscretionary
Entities Eligible for Grant AssistanceFederally Recognized Tribes and Tribal Organizations, Non-Tribal Entities
Matching Funds RequiredNo
Number of People Served by this Program (Approximate)11,843 (FY 2014 performance data reported by grantees)
Length of Program3 years
Recurring Base Funding for TribesNo
Do Tribes compete with other entities for funding from the program?Yes

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