Society News Archive

17 September 2013
CRCPD Radiation Response Volunteer Corps Grants Deadline - 4 October

The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) is accepting proposals until 4 October from state radiation control programs, health department preparedness programs, or local nongovernment organizations partnering with radiation control and public health programs to incorporate volunteer radiation professionals into existing health volunteer response programs. 

The purpose of the project is to recruit, train, and manage a cadre of volunteer radiation professionals and to promote a volunteer registry of those individuals for use in radiation emergencies within the states, primarily for population monitoring and shelter needs. In this time of limited state and local resources to respond to emergencies, the use of trained volunteer professionals can prove to be a tremendous asset.

The CRCPD has entered into a five-year cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to carry out this project. Funding assistance will be provided to qualified and approved applicants through subgrants for radiation response volunteer corps initiatives and may be used for infrastructure needs, outreach to and solicitation and credentialing of radiation professionals in the state, development of communication systems, and provision of training.

Review a one-page Fact Sheet and the full Request for Proposal on the CRCPD website.