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CDC/NIOSH: National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research and Translation


The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for a National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research and Translation.

Donor Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

State: All States

County: All Counties

U.S. Territory: American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 11/01/2023

Size of the Grant: $5,750,000

Grant Duration: 5 years


This funding opportunity provides support for a National Center for Construction Safety and Health Research and Translation (National Construction Center) to address the significant and varied burden of work-related injuries and illnesses in the U.S. construction industry. The NIOSH National Construction Center serves as a national leader in construction research, implementation, and dissemination of scientific discoveries to benefit construction workers by working to prevent or reduce work-related injuries and illnesses. The NIOSH National Construction Center recipient will address both regional and national construction worker safety and health issues and prioritize the creation, dissemination, and widespread use of evidence-based solutions to address the most critical safety and health problems in the construction industry. Furthermore, the NIOSH National Construction Center will establish a publicly accessible online repository for research data, indicators, and research-to-practice materials and products. The overarching goal of the National Construction Center is to reduce adverse construction worker health and safety outcomes by studying, developing, and implementing evidence based practices and solutions.

To effectively address the purpose and scope of this NOFO, the following required components will enable the Center to cohesively address established goals and objectives for providing impact:

  • Planning, Administration, and Evaluation Core
  • Construction Industry Data and Statistical Core
  • Communication, Outreach, and Education Core
  • Research-to-Practice Core Applied Research Projects (collectively, the Applied Research Core)

Strategic Goals

The NIOSH Strategic Plan for 2019-2026 identifies strategic and intermediate goals for the NIOSH research portfolio. The strategic goals listed below represent the major health and safety issues facing the U.S. workforce and are the broad focus areas for this funding opportunity. The NIOSH Construction Program has highlighted components of the NIOSH Strategic Plan for the purposes of prioritizing work within NIOSH – the priority areas are:

  • Preventing harmful noise exposure
  • Reducing occupational musculoskeletal disorders
  • Reducing occupational respiratory diseases
  • Improving workplace safety to reduce traumatic injuries from events such as falls from elevation and struck-by incidents
  • Promoting safe and healthy workplaces, including use of Total Worker Health approaches, to address adverse mental health outcomes and issues related to harmful substance use.

Funding Information

  • Estimated Total Funding: $5.75 million
  • Award Ceiling: $5,750,000
  • Award Floor: $3,000,000

Project Period

The total project period for an application submitted in response to this NOFO may not exceed 5 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Higher Education Institutions

  • Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
  • Private Institutions of Higher Education

The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education:

  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)

Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education

  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)

For-Profit Organizations

  • Small Businesses
  • For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses)


  • State Governments
  • County Governments
  • City or Township Governments
  • Special District Governments
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)

Federal Government

  • Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
  • U.S. Territory or Possession


  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations

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