Section 330A(e) of the Public Health Service Act, as Amended (42 U.S.C. 254c(e)) and Section 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, as Amended (42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2))
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is issuing a new single source award through the Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) screening grant program authority to Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) in Libby, Montana. A serious public health problem has been identified in Lincoln County, Montana, as residents in this rural community have been adversely affected by the asbestos released from a vermiculite mine. The asbestos-related diseases in which Lincoln County residents have been diagnosed include asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and others. The purpose of this demonstration grant would be to provide care management for Lincoln County residents with asbestos-related diseases. The grant will provide funds to support the coordination and payment of care for asbestos- related diseases among such entities as hospitals, clinics, specialty care providers, and others involved in the care and treatment of this service population.