Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program
HRSA currently has nine programs that are funded through competitive grant awards under the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program. Three of these awards will end on August 31, 2013, prior to the end of the other six awards. HRSA intends to implement a non-competitive extension of the project period for the three grants that will end in 2013. This will allow improved data gathering from each of the grantees in the program, which will be used in a report for Congress that is mandated by the legislation authorizing the grant. In addition, the program will benefit from cost savings realized from having the program completed in a consolidated funding cycle.