RESEP, or the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, helps individuals who live (or lived) in areas where U.S. nuclear weapons testing occurred.

RESEP was created as a part of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) amendments of 2000 to help thousands of individuals diagnosed with cancer and other diseases caused by exposure to nuclear fallout or nuclear materials such as uranium.

The program awards grants to health care providers in the 12 states most affected by the Cold War’s nuclear weapons industry. The grantees serve radiation-exposed individuals and help them establish eligibility for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program.