Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CDC Funding Opportunities

Three more community prevention grant opportunities have been posted by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) (five thus far).  One more obesity-related funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is expected this week.  All relevant information on the grants is accessible through the following linkNote the different dates and times for potential applicant conference calls. 
  • Diabetes Prevention - State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke, financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund.  A total of 18-22 awards are available, totaling $280 million over four years, with an average annual award of $3 million.  "Funds will be used to support environmental and system approaches to promote health, support and reinforce healthful behaviors, and build support for lifestyle improvements... and also support health system interventions and community-clinical linkages that focus on the general population and priority populations."  No letters of intent required, and applications are due by July 22nd.  An informational conference call is scheduled for Thursday, May 29th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (EDT).  Call-in number: 1-877-784-3233, passcode: 9833862. 
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country, also financed by the Prevention Fund.  Approximately 24 awards are available for a five year program with two types of awards averaging $325,000 and $850,000 annually.  "The primary purpose of this funding is to establish or strengthen and broaden the reach and impact of effective chronic disease prevention programs that improve the health of tribal members and communities... {through} a combination of policy and environmental approaches, community clinical linkages and health system interventions.  No letters of intent required, and applications are due by July 23rd.  An informational conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28th,  2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (EDT).  Call-in number: 1-800-779-8307, passcode: 3508689.  
  • Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH), financed in part by the Prevention Fund.  Funding is available for the three year initiative for 15-20 basic implementation (average annual award $400,000) and 30-40 comprehensive implementation (average annual award $800,000) grants.  Funds will be used to strengthen "existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based, policy, systems, and environmental improvements in priority populations experiencing disparities in chronic diseases and associated risk factors."  Letters of intent are due on June 6th and applications on July 22nd.  An informational conference call is scheduled for Friday, May 30th, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. (EDT).  Call-in number: 1-877-918-9241, passcode: 5073952. {note - this is updated call-in information, changed from the FOA}   
  • Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH), included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014.  The program will provide $50 million/year through 30 to 40 cooperative agreements for three years through "evidence- and practice-based strategies to create or strengthen healthy environments that make it easier for people to make healthy choices and take charge of their health.  Grantees will include governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations and projects will serve  large cities and urban counties, small cities and counties, American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages."  Annual awards will range from $100,000 to $4 million a year.  Letters of Intent are due on June 5thand applications on July 22nd.  An informational conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28th, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (EDT). Call-in number: 888-324-7573, passcode: 5878439. 
  • National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Preventionproviding $10 million/year for three years "to support four to eight national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening community infrastructure to implement population-based strategies to improve the health of communities."  Two types of projects will be funded: community capacity building and implementation awards, aimed at supporting locally driven planning and action among selected chapters/affiliates; and dissemination and training awards, aimed at providing tools and trainings to support funded chapters/affiliates and their community coalitions in improving local policies, systems, and environments."  Letters of Intent are due on June 5th and applications onJuly 22nd.  An informational conference call is scheduled for FridayMay 30th, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (EDT).  Call-in number: 888-955-8965, passcode: 9658383.

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