Sunday, April 27, 2008

CDC Issues Grant Opportunity

CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adult and Community Health, have FY 2008 funds available to help national organizations establish national programs to promote healthy communities and prevent chronic diseases.

In order to achieve these goals, the grants will be awarded for two general categories. Category A will provide funding and technical assistance to local affiliates/chapters in local community settings. Category B will promote electronic communication, technical assistance, disseminate tools and resources, develop policy-related products, and create training opportunities focusing on disease prevention related to arthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and tobacco use.

The grantees in Category B will create, update, publicize, and maintain electronic services and other communication venues to inform the targeted constituency, relevant stakeholders, and the general public on systems and current chronic disease and health promotion activities.

Eligible applicants include national organizations with state health departments and their affiliates that serve city and county health departments or community affiliates, and others that operate nationally within the U.S. and have offices in the U.S.

Applicants can propose activities in either Category A or Category B or both. If applying for both categories, a separate application must be submitted for each category. There will be 2-5 awards in Category A and 1-3 awards in Category B.

The closing date for the applications is June 16, 2008 with the award anticipated to be made on September 30, 2008. Approximate current fiscal year funding range will be from $3,400,000 to $5,750,000. The approximate total project period funding range will be $9,300,000 to $20,000,000 based on funds available.

For more information on CDC-RFA-DP08-812, go to or go to