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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) (CDC-RFA-DP14-1417)

Due to issues with receipt, it has been determined that if a Letter of Intent is submitted by an organization at any time, then the application from that organization will be accepted for consideration.

For the amendment dated July 18, 2014, has posted that the minor changes that have been made to this FOA as a result of this amendment do not require the applicant to download a new application package as indicated by the automated message generated by

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May 28, 2014 Applicant Call Script


The Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) funding opportunity announcement supports implementation of evidenced- and practice-based strategies that address previously-identified community gaps and needs within a defined jurisdiction to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and related risk factors.  In order to reduce heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity, population-based strategies should have both broad reach and moderate to large effects on the following chronic disease risk factors: tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction and management opportunities.  Applicants are required to target special efforts toward priority populations at disproportionate risk for chronic diseases or conditions.   

PICH will provide funding to a variety of governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, including school districts, local housing authorities, local Transportation Authorities, local public health offices and American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to work through multi-sectoral community coalitions that represent one of 3 designated geographic areas:

  • Large Cities and Urban Counties (with populations of 500,000 or more),
  • Small Cities and Counties, including those in rural areas (with populations between 50,000-499,999),
  • American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages and tribal organizations.

The 3-year project is expected to be awarded on September 30, 2014.


Eligible applicants include:

Government Organizations or their bona fide agents:

  • Local public health offices
  • American Indian tribes or Alaskan Native villages
  • Local Housing Authorities
  • School districts
  • Local Transportation Authorities

Non-government Organizations:

  • Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)
  • Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education)

How to Apply

The official Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be found at To access the announcement and application package:

  1. Select
  2. Select 'Apply for Grants'
  3. Select 'Step 1: Download a Grant Application
  4. Insert the Funding Announcement Number in the appropriate search box: CDC-RFA-DP14-1417


Important Dates:

  •  Informational Conference Call for Potential Applicants:   CDC will conduct an informational conference call for interested applicants on Wednesday, May 28 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.  Conference call lines are limited so we encourage those who can to call in from one location.  The call-in information is:  Bridge Line telephone: 1-888-324-7573, participant code: 5878439.  
  • Application Deadline: July 22, 2014, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, at

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