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Funding Opportunity Announcement: National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-RFA-DP14-1418)

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 30, 2014 Applicant Call Script


The National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support national organizations and their chapters/affiliates in building and strengthening communities’ abilities to implement community health improvement strategies. This FOA will allow awardees to build capacity for implementing community-level strategies that address the greatest predictors of chronic disease (i.e., heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity) namely, tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction and management opportunities. Additionally, awardees will work closely together to coordinate strategies and technical assistance to maximize their collective impact, increase national and local awareness of community health work, and ensure that identified communities are able to increase their capacity to achieve sustainable improvements. 

The FOA supports two categories of funding:

  • Category A - Community Capacity Building and Implementation – Awardees will use at least 75% of their annual award to identify, fund, monitor, and support two cohorts of 15-20 sub-recipients from among their chapters/affiliates. Selected chapters/affiliates will have 6-8 months to develop or strengthen their coalitions and examine community needs assessment data prior to implementing a 15-month locally-driven community action plan, or work plan, that addresses one (1) or more of the following chronic disease risk factors selected by their Category A national organization: tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, or lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, or management opportunities.  
  • Category B – Dissemination and Training – Awardees will develop and monitor the uptake and use of tools and trainings to support the capacity building and local community policy, system, and environmental improvements of Category A funded chapters/affiliates and their community coalitions.

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


Eligible applicants include: national organizations (nonprofit and for-profit organizations) that serve communities across the nation. Category A and B organizations must demonstrate evidence of having members, affiliates and/or chapters within twenty-five (25) or more U.S. states and territories by submitting a copy of their bylaws.

Organizational Capacity:

  • Category A applicants must demonstrate experience implementing community level improvements and provide evidence of community level health improvements the national organization and affiliates/chapters participated in.
  • Category B applicants must demonstrate experience providing training and technical assistance that built communities’ capacity to implement health improvement efforts.

National organizations may apply for one, but not both, of these categories.

Category A and B applicants must also provide supporting materials (e.g., media reports, news/magazine articles, op-eds, community newsletters) as evidence of possessing the following desired characteristics:  

  • Have historical credibility and influence in their targeted communities (i.e., has developed and/or participated in community coalitions, events, and other activities);
  • Possess the demonstrated ability to influence a national dialogue. (i.e., the organization has the ability to garner the attention and participation of national and local media, national organizations and audiences);
  • Have a variety of existing communication platforms (e.g., Websites, magazines, newsletters, etc.);
  • Have the demonstrated ability to leverage additional resources and partnerships (e.g., used non-FOA relationships and resources to  maximize the impact of organizational activities); and
  • Have the demonstrated ability to convene a national meeting.

How to Apply

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

  • Select
  • Select 'Apply for Grants'
  • Select 'Step 1: Download a Grant Application
  • Insert the Funding Announcement Number in the appropriate search box: CDC-RFA-DP14-1418.

Important Dates

  •  Informational Conference Call for Potential Applicants:   CDC will conduct an informational conference call for interested applicants on Friday, May 30 from 1:30 – 3:00 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: 1-888-955-8965, participant code: 9658383.  
  • Application Deadline: July 22, 2014 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, on
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