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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) - financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funding (DP14-1419PPHF14)

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


For 15 years, the CDC REACH program has empowered community members in priority population groups to seek better health, help change local healthcare practices, and mobilize communities to implement evidence-based public health programs to reduce health disparities across a broad range of health conditions.

The REACH funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to strengthen existing capacity to implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based population-wide improvements in priority populations experiencing chronic disease disparities and associated risk factors and support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of strategies. This FOA will support effective implementation of existing policy, systems and environmental improvements, and offers opportunities for communities to take comprehensive action to address risk factors contributing to the most common and debilitating chronic conditions. These risk factors include tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and lack of access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction and management opportunities.

Two levels of funding will be awarded: Basic Implementation and Comprehensive Implementation. Basic Implementation applicants should be well positioned to address one risk factor with one racial and ethnic priority population group. These applicants, with CDC technical assistance, will have up to 6 months to finalize a three-year Community Action Plan (CAP). The awardee will strengthen their infrastructure and existing organizational and partnership capacities to ensure implementation activities begin within 30 days of CAP approval or no later than the start of Year 2. Comprehensive Implementation awardees are expected to immediately implement their CAP and require minimal CDC technical assistance. These awardees should address at least two risk factors with one or two racial / ethnic priority population groups.

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


Eligible applicants include:

  • Local governments or their bona fide agents
  • Public nonprofit organizations
  • Private nonprofit organizations
  • For profit organizations
  • Small, minority, women-owned businesses
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Community-based organizations
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Federally recognized or state recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments
  • American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organizations
  • Alaska Native health corporations
  • Urban Indian health organizations
  • Tribal epidemiology centers
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities

How to Apply

  • Select
  • Select 'Apply for Grants'
  • Select 'Step 1: Download a Grant Application
  • Insert the Funding Announcement Number in the appropriate search box: CDC-RFA-DP14-1419PPHF14.

Important Dates:

  • Informational Conference Call for Potential Applicants: CDC will conduct an informational conference call for interested applicants on Friday, May 30 from 3:30 – 5:30 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: 1-877-918-9241, participant code: 5073952.  
  • Application Deadline: July 22, 2014, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, on

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