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Funding Opportunity Announcement: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country – financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding (CDC-DP14-1421PPHF14)

May 29, 2014 Applicant Call Script


This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) offers support to prevent heart disease and prevent and manage type 2 diabetes and associated risk factors, such as tobacco use, physical inactivity, and unhealthy diet in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. Interventions that increase availability of traditional and other healthy foods and beverages, opportunities for physical activities, the elimination of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and culturally relevant health education are the foundations of this grant announcement.

There are two components to this FOA. 

Component 1 awardees will use a combination of effective community chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements to: (1) reduce use of commercial tobacco and decrease exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke; (2) increase access to and consumption of healthy food and beverages including fruits, vegetables, and water; 3) increase promotion of alternatives to less healthy foods and beverages that are high in sodium, added sugars and solid fats, and reduce total intake of discretionary calories, which include added sugars and solid fats; (4) increase support for breastfeeding; (5) increase opportunities for physical activity; (6) increase health literacy; and (7) strengthen team-based care and community-clinical linkages to promote health and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.  Awardees will customize effective environmental approaches for their communities to foster sustainability, broaden community and cross-sector partnerships, and demonstrate health improvements among the population(s) served by this award.  

Component 2 awardees will provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan native villages, and other tribal organizations, as appropriate, within their IHS Administrative Areas to promote effective community chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental improvements, as described in Component 1. 

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


Eligible applicants include:

  • Component 1:  American Indian Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages
  • Component 2:  American Indian or Alaskan Native Tribal Organizations

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Component 1 applicants must provide documentation of support in the form of an official letter from official tribal leadership, or a tribal resolution.

Component 2 applicants must provide official letters of support or resolutions from the American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages they intend to work with under the funding opportunity announcement, representing half plus one of the tribes/villages in their IHS administrative area. Access for more information on IHS Areas.

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-DP14-1421PPHF14.


Important Dates:

  • Informational Conference Call for Potential Applicants:   CDC will conduct an informational conference call for interested applicants on May 28, 2014 at 2:00 - 3:30 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: 1-800-779-8307, participant code: 3508689. 
  • Application Deadline: July 22, 2014, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, at
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