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March 23, 2010: Due to technical problems, the application deadline was extend to Thursday, March 25, 2010, 12:00 midnight EDT. For details, please see full announcement of FOA DP10-003 on

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Office of the Secretary (OS): Recovery Act 2009 Limited Competition

Please see full announcement of FOA DP10-003 for details.

The CDC’s Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program announces the availability of funds from the ARRA 2009, Limited Competition: Prevention Research Centers Comparative Effectiveness Research PRC-CER Program. The purpose of this program is to support comparative effectiveness research (CER) on innovative public health strategies or interventions that assess the impact of policy and environmental interventions. Examples of innovation include (but are not limited to) adaptations of established health promotion or disease prevention interventions that have not previously been tested; testing of strategies or interventions in settings or populations (such as minorities or people with disabilities) that have not previously been the target for such interventions; testing novel combinations of adapted interventions; or testing traditional and nontraditional research designs (e.g., comparison of unplanned natural experiments using surveillance-based data).

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Recovery Act Spend Plan for this CDC program limits eligibility to applicants who have applied for and have been selected as Prevention Research Centers under CDC Program Announcement DP-09-001. That is, PRC-CER applications for funding must be from applicants who received a Notice of Award for Program Announcement DP-09-001.

Letters of Intent are required for this announcement and are due on or before February 22, 2010.

Applicationsare due on or before March 22, 2010.

Preapplication Webcast
An informational session will be held on February 17, 2010, from 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST.

Questions and Answers
Inquiries about this funding opportunity must be submitted by e-mail to Questions will be classified in one of three areas: scientific/research (program), peer review, and financial or grants management. Answers will be posted on a listserv. To join the listserv, send an e-mail to A document containing frequently asked questions is available on request.

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