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SRCP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, announces the opportunity to apply for funds for the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program.

The purpose of this program is to reduce sodium intake to limits recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. Because the majority of sodium that people consume is already present in foods before purchase or preparation, reducing sodium intake may require increased availability and accessibility of lower sodium items. Because community-wide efforts to reduce sodium intake are relatively new, more practice-based evidence would support identification and refinement of effective strategies. Therefore, this program aims to increase access to lower sodium food in communities and to simultaneously continue to build practice-based evidence around effective population-based strategies to reduce sodium consumption.

Sodium reduction is a priority for CDC. For more information about broad agency efforts related to sodium reduction, please see CDC's Salt website. In 2010, CDC began funding the Sodium Reduction in Communities Program, a demonstration project in six communities aimed at decreasing sodium consumption and increasing the evidence around effective population-based sodium reduction strategies. Funded SRCP communities implemented varied strategies to increase the availability and accessibility of healthier foods in schools, restaurants, hospitals, congregate settings, grocery stores, convenience stores, and government and private worksites. More information about SRCP can be found at

The first two years of the sodium reduction demonstration project in six communities have shown that a variety of community-level interventions have improved the availability of and access to lower sodium foods. An overview of the lessons learned from the planning and early implementation stages of the SRCP initiatives can be found at [PDF-819K].

Building on lessons learned from various CDC programs including, but not limited to, Sodium Reduction in Communities, the National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, Community Transformation Grants, Communities Putting Prevention to Work, and other CDC cooperative agreements (particularly from the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, applicants will propose to implement and evaluate focused strategies to reduce sodium consumption.

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Critical Dates

  • Letter of Intent Deadline Date (must be postmarked by): May 20, 2013
  • Application Deadline Date: June 18, 2013, 11:59 PM. U.S. Eastern Time, on
  • Potential applicant conference calls: CDC will conduct a conference call for all interested applicants to provide technical assistance and respond to any questions regarding the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) process. Conference call lines are limited so we encourage those who can to call in from one location. The call-in information is: 877-934-5134; Passcode: 45641947. The call will take place on: May 13, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time. The call will not be recorded; however questions will be posted at

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

  1. Go to
  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-DP13-1301