Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO) OE22-2202: Enhancing U.S. Clinical Laboratory Workforce Capacity
OE22-2202 is a three-year cooperative agreement (CoAg) managed by CDC’s Division of Laboratory Systems, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. Read and download the OE22-2202 Complete Packageexternal icon; use this document to locate page references in the information below.
Letter of Intent Deadline
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Participate in an Informational Conference Call for Potential Applicants
CDC will conduct one informational conference call for interested applicants on the following date and time:
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time
Use one of these conference call numbers:
- +1 669 254 5252
- +1 646 828 7666
- +1 669 216 1590
- +1 551 285 1373
Meeting ID: 160 604 8787
April 25, 2022, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time, to be submitted on www.grants.govexternal icon.
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement is intended to help CDC reach a larger proportion of clinical laboratory professionals and bridge, train, and sustain the laboratory community to support rapid, large-scale responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and other public health emergencies. This NOFO aims to support the following strategies to help build laboratory preparedness and response competencies among clinical laboratory professionals:
Bridge— strengthening essential links between clinical laboratory and public health laboratory training/continuing education professionals and staff at CDC
Train— developing and evaluating education and training resources for clinical laboratory professionals
Sustain— expanding the reach of CDC’s training and workforce development resources among the clinical laboratory community and promoting awareness of the laboratory profession to broader audiences
Successful outcomes of the work performed under this CoAg depend on:
- The capacity to expand the reach of training and workforce development resources among the clinical laboratory community across the US
- The ability to provide technical assistance and logistical support to CDC for training and workforce needs assessments
- The ability to develop and evaluate education and training resources for clinical laboratory professionals to be ready, respond, and lead others
- A history of successful partnerships, credibility, and influence among clinical laboratories and clinical laboratory staff
This NOFO is a full and open, unrestricted eligibility opportunity. Varying organizational types are eligible to apply. Read the announcementexternal icon for additional information.
This NOFO has an annual total award ceiling of approximately $1 million.
Budget period length: 12 months
Period of Performance: 3 years (September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2025)
The official notice of funding opportunity, which specifies the required attachments and all other documentation needed to apply, is available on the grants.gov website. To view the entire announcement and learn about the CDC application process, go to www.grants.govexternal icon.
For access to complete instructions on how to apply for this funding opportunity, visit www.grants.govexternal icon.