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Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas (RFA-DP17-1705)

Important Dates

Application Deadline - June 12, 2017, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on

Pre-application Call - April 26, 2017, 3:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time
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Questions and Answers

Answers to all individual inquiries submitted to will be posted, in the order they were received, weekly on this webpage.

At this time, only county-specific, geographic service area inquiries about how an underserved area is defined by this FOA, will receive a direct e-mail response from CDC.

This page provides information for applicants interested in applying for CDC-RFA-DP17-1705, Scaling the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Underserved Areas (DP17-1705). Information about the National DPP may be found here:

The intent of this five-year cooperative agreement is to further build out the National DPP infrastructure in currently underserved areas to ensure that all adults with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes have the opportunity to enroll in a CDC-recognized evidence-based lifestyle change program. Applicants must:

  • Be national or regional organizations with affiliate sites in at least three states
  • Have experience offering either the CDC-recognized lifestyle change program or another evidence-based behavior change program offered in a group setting
  • Have the capacity to enroll at least 1000 participants from both general and priority populations in underserved areas in year 1
  • Have experience either directly or through established partnerships working with priority populations including Medicare beneficiaries and at least one of the following: men, African-Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Pacific Islanders, and non-institutionalized people with visual impairments or physical disabilities.

This cooperative agreement requires recipients to plan and carry out activities that support all five of the following strategies.

  1. Increase the availability of CDC-recognized organizations in underserved areas
  2. Increase clinician screening, detection, and referral of adults with prediabetes or at high risk for type 2 diabetes to CDC-recognized organizations
  3. Increase awareness of prediabetes and enrollment in the lifestyle change program
  4. Increase retention rates for participants in the lifestyle change program
  5. Increase the number of employers and insurers who include the lifestyle change program as a covered benefit

Underserved Areas

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) funds the scaling of the National DPP in underserved areas. Underserved areas are counties or groups of contiguous counties that currently do not have any CDC-recognized organizations despite having a population of 10,000 or more people. It is recommended, but not required, that the underserved areas also have a diabetes prevalence rate of 9.5% or higher. The CDC Diabetes Prevention Recognition Program (DPRP) maintains a registry of all CDC-recognized organizations at: Applicants should review the registry to determine whether the geographic areas they propose to serve are already served by existing organizations. If so, applicants should select alternate geographic areas. If applicants require clarification or confirmation that proposed geographic service areas meet the definition of an underserved area, they should submit the proposed states and county names to the 1705 mailbox at: Please insert "Underserved Areas" in the subject line of these requests.

Partnership Opportunity -- Share Your Contact Information and Specialized Expertise

To facilitate potential collaborations between organizations applying for this funding opportunity and organizations with expertise in reaching/working with priority populations, CDC will post contact information voluntarily submitted by organizations offering such expertise. Please submit your contact information to Include "Partnership Opportunity" in the subject line, and in the body of the e-mail state your organization's name, point of contact, and specific expertise reaching one or more of the priority populations described in the FOA. CDC will post this information weekly in a PDF in the order in which it is received.

  • Page last reviewed: April 21, 2017
  • Page last updated: April 24, 2017
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    • National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation