Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

CDC-RFA-DP21-2101: Improving Epilepsy Education, Systems of Care, and Health Outcomes through National and Community Partnerships

In December 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Epilepsy Program announced the availability of fiscal year 2021 funds under a new 5-year cooperative agreement.

This NOFO aims to address four key areas:

  1. Improve the social environment for people with epilepsy.
  2. Strengthen the health system to improve epilepsy care.
  3. Foster connections between clinical services and community programs.
  4. Address social determinants of health (e.g., social isolation, food insecurity) to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy.

The NOFO is funding two components:

Component A: an organization that will provide services in at least 25 states. The organization funded to complete Component A strategies will address all of the NOFO content areas.

Component B:  1-3 organizations to work in specific geographic areas (e.g., community, state, region). The organization(s) funded to complete Component B strategies will address one to two content areas that match Component A.

Award Recipients

CDC received a record number of applications for this year’s NOFO.

The following organizations are funding recipients for FY2021-2026:

Component A:

  • The Epilepsy Foundation

Component B:

  • American Epilepsy Society
  • Epilepsy Association of Western & Central Pennsylvania
  • Epilepsy Foundation New England
  • National Association of School Nurses