Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epilepsy Program announces 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; and
  4. Address social determinants of health (e.g., social isolation, food insecurity, community-clinical linkages) to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy.

The NOFO will fund 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 through activities.

Important Information

How to Apply

To view the application package, visit the Opportunity Forecastexternal icon site.

You may also go to www.grants.govexternal icon and search for CDC-RFA-DP21-2101 to find the application package.

To apply for this funding opportunity, you must submit your application to www.grants.govexternal icon.


Application Deadline

The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline is March 8, 2021. This is requested, but optional. The purpose of an LOI is to allow CDC program staff to estimate the number of applications and plan for their review.

The Application deadline is April 12, 2021.


Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to commonly asked questions about this NOFO, please review our FAQ documentpdf icon[PDF – 312 KB]

This was last updated 3/3/21 and includes questions from the Informational Call held 2/24/21


Applicant Informational Call

The Applicant Informational Call was held 2/24/21.  The transcript is available here. pdf icon[PDF – 232 KB]