New 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

CDC-RFA-DP23-0007: Building capacity for implementing evidence-based epilepsy self-management supports in health care settings

The CDC Epilepsy Program announces a new 5-year, non-research cooperative agreement, pending the availability of funds in fiscal year 2023.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supplements previous CDC funding opportunity announcements DP16-1602 and DP21-2101 aimed at building social service agency capacity for delivering self-management supports through community-based organizations.

This NOFO is designed to build health care system capacity to deliver evidence-based self-management supports (e.g., evidence-based epilepsy self-management programs) through health care settings (e.g., epilepsy center clinics), to address gaps in delivering these types of services to people with epilepsy.

The NOFO includes an additional component delivering expert technical assistance and training in health care system change strategies (e.g., chronic care model learning collaboratives, quality improvement) to enhance outcomes.

Key outcomes include more effective interventions in health care settings, increased patient referrals, increased participation in interventions, improved health and quality of life, and decreased health care utilization.

Important Information

How to Apply

You may download the NOFO text here.

To view the application package, visit the Opportunity Forecast site.

You may also go to and search for CDC-RFA-DP23-0007 to find the application package.

To apply for this funding opportunity, you must submit your application to

Applicants who are new to federal grants are encouraged to start this process early, because the required registrations may take weeks to process.

Application Deadline

Applications are due April 17, 2023

Letters of intent (LOIs) are optional, but appreciated by March 21, 2023.  These help the program plan for the application review process. Check the full announcement for details on what to include in the LOI.

 Applicant Informational Call

An Informational Call was held March 8, 2023.

Review the call transcript and accompanying slides.

Review the NOFO FAQs, which will be updated as additional questions are answered.

Check the full announcement for more details.