Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are grants and cooperative agreements?

A. Grants and cooperative agreements are forms of financial assistance to organizations to support a public purpose. The amounts and duration of financial assistance will vary. A cooperative agreements includes substantial participation on the part of the CDC and activities are published in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Q. How can I view CDC Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)?

A. To access CDC’s latest grant and cooperative agreements opportunities:

  • Visit Grants.gov Search pageexternal icon
  • Select the relevant Opportunity Status, Funding Instrument Type, Eligibility, and Category
  • In the Agency field, first select the “+” next to All Departments of Health and Human Services, then select the boxes next to the two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention entries
  • Review results and select the Funding Opportunity # for more information

Q. What kinds of grants and cooperative agreements does CDC fund?

A. CDC uses grants and cooperative agreements to promote its mission of health promotion and prevention. This includes programs involving laboratory research , health information programs, surveillance, and preparedness.

Q. Can you tell me who the recipient is for a particular Notice of Funding Opportunity (NoFO)?

A. You may contact CDC’s Freedom of Information Act Office to formally request this information.

Q. How does CDC get its funding?

A. CDC receives funding through the budget and appropriation process. Congress is responsible for passing appropriation legislation. The authority for Congress to legislate and appropriate arises from the U.S. Constitution. For information on the CDC budget process, please visit our budget information page.

Q. What is CDC’s Risk Management Framework?

A. The Risk Management Framework is a consistent approach for identifying and mitigating the financial, operational, and compliance risks of grants. For more information, please refer to the fact sheet, CDC’s Risk Management Frameworkpdf icon.

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Page last reviewed: July 13, 2018