Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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).

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

  • Visit Search page
  • 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

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.

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

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. logo