Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – CDC-RFA-DP22-2203

National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Schools announces the availability of fiscal year 2022 funds under a new 5-year cooperative agreement, CDC-RFA-DP22-2203, National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors.  The purpose of this NOFO is to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and school staff in underserved and disproportionately affected communities. CDC Healthy Schools plans to fund four nationally recognized recipients with expertise and experience providing support to CDC-funded state education agencies, districts, schools, out-of-school time providers, and the organization’s constituents in the following priority areas:

Priority 1 – School Health Services: Strategies and activities support access to physical, behavioral, and mental health services for students, with emphasis on students with chronic health conditions.

Priority 2 – Emotional Well-Being: Strategies and activities support emotional well-being of students and staff.

Priority 3 – Healthy Out-of-School-Time: Strategies and activities support healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff in out-of-school time programs.

Priority 4 – School Administrator Support and Action for Healthy Schools: Strategies and activities support adoption of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model policies within districts and schools that address healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff.

Funded recipients will provide support through professional development and technical assistance, dissemination, partnerships, and implementation.

Expected outcomes to be achieved by the end of the 5-year period of performance include:

  • Increased use of CDC and other evidence-based tools and resources
  • Increased adoption and implementation of evidence-based school health policies, practices, and programs among state education agencies, districts, schools, and out-of-school time programs
  • Expansion of school-based mental health and health services
Important Information

How to Apply

To view the application package, visit the grants.govexternal icon forecasting site.

You may also go to grants.gov external iconand search for CDC-RFA-DP22-2203 to find the application package.

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

Applicants may only apply for, and will only be awarded for, one priority area.

CDC will provide feedback and technical assistance to recipients to finalize their work plan activities post-award.

Application Deadline

The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline is NOVEMBER 5, 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 JANUARY 10, 2022.

Recorded Information Call

The call starts at minute 13:40.

Replay Name: National Notice of Funding Opportunity Information Call
Replay Toll Free Phone Number: (866) 527-7991
Replay Toll Phone Number: +1 (203) 620-1724

Conference Id: 5154762
Participant Passcode: 42127644

Questions?

Please send questions to Melissa Fahrenbruch at eya6@cdc.gov .

For financial, awards management, or budget assistance, contact:

Stephanie Latham (Ayanna Williams is noted in NOFO. She is no longer with OGS),
Grants Management Specialist
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Grants Services

Address:
District at Columbia Campus
2920 Brandywine Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

Telephone:770-488-2917
Email: Fzv6@cdc.gov

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