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HOP (1809)

NEW! CDC-RFA-DP18-1809: High Obesity Program – Applications for Funding DUE July 9, 2018

CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1809: High Obesity Program. This five-year program will fund land grant universities to leverage community extension services to implement evidence-based strategies that increase access to places that provide healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity in counties with an adult obesity rate of over 40%.

Applications are due no later than JULY 9, 2018. For more details and information about applying, see the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) on

Funding is for a 5 year project period, pending the continued availability of funding. Approximately 14 projects will be supported by this funding, with average yearly funding level expected to be approximately $800,000.

Important Dates

  • Conference Call for Potential Applicants: May 23, 2018; 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Letter of Intent DUE: June 7, 2018
  • Applications DUE: July 9, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Project Period Starts: 9/29/2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to questions about applying for funding under CDC-RFA-DP18-1809: High Obesity Program: NOFO FAQs. The FAQs will be updated frequently throughout the application process. Questions from potential applicants should be sent to

Conference Call for Potential Applicants

CDC will host a conference call for potential applicants to CDC-RFA-DP18-1809: High Obesity Program (HOP). This call is designed to improve applicant knowledge of the purpose of the funding and to review the details for submitting applications, as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions related to the funding opportunity. Details of the call are:

  • Date: May 23, 2018
  • Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Download the Informational Call Transcript [PDF-256KB]

Sign up for notifications

Applicants must go to the synopsis page of this announcement at and click the “Subscribe” button to ensure they receive notifications of any changes to CDC-RFA-DP18-1809. If not already registered, applicants will be prompted to create a account.