High Obesity Program

CDC funds 15 land grant universities to work with community extension services to increase access to healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity in counties that have more than 40% of adults with obesity.

View information about current HOP recipients and learn more about the past High Obesity Program. View the original HOP funding opportunity announcementexternal icon and review Frequently Asked Questions about the NOFO.

Download the FY2018 Recipientpdf icon [PDF-234KB] HOP map to learn more about chronic disease prevention investments.

For current HOP Recipients: Implementation GuidanceCdc-pdf pdf icon[PDF-17.4MB]

Infographic: Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas pdf icon[PDF-1.16MB]

Learn more about the HOP program in Preventing Chronic Disease (see summary pdf icon[PDF – 600 KB] for more details).

List of High Obesity Program recipients by state, includes counties and fiscal year 2019 funding amounts.
State Recipient Counties Working In FY2019 Funding Amount* Profiles
Alabama Auburn University (Auburn) Escambia, Monroe, Barbour, Bullock, Conecuh, Macon, Dallas, Greene, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox $1,212,120 Profile
Arkansas University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (Little Rock) Chicot, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, St. Francis $844,492 Profile
Georgia University of Georgia (Athens) Calhoun, Clay, Dooly, Stewart, Taliaferro $905,777 Profile
Kentucky University of Kentucky (Lexington) Martin $555,000 Profile
Louisiana Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) Claiborne, Madison, Tensas, East Carroll, Morehouse, St. Helena, Assumption $1,147,543 Profile
Mississippi Mississippi State University Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, Washington  $1,211,640 Profile
North Dakota North Dakota State University (Fargo) Sioux, Rolette $631,313 Profile
Oklahoma Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) Adair, Muskogee $515,850 Profile
South Carolina Clemson University (Clemson) Lee, Hampton, Marion $928,424 Profile
South Dakota South Dakota State University (Brookings) Buffalo, Ziebach $555,063 Profile
Tennessee The University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Hardeman $555,372 Profile
Texas Texas A&M (College Station) Hudspeth, Maverick, Starr, Webb $1,150,233 Profile
Virginia Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg) Petersburg $555,000 Profile
West Virginia West Virginia University (Morgantown) Clay, McDowell $611,554 Profile
Wisconsin University of Wisconsin (Madison) Menominee $582,668 Profile

* 14 out of 15 awards include supplemental funding for Farm to School activities