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State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes (CDC-RFA-DP18-1810)


The purpose of this non-research Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), State Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes (CDC-RFA-DP18-1810), is to assist States to decrease dental caries, oral health disparities, and other chronic diseases co-morbid with poor oral health. To accomplish this, recipients will implement school sealant programs (includes promoting adherence to infection prevention guidelines), support and increase access to community water fluoridation, conduct oral health surveillance, and optionally integrate oral health with other chronic disease programs (medical-dental integration). The NOFO is a 5-year cooperative agreement supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This application award opportunity is now closed. No more submissions will be accepted.

FAQs about CDC-RFA-DP18-1810

Note About Submissions

Applicants who are applying for both Components 1 and 2 should have a separate Project Narrative and budget for each. The Project Narrative has a 20-page limit for each component. However, when the application is submitted into, please submit both components as one package, and label each component so that CDC can distinguish between them.

Final Dates and Related Details

This application award opportunity is now closed. No more submissions will be accepted.


  1. On page 19 of the NOFO, the inclusion of the sentence “Rural schools are also eligible if their school district has a median income that is at or below 235% of the federal poverty level, as defined in section 673(2) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S. C. 9902(2)” is an error. The definition for the number of eligible schools with a sealant program (page 8 of NOFO and second bulleted item on activity 3 on page 11) includes all elementary and middle schools (grades 1 through 8) where 50% or more of student are on the Free and Reduced Meal Program with a sealant program.
  2. Clarification: The Project Narrative for Component 1 is to be no more than 20 pages. It should include sections for the following: Background, Approach, Applicant Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan, Organizational Capacity of Applicant to Implement the Approach, and Work Plan. If an application is submitted for Component 2, it may also have to up 20 pages and follow the same organizational structure.

Reference Documents

  • Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health

    Effective program evaluation is a systematic way to improve and account for public health actions by involving procedures that are useful, feasible, ethical, and accurate. The framework, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guides public health professionals in their use of program evaluation. It is a practical, nonprescriptive tool, designed to summarize and organize essential elements of program evaluation.

  • Logic models

    A logic model is a graphic depiction (road map) that presents the shared relationships among the resources, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact for your program. It depicts the relationship between your program’s activities and its intended effects.

  • ASTDD Evaluation and Quality Improvement Resources

    This is a link for evaluation tools and resources provided by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD).

  • Evaluation Plan Development

    This is a resource developed by CDC to help public health program managers, administrators, and evaluators develop an effective evaluation plan.

  • Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs: A Self-Study Guide

    This document is a “how to” guide for planning and implementing evaluation activities. The manual, based on CDC’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, is a resource for managers and staff of public, private, and community public health programs to plan, design, implement and use comprehensive evaluations in a practical way.