Expanding the National Approach to Chronic Disease Education and Awareness — CDC-RFA-DP21-2112

Deadline for Applications: June 21, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. EST

Expanding the National Approach to Chronic Disease Education and Awareness (CDC-RFA-DP21-2112) is a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for a 3-year grant to be supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Approximately $1,300,000 is available for annual funding. CDC anticipates making up to 4 awards ranging from $200,000 – $400,000. The grant’s period of performance is from September 30, 2021 – September 29, 2024, pending continued funding.

The purpose of the NOFO is to expand and advance CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) work with stakeholders and partners on education, outreach, and public awareness activities for a variety of chronic diseases, for which there is a clear disparity in public and professional awareness, that are not currently funded through a direct FY21 CDC appropriations line. Applicants will propose a chronic disease and implement strategies and activities that have the potential to strengthen the science base for prevention, education, and public health awareness that could lead to evidence-based public health interventions to make meaningful improvements in patient outcomes. Recipients will enhance NCCDPHP’s public health impact by implementing the following strategies related to their proposed chronic disease:

  1. Data dissemination activities that support awareness for public health professionals
  2. Develop data collection tools to fill information gaps
  3. Educational activities supporting public awareness
  4. Educational activities supporting health professional screening, referral, and treatment and/or management.

The applicant must propose a single chronic disease to focus on during the life of the grant. The proposed chronic disease must meet the definition of a chronic disease. A chronic disease is defined broadly as a condition that lasts 1 year or more and requires ongoing medical attention or limits activities of daily living or both. The proposed chronic disease cannot be one of the following chronic diseases: Arthritis, Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Lupus, and Chronic Kidney Disease, or any other chronic disease with a dedicated funding line in the FY 2021 Appropriations Act, as described on CDC’s FY 2021 operating budget plan found here: https://www.cdc.gov/budget/documents/fy2021/fy-2021-cdc-operating- plan.pdf pdf icon[PDF – 334KB].

Collecting and disseminating reliable information on the impacts of chronic diseases is necessary to shape effective, evidence-based clinical and population-level approaches for public health impact and health equity. CDC will be hosting an information call on April 29, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET for those interested in submitting an application. 1-888-942-8140, Participant Passcode: 1121992

A letter of intent to apply for funding is requested, but not required. The purpose of a letter of intent is to allow CDC program staff to estimate the number of, and plan for the review of, submitted applications. Include in your letter of intent the chronic disease you will be proposing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, submit your letter of intent via email, no later than May 14, 2021 to:

Kurt Greenlund, Ph.D.
Chief, Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch
Division of Population Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention