CDC-RFA-DP19-1904: Technical Assistance to Increase Tobacco Cessation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2019 funds for Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) CDC-RFA-DP19-1904: Technical Assistance to Increase Tobacco Cessation. This funding opportunity will build on the successes achieved through the previous 2013 funding opportunity, DP 13-1316 Consortium for Tobacco Use Cessation Technical Assistance external icon.

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health seeks to continue to provide cessation-related technical assistance and training to CDC, state tobacco control programs and national and state partners on: (1) promoting health systems change; and (2) supporting state quitline capacity. Developing, implementing, and sustaining effective population-based cessation strategies can lead to an increase in the number of adult smokers in the United States who try to quit and who succeed in quitting.

This announcement will fund two distinct entities. Applicants may apply for either Component 1 or Component 2, but may not apply for both. Expected program outcomes include the following:

Short-term outcomes

Component 1

Increased knowledge/understanding of strategies to improve health systems’ identification of tobacco users, delivery of cessation services, and support of cessation interventions.

Component 2

Increased knowledge/understanding of strategies to increase state quitlines’ capacity, reach, impact, and sustainability.

Intermediate outcomes

Component 1

Increased adoption of health systems change strategies to promote and support cessation.

Component 2

Increased adoption of strategies to improve and sustain quitline services.

This NOFO is competitive and eligibility for applicants is unrestricted. This announcement is only for non-research activities supported by CDC. If research is proposed, the application will not be considered. For this purpose, research is defined at 42 CFR Ch. I (10–1–07 Edition), Part 52—Grants for Research Projectsexternal icon [PDF–121 KB]. Guidance on how CDC interprets the definition of research in the context of public health can be found at 45 CFR 46external icon.

Important Dates

Letter of Intent (requested, not required) emailed or postmarked by:
April 11, 2019
11:59 p.m. U.S. ET

Informational Conference Call
April 25, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. U.S. ET

CDC will conduct a conference call for all interested applicants to provide technical assistance and respond to any questions regarding this Notice of Funding Opportunity. The dial in information is (855) 644-0229, Participant passcode: 9227827#.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due May 13, 2019, 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET. Find information on how to apply at Grants.govexternal icon.

Award Notices:
Successful applicants will be notified in writing by CDC’s grants office at least 30 days prior to award date. Anticipated award date is no later than 09/30/2019.

Anticipated Start Date: Successful applicants can anticipate a project start date of September 30, 2019.

Answers to questions will be posted as they are received on a Frequently Asked Questions page.