CDC-RFA-DP18-1808: “Networking2Save”- CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health and Division of Cancer Prevention and Control announce the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2018 funds for Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) CDC-RFA-DP18-1808: “Networking2Save” – CDC’s National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations. This NOFO will fund a consortium of national networks to implement population-specific, public health-oriented strategies that impact the prevalence of commercial tobacco use and tobacco related cancers. Strategies and activities will focus on network administration and management; training and technical assistance; engagement of the target populations in national, state, tribal, territorial interventions; and mass reach health communications.

Target populations include the following groups: 1) African Americans; 2) American Indians/Alaskan Natives; 3) Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives; 4) Latinos/Hispanics; 5) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons; 6) Persons with low socioeconomic status; 7) Persons with mental health and substance abuse disorders; and 8). Geographically defined populations with high commercial tobacco use and related health disparities.

Expected program outcomes include the following:

  • Increased delivery of evidence-based interventions to reach and impact target populations;
  • Increased capacity of CDC-funded tobacco and cancer control programs in improving the collection and use of the target population data;
  • Increased comprehensive smokefree and comprehensive multiunit housing policies;
  • Increased retail strategies;
  • Increased quit attempts among target populations;
  • Increased physical activity among target populations;
  • Decreased incidence of advanced stage disease among the target populations; and
  • Increased cancer screening as recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce among target populations.

There is also a focus on promoting access to tobacco cessation services, cancer prevention, and treatment and survivor resources for populations experiencing disparities. This NOFO is competitive and eligibility for applicants is unrestricted. This announcement is only for non-research domestic activities supported by CDC. If research is proposed, the application will not be considered. Research for this purpose is defined in the document. Distinguishing Public Health Research and Public Health NonresearchCdc-pdfCdc-pdf[PDF–137 KB].

Important Dates

Letter of Intent due:
May 4, 2018:
11:59 p.m. U.S. ET

Conference Call
May 7, 2018 | 3:00 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 866.614.2256, Participant passcode: 3563920#. The call will also be recorded.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due June 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. U.S. ET, on

Anticipated Notice of Funding: Successful applicants can anticipate notice of funding around September 1, 2018.

Anticipated Start Date: Successful applicants can anticipate a project start date of September 30, 2018.