DP-23-0011: CDC's National Asian Language Tobacco Quitline

What to know

The CDC Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) announces the availability of funds to implement DP-23-0011, National Asian Language Tobacco Quitline. This award is a continuation of funds intended only for previously awarded recipients under CDC-RFA-DP-23-0011. Get important dates and answers to previously asked questions.

Important dates


Applications were due on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 11:59 P.M. ET.

Anticipated start date

This continuation of funds will begin on April 29, 2024.


This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will award one applicant to operate and promote a linguistically and culturally appropriate nationwide quitline service for individuals who use commercial tobacco products and predominantly speak Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, or Vietnamese (CKV) languages. NOFO strategies include the following:

  • Improving quitline infrastructure to ensure efficiency and capacity
  • Enhancing quitline sustainability
  • Leveraging partnerships and expanding reach and range of available quit support services through the quitline
  • Conducting strategic efforts to increase use of available quit support services through the quitline
  • Conducting surveillance and evaluation activities for quitline services


This award will be a continuation of funds intended only for recipients previously awarded under CDC-RFA-DP-23-0011.

Frequently asked questions

Is a letter of intent required?

A letter of intent is not requested or required as part of the application for this NOFO.

What exactly does “increased quit attempts” mean from year to year when the budget is flat?

CDC will work with the recipient to operationalize and further define each performance measure. Guidance will be provided prior to the first year of reporting.

Is it okay to propose an activity that is not included in the NOFO?

CDC expects applicants to address all of the strategies and activities included in the NOFO. Any other proposed strategies and activities must be in alignment with the NOFO logic model and should have appropriate performance measures.

Are resumes required for staff positions that are not being funded by the NOFO?

Yes, resumes are required for a quitline manager, a medical director, and any other adequate supervisory and program staff with sufficient work capacity and competence to ensure successful, sustained delivery of evidence-based, effective, efficient, and linguistically and culturally competent quitline services.