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CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support is pleased to announce that a new notice of funding opportunity, CDC-RFA-OT18-1803: Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement, has been published on

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  • Statewide Consumer Network Program (FOA #: SM-18-008)3/2/2018 11:27:00 AMDEADLINE: Monday, April 23, 2018. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Statewide Consumer Network Program grants (Short Title: SCN). The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are underserved and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial, and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD) ; sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; and individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system
  • Sudden Unexpected Infant (SUID) Death Cast Registry (FOA #: CDC-RFA-DP18-1806)2/22/2018 11:10:00 AMDEADLINE: TUESDAY, February 27, 2018. Recipients will strengthen Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID)/Sudden Death in the Young (SDY) surveillance by following the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (NCFRP) protocols and by collaborating with death investigation systems. Required activities: identify all SUID/SDY cases, compile case information, conduct multidisciplinary case reviews, categorize cases using established criteria, improve data quality/timeliness, disseminate data for prevention, and identify risk factors. Applicants of the SDY optional expanded component must demonstrate that they have the necessary collaborations outlined in this funding announcement. Project period outcomes: complete, comprehensive, population-based SUID/SDY surveillance dataset; category-specific SUID/SDY incidence; and surveillance data use to inform prevention and health promotion strategies: to improve policies and practices of systems serving families; to increase community awareness; and to increase use of standardized case investigation practices. Point of Contact: Walter Smutz;
  • Research Evaluation of Management of Opioids to Reduce Adult Falls (FOA #: RFA-CE-18-004)2/22/2018 10:48:00 AMDEADLINE: FRIDAY, March 23, 2018. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of medication tapering and/or discontinuation strategies to reduce falls and unintentional injury among older adults. The research will advance knowledge about how health professionals can improve prescribing practices for medications in which the risks may outweigh the benefits, contributing to falls, overdose, and other injuries in community dwelling older adults. Point of Contact: Daniel Holcomb;
  • State Public Health Approaches to Addressing Arthritis (FOA #: CDC-RFA-DP18-1803)2/22/2018 10:44:00 AMDEADLINE: MONDAY, April 2, 2017. This 5-year funding opportunity is intended to leverage existing partnerships, systems and resources to establish complementary community and healthcare provider approaches to improve arthritis management and reduce arthritis burden. This NOFO is expected to result in awards for 12-15 state programs addressing arthritis management using the strategies and approaches described throughout the NOFO. Up to one award will be made per state. Point of Contact: Margaret Kaniewski;
  • Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention (FOA #: CDC-RFA-PS18-1807)2/22/2018 10:38:00 AMDEADLINE: FRIDAY, April 13, 2018. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposes to allocate funds to implement Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) PS18-1807, & Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention. The project period will be 5 years, with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated award date of August 1, 2018. This NOFO will provide support for education agencies and NGOs to help school districts and schools develop and implement sustainable program activities to: 1) Reduce HIV infection and other STDs among adolescents; and 2) Reduce disparities in risk for HIV infection and other STD infection. Throughout the 5-year cooperative agreement, awardees will conduct activities demonstrated to improve the health of middle school and high school students by collection and use of quality surveillance data, the implementation of effective prevention practices, and demonstration and evaluation of innovative strategies within their jurisdictions. Point of Contact: John Canfield;
  • Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) (FOA #: PAR-17-464)2/22/2018 10:36:00 AMDEADLINE: SATURDAY, April 14, 2018. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities. Point of Contact: Finding Help Online: (preferred method of contact). Telephone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free)
  • National Partnerships to Promote Cancer Surveillance Standards (FOA #:CDC-RFA-DP18-1802)2/22/2018 10:32:00 AMDEADLINE: FRIDAY, April 20, 2018. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supports a variety of activities in health departments and organizations aimed at preventing and controlling cancer, the second leading cause of death in US men and women. CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) has supported successful partnerships with national organizations to define standardized practices in U.S. cancer surveillance and assure and complete, timely, and high-quality data for the official federal U.S. Cancer Statistics. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to build strong partnerships among national organizations involved directly in cancer surveillance in order to enhance the data quality and operational efficiency of CDC and National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Point of Contact: Loria Pollack;
  • Research Grants for Primary or Secondary Prevention of Opioid Overdose (FOA #: RFA-CE-18-006)2/22/2018 10:26:00 AMDEADLINE: TUESDAY, May 1, 2018. The awards pursuant to this Notice of Funding Opportunity are contingent upon the availability of funds. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance our understanding about what works to prevent overdose from prescription and illicit opioids by developing and piloting, or rigorously evaluating novel primary or secondary prevention interventions. Point of Contact: Sue Neurath,; 770-488-3368
  • Improving Standard Immunization Practices Among Healthcare Providers (FOA #: CDC-RFA-IP18-1803PPHF18)2/22/2018 10:17:00 AMDEADLINE: FRIDAY, May 18, 2018. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to conduct activities to promote and support vaccination services within the pharmacy setting. Activities include, but are not limited to: - Education/Outreach to pharmacists about current pediatric, adolescent, and adult immunization recommendations and proper vaccine administration - Facilitation of communication and exchange of information between pharmacists and providers and public health programs -Quality Improvement efforts -Improved immunization documentation through use of immunization information systems and data sharing -Coordination with public health preparedness and immunization programs to establish formalized agreements for pandemic vaccine program readiness and response By the end of the project, the awardee is expected to disseminate and promote best practices/successes to a national audience of healthcare providers, including both pharmacists and other healthcare providers. Point of Contact: Toscha Stanley;; 404-639-6248
  • Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health Outcomes (FOA #: CDC-RFA-DP18-1811)2/22/2018 10:11:00 AMDEADLINE: SATURDAY, May 19, 2018. The Partner Actions to Improve Oral Health program is a five-year competitive renewal to continue CDC investment in and support of oral health promotion and disease prevention programs. The purpose is to build the strength and effectiveness of state oral health programs recipients to prevent and control oral diseases and related conditions. The proposed program will replace and build upon FOA 13-1313 [FY2013-FY2018]. Successful implementation and execution of the NOFO strategies will result in decreases in dental caries, oral health disparities, and co-morbid chronic diseases. Point of Contact: Marcia Parker; ; 770-488-6075
  • Promoting Disease Prevention by Collaboration with Targeted Stakeholders (FOA#: CDC-RFA-IP18-1804)2/22/2018 10:07:00 AMDEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018. The purpose of this NOFO is to provide support for: Communication and education activities to promote and maintain accurate information about vaccines among stakeholders and the general public Education of USDA/WIC staff about the latest vaccine recommendations and vaccine access points to facilitate vaccination referrals to WIC participants Education of elementary school students, as well as their parents and teachers, to increase awareness about the seriousness of influenza and the importance of annual vaccination among these audiences, with the intent of increasing vaccination coverage. Point of Contact: Achal Bhatt;; 404-639-8588
  • Injury Control Research Centers (FOA #: RFA-CE-19-001)2/22/2018 9:29:00 AMDEADLINE: MONDAY, August 6, 2018. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) grants. These centers will conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries and violence that support NCIPC and priorities and mission. Point of Contact: Sue Neurath;
  • Capacity Building Assistance for High Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration (FOA #: CDC-RFA-PS19-1904)2/22/2018 9:17:00 AMDEADLINE: SATURDAY, October 20, 2018. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is seeking applications from qualified organizations for Injury Control Research Center (ICRC) grants. These centers will conduct high quality research and help translate scientific discoveries into practice for the prevention and control of fatal and nonfatal injuries and violence that support NCIPC and priorities and mission. Point of Contact: Dadera Moore; ; 404-639-5244
  • Tribal Practices for Wellness in Indian Country (FOA #: CDC-RFA-DP18-1812PPHF18)2/16/2018 6:34:00 AMDEADLINE: Tuesday, February 20, 2018. American Indians and Alaska Natives have higher rates of chronic disease than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. They have highest prevalence of diabetes, have higher heart disease and stroke death rates, are more likely to be obese and smoke cigarettes. Despite these health challenges, American Indians and Alaska Natives have a number of inherent strengths developed as a result of time, history, and adversity, including unique tribal languages and cultures, and use of these resources to foster community and cultural connections. Connection to place, history, culture, and spiritual strength all create opportunities for wellness that can be drawn upon to overcome these challenges. Culture is the root of American Indian and Alaska Native identities – culture incorporates aspects of living, interpersonal and communal relationships, communication, worldviews, traditional customs, and spirituality. Tribal leaders have discussed the importance of investing in tribal practices and cultural traditions as they have supported good health and wellness in tribal populations for generations. Point of Contact: Mary Hall
  • Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Serious Mental Illness and Homelessness (FOA #: SM-18-014)2/16/2018 6:27:00 AMDEADLINE: FRIDAY, March 9, 2018. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants under its Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program. The money will be used to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness. SAMHSA expects to make as many as 16 grants of up to $500,000 or $1 million annually, depending on the grantee. The grants will be awarded for up to five years and are subject to availability of funds. All applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health's electronic Research Administration (eRA) Commons in order to submit an application. This process takes up to six weeks. If you believe you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you must start the registration process immediately. Do not wait to start this process. If your organization is not registered or you do not have an active eRA Commons account by the deadline, the application will not be accepted. Applicants must also register with the System for Award Management,, and Point of Contact: Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Maia Banks-Scheetz at (240) 276-1969 or For questions on grants management and budget issues please contact Gwendolyn Simpson at (240) 276-1408 or
  • NCHHSTP Public Health Conference Support (FOA #: SM-18-014)2/16/2018 6:25:00 AMDEADLINE: Friday, March 16, 2018. Limited resources for disseminating the latest health information and fostering community collaboration and partnerships impedes efforts to effectively reach and impact at-risk populations and persons serving them, thereby reducing the effectiveness of prevention and treatment efforts. In an effort to ease this burden, the purpose of this program is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences focusing on topics that support CDC's goals and recommendations related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, STDs, TB, and/or adolescent and school health. Point of Contact: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: Gustavo Aquino
  • Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement2/16/2018 6:23:00 AMDEADLINE: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 11:59pm ET. CDC announces a new cooperative agreement (CoAg) for eligible federally recognized tribes and tribally designated organizations to strengthen and improve the public health infrastructure and performance of tribal public health systems. The intent of this program is to assist Tribal entities in strengthening tribal public health leadership and workforce; improving access to tribal-specific data and analytics; developing/adapting evidence-based/informed programs, services, and resources; and improve public health policies and organizational practices that increase the sustainability of the collective tribal public health system. Ultimately, this CoAg aims to 1) advance capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats; 2) decrease disease burden among American Indians and Alaska natives; 3) improve capacity of the workforce to deliver essential public health services; and 4) increase implementation of culturally practice-based programs and services. Point of Contact: Naomi Aspaas,
  • Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships (FOA #: CDC-RFA-OT18-1802)2/16/2018 6:19:00 AMDEADLINE: Thursday, March 29, 2018. The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to announce a program to strengthen the nation's public health infrastructure, ensure a competent, current and connected public health system, and improve delivery of essential services through capacity building assistance (CBA). CBA is defined as activities that strengthen and maintain the infrastructure and resources necessary to sustain or improve system, organizational, community or individual processes and competencies. CBA is delivered through technical assistance, training, information sharing, technology transfer, materials development, or funding that enables organizations to serve customers better and operate in a comprehensive, responsive, and effective manner. Point of Contact: Technical Information Management Section, CDC Office of Financial Resources Office of Grants Services, Telephone: 770-488-2700
  • SAMHSA Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families (FOA #: TI-18-010)2/16/2018 6:14:00 AMDEADLINE: Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families grant program (Short Title: Youth and Family TREE). The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Point of Contact: Eileen Bermudez, Office of Financial Resources Division of Grants Management SAMSHA 240-276-1412
  • 2018 SAMSHA FY 18 Offender Reentry Program (ORP) grants) (FOA #: TI-18-003)12/29/2017 11:59:00 AMDEADLINE: Friday, January 26, 2018. The 2018 ORP program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services to sentenced adult offenders/ex-offenders with a SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. These individuals are returning to their families and community from incarceration in state and local facilities including prisons, jails, or detention centers (i.e., the population of focus). Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds. SAMHSA will be hosting a Pre-Application webinar on December 19, 2017, see the attached document. The webinar will provide information on how to submit applications to SAMHSA using the NIH eRA System, including application and registration processes, requirements and validations and the post-submission process.