Affordable Care Act (ACA) Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration


The overall objective is to determine whether an integrated model of primary care and public health approaches in the community, such as policy, systems, and environmental supports for nutrition and physical activity, can improve underserved children’s risk factors for obesity.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
This program is authorized under section 401(a) of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA, Public Law 111-3), added new section 1139A, to the Social Security Act (the Act). Subsection 1139A(e) of the Social Security Act requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project ( In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act (ACA) appropriated funding for the Project in section 4306.section 301(a) and 317(k).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Initial applicants are identified above. FY14 is the final year of the 5 year agreement, as such only grantees already awarded under FOA DP11-1107 are currently eligible.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program, with a specific focus on low income children eligible for services under titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act; children and their families living at least 150% or higher federal poverty level; or catchment areas where 50% of students are in schools eligible for the National School Lunch Program.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-110. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. The standard application forms must be used for this program as furnished by the Public Health Service and requirement by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants.

Award Procedure
Initially a scientific merit review was conducted, followed by pre-decisional site visits, and a secondary review, to evaluate the scientific merit, responsiveness, readiness, and feasibility of applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. Successful applicants have recevied a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days. Currently, only non competitive continuation applicantions are accepted for Years 2-4 after initial selections made.
Not Applicable.
> 180 Days. Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to develop, implement, and evaluate multi-sectoral (i.e., childcare, school, community, health care), multi-level (i.e., child, family, organization, community, policy) intervention demonstration projects for underserved children ages 2-12 years and their families, utilizing the Obesity Chronic Care Model and other similar models, as described in subsection 1139A(e) of the Social Security Act and section 301(a) and 317(k) of the ACA above. Recipients may only expend funds to implement and evaluate evidence-based policies, systems and environmental interventions, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors and prevent childhood obesity. Recipients may not use funds for clinical care. Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment. Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget. The recipient must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final report are required. The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of each budget period and at the end of the Project Period. Cash reports are not applicable. An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final report are required. The final financial status and final progress report are due within 90 days after the end of each budget period. Annual Financial Status Reprots are requried 90 days after the end of each budget beriod. An interim progress report, financial status reports, and a final report are required. The final financial status and final report are due within 90 days after the end of a Project Period.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42 requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements. This program has no matching requirement.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The Project Periods is for 4 years, with four 12-month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Brenda Colley Gilbert, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Email: Phone: (770) 488-8390.
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $5,010,997; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Component A demonstration award averages - $1.75 million (3 awards) for $1.0 million for Component B. (1 award).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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