Breastfeeding Promotion and Support - Improving Maternity Care Practices project financed solely by Public Prevention and Health Funds


The overarching purpose of this program is to support breastfeeding mothers and support hospitals in promoting breastfeeding as part of national efforts to improve childhood nutrition and address childhood obesity. This program aims to achieve this by increasing support for system level changes in maternity care practices that optimally support breastfeeding through funding an independent, not-for-profit, organization to take actions that align with their mission and ongoing responsibility in partnership with agencies and organizations in other sectors, to enhance the access and quality of maternity care and reduce barriers related to breastfeeding. This FOA seeks to address key actions identified in the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding for the health care system to ensure that maternity care practices are fully supportive of breastfeeding and which cites the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. This FOA will support key evidence- and practice- based policy, environmental, programmatic and infrastructure changes, in hospitals to enable hospitals to successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and achieve demonstrated progress in one or more of the following six outcome measures. 1) Increase the number of hospitals in the U.S. that are designated as Baby-Friendly. 2) Increase the proportion of live births (by state) that occur at Baby-Friendly facilities. 3 )Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed. 4 ) Reduce the proportion of breastfed newborns who receive formula supplementation within the first 2 days of life. 5 ) Increase the prevalence of infants who are exclusively breastfed at 6 months age. 6) Reduce geographic and race/ethnic disparities in rates as measured by items 3-5 and in mPINC survey scores.

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
Fiscal Year 2014: This FOA ended in 2014, no obligations for 14,15 or 16. Fiscal Year 2015: This FOA ended in 2014, no obligations for 14,15 or 16. Fiscal Year 2016: This FOA ended in 2014, no obligations for 14,15 or 16.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-74, for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Department of Interior and Related Agencies; and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-55 for the United States Department of Agriculture, and Related Agencies. Title IV Section 4002 Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Current funding available is intended only for grantee previously awarded under Funding Opportunity Number: CDC- RFA-DP11-1116 “Hospital Collaboratives to Improve Maternity Care Practices Related to Breastfeeding in the U.S.”.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The general public will benefit for the objectives of this program.
Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. 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 excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-110. Submit Interim Progress Reports through If you encounter any difficulties submitting your interim progress report through, please contact CDC’s Technical Information Management Section at (770) 488-2700 prior to the submission deadline. If further information is needed regarding the application process, please contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office at (770) 488-2710 located at 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public, initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any. However, applicants are encouraged to call CDC for programmatic technical assistance prior to the development and submission of their assistance application.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not Applicable.
> 180 Days. Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 3 years with 12 month budget periods.
How are proposals selected?
Applicant must be able to demonstrate the health impact of the program on the intervention population. Monitoring of the impact of the programs is mandated under Section 4201(c) (4) of the ACA, which requires that eligible entities must use funding to “conduct activities to measure changes in the prevalence of chronic disease.” This may take the form of an assessment of one or more of the six outcome measures at the beginning, interim and end of the project period. Additional criteria will be listed in funding opportunity announcements.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used to support approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in section 050 above. Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease. The use of and use restrictions are as follows:
••Recipients may not use funds for research.
•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.
•Recipients may not use funds for any kind of impermissible lobbying activity designed to influence proposed or pending legislative matters. These restrictions include grass roots lobbying efforts and direct lobbying. Certain activities within the normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships within the executive branch of that government are permissible.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. Annual or semiannual progress reports are required. Final financial status reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period. No performance monitoring is required.
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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Project period is for 3 years with 12 month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Linda Barnes 4770Buford Hwy, NE, NCCDPHP, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 404-867-9697
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $0; FY 15 est $0; and FY 16 est $0 - this FOA ends in September 2014. This FOA ended in 2014, no obligations for 14,15 or 16.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 74.

Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available


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