CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS): A Public Health Experience to Expose Undergraduates Interested in Minority Health to Public Health and the Public Health Professions


The purpose of this funding opportunity is to implement a national summer training program to introduce undergraduate and graduate students, including but not limited to those from under-represented and underserved racial and ethnic minority populations, to public health and biomedical sciences.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Sections: 207(f), 301 and 1704 of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. Sections 209(f), 241, and 300u-3], as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Funds are to be used for recruitment, orientation, placement, mentorship and follow-up tracking of undergraduate and graduate students.
Beneficiary Eligibility
OHE will collaborate with educational institutions, including those serving minority populations, to increase the knowledge, diversity, and skills of students in public health through internship and fellowship programs.
Any required credentials and/or documentation will be identified in the specific Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this Assistance Listing.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a Notice of Award (NoA) will be prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial awards provide funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and the NoA will indicate support recommended for the remainder of the project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, award requirements, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
Cooperative agreement period of performance is 1 to 5 years. After initial awards, and subject to availability of funds, projects may be continued non-competitively contingent upon satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports) and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcements (NOFOs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the NOFO consists of determination of the scientific and technical merit by objective or peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of CDC.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are to be used for recruitment, orientation, training, placement, mentorship and follow-up tracking of undergraduate and graduate students. Funds are not be used for research. Indirect Cost are limited to 8%.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Annual Federal Financial Reports (FFR) and performance/progress reports are required. Final FFRs and performance reports are required. Other reporting may be required and will be outlined in the NOFO or the Notice of Award.
Not applicable.
In accordance with 2 CFR ?200, as codified in 45 CFR ?75, there is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with HHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with a period of performance of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the recipient. Notice of Award
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Kem Williams
2877 BLDG MS TW-3
Atlanta, GA 30341 USA
Phone: 7704888219
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$6,083,000.00; FY 23 est $5,639,672.00; FY 24 est $5,700,000.00; FY 21$6,128,321.00; FY 20$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range: $850,000 - $900,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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