Centers for Research and Demonstration for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


The funded Prevention Research Centers aims are to: 1. Establish, maintain, and operate multi-disciplinary academic-based centers that conduct high-quality applied health promotion and disease prevention research; 2. Improve public health practice through applied prevention research; 3. Apply the knowledge and expertise of academic health centers to address practical public health problems; 4. Design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate cost-effective methods and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention at the tribal, territorial, state, or local level; 5. Shorten the time lag between the development of new and proven effective disease prevention and health promotion strategies and interventions and their widespread application; and 6. Involve health departments and other community partners in the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of one applied public health prevention research project.

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
Fiscal Year 2017 19083950
Fiscal Year 2018 19084000
Fiscal Year 2016 19084000
Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 330u-5, Section 1706, Public Law 98-551
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, schools of osteopathy, and schools of public health as defined in Section 701 (4) of Public Health Service Act.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Academic health centers, scientist/researchers, operational public health programs, targeted high risk groups, selected demonstration areas, and the general public.
Costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR 74.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. n/a
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. To apply for this funding opportunity, use application form SF 424. Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: Submit the signed original and five copies of your application by mail or express delivery service to: Technical Information Management, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.
Award Procedure
Approved grants are funded based on priority score ranking from a scientific review, as well as availability of funds, secondary review and such other significant factors deemed necessary and appropriate by the agency. Initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Grant Award (Form PHS 5152-1) indicates support recommended for remainder of project period, allocations of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. From six to nine months.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Prevention Research Center applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research and demonstration projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation's health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, boards of education and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.
How may assistance be used?
Funds are available for costs directly attributed to the performance of research and demonstration projects pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention plus certain indirect costs of the grantee in accordance with established policies of the Public Health Service. Grantees may not award subgrants but may enter into consortia agreements or contracts as necessary to achieve the aims of the program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Interim progress (annually)
In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.
Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.
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
From one to five years (renewable, based on competitive applications and availability of funds). Lump sum unless there are funding restrictions due to pending issues (e.g,, IRB concerns.)
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
John Avery Francis
4770 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 7704886384
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$19,084,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 16$19,084,000.00; FY 17 est $19,083,950.00; - (Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$19,084,000.00; FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.