Public Health Response, Forecasting, and Analytic Capacities Related to Disease Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics


In order to advance U.S. public health response, forecasting, and analytic capacities related to disease outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) established the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA). The functions of CFA are (1) Predict: Generating forecasts and analyses to support outbreak preparedness and response efforts, (2) Inform: Share timely, actionable information with the Federal government; STLT leaders, and the public, and (3) Innovate: Support research and development to improve outbreak forecasts and analyses.

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.
Public Health Service Act, Section Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. section 241) Section 317(k)(2) of the PHS Act [42 U.S.C. section 247b(k)(2)] Section 319D of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. section 247d-4) Section 2823 of the PHS Act (42 U.S.C. section 300hh-33), Public Law -117-2; American Rescue Plan Act, 2021
Authority: Public Law 117-2, American Rescue Plan Act, 2021: SEC. 2404. FUNDING FOR DATA MODERNIZATION AND FORECASTING CENTER.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Applicant requirements will be delineated in the Notice of Funding Opportunity
Beneficiary Eligibility
All eligibility requirements will be delineated in the NOFO.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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
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 is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. Initial awards provides funds for first budget period and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of the period of performance. Applications will be evaluated for completeness and responsiveness by the agency program and CDC Office of Grant Services (OGS). CDC will not review incomplete and non-responsive applications. 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, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
More than 180 days. If additional support is desired to continue a research project beyond the approved project period, an application for competing continuation must be submitted for review in the same manner as a new application. Projects are renewable for periods of 1 to 3 years.
How are proposals selected?
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?
Project funds may be used for costs associated with , for activities to be conducted to support public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and establish, expand, and maintain efforts to modernize the United States disease warning system to forecast and track hotspots for COVID–19, its variants, and emerging biological threats, including academic and workforce support for analytics and informatics infrastructure and data collection systems as described above in Section 50 and through CDC allowable and unallowable expenses. Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual.
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.
In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.
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
Normally 1-5 years. All awards are contingent upon availability of funding. Specific details will be delineated in the Notice of Award. Notice of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Saraine Ross
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329 US
Phone: 4047184888

Karen Stamey
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30329 USA
Phone: 6784754684
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22 FY 23 est $50,000,000.00; FY 24 est $50,000,000.00; FY 19 est $637,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 21 est $0.00; FY 18$0.00; FY 17$0.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No historical information available, organization recently established Expected total of planned awards: 30,000,000 - 60,000,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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