Improving Epilepsy Programs, Services, and Outcomes through National Partnerships


The purpose of this program is to: ? Reduce the treatment gap (i.e., shortening the time to diagnosis, and increasing referral to specialty care) by improving professional education about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment, and management); ? Increase access to appropriate health care services, community resources, and self-management supports among people with epilepsy and their families; ? Improve the public?s knowledge about, and attitudes toward, epilepsy to reduce epilepsy stigma; and ? Improve health, social participation, and quality of life for people with epilepsy.

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.
This program is authorized under the sections 301(a) and 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. 241(a) and 247b(k)(2), as amended]
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Open and full competition. However, to fulfill the requirements of the cooperative agreement, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their organization has specialized knowledge and experience addressing the complex and challenging health and social needs of individuals with epilepsy and their families. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to work at both the national level and locally in all geographical regions of the United States (Northeast, Southeast, Middle West, Southwest, and West.)
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individual/Family Racial/ethnic minority groups People with disabilities Specialty group Children Adults Older adults Schools Health Professional Educational Professional Student/trainee Low income Moderate income Rural Urban Suburban Education (0-13+) Nonprofit groups
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 OMB Circular No. A-102
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a Notice of Award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public. The initial award provides funds for first budget period (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. 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 location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
From 120 to 180 days.
How are proposals selected?
All applications will be reviewed initially for completeness by CDC PGO staff and will be reviewed jointly for eligibility by the CDC NCCDPHP and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not advance to Phase II review. Applicants will be notified that their applications did not meet eligibility or published submission requirements. A review panel will evaluate complete, eligible applications in accordance with the "Criteria" section of the FOA. There may or may not be an additional review which will be provided in the FOA. Not more than thirty days after the Phase II review is completed, applicants will be notified electronically if their application does not meet eligibility or published submission requirements.
How may assistance be used?
Specific goals will be provided in a funding opportunity announcement. In general, assistance requested under this program will be used to: • Assure a competent health professional workforce. • Mobilize community partnerships to improve the delivery and coordination of epilepsy care. • Inform and educate people about epilepsy, and empower people with epilepsy and their caregivers. Funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating program elements related to the objectives identified in 050 above. Recipients may expend funds for reasonable policies, systems, and program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services (including contractual).
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Awardees must provide a more detailed evaluation and performance measurement plan within the first six months of the project. This more detailed plan must be developed by awardees as part of first-year project activities, with support from CDC. This more detailed plan must build on the elements stated in the initial plan, and must be no more than 25 pages. Awardees are required to submit performance measures annually as a minimum, and may require reporting more frequently. Performance measure reporting is limited to data collection. When funding is awarded initially, CDC programs will specify required reporting frequency, data fields, and format.
Not applicable.
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
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
12 budget period within a 5 year project period Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Maggie Moore
4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Mailstop F-78
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 7704885598
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$3,567,141.00; FY 19 est $3,917,141.00; FY 20 est $3,917,141.00; FY 17$3,525,691.00; FY 16$3,175,691.00; - 1 award
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
1 award expected for $3,200,000;
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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