National Health Promotion


To engage national membership organizations from various sectors as a means of expanding and coordinating health promotion efforts. To promote the development, implementation and coordination of programs that promote good health habits and programs that are designed to prevent disease and disability. These objectives are consistent with the General Authorities set forth in Sections 1701(a) and 301 of the Public Health Service Act.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: This project provided disease prevention and health promotion educational and training opportunities for medical and public health students, preventive medicine and primary care residents, practicing physicians and public health professionals. Fiscal Year 2015: This project will continue to provide disease prevention and health promotion educational and training opportunities for medical and public health students; preventive medicine and primary care residents; and practicing physicians and public health professionals. Fiscal Year 2016: This project will continue to provide disease prevention and health promotion educational and training opportunities for medical and public health students; preventive medicine and primary care residents; and practicing physicians and public health professionals.
Title III of the U.S. Public Health Service Act: 42 U.S.C. Section 301, also Section 1110 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1310), along with funds appropriated under 42 U.S.C. 300U-6, Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended., 42 U.S.C 300u-6.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public or private nonprofit organizations. Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. 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
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. All grant announcements are posted on
Award Procedure
Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of grant award will be issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. Approximately 90 days from the application deadline date.
Not Applicable.
> 180 Days. Support is recommended for a specified project period (5 years), and is not generally considered for renewal beyond that period.
How are proposals selected?
Proposals will be assessed according to ability to show: organizational goals consistent with the National Health Promotion Program; access to a nationwide network of local affiliates through which health information and health promotion resources can be decentralized; administrative capability and staff expertise to contribute to satisfaction of program need; detailed proposal including cost proposal in response to program announcement.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance must be provided to satisfy program needs of the National Health Promotion Program, including but not limited to: (1) identifying or developing materials for health promotion programs for use by schools, medical treatment sites, worksites, and community health promotion programs; (2) adding to the scientific data base, especially to fill gaps identified in the "Healthy People 2020: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives"; and (3) identifying the needs of special population groups, such as Blacks, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives, those with disabilities or special health care needs, and elderly Americans.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual Program reports are required. Cash Reports are due on a minimum basis of quarterly. Progress reports are required for each budget period. Federal Financial Reports (SF425) are due quarterly and at the end of each budget period. A final performance report is due 90 days following the end of the project period.
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.
HHS and the Comptroller General of the United States or any of their authorized representatives, shall have the right of access to any books, documents, papers, or other records of a grantee, subgrantee, contractor, or subcontractor, which are pertinent to the HHS grant, in order to make audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. In accordance with 45 CFR, Part 75.361, grantees are required to maintain grant accounting records 3 years after the end of a budget period. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records shall be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Varies, but a project period is generally limited to 5 years or less. Within a project period, continuation applications must be submitted annually on a noncompeting basis for each year of support. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: by letter of credit.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None. Program Management Contact:
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL 100, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8280.

Grants Management Contact:
Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550,
Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (240) 453-8822.
Headquarters Office
Eric C. West, Tower Building, Suite 550, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, Maryland 20852 Email: Phone: (240) 453-8822.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 14 $200,000; FY 15 est $125,000; and FY 16 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$500,000 to $900,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 74 and 92. Specific program requirements are contained in the Federal Register Notice, the application instructions, and the HHS Grants Policy Statement.

Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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