Outreach Programs to Reduce the Prevalence of Obesity in High Risk Rural Areas


The purpose of this project is to assist Land-Grant institutions to conduct pilot programs through existing extension and outreach services to enhance and expand efforts to combat the prevalence of obesity in areas where the problem is worst, particularly rural areas.

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 section 301(a) and 317(k) Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S. Code 241(a) and 247b (k)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
(1) Must conduct activities in eligible counties (defined as having an obesity prevalence of 40%+ (based on 2006-2008 data from BRFSS, CDC County-Level Map at http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/), and (2) Must use existing local extensions and outreach services to accomplish project
Beneficiary Eligibility
Individual/Family (residents) in local counties/rural areas will benefit from this assistance through increased access and opportunities to healthy, affordable foods and beverages, safe and convenient places for physical activity and breastfeeding duration and support,
Documentation must be provided as follows: (1) List of counties applicant proposes to work in and % obesity prevalence, (2) List of extensions and outreach services and year established, (3) Letters of support from local extensions
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. Submit Annual Progress Reports through www.Grants.gov. If you encounter any difficulties submitting your interim progress report through www.Grants.gov, please contact CDC's Technical Information Management Section at (770) 488-2700 prior to the submission deadline. If further information is needed regarding the application process, please contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office at (770) 488-2710 located at 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341
Award Procedure
After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public, initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 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. However, 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 120 to 180 days. September 30, 2014 - September 29, 2017
Not applicable.
From 120 to 180 days. 180 Days. Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project period is for 3 years with 12 month budget periods
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?
Increase capacity of local outreach services to include new or enhanced services related to nutrition and physical activity that promote, support, facilitate and implement strategies to improve access and opportunities to achieve optimal physical, social, and emotional well-being to reduce the prevalence of obesity and affect long term changes in the rates of obesity in rural settings.
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
Five 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
Linda Barnes
4770Buford Hwy, NE, NCCDPHP
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 404-867-9697
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$10,873,643.00; FY 19 est $11,964,049.00; FY 20 est $11,962,049.00; FY 17$6,843,000.00; FY 16$1,985,806.00; - This number supports DP18-1809
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable/available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
2 CFR Parts 215 and 220 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions (OMB Circular A-21)
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.