Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease and Associated Risk Factors in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and P. R.
The purpose of this five-year program is to reduce the rates of disability and death associated with chronic disease in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands include American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. Evidence-based strategies to reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, prevent and improve management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD), improve availability and quality of data to inform programs, including maternal and child health and oral health, and monitor progress will be supported. Cross-cutting and unified approaches to address chronic disease and their risk factors, with an emphasis on tobacco use, diabetes, CVD, maternal and child health, and oral health will be supported. The purpose of this NOFO is: a) To reduce tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure b) To improve prevention and management of diabetes c) To prevent persons at risk for pre-diabetes from developing diabetes d) To improve prevention and management of high blood pressure and high cholesterol e) To collect data to inform programs and policies that aim to improve maternal and child health f) To better address oral health needs
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Public Health Service Act (PHS Act)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicants much provide proof of ability to serve populations in one of the following jurisdictions: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Republic of Palau, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Instructions are covered by 2 CFR.
Applications will be submitted via GrantSolutions as specified in the NOFO. All applications submitted by the deadline that are complete and responsive to the NOFO will undergo an objective review process, receive a written critique and be scored according to published review criteria. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award from the CDC Office of Financial Resources. The Notice of Award shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC and will be signed by an authorized CDC Grants Management Officer.
The Program's project period is to run from March 29, 2019 - March 28, 2024 Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days. n/a
From 120 to 180 days. The project period is 5-years with 12-month budget periods. Throughout the project period, CDC's commitment to continuation of awards will be conditioned on the availability of funds, evidence of satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports, in documented technical assistance, and in other relevant documented activities), and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Phase I: All applications will be reviewed initially for completeness by CDC OGS staff and will be reviewed jointly for eligibility by the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and CDC OGS. Applicants must provide proof of ability to serve populations in American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico. Incomplete applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria will not advance to Phase II review. Phase II Review: This funding opportunity is comprised of two components - Core Component and Competitive Components. Core Component: The Core Component will support recipients to implement the strategies and activities as outline in the NOFO. Applicants must propose a comprehensive work plan that addresses the activities following broad Strategies indicated in the NOFO. Applicants for the Core Component will be evaluated based on the evaluation criteria as indicated in the NOFO. Competitive Components: This NOFO has two competitive Component that will support maternal and child health and oral health activities. All applicants must apply for the Core Component in order to be considered for either (or both) of the Competitive Components. Only those successful applicants under the Core Component will be eligible for Competitive Component funding. Applicants must apply for competitive Component funding at the same time they make application for Core Component funding. Competitive components will be evaluated based on the evaluation criteria as indicated in the NOFO. Phase III Review: Applications submitted under the Core Component will be funded by score and rank as determined by the objective review panel. Applications submitted under the Competitive Component will be funded by score and rank determined by the objective review panel. The Selecting official shall rely on the rank order established by the objective review panel as the primary factor in making awards.
How may assistance be used?
Funds can be used to pay overhead, travel costs, and other expenses directly related to achievement of the strategies and activities identified to fulfill the obligations specified in the notice of funding. Funds can be used for salaries for personnel to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate program activities; for contracts or agreements to implement and evaluate program activities, including assessments and convening coalitions; contracts or agreements with community-based organizations or coalitions to provide health education and lifestyle support programs, or to improve the health of the physical environment (for example to improve access to healthy food, physical activity, or decrease tobacco exposure); or other activities that promote or support healthy behaviors and improved health in the population. Funds can be used to pay for activities and supplies necessary to provide the services outlined here, including self-blood pressure monitoring equipment. Funds can be used to develop and maintain data collection systems to collect and report biomeasures and behavior information and for monitoring systems for chronic disease.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Annual performance progress and monitoring reports will be expected from all awardees no later than 120 days prior to the end of each budget period. This report will serve as the continuation application for the follow-on budget period. The contents of the report should include the information specified in the solicitation from the CDC Grants Management Officer.
CDC requires awardees to meet all record retention requirements defined in the notice of award, the funding opportunity, the HHS grants policy statement, and 45 CFR Part 75.
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
Funding for this program will be awarded on annual basis and the funding will be available for obligation by recipients for a period of 12-months.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Stacy De Jesus
4770 Buford Highway
Mail Stop F-80
Atlanta, GA 30341 USA
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18 FY 19 est $3,286,054.00; FY 20 est $3,286,054.00; FY 17 - This number supports FY19 NOFO DP19-1901 re-compete of (DP14-1406)
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards are expected to range from $250,000 to $1,500,000 (total award for both Core and Competitive Components, where applicable). All activities supported through this NOFO must contribute to health improvements across the target population and across population subgroups. Funding strategy will also include the awardees' proposed activities and goals, estimated population reach, and program capacity as described in the application.
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Examples of Funded Projects