Project Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Tuberculosis Control Programs


To assist State, local health agencies, political subdivisions, and other government entities to conduct TB preventive health service programs to assist in carrying out tuberculosis (TB) control activities designed to prevent transmission of infection and disease. Financial assistance is provided to TB programs to ensure that the program needs for core TB prevention and control activities, human resource development and public health laboratories are met. In addition, objectives include: finding all cases of active tuberculosis and ensuring completion of therapy; finding and screening persons who have had contact with TB patients, evaluating them for TB infection and disease, and ensuring completion of appropriate treatment; and conducting TB surveillance and TB public health laboratory activities that are essential to addressing these priorities. Each of these core activities (completion of therapy, contact investigation, TB surveillance, and TB laboratory activities) is essential to effective TB prevention and control.

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.
National strategy for combating and eliminating tuberculosis, Title 42 Public Health Service Act, Part B, Section 317E(a), 42 USC U.S.C. 247b-6(a)
317(k)(2) and 318 of the Public Health Services Act, 42 U.S.C. sections 247 (k)(2) and 247c, as amended
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Under Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act, official public health agencies or their bona fide agents of State and local governments, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and American Samoa.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Official public health agencies of State and local governments, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and American Samoa.
Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operations, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds requested.
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. Applicants must download application forms from Applications must be submitted electronically at
Award Procedure
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, award requirements, and special conditions, if any.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
From 60 to 90 days. Cooperative agreement period of performance is 1 to 5 years. After initial awards, and subject to availability of funds, projects may be continued non-competitively contingent upon satisfactory progress by the recipient (as documented in required reports) and the determination that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated on the review criteria described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcements (NOFOs). In general, the review and selection process of complete and responsive applications to the NOFO consists of determination of the scientific and technical merit by objective or peer review, availability of funds, and relevance of program priorities and the priorities of CDC.
How may assistance be used?
Project funds may be used to support both local personnel and individuals in direct assistance (i.e., "in lieu of cash") positions under Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act and to purchase equipment, supplies and services directly related to project activities, particularly directly observed therapy, patient outreach, morbidity surveillance, outreach and program assessment. Project funds may not be used to supplant State or local funds available for tuberculosis control, or to support construction costs or inpatient care.
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 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
Financial assistance is provided for a 12-month budget period with a period of performance of up to five years subject to the availability of funds and satisfactory progress of the recipient. Notice of Award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Megan B. Copeland
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-07
Atlanta, GA 30096 US
Phone: 4046398864
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$88,627,334.00; FY 23 est $99,581,437.00; FY 24 est $99,581,437.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
320,000 to 76,227,000 with an average of 2,729,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
45 CFR 75 is applicable along with HHS Grants Policy Statement.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.