State and National Tobacco Cessation Support Systems


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) announces the availability of funds (approximately $18 million) to support state quitline capacity, in order to respond to federal initiatives such as the National Tobacco Education Campaign. This program addresses the ?Healthy People 2020? focus area of tobacco use and the goal of reducing illness, disability, and death related to tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure. Preventing tobacco use and helping tobacco users quit can improve the health and quality of life. People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk of disease and premature death. Benefits are greater for people who stop at earlier ages, but quitting tobacco use is beneficial at any age. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be a new, two year cooperative agreement with a state and national component. ? For the State Component, states and territories will be funded to ensure quitline capacity so that all callers to the quitline, particularly during a national media campaign such as Tips? campaign, are offered at least one coaching call, either immediately upon calling or by being re-contacted within two to three days. Additionally, states and territories will continue to expand the capacity of state tobacco control programs to implement evidence-based cessation interventions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam while also exploring new modalities for technology delivered cessation systems. ? For the National component, an organization will be funded to operate and promote a linguistically and culturally appropriate nationwide quitline service for smokers who predominantly speak Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin), Korean, and Vietnamese (CKV) languages. It is more efficient to provide an Asian-language quitline service on a national level, rather than relying on states to provide these services through their individual state quitlines. Successful execution of the strategies and activities of this NOFO will contribute to the following outcomes: Short-term (Optimized quitline intake, Increased coverage, barrier-free access and promotion of comprehensive cessation services, Increased implementation of evidence-based non-phone based cessation counseling modalities, Increased availability and awareness of age and culturally appropriate cessation services available in multiple modalities, Increased quitline referrals from health systems that predominately serve priority populations (ie Medicaid),Increased intention to quit); Intermediate (Increased assisted/evidence-based quit attempts including more emphasis on tobacco users ages 18-54, Increased use and reach of effective non-phone based modalities of cessation counseling, Decreased disparities in use of cessation services/treatments, Increased public partnerships to ensure availability of high quality cessation services); and Long-term (Increased cessation of all tobacco products as early in life as possible, Decreased tobacco use prevalence and consumption, Decreased disparities in tobacco cessation and tobacco use).

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.
Public Health Service Act, Section 301 (a) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding are listed below: o State Governments o County Governments o City or township governments o Special district governments o Independent school districts o Public and State controlled institutions of higher education o Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized tribal governments) o Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) o Nonprofit without 501C3 IRS status (other than institution of higher education) o Private Institutions of higher education o For profit organizations other than small businesses o Small Businesses Government Organizations: o State (includes the District of Columbia) Local governments or their bona fide agents o Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau o State controlled institutions of higher education o American Indian or Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized) o Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities] Non-government Organizations: American Indian or Alaska native tribally designated organizations Other: Private colleges and universities Community-based organizations Faith-Based organizations
Beneficiary Eligibility
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CF 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. Applicants must download the SF424 application forms through Only the form package directly attached to a specific Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) can be used. If an applicant does not have access to the internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms online, contact the Office of Financial Resources (OFR) Technical Information Management Section (OGSTIM) staff. For this, or further assistance, contact OGS TIMS: Telephone (770) 488-2700. Email: HHS/CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: TTY 888-232-6348.
Award Procedure
Eligible applicants are required to provide measures of effectiveness that will demonstrate the accomplishment of the various identified objectives of the DP19-1902. Measures of effectiveness must relate to the performance goals stated in the "Purpose" section of this announcement. Measures of effectiveness must be objective, quantitative and measure the intended outcome of the proposed program. The measures of effectiveness must be included in the application and will be an element of the evaluation of the submitted application. All applications that are complete and responsive to this competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity announcement will be evaluated for programmatic and technical merit. Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Office of Financial Resources (OFR) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Office of Financial Resources (OFR). Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants were notified the application did not meet submission requirements. Technical reviews will be conducted on complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in notice of funding opportunity announcement DP19-1902. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the Office of Financial Resources (OFR). The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
More than 180 days. Applicants must download application forms from Applications must be submitted electronically through
Not applicable.
From 120 to 180 days. Project Period is 2 years with 12 month budget periods. Renewals are based on availability of funds; renewal notifications will be posted on and Applications must be submitted through the GrantSolutions System.
How are proposals selected?
Applicants will be reviewed on the following criteria. I. Executive Summary II. Background and Need III. Program Infrastructure IV. Program Plan: Quitline Capacity, Media, and/or Public and Private Partnerships Recipient Activities. V. Monitoring and Evaluation VI. Budget - Should be included in application appendices. Other criteria will be listed in individual Notice of Funding Opportunity announcements.
How may assistance be used?
Up to $18 million dollars will be used to support intensive community approaches to chronic disease prevention and control to support Quitline capacity.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: The awardee must submit the Annual Performance Report 120 days before the end of the budget period. Additional guidance will be provided in the Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal 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
Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42 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
8/1/2019 – 7/31/2021: 12month budget periods within a 2 year period of performance Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Tiffany Turner
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 7704885941
Fax: 7704880554

Sarah O'Leary
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341 USA
Phone: 7704888167
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 est $0.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17 Estimate Not Available - The NOFO that this number was assigned was cancelled.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not available Pending FY19 funding
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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