State Public Health Approaches for Ensuring Quitline Capacity - Funded in part by Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF)


As part of the overall effort to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and chronic disease risk factors, 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 opportunity to apply for funds to ensure and support state quitline capacity, in order to respond to upcoming 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 for Americans of all ages. 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 FOA will be a new, 2-year cooperative agreement for all states and territories that currently have a quitline. Funds will be used for the following: ? Address the anticipated increase in calls ? Expand capacity and eligibility to ensure all callers receive some form of assistance ? Increase efficiencies of quitline operations, such as demonstrating how they will connect to or incorporate an interactive voice recording system (IVR) at the state or federal level ? Incorporate technological enhancements to provide additional forms of assistance to callers who want to quit ? Expand paid and earned media to promote the quitline and increase quit attempts ? Develop and/or implement private/public partnerships or other strategies to sustain quitline capacity.

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.
Consolidated Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-74, for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Department of Interior and Related Agencies; and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112-55 for the United States Department of Agriculture, and Related Agencies. Title IV Section 4002 Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below: Eligibility is limited to currently funded recipients under RFA-DP09-901 and RFA-DP09-902. These include state, District of Columbia, and the U.S. territorial health departments of Guam and Puerto Rico because they are the only entities with the authority to prevent and control tobacco use and which provide quitline services within the states and territories. State and territorial health departments are also uniquely qualified to address the anticipated increase in calls to quitlines due to federal media education campaigns, while expanding capacity and eligibility to ensure all callers receive some form of assistance. These agencies are also uniquely qualified to promote the quitline, increase quit attempts, and increase public and private partnerships to ensure quitline sustainability.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any State and territorial health department, and other public entities will benefit.
Not applicable.
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. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. Applicants must download the SF424 application forms through Only the forms package directly attached to a specific Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) can be used. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, or if they have difficulty accessing the forms online, contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGOTIMS) staff. For this, or further assistance, contact PGO TIMS: Telephone (770) 488-2700, Email: HHS/CDC Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: TTY 770-488-2783.
Award Procedure
Eligible applicants are required to provide measures of effectiveness that will demonstrate the accomplishment of the various identified objectives of the DP12-1214PPHF12.. 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 funding opportunity announcement will be evaluated for programmatic and technical merit. Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and PGO. 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 funding opportunity announcement DP12-1214PPHF12. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. 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
From 60 to 90 days.
Not applicable.
Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding under the Public Health Prevention Fund.
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 funding opportunity announcements.
How may assistance be used?
Of the $22 million dollars will be used to support intensive community approaches to chronic disease prevention and control described in Section “0.50” above.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: Each funded applicant must provide CDC with an annual Interim Progress Report submitted via 1. The interim progress report is due no less than 120 days before the end of the budget period. The Interim Progress Report will serve as the non-competing continuation application, and must contain the following elements: a. Standard Form (“SF”) 424S Form. b. SF-424A Budget Information-Non-Construction Programs. c. Budget Narrative. d. Indirect Cost Rate Agreement. e. Project Narrative. Additionally, funded applicants must provide CDC with an original, plus two hard copies of the following reports: Annual progress report, due 90 days after the end of the budget period. Information needed in an annual report includes: 1 Progress towards objectives. 2 Successes. 3 Barriers encountered. 4 Technical Assistance and training requested. Final performance and Federal Financial Reports (SF 425).*, no more than 120 days after the end of each budget year.
Not applicable.
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
until June 24, 2014 Notice of Award
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Karla Sneegas
4770 Buford Hwy. NE, Mailstop K-50

Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 770-488-1221
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 18$16,357,470.00; FY 19 est $12,268,103.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$15,395,971.00; FY 16$15,395,970.00; - FY19 supports a 9-month cost extension that extends the period of performance to 4/28/20. FY20 will require a new NOFO/funding. DP15-1503 961,500 FY18; 721,125 FY19 DP14-1410 -15,395,979 FY18 ; 11,546,978 FY19 are associated with this number These extension will end in 2020-new announcements is being discussed and pending
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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