The Healthy Brain Initiative: Technical Assistance to Implement Public Health Actions related to Cognitive Health, Cognitive Impairment, and Caregiving at the State and Local Levels


The purpose of the listing is to implement public health actions through engagement of national partners and public health networks at national, state and local levels to apply public health strategies to promote cognitive health; address cognitive impairment, including Alzheimers disease; and support the needs of care partners (paid and unpaid persons providing care or assistance to someone with Alzheimers disease or related dementia). This will be accomplished through the provision of technical assistance and support in the following areas: 1) Using data and information to develop, examine, and deploy effective strategies, identify and address gaps in implementation, create and assess technical assistance tools, and monitor progress in achieving program goals; 2) Engaging in environmental approaches that promote inclusion of cognitive health, cognitive impairment and caregiving into community and workplace policies and plans; 3) Supporting health system strategies to improve early detection of cognitive impairment, including Alzheimers disease, and increasing awareness among health care providers about care partner health and role in care management; and 4) Facilitating the translation and dissemination of information and resources through public health networks.

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, Sections 301(a), 311(b)(c) and 317(k)(2) 42 U.S.C. 241(a), 242 and 247b (k) (2)
398A, 42 U.S.C. 280c-4 (Pub.L. 115-406 BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act); 301(a) PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 241(a)
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Reference posted NOFOs available on
Beneficiary Eligibility
Anyone/General Public
Any required credentials and/or documentation will be identified in the specific Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this Assistance Listing.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
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.
Relevant deadlines will be found in the respective Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFO).
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 90 to 120 days.
Not applicable.
From 120 to 180 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?
Restrictions are indicated in the NOFO posted on
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.
Not applicable.
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. Awards are issued through a Notice of Award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Sheryl Heard
4770 Buford Highway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341 US
Phone: 7704882855
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 22$13,749,336.00; FY 23 est $22,878,863.00; FY 24 est $22,787,863.00; FY 21$13,726,036.00; FY 20$9,094,704.00; FY 19$1,443,322.00; FY 18$1,366,098.00; FY 17$1,366,098.00; FY 16$1,391,098.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $245,360 - $2,795,933; Average is $450,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Successful applicants must comply with the administrative requirements outlined in 45 CFR 75. The following additional requirements apply to this project: Additional requirement will be identified in the respective NOFO.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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