Tobacco Prevention and Control Legal Technical Assistance


The awardee will provide legal technical assistance and consultation to OSH and NTCP grantees awardees on questions related to the identification, development, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions and policies nationwide. This project will assure that all CDC-funded grantees awardees have access to legal technical assistance from tobacco prevention and control legal experts, as well as keep CDC informed of tobacco control-related legal issues that may affect NTCP goals and strategic planning.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
This program is authorized under Section 307 of the Public Health Service Act, Comprehensive Smoking Education Act of 1984, and Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
In addition to the above list, legal centers are eligible for this FOA. Due to the strategies, activities and approaches required by this cooperative agreement, it is essential that the potential awardee has a) deep institutional knowledge specific to current and historical U.S. tobacco control issues, b) is an experienced national organization with capacity to work at the national level in tobacco control legal TA, and c) does not have any present or historical links to the tobacco industry and should provide a statement to such effect.
Beneficiary Eligibility
The immediate beneficiaries of the program include the federal government, state, local , territorial and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, as well as other CDC Office on Smoking and Health Awardees such as the National Networks, which include a range of non profit organizations. The ultimate beneficiary of the program is the general public, as the program seeks to support population-wide environmental changes that help to transform the nation’s health and provide individuals with equitable opportunities to take charge of their health. Smokers are more likely to be in lower socioeconomic groups; tobacco control work is a proven strategy to reduce health inequities.
Staff resumes/ CVs including legal education and experience credentials; letters of recommendation/support. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
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
This FOA will undergo PGO review for completeness (Phase I review) and objective review by a review panel (Phase II) with points assigned to each of the requested criteria in the application. The proposer with the highest score will be awarded the Cooperative Agreement.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 15 to 30 days. Within 30 days after Phase II review is complete.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
The selection criteria are based on the relevance to the program’s objectives, qualification of lead applicant and institution, and merit of the proposal.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance can be used to pay for employee salaries, overheads, travel costs, and other expenses directly related to achievement of the strategies and activities listed in the FOA towards the purpose of fulfilling obligations related to providing legal technical assistance to CDC and its awardees. Assistance cannot be used for lobbying, as outlined in CDC guidance and agency anti-lobbying restrictions (link). Additionally, assistance cannot be used for paying subcontractors or for staff training.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal 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. Data on performance measures and on financial reporting should be maintained throughout the five year cooperative agreement.
Data on performance measures and on financial reporting should be maintained throughout the five year cooperative agreement.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The period of time for this Funding Opportunity Announcement is for five years from the date of award.

The money awarded should be spent within one year of the end of the funding period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance will be awarded on an annual basis for the five years of the cooperative agreement.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Linton Charles Browning 2460 Brandywine Road, Mail Stop K-98, , Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 7704882756
Website Address
No Data Available
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 14 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 15 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$250,000 per year for 5 years.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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