The purpose of this competitive five-year program is to fund state health departments and tribal organizations to extend services to improve prevention, detection, and control of CVD risk factors for low-income, uninsured, or underinsured women by offering CVD screening, risk reduction counseling, referral to medical services, referral to programs, and resources to support positive cardiovascular health.

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.
This program is authorized under 42 U.S.C. § 300l-1 (2012), sections 1501-1510 [42 U.S.C. 300k, 42 U.S.C. 300l, 42 U.S.C. 300m, 42 U.S.C. 300n, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-1, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-2, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-3, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-4, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-4a, 42 U.S.C. 300 n-5] of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. WISEWOMAN must follow the legislative requirements detailed in these sections
Section 301(a) and 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act, [42 U.S.C. Section 241(a) and 247b(k)(2)], as amended.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
State and the District of Columbia government; local government or their Bona Fide Agent; U.S. Territory or Possession; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Government; Native American Organization (American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organization). 1. Eligible Applicants: o State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, 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 American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments (federally recognized or state-recognized) o American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations 2. Special Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be recipients of the NBCCEDP program funding.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries of this program include: Women who are ages 40-64 and eligible through the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program criteria.
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 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
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.
Check Grants.gov for any relevant NOFO information regarding processes for applying for assistance.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 120 to 180 days.
Not applicable.
From 90 to 120 days. Project 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 Notices of Funding Opportunity (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?
Funds can be used for salaries for personnel to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the program activities; for contracts or agreements with clinical entities to provide the cardiovascular screenings; risk reduction counseling; diagnostic office visits for abnormal screening values; contracts or agreements with community based organizations to provide health education and lifestyle support programs, or to improve the health of the physical environment (for example to improve access to healthy food, physical activity, or decrease tobacco exposure); or other activities that promote or support healthy behaviors and improved cardiovascular health in women. Funds can be used to pay for activities or expendable equipment necessary to provide the services outlined here, including self-blood pressure monitoring equipment and counseling to enhance medication adherence. Funds can be used to develop and maintain data collection systems to collect and report biomeasures and behavior information and for monitoring systems to augment control of hypertension.
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 is voluntary. In preparing budgets, applicants must include financial participation described below. Recipient financial participation is required for this program in accordance with the authorizing legislation. Section 1502(a) and (b)(1), (2), and (3) of the PHS Act, as amended, requires matching funds from non-Federal sources in an amount not less than one dollar for every three dollars of Federal funds, a ratio of 3:1, awarded under this program. However, Title 48 of the US Code 1469a (d) requires DHHS to waive matching fund requirements for Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands up to $200,000. The match requirement may include third-party in-kind contributions, as well as expenditures from the grantee. The matching funds may be cash, in-kind or donated services or equipment. Public Law 93-638 authorizes tribal organizations contracting under the authority of Title I to use funds received under the Indian Self-Determination Act as matching funds. Matching funds may not include: 1) payment for treatment services or the donation of treatment services; 2) services assisted or subsidized by the Federal government; or 3) the indirect or overhead costs of an organization. All costs designated as meeting the match requirement must be documented by the applicant and will be subject to audit. Documentation of appropriate matching is to be provided in the detailed budget and narrative justification.

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
Sheryl Heard
4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA 30341 USA
Phone: 770 488 2855
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 22$13,169,189.00; FY 23 est $25,500,000.00; FY 24 est $25,500,000.00; FY 21$19,700,000.00; FY 20$19,700,000.00; FY 19$16,700,000.00; FY 18$16,700,000.00; FY 17$14,549,174.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards are expected to range from $500,000 to $2,500,000
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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