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Research, Control, And Prevention

Program Descriptions

Program Number



Research, Control, And Prevention


Federal Agency




Section 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2); Section 301(a) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 241(a); Section 307(a) and (b) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 242l(a) and (b).






To assist State and local health agencies, health related organizations, and other public and private organizations in their efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases and disorders through research, development, capacity building, and intervention. To utilize research data to improve detection, diagnosis, treatment, and care of chronic diseases and their complications. To generate new knowledge related to chronic diseases that will improve health and quality of life and eliminate health disparities among segments of the population.


Types of Assistance

Project Grants (Cooperative Agreements).


Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds may be used for costs associated with conducting research and surveillance of chronic diseases and their complications. Funds may also be used for program planning and development, to support capacity building, and for evaluation of chronic disease prevention and control programs. CDC will have substantial involvement with the award recipient during performance of the funded activity.


Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applications may be submitted by State or 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). Eligible applicants also include public and private nonprofit organizations, for profit organizations, small, minority, women-owned businesses, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, Federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Indian tribes, and Indian tribal organizations. Foreign institutions may be eligible for some specific programs.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.


Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures and provide a budget justification of funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q.


Application and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Not required. Some specific programs may be 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

Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. The standard application forms must be used for this program as furnished by the Public Health Service and requirement by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants. This program is subject to the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organization.

Award Procedure

After review and approval of an application, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public.


Contact the Headquarters Office listed below for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 3 to 6 months.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements. Although there are no matching requirements, applicants must assume part of the project cost and fiscal information must be provided in the narrative portion of the applications pursuant to provisions of Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance



Post Assistance Requirements


Annual or semiannual progress reports are required. Financial status reports are required no later than 90 days after the end of each budget period. Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.


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 PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.


Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $3,087,105; FY 08 est $4,400,000; and FY 09 est $4,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$100,000 to $1,500,000; $500,000.


Program Accomplishments



Regulations, Guidelines and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 42 CFR Part 51b. Guidelines are available in the application kit. PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 94- 50,000 (Revised) April 1, 1994.


Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Extramural Research Program Office, Coordinating Center for Health Promotion (CoCHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Brenda Colley Gilbert, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K-92, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-8390. Grants Management Contact: Hector Buitrago, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341. Telephone: (770) 488-2921.

Web Site Address


Related Programs

93.283, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention-INVESTIGATIONS And Technical Assistance
93.945, Assistance Programs For Chronic Disease Prevention And Control


Examples of Funded Projects

Assessment of Proposed Revisions to the Youth Tobacco Survey: Impact on Measures of Youth Tobacco Use; Vision Health: Developing an Integrative Approach for Promotion and Protection; Genomic Applications in Practice and Prevention (GAPP): Translation Research.


Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be evaluated based on: (1) Agreements between all agencies providing professional and/or supportive care, either voluntarily or for fees; (2) a description of the approach that will be used to provide prevention case management services; and (3) a description of how services will complement/expand existing agency primary and secondary services and specific criteria published in program guidance. All applications will be peer reviewed.


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