New CDC Funding Announcement
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health through National, Nonprofit Organizations
financed in part by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of funds for national, nonprofit organizations to strengthen the infrastructure and improve the performance of governmental and nongovernmental components of the public health system through the provision of capacity-building assistance (CBA). The purpose of this program is to ensure the provision of CBA to optimize the quality and performance of public health systems, the public health workforce, public health data and information systems, public health practice and services, public health partnerships, and public health resources. The Future of Public Health (IOM, 1988) was the first national report to call attention to the need to address the fragmented and underfunded American public health system. For the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the public health system refers to "activities undertaken within the formal structure of government and the associated efforts of private and voluntary organizations and individuals” (IOM, 1988).
The applicant's CBA program is expected to demonstrate measurable progress among governmental and nongovernmental components of the public health system towards two or more of the following outcomes: 1) increased adoption of new or proven business improvements leading to management and administrative efficiencies or cost savings; 2) increased availability and accessibility of continuing education and training focused on public health competencies and new skills, including the use of experience-based internships and fellowships; 3) increased incorporation of core public health competencies into employee position descriptions and performance evaluations; 4) increased integration of state-of-the-art technology into data collection and information systems; 5) increased implementation of evidence-based public health programs, policies, and services; 6) improved capacity to meet nationally established standards, such as those for health department accreditation; 7) establishment and maintenance of diverse public health partnerships for meaningful cooperation and achievement of evidence-based public health strategies and interventions, such as the CDC Winnable Battles; and 8) improved quality, availability, and accessibility of public health education materials, training, and evaluation tools and resources.
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Deadline (must be submitted via email): February 4, 2013
- Application Deadline: March 7, 2013, 11:59 p.m. (EST),
- Type of Award: Cooperative Agreement
- Approximate Total Project Period Funding: Category A: $180 million; Category B: $75 million; Category C: $45 million
- Approximate Number of Awards: Category A: up to 8 awards; Category B: up to 10 awards; Category C: up to 10 awards
- Approximate Yearly Average Award: Category A: $9 million; Category B: $2.5 million; Category C: $1 million