CDC Announces the Community Transformation Grants

The grant period is for five years, beginning in the fall of 2011. A total of $102 million is available in the first year that will be divided to fund up to 75 jurisdictions across the nation. The funding must be used to support interventions that promote tobacco-free living, healthy eating and active living, and improved access to clinical preventive services, with a required focus on the prevention and control of high blood pressure. The funding may also be used to promote social and emotional wellness, and healthy and safe environments. The funding may not be used for direct services or research. Eligible applicants include states, local governments, nonprofit organizations and tribal organizations. A letter of intent is required and due June 6; full proposals are due July 15; and awards are expected to be announced near the end of summer. The CDC will accept multiple applications from a given jurisdiction. However, they will only fund one applicant in each jurisdiction. Proposals must address the entire jurisdiction, but must also focus on communities and populations disproportionately impacted by chronic disease to reduce health disparities.

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