National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors

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Opportunity ID:334850
Opportunity Number:CDC-RFA-DP22-2203
Opportunity Title:National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education by Preventing Chronic Disease and Promoting Healthy Behaviors
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.858
Eligible Applicants:State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:The NOFO’s organizational capacity criteria require applicants to demonstrate national recognition, expertise, and experience in the priority area for which they are applying for: Priority 1 – School Health Services Priority 2 – Emotional Well-being Priority 3 – Healthy OST Priority 4 – School Administrator Support and Action for Healthy Schools This NOFO is intended to fund recipients with national reach to support the establishment of school policy, systems, and environmental changes to achieve and sustain positive health outcomes. This NOFO supports nationwide implementation of cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors. Applicants should be able to fulfill the strategies, activities, and performance measures stated in the NOFO at a national, state, local, community, and school level. The applicant must demonstrate their ability at a national level to impact SEAs, districts, or schools in the chosen priority area; have members, networks, affiliates, and chapters in all states; and demonstrate a minimum of ten years of expertise, experience, and documented success in addressing the priority area. The applicant must have experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities and have an understanding of community engagement efforts that can strengthen cross-sector partnerships, ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate practices, build trust within communities, promote social connection, and advance health equity.
Agency Code:HHS-CDC-NCCDPHP
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP
Posted Date:Jul 20, 2021
Last Updated Date:Jul 20, 2021
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:Oct 18, 2021
Fiscal Year:2022
Award Ceiling:$400,000
Award Floor:$350,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$7,500,000
Expected Number of Awards:4
Description:The purpose of this 5-year cooperative agreement is to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and school staff in underserved and disproportionately affected communities. The CDC’s Healthy Schools Branch plans to fund four nationally recognized recipients with expertise and experience providing support to CDC-funded state education agencies, districts, schools, out-of-school time providers, and the organization’s constituents in the following priority areas: Priority 1 – School Health Services: Strategies and activities support access to physical, behavioral, and mental health services for students, with emphasis on students with chronic health conditions. Priority 2 – Emotional Well-Being: Strategies and activities support emotional well-being of students and staff. Priority 3 – Healthy Out-of-School-Time: Strategies and activities support healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff in out-of-school time programs. Priority 4 – School Administrator Support and Action for Healthy Schools: Strategies and activities support adoption of Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model policies within districts and schools that address healthy eating, physical activity, and emotional well-being of students and staff. Recipients will provide support through professional development and technical assistance, dissemination, partnerships, and implementation. Expected outcomes to be achieved by the end of the 5-year period of performance include: (1) Increased use of CDC and other evidence-based tools and resources; (2) Increased adoption and implementation of evidence-based school health policies, practices, and programs among state education agencies, districts, schools, and out-of-school time programs; and (3) Expansion of school-based mental health and health services. This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is intended to fund recipients with national reach to support the establishment of school policy, systems, and environmental changes to achieve and sustain positive health outcomes. This NOFO supports nationwide implementation of cross-cutting approaches to promote health and prevent and control chronic diseases and their risk factors. Applicants should be able to fulfill the strategies, activities, and performance measures stated in the NOFO at a national, state, local, community, and school level. The applicant must demonstrate their ability at a national level to impact SEAs, districts, or schools in the chosen priority area; have members, networks, affiliates, and chapters in all states; and demonstrate a minimum of ten years of expertise, experience, and documented success in addressing the priority area. The applicant must have experience working with diverse populations and underserved communities and have an understanding of community engagement efforts that can strengthen cross-sector partnerships, ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate practices, build trust within communities, promote social connections, and advance health equity. Applicants may apply for multiple priority areas but will only be awarded in one priority area. Applicants must identify the priority area they are applying for in the title of their application submission. A separate application must be submitted for each priority area the applicant is applying for.
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