NEW! CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) – Applications for Funding DUE July 16, 2018

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2018 funds to implement CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This five-year program will provide funding to communities to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease (i.e., hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity). The tools to accomplish this are supporting the use of culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors (tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity), linking community and clinical efforts to increase access to health care and preventive care programs at the community level, and supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies related to tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical linkages that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Applications are due no later than JULY 16, 2018. For more details and information about applying, see the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) on

Funding is for a 5 year project period, pending the continued availability of funding. Approximately 32 projects will be supported by this funding, with average yearly funding level expected to be approximately $781,250.

Important Dates

  • Conference Call for Potential Applicants: June 4, 2018; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Letter of Intent DUE: June 11, 2018
  • Applications DUE: July 16, 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Project Period Starts: 9/29/2018

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to questions about applying for funding under CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: REACH: NOFO FAQs. The FAQs will be updated frequently throughout the application process. Questions from potential applicants should be sent to

Conference Call for Potential Applicants

CDC will host a conference call for potential applicants to CDC-RFA-DP18-1813: REACH. This call is designed to improve applicant knowledge of the purpose of the funding and to review the details for submitting applications, as well as provide an opportunity to ask questions related to the funding opportunity. Details of the call are:

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