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CDC Conference Call for CTG Funding, TOMORROW


As I am sure you all know by now the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants.  If you have seen Dr. Scouts post:

The Long-Awaited Community Transformation Grants? Thumbs down so far.

you know that there is a flaw in these awards as they are not as inclusive as they should be. BUT, Tomorrow they have a conference call scheduled for those interested in applying for the funding. Below is the information directly from CDC.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan on submitting a proposal letters of intent our due June 6, 2011.

CDC Conference Call for CTG Funding, this Wednesday
 
 

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released $100 million in funding for up to 75 Community Transformation Grants. Created by the Affordable Care Act, these grants are aimed at helping communities implement projects proven to reduce chronic disease, violence and injury, and improve mental health and equity. Letters of Intent are due June 6, 2011.

This Wednesday, the CDC will host a conference call for those interested in applying for the funding. We encourage all of our colleagues in prevention to be a part of this initial call:

  • May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT) – Eligible applicants in the Atlantic, Eastern, and Central time zones. This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.
  • May 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – Eligible applicants Mountain and Pacific time zones. This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.
  • May 25, 2011, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) – Eligible applicants in the Alaska and Hawaii-Aleutian time zones. This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-790-3249. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 6417596.

Funding is available to support evidence and practice-based community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.This Funding Opportunity Announcement will support intensive community approaches to reduce risk factors responsible for the leading causes of death and disability and to prevent and control chronic diseases in the nation.

More information on the CTG funding opportunity announcement, along with frequently asked questions/answers can be accessed at http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation.

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