Applied Leadership for Community Health Improvement

The purpose of this program is to improve community health through applied, team-based meta-leadership development.

Specifically, this program will: Establish a national health applied leadership training program to provide customized public health applied leadership training to local and state
public health officials and their allies.

Assemble, train and provide technical assistance to local teams of 3-5 leaders to effectively address local public health problems as part of a Community Health Improvement Project.

Document and evaluate the applied public health training approach.

Foster replication through train the trainer and e-learning models to increase the programs reach and impact.

Document and evaluate the Community Public Health Improvement projects used by the teams and to submit the promising and effective strategies and interventions utilized to the CDC for further evaluation and potential dissemination.

This program addresses the "Healthy People 2020" focus area(s) of Public Health Infrastructure; activities arising from this program may address many other focus areas.

Measurable outcomes of the program will be in alignment with one (or more) of the following Department of Health and Human Services and Healthy People 2020 performance goal(s) that the Office for State Tribal Local and Territorial Support undertakes: 1) Strengthen the Nation s Health and Human Service Infrastructure and Workforce.

2) To ensure that Federal, State, Tribal, and local health agencies have the necessary infrastructure to effectively provide essential public health services.

Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Restrictions are as follows:
Recipients may not use funds for research.
Recipients may not use funds for clinical care.
Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual.
Awardees may not generally use HHS/CDC/ATSDR funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget.
The direct and primary recipient in a cooperative agreement program must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.
Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.
Recipients may not use funds for construction or building projects.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Assemble, train and provide technical assistance to local teams of 3-5 leaders to effectively address local public health problems as part of a Community Health Improvement Project.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The general public will benefit from the objectives of this program.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is covered under OMB Circular No. A-110. Information on the submission of applications may be obtained from the Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Telephone: (770) 488-2700. The standard application forms must be used for this program as furnished by the Public Health Service and requirement by OMB Circular No. A-110 for nongovernmental applicants.

Award Procedures

An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the evaluation criteria listed in funding opportunity announcement. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NOA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NOA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and CDC. The NOA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Section 301(a) of the Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. Sections 241], as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


Renewals will be based upon the availability of funding and satisfactory programmatic progress. Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12 month budget periods.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12 month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Interim and semiannual progress reports are required.

Final financial status and performance reports are required 90 days after the end of a project period.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the grant program must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Financial records, supporting documentation, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award shall be retained for a minimum of 3 years, or until completion and resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. In all cases records must be retained until resolution of any audit questions. Property records must be retained in accordance with 45 CFR 92.42 requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 10 $0; FY 11 $1,000,000; FY 12 $1,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Expected: $1,000,000 - $1,000,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 92

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

John D. Maynard 4770 Buford Hwy, MS E85, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 404.498.0394

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Funding will be directed to a single competitively selected grantee. Non-governmental organizations may also be eligible for funding opportunities. Additional criteria will be listed in individual funding opportunity announcements.

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