Initiative to Educate State and Territorial Officials about Maintaining and Strengthening Public Hea

This program is intended to build the capacity of legislators and relevant legislative health committee experts through an organizational membership that represents legislatures from all 50 states and territories as part of the nation s efforts to expand and sustain national investment in prevention
and public health programs.

The purpose of this 1-year activity is to ensure that legislators have the knowledge, information, and other resources they need to identify, develop, and support policies that maintain essential public health services, while also facilitating the changes needed in the public health system to increase effectiveness and efficiency through better use of resources.

This program addresses the "Healthy People 2020" focus area of Public Health Infrastructure and the CDC Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support s mission to increase the capacity and performance of the public health system, available at

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
Applicants can obtain guidance for completing a detailed justified budget on the CDC website, at the following Internet address:

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below:
Two categories of organizations are eligible to apply for this funding opportunity:
• Category 1: National non-profit organizations that consist of requisite memberships representing governors from all 50 states and territories.

The applicant organizations must provided information, education, publications, and networking forums to Governors and their staff.
• Category 2: National non-profit organizations that work with State Legislators and relevant health committee experts and consist of requisite memberships representing legislatures from all 50 states and territories.

The applicant organizations must have provided information, education, publications, and networking forums to state legislatures, relevant legislative committees and their staff.

Beneficiary Eligibility

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


Applicants must provide a project abstract, project narrative, and provide detail on the appropriate planning, training, and personnel and provide a budget justification for funds requested. Costs for nonprofit recipients will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR Part 74, Subpart Q. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

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.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Project period is for one year with a 12-month budget pe