Injury Prevention and Control Research and State and Community Based Programs

RESEARCH GRANTS: (1) To support injury control research on priority issues; (2) to integrate aspects of engineering, public health, behavioral sciences, medicine, engineering, health policy, economics and other disciplines in order to prevent and control injuries more effectively; (3) to rigorously apply
and evaluate current and new interventions, methods, and strategies that focus on the prevention and control of injuries; (4) to stimulate and support Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) in academic institutions which will develop a comprehensive and integrated approach to injury control research and training; and (5) to bring the knowledge and expertise of ICRCs to bear on the development of effective public health programs for injury control.

STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM GRANTS/COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS: (1) To develop and evaluate new methods or to evaluate existing methods and techniques used in injury surveillance by public health agencies; and (2) to develop, expand, or improve injury control programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, severity, disability, and cost from injuries.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

(1) Injury Control Research Centers (ICRC) have undertaken a broad range of work.

For example, the Johns Hopkins University ICRC has sponsored Summer Training Institutes for injury control researchers and practitioners.

Harvard has been a key planning, training, and program resource for injury control programs in the New England States.

Work at the University of North Carolina ICRC has led to the creation of an injury control unit in the North Carolina State Health Department.

Harborview ICRC serves as a State and regional resource in trauma and burn care and is a leader of efforts to reduce pedestrian injuries and injuries associated with motorcycles and bicycles.

(2) Funded Injury Prevention and Control Projects address priority research concerns encompassing acute care, biomechanics, prevention, epidemiology, and rehabilitation.

As examples, researchers are investigating the mechanism of traumatic brain injury due to impact, other investigators are defining risk factors for intimate partner violence and another group is evaluating the effectiveness of trauma systems.

(3) Surveillance programs address E- coded hospital discharge data; model surveillance systems to address nonfatal injuries resulting from intentional and unintentional injuries.

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.

Office - RO-1 Adele Childress, Program Manager, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (F62), 4770 Buford Hwy.

NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724

Telephone: (770) 488-4233 FAX: (770) 488-1670.

Injury Control Research Centers Paul Smutz, Program Manager, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (F62), 4770 Buford Hwy.

NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724

Telephone: (770) 488-1508 FAX: (770) 488-1670.

Community- Based Grant Programs Robin Forbes, Public Health Advisor, Extramural Resource Team, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (F63), 4770 Buford Hwy.

NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724

Telephone: (770) 488-1324 Fax: (770) 488-1662.
Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania, The $ 362,481   2021-09-302024-09-29
Research Institute At Nationwide Children's Hospital $ 724,999   2021-09-302024-09-29
Brown University $ 362,499   2021-09-302024-09-29
Massachusetts General Hospital, The $ 362,156   2021-09-302024-09-29
Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. $ 362,384   2021-09-302024-09-29
University Of Kentucky $ 362,500   2021-09-302024-09-29
Boston Medical Center Corporation $ 724,756   2021-09-302024-09-29
Nevada System Of Higher Education $ 362,499   2021-09-302024-09-29
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill $ 347,311   2021-09-302024-09-29
Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc. $ 350,000   2021-09-302024-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Injury Prevention and Control Programs - In fiscal year 2007, CDC continued to provide technical assistance and grant funds to 11 ICRCs, one Research Program Project Grant (RPPG) and 38 individual investigators (RO-1) to conduct applied research in injury prevention and control. In fiscal years 2008 and 2009, CDC will again provide technical assistance and grant funds to numerous Injury Control Research Centers (ICRCs) and RO-1 Grantees. All Injury Prevention and Control Research Projects are investigator-initiated. State and Community-Based Grant Programs - In fiscal year 2007, CDC continued to fund such projects as: a training and demonstration project; youth violence; applied research for traumatic brain injury, and a surveillance and traumatic brain injury follow-up registry; a national violence data reporting system; violence against women; playground safety; prevention of violence against women electronic networking program; trauma care system development; development and enhancement of emergency departments injury surveillance programs, basic injury program development; residential fire-related injuries and poison control centers. Fiscal years 2008 and 2009 awards are expected to support the same injury-related areas as in fiscal year 2007.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are available for costs directly attributed to the performance of research and demonstrations surveillance or interventions/evaluations programs pertaining to injury prevention and control plus certain direct costs of the grantee in accordance with established policies of the Public Health Service.

Grantees may not award subgrants but may enter into contracts as necessary to achieve the aims of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL RESEARCH PROGRAMS, AND INJURY CONTROL RESEARCH CENTERS: Eligible applicants may include any nonprofit or for-profit organization; for STATE AND COMMUNITY PROGRAM GRANTS/COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS: State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau) and political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States),Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments, American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations, Alaska Native health corporations, Urban Indian health organizations, Tribal epidemiology centers; for COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS: public, private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations may be eligible.

Beneficiary Eligibility

FOR RESEARCH GRANTS: Academic health centers, scientist/researchers, operational public health programs, State and local governments, and public and private organizations involved in injury research. FOR STATE AND COMMUNITY-BASED GRANTS AND COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS: State and local health departments, and community-based organizations.


Costs will be determined in accordance with OMB Circular No. A-87 for State and local governments. For all other nonprofit grantees, costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations 45 CFR 74, Subpart Q. For-profit organizations' costs are determined in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations, 48 CFR 31.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is desired for research grants but not required.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is subject to the provisions of 45 CFR Part 92 for State and local governments and OMB Circular No. A-110 for nonprofit organizations, as appropriate. Funding Opportunity Announcements for this program are posted on, the official federal agency wide e-grant Web site. Application forms and instructions specific to each announcement are posted at that site. Electronic Submission: CDC strongly encourages the applicant to submit applications electronically by utilizing the forms and instructions posted on Registering your organization through is the first step in submitting applications online. Registration information is located in the "Get Started" screen of and the one-time registration process will take three to five days to complete. While application submission through may be optional for various announcements, we strongly encourage you to use this online tool. Please visit at least 30 days prior to filing your application to familiarize yourself with the registration and submission processes. We suggest submitting electronic applications prior to the closing date so if difficulties are encountered, you can resolve them prior to the deadline. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone: (301) 435-0714, E-mail: For the hearing impaired: TTY (770) 488-2783. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you have difficulty accessing the forms on-line, you may contact the CDC Procurement and Grants Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO-TIM) staff at: (770) 488-2700. DUNS Number: Applications must have a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System number as the universal identifier when applying for Federal grants or cooperative agreements. The D&B number can be obtained by calling (866) 705-5711 or through the web site at

Award Procedures

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff, and for responsiveness by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified the application did not meet submission requirements. 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, and mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. FOR RESEARCH GRANTS: Applications that are complete and responsive to the announcement will be evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group convened by NCIPC in accordance with the review criteria stated below. All applications will: undergo a selection process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific merit, generally the top half of applications under review, will be discussed and assigned a priority score; receive a written critique; receive a second level of review by the Science and Program Review Subcommittee (SPRS) of the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (ACIPC). FOR NON-RESEARCH GRANTS/COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS: Applicants are required to provide measures of effectiveness that will demonstrate the accomplishment of the various identified objectives of the grant or cooperative agreement. Measures of effectiveness must relate to the performance goals stated in the "Purpose" section of the announcement. Measures must be objective and quantitative and must measure the intended outcome. The measures of effectiveness must be submitted with the application and will be an element of evaluation. An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed. The objective review process will follow the policy requirements as stated in the GPD 2.04,


For Injury Control Research Centers and Injury Prevention Research Program Project Grants, and for other programs, see Funding Opportunity Announcements at, at, or contact the program Headquarters Office for application deadlines.


Public Laws 99-500 and 99-501; Department of Health and Human Services Appropriation Act of 1987, Section 601; Economy Act, Public Law 99-190, as amended, 31 U.S.C. 1533 and 1536; Public Health Service Act, Sections 301 and 394, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 241.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.




Renewals are made by competitive applications and reviews.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

From one to five years (noncompeting renewals based on availability of funds).

Post Assistance Requirements


Financial status reports (annual); interim progress report (annual); final performance report and equipment inventory (three months after end of project); invention statement (annual) and reprints and copies of resulting publications.

For Injury Control Research Centers, an annual progress report is also required.

For Applied Methods in Surveillance, and State and Community-Based Injury Control Programs, semi-annual progress reports are also required.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit 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. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal government officials.


Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Grants): FY 07 $101,846,306; FY 08 est $102,000,000; FY 09 est $102,000,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Injury Control Research Centers: $905,500. Injury Control Research Projects: $200,000 to $300,000; $250,000. State and Community Based Injury Control Programs: $40,000 to $300,000; $170,000. Youth Violence Prevention Programs: $150,000 to $425,000; $275,000. Violence Against Women Community-Based Demonstration Programs: $85,000 to $800,000; $600,000. Applied Research for Traumatic Brain Injury: $100,000 to $150,000; $125,000. Surveillance and Traumatic Brain Injury Follow-up Registry: $16,000 to $500,000; $258,000. Other Unintentional Injuries: $50,000 to $1,050,000; $550,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

42 CFR 52; basic grant administration policies of DHHS and PHS are also applicable, 45 CFR 74 and 45 CFR 92; PHS Grants Policy Statement, DHHS Publication No. (OASH) 94-50,000, (Rev.) April 1, 1994.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

RO-1 Adele Childress, Program Manager, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (F62), 4770 Buford Hwy. NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724 Telephone: (770) 488-4233 FAX: (770) 488-1670. Injury Control Research Centers Paul Smutz, Program Manager, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (F62), 4770 Buford Hwy. NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724 Telephone: (770) 488-1508 FAX: (770) 488-1670. Community- Based Grant Programs Robin Forbes, Public Health Advisor, Extramural Resource Team, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (F63), 4770 Buford Hwy. NE Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724 Telephone: (770) 488-1324 Fax: (770) 488-1662.

Headquarters Office

Program contact. Headquarters Office: Program contacts: Injury Prevention and Control Research Projects - Adele Childress. Telephone: (770) 488-4233 for individual research grants; Injury Control Research Centers - Paul Smutz. Telephone: (770) 488-1508; State and Community-Based Grant Programs contact is Robin Forbes. Telephone: (770) 488-1324. The mailing address is National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724. The Grants Management Office contact is Mildred Garner. Telephone: (770) 488-2745, Grants Management Officer, Grants Management Branch IV, Procurement and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 2920 Brandywine Road, Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention being given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as richness, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research, demonstrations, and special projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed activities; (3) feasibility and likelihood of producing meaningful results based on the significance of the proposed activities and relevant evaluation procedures; (4) overall match between the proposed programs and the nation's health priorities and needs; and (5) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.

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