Consortium for Tobacco Use Cessation Technical Assistance financed solely by Prevention and Public H

To provide technical assistance to state tobacco control programs and national and state partners.

The technical assistance will focus on translating the science of tobacco control cessation into public health action in order to increase the number of tobacco users in the United States who quit.

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.

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting tobacco cessation technical assistance strategies.

CDC will have substantial involvement with the award recipient during performance of the funded activity.

Applicants must adhere to all CDC guidelines regarding allowable and unallowable expenses.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application.

If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.

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 required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

All applications that are complete and responsive to competitive cooperative agreement announcement will undergo an objective review process, receive a written critique and be scored according to published review criteria. 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 CDC Grants Management Officer.


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


For all authorizations/amendments, you must supply the Act or the Executive Order in order to continue
Consolidation Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112-74, for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and the Department of Interior and Related Agencies; and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112-55 for the United States Department of Agriculture, and Related Agencies. Title IV section 4002 Prevention and Public Health Fund.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


From 120 to 180 days. Renewals will be based upon the conditions in the funding announcement and are subject to the availability of funds under Section 317 of the Public Health Service Act or under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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

5-year project period w/12-month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Reporting Requirements under Section 203 of the 2012 Enacted Appropriations Bill for the
Prevention and Public Health Fund, Public Law 111-5:

This award requires the recipient to complete projects or activities which are funded under the
Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) and to report on use of PPHF funds provided
through this award.

Information from these reports will be made available to the public.
Recipients awarded a grant, cooperative agreement, or program reports (for example Annual Progress Reports, etc.) from such funds with a value of $25,000 or more shall produce reports on a semi-annual basis with a reporting cycle of January 1- June 30 and July 1 - December 31; and email such reports (in 508 compliant format) to the CDC website (template and point of contact to be provided after award) no later than 20 calendar days after the end of each reporting period (i.e.

July 20 and January 20, respectively).

Recipient reports shall reference the notice of award number and title of the grant or cooperative agreement.

and include a summary of the activities undertaken and identify any sub-grants or sub-contracts awarded (including the purpose of the award and the identity of the subrecipient).

No cash reports are required.

Annual Progress reports are required.

Federal Financial Reports are required 90 Days after the end of the calendar quarter.

Annual Progress reports are required.


No audits are required for this program.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 13 $0; FY 14 est $450,000; and FY 15 est $450,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Awards will range from approximately $75,000 to $450,000 with an average of approximately $112,500.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Effective tobacco cessation treatments are available, including group, individual, and telephone counseling and FDA-approved cessation medications. However, less than one third of cigarette smokers use these treatments when trying to quit. Physician cessation interventions increase patient quit rates, but many physicians to not routinely intervene with their patients who use tobacco products. Population-based strategies that increase cessation include, but are not limited to, reducing out-of-pocket costs for evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments (i.e., ensuring that health insurance plans cover these treatments), provider reminder systems in health care settings (including reminders embedded in electronic health records) that prompt health care providers to screen for tobacco use and provide cessation advice, telephone quitlines, and mobile-phone based cessation texting interventions.
CDC recommends that state tobacco control programs implement these effective population-based strategies for increasing cessation and put in place a comprehensive plan to address cessation. The Office on Smoking and Health has worked with several national organizations in providing information to state tobacco control programs and national and state partners on OSH s three major cessation priorities: enhancing state quitline capacity and sustainability, promoting comprehensive coverage of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments in health insurance plans, and promoting health systems changes that improve the rates of tobacco use screening and cessation intervention in health care settings.
CDC recommendations regarding cessation activities to be implemented by state tobacco control programs are described in greater depth in CDC s Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs - 2014 (see ).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Steve Babb NCCDPHP, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MSK50, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 770-488-1172

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion 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 if the application did not meet submission requirements.

CDC will conduct a review to evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in Section V. Application Review Information within the individual funding announcement. Applicants will be notified if their application did not meet program requirements.

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