National Health Promotion

To engage national membership organizations from various sectors as a means of expanding and coordinating health promotion efforts.

To promote the development, implementation and coordination of programs that promote good health habits and programs that are designed to prevent disease and disability.

objectives are consistent with the General Authorities set forth in Sections 1701(a) and 301 of the Public Health Service Act.

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


Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance must be provided to satisfy program needs of the National Health Promotion Program, including but not limited to: (1) identifying or developing materials for health promotion programs for use by schools, medical treatment sites, worksites, and community health promotion programs; (2) adding to the scientific data base, especially to fill gaps identified in the "Healthy People 2010: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives"; and (3) identifying the needs of special population groups, such as Blacks, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives, those with disabilities or special health care needs, and elderly Americans.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public or private nonprofit organizations.

Faith based organizations are eligible to apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility

General public.


Proof of nonprofit status is required. Costs will be determined by HHS Regulations 45 CFR, Part 74, Subpart Q.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

There are no preapplication requirements.

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

Application kits may be requested by calling (240) 453-8822 or writing to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications should be submitted to: Ms. Karen Campbell, Director, Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS), Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20852. Applications must be prepared using Form OPHS-1. This form is available in Adobe Acrobat format at the following website: . The Office of Public Health and Science (OPHS) provides multiple mechanisms for the submission of applications. Applicants will receive notification via mail from the OPHS Office of Grants Management confirming the receipt of applications submitted using any of these mechanisms. Applications submitted to the OPHS Office of Grants Management after the deadlines will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant unread. The submission deadline will not be extended. Applications which do not conform to the requirements of the grant announcement will not be accepted for review and will be returned to the applicant. Applications may only be submitted electronically via the electronic submission mechanisms specified below. Any applications submitted via any other means of electronic communication, including facsimile or electronic mail, will not be accepted for review. While applications are accepted in hard copy, the use of the electronic application submission capabilities provided by the OPHS e-Grants system or the Web site Portal is encouraged. Information about this system is available on the OPHS e-Grants Web site, .

Award Procedures

Accepted applications will be reviewed by a review panel that will make recommendations on the technical merit based on the published criteria. After considering the recommendations of the panel, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, will make a final decision on funding projects and a notice of grant award will be issued.


To be considered for review, applications must be submitted by the established due date. Applications not meeting the deadline will be considered late and will be returned to the applicant unread.


Public Health Service Act, as amended, Title III, Section 301, Title XVII, Section 1701, 42 U.S.C. 300 k-1, 300(o).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Approximately 90 days from the application deadline date.




Support is recommended for a specified project period, and is not generally considered for renewal beyond that period.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula or matching requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Varies, but a project period is generally limited to 3 years or less. Within a project period, continuation applications must be submitted on a noncompeting basis for each year of support.

Post Assistance Requirements


Because of substantial Federal involvement in the program, performance monitoring will be on a continuing basis.

An annual Program and Financial Status Report shall be submitted within 90 days after the close of each budget period.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 24, 1997), "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.


Records must be retained for at least 3 years; records should be retained beyond the 3-year period if audit findings have not been resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification



Grants (Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $4,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$75,000 to $275,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

"Healthy People 2010," 2 vols., Government Printing Office, Stock No. 017-001-00547-9 ($70.00/set); "Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health," Government Printing Office, Stock No. 017-001-00550-9 ($10.00); "Tracking Healthy People 2010, "Government Printing Office, Stock No. 017-001-00548-7 ($67.00); "Healthy People 2010 CD-Rom, "Government Printing Office, Stock No. 017-001-00549-5 ($19.00).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office

Program Contact: Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20853, Telephone (240) 453-8280. Grants Management Contact: Office of Grants Management, Office of Public Health and Science, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville, MD 20853, Telephone (240) 453-8822.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Proposals will be assessed according to ability to show: organizational goals consistent with the National Health Promotion Program; access to a nationwide network of local affiliates through which health information and health promotion resources can be decentralized; administrative capability and staff expertise to contribute to satisfaction of program need; detailed proposal including cost proposal in response to program announcement.

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