Community Transformation Grants
The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced the implementation of the Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program. This program, authorized in Section 4201 of the Affordable Care Act, will make available $100 million to an estimated 75 “State and local governmental agencies and community-based organizations for the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities in order to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence-base of effective prevention programming.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be holding a conference call prior to the deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding. The Letters of Intent are due to CDC on Monday, June 6, 2011. The call-in information is posted below:
• Atlantic, Eastern and Central time zones May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EDT) – This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343; the passcode is 8899773.
• Mountain and Pacific time zones May 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343; the passcode is 8899773.
Local and state government agencies, local and state non-profit organizations and federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
For additional information, please visit the Community Transformation Grants website (http://www.cdc.gov/communitytransformation/index.htm ) for additional resources and a list of frequently asked questions about the program and the application process.