CDC Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities


Funding Opportunities



Application Information



Funding Cycle Event

March 31, 2016

2016 application cycle begins

April 21, 2016

Last day for WIP questions

April 28, 2016
11:59 p.m. ET

Grant application, application cover sheet, and any appendices are due to AACN, AAMC, APTR, or ASPPH

early July, 2016

Funding decision for the 2016 funding cycle will be announced

August 15, 2016

Funding begins

Application Submission Instructions

An electronic copy of your PHS Form 5161-1 grant application and application cover sheet (Word) should be submitted to your respective Association no later than
11:59 p.m. ET on April 28, 2016

Applications and cover sheets should be submitted as follows:


Submission Email Address





Applicants should follow the PHS 5161-1 application instructions except as otherwise noted herein for content and formatting of their applications. For further assistance with the application forms, each applicant should contact their member association. Project plans should address activities to be conducted over the entire project period.

The applications should be written as follows:

  • 30 page limit. The 30 page limit is for the narrative, it is exclusive of the letters of support and the appendices.
  • Times New Roman 12-point, 1.5 inch spacing, and single sided.
  • 1 inch margin (top, bottom, left and right).
  • Executive Order 12372 does not apply to this program, so therefore it is not subject to review.
  • Use of the modular budget format is prohibited when submitting any applications to AACN, APTR, AAMC, or ASPPH. All applicants must submit the detailed budget pages.


Completed applications and all supporting documents should be submitted to your respective Association no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on April 28, 2016.

Application Review Information

The review and scoring criteria will be included in each WIP description provided by CDC. The criteria may differ among WIPs.


If applications submitted for review are considered incomplete or non-responsive, they will not be entered into the review process, and applicants will be notified that their applications did not meet the submission requirements. The following criteria will be used to determine responsiveness:

  • Applications must be received by the Application Deadline Date referenced herein.
  • As stated in the WIP, the applications must not exceed the Approximate Average per Award funding.
  • Proposed project must not exceed the "Length of Project Period."
  • Applicants must meet the requirements defined within "Special Eligibility Requirements" for each WIP, if any.

Award Notices

Successful applicants will receive a notice of award and reviewers' critiques in July 2016 from their member association. Each unsuccessful applicant will receive the reviewers' critiques of their application.


For further assistance with application forms, please consult the FAQ page. If there are additional questions please contact the appropriate member association contact.

CDC does not permit direct contact between the Centers, Institutes and Offices (CIOs) and applicants. Applicants must address all questions to their member associations who will forward them to CDC. All questions will be posted on the FAQ page as they are forwarded to CDC. CDC's response will also be posted.

All questions pertaining to the WIPs will be addressed through April 21, 2016. No additional questions will be addressed after the deadline date.