Sodium Reduction in Communities

The purpose of this program is to reduce Americans? sodium intake to limits recommended by the Dietary Guidelines.

Because the majority of sodium that people consume is already present in foods before purchase or preparation, reducing sodium intake may require increased availability and accessibility
of lower sodium items.

Efforts to reduce sodium in the food supply are occurring at a national level; however movement is also needed at the community level to affect change.

Because community-wide efforts to reduce sodium intake are relatively new, more practice-based evidence would support identification and refinement of effective strategies.

Therefore, this program will aim to implement and evaluate population-based strategies to increase access to lower sodium food in communities, and decrease sodium intake.

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.

Website Address

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
San Diego, County Of $ 235,061   2014-09-302016-12-30
San Antonio, City Of $ 180,696   2013-09-302016-12-29
Fund For Public Health In New York, Inc. $ 208,622   2013-09-302016-09-29
Human Services, Oregon Department Of $ 350,000   2014-09-302016-09-29
Philadelphia Dept Of Public Health $ 248,139   2013-09-302016-09-29
The Health & Hospital Corp Of Marion County $ 248,642   2013-09-302016-09-29
Health And Human Services, Maine Department Of $ 266,601   2014-09-302016-09-29
Health, Washington State Department Of $ 337,099   2013-09-302016-09-29
County Of Los Angeles $ 227,708   2013-09-302016-09-29
Health Research, Inc. $ 306,082   2013-09-302016-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Project funds may be used for costs associated with planning, organizing, conducting, and supporting sodium reduction strategies at the community and/or state level.

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

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 and activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

a. An official state health department (or its bona fide agent), or its equivalent, as designated by the Governor, is to serve as the lead/fiduciary agency for Small City and Rural Community applications.

For this announcement, the term ?State? includes the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The term ?small city? is defined as a local health department that serves a jurisdiction with a population between 50,000 ? 250,000 people.

The term ?rural area? is defined as a local health department that serves a jurisdiction with a population of 50,000 people and below.


An official local health department (or its bona fide agent), or its equivalent, as designated by the mayor, county executive, or other equivalent governmental official, will serve as the lead/fiduciary agent for a Large City application.

For this announcement, the term ?large city? is defined as a local health department that serves a jurisdiction with a population of more than 500,000 people.


Federally recognized Tribal Governments, Regional Area Indian Health Boards, Urban Indian organizations, and Inter-Tribal Councils will serve as the lead/fiduciary agency for Tribal Community applications.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any U.S. state, political subdivision and U.S. territories (as described above), and other public entities will benefit.


Applicants should document the need for assistance, state the objectives of the project, outline the method of operation, describe the evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program.

Award Procedures

Awardees will receive an electronic copy of the Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC PGO. The NoA shall be the only binding, authorizing document between the awardee and CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized GMO and emailed to the awardee program director. Any application awarded in response to this FOA will be subject to the DUNS, CCR Registration and Federal Funding Accountability And Transparency Act Of 2006 (FFATA) requirements. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification of the results of the application review by email with delivery receipt.


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


This program is authorized under Section 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Services Act (PHS Act), 42 U.S.C. 247b(k)(2) as amended.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days.


Not Applicable.


> 180 Days.

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

Project periods are for 1 to 5 years with 12-month budget periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Annual progress reports are required.

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.


There is a 3-year record retention requirement; records shall be retained beyond the 3-year period if final audit has not been done or findings resolved. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $2,999,949; FY 17 est $2,999,949; and FY 18 est $2,999,949 - FY15 supports the last budget year for FOA 13-1301 FY16 supports estimate funding for new FOA DP16-1607.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

250,000 for Large City Applicants; $350,000 for state coordinated applicants (this amount is subject to the availability of funds.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Kristy Mugavero 4770 Buford Highway, MS F72 , Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 770-488-2047

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Phase I Review: All eligible applications will be initially reviewed for completeness by the CDC?s Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff. In addition, eligible applications will be jointly reviewed for responsiveness by the CDC NCCDPHP and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance to Phase II review. Applicants will be notified that the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements. Phase II Review: An objective review panel will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in the criteria section of the FOA. Applicants will be notified electronically if the application did not meet eligibility and/or published submission requirements thirty (30) days after the completion of Phase II review . Applications will be funded in order by score and rank determined by the review panel.

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