Centers for Research and Demonstration for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

The funded Prevention Research Centers aims are to: 1.

Establish, maintain, and operate multi-disciplinary academic-based centers that conduct high-quality applied health promotion and disease prevention research; 2.

Improve public health practice through applied prevention research; 3.


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the knowledge and expertise of academic health centers to address practical public health problems; 4.

Design, implement, evaluate, and disseminate cost-effective methods and strategies for health promotion and disease prevention at the tribal, territorial, state, or local level; 5.

Shorten the time lag between the development of new and proven effective disease prevention and health promotion strategies and interventions and their widespread application; and 6.

Involve health departments and other community partners in the development, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of one applied public health prevention research project.

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

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Ubicue, Inc. $ 150,000   2013-09-302014-09-29
Pro-change Behavior Systems Inc $ 732,356   2010-09-012013-08-31
Accents On Health, Inc. $ 93,449   2010-09-012011-08-31
South Carolina Research Foundation $ 1,268,228   2004-09-302009-09-29
Johns Hopkins University $ 746,696   2004-09-302009-09-29
University Of Kentucky Research Foundation $ 913,927   2005-05-012009-09-29
University Of Rochester $ 998,500   2004-09-302009-09-29
University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center $ 725,500   2005-05-012009-09-29
University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth $ 383,187   2008-08-012009-07-31
$ 0   

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 19084000. Fiscal Year 2017: 19083950. Fiscal Year 2018: 19084000.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funds are available for costs directly attributed to the performance of research and demonstration projects pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention plus certain indirect costs of the grantee in accordance with established policies of the Public Health Service.

Grantees may not award subgrants but may enter into consortia agreements or contracts as necessary to achieve the aims of the program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are accredited schools of medicine, schools of osteopathy, and schools of public health as defined in Section 701 (4) of Public Health Service Act.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Academic health centers, scientist/researchers, operational public health programs, targeted high risk groups, selected demonstration areas, and the general public.


Costs will be determined in accordance with HHS Regulations, 45 CFR 74. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. To apply for this funding opportunity, use application form SF 424. Forms and instructions are available in an interactive format on the CDC web site, at the following Internet address: Submit the signed original and five copies of your application by mail or express delivery service to: Technical Information Management, CDC Procurement and Grants Office, 2920 Brandywine Road, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Award Procedures

Approved grants are funded based on priority score ranking from a scientific review, as well as availability of funds, secondary review and such other significant factors deemed necessary and appropriate by the agency. Initial award provides funds for the first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Grant Award (Form PHS 5152-1) indicates support recommended for remainder of project period, allocations of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.


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


Public Health Service Act, Title 42, Part 330u-5, Section 1706, Public Law 98-551.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 120 to 180 days. From six to nine months.


Not Applicable.


Applications for renewal will be reviewed in the same manner as new applications and will compete for available funds with other applications.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. This program does not have MOE requirements. The Prevention Research Centers Program does not receive allocations over $100 million in the fiscal year.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

From one to five years (renewable, based on competitive applications and availability of funds). See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Lump sum unless there are funding restrictions due to pending issues (e.g,, IRB concerns.).

Post Assistance Requirements


Interim progress (annually); annual report (three months after end of budget period); final progress report (three months after end of project period); and reprints and copies of resulting publications.

No cash reports are required.

Interim progress (annually); terminal progress report (three months after end of each budget period; and final progress report (three months after the end of the project period; and reprints and copies of resulting publications.

Financial status reports (annual).

Interim progress (annually).


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. In addition, grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspection and audits by DHHS and other Federal officials.


Financial records, including documents to support entries on accounting records and substantiate charges to each grant, must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for three years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $19,084,000; FY 17 est $19,083,950; and FY 18 est $19,084,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

John Avery Francis 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 7704886384

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Prevention Research Center applications are reviewed on the basis of scientific/technical merit, with attention given to such matters as: (1) The degree to which the applicant satisfies the essential requirements and possesses other desired characteristics, such as depth, breadth, and scientific merit of the overall application relative to the types of research and demonstration projects proposed; (2) clarity of purpose and overall qualifications, adequacy and appropriateness of personnel to accomplish proposed prevention research projects and demonstration projects, and the nation's health priorities and needs; (3) ability to generalize, translate and disseminate to State or local health departments, boards of education and other appropriate national regional, and local public health agencies and organizations; (4) reasonableness of the proposed budget in relation to the work proposed.

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