Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to State and Territorial Health Departments to maintain and expand:
1) Specific health surveillance on the behaviors of the general adult population that contribute to the occurrences and prevention of chronic diseases, injuries, and other public

health threats through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and
2) Collection, analysis, and dissemination of BRFSS data to State and Territorial Health Department
categorical programs for their use in assessing trends, directing program planning, evaluating program priorities, developing policy, and targeting relevant population groups.

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
Wyoming, Department Of Health $ 1,183,017   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health Services, Wisconsin Department Of $ 1,581,729   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health, Rhode Island Department Of $ 1,421,720   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health, Washington State Department Of $ 1,448,271   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health And Environmental Control, South Carolina Department Of $ 1,539,210   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health, Virginia Department Of $ 1,266,279   2015-03-292020-07-31
South Dakota Department Of Health $ 1,245,566   2015-03-292020-07-31
Human Services Vermont Agency Of $ 1,358,198   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 1,524,006   2015-03-292020-07-31
Health And Human Services, Maine Department Of $ 1,148,494   2015-03-292020-07-31

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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

Recipients may not use funds for research. ? Recipients may not use funds for clinical care and pharmaceutical products. ? Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual. ? Recipients may not generally use HHS/CDC/ATSDR funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget. ? Reimbursement of pre-award costs is not allowed.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Eligible applicants are US State Health Departments and US Territories that have been funded under SO11-1101 and SO11-1102.

Beneficiary Eligibility

BRFSS data is published on the CDC website and all of the above entities can access it.


Applicants should provide a detailed work plan for meeting the objectives of the project, outline their method of operation, describe their evaluation procedures, and provide a budget with justification of funds requested. 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

Eligible applications will be jointly reviewed for responsiveness by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive will not advance through the review process. Recipients will be notified in writing of the results. A technical review panel within the Population Health Surveillance Branch, Division of Population Health,,National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC will evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the published review criteria. Successful applicants will receive a Notice of Award (NoA) from the CDC Procurement and Grants Office. The NoA shall be only binding, authorizing document between the recipient and the CDC. The NoA will be signed by an authorized Grants Management Officer and e-mailed to the program director. A hard copy of the NoA will be mailed to the recipient fiscal officer identified in the application. Unsuccessful recipients will receive notification of the results of the application review by mail.


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


Section 301 of the Public Health Service Act (as amended).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 90 to 120 days.


Not Applicable.


From 120 to 180 days. Information on renewal can be obtained from Tracey Sims in our PGO office at 770-488-2739.

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

Assistance is available 5 year project period with 12 -month budget period. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Semi-annual progress reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Semi-annual progress reports are required.

All grantees must submit an FFR 90 days after the end of the budget period.

Awardees will be required to submit annual evaluation and performance reports within the criteria specified in funding opportunity announcement DP15-1513.


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.


No Data Available.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 16 $6,696,911; FY 17 est $3,260,884; and FY 18 est $3,260,884 - $50,000-$370,000 The average award for each grantee is 250,000, This the BA portion of the BRFSS awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published under 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 or Part 92, as appropriate. For competing supplements, Administrative Regulations (ARs) remain in effect as published in the original funding announcement. For more information on the Code of Federal Regulations , see the National Archives and Records Administration at the following Internet address:

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Kenneth Laliberte 1600 Clifton Road, MS-E83, Atlanta, Georgia 30333 Phone: 4044980514

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applications will be reviewed for completeness by the CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) staff and for responsiveness jointly by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and PGO. Incomplete applications and applications that are non-responsive to the eligibility criteria will not advance through the review process. Applicants will be notified if the application did not meet submission requirements. CDC will conduct a review to evaluate complete and responsive applications according to the criteria listed in the funding opportunity announcement DP15-1513. Applicants will be notified if their application did not meet program requirements.

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