State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN

This NOFO supports recipients to implement state and local nutrition and physical activity interventions that support healthy nutrition, safe and accessible physical activity, and breastfeeding within states and/or the District of Columbia.

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
Department Of Health Minnesota $ 923,000   2018-09-302023-09-29
Public Health And Environment, Colorado Department Of $ 683,140   2018-09-302023-09-29
Health, Pennsylvania Department Of $ 923,000   2018-09-302023-09-29
Illinois Public Health Institute $ 922,990   2018-09-302023-09-29
Public Health, Connecticut Department Of $ 853,934   2018-09-302023-09-29
Health And Senior Services, Missouri Department Of $ 884,164   2018-09-302023-09-29
Health, Washington State Department Of $ 923,000   2018-09-302023-09-29
Department Of Health Utah $ 923,000   2018-09-302023-09-29
Health Research, Inc. $ 923,000   2018-09-302023-09-29
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 856,326   2018-09-302023-09-29

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Recipients may only expend funds for reasonable policies, systems and environmental program purposes, including personnel, travel, supplies, and services, such as contractual to reduce risk factors, prevent and delay chronic disease.

? Recipients may not use funds for research. Recipients may not use funds for clinical care. ? Recipients may not generally use funding for the purchase of furniture or equipment.

Any such proposed spending must be identified in the budget. ? Recipients must perform a substantial role in carrying out project objectives and not merely serve as a conduit for an award to another party or provider who is ineligible.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants must provide evidence of the authority to direct work on government public health systems at the state and local levels to readily implement this state based program.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Applicants must provide evidence of the authority to direct work on government public health systems at the state and local levels to readily implement this state based program.


? Letter of Intent ? Criteria used for selection of the target population and geographic areas of focus based on statewide burden data. ? Evidence of authority to work on government public health systems at the state and local level. 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

Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria must also meet responsiveness criteria in order to advance to objective merit (Phase II) review. After review and approval, a notice of award is prepared and processed, along with appropriate notification to the public, initial award provides funds for first budget period (usually 12 months) and Notice of Award indicates support recommended for the remainder of project period, allocation of Federal funds by budget categories, and special conditions, if any.


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


This program is authorized under sections 301 and 317(k)(2) of the Public Health Service Act [42 USC 241(a) and 247(b)(k)(2), as amended].

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

> 180 Days.


Not Applicable.


From 120 to 180 days.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Assistance is available for a 12-month budget period within project periods ranging from 1 to 5 years. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements


Recipient Evaluation and Performance Measurement Plan, including Data Management Plan (DMP) reporting is required six (6) months into award performance period.

No cash reports are required.

Annual progress reports are required no later than 120 days before end of each budget period and serves as a continuation application.

Interim reporting requirements may be delineated in the NOFO.

Financial status reports are required annually.

Upon completion of the project, final financial status reports are required.

Payment Management System (PMS) Reporting is due quarterly.

Upon completion of the project performance reports are required.


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.


Financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the project must be kept readily available for review by personnel authorized to examine PHS grant accounts. Records must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years after the end of a budget period. If questions still remain, such as those raised as a result of an audit, records must be retained until completion or resolution of any audit in process or pending resolution. Property records must be retained in accordance with PHS Grants Policy Statement requirements.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 17 $15,000,000; FY 18 est $15,000,000; and FY 19 est $15,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Base funding level is $13,000,000 with potential for up to $15,000,000 annually for each of the five year budget periods. Based on available funding. $600,000 - $1,250,000 annually.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Regulations governing this program are published in the application kit and identified on the notices of award. PHS Grants Policy Statement No. 94-50,000 (Revised) April l, 1994. Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR Part 72.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Linda Barnes 4770Buford Hwy, NE, NCCDPHP, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Email: Phone: 404-867-9697

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria must also meet responsiveness criteria in order to advance to objective merit (Phase II) review. Eligible applications will be reviewed for responsiveness in accordance with the criteria below. Non-responsive applications will not advance Phase II review. Applicants must provide evidence of the authority to direct work on government public health systems at the state and local levels to readily implement this state based program. Applicants must demonstrate established experience and organizational capacity to meet implementation readiness requirements for this NOFO and meet other minimum requirements as provided in the NOFO.

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