Tobacco Prevention and Control Legal Technical Assistance

The awardee will provide legal technical assistance and consultation to OSH and NTCP grantees awardees on questions related to the identification, development, adoption, and implementation of evidence-based interventions and policies nationwide.

This project will assure that all CDC-funded grantees
awardees have access to legal technical assistance from tobacco prevention and control legal experts, as well as keep CDC informed of tobacco control-related legal issues that may affect NTCP goals and strategic planning.

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

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance can be used to pay for employee salaries, overheads, travel costs, and other expenses directly related to achievement of the strategies and activities listed in the FOA towards the purpose of fulfilling obligations related to providing legal technical assistance to CDC and its awardees.

Assistance cannot be used for lobbying, as outlined in CDC guidance and agency anti-lobbying restrictions (link).

Additionally, assistance cannot be used for paying subcontractors or for staff training.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

In addition to the above list, legal centers are eligible for this FOA.

Due to the strategies, activities and approaches required by this cooperative agreement, it is essential that the potential awardee has a) deep institutional knowledge specific to current and historical U.S.

tobacco control issues, b) is an experienced national organization with capacity to work at the national level in tobacco control legal TA, and c) does not have any present or historical links to the tobacco industry and should provide a statement to such effect.

Beneficiary Eligibility

The immediate beneficiaries of the program include the federal government, state, local , territorial and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, as well as other CDC Office on Smoking and Health Awardees such as the National Networks, which include a range of non profit organizations. The ultimate beneficiary of the program is the general public, as the program seeks to support population-wide environmental changes that help to transform the nation?s health and provide individuals with equitable opportunities to take charge of their health. Smokers are more likely to be in lower socioeconomic groups; tobacco control work is a proven strategy to reduce health inequities.


Staff resumes/ CVs including legal education and experience credentials; letters of recommendation/support. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

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.

Award Procedures

This FOA will undergo PGO review for completeness (Phase I review) and objective review by a review panel (Phase II) with points assigned to each of the requested criteria in the application. The proposer with the highest score will be awarded the Cooperative Agreement.


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


This program is authorized under Section 307 of the Public Health Service Act, Comprehensive Smoking Education Act of 1984, and Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

From 15 to 30 days. Within 30 days after Phase II review is complete.




Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The period of time for this Funding Opportunity Announcement is for five years from the date of award. The money awarded should be spent within one year of the end of the funding period. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance will be awarded on an annual basis for the five years of the cooperative agreement.

Post Assistance Requirements


No 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. Data on performance measures and on financial reporting should be maintained throughout the five year cooperative agreement.


Data on performance measures and on financial reporting should be maintained throughout the five year cooperative agreement.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)) FY 16 $235,000; FY 17 est $235,000; and FY 18 est $235,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$250,000 per year for 5 years.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Sara Edwards 4770 Buford Hwy, , Atlanta, Georgia 30341 Phone: 7704886204

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The selection criteria are based on the relevance to the program?s objectives, qualification of lead applicant and institution, and merit of the proposal.

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