Improving the Health of People with Mobility Limitations and Intellectual Disabilities through State-based Public Health Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, invites eligible states, U.S. territories, and tribal governments that work with people with mobility limitations and/or intellectual disabilities (ID) to submit grant applications for CDC’s Improving the Health of People with Mobility Limitations and Intellectual Disabilities through State-based Public Health Programs. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (CDC-RFA-DD16-1603) is to support a new 5-year initiative to improve the health and quality of life among people with mobility limitations and/or ID through adaptation and implementation of evidence-based strategies. This FOA will provide funding to develop and strengthen internal capacity and health-related disability programs to: (1) improve knowledge and awareness about the usefulness and effectiveness of programmatic, policy, systems and environmental changes for people with select functional disability types (i.e., mobility limitations and/or ID), and (2) support applicants to plan, implement, evaluate, and disseminate non-research activities aimed at promoting inclusion and accessibility and reducing health disparities between people with and without disabilities. The application deadline is April 19th, 2016.

Informational Conference Call
Join an informational conference call to learn more about this opportunity:

 March 3, 2016, 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Conference Call Number: 1-877-988-0576
Passcode: 27284619 #
For disability accommodations, please email Arlene Vincent-Mark at

About CDC’s Disability and Health Branch
To learn more about CDC’s work on disability and health, please visit:

More Information about this Funding Opportunity Announcement
To read more about this Funding Opportunity Announcement, including eligibility requirements, and to apply, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to:
  2. Select: “SEARCH GRANTS” from the top menu
  3. Select: “Funding Opportunity Number” and type the number formatted as: CDC-RFA-DD16-1603
  4. Select: “SEARCH”
  5. Under “MATCHING RESULTS” click on the “Funding Opportunity Number”
  6. The screen “VIEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY” will appear, click on “PACKAGE” and then on “Select Package”
  7. To obtain notifications of FOA changes, enter your email address (optional) and click on “submit”
  8. To view the full FOA, click on “Download Instructions”
  9. To access the application package, click on “Download Package”

For questions on the Funding Opportunity Announcement, please contact:
Arlene Vincent-Mark, Project Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Telephone: (404) 498-6780

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