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The Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program will support community-level efforts to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. By promoting healthy lifestyles, especially among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease, these grants will help improve health, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending.

Approximately $103 million in prevention funding has been awarded to 61 states and communities serving approximately 120 million Americans. These awards are distributed among state and local government agencies, tribes and territories, and state and local non-profit organizations within 36 states, including seven tribes and one territory. At least 20 percent of grant funds will be directed to rural and frontier areas.

National Dissemination and Support Initiative

The National Dissemination and Support Initiative of the Community Transformation Grants (CTG) program will support, disseminate, and amplify the evidence-based strategies of the CTG program in communities nationwide, including rural and frontier areas and in those areas with health disparities. Six (6) national networks of community-based organizations received nearly $4 million for this initiative.

Small Communities Program

Approximately $70 million is being awarded in grants to improve the health of small communities across the nation. These funds support communities with populations of up to 500,000 people in neighborhoods, school districts, villages, towns, cities, and counties to increase opportunities to prevent chronic diseases and promote health. Grants are awarded to governmental and non-governmental organizations across a variety of sectors, including transportation, housing, education, and public health, in an effort to save lives and control the nation's growing health care costs associated with preventable diseases. These grants are one-time funding with a two year project period.

CDC expects to make 25 to 50 competitive grant awards under the CTG Small Communities Program, with successful applicants announced in September 2012. The final number of awards will depend on the quality of applications, sizes of communities to be served, sizes of awards, and other factors. Applicants specifically must demonstrate how they can improve their communities through increasing the availability of healthy foods and beverages, improving access to safe places for physical activity, discouraging tobacco use, and encouraging smoke-free environments.






Funding Opportunity Announcement

Small Communities Program

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