Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas

Centers for Disease Control

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=CDC-RFA-DP14-1416

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility: Land grant colleges and universities that have counties in their state with an obesity prevalence over 40%, as determined by CDC's county level data estimates in the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. In Texas, only Hidalgo County qualifies.  To reach the maximum number of eligible counties, no more than one Land Grant College and University from an eligible state will receive funding. However, to maximize the reach and impact of federal funding to as much of the population as possible, funding preferences may be given to applicants serving multiple counties.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: 1

Summary: The purpose of this pilot project is to fund Land Grant Colleges and Universities to conduct intervention strategies through existing cooperative extension and outreach services at the county level. These strategies will improve physical activity and nutrition, reduce obesity and prevent and control diabetes, heart disease, and stroke in areas where adult obesity rates are high. Residents of these communities may have less access to healthy foods and fewer opportunities to be physically active. If improvements are made and continued, these programs can have long-term positive impacts on the health of residents in these counties. The initiative can reinforce the health of the community as a critical determinant of individual health and well-being.

Dates:

June 20, 2014: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to limitedsubmissions@tamu.edu

June 25, 2014: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch, and preliminary budget.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact:  shelly.martin@tamu.edu or 979.862.2233.

July 11, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 23, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application (due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time).  

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.

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