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Limited Submission Funding Opportunity for Texas A&M University
Affordable Care Act (ACA): Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration;jsessionid=pLSFNdvJdfvzJGfVyf14GGLJjZsyq95s1LJF7KQr8n1hxvyc2lTg!623925744

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Institutional Eligibility:
Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique DUNS Number) is allowed.

The institution-based research administration units can submit a proposal and administer any award that follows.

PI Eligibility:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for HHS/CDC support.

Number of Applications 1

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Research Demonstration Cooperative Agreement (U18) applications for:  Component A or Component B.

Component A
The objective of the demonstrations is to determine whether an integrated model of primary care and public health approaches in the community can improve underserved children’s risk factors for obesity.  These approaches may include policy, systems, and environmental supports that encourage nutrition and physical activity for underserved children and their families.

Grantees will develop, implement, and evaluate multi-sectoral (i.e., childcare, school, community, health care), multi-level (i.e. child, family, organization, community, policy) intervention demonstration projects for underserved children ages 2-12 years and their families utilizing the  Obesity Chronic Care Model and other similar models. The Obesity Chronic Care Model provides a framework to integrate primary care and public health approaches with an intent to guides the design of strategies, approaches, systems, and/or tools to ultimately prevent and reduce childhood obesity.

Component A Demonstration Project funded grantees will design, implement, and evaluate the demonstration interventions, with evaluation support from the Component B Evaluation Center funded grantee. Standardized measures across sites will be collected to determine  whether the demonstration research project led to changes in preventive services, policy, systems, and environment (e.g. setting, community), and individual outcomes including health, satisfaction, health care utilization and quality of life.

Component B

The results of the Demonstration projects will be used to generate a recommendation that determines whether program components, similar to the awarded demonstration projects, should be implemented nationally for the general population of children who are eligible for child health assistance under Title XXI (CHIP) of the Social Security Act.

The Component B funded grantee, the Evaluation Center, will design and conduct the overarching evaluation that will support this recommendation, in collaboration with the Component A Demonstration Project funded grantees and CDC.


February 22, 2011: CDC deadline for Letter of Intent (not required)

March 4, 2011, by 5:00 pm: Deadline for an email of intent, including the names of the PI and co-PIs, title of internal proposal and a 1-3 sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

March 7, 2011, by 5:00 pm: Deadline to submit an internal proposal, including signatures of approval from your department head and college dean, to the Office of Research Development for review by the internal selection committee. 

Send internal application to

March 14, 2011: The Internal Selection Committee will notify PIs of the result of the internal competition.

April 8, 2011, by 5:00 pm EST: Deadline for the full proposal, by 5:00 pm local time of applicant organization

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M University has established a process to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.