All USA USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA); International.
LOI Date: 02/03/15 Deadline: 03/03/15 5:00 PM ET
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Grants to USA and territories agencies, non-profits, businesses, and others for research of interventions designed to mitigate males between 15-24 years of age from fathering a child. A teleconference will be held on January 14. February 3 is the deadline for the optional letter of intent.
Specifically, the purpose of this research opportunity is to rigorously evaluate innovative interventions designed for young men aged 15-24 years old to reduce their risk of fathering a teen pregnancy and that can be feasibly implemented in target settings (e.g., clinics, schools, community settings, youth-serving organizations, correctional settings).
Up to three 5-year research projects will be funded, with at least one project evaluating an intervention targeted at young men aged 15-19 years.
Component A: Applicants for Component A will have an existing intervention that:
a) Is implementation-ready (although the intervention materials may need some minor editing before conducting a rigorous evaluation) and has been implemented in its entirety at least once (and preferably many times) in one or more settings; and
b) Has promising process data (e.g., feasibility and acceptability among the target population and setting) and/or some evidence of effectiveness (e.g., pre-posttest findings of increased intention to use condoms and/or highly or moderately effective contraception, increased knowledge of contraceptive methods, increased partner communication self-efficacy regarding contraceptive use, etc.), but has not been rigorously evaluated (i.e. randomized controlled trial or non-randomized design with external comparison group) to date.
Component B: Applicants for Component B will have a partially developed intervention to be completed prior to the evaluation. Successful applicants will have conducted formative research and/or consulted with members of the target population, initiated development of the intervention, and will have drafts of intervention materials.
Under this component, interventions will not be implementation-ready at the time of application; applicants will have up to 18 months from notice of award to finalize the intervention, including detailed intervention materials, (e.g. logic model, core elements, curricula, training manuals) prior to implementation and rigorous evaluation.
Both Component A and Component B projects will rigorously evaluate the interventions with an experimental approach, package efficacious interventions, and provide CDC and OAH with final intervention package materials to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work for public health purposes, and to authorize others to do so in accordance with applicable grant regulations.
Both Component A and Component B applicants will also obtain and conduct training and/or technical assistance (TTA) activities and services tailored to grantees’ needs to ensure high-quality implementation and rigorous evaluation of the proposed interventions.
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
City or township governments
Community-based Organizations; CBO(s)
Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Historically Black Colleges and Universities; HBCU
Independent school districts
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Special district governments
Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
U.S. Territory or Possession
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Bona Fide Agents: a Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.
Eligible Project Directors/Principal Investigators (PDs/PIs). Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research are invited to work with their institution/organization to develop an application for support. NOTE: CDC does not make awards to individuals directly. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply.
January 14, 2015, 1:00 PM EST: CDC will conduct one teleconference for prospective applicants. This session will provide information about the FOA and will answer questions pertinent to preparing applications in response to this FOA.
Although a letter of intent is not required, is not binding, and does not enter into the review of a subsequent application, the information that it contains allows CIO staff to estimate the potential review workload and plan the review.
All applicant organizations must register with Grants.gov. Please visit www.Grants.gov at least 30 days prior to submitting your application to familiarize yourself with the registration and submission processes. The “one-time” registration process will take three to five days to complete. However, it is best to start the registration process at least two weeks prior to application submission.
All Program Directors/Principal Investigators (PD/PIs) must also work with their institutional officials to register with the eRA Commons or ensure their existing eRA Commons account is affiliated with the eRA Commons account of the applicant organization. All registrations must be successfully completed and active before the application due date. Applicant organizations are strongly encouraged to start the registration process at least four (4) weeks prior to the application due date.
Additional Funding Information
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Number of Grants
Estimated Size of Grant
$600,000 - $1,000,000 for the first 12-month budget period.
Term of Contract
Five years: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2020.
The first year of the project period will run from 09/30/2015 to 09/29/2016.
Michael A. Brown, M.P.H.
Scientific Program Official Extramural Research Program Office Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Hwy, NE Mailstop F-80
Atlanta, GA 30342
Telephone: (770) 488-5118
Peer Review Contact(s)
Chris Langub, Ph.D. Scientific Review Official
Extramural Research Program Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30342
Telephone: (770) 488-3584
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Application Submission Contacts
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