The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces
the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds to implement
DP14-1416—Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas. Approximately $4.7 million per year is available to fund up
to 6 Land Grant Colleges and Universities located in states with
counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40 percent
based on estimates from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System (BRFSS) data.

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.

Receipt Date: July 23, 2014
Total Awards: $1,600,000 (award ceiling)
Eligibility: This pilot project covers populations in counties with over 40 percent
adult obesity rates. Land grant institutions in these states are
eligible to apply. To reach the maximum number of eligible counties,
no more than one land grant institution from an eligible state will receive funding. The requested award amount should align with the number of counties targeted. Final award amounts will reflect the number of counties to be served. This announcement is only for non-research domestic activities supported by CDC. If research is proposed, the application will not be considered.

See for a list of the counties with over 40 percent obese adults.

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