|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
|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 http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/highobesitycounties/highobesityareas.html for a list of the counties with over 40 percent obese adults.
Rates of childhood obesity are finally beginning to slow, or even decline, in some communities, and this positive development lends urgency and momentum to childhood obesity research efforts.
In recognition of the start of National Childhood Obesity Awareness month on Sept. 1, the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) is calling on partners, public health and health care professionals, and others engaged with the movement to show their support for childhood obesity research.
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