Requests for Proposals

The CDC Foundation issues requests for proposals (RFP) to sub-grant funds received for a specific project. These RFPs will seek:

  • providers of products or services required for a specific CDC Foundation program with CDC, or
  • eligible nonprofit or governmental organizations that wish to participate in a CDC Foundation program addressing a specific health issue.
  • a consultant/independent contractor (i.e. a sole proprietor, company, nonprofit, etc.) whose services are retained for a specified activity/project during a set time frame. The consultant/independent contractor works independently and is paid according to the terms of their written agreement with the Foundation. The consultant/independent contractor is not an employee of the CDC Foundation.

Federal Grants Management Training Series:

Interested in learning more about federal grants management? This training series is a self-paced course for those interesting in applying for federal funds or those who need a refresher course. In the course, you will learn: 1) federal grant basics; 2) notice of awards, award budget and subrecipients; and 3) federal grant management. You will also receive a certificate of completion.

This training is a collaboration of CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, the Office of Grant Services, Public Health Foundation and the CDC Foundation.

You can find the training at the CDC TRAIN platform.



Travel Management Company for CDC Foundation

The CDC Foundation is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify a supplier to provide for the services of a Travel Management Company (TMC) to manage and coordinate the official travel needs for the employees of the CDC Foundation. The TMC shall provide corporate travel services for official domestic and international travel of CDC Foundation employees. The selected TMC must have systems interface capacity with SAP Concur; be able to support international travel; and provide after hours and weekend coverage with quick turn around on travel requests among other requirements.

View this RFP

Questions Due Date: February 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. ET

Response Due Date: February 17, 2023, 5:00 p.m. ET


Data for Health: Global Digital Health Assessment and Recommendations RFP

Through this Request for Proposals (RFP), the CDC Foundation is soliciting proposals from a Contracting entity/Contractor with expertise in global health, digital health, civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS), public health informatics, enterprise solutions architecture, and qualitative research. The Contracting entity/Contractor will assess and advise the CDC Foundation and U.S. CDC (the project team) on work related to digital health that is supported through their engagement in the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative (D4H).

View the Data for Health: Global Digital Health Assessment and Recommendations RFP

Response Due Date: February 10, 2023

Contact: Emma Clevenger,

Data Modernization Initiative: Shared Services Identification and Requirements Development Contractor RFP

The CDC Foundation is seeking services from a contractor with human-centered research and design expertise for explorative and generative market landscape and user research in support of ongoing public health data modernization efforts. This would be a limited engagement that aims at understanding the challenges and needs of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial public health agencies (STLTs) and appropriate models for service delivery and ongoing support to these partners. Insights from this research will be used to develop products for STLT public health (software or otherwise), as well as potential enterprise shared services. It will also be used to perform concept resonance for ideas under development.

View this RFP and Supporting Materials

Questions Due Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Response Due Date: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET


Medicolegal Death Investigation FHIR Implementation Collaborative (MDI FIC) RFA

The CDC Foundation is issuing this Request for Application (RFA) to identify MDI offices to participate in a five-month Medicolegal Death Investigation FHIR Implementation Collaborative (MDI FIC). Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a standard that was created for health care data exchange. These FHIR standards can be used to achieve bi-directional exchange of data between MDI systems and data sharing partners, such as jurisdictional electronic death registration system (EDRS), toxicology and other laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and ancillary workflows whose systems have the capability of utilizing FHIR. FHIR will not only improve data exchange but will also reduce the burden of data entry.

The CDC Foundation will award $100,000 to up to 10 MDI offices to support their participation in this five-month MDI FIC. MDI offices funded through MDI FIC will work collaboratively with other MDI offices, data sharing partners and FHIR subject matter experts to pilot the use of FHIR to improve the efficiency of data transmission between MDI offices and other data sharing partners.

Medicolegal Death Investigation FHIR Implementation Collaborative (MDI FIC) RFA

Question Period: Applicants can submit questions, by January 19, 2023, using the online submission form below.

Online Questions Submission Form
Date Questions Due: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET
Please note: No questions will be addressed after this date. Responses to questions received will be posted in an RFA supplement by January 27, 2023.

Application Materials

Download Attachment A: Application (Word Document)
Download Attachment B: Budget Template (Excel Document)
Download Attachment C: Budget Example (Excel Document)
Online Application Submission Form

Download Supplemental Q&A

Response Due Date: Monday, February 6, 2023, 11:59 p.m. ET

Contact: Please contact if you have trouble accessing or submitting.

Data Modernization Initiative: Strategic Engagement Contractor

The CDC Foundation seeks support for strategic engagement to support its Working Groups and Shared Services projects. The contractor/s will work with the project team to identify organizations and persons to provide input about these projects; plan and perform outreach to engage them; stimulate, capture, and summarize high quality input from partners through workgroups and other engagement activities as appropriate.

View this RFP and Supporting Materials

Questions Due Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Response Due Date: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET


Please note that the CDC Foundation is not a traditional grantmaking foundation. We are not an endowed foundation, and we do not accept or respond to unsolicited proposals.

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