Request for Proposals

The CDC Foundation issues request 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.

The following requests are currently open:

Strengthened Community Partnerships for More Holistic Approaches to Interoperability: Design Sprint

The CDC Foundation is releasing a new Request for Proposals for a contractor to conduct a human-centered Design Sprint. Using a use case provided by the CDC Foundation, the contractor will create wireframes and a dashboard for a health care/public health consultation. The contractor will also identify additional high-priority, high-value user stories for public health surveillance or other data-related activities and their design elements for an open-source data pipeline that will plug into the SMART/HL7 Bulk FHIR Access application programming interfaces (APIs). Working in close collaboration with public health and health care organizations, technical and policy experts, and other stakeholders, the contractor will facilitate consensus on the priority user stories and a shared understanding of each user story’s value proposition.

Response Due Date: July 27, 2021 by 12:00 p.m. EDT

Contact: Paula Keller, Federal Project Manager,

View the Design Sprint RFP

View the Design Sprint RFP – Supplement

OGS Budget Guidelines

Submit Proposal Online

Leveraging Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to Increase Vaccines for People with Disabilities

The CDC Foundation is releasing a Request for Proposals for a contractor to facilitate engagement with and administer sub-grants to Centers for Independent Living (CILs), with an ultimate goal of increasing COVID-19 vaccine uptake in people with disabilities. Working in close collaboration with technical, policy and public health experts, the contractor will engage and provide technical assistance to CILs in managing vaccine delivery programs and liaising with governmental bodies, including local health departments.

Response Due Date: July 22, 2021 by 12:00 p.m. EDT

Contact: Alaina Whitton, Emergency Response Officer,

View the Centers for Independent Living RFP

Second Round: Supplemental Funding to Expedite Public Health Implementation of Newborn Bloodspot Screening to Detect Spinal Muscular Atrophy Response

The CDC Foundation is providing supplemental support to selected public health programs that are committed to implementing population-wide Newborn Bloodspot Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Response Due Date: Applicants must submit a letter of intent to apply by August 1, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply by August 31, 2021. (Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.)

Contact: Jennifer Pigoga,

View Newborn Bloodspot Screening to Detect Spinal Muscular Atrophy RFP

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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