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:

Information Technology: Laptop Provisioning for Surge Staffing

The CDC Foundation is announcing a Request for Quote (RFQ) for interested parties to submit estimates for a large laptop order (qty: 800) with an accompanying warehousing agreement to ship the procured equipment.

Response Due Date: June 20, 2021

Contact: Malcolm James, Senior Technology and Business Solutions Manager,

View the Information Technology RFQ

Global Tobacco Prevention and Control: Research Partnerships for Advancing the Evidence Base for Global Tobacco Control

The CDC Foundation is announcing a Request for Interest (RFI) from eligible academic institutions, research hubs, public health agencies and organizations interested in partnering with the CDC Foundation on quantitative research projects that utilize Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS) data to address tobacco control research gaps or priorities. Interested applicants will submit a research plan and other requested materials for review. After review, final applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Two projects will be funded and these institutions will work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation to conduct research and data analysis that will inform country-level tobacco control efforts and advance the evidence base for global tobacco control.

Response Due Date: Monday, July 5, 11:00 p.m. EDT

Contact: Carrie Whitney, Project Manager, Global Tobacco Control,

View the Global Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Partnerships RFI

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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