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.


STRETCH 2.0 (Strategies to Repair Equity and Transform Community Health Initiative) RFA

The CDC Foundation is requesting applications from eligible community-based organizations (CBOs) and state public health agencies partnering to work through cross-sector collaboration to address health issues that focus on systems change approaches to advancing health equity. The CDC Foundation, the Association of State and Territorial Health Official (ASTHO) and Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI) will convene a cohort of up to seven Collaboratives to complete capacity-building activities to achieve their common goals of advancing opportunities for all community members to live their healthiest lives. If selected under STRETCH 2.0, the CBO or community coalition will receive up to $128,000 in funding to support their effort and participation in STRETCH 2.0 from January 2024 through March 2025.

All applicants are required to submit the screening application by completing the online application form by 11:59 PM ET, October 6, 2023.

STRETCH 2.0 informational call:

View the STRETCH 2.0 RFA

Download the Budget Template

Download the Support Letter Template

Download the RFA Checklist

Apply Online

Response Due Date: 11:59 PM ET, October 6, 2023

Contact: Erin Salvaggio,

Supporting Community-Based Organizations to Pilot Basic Swimming and Water Safety Training for School-Aged Children in Select States RFI

The CDC Foundation is announcing a Request for Interest (RFI) from eligible community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in partnering with the CDC Foundation to expand access to basic swimming and water safety skills training among children aged 6-15 years. Eligible CBOs will operate in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma and Texas. Subgrants to award recipients under this request for interest are contingent upon receipt of grant funding.

Response Due Date: Subgrants will be issued on a rolling basis. Priority deadline is June 5, 2023. Final deadline is October 15, 2023.

Contact: Pearlanna Zapotocky,

View the Supporting Community-Based Organizations and School Boards to Pilot Basic Swimming and Water Safety Training RFI

Download Budget Template

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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