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:

Supporting Community-based Organizations to Increase Vaccination Coverage Across Different Racial and Ethnic Adult Populations Currently Experiencing Disparities

The CDC Foundation will fund up to 100 community-based organizations to support effective interventions to increase influenza and COVID-19 vaccine confidence and coverage among adults in racial and/or ethnic populations experiencing disparities in the United States.

Release Date: Monday, April 12, 2021

Response Due Date: Monday, May 3, 2021, 12:00 p.m. EDT

Contact: Nikka Sorrells,

View CBO Vaccination Coverage RFP

View Funding Restrictions

Download Budget Narrative Template

The CDC Foundation held an informational call on April 19. View the slides from the presentation and the questions and answers document, accessible to all interested applicants.

Request for Information/Sources Sought Notice (RFI/SSN): Communications Services

The CDC Foundation seeks to identify potential qualified sources, including small and diverse organizations, capable of providing communications services the CDC Foundation anticipates requiring in support of its donor-funded projects and programs as well as its broader organizational needs over the next two (2) years. The Foundation’s anticipated needs span the following key areas of service:

A. Communications research, planning and evaluation
B. Content/materials development, management and dissemination
C. Web design, development and management
D. Capacity building through training, networking and technical assistance
E. Video, audio and streaming media development and production
F. Events
G. Press
H. Advertising and marketing
I. Employee communications

Responses to this RFI/SSN will be used by the CDC Foundation to inform subsequent strategies to obtain communications services.

View the RFI/SSN, amended as of April 16, 2021. Respond to the RFI/SSN via this online form.

Response Due Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT


Integrated Marketing Communication Planning and Implementation for Million Hearts® Communication Campaign

The CDC Foundation is seeking a subcontractor to lead the implementation planning and execution of two integrated marketing communication campaigns for Million Hearts®. This RFP does not include creative strategy and content production for the campaigns, but focuses on the integrated marketing communications planning and implementation, with an emphasis on earned media, shared media and grassroots outreach channels.

Response Due Date: April 30, 2021, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Contact: Shanavian Houser,

Million Hearts Campaign Overview

View Million Hearts Integrated Marketing Communication Planning and Implementation 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 May 15, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply by June 1, 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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