The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites applications for the Vector-Borne Disease Regional Centers of Excellence.
Donor Name: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
U.S. Territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/18/2022
Size of the Grant: $2,000,000
Grant Duration: 5 years
The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support research to improve national capacity to address the growing problem of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) via continued support for regional Centers of Excellence (COEs) for Vector-Borne Diseases. The primary focus of each individual COE should be on the regionally most important arthropod vectors, particularly ticks and mosquitoes, and their associated human disease agents. Applications should include a strong focus on ticks and tickborne disease agents, if relevant to the applicant’s geographic region. Inclusion of work on mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease agents is also strongly encouraged.
The specific goals for COEs should be to: (1) conduct applied research on approaches to prevent vector bites or suppress regionally important arthropod vectors and their associated human disease agents in the environment; (2) increase public health workforce knowledge of medical entomology through training and engagement of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral staff, in research activities; and (3) strengthen linkages and collaborative relationships between the academic community, state, territorial, tribal or local public health organizations, and other relevant stakeholders, in the context of enhancing activities related to vector-bite prevention and suppression of vectors and their associated human pathogens.
- Award Ceiling: $2,000,000 per Budget Period
- Award Floor: $1,500,000 per Budget Period
- Total Period of Performance Length: 5 year(s)
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- City or township governments
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- County governments
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- State governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Independent school districts
- Special district governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
- The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Non-Profit Public or Non-profit Private Institutions of Higher Education:
- Nonprofits (Other than Institutions of Higher Education)
- Private non-profit institutions of higher education
- Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government
- U.S. Territory or Possession
- Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
- Regional Organizations
- Bona Fide Agents: a Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.
For more information, visit Grants.gov.