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From the GMR: Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) and May 25th Teleconference

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced the availability of $100 million to support Community Transformation Grants. A conference call prior to the June 6th deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding will be held on Wednesday, May
25th.

Funding Information
Teleconference Information

Community Transformation Grants (CTGs) are authorized under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 for state and local governmental agencies, tribes and territories, and national and community-based organizations.

The CTGs will support the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming.

Funding is available to support evidence and practice-based community and clinical prevention and wellness strategies that will lead to specific, measurable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates.

Additionally, these grants were a key component of the Prevention Fund supported by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and other public health advocates for inclusion in the ACA. The CDC will be holding a conference call prior to the deadline for submitting Letters of Intent to apply for funding. The Letters of Intent are due to CDC on Monday, June 6, 2011. The call-in information for the various time zones is posted below:

* Atlantic, Eastern and Central time zones May 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

* Mountain and Pacific time zones May 25, 2011, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - This conference call can be accessed by calling 1-888-972-9343. The leader for this call is Lori Elmore and the passcode is 8899773.

Local and state government agencies, local and state non-profit organizations and federally recognized American Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages and Tribal organizations are eligible to apply.

For additional information, please visit the Community Transformation Grants website where you can find additional resources and a list of frequently asked questions about the program and the application process:
http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=19241&em_id=14921.0

Thank you to the CDC and the APHA for this information.

Holly.

Holly Ann Burt, MLIS
Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator
NN/LM-Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330
phone: 800-338-7657 (in the Region) or 312-996-2464

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