DNPAO NOFO HELPFUL INFORMATION:
For ASPHN members interested in applying for DNPAO’s expected SPAN, HOP or REACH 2023 funding opportunities.

Are you preparing for your organization’s application for CDC-DNPAO funding? This webpage has basic information to help you get ready for the anticipated funding opportunities for SPAN, HOP and REACH. The estimated Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement date is January 12, 2023.

KEY ACRONYMS TO KNOW

  • DNPAO. The CDC Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity
  • SPAN. State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
  • HOP. High Obesity Program
  • REACH. Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
  • NOFO. Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • ASPHN. Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

  • ASPHN has no prior knowledge of what will be in the SPAN, HOP or REACH Notice of Funding Opportunities.
  • ASPHN cannot answer questions about the NOFO once released.
  • Interested applicants should submit questions to DNPAO as instructed in the NOFO once released.

Are you preparing for your organization’s application for CDC-DNPAO funding? This webpage has basic information to help you get ready for the anticipated funding opportunities for SPAN, HOP and REACH. The estimated Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement date is January 12, 2023.

KEY ACRONYMS TO KNOW

  • DNPAO. The CDC Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity
  • SPAN. State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
  • HOP. High Obesity Program
  • REACH. Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
  • NOFO. Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • ASPHN. Association of State Public Health Nutritionists

PLEASE TAKE NOTE

  • ASPHN has no prior knowledge of what will be in the SPAN, HOP or REACH Notice of Funding Opportunities.
  • ASPHN cannot answer questions about the NOFO once released.
  • Interested applicants should submit questions to DNPAO as instructed in the NOFO once released.

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR THE DNPAO NOFO

The following resources will help familiarize you with CDC-DNPAO and its priorities, trainings, partner sessions, and more.

REVIEW SPAN, HOP AND REACH OPPORTUNITY FORECASTS

This NOFO will fund recipients to work with state and local partners to improve nutrition and access to safe physical activity, including breastfeeding, early care and education, and family healthy weight programs.

SPAN | HOP | REACH

REVIEW ASPHN ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING SESSIONS

Every year, representatives from CDC-DNPAO update ASPHN’s members during ASPHN’s Annual Meeting. Link to their recorded presentations below to learn more about their initiatives and priorities.

2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

BECOME FAMILIAR WITH DNPAO’S NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

DNPAO’s 2021 National Training delivered 22.5 hours of programming across 51 sessions with 141 persons speaking. The sessions were attended by 759 attendees from 44 states.

VISIT THE TRAINING WEBSITE

VIEW AGENDA ITEMS FROM DNPAO NATIONAL PARTNER MEETINGS

As one of CDC-DNPAO’s national partners, ASPHN has attended the division’s National Partner Meetings. Use the following information sheet to learn more about and find links to the meeting agendas and slides (if available) going back to June 2021.

GO TO THE HANDOUT

FREQUENTLY VISIT THE DNPAO WEBSITE

The DNPAO website is regularly updated, so it’s important that you visit it frequently for the latest content and information.

DNPAO | State & Local Strategies | Behavioral Design

FIND RELATED ITEMS ON ASPHN’S WEBSITE

Search ASPHN’s website for programs or webinars that might provide background and context to topics that might be in the NOFO. Simply click on the search icon in the upper right corner of this website to find topics of interest.

TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY ON TRACK

Use the following information to help you once the NOFO is released.

  • BEGIN PREPARATIONS NOW. Find out the process within your agency — who needs to approve or sign off on the application? How much lead time will they need to review?
  • LOOK WITHIN YOUR AGENCY for strategic plans and priorities that align well with national topics of discussion.
  • SIGN-UP ON GRANTS.GOV to receive updates once the NOFO is released, or to find out who within your agency has access to grants.gov.
  • ATTEND THE APPLICANT CALL. The call date and time and join information will be in the NOFO. Take careful notes in case the call is not recorded.
  • CAREFULLY STUDY THE EVALUATION CRITERIA USED BY APPLICATION REVIEWERS. Create a check list of all the grant requirements and have a third party review to be sure you’ve met all those requirements in what you want to submit.
  • PREPARE AND SUBMIT QUESTIONS. Don’t try and predict or guess intent.
  • CONSTANTLY MONITOR THE Q&A PROVIDED BY DNPAO. This will help inform and take the guesswork out of your application.
  • LOOK ON THE DNPAO WEBSITE for resources and be sure to bookmark those pages.
  • REVIEW THE WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL STRATEGY to find strategies that are mentioned in the NOFO.
  • CHECK THIS ASPHN WEBPAGE frequently for updated information.
  • ONCE THE NOFO IS RELEASED, ASPHN will highlight resources it has related to strategies.
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