November 10, 2005

Hey... Anybody Wanna Count Our Kids?

The CDC is offering a 600K grant to do a head count. Might be nice to have some people from our camp involved so that they can make sure there are no shennagens.

Title: Developing Methodologies to Determine the Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Early Childhood and Young Adult Populations.

Category: Funding Announcements

Issuing Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Procurement and Grants Office

Action: Cooperative Agreement

Issue Date Month/Year: November 2005


Summary: The purpose of this program is to design or enhance methodologies for identification of early childhood and young adult populations with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) as a prototype for other developmental disabilities (DDs).
Total amount to be awarded: $600,000

Anticipated number of awards: Four under this announcement. Within the competition, four awards will be made; to the two highest ranked applications in each of the two age groups (i.e., early childhood or young adult)

Eligible Applicants

1.A. Eligible Institutions
You may submit (an) application(s) if your organization has any of the following characteristics:

* Public nonprofit organizations
* Private nonprofit organizations
* For profit organizations
* Small, minority, women-owned businesses
* Universities
* Colleges
* Research institutions
* Hospitals
* Community-based organizations
* Faith-based organizations
* Federally recognized Indian tribal governments
* Indian tribes
* Indian tribal organizations
* State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau)
* Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States)

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 you are applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, you must provide a letter from the state or local government as documentation of your status. Place this documentation behind the first page of your application form.

1.B. Eligible Individuals
Any individual with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is invited to work with their institution to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for CDC programs.

Action Dates:
Letter of Intent Receipt Date: December 5, 2005
Application Receipt Date(s): January 5, 2005
Peer Review Date: March 6, 2005
Secondary Review Date: March 27, 2005
Earliest Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2006


1. Scientific/Research Contacts:
Dr. Don Lollar
Acting, Director Office of Extramural Programs
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
1600 Clifton Road, MS E87
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404) 498-3041; Fax: (404)-498-3050

2. Peer Review Contacts:
Dr. M. Chris Langub
Office of Public Health Research (OPHR)
1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop D-72
Atlanta, GA 30333
Tel: (404) 371-5992; Fax: (404) 371-5215

3. Financial or Grants Management Contacts:
LaKasa Wyatt
Grants Management Specialist
CDC Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: (770) 488-2728

4. General Questions Contacts:
Technical Information Management Section
CDC Procurement and Grants Office
2920 Brandywine Road
Atlanta, GA 30341
Telephone: (770) 488-2700

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