CDC Special Interest Projects funding opportunity

Published on January 11, 2022

The Prevention Research Centers program office at the CDC has released its list of 2022 Special Interest Projects (SIPS). It is published as RFA-DP-22-003. It is anticipated that up to 14 awards will be made and will start September 30, 2022. These funding opportunities are available only to the Prevention Research Centers in the U.S. The PI role is not limited to PRC directors but can be any investigator at that institution–therefore, anyone at the University of Iowa may apply and the funds are passed through the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center for Rural Health (PRC-RH).

This RFA will provide supplemental funding to the PRCs to design, test, evaluate, disseminate, and translate effective applied public health prevention research on interventions (i.e., programs, practices, policies, or strategies) and tools developed in real-world settings to address the leading causes of illness, disabilities, and death in the United States.

Research projects announced in this NOFO align with public health priorities associated with Healthy People 2030 topic areas: Cancer and Adolescents; Cancer and Health Care Access and Quality; Children with Disabilities and Care Access and Quality; Environmental Health and Emergency Preparedness; Older Adults and Dementia; People with Disabilities and Mental Health and Mental Disorders; Women, Emergency Preparedness, and Health Care Access and Quality. 

Please let Heidi Haines (, Center Coordinator of the PRC-RH, know if you are interested in applying for any of these SIPs, or you have any questions.

Letter of Intent (This letter is non-binding. It is not required.): January 21, 2022

Proposal Due Date: March 4, 2022

Details vary across SIPS, so please read carefully.