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Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.977
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 31, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Jennifer Fuld, PhD

For grants management or budget questions:
Portia Brewer


The Strengthening STD Prevention and Control for Health Departments (Short Title: STD PCHD) program provides grants for health departments to implement and strengthen STD prevention and control programs, with a specific emphasis on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Funding will support strategies and activities to:

  • Eliminate congenital syphilis
  • Prevent antibiotic resistant gonorrhea
  • Reduce primary and secondary syphilis
  • Prevent STD-related pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility
  • Address STD-related outbreaks
  • Reduce STD-related health disparities

Priority activities include:

  • Response to STD-related outbreaks
  • Identify persons with STDs and link them and their partners to care and to treatment through targeted disease investigation and intervention
  • Promote CDC-recommended screening, diagnosis, and treatment practices among relevant providers
  • Disseminate local data and information to the healthcare community and general public
  • Monitor and develop STD-related policy
  • Develop and strengthen multi-sector partnerships to support STD prevention and control
  • Support HIV prevention goals and collaborate with health department HIV programs
  • Analyze and use data for increased program insights and program improvement

Priority populations include adolescents and young adults, men who have sex with men, and pregnant women. Projects should strive to include:

  • Rural populations
  • Non-English speaking populations
  • LGBTQ populations
  • Tribal populations
  • People with limited health literacy
  • People with disabilities
  • Other vulnerable groups

Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments or their bona fide agents
  • Local governments or their bona fide agents
  • Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in 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
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Awards will be allocated using a funding algorithm based on 2012-2016 morbidity data for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, as well as project area population size.

Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 59
Estimated total program funding: $475,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Children and youth · HIV and AIDS · Health disparities · Health literacy · Health screening · LGBT · Limited English proficient · Men · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Policy · Public health · Sexual and reproductive health · Social determinants of health · Women

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