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The High Obesity Program (HOP)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.319
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mar 21, 2023

For programmatic or technical questions:
Laura Kettel Khan

For grants management or budget questions:
Pamela Render


The High Obesity Program (HOP) provides funding to implement evidence-based strategies and leverage partner resources to address obesity and its associated factors in populations of focus related to poor diet and/or physical inactivity. Rural communities are considered a priority population.

Partners may include, but are not limited to, agriculture, transportation, education, business, healthcare, parks/recreation, community planning, and housing.

Required activities include:

  • Promote food service and nutrition guidelines and associated healthy food procurement systems in facilities, programs or organizations where food is sold, served, or distributed
  • Coordinate the uptake and expansion of existing fruit and vegetable voucher incentive and produce prescription programs
  • Implement local level policies and activities to connect pedestrian, bicycle, or transit transportation network to everyday destinations

Optional activities include:

  • Implement local level policies and activities that improve nutrition, physical activity, and breastfeeding and advance farm to early care and education (ECE) programs
  • Collaborate with partners to implement family healthy weight programs

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Average one year award: $712,500
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 16
Estimated total program funding: $57,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Food security and nutrition · Networking and collaboration · Obesity and weight control · Physical activity

Organizations (2)

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