Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Liberia

Deadline: 4 March 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applications for a program entitled “Advancing Infectious Disease Detection and Response in Liberia”.

NOFO Purpose

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is:

  • To conduct and monitor epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory-based projects, surveillance, and research of important diseases in Liberia.
  • To incorporate the results of research activities into operational disease detection, prevention, and response or control programs in Liberia and ensure the strengthening of local workforce capacity and dissemination of findings across the region, with partners, and globally.

Research Components

  • Component A. Studies of long-term health effects of priority infectious diseases
  • Component B. Surveillance of emerging and re-emerging sub-types of priority infectious diseases
  • Component C. Studies to characterize the risk factors associated with diseases of pandemic potential

Funding Information

  • The estimated total funding (direct and indirect) for the entire project period of performance; 9/30/2019 to 9/29/2024 is estimated to be $12,500,000.
  • This is based on availability of funds. Award ceilings for years 2-5 will be set at continuation.

Target Population

The prospective applicant must identify the target populations to be included through this NOFO, consider the risk factors for disease and impact of increased diagnostics and surveillance by population type. The prospective applicant should use data generated under this NOFO to identify communities disproportionately affected by different infectious diseases, and propose activities/interventions to reduce or eliminate these disparities. The applicant should describe how the activities under this NOFO would be inclusive of all affected populations.


  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • City or township governments
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Special district governments
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • State governments
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Others
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • County governments
  • Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above),
  • Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education: Nonprofits (Other than Institutions of Higher Education) Other: Faith-based or Community-based Organizations Regional Organizations Foreign Organizations: a Foreign Organization is a public or private organization, whether non-profit or for-profit, located in a country other than the United States (U.S.) and its territories that is subject to the laws of the country in which it is located, irrespective of the citizenship of project staff or place of performance.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

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