Chronic Disease Risk Reduction

Program Purpose
The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding and technical assistance to communities to address chronic disease risk reduction through evidence-based strategies and best practices that impact tobacco use, physical activity, nutrition and chronic disease self-management (CDSME). All applications must address tobacco, while work in physical activity, nutrition and CDSME is optional. This is a competitive grant process, meaning that grants will be awarded based upon the quality and clarity of the proposed activities and achievability of proposed outcomes. Chronic Disease Risk Reduction work plans must demonstrate how health equity will be addressed in the applicant community.

Eligible applicants are local health departments that are expected to serve as the project lead on behalf of the community. A local health department may designate a partner organization to serve as the lead agency. If a partner organization is to serve as the lead agency, the application must include a letter from the local health department stating that it has designated another agency to be the applicant. A consortium of counties may apply together under one application.

Organizations within counties designated as target sites for the “State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke” grant (DP14-1422) are eligible for PAN funding from CDRR. However, applicants must demonstrate how 1422 and CDRR work will be integrated, how duplication will be avoided and how funds will be leveraged if PAN funds are requested.

Tobacco prevention funding is contingent upon appropriations by the Kansas State legislature. Physical activity, nutrition and CDSME activity funding is contingent upon availability of funds.

Program Details
All program details and application requirements can be found within Catalyst at (

Submit Questions regarding Quarterly Affidavit Reports to Kevin Shaughnessy at

Contact Information
Carol Cramer  785-368-6308