CDC Grants Governance Board Tribal Listening Session
December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CST
December 6 at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like to request input and feedback from American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Tribal-serving Organizations on priorities for a newly-established CDC Grants Governance Board. This listening session was requested during the CDC/ATSDR 26th Biannual Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting, held on September 6-7, 2023.
Background CDC has established a new Grants Governance Board (the Board) to improve how CDC administers grants and to recommend solutions that can be spread and scaled agency-wide. The Board’s primary focus is on domestic, non-research grants and cooperative agreements. The Board’s goals are to reduce the administrative burden on grants recipients and improve the consistency of CDC grants activities. The Board – which is co-led by the National Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce (PHIC) and the Office of Grants Services (OGS) – is internal to CDC and includes staff from across the agency with grants expertise.
Participants will be asked to consider the grants management lifecycle – and especially areas of recipient burden or issues related to the consistency of grants activities – as they provide input on questions including:
- What are the major areas of concern or burden?
- What are the quick wins the Board can address?
- Where are opportunities for innovation?
- What activities should be prioritized for the Board over the next year?