States Invited to Apply to Pilot Go NAP SACC

The Go NAP SACC team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to be working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pilot the dissemination and implementation of Go NAP SACC in five states. Applications are being accepted from interested states. There is no monetary award associated with this opportunity. Early care and education providers in the states selected to participate in this pilot project will gain access to the online Go NAP SACC online tools (which are currently only available in North Carolina). State agency staff in participating states will be provided with reports detailing self-assessment scores and progress for all ECE providers using Go NAP SACC in their states over the access period.

It is a priority for CDC that this project supports states’ implementation and evaluation of their 1305 funding activities or other CDC-funded programs through which states are engaged in obesity prevention efforts targeting the ECE setting. However, it is not a requirement of this pilot project that states use the data that will be collected and provided to them through this project for 1305 (or other CDC grant) reporting purposes.

For more than 10 years, NAP SACC has been helping early care and education (ECE) providers nurture healthy eating and physical activity habits in the children in their care. Go NAP SACC is the next generation of NAP SACC, providing an interactive online suite of tools that will be better poised to reach more ECE providers and ultimately, impact more children.

Clarifications regarding this RFA:

  1. Tribal and territorial public health and child care authorities are eligible to apply. If the lead tribal or territorial applicant is not the public health authority, the application must be accompanied by a letter of support from the tribal/territorial public health authority. In places where the RFA refers to "state-wide" please read as "jurisdiction-wide."
  2. "Other state agencies" that are eligible to submit an application may include non-governmental organizations operating state-wide or jurisdiction-wide. Again, this agency must provide a letter of support from the state/jurisdiction public health authority.


Key dates associated with this RFA:

  • April 1, 2015: RFA is released
  • April 14, 2015 from 3:00– 4:30 PM EST: Webinar for interested applicants (Answers to questions raised by interested applicants during this webinar have been posted below.)
  • May 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST: Applications are due via e-mail to
  • Between May 19, 2015 and May 28, 2015: Interviews conducted with sub-set of applicants
  • June 15, 2015: Final selections communicated

Key documents associated with this RFA: