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HHS Offers $10 Million in Wellness Grants

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking bidders that can help develop and expand workplace health promotion programs.

HHS is using $10 million from the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) to pay for the contracts.

HHS officials are looking for an organization that can address nutrition, tobacco use and physical activity concerns at small and large worksites throughout the United States.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will oversee the wellness effort.

The solicitation synopsis has Federal Business Opportunities website Solicitation Number: 2011-N-13420.

The solicitation is being issued as a request for proposal (RFP).

The CDC is treating the solicitation as a Total Small Business Set Aside, and the total period of performance under the contract will be 24 months from date of award.

Proposals are due Aug. 8.

- Allison Bell

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