Soon to be Issued Funding Opportunity for All of Us Research Program Community Engagement (OT2)

Notice Number: NOT-PM-17-001

Key Dates
Release Date: December 5, 2016

Estimated Publication Date of Announcement: First Quarter 2017
First Estimated Application Due Date:  First Quarter 2017
Earliest Estimated Award Date:  Spring 2017 
Earliest Estimated Start Date:  Spring 2017

Related Announcements

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)


The National Institutes of Health intends to publish a funding opportunity to solicit applications from community and health care provider organizations to develop and conduct education, awareness and enrollment activities for the All of UsSM Research Program (formerly known as the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program).

The All of Us Research Program seeks to build a diverse community of one million or more volunteers who agree to share health related information and biospecimens as part of a long term health research program. 

To build a community reflective of the US population, the All of Us Research Program aims to develop active and meaningful partnerships with patient, community, faith-based and minority organizations and groups with reach into communities historically underrepresented in biomedical research, in order to engage, educate and motivate these communities to participate in the Program.   The Program also aims to support activities that will engage and educate health care providers about the All of Us Research Program so that they can support awareness and enrollment in their communities.  To learn more about the All of Us Research Program approach to communications and its communications infrastructure, see OT-PM-16-002 (now closed).

This Notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive applications.  This Opportunity is subject to timing and availability of funds. 

Research Initiative Details

This Notice encourages organizations with reach into diverse communities and ideas about education and enrollment activities related to the All of Us Research Program to begin to consider applying for this new funding opportunity.

Two categories of awards are anticipated: one for organizations with a large/national membership or constituent base and one for organizations with local community reach.  The size and number of awards will depend upon funding.

Awardees will be expected to participate in the existing All of Us governance mechanisms, and to work with NIH staff to understand stakeholder relationships, activities, opportunities and needs.  

Example types of activities to be supported include:

  • All of Us education and enrollment events;
  • National convenings;
  • Educational webinars;
  • Year-long communication programs inclusive of media outreach, social media implementation and/or member communication;
  • Train the trainer programs (across multiple chapters and/or networks);
  • Development and offering of Continuing Medical Education, Continuing Nursing Education, or Continuing Education Units; 
  • Presentations at national conferences;
  • Creating an All of Us Research Program presence at existing events (i.e. community health fair, reading night;)
  • Developing and implementing an All of Us Research Program communications effort using existing Partner tools (i.e., staff time, technology use, printing of materials);
  • Training and supporting an All of Us Research Program community ambassador;
  • Hosting 'enrollment night' in community;
  • Enhancements to organizational website to feature All of Us Research Program;
  • Funding of dedicated staff time to support outreach activities;
  • In-language support for developing tools, media outreach, participant enrollment and/or train the trainer program

Funds are not intended to support the hiring of new staff (though funding can support current staff time) and may not be used to attempt to influence specific legislation, to lobby, to influence the outcome of any election or to register voters.  In addition, if applicants are affiliated with All of Us Research Program awardees, the applicant must describe how support from this program will enhance activities already planned by the awardee.  Existing All of Us Program awardees are not eligible for Community Engagement awards.

Eligible Organizations

  • Hispanic-serving Institutions
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
  • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS Status
  • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) IRS Status
  • County Governments
  • City or Township Governments
  • Special District Governments
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized)
  • Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized)
  • Independent School Districts
  • Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
  • Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally Recognized tribal governments)
  • Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
  • Regional Organizations

Consortia are eligible and encouraged to apply for the national awards; one organization must serve as lead applicant and fiscal sponsor, identify all participating organizations, and explain why partners were chosen.   Organizations with national reach are encouraged to partner, where appropriate, with local community groups.



Please direct all inquiries to:

All of Us Partner Engagement Team