Funding Opportunity: State or Tribal Liaisons to CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program

June 26, 2023


pdf File 2023 Act Early Tribal Ambassador RFA and Application Final Updated .pdf (287KB) [download]

Updated to include additional state eligible for funding: Wyoming

Thank you for applying for the Act Early Ambassador Program! 

Deadline: Applications are accepted until July 28, 2023 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) announce a funding opportunity for Act  Early Ambassadors and Tribal Act Early Ambassadors to work with CDC's “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” (LTSAE) program to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by:

  • promoting the adoption and sustained integration of family-engaged developmental monitoring using LTSAE milestone checklist resources in programs/systems that serve young children (birth-5 years) and their families (e.g. WIC, home visiting, child welfare, early care and education, etc.);
  • serving as a state or territorial representative of CDC’s national LTSAE program; and
  • supporting the work of Act Early Teams and other state/territorial/tribal or national initiatives to improve
    early identification of developmental delay and disability.

This funding opportunity will support a one-year term (with renewal for up to 2 additional years if invited) for 3 Act Early Ambassadors and 3 Tribal Act Early Ambassadors. Selected applicants will join an established cohort of 57 Ambassadors. 

Eligible Applicants 

Individuals who reside or work in WyomingWisconsin, Nevada, or Montana and individuals who are members of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal organizations are eligible to apply.