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STD Laboratory-based Surveillance and Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP)

Grant Amount: Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $1,500,000; Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $7,500,000 over 5 years.

Laboratories play a crucial role in surveillance of sexually transmitted infections and antimicrobial resistance. Laboratory-based reporting of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and chancroid is critical for case-based surveillance. In addition, laboratories play a central role in sentinel surveillance of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and antimicrobial resistance.
The Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project (GISP) is a national sentinel surveillance system that began in 1986 to address antimicrobial resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae. GISP monitors trends in antimicrobial susceptibilities of N. gonorrhoeae strains in the United States. Data provided by GISP establish a scientific basis for the selection of gonococcal therapies: these data have directly contributed to CDC’s STD Treatment Guidelines in 1993, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will establish a network of reference laboratories to provide timely antimicrobial susceptibility testing of N. gonorrhoeae isolates either collected by GISP-affiliated clinic (sentinel) sites as part of the GISP protocol or collected for other projects that enhance surveillance of gonococcal antimicrobial susceptibility. In addition, awardees of the network may be called upon to participate in special projects to advance the microbiological understanding of or enhance laboratory-based surveillance of gonorrhea, antimicrobial resistance, and other STDs of interest.

Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Fund Category
Support Types
Cooperative Agreements
American Samoa
District of Columbia
Federated States of Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands
Eligible Organizations
City Agencies
Commercial Organizations
County Agencies
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Research Institutions
State Agencies
Award Date
Number of Awards Given
up to 5 awards
Award Amount Notes
Approximate Total Fiscal Year Funding: $1,500,000.
Approximate Total Project Period Funding: $7,500,000 over 5 years.
Letter of Intent Date
Application Due Date
Application Contact
Tech Information Mgmt Section
CDC Procurement & Grants Ofc
2920 Brandywine Road, MS E-14
Atlanta, GA 30341
Phone: (770) 488-2700
Technical Contact
Robert D Kirkcaldy
Project Officer
DHHS/CDC1600 Clifton Road, MS E-02
Atlanta, GA 30333
Phone: (404) 639-8659
Fund Duration
5 years.
Diagnostic Tests
Drug Resistance
Medical Treatments and Therapies
Program Development
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Health Planners
Health Professionals
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF-424 application package associated with this funding opportunity from If access to the Internet is not available or if the applicant encounters difficulty in accessing the forms online, contact the HHS/CDC Procurement and Grant Office Technical Information Management Section (PGO TIMS) staff at (770) 488-2700 for further instruction. CDC Telecommunications for individuals with hearing loss is available at: TTY 1.888.232.6348.
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Disclaimer: NPIN provides this information as a public service only. The views and information provided about the materials, funding opportunities, and organizations do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, or NPIN. Fund Record #4717

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