Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Program
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 authorizes Community Transformation Grants (CTG) to state and local governmental agencies, tribes and territories, state or local non-profit organizations, and national networks of community-based organizations for the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based community preventive health activities in order to reduce chronic disease rates, prevent the development of secondary conditions, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence base for effective prevention programming.
The purpose of this program is to create healthier communities by:
- Building capacity to implement broad evidence and practice-based policy, environmental, programmatic and infrastructure changes in large parishes and in states, tribes and territories, including in rural and frontier areas.
- Supporting implementation of interventions in five strategic areas ("Strategic Directions") aligning with "Healthy People 2020" focus areas and achieving demonstrated progress in the following five performance measures outlined in the Affordable Care Act:
- Changes in weight;
- Changes in proper nutrition;
- Changes in physical activity;
- Changes in tobacco use prevalence; and
- Changes in emotional well-being and overall mental health, as well as other program-specific measures.